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How did the Justice League survive on the Anti-matter Earth in “JLA: Earth 2” if they're made of ordinary matter?

! In the Graphic Novel JLA: Earth 2, the Justice League travelled to the Post-crisis Earth 2, which is presumably the Anti-matter universe of Qward without being annihilated, could someone please ...
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Who first said this iconic Superman line?

The famous Superman line is It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's Superman! Who was the first person to say that in a Superman story?
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Is there such a being as 'Dark Multiverse' Darkseid?

I've recently been reading DC Comic's Dark Multiverse and I have been wondering just how the Dark Universe interacts with the Fourth World. In Dark Knights Metal We know that version differs from ...
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In Smallville S04E11, how did Alicia know to use red kryptonite?

In Smallville season 4 episode 11 "Unsafe", Alicia Baker (the teleporting girl from S03E14 "Obsession") is released from Belle Reve and about to start dating Clark again. When she offers him to run ...
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Is there an early 90s DC series or tales about a race of aliens that could transform and give others powers accidentally?

After the Death of Superman in 1992, comics changed, and DC got a lot of stories out of it. Subsequent to Superman's demise, 4 new "Supermen" appeared to take his place; one was John Henry Irons (...
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What is a metahuman?

While doing a rewatch of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, I watched Season 3: Episode 3, titled “Zari.” In the episode, the Legends travel to a future where ARGUS has outlawed metahumans. After being ...
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How did this character exist in the new universe created in Crisis?

In the final part of "Crisis on Infinite Earths", in the beginning of the episode, when Barry and Kara first found out that when the guy asked for an autograph, he mentioned that Barry and Kara were ...
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What is the meaning of Cassandra's vision of Lex in “Smallvillle” S01E06?

In Smallville S01E06, when Lex finally decides to learn his future, Cassandra sees him being the President of the United States, he's wearing a white costume. Then he walks out of the building, ...
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What's so racist in Eugene's line?

In Shazam! (2019) Eugene and his family are having diner: Eugene: Automatic top spot for best ever. The man shattered the glass noodle ceiling. Mary: No. That's racist. Eugene: Not if ...
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Is the Batman who Laughs storyline in “Dark Nights Metal” part of its own story?

So, I am going through the Dark Nights: Metal story line currently and each of the nightmare Batmen has a one shot comic book related to showing who they were in their own negative universe before ...
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Did Martian Manhunter actually gain five senses, if so, which ones?

Back in January 2018, some fan asked Comic Book Resources about Martian Manhunter's nine senses, this number having been dropped in JLA: Year One #6 (1998). Wikipedia tells me that Martian ...
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On What Grounds Was Hugo Strange Able to Have Bruce Wayne Arrested in Arkham City?

This always kind of confused me, as i don't recall a reason being given for what Bruce was locked up for in Batman: Arkham City? The only thing shown is him trying to urge Gotham to have Arkham City ...
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What are the limits to J'onn Jonzz shape-shifting ability?

In various media and comics, the Martian Manhunter is shown to have the ability to change his molecular structure. This includes making it so loose he becomes intangible, to becoming so dense he's ...
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Is the Smallville universe seen in the CW “Crisis” crossover an alternate reality from the Smallville universe we know?

I understand that many people consider the Smallville world the heroes in CW Crisis crossover event to be a "true end" to the series... but there is a lot of evidence against that. Smallville ended ...
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Where does Elsewords fit in the Batwoman timeline?

Generally the Arrowverse shows take place in roughly airdate order, but that doesn't make sense for Batwoman and I'm having trouble placing it. In "Elseworlds", Batwoman has a red wig and full bat ...
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Is Crush's eye color in this panel intentional or a drawing mistake?

Due to only being half-Czarnian, Crush has eyes that look human, save for the red iris, instead of full-on red eyes with no pupil, like her father Lobo. After Lex Luthor gifts Lobo with a way to mind-...
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Who are the daughters of Superman?

In Batwoman S01E09 aka "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two", we see old Clark Kent (From Smallville) without powers talking to Lois about daughters. Who are these daughters? I only know about one ...
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Are we supposed to have some universe knowledge before watching HBO Watchmen?

I've just watched the first episode of HBO's Watchmen, with lots of confusion. A little of online search brought to my attention that the story happens in a sci-fi universe I am unfamiliar with. ...
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If he has the Wisdom of Solomon, why does Shazam make so many foolish mistakes in the 2019 film?

Humor aside, obviously. It just struck me as odd; I enjoyed this film, and it was well acted by all who starred in it. And yes, Shazam is technically an immature 14-years-old kid with a chip on his ...
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In theory, could The Flash survive hitting the ground at terminal velocity? [closed]

Being that The Flash is obviously very fast, it is also very obvious that he can run into things at a very great great speed an still live. Eg, when he pushes off Superman in Justice League and ...
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How did the Riddler get his devices to Two-Face's molls in the first place?

In Batman Forever, a newly minted Riddler seeks out Two-Face to recruit him to his sinister plan. You can see the full scene here: Something is not explained though: ...
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Whose mother's name was known first?

What was the first instance for both Superman and Batman of the reader learning the name of their human mother? I am looking for a rough idea of real life time (year) as well as issue number.
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Has a reason ever been given for the decision to use the name Martha?

Superman and Batman mother’s both have the same name, has any writer of these comics ever discussed the reason for this or is it just chance?
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Who is in The Flash's prison?

In The Flash TV series the basement of Star Labs is used as an off-the-books black site prison. No trial, no appeals, no windows, just a bare cell with transparent door. Who is in the this prison? ...
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Why is Hal Jordan considered an idiot and when did such a depiction begin?

I'm not the deepest DC comics reader, but I read a few growing up in the 70's and 80's. Also, watching most seasons of the Superfriends cartoon at the time, I got the impression that Hal Jordan (Green ...
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Did Batman ever get in trouble for computer hacking?

In Batman: The Animated Series, Batman uses his computer to break into the other systems (Police, Other Companies, etc). In any continuity/universe, did Batman get into trouble for computer hacking?
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In Arrow, how did Oliver Queen leave Prison?

In the sixth season of Arrow, Oliver Queen was in prison. Laurel Lance found a way of getting him out by way of a loophole, what was the loophole that enabled Oliver to walk free?
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How does Batman do this in “Batman: Hush”?

In the movie Batman: Hush when Batman is hurt after falling and is unconscious then some goons try to remove his cowl and get electrocuted. How is Batman able to this, does he store electricity in his ...
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Is Joker (2019) part of the DC Extended Universe?

I noticed that Joker (2019) does not appear on Wikipedia's list of films belonging to the DC Extended Universe. Is Joker part of the DC Extended Universe?
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Is it implied that the Joker and The Penguin killed their own henchmen?

In Batman: The Animated Series episodes The Man Who Killed Batman and The Mechanic, both the villains seem to kill their own henchmen off screen. From The Man Who Killed Batman: The Joker: You ...
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Justice League comic where the Arkham Asylum gate is locked with a Kryptonite chain

A while ago I read part of a comic storyline on Imgur and can't remember which issue this was. It seemed to me something out of a more recent Justice League comic but a) I'm not that familiar with DC ...
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When did Batman become considered the most intelligent being?

In DC, who/what is the most intelligent being has been discussed a lot in comics, series, etc. But I remember Lex Luthor being the top one always. However, in DCeased, this status has changed; even ...
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How did Martian Manhunter get infected?

Issue #5 of DCeased had the heroes seemingly managing the zombie anti-life infection's spreading, and preparing plans of evacuation. This was right until an infected Martian Manhunter appeared out of ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the American flag in HBO's series Watchmen?

In HBO's TV adaptation of the Watchmen, during the pilot episode, the American flag hanging Angela Abraham and her neighbour's porch is really different (image below). Click image to enlarge At ...
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How many different types/colors of Lantern Rings has Batman had access to?

There have been a few comics and TV shows showing Batman wielding a Green Lantern power ring; this makes sense, considering the green rings are powered by will, and Batman is shown to have one of the ...
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What happened to Sophie in her last encounter with Arthur?

In the movie Joker (2019), Arthur Fleck imagines a scenario in his head that he is in a relationship with the neighbour, Sophie. This is entirely delusional as we realise when Arthur enters her ...
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In Supergirl, does Alex have telekinesis?

In The CW network's Supergirl TV series, Season 4 Episode 17 is entitle "All About Eve" and originally aired 2019-03-31. In an action scene about two thirds of the way through, it appeared to me that ...
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Why are DC's Merfolk, like Lori Lemaris, different from other Atlanteans, like Aqua Man?

The undersea kingdom of Atlantis is an established fact in DC canon; it's where Arthur Curry [Aquaman] hails from, and that origin is the reason for his powers. However, traditional "merpeople", with ...
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Comic story where Superman builds a telescope to see Krypton's destruction

Looking for the story-arc where Superman (with the help of some scientists I presume) builds some sort of super-high resolution telescope. He then uses this telescope to see his home planet Krypton's ...
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Issue of Superman Adventures where Livewire was convoyed in a yellow truck?

I remember an issue of Superman Adventures where Livewire were convoyed inside of a yellow truck, probably there was also parademons in that issue. Could you help to find what exact (number) issue ...
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Did any DC hero (in particular Batman) ever learn any alien martial arts?

In one Teen Titans episode, Starfire's sister, Blackfire, is comically shown throwing Robin while teaching him some techniques from a strange alien fighting system. The only alien martial art very ...
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What shows/episodes are related to the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover?

It was announced at the end of the 2018 crossover that this year's annual crossover of the Arrowverse would be Crisis on Infinite Earths This crossover will go beyond the usual habit of ...
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Has Superman ever willingly revealed his identity to Lex Luthor?

Lex Luthor, the arch-nemesis of the Man of Steel has tried to find out the secret identity of Superman several times and was successful quite a few times. For instance, in Superman #2, Lex built a ...
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The Flash (Vol. 2) where Wally West casually fetches the Cosmic Treadmill from the past under his own power?

There's a 2-3 panel sequence during the Wally West era of The Flash (volume 2), when the Flash Family are planning to save the world or something. At the time, Wally is the only Flash who can time ...
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How tall is Doomsday in Batman v. Superman?

How tall is Doomsday in Batman v. Superman (2016)? Sources would be appreciated. If estimating please show your work.
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How much time does the Flash need to reach lightspeed?

Following the question asked here: Can the Flash run faster than light?, well of course they can (all except Jay Garrick as I've mentioned here). But how long does it actually take for the Flash to ...
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Why does the Joker do this to Bob?

Near the end of Batman (1989), This occurs right after Batman has done away with Joker's poison-filled balloons. Why? It seems like Bob was fairly capable. I guess it's probably because Joker was ...
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How did Superman learn to control his super hearing and super sight? [closed]

In the comics, how did Superman learn to control his super hearing and super sight? Did they work perfectly when they first started, or did he have to learn how to handle them, perhaps being ...
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Why can Superman break the kryptonite handcuffs in Injustice?

Kryptonite makes Superman weak, so why was he able to easily break the cuffs with kryptonite on them?
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Even with his powers, doesn't Superman train and work out?

Part of the reason Superman doesn't always get the respect he deserves is because people find he is both "over powered", and thus things are never a challenge for him, and that he has things "too easy"...