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Physics of Kryptonite -- atomic number, half life, etc.?

How deeply have the comic books gone into what sort of radiation Kryptonite emits, whether it decays, and its useful properties besides injuring Superman. I saw that its atomic number is 126, so it is ...
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Why did Super Friends change the Darkseid's "Boom Tube" to a "Stargage"?

As a kid, I started reading the original New Gods comics around the same time Darkseid first appeared on the Super Friends television cartoons. One of the peculiar differences I noticed between the ...
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What is lexcorp in lego batman 2 inspired by?

In the video game lego batman 2 anything related to the company lexcorp seems to be jet black with green neon lights, such as the lexcorp juggernaut,(https://images.app.goo.gl/TvHCy1aGtK2SytqV8) the ...
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How did this person become a metahuman?

The metahuman Cisco nicknamed DeathBolt wasn't in Central City when the Accelerator went boom- so how did he mutate/gain his powers? Was this ever explained?
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Are there any other planets like Mogo that have a Lantern ring?

I’m wondering if there’s another planet that has a certain Lantern ring, like Mogo does?
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In the DCAU continuity, when did Superman go rogue?

In the Justice League Unlimited episode 6 of season 1, titled Fearful Symmetry, when they reference that Superman went rogue before, when did this take place? Was it ever on screen? I've been ...
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Who is this Green Lantern member?

While reading Final Crisis #5, I noticed that one panel shows a Green Lantern who looks remarkably like the villain Doomsday. He has orange skin instead of grey, but otherwise they look fairly ...
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In "The Dark Knight," how old was Rachel Dawes?

She appears to be a childhood friend of Bruce and Harvey.
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In what continuity does Joker want his "g** d*** electric car"?

I came across this video clip where Scarecrow and Joker have captured Batman and are going to interrogate him and Scarecrow takes his mask off: [Joker] WHAT!!? [Scarecrow] Bloody hell, it's ...
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Does Batman actually kill anyone in "The Batman"?

In The Batman (2022) we see Batman violently beating many people during the course of the movie. Though it's implied that he practises his no kill rule in this movie (when he stopped punching the ...
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Where was Alfred Pennyworth following the events of No Man's Land?

I've been reading the "New Gotham" stories that follow up after No Man's Land, and I noticed that Alfred is nowhere to be seen. He was present during the events of NML, and could be seen ...
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Batman as a child -- did he show any exceptional behavior before his parents' murder?

Obviously, their murder was responsible for Bruce Wayne becoming Batman, a very exceptional person. My question is, was the young Bruce Wayne shown to be, prior to this event, a child prodigy or was ...
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Superman or Superboy comic from before 1975: Flashback to Clark's college days and device that gave him increased brainpower

When I was a kid in the 1970s, I ran across an older relative's Superman comic collection (the guy who originally owned them was born in the 1940s, I think, so the story was probably from the 1950s or ...
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Was Commissioner Gordon ever a woman?

As it said on the title : As of 2022, was there ever a Jamie or a Jean Gordon in some variation on the main continuity ? I'm not talking about another woman being the commissioner (Renée Montoya), or ...
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Superman given a stroke -- how could this happen? [closed]

Looking at Manchester Black's Wikipedia page, I see that via telekinesis he gave Superman a stroke. I assert that, while bathed by a yellow Sun, Superman could not suffer ill effects even from ...
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Does Vengeance have any comic history?

Spoiler Alert for those not having seen the film yet. In the 2022 film The Batman, Bruce Wayne is not yet known as Batman but introduces himself as Vengeance: The ...
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What are the limits to meeting your self in the past?

In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, it was said in one of the episodes (I can't remember or find the correct episode) by Rip that making contact with your younger self can jeopardize your entire existence. ...
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What are the inhabitants of OA?

Are there only a few Guardians and 3600 green lanterns living on OA? I remember that OA is almost fully industrialized on its planet's surface with countless high-tech buildings. A planet like this ...
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Where is the temporal zone located of DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the place which seems to be the 'neutral' place of time is where the legends tend to set the Waverider in when they are not somewhere on a mission. Where is this located ...
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Does Gideon have cameras to see what goes on in DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

In Season 3 Episode 7 of Legends of Tomorrow somebody steals Jefferson Jackson's pecan pie from the fridge, and he asked Gideon who on the ship the thief was. This got me thinking and remembering that ...
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Why did Eobard Thawne will his properties to Barry Allen?

As the title says, why did Eobard Thawne (AKA Reverse Flash) will his properties to Barry Allen, despite Allen being the arch nemesis of Reverse Flash...?
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What happened to Chay-Ara at the end of season 1 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow?

At the end of season one after defeating Vandal Savage we never really heard from Chay-Ara anymore. In season two, she ended up just being gone. What happened to her or where did she go?
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Are superbeings a reality in 2022's "The Batman" universe?

Basically what it says on the tin. The (currently) new film, The Batman offers a modern take on the caped crusader, with Robert Pattinson playing a much younger, still learning hero. He has not even ...
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How is Lobo able to regenerate the way he does?

The character Lobo seems to have incredible regenerative abilities- from at least one comic and his appearance on an episode of the second season of Krypton, he was able to reconstitute himself after ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between the Frank Miller Batman and the better-known Batman with the no-killing rule?

I grew up with the belief that Batman is famous for his “no-killing rule”. However, recently I have just found out that there is a version known as Frank Miller Batman who did kill a lot of people. ...
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Healing vial used by Batman

Near the end of the movie The Batman and while fighting with some villains. It is not addressed in the movie, but what do we know from comics about it?
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Justice Leaguer with a cowboy motif

I saw this guy in the opening of an episode of Justice League: Unlimited. He was a muscular guy who wore a white cowboy hat, a red bandana over his face like a mask, a blue shirt and carried what ...
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Which parts of Cyborg are under the control of his defense system?

In the Justice League (2017) Cyborg and the other members meet Superman who doesn't recognize them. Then Cyborg says something and his arm starts to move on its own automatically, trying to fire at ...
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Was there ever a Kryptonian Green Lantern?

The Green Lantern Corps has members from species on planets throughout the universe. At any point was someone from Krypton part of their number?
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Is it canon that Superman became stronger than Zod because he spent more time exposed to our yellow sun?

Many posts on different websites mention that Superman became stronger than Zod because he spent more time exposed to our yellow sun. Is general Zod more powerful than Superman - Quora How is Superman ...
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Has there ever been a "Robin Signal" in the style of the Bat Signal?

We are familiar with the Bat Signal, a searchlight with a bat template, projecting a bat onto the clouds to summon Batman. Has Robin (or anyone!) ever been honoured with their own signal? Specifically ...
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Which characters can enter the mirror realm on their own?

In the DC universe which characters can enter the mirror world/realm of the Mirror master on their own? Other than the Mirror master which other superheroes or villains can enter his world using their ...
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Who is this character in Injustice, and how is she able to do this?

In the DC animated movie Injustice a superhero catches the Mirror Master from the mirror world. Who is this character, and how is she able to enter the mirror world i.e. which of her powers helps her ...
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Who are these villains in the Injustice movie?

In the DC animated movie when Wonder woman goes to catch Mirror Master she goes to a bar "The World's End" where so many villains were present. Who are these villains shown in the pictures ...
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If a Green Lantern thinks of a shield of Supermanium, will his construct be as strong as his will, or will it be as strong as the original metal?

According to the DC Wiki page for Supermanium: Supermanium is apparently the hardest metal in the known universe; it is practically as indestructible as the Superman himself. And according to the DC ...
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Does the speed of Green Lanterns depend on their willpower, or do they have a top speed they can fly?

According to the Green Lantern wikia, A Green Lantern can create any particular items or construct that they can imagine as long as they have the willpower necessary to will it into existence. The ...
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How did Wonder Woman get Carter's mace back?

In Dark Nights: Metal #5 Batman Who Laughs shoots Wonder Woman with an eighth metal bullet, takes the ninth metal mace, part of the ninth metal they were after, and teleports away leaving Wonder Woman ...
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Why is Amanda Waller not aggressively pursuing the metahumans in The Flash?

I'm about three seasons into The Arrow and about two seasons into The Flash. In the second season of Arrow, Amanda Waller's reaction to Slade unleashing an army of Mirakuru-enhanced soldiers was to ...
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Why doesn't Darkseid always use kryptonite on Superman? [closed]

Darkseid and Superman have fought on several occasions and Superman, I think, always turns out to be a major pain for Darkseid. Darkseid is not stupid and surely must have known about the kryptonite ...
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How did Kryptonite get to Earth so fast?

In this question it is suggested that the planet Krypton is somewhere between 27 and 2000 light years from Earth. And in this question it is suggested that it took Superman between 2 and 20,000 years ...
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When is the "Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey" mini-series set, in relation to the mainline Superman books?

In April-through-June of 1994, DC Comics published the three-part Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey mini-series, featuring the first rematch between the titular characters, since their initial conflict ...
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Looking for the Justice League (?) comic book that has the cover page mentioning the Coronavirus (?)

In one of the late 2018 episodes of The Big Bang Theory (Season 12, Episode 12), when Raj gets a call from his dad, there are some comics on his table one of which had the title "The Coronav___&...
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Batman villain- child or teenage crime boss

I saw this character in a Batman comic in either late 80's/early 90's. The character is a child or teenage crime boss who fancies himself a general/strategist; early in the comic Batman tries to "...
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When did Batman use lead in his costume as defense against x-ray vision or other powers?

Reference this question, and Batman’s Batsuit wiki for context. In seeking answer to that question, Batman’s wiki notes that Batman has used lead in his costume to foil superpowers, and mentions this ...
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Has Batman addressed the hazard of lead exposure while wearing lead in his armor?

Batman is sometimes seen to wear lead lining in his costume, for example in Superman/Batman Annual 1 or Superman/Batman #9, as well as other occasions as detailed here. In DC canon, lead poisoning ...
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Which people and how many were boarded onto the ferries?

In The Dark Knight, Joker announces that people will have to live by his rules from now on, and warns them against escaping through bridges and tunnels. Authorities try to save people from him by ...
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Superman poisons his son with kryptonite to make him "normal" after son was enhanced by mad scientists

About 55 years ago, I recall a comic book in which Superman's son is genetically enhanced by a mad scientist or something and becomes super-intelligent and a villain. The story ends with Superman ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"?

There is a scene (that I can't find) where Fox and Wayne were talking about something in the hideout, and the local translation doesn't make much sense, so I'm wondering what they said. The scene is ...
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Is Samuel R. Delany’s Wonder Woman an official part of Leiber Estate’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser continuity?

Notable Sci-Fi author Samuel Delaney was hired by DC Comics to write Wonder Woman. It is reported that his initially-conceived 6-parter would have Wonder Woman, still in her Diana Prince - Secret ...
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Did Andrea Thomas become Isis or just gain her powers?

In the CBS television show Isis (later Secrets of Isis), did Andrea Thomas become the goddess Isis when she invoked the power of the Tutmose Amulet, or did she merely gain the powers of Isis, and ...
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