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In the Justice League episode “A Knight of Shadows”, who was Mordred thinking about?

In the episode A Knight of Shadows from the Justice League (2001) animated series, the Justice League and Etrigan were trying to find Morgaine Le Fay, to prevent her from finding a powerful magical ...
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Who are these Multiverse Flashes?

The Flash #52 (2018) opens with the panel below (minor spoilers for the Flash War arc). This "council of Flashes" seems to feature the Flashes of different universes. And a different angle right ...
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Is it a good idea to watch the DC animated shows after finishing the CW Arrowverse shows? [on hold]

Is it a good idea to watch the DC animated shows after finishing the CW Arrowverse shows? I'm just really hooked on these shows and would like to watch the animated series as well for more info about ...
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Did Brainiac ever appear in Lois and Clark?

Did Brainiac ever appear in the Lois and Clark series in the '90s. I do recall Mister Mxyzptlk appeared, and so did Zod and Luthor; but did Brainiac?
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Justice League in Lois and Clark

Did any Justice League characters such as Oliver Queen, Aquaman ever appear in the Dean Cain/Teri Hatcher 90's Lois and Clark Adventures?
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70s-80s DC comic in which a demon devours a man in a Superman costume

Could you help me identify a DC comic I read in the early 1980's? I only read a few pages then but as far as I can remember this happen. Superman and another guy are facing a huge demonic creature ...
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Must Nora Allen die? [on hold]

In The Flash (TV series), we see that Nora Allen must die for the rest of the DC universe to exist. Is the same true in comics?
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Why did Dark Superman become weak while fighting Clark Kent?

In the 1983 film "Superman III", Superman - while infected by synthetic kryptonite - ends up fighting his normal "good" personality in the form of Clark Kent. The scene is highly symbolic in nature, ...
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What is standard Kryptonian food?

What did the kryptonians actually eat while they were living on krypton? I guess, they didn't eat the same things that humans eat.
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Was there ever an Asian Batman?

Given the recent popularity of questions regarding various portrayals of Superman (as Asian or African American), I noticed that I don't remember ever hearing about an Asian Batman. I know of the ...
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Is there a depiction of Superman as an Asian?

Along the lines of Is there a depiction of Superman where he is an African American? Was there ANY depiction of Superman as an Asian in the comics or even elsewhere?
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Is there a depiction of Superman where he is an African American?

Is there a comic book, animation, or any other media where Superman is depicted as being an African American? I know that there are alternate universes where he is, for example, a Soviet, but I'm ...
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Does Damian Wayne ever see his mother again after 'Son of Batman'?

Bruce takes Damian under his wing in 'Son of Batman', and becomes Robin. However, I wanted to know if Damian ever gets to see his mother again? Even in the comics, was there and evidence that Damian ...
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Why were Vandal Savage and the Flash due for a reckoning?

I was re-watching one of my favorite Young Justice episodes, "Coldhearted" (episode 20 of season 1). In it, Vandal Savage distracts Kid Flash for a while, hoping to prevent him from delivering a heart ...
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Who are the two people Batman is referring to?

In Justice League Unlimited, there's a running plot where the Justice League and a shadowy US federal department called Project Cadmus which is led by Amanda Waller start butting heads with each other....
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In DC Comics, are the Atlanteans of Greek descent?

I recall this being the case, but I can't find evidence for it when looking recently. This still being the case could be supported by: Having Greek culture and language, architecture, etc Atlantis ...
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Why is the Flash not super smart? [duplicate]

Assuming intelligence is defined by the speed a person can process/calculate information and combined with the fact that the Flash has to think really fast if he wants to control his speed, we can ...
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Why do Marvel prefer Norse Gods and DC the Greek pantheon?

I haven't read a lot of comics but Marvel seems to use only the Norse gods (Thor, Odin, Hel, Loki...) and DC seem to use the Greek gods (Zeus, Hercule, Ares...) I might be wrong in thinking that ...
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Which version of the Teen Titans exist in the DC Animated Universe?

The DC Animated Universe includes a crossover episode between Static Shock and The New Batman Adventures called "Hard as Nails" that includes this dialogue: Static: So where's Robin? Batman: With ...
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What are the differences between the hardcover versions of V for Vendetta?

DC is publishing a new hardcover version of V for Vendetta, called the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. From the description on the DC website it is difficult to know if this version is similar, adds ...
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Are the Earths in Injustice 1 and 2 ever named?

In both the comics (Years 1 through 5) and Injustice 2 and both games, there are references to at least three Earths. I can remember a few off the top of my head: Injustice 1 Game: Earth where the "...
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Comic about a man on the run who helps a lost girl and encounters a woman who can see into the future

In the early seventies DC reprinted a story as a second or third feature in one of their comics. It was possibly a National story from the forties or fifties about a man on the run from the law. He's ...
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In Batman (1989), does the Joker know who Batman is?

At the end of Batman (the 1989 movie), Batman says to the Joker 'you killed my parents'; the Joker replies that he (Jack Napier) was a kid when he killed them. Does this mean the Joker knew Batman is ...
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Does every Lantern Color have its own language like the Indigo Lanterns?

I was reading volume 2 of Green Lanterns (DC Rebirth [the series about Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz]) and noticed that, when he was in compassion mode (the spoiler is just the antagonist of the arc, ...
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Was Danny 'Brick' Brickwell from Arrow created for the T.V. series or the comics?

I purchased a DC Comics Encyclopedia recently and it doesn't have Danny Brickwell in it. Was the character created for the television series or was he first introduced in the comics and omitted from ...
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Searching for a particular image where either Batman or The Hulk are sitting on a throne

I am searching for an image where The Hulk is sitting on a throne, surrounded by items of all Avengers and other heroes. It was like a treasure room. The Hulk also had the Infinity Gauntlet on his ...
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In what order should I read the Superman: Rebirth series? [duplicate]

So, I’ve read Superman Volumes 1-3 (by Tomasi and Gleason) and Rebirth Action Comics Volume 1. Now, I have a question; how much of Rebirth Action Comics should I read before Superman Reborn? Also, ...
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Are there Kryptonians on Prime Earth and does/did New Krypton exist there?

Note: Don't spoil anything past the Superman Reborn crossover. I've been reading Superman, Action Comics, and a little bit of Batman and just thought of something. I was surprised when I looked up ...
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In the 2013 movie Man of Steel why doesn't Jor-El simply cripple or destroy General Zod's ship?

In Man of Steel, when Lois inserts the command key, it enables Jor-El's avatar and consciousness to appear and he demonstrates he is able to change the physical layout of the ship. He is seemingly ...
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Has a telepathic character in DC Comics been able to telepathically freeze people/time like Professor X in Marvel?

Since it has been established that Professor X has been shown to use his telepathic/telekinetic powers to mentally halt people in their tracks in both comics and the movies - see here for that - my ...
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Why was DC’s Anarky a minor?

The character was introduced in 1989, an extremist who is also a child prodigy (twelve years old in first comic). Despite being very young he had a lot of followers for the people he was preaching to, ...
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Is there a limit to Batman's “power” of prep time?

The common meme I have seen is that Batman, if given sufficient prep time, can defeat anyone in the DC Universe (or any universe, depending who you ask). Is this actually true in the current ...
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What is Batman's “prep time”?

In many discussions about Batman and his abilities, prep time is always mentioned and emphasized. What is this "prep time"? Has it already been called as such in-universe? What are some examples ...
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Where do Green Lanterns' civilian clothes go when they are in uniform?

Superhero costumes have a slight tendency to be tight, revealing the shapes of almost every body part they cover. Except, thank God, for Hulk's pants. This implies that superheroes have found a way ...
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Is Jack-O-Lantern part of the DC Universe, or the Marvel Universe?

I was reading the entire comic book series of Venomverse (i.e. #1-5) which is literally the introduction of an entire Venom Universe and a Venom clan known as The Resistance. In the first few pages ...
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Why did Barry in Flashpoint (s3e1) release his captive?

Barry was going to accept losing his memories about the original timeline, but he changed his decision when the Kid Flash was injured and then released Thawne. Why wasn't his mom's life more important ...
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Understanding the timeline of The Flash Season 1

I have lots of questions with The Flash Season 1. Can someone please help me understand the timeline of the first season? This is what I understood. This might be totally wrong. Eobard Thawne ...
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When did the Suicide Squad start to contain villains?

When did the Suicide Squad start to contain villains? Given the initial squad seems to have been formed of heroes. So here goes my question: Name the issue and launch date of the first villain to ...
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Does DeVoe's effigies power affect corpses?

When we see a fully powered DeVoe attack an A.R.G.U.S. center in the Flash, we see him reanimate a few downed agents. These agents make sounds like zombie, and the way they were reanimated was ...
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Has anyone been suspected as being Superman's alter-ego, other than Clark Kent?

I was reading this question about the world's obliviousness to Clark Kent's secret. It got me thinking - regardless of Clark Kent, it seems as though there would be least some cases of people ...
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In the Batman TV series, was there an “up” mode for the Bat Pole?

My memory insists I watched Batman and Robin step on a disk at the base of the pole, and some mechanism raises the disk upwards, accompanied by smoke or steam. But here it's obvious there's a cushion ...
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Why were the liquids floating in the first episode of The Flash?

In this episode the liquids in Barry's lab begin to float before he is struck, but I thought this only happened when a speedster time travels or there are tachyons present. Given the above why are ...
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What was the Comedian's motivation for fighting crime?

The Comedian is portrayed as a cynical, nihilistic, and sadistic thug, using unnecessary violence and even committing crimes himself, like his attempted rape of the original Silk Spectre and his ...
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What material is Doomsday's containment suit made of?

Doomsday made his first appearance in Superman: The Man of Steel # 18. In his first appearance itself, he was shown with his containment suit. Superman: The Man of Steel #18 cover Since then, the ...
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Why does Batfleck have a widow's peak?

In the DCEU, Batman (as played by Ben Affleck) has a widow's peak, which for those who don't know, is a type of hair: Affleck does not have a widow's peak in real life. Why does Bruce Wayne have one ...
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Superman and the range of red kryptonite

Is it documented on the range of kryptonite? In particular, how close does red kryptonite have to be before it has an affect on Superman?
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Has the Marvel Universe ever crossed over with DC Universe? [duplicate]

Has the Marvel Universe ever crossed over with DC Universe in any books, comics, cartoons or movies? I mean did any character or event, maybe idea or location slip from one universe to the other? I ...
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What was the stuff Dr. Destiny attempted to inject into batman?

In Justice League Season 2 Episode 6 Dr. Destiny attempts to inject batman with this fluid, however he fails and injects himself. In this next scene it looks like he turns to stone. What was he trying ...
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How could a photo prove that Diana wasn't a normal human?

In Batman V Superman movie, Diana received an email from Bruce Wayne: How could a photo prove anything about her? The similar looking woman in the photo could be her grandmother. Or, it could be a ...
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Why didn't Batman brand Lex Luthor with the Bat symbol?

At the end of the Batman V Superman movie, Batman threatened Lex Luthor to brand him with the Bat symbol. But, he didn't do it. Why?