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When were Oreo cookies retconned to Chocos in the DC Universe?

Manhunter's affection for Oreo cookies (by name) was first evidenced in Justice League International #8, but when and where were they retconned to DC Brand X "Chocos?"
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Was this poem about Superman and Robin inspired by a specific comic?

I'm wondering if eight-year-old boy-genius Gerald Bostock was inspired by an actual comic with his poem Thick as a Brick (written on the 3rd of March 1972). Here is the relevant passage: Won't you ...
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Is Batman's utility belt ever missing something he needs?

This is purely idle curiosity, but: has there ever been an instance (in any format) where Batman's utility belt doesn't contain the item he needs to solve a problem? (The answer was not obvious from a ...
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What was Silk Spectre II's relationship with superheroics?

Why did Silk Spectre II put her costume back on in Watchmen #7? What did putting on a costume and being a superheroine do for her? I know Laurie hated being a superheroine but I never got why she also ...
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Does Sinestro need to recharge his ring?

Members of the Green Lantern Corps periodically need to recharge their power rings in the lantern-shaped batteries- does Sinestro or other members of the Sinestro Corps need to do the same with their ...
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What is the source of this painting of the Batcave's layout? [duplicate]

What is the source of this painting of the Batcave's layout? Batman: Secrets of the Batcave [![enter image description here][2]][2] Batman: Secrets of the Batcave [![enter image description here][2]][...
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Who are the characters present in Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths?

Who are all the characters present in the movie Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earth (Part One). I have attached the images of characters to be identified.
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What is the source of these comic book panels of the Batmobile garage?

What is the source of these comic book panels of the Batmobile garage?
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Why is a Green Lantern's weakness the color yellow?

When Batman tries to argue that he should lead the Justice League, he says that Green Lantern can't lead because: Your weakness is the color yellow. [...] If you're going to stop a mugging and the ...
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Batman Beyond: Terry's Fighting Skills

For most of the series "Batman Beyond", Terry McGinnis has relatively poor or basic fighting skills. He can overcome simple thugs but lacks the skill and discipline to take on skilled ...
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What caused King Shark to turn on his teammates with the Green Lantern ring in "Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League"?

In the video game Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, there is a scene where King Shark temporarily becomes a Green Lantern and manages to use his Green Lantern ring to create a huge shark-shaped ...
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Is Batman's suit in Batman Beyond bulletproof?

Is the high-tech bat-suit of Batman Beyond bulletproof and armored against small arms and energy-based weapons (e.g. "Laser guns")?
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What does "drops" mean?

Batman and James Gordon went to the spot where Pete Savage was killed. Gordon was looking at the photos, while Batman was checking out the rat maze: Batman: More symbols. It's another cipher. James ...
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What is a "Cassandra Engine", and how does it neutralize Wonder Woman's powers?

In the first issue of Dark Nights: Metal, the Justice League is captured by Mongul and forced to wear armor that neutralizes their powers. For example, Superman: the dust of a thousand red suns, Flash ...
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Has Batman ever been portrayed as being afraid of heights before?

In The Batman (2022), Batman is afraid of heights: Has Batman ever been portrayed as being afraid of heights before?
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Who exactly is the "one guy" here?

In The Batman (2022), Carmine's bodygaurds prevent Bruce Wayne from attacking Carmine: Carmine: Hey, watch it, fellas. You got the prince of the city there. Some event, huh? Brought out the one guy ...
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Can Superman get high? [duplicate]

Someone already asked on this site if the Man of Steel can be effected by alcohol, but does anyone know whether he could be affected by narcotics as well?
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1970s (?) JLA story with Superman frozen

I'm looking for a comic, probably published in the 1970s, where the Justice League of America was captured by a group of villains and Superman was frozen solid. Villains included Gorilla Grodd, ...
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Does Batman's don't kill rule apply to alien villains?

Batman has the known rule that he does not kill criminals. Does this rule apply to extra-terrestrial villains? Is his morality more torn on the subject and he decides each case separately? If so how ...
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Which real world computers are the workstations shown at the Daily Planet in the DCAU show Superman: The Animated Series based on?

Here are some images of the workstations used by the reporters at the Daily Planet: Which real world computers are these workstations based on?
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Why do the female imps in the DCAU look like human women and not like the male imps? Is this the case in the comics as well?

As shown in the following clip from the DCAU show Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000), the female imp looks very much like how a typical human woman in the DCAU would look, as opposed to being ...
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Batman cape as a glider and a bulletproof shield

In the most recent incarnation of Batman, namely in the film "The Flash" (2023) where he was portrayed by Michael Keaton, Batman has the most sophisticated and useful cape. The cape can turn ...
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Can those without a physical body wield a Lantern Corps ring?

I was curious if having a physical body is necessary to wield a Lantern Corps ring. We’ve seen all sorts of people wield them; planets, animals, aliens, etc. But, could a ghost perhaps wield one?
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Has Mr. Zero ever been hit with his own ice-gun?

The question jumped in my mind as I rewatched Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin (1997) where, at an early scene of the film, Batman grabs the ice-gun pointing it at Mr. Freeze but doesn't have time ...
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Why did Doctor Fate sacrifice himself to Sabbac?

In the Black Adam (2022) movie, Doctor Fate first surrounded the castle with a force field, fought Sabbac, and in the middle of the fight freed Black Adam from the prison. If Doctor Fate had the power ...
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How did Martha and Jonathan Kent have the information needed to take care of Superman?

When Superman’s human parents first encountered Superman at the crash site, he was an infant. It can be inferred from the comics that Superman is able to eat human food normally even though this would ...
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Why couldn’t Lois drive Clark back to the North Pole in Superman II?

In Superman II, many people ask how Clark got back from the North Pole with Lois by car. He knew he needed to go back to try and get his powers from Jor-El, if at all possible, after he got his ass ...
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Identify a Justice League character that can control glass

I vaguely remember sporadically watching episodes of the Justice League cartoon in the early to mid 2000s. And I think in one of the episodes I watched, I vaguely remember seeing a female character (...
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In Superman (1978), did two Supermen exist at one point in time?

In the movie Superman (1978), Superman flies around the world in one direction to make the Earth go back in time, and then he stops and then flies around the Earth in the opposite direction to restore ...
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What are the different worlds being shown in “Justice League: Warworld?”

In the animated movie Justice League: Warworld there are 3 different worlds are shown: Where do these worlds relate to in comics, or are they created solely for the purpose of the movie?
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Does Superman have finger/palm prints?

Some years ago an article appeared in Wizard Magazine, asking/showing how certain comic artists would have done Superman's costume differently. One of them said he'd give Superman gloves because ...
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Was the time travel event mentioned by Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen in "The Flash" (2023) a part of "Zack Snyder's Justice League"?

In The Flash (2023), Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen discuss Barry’s time travel during the final battle of Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021). As far as I know, this event only happened in Snyder’s ...
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First instance when Clark Kent worked as something other than a journalist

Clark Kent, in most of his appearances, works as journalist for the Daily Planet. As far as I can remember, he has always worked as a journalist in all of his incarnations except when he did different ...
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What movies should be seen prior to The Flash?

As I understand it, The Flash merges content from both the DCEU and some older movies such as the Michael Keaton Batman movies. What movies or TV shows should one watch prior to seeing The Flash?
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Has Wonder Woman used her bracelets to direct bullets?

I've recently been binging the Justice League cartoons on Netflix. Many times in those cartoons Wonder Woman has performed the classic bullet deflection using her bracelets. But the action always ...
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Are members of the Suicide Squad released with bombs still in their heads?

In the Arrowverse, the 2015 film and at least one animated movie, before sending members of the Suicide Squad on missions Waller has explosives implanted in their skull so should they turn on her they ...
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What laws do superheroes in the DC universe follow when going to other countries?

Are there any comics in the DC universe that describe any kind of laws superheroes have to follow when they are interacting with other nations that are not their own? Is there any international body ...
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How did Starfire change the color of her skin?

Related to How does Koriand'r hide as Cory Anders?, The panel I posted shows Starfire as Cory Anders, model. And it shows her with very human-looking skin, albeit still the same green eyes. Was ...
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What comic run is Bruce Wayne fighting for 28 hours in the pit?

What is the issue where Bruce Wayne fights for 28 hours in the pit?
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Acting as Batman vs acting as Bruce Wayne

Throught the "The Batman" movie, I perceived hints that the movie would have the moral that Bruce Wayne ought to do good as himself, rather than trying to fight crime as Batman. But then ...
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DC comic featuring an entire planet terraformed by blind people so it looks like Superman's head

I have a very faint (probably from the 1960s) memory of reading a DC comic and there was Superman flying past an entire alien planet that looked just like Superman's head. I got zero memory of the ...
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Who was the first common person to figure out Batman's identity?

Batman is famously secretive about his identity, but I remember Coleman Reese from The Dark Knight figured it out. So who was the first common person to figure out Batman's real identity? By "...
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Is Ra's al Ghul Arab or Egyptian?

In DC comics Ra's al Ghul is often said to be Arabic but in the DC Database page and in Batman: Birth of the Demon he is said to be Egyptian or just generally in North Africa. Where is he from and ...
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Are beings like Darkseid and Trigon beyond the laws of consequence in the DC universe?

In various different DC properties, particularly those involving Constantine, Fate, and the Spectre, we're told that the universe is a conscious being in its own right, that there was an all-powerful ...
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Has Batman ever ridden a bicycle?

The Batcycle is pretty common in canon, but it's always been a motorcycle. I can't find any references to Batman riding a completely unpowered bicycle (even in the campy Golden Age/Adam West era). Has ...
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How many coins does the Phantom Stranger have left?

The origins of the Phantom Stanger are as follows: He is Judas Iscariot who was paid 30 pieces of silver to betray Jesus, leading to Jesus' crucifixion and subsequent resurrection. As punishment, the ...
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Is Superman smart?

So I tried searching this on Google but I found the answer inconclusive. Anyways here by smart I simply mean smarter than the average human, like I have never seen Superman display a feat of his &...
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What is the context of this Superman comic panel in which Luthor is saying "Yes, sir" to address Superman?

I asked this question where a user posted an answer containing this - So what is the context of this and why is Luthor calling Supes "sir"? I did ask in the comments section for the context ...
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Is there a connection between Dennis O’Neil’s League of Assassins and the hashashin?

Are there quotes and interviews from Dennis O’Neil on the inspiration for the creation of the League of Assassins? It is said that they were inspired by a real order of assassins — which I believe, ...
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Lex Luthor invents a device to transfer his hate to Superman

Pre-Crisis, probably mid-1970s, Curt Swan art. In this story, Luthor invents a machine (looks like a crowbar with some tech-looking appendages) than can absorb hate. He uses it himself, wrecking a ...
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