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Which source DC comics does this page (featuring the Batcave Frank Springer 1968 white/red-shaded version Repost for Batcave Batman #203) come from?

What is the source of the image below? ("SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE - 1969") Other similar versions of this picture have been published over the years: Batcave Frank Springer Batman #203 (1968)...
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What was the inspiration for the creation of the League of Assassins?

What was the inspiration for Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams in creating the League of Assassins?
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Who's the original Eobard Thawne who "fixes" New Earth's Eobard Thawne's life?

In Flash Vol 3 8 we're introduced to a version of the Eobard who has his life "fixed" by another version of himself. This version of Eobard ought to come from a timeline where he became the ...
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What does "that guy" refer to?

In The Suicide Squad (2021), Bloodsport and his team visit a bar. A lady bartender brought them drinks: Bloodsport: Just one. Peacemaker: You're gonna be that guy? Bloodsport: I'm gonna be that guy. ...
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Who is this guy in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman?

I recently saw a video on Youtube which is apparently a deleted scene from the movie. Lex Luthor, before getting arrested, met a demonic figure that disappeared after the military arrives. Detailed ...
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Is the story of Teth-Adam and the Seven Deadly Sins in Shazam! (2019) consistent with Black Adam (2022)?

In Shazam! (2019), Shazam (the wizard) described how Teth-Adam (Black Adam) released the Seven Deadly Sins into the world, and how the other wizards were slain by the Sins. Shazam (wizard): But long ...
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Has Superman ever said, "Ouch!"?

I was playing with my son and when Superman got knocked off a castle I had him say, "Ouch!" Then I realized, he probably never says ouch. But, I thought maybe there's a chance that he had! Has ...
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Has Superman ever been beaten to death?

Has a physical being killed Superman by beating him to death? Is there any instance in canon where this happened?
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Has the Joker ever been inside the Batcave?

I was about to ask why there is a giant penny and a dinosaur in the Batcave, but both of those questions have been answered already. The other question I had regarding the Batcave is this: I know ...
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Can Motherboxes Open Boomtubes to Different Universes?

Someone recently made the assertion to me that Motherboxes in the DC Universe can open Boomtubes into different universes. This was the first time that I had heard this claim. I had always thought ...
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How did Zoom learn to use his powers in the Arrowverse?

Zoom in the Arrowverse was not taught by anyone how to use his superpowers. So how did he learn to use his superpowers such as superspeed, lightning blasts, etc.?
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Why did they bring Starro into the "The Suicide Squad" plot?

From the Wikipedia article on Starro, I learned that the Justice League team defeated Starro by coating it by quicklime: Eventually, they are stopped by the superheroes Aquaman, the Flash, Green ...
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Why does the Joker always laugh?

Has he destroyed all his pain receptors? It doesn't matter how much pounding he takes from the Bat, he still laughs.
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Why is fear "good" in The Dark Knight Rises?

In the first two movies of Nolan's trilogy, fear has always been detrimental to the one experiencing it. The entire first film was Bruce overcoming his fear and as a consequence becoming stronger and ...
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Meaning behind DC Raven's "Rachael Roth" name?

If you swap letters "CH" and "TH" and remove the "a" from "Rachael Roth" you get the words "Rathel Roch" which according to wikitionary "Rathel" has two meanings it's related to "raddle" which is ...
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Why did Bloodsport say, "That's the word" here?

In The Suicide Squad (2021), Bloodsport and his crew reaches the shore: Peacemaker: Don't they have blockades at the city limits? Bloodsport: That's the word. Peacemaker: How we getting in? ...
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When did Rick Flag have a rag in his mouth?

In The Suicide Squad (2021), Bloodsport says to Peacemaker: Bloodsport: I've been around Flag when he's got a rag in his mouth. Best not to tug it. When did Rick Flag have a rag in his mouth?
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Has the Batman as an inmate of Arkham fan theory ever been produced in any media?

I am aware of the Batman as a Inmate of Arkham fan theory, sometimes called the Villain fan theory or Bruce Wayne crazy theory, has been around for around 10 years. This theory states than Bruce Wayne ...
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What does "dry" mean?

In The Suicide Squad (2021), Rick Flag and his crew reached a shore by swimming: Rick Flag: Waller, we're on the beach and dry. What does "dry" mean?
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What is the Joker's real name?

Most villains who take on an alias do so to hide their real names or to show they have become the villain or whatnot. What about the Joker? I know he has a real name because he wasn't always the ...
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What does "they" in "they don't" refer to?

On their way to a beach on a car , Captain Boomerang sitting face to face with Savant: Captain Boomerang: We're in a butcher's freezer, Harls, surrounded by dead hogs hangin' on hooks. Only they don'...
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Superman/Supergirl in ancient Rome/Germany?

I recently found this image online, and I would LOVE to know what comic it is from. I am a huge ancient Rome fan, and this looks like a very intriguing scene. Especially because, at least the way I'...
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Is it possible for Supergirl to have sex or offspring?

Can Supergirl have sex and have children? Strange question but worth asking.
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Timeframe of JSA in Stargirl

The CW's Stargirl series features the JSA (Justice Society of America) in a major role. It's made clear that the team had fought crime for quite some time, though they've been sketchy on exactly how ...
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Who is this character associated with the Bat-family?

Who is the superhero in red and white with blonde hair in the following picture? When i do a reverse image search i just get articles referencing the Bat Family/Gotham Knights/Batman Inc, but nothing ...
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What's up with non-superpowered leaders of a superpowered team? [closed]

Note: I'm using examples from ATLA/TLOK and DC Comics. Harley Quinn in the Harley Quinn series is a non-superpowered leader of a superpowered team. In ATLA/TLOK, Zaheer pre-airbending was apparently ...
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Do Superboy and Krypto have the same weaknesses?

It is well known that Superman loses his powers under a red sun. However, a big plot point in "The Spy from Outer Space" -- an episode of the 1966 cartoon, The Adventures of Superboy -- is ...
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How are the Green Lantern Corps Sectors arranged?

How are the Green Lantern Corps Sectors arranged? I know 0001 is Oa, but how are they arrayed through the universe? Are they amorphous shapes like terrestrial geography or is there some uniformity in ...
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Did George Lucas rip off Jack Kirby?

The "New Gods" comic series from DC Comics first appeared in 1971, six years before the first Star Wars movie was released. The similarities are striking. Luke Skywalker is the protagonist in the ...
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Did Steve Trevor ever realise that Diana Prince is Wonder Woman?

In the Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman TV series, or in the old comics set during the World War 2, did Steve Trevor ever come to know that Diana Prince is Wonder Woman ?
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Why didn't the blood match up with Wells in Season 1 Episode 13?

In "The Nuclear Man", Barry and Cisco find blood splatter on the wall of the old Allen home and it's tested against samples they have, including specifically against Professor Wells, as ...
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How does John Constantine earn a living?

As far as I can tell, we don’t see John Constantine earn any money for his work as a “master of the dark arts”, but he somehow supports a lifestyle with a large home, an extensive collection of rare ...
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In the movie Constantine, what was the significance of the glass jars hanging from the ceiling in Beeman's room?

There were a lot of glass jars hanging from the ceiling in Beeman's room in the bowling alley. What does this mean? Obviously, Google brings up glass bottles in trees and catching spirits, etc. Is ...
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When did Batman die?

In Dark Days: The Casting, when Batman finds Green Lantern and Duke inside his subcave, he states that he died in the hands of the Joker, in which issue and what storyline was he referring to?
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Was this character the only person in Batman: TAS to discover Batman's secret identity?

In the Mask of the Phantasm film, Would this make them the first, possibly only, character in Batman: TAS to divine Batman's identity without Batman confiding in them? Edit: Upon further ...
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Where is Themyscira located?

In the Wonder Woman film Themyscira is an island apparently hidden from the world by an illusion of fog. Captain Steve Trevor and the Germans stumble into the fog and find the island. Based on the ...
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How long was Kal-El learning in the Fortress of Solitude?

I’m assuming the Christopher Reeve films from the '70s/'80s were not canon or very accurate to canon. However, in the first classic film, Superman: The Movie, we see that he spent approximately 12 ...
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How Was the Batcave Built in Secret?

The batcave, in any version of Batman, is large. Plus there's the batmobile, which required special construction, plus the batcomputer and numerous other batwidgets. How did a good sized batcave get ...
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What were the votes for Hawkgirl to remain in the Justice League?

This question concerns the Justice League and the Justice League Unlimited television series within the DC Animated Universe. In Justice League episodes 50-52 (Starcrossed), it is revealed that ...
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What was written on the arrow which Wonder Woman receives from Amazons?

In Zack Snyder's Justice League when the Amazonians warn Wonder Woman about the attack of Darkseid they light an Amazonian shrine using an arrow. There was a message engraved on the arrow. I would ...
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What happens if Superman is near a white dwarf star?

With the Superman lore, we know that light from a yellow star gives him his powers, light from blue stars makes him stronger, and light from red stars weakens him. However, what happens if he is near ...
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Was the Three Jokers storyline ever explained?

In DC Universe Rebirth #1, the payoff for Batman sitting in the Mobius Chair and asking about the true identity of the Joker was that there were three Jokers. The site I linked above has their own ...
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Is Amazo weak against magic?

In "Wake the Dead" Solomon Grundy is awakened from the dead, and is in part battled by Amazo. Amazo though has to leave as he is unable to effect the magically imbued Grundy. Is this something that ...
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Why was Bruce Wayne spared by the mugger?

One of the fundamental aspects of Batman's origins is that one night, a mugger, usually Joe Chill, shot his parents in an alley. Barring the occasional "What If?" story, Bruce is always spared by the ...
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Why did Superman hold back against The Flash in Justice League?

In the New 52 issue of Justice League, issue 2, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman and Flash all meet for the first time. Due to poor writing, they all start fighting Superman. Flash is shown to be much ...
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When was the first time Batman disappeared at the end of a conversation?

Batman has a habit of talking to someone like Commissioner Gordon, then disappearing when their back is turned. When was the very first time that Batman did this, either in the comics or some other ...
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Who or what was controlling Batman when he painted this room yellow?

I recently came across this bizarre comic book page from All-Star Batman and Robin #9: (Bizarre because of the writing, not the yellow paint) Clearly that's not Batman, but I couldn't find a source ...
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In Batman Beyond episode Rebirth Part 2, did Bruce take a copy of the disc?

In the episode Rebirth Path 2 of Batman Beyond, after inspecting the disc on Bruce's computer, are we to believe that Bruce didn't take a copy of the disc before giving it back to Terry? Seems like an ...
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Why doesn't the Doom Patrol age?

This question is referring to the 2019 Doom Patrol series on the DC Universe streaming service but supporting material from the comics is certainly welcome. All of the main characters have stopped ...
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What is the strongest metal in the DC universe?

Vibranium/Adamantium are two of the most powerful metals in the Marvel universe. Similarly, what is the strongest metal in the DC universe? Answers from the comics, animated and live-action movies/...

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