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Out of universe, have any actions by Harvey Dent ever been determined by tossing a coin?

Are there interviews where any Batman writer (Comic, TV or Film) has admitted to tossing a coin to decide what Harvey Dent was going to do next? I'll accept rolling a die (or any other method) as ...
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How is the audience of the Arrowverse spread amongst the 4 shows?

The CW's Arrowverse, in its 2017 form, comprises 4 shows: Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. The 4 shows have different atmospheres: Arrow is the most grounded of all shows, ...
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What did Barry Allen inherit by watching the confession video?

Here's the scene: Lawyer: As you know, Harrison Wells left the property to you as part of his living trust. Barry: Yeah, which I did not ask him to do, but I've been keeping the place up. ...
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Origin of the Batmobile's flame exhaust?

It seems that, with the possible exception of some of the animated films, virtually every cinematic version of the Batmobile has a port on the back that shoots flames: ...
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Does the song “Na na na na Batman!” exist in the DC comic universe/multiverse?

In Batman Vol.7 Issue#.48, the Joker takes everyone at a church wedding hostage and kills them one-by-one. And just a few moments before Batman arrives at the scene, the Joker is seen casually singing ...
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Does Batman have a contingency plan for Alfred?

It's well established in comics and animation that Batman has contingency plans for immobilizing or neutralizing his various allies, should it become necessary. Has there ever been any mention of ...
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Did Einstein ever lead the Kents to Kal-El in the comics?

In the Elliot S. Maggin novel Superman: Last Son of Krypton, an aging Albert Einstein was contacted by a drone that preceded baby Kal-El's ship to Earth. The drone spoke in Jor-El's voice, told ...
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Batman comic where Dick Grayson is killed?

I read this Batman comic a long time back, I think around 2002. Anyways the story starts out with batman in some kinda dark room. It looks like a Torture room or something. Batman wakes up and to his ...
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“Old” comic book - Batglare leaves new Justice Leaguer speechless

I was reading issue #60 of Injustice 2, and Booster Gold made quite a point about Batman: BOOSTER GOLD: Oh God! That guy. You know what? Bats claims he has no powers, but that's @#$%. His superpower ...
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Was Penguin always intended to be a main character in the Gotham TV series?

In the television series Gotham, was the Penguin originally written as a main character, or did the actor make the character so popular the writers made the role bigger for him? (TVTropes warning)
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Is there a reality in the DC comics multiverse where the Joker never existed alongside Batman?

Recently, Walter Hamada (President of DC at WB) confirmed that the Robert Pattinson Batman (a.k.a Battinson) is from a different Earth with its own existing Justice League. He also mentioned that ...
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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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Are there any other DC characters mentioned in the Watchmen universe?

In the movie Watchmen (2009), we can see posters of Batman during the credit sequence in beginning. Also, 'Superman' was also mentioned during the flashback scene of Dr. Manhattan. So, the DC ...
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Why does Green Lantern call Supergirl “Shayera”?

In S01E01 of Justice League Unlimited, Green Lantern, John Stewart, is wounded while on a mission with three other members - Green Arrow, Captain Atom, and Supergirl (Kara Zor-El). Believing Stewart ...
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Were any elements from the Shazam! television series later integrated into the comics?

The (bad) TV series Shazam!, based on the DC Comics property of the same name, ran from 1974-1977. A few aspects of the series contain totally original material, from young Billy Batson having a ...
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Is this a hint/Easter egg in the opening titles of this Watchmen episode?

At the beginning of every episode of HBO's Watchmen, the series title is shown in different forms/contexts. In particular, in the eighth episode "A God walks into Abar", the word Watchmen is ...
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How did the Legion of the Superheroes' real-world leadership election (involving the comic's readers) work in practice?

I remember reading a Legion of the Superheroes comic many years ago. (I think it was Superboy and the Legion of the Superheroes no. 251, from 1979, at the end of which Matter-Eater Lad eats the ...
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What is the relationship between the Monitor from “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and the Monitors from “Final Crisis”?

In Crisis on Infinite Earths, there is a character called the Monitor (Mar Novu) who comes into existence when someone views the moment of creation, and fractures the universe creating multiverses. ...
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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"...
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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 was Bruce Wayne's childhood like?

On the show "Gotham", it seems that Alfred raised Bruce from the time the Waynes were killed, and that he homeschooled Bruce. I don't remember those aspects of Bruce's childhood from the comics. (...
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Are Amazons and gods part Babelfish?

First, a preface: I’m not at all familiar with any of the previous Wonder Woman continuities. I’ve never read or seen anything from that franchise at all. In the new Wonder Woman movie, an explicit, ...
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Why was Wonder Woman's costume updated but then immediately reverted to the old one?

A Wonder Woman costume fan art I posted in chat reminded me of an old question I'd asked here: In what arc or continuity does Wonder Woman's costume have leggings? In Wonder Woman #41 (which is ...
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What are the rules of time travel in Legends of Tomorrow?

Despite being part of the arrowverse, The Legends of Tomorrow seem to operate under different rules of time travel and what can or can not be changed without massively altering the timeline. Still, ...
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Did the Mad Clown that resulted in teeth marks in Batman's leather thong come again?

In When did Batman’s leather thong get teeth marks in it?, I learned that the thong gained its teeth marks from Batman doing an Iron Jaw trick, descending a wire to attack the "Mad Clown". Is this ...
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Why do Green Lantern rings recharge every 24 hours if they don't originate on earth?

Generally, Green Lantern rings require recharging every 24 hours. Why is this? The rings don't originate on earth, so it seems very coincidental that they require recharging every time the earth ...
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Which of the ridiculous vehicles in The Lego Batman Movie have appeared in other Batman canon?

There's a whole bunch of ridiculous vehicles in The Lego Batman Movie. Among them is The Bat-shuttle, Robin's Jetski, the Bat-Sub, and the Bat-Kayak. (I cannot find a full list online. Not all the ...
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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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Has the DC character The Question ever used a gun or carried a gun with him?

I'm asking about the original Vic Sage version of The Question, and not the new 52 Renee Montoya version. I do know that he has killed in the past, but has he ever used a gun for one of these kills, ...
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What is a Class-B crime and its punishment in Superman?

In Man of Steel, Jor-El goes to the Genesis chamber and steals the codex. Before he goes in, Kelex states, Jor-EL: Can you see the codex? Kelex: Its just beneath the central hub sir. But I am ...
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Super Town, USA, Superman Comic

Once upon a time I read a comic from the 1990s, I think, that had Superman waking up in a little town and having a look around. He'd been chasing Lex Luthor's thugs into another dimension. In this ...
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Why didn't Rhea use silver kryptonite on Supergirl?

In the Season 2 finale of Supergirl, Rhea reveals that she used silver kryptonite to turn Superman to her side, making him think that Supergirl was General Zod. Why didn't Rhea just use the silver ...
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According to comic book canon, how many full scale, full bodied Kryptonian humanoids made it to Earth?

According to comic book canon, how many full scale, full bodied Kryptonian humanoids made it to Earth? Krypto, being non humanoid, of course wouldn't make the list, and neither would any Kandorians (...
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What DC Comic Book issue was the first to use the phrase “To the Bat-Cave”?

I know it was used almost every week on the 1966 TV series, but I'd like to know if it was used in the comics, and if so, in what DC Comic Book issue was the phrase To the Bat-Cave! first uttered by ...
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How many times has Superman caught the falling Daily Planet statue?

When and how many times has the Daily Planet's statue (of the eponymous Daily Planet) at the top building fallen and been caught by Superman?
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What material is Batman's suit made of in Dawn of Justice?

Does anybody know what is his suit made out of? I saw the tech guide and I didn't get anything.
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What is happening with Harley Quinn in rebirth?

In her own Rebirth comic, she is free to roam, but in the Suicide Squad: rebirth comic, she is shortening her sentence from Belle Reve. What is happening?
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Is there an official reason why J'onn J'onzz, The Martian Manhunter, was not seen in the 1970s and 80s “Superfriends” cartoons?

J'onn J'onzz, aka DC's Martian Manhunter, is an impressive, powerful, tier-1 character. He has been a part of DC canon for over 65 years, with his first appearance coming in 1955. Depending on the ...
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Why were there other stable metahumans?

Near the end of the third season of Black Lightning, Lynn hypothesizes that all the stable metahumans descend from a subject zero, This would explain why the Pierces are stable, but none of the other ...
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Where is Dakota?

I've been watching Static Shock again and I was wondering the same thing I wonder every time I watch it: Where is Dakota located in the United States? The wiki says it's somewhere in the Midwestern ...
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Where did Mr. Freeze go to school?

Mr. Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries) was actually a doctor. I believe he went to medical school but I could be wrong on that. Is there any information on which school he attended or alternatively which ...
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Has any Indigo Lantern besides Indigo-1 been redeemed?

Among the various Lantern Corps, the Indigo Tribe wields the indigo light of compassion. Far from all of them being do-gooders, it was revealed some years ago that members of the Tribe were all ...
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Why is Batman acting so out-of-character with Jarro?

Justice League #10 introduced Jarro, "Starro in a jar", born of a fragment of Starro, who died in Justice League: No Justice #3 (2018). Jarro is mainly monitored by Batman, and no other Justice ...
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Is the New Gods character of Seagrin ever explored beyond his first appearance, when he's already dead?

The beginning of New Gods #4, the protagonist Orion recovers the corpse of a dead New God named Seagrin and returns him to the source. I know that Jack Kirby never wrote drew any more appearances by ...
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Why does Brainiac look like a frog in “The Dark Knight Strikes Again”?

In the second half of "The Dark Knight Strikes Again" by Frank Miller, Brainiac shows up over Metropolis to fight Superman. Instead of his normal appearance, however, his ship/body looks like a giant ...
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Is Joker’s 'bat monster' an invention of the Arkham video games?

In the Arkham series of video games, you occasionally get a view of Batman from the Joker's perspective, and you see a gargoyle-like bat monster. I'm curious as to whether this (specifically the ...
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Batgirl - Robin - Batman love triangle

It's known that Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Robin (Dick Grayson) have an on-off relationship. But in the animated movie, The Killing Joke, Batgirl sleeps with Batman. This may seem like a stupid ...
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Who were those Russians that the Joker was dancing with in The Killing Joke?

In one frame of The Killing Joke, the Joker is seen dancing with various people. The two dressed as Russians appear only in this frame, while the others appear throughout the story. Who are these ...
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Are the effects of Yahweh's decision is Mike Carey's “Lucifer” seen in any other DC/Vertigo comic?

During the events of Lucifer, Yahweh abdicates his position and gives power to Elaine Belloc, before leaving his Creation. Are there any moments in the main DC continuity where the effects of this ...
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Was Batman going to shoot Joe Chill?

In Batman Year Two, Batman takes Joe Chill to the alley where he murdered his parents. He shows him his identity and points a gun at him and claims he will kill him. At that moment the reaper shoots ...