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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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What is the Dutch Ministry of Defence thanked for in the end credits of Aquaman?

I spotted a "Dutch Ministry of Defence" line in the "thanks" section of Aquaman's end credits This surprised me, because I don't see in what way the Dutch Ministry of Defence could have participated ...
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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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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 ...
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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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When did all the people become vampires?

In the new I, Vampire, the main character is shown a city amassed with vampires. When did this occur and how did no other superheroes notice a swarm of supernatural creatures encompass an entire city ...
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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. A hero similar to Superman but in a red suit, and another guy ...
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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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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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Is Batman in “The Dark Knight Returns” acting out of character compared to the “canon Batman”?

Me and my friend recently had an argument regarding Miller's The Dark Knight Returns story. Namely, my friend (who is far more familiar with Batman comics and DC comics in general) claims that its ...
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Was every version of Batman in Ellis' “Planetary” a reference to other comic artists?

The comic book series "Planetary" by Warren Ellis plays directly on the DC multiverse being a retcon device. In the Planetary/Batman crossover, the story rotates between six versions of Batman. As ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Bane have a Mole Machine in DC canon

Lego, seems to have paired Bane up with a mole machine. In several Batman Lego games and now in a couple of sets. Is there any canonical support for Bane having such a machine, or is it something ...
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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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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 ...
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What hints at the identity of the fourth man?

In Chapter Twelve of Planetary, it is revealed that I suspect there are more than a few hints at this fact, and noticed a couple myself. What foreshadows this reveal, both visually and in the ...
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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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Was there a midnight launch for the death of Superman in 1993?

I happen to remember where I was when Superman "died." As a teenager, I was at a planning meeting for an organization I was involved in, and as it broke up, somebody noticed that it was past midnight,...
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How does Victor Stone (Cyborg) replace lost body parts/material

There not much I could do for research on this, but it is a rather simple question with possibly a complicated answer. In Justice league Victor Stone (Cyborg) shoots a missile out of his arm that is ...
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Have we ever seen an Atlantean sneeze underwater?

The thought process behind this question is very simple, and a little bit silly: I was writing an answer about how Atlanteans communicate underwater; I sneezed; I realized I did not remember ever ...
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Has anyone ever connected Batman's no guns rule with trauma?

Batman despises guns and does therefore not use them (vulcan cannons or machine gun implacements on his vehicles [especially in the movies] non-withstanding), he uses batarangs and all kinds of high-...
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Roughly how many Martians are there?

In Supergirl, there are White Martians and Green Martians. The majority of White Martians perpetrated a genocide of all but a handful of Green Martians. The only remaining Green Martians, of course, ...
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Was this mercenary superhuman?

In the season 3 premiere of Supergirl, Kara stops a mercenary (Robert DuBois) from shooting some people. Later, it's revealed that he's involved in a bigger plan, involving alien technology. However,...
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Is it revealed in Rebirth why this character interfered with the DC universe?

I don't really read much comic books, but I really want to know. In the relaunch of the DC universe, the Rebirth series, has it been revealed yet why this happened? Why did he do this?
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How does Koriand'r hide as Cory Anders?

So, Koriand'r, aka Starfire, has golden skin. She's very distinctive in appearance, inhuman. However, as Cory Anders, model, she looks fairly normal, if quite exotic, and used that name as her secret ...