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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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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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In Constantine, what were the ring-like items Isabel threw?

In Constantine, what did Isabel drop before her suicide? It looks like a pair of rings. (at 0:38) What was the meaning of throwing them off the roof first?
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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?
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Will Superman have his powers while holding kryptonite and being near the sun?

Assuming Superman is near the Sun, which gives him his immense power, what would happen if he was holding a small rock of Kryptonite in his hand? Would the effects of Kryptonite cancel out due to ...
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Has Wonder Woman ever used the Lasso of Truth on Brainiac?

Across the DC universe, Wonder Woman has been shown to use The Lasso of Truth on her teammates and enemies as well. Even the big guns like Superman haven't been able to overcome the lasso's compulsion ...
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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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Why did the bank manager keep the grenade in his mouth?

As you can see from the original video, the bank manager could see clearly that the string of the grenade was attached to The Joker and I'm struggling to understand why he kept it in his mouth. There ...
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Has John Stewart ever worn a mask to conceal his identity?

John Stewart was the fourth Green Lantern of Earth, formerly a sniper for the U.S. Marines (Prime Earth) and an architect (New Earth). In his origins story, when Hal Jordan presents Stewart with the ...
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Batman and Batboy: Identify story?

Some time ago, I asked a question about a precursor for Robin named Batboy, see here. I've since found the following image that I think is the story I was thinking of and it turns out the character ...
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Has Superman ever been depicted to smoke and/or consume alcohol?

Superman, since his first appearance in the late 1930's has been a symbol of Truth, Justice and the American way etc. Looking back at his representation and the characteristics the writers have used ...
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What are the spinning circles that form the barrier that holds Zod and his minions called in the '78 Superman movie?

What are the spinning circles that form the barrier that holds Zod and his minions called in the '78 Superman movie? They kind of look like Hulu hoops circling in tandem.
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Is it a coincidence that both Supergirl and Captain Marvel are named Danvers?

Supergirl is named Kara Danvers (by adoption), and in the latest TV-show iteration, works with her sister Alex Danvers. Captain Marvel (upcoming movie version) is named Carol Danvers. Any ...
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Does Black Lightning use a voice modulator?

When Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, his voice seems deeper and more echoing than usual (lest some have some doubts, it’s occasionally preceded by [in altered voice] in the subtitles). I assumed ...
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Looking for an animated movie where Superman is in a coffin sent to the sun

I watched an animation where Superman is in a black coffin and gets sent into the sun. My question is, does anyone know what animation this is from? Also there was another character who looks like ...
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Why was the eclipse so harmful?

When it almost instantly begins to weaken Supergirl. Why did the eclipse begin to weaken her so fast? And why did it remove her powers when it was complete? After all, though Supergirl needs solar ...
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What does Superman do with his regular clothes after changing in the phone booth?

We all know that Superman changes in the phone booth. But where does he put his regular clothes while he's on a mission? He doesn't throw it out, because he changes back. But we don't see him carrying ...
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Locations of Batman's backup Batcaves

I recently read somewhere that Batman has about 8 backup Batcaves, one of which is right under the Arkham Asylum. In DC's Batman: No man's Land, 4 of his Batcaves are introduced namely, The Central ...
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Can Superman prime in a battle lose against the Flash? [closed]

I need backup. I keep telling my friends that the Flash is faster than Superman will ever be but I end up being the only one supporting the Flash and so, I need more proof.
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Identify this cartoon in which Batman races Flash

I just stumbled upon this awesome video on YouTube: Which TV series, movie this video clip is from?
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Has the Atom ever gone atomic?

In the DC universe, the character of the Atom (at least in his later instances) has the ability to shrink and grow, similar to Marvel's Ant-Man. In the MCU film Ant-Man, the titular character shrinks ...
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Has any Marvel or DC character been played by the same person, first in cartoon and then in live-action?

I know that voice actors tend not to do much camera acting. (The same can't be said in reverse, of course; camera actors lend their voices to movies and TV shows all the time.) But are there any ...
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Does the Batmobile have a music player?

The Batmobile is equipped with numerous gadgets that help the Dark Knight fight crime. One of the gadgets is the Bat radio. The Batmobile radio has made several appearances in the comics since its ...
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Is there any comic where Darkseid fights Doomsday?

Some friend asked me this question today, and without hesitation I said off course Darkseid beats Doomsday, but then I saw this comic panel. Is there any comic where Darkseid fights DoomsDay beside ...
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Can Green lantern power rings be used for mind reading and/or memory alteration?

If the wielder of a Green Power ring has enough will power, can he read minds and/or alter memories of an individual using his ring? If yes, are there any such instances?
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Who is this hairy man?

In Final Crisis, there's a scene when Nix Uotan is thrown into a cell, along with others who are immune to the anti-life equation. Two others are in there - one is Metron in the body of a handicapped ...
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Was Richard Donner really involved in the direction of Superman II (1980) movie?

Wikipedia pages of Superman II and Richard Donner both show that Richard Donner had directed Superman II along with Richard Lester, but he was uncredited. Well, if he was uncredited, how can anyone ...
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Did Batman ever tell Superman “the last time when you really inspired anyone was when you were dead”?

I recently saw a quote online where Batman a.k.a Bruce Wayne says the following to Superman: If you tell them to fight, they will fight. But they need to be inspired. And let's face it "Superman", ...
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What did Zod break at the beginning of Superman 2?

I'm watching Superman 2 on Syfy and I have sometimes wondered what was that red crystal rod that Zod broke? Based on the "S" on the front of it I assumed it was something of Jor-el's. Was it ...