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How does Mr Teriffic hold 14 PhD's and dozens of graduate and undergraduate degrees?

I was reading Mr Teriffic #1 (Sept 2011) and he says he claims to hold more degrees than most of the Harvard Professors combined. How does he have these degrees? I would gage that his age is around ...
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Where is Gotham City located?

Has there ever been a definitive location cited for Gotham City in the DC Universe United States? I remember hearing somewhere that it is close to New York (the DCU has a New York), but how close?
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Are the various Superman/Batman/Green Lantern/Other DC one-off movies considered canon?

I just finished watching All-Star Superman and that movie seemed to go against basically everything I knew about the Superman universe. At the end of the movie: From what I know about the DC ...
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In the New 52, did Barbara Gordon become Oracle?

In Batgirl #1, part of DC's New 52, Barbara Gordon was still shot by the Joker, just as she was in the former continuity. She lost use of her legs for 3 years, then miraculously regained use of them. ...
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Why the number 52?

DC Comics has referenced the number 52 on several occassions. 52 the comic 52 versions of earth the New 52 etc. Is there some numerology working here? Is there a code behind it?
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What is the jurisdiction of the Green Lantern Corps?

Oa is the central hub for the Green Lantern Corps as well as the house for the Central Battery and Book of Oa. It is also said to be the center of the Universe. From this wiki (which is the only ...
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Why does Earth have 4 Green Lanterns?

The following are 4 Green Lanterns active on Earth: Hal Jordan Guy Gardner John Stewart Kyle Rayner I know that some of these characters died, then came back to life. But why would they still be a ...
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When does the new Action Comics #1 take place?

I say 'new' Action Comics #1 as I'm not referring to the one published in the 1930's, but rather the one that was released on Sept 7, 2011. In this issue, we see an extremely young Clark Kent. As ...
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How/Why did Wonder Woman gain the ability to fly?

From what I remember, Wonder Woman couldn't fly, but now that I think about it, I watch Justice League the animated series and she does have the amazing ability of flight. A little research showed ...
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How does Superman fly?

If I remember correctly, Superman's powers come from the fact that Earth's sun is yellow and Krypton's sun was red. So he is supercharged by our sun's solar energy or something like that. While this ...
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How does Superman shave?

I've seen several times when Superman is sporting a beard. How does he shave his indestructable hair? I remember once in Superman the Animated Series that he used his heat vision, but that doesn't ...
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New 52 Justice League #1: Are all the super humans considered evil?

Just read the first new Justice League and from what it looked liked, everyone thought all the Super Humans were evil. Even Batman. Is this the assumption going into the new reboot?
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What is the difference between Action Comics and Superman? And Detective Comics and Batman?

I just read the New 52 preview issue and I went through all of the preview pages for the new comics. What are the differences between Superman and Action Comics? Batman and Detective Comics? ...
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How does the Anti-Life Equation work?

After reading another question, I had the unfortunate experience of trying to figure out what this Anti-Life Equation was. I came to the Wikipedia article that said that the current equation was: ...
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What happened in Justice League Unlimited final episode?

In the final episode of Justice League Unlimited (Destroyer), some mysterious guy* appears out of nowhere during the fight between Darkseid and the team of Batman, Superman, and Lex Luthor. Luthor ...
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Is Lois Lane vegetarian?

In a scene from the movie Superman Returns, Richard (Lois's fiance) says, "We're having beef, honey. Do you want the tofu wrap or the veggie wrap?" Is Lois vegetarian in the rest of the Superman ...
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Is Hal fearless at the end of Green Lantern?

During the climactic battle between Hal and Parallax, Parallax grabs Hal and starts to feed on him. Parallax, being a creature that feeds off fear, would have some sort of fear-based component to the ...
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Why did Abin Sur have a space ship if Green Lanterns can fly through space?

In the 2011 film Green Lantern, we see Abin Sur in a space ship going to Earth. But if Green Lanterns can fly through space, why would he need a ship?
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What's the relationship between Hal, Carol, and Hector in the Green Lantern film?

In the film, Hal Jordan, Carol Ferris, and Hector Hammond all recognize each other during the celebratory party. In addition, during the climax of the film Hector implies there is some long history ...
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Where to start if I want to get into certain DC comics?

I'm a Marvel boy to the core. Never really read anything outside of the Marvel Universe other than a few things here and there of DC. Now that some DC movies are getting made, I wanted to get into ...
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Is the Flashpoint universe part of the 52 Earths?

The Summer 2011 DC Comics event is called Flashpoint, and in it The Flash ends up stranded on a parallel Earth. Is this alternate Earth one of the 52 parallel Earths, as revealed back in the series ...
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Superman, faster than light? and escaping from kryptonite radiation

The Superman article on dc.wikia.com says that, according to Justice League of America (Volume 2) #30, Superman can move faster than light. Given that he can move faster than light, shouldn't he be ...
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What makes the world so oblivious to Clark Kent's secret?

Superman's alter ego is Clark Kent. Unlike many other superheroes, Superman dresses up as a human to fit in. What makes the world so oblivious to Clark Kent's secret; Superman? (In regards his poor ...