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Is Batman: Arkham City set before or after the birth of Damian Wayne?

In the video-game Batman: Arkham City, Talia al Ghul and Bruce Wayne's conversations make no mention of their son. Is the game set before, after or on an entirely separate timeline to Damian's birth?
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Who is Lucinda Walters' mother?

In the Batman Beyond Unlimited issue #3 ("Superman Beyond, Part I") it is revealed I'm wondering if the name Walters is someone who already exists in the DC Universe as the possible mother. Is this ...
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Shouldn't Terry's younger brother have the same genetic traits as him?

In the final Justice League Unlimited episode Epilogue Waller reveals this about Terry Shouldn't Matt McGinnis (the younger brother) also be like this?
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Why the 5 year jump?

In the second season premiere of Young Justice, the story jumped 5 years into the future. This jump seems to undermine a significant portion of the show's premise of showing young heroes trying to ...
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When did Catwoman start wearing a catsuit in the comics?

I'm currently reading Batman and Detective Comics published in 1982. Catwoman has shown up and I was surprised to see that she was wearing her original (and highly impractical) costume from her 1940s ...
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Is there any **official** confirmation that Superman was meant to “be Jewish”?

I know that there is a common meme/logic that Superman possesses some/many "Jew-like" characteristics, in part because his creators were Jewish. But that could be either intentional or unintentional. ...
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What did Batman whisper?

In the Justice League cartoon episode The Enemy Below, Deadshot tries to kill Aquaman, and the League stops him. Batman whispers something in Deadshot's ear to make him tell who is paying him. ...
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What would the Flash's tracks look like in damp sand?

As one of the "speedster" superheroes, the Flash moves really fast. What does he do when he runs fast? For the sake of this question, "What would the Flash's tracks look like in damp sand?", let's say ...
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Does the physical copy of Batman #5 have rotated pages?

I have been reading Batman #5 (from the New 52) in Comixology, and when Batman is in the labyrinth some pages are rotated to be at 90 degrees or 180 degrees from the normal vertical axis. Is this an ...
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What happened to the rocket that brought Superman to Earth?

What happened to the spacecraft that brought Superman to Earth after the Kents rescued him? Would it have been indestructable? Where did it end up?
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Is there a difference between Marvel and DC Comics' philosophy?

Marvel and DC Comics are obviously the two major comic publishers. Are there any differences in their philosophies on comics published? Marvel seems to have much more fantastic superheroes than DC, ...
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Batman New 52 titles continuity

I am a Marvel fan, but since I learned about the new 52 reboot of DC I thought of starting a DC title. I like Batman the most, but I saw there are 4 titles about him (Batman, Batman the Dark Knight, ...
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If Batman has such strong will power, why hasn't he been recruited by the Lantern corps?

Batman has crazy strong willpower, as evidence in Only a dream where he remains awake across two (?) nights keeping Dee (a psychic dream manipulator) from forcing him to sleep and out of his head ...
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Who are the two smartest people in the world? (DC Comics)

The Wikipedia entry for Mister Terrific says this: He is also known as the third smartest person in the world, and this notion now appears to be widespread within the DC Universe. Note: The entry ...
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Why “green” for the Green Lanterns?

Why did the original creator (Martin Nodell) of the Green Lantern choose the color green? I'm looking for the out-of-universe explanation, which internet search is not giving me. Was the choice ...
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What is included for canon for the new Batman Beyond Unlimited comics?

For possible canon sources we have: The original TV series The original comic series The Return of the Joker (DVD) In the original TV series Batman (Terry) travels to the Fortress of Solitude in ...
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Is Red Robin a Meta-Human?

In Teen Titans #7 we see Red Robin saying this: We're fighting for all of them, all of us. He is including himself in a group of meta-humans which the Teen Titans are trying to protect.
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Who are the “investors” in Detective Comics #6 & #7?

In Detective Comics #6 & #7 a group of five (I think) villains (I assume) are shown as keeping their valuables in the Penguin's vaults. Two of them are referred to in the comic that I can see: ...
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How many on-going Batman comics are there, and how are they interlinked?

I'm dipping my toes into the world of on-going Marvel and DC Comics for the first time and was wondering how many on-going Batman comics are there? I gather there's Detective Comics and Batman and ...
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Why Does DC Use Fictional City Names?

It seems to be one of the major differences between DC and Marvel. Where the Marvel comics are set in New York, LA ... etc., DC uses fictional cities like Metropolis, Gotham and Star City. Was this a ...
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When did Apollo and Midnighter get married?

Wikipedia only stated it was a the end of Millar's run of the comics, but when did it happen? And also, where can I start reading about The Authority comics if I want to read about their entire ...
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Why is willpower part of the Emotional Spectrum?

Willpower as defined by wiktionary is The unwavering strength of will to carry out one’s wishes This isn't really an emotion that a person feels. It's more of a mindset that someone has. As such, ...
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What kinds of Kryptonite are still in circulation?

In researching this question I came upon a problem. Multiple places said that only Green existed post-crisis (*current version of the DC universe?), but others stated other types. I could not pin down ...
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How many forms of kryptonite are there?

I was watching an episode of Smallville the other day and they had a different form of kryptonite which instead of hurting Superman removed his inhibitions. It was red, different from the original ...
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How is Booster Gold part of the Justice League?

Booster Gold is an admitted thief, was expelled from Gotham City University, and all he's after is fame and glory because he was kind of a loser in the 25th century. Why would the other Leaguemates ...
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Why did the Indigo Tribe kill a Green Lantern?

Blackest Night - Tales of the Corps #01 (2009) shows the Indigo Tribe stumbling upon (or maybe it was on purpose) a fight between a Green and a Yellow Lantern. The Green Lantern is almost defeated ...
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Are the inmates in the “Phantom Zone” able to touch one another?

While imprisoned in the Phantom Zone, can the inmates touch one another? To clarify, I know they can see each other and communicate, but are they disembodied phantoms to each other, or do they have ...
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In the DC Comics Universe, What Happens to Earthlings Under a Red Sun?

I know in the earliest versions of Superman, his powers weren't from the yellow sun, but that was changed and, in general (at least as I understand it), Superman's powers are because he was native to ...
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Was Superman Romantically Involved With Any Females Without the Initials “L.L.”?

A question that was asked recently and that I really enjoyed is: How many female romantic interests with initials "L.L." were there in Superman's life? I wanted to expand on this and ...
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What information do I need to know before starting DC's Flashpoint arc?

I'm almost through reading Blackest Night and will read Brightest Day right after. I'm not really interested in reading the next event Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne and want to skip right to ...
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According to DC Comics, could a Kryptonian and an Earthling have offspring together?

Does DC Comics ever say if it's possible for a Kryptonian and an Earthling to have offspring together? Larry Niven paints a sad and very candid story in "Man of steel, woman of kleenex", but what, if ...
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How many female romantic interests with initials “L.L.” were there in Superman's life?

We all know that Superman's "main" romantic interests had alliterative names with "L.L." initials - Lois Lane, Lana Lang. I know that there were others following the same pattern. We also know that ...
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Was Superman's landing in Smallville intentional according to canon?

The generic origin story is that the spaceship with the infant Kal-El fell to Earth near Smallville. Was Superman's landing in Smallville intentional according to canon (say, in pre-"Smallville"-TV-...
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Why does Superman wear his underwear outside his pants?

As the title says. Just curious, this has been an ongoing joke along with Donald Duck and Pooh not wearing pants but when they bathe they put towels on their waists.
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Origin of Catwoman

What happened to the women (Selina Kyle) that becomes Catwoman? Why does she become Catwoman, what turns her into this character. Does she really love Batman, or is her behavior just a means to an ...
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Is there an omnibus for the entire Blackest Night and Brightest Day story arcs?

I really wanted to read all the comics that dealt with this story arc (and I hear ALL of them did) and I was wondering if there was an omnibus available for me to buy, or if there isnt, which ...
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In what movie and for what reason did Superman's throat “inflate”?

What I remember is that in a movie (probably one with Reeve) Superman has trouble in a certain scene and, as far as I can remember, his throat inflates becoming big and a bit colored. I might be ...
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Does Superman clean his uniform?

Does Superman need to clean his uniform? If he does, how does he do it? It's made of unearthly materials, so I guess cleaning compounds are out of the question.
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How can Superman Glide in Space

What specific power does Superman as a Kryptonian have in order to be able to survive flying through space? Do Kryptonians not need oxygen? Or if he can hold his breath for that long, shouldn't the ...
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Is there any evidence that Bane is Hispanic?

From what I remember of Bane, he is pretty clearly Hispanic. I'm not sure to what extent this is implied or explicitly stated. Offhand, I know that: He grew up in a Spanish speaking country, Santa ...
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What is Superman's “normal” lifespan under the effects of a yellow sun?

Assuming Superman doesn't die in battle, and lives out his life under the effects of our yellow sun, what is his expected lifespan? Has DC Comics ever provided or suggested an answer?
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If Superman died on Earth, would his body decompose?

If Superman died on Earth, would his body decompose?
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How long has Batman been carrying kryptonite?

In the JLA cartoon, it is revealed that Batman carries around a lump of Kryptonite, for 'insurance' Amazo: [upon scanning Batman] You don't have any powers. Batman: I have this. [Pulls out ...
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Why didn't Superman sense the kryptonite in Justice League: Doom?

In Justice League: Doom, there is a scene where kryptonite is in very close proximity to Superman, seemingly without any led casing. Why was Superman unable to detect this?
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How Far Is Krypton From Earth? Do We Know Where It Is?

I know this would likely vary in different incarnations of Superman, but is it ever specified how far Krypton is from Earth? And is it ever placed on a star chart so we have an idea about where it is?...
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Why did Sinestro think that forging a yellow ring was a good idea?

In the Green Lantern film, Sinestro asks that the Guardians forge a yellow ring: Sinestro: With my own eyes, I saw this creature produce fear in our finest warriors and then feed on that fear! There'...
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Were the Green Lantern rings in DC comics somehow influenced by Sauron's ring?

Reading all the recent questions on The One Ring, I realized that I know of a similar item - the Green Lantern Ring. It also gives the wearer magical powers and more or less an identity. Is there any ...
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If I have the Comixology app, do I need the publisher ones? [closed]

For iOS, there's a DC Comics app, a Marvel Comics app, an IDW Comics app, and an Image Comics app (as well as others like Dark Horse and Disney). However, there's also a Comixology App that includes ...
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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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Why are speedsters not prominent in Marvel?

In DC comics, speedsters play a pretty big part, with Flash being one of the better known heroes. Speedster powers are impressive and formidable, which is partly why Flash is such a prominent hero. ...