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Why is there a dinosaur in the Batcave?

In Batman #1 in the New 52, when we visit the Batcave for the first time, we see a dinosaur: What... is up with that? It is a completely awesome cave decoration - but what else is it? Is it a non ...
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The New 52: What Titles Don't Mix Continuity For New Reader?

I grew up in a house were comic books were essentially banned (other than three my Father bought me once and a stack of Little Lulu comics my aunt gave me), so, other than when a college roommate got ...
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Do the cities in the DC Universe correspond to real world cities?

I've often heard people compare Gotham and Metropolis to New York City in the nighttime and daytime, respectively. However, I've also always felt Gotham was more like Chicago, and I heard that ...
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In the new 52 how is it possible Bruce Wayne has a 10 year old son with Talia?

Talia's attraction to Bruce Wayne traditionally has been his impressive resume as Batman. However in the new 52 Batman is only supposed to have been operating for five years. So how is it that Bruce ...
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Could there be a city in a bottle in a city in a bottle?

I have not found any canonical references that detail Brainiac's city-shrinking technology, but I suspect it functions similarly to other shrinking technology detailed in the DC universe. If ...
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In the Green Lantern movie, what were the three lessons taught to Hal?

When Hal Jordan travels to the Green Lantern home world he is taught three lessons by a big ugly dude (what is his name). What were the three lessons?
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How, precisely, does the Joker dispatch Gambol in The Dark Knight?

In the (otherwise uber-awesome) Dark Knight, the Joker gets the draw on Gambol, a mobster portrayed by (the also uber-awesome) Michael Jai White. The Joker has a knife in his mouth, tells him a scary ...
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At the start of the New 52, how many people know the identity of Batman?

In the old continuity, quite a number of people ultimately knew Batman was Bruce Wayne. How has that changed with the re-launch of the New 52?
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In Dark Knight, Is Coleman Reese more than he appears?

On the Batman wiki and elsewhere, there's mention of the possibility that Coleman Reese, This strikes me as interesting, but thin. On the other hand, I haven't seen a firm refutation anywhere, either....
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How are there only 5 Braniacs in 1000 years?

I'm reading the 2010 Superman family comics, and the story I'm reading currently touches on Brainiac 5's family history. It starts with the modern day Superman villain, Braniac, and ends 1000 years ...
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Is the guy with the shotgun at the start of Dark Knight a regular comic character?

I know the bank is mob owned, but is the manager of the bank a named character from the Batman comics? This is the character I am referring to:
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Why was the end of Watchmen changed in the movie version?

Given how the movie was hyped as being a faithful rendition (and, for the most part, it was), what was the reasoning behind making such a radical change to the ending? I've seen statements from ...
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What is the significance of Tales of the Black Freighter?

Alan Moore and David Gibbon's classic graphic novel masterpiece Watchmen contains an incidental character who, over the course of several parts of the series, is seen reading a comic entitled "Tales ...
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Why was Batgirl changed from being Commissioner Gordon's daughter to his niece?

Barbara Gordon debuted in Detective Comics #359 (January 1967) as the daughter of Commissioner Jim Gordon, and also the newest addition to Batman's crime-fighting family. Batgirl then gained pop ...
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How does one become an Honor Guard?

There are four Green Lanterns from Earth. Two of them, John Steward and Hal Jordan, are the Lanterns for Earth's sector. How did the Guardians choose who would be an Honor Guard and who would be an ...
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What are the 28 known galaxies?

In the film Superman, Jor-el mentions that there are "28 known galaxies". He makes mention of Krypton not being in the Milky Way. Is there a list of those galaxies?
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How did Barbara Gordon (Oracle) become disabled?

Is there any record on the information about how Barbara Gordon or the Batgirl became disabled?
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Where can I find a list of all the Superman comics' shield numbers?

In roughly 2008, DC started cross-comic stories amongst the Superman family titles. To help readers keep track of the order of these stories, DC put a shield with a number in it on the cover. This ...
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What did the Interceptor's Power Battery do to Hal's ring?

In the pilot of Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Hal tried to recharge his battery off the Power Battery that powers the Green Lantern Interceptor. It seemed to work, but had some odd side effects....
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Any signs of the other Lantern corps?

In the Green Lantern: The Animated Series pilot, we're introduced to the Green Lantern Corps, and a few members of the Red Lantern corps. Are there any signs yet of the other colored lanterns? Do we ...
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Can that battery be used to safely charge Green Lantern rings?

In the Green Lantern: The Animated Series pilot, it's shown that the Green Lantern Interceptor is powered by a Power Battery. Would Green Lantern Rings be able to normally recharge off that battery? ...
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Why is Hal Jordan Featured in Most Green Lantern Adaptations?

In the recent Green Lantern and Green Lantern: First Flight, Hal Jordan is the Green Lantern for this sector. I know in the Cartoon Network's Justice League series, John Stewart was featured, but it ...
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Why Did Hal Jordan Use Jet Fighters?

Kind of tricky to make the question title clear without using spoilers, since the question gives a lot away. At the end of the recent Green Lantern film:
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Why is it that the Yellow Rings are the only ones that are inherently evil?

While reading the latest Red Lanterns (#3, Nov 2011) the leader of the Red Lantern Corps says that he wants to bring vengance to those who have caused people hatred and rage. He seems to want, when ...
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Can Superman kill people with his X-Ray vision?

It's a known fact that x-rays can cause radiation poisoning and very bad adverse effects with prolonged exposure. Can Superman's X-Ray vision (since his eyes emit the rays rather than absorb them) ...
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Who is Professor Stein?

In Batgirl #2 (Oct 2011), there is some graffiti written on the back of a train. It said,"PROFESSOR STEIN IS ALIVE" Who is Professor Stein?
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Where is this still of Gambit and Wolverine stealing the Batmobile from?

I came across this page from a comic. Where is it from? Is it a crossover from Marvel to DC or vice versa?
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Are the gods in the DC universe actually Gods/Deities?

In the DC universe (specifically Wonder Woman) there are portrayals of the gods from Greek mythology as characters. Are these beings actual deities, or are they more like super-powerful beings from ...
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Can the Flash see the future now?

In Issue #2 of the Flash (Oct 2011) it shows Barry tapping into the Speed Force with just his brain and not his body. Through this he's able to see what will happen in the near future to all the ...
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Is Superman vulnerable to magic?

I remember reading or hearing somewhere that Superman's only weakness is Kyrptonite.... and Magic. Is this an actual weakness for Superman? Or is he just susceptible to the effects of magic like most ...
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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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When did Sinestro make his own green Ring?

In issue #2 of Green Lantern (Oct 2011), Sinestro gave Hal Jordan a ring that he said he made himself. How can he make such a ring? When? Is it merely a construct?
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Who was that DC hero?

In the Young Justice episode, Revelation, a helicopter is knocked out of the sky, and the occupants fall out of the helicopter as it plummets downward. A hero flies by and saves the occupants. She ...
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Who killed Bruce Wayne's parents?

In the 1989 movie Batman, it was shown that the man who would become the Joker killed Bruce's parents. Is this what happened in the official canon? Did Batman ever get revenge on the person who ...
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What is the Joker's real name?

Most villains who take on an alias do so to hide their real names or to show they have become the villain or whatnot. What about the Joker? I know he has a real name because he wasn't always the ...
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How does Batman have time for the amount of research he does?

Batman (or Bruce Wayne) runs Wayne Industries and is a very active CEO going to meetings and press events. Assuming his day is as busy as any normal CEO, it's at least a full time job (<= 40-50 ...
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Can the Lazarus Pits be used to reliably bring people back from the dead?

In the animated movie "Batman: Under the Red Hood" Ra's Al Ghul uses a Lazarus Pit to bring someone back from the dead, however that person is permanently insane (or changed so significantly mentally ...
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Why is Supergirl so weak?

In Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, it's shown that Supergirl's cellular structure is much more dense than Superman and that Supergirl is supposed to be much more powerful. Why is it then that she gets ...
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Why do the Yellow Rings work backwards from the other rings?

From what I can see, all the colors in the emotional spectrum that have rings use the internal emotion of its wielder to control the ring's power. Except Yellow... Red feeds off the rage of the ...
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Why did the ring choose Sinestro?

It's a known fact that Sinestro was a Green Lantern before he defected and created his own Yellow Lantern Corps. If Sinestro had this inherent ability to feed off peoples' fear (as proven by how he ...
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What happen with the Yellow Ring after the Green Lantern movie?

In the Green Lantern 2011 movie, an extraterrestrial Green Lantern asked the guardians to make him a yellow Ring powered by fear. While this ring wasn't used in the movie, it's fate is not stated ...
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Is Brother Eye sinister?

Reading O.M.A.C #1 (Sept 2011) and it seems that the satellite known as Brother Eye is controlling O.M.A.C. to gain access to some computer system. He's not concerned with the safety of any innocents ...
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Can the Flash run faster than light?

While trying to find out who was faster, Superman or the Flash (the answer is the Flash), I found out that the Flash can travel back and forth through time on occasion. Does that mean that the Flash ...
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How does the Flash perceive time?

Under the assumption that Barry Allen can think as fast as he can run, how does he perceive things around him? Is everything else just moving at a minuscule rate to him? How does that not drive him ...
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Why is Hawkgirl featured in the Justice League cartoons and not Hawkman?

Until about 30 seconds ago when I received the New 52 Hawkman, I thought that it was only Hawkgirl. Why wasn't Hawkman featured in the cartoon? What made DC use Hawkgirl instead of the other Hawk-...
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Why do some Green Lanterns talk to their rings when giving a command?

Reading Green Lantern Corps #1 (Sept 2011) and the second panel of the comic has a GL talking to his ring saying: GL: Ring, defuse all ammunition and log in weapons RING: Ammunition defused. Weapons ...
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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. ...