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Is Jamillah Olsen on “Black Lightning” a reference to Jimmy Olsen?

In the season three premiere of Black Lightning, the audience is introduced to the character of Jamillah Olsen, a journalist investigating the goings-on of Freeland. I may be grasping at straws here, ...
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Is the Martian Manhunter's weakness to fire physical, or purely mental?

I'm getting conflicting information in the comics, but considering many are from differing eras, that's to be expected. In most Pre-Crisis comics, J'onn J'onzz, a green martian, has an aversion to ...
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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 ...
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What was the tornado that swallowed up Lex Luthor and Superboy Prime?

In the Superman comics before the character change in 1986, has it ever been explained what that tornado was that swallowed up Lex Luthor and Superboy Prime? I remember seeing that same tornado in ...
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has DC ever, or will they ever, publish the original ending to Armageddon 2001?

Armageddon 2001 was a storyline in DC comics in which a hero would go bad, and the identity was a mystery. When a nine hundred number leaked the information, dc changed the ending, and it upset a lot ...
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What's the first appearance of DC's Red Tool?

My lady is recently a Harley Quinn fan, and she has been telling me about one of her favourite characters in the Harley rebirth series she is reading, Red Tool. I wanted to get her a copy of his first ...
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How did Mon-El know English?

When Mon-El arrives on Earth, he’s in a Kryptonian pod. He then spends a while in a coma. When he wakes up, he apparently speaks English, though he has some trouble with certain phrases: MON-EL: ...
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Did the Kryptonian Codex survive Superman's death and resurrection?

As shown in Man of Steel, the Codex is "digitally preserved and infused" into Superman's blood cells by his father, but cells and DNA die and degrade quite quickly upon death, therefore how could the (...
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What was the “Fuel” for Tangent Superman [Harvey Dent's] powers?

The Tangent Superman is a high level psychic and even reality warper from a different reality (Earth 9). However, he started off as a normal human, that earth's Harvey Dent, who got his powers from ...
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Did Tom Welling ever actually wear the Superman suit on camera?

In Smallville one of the key tenets of the story is that the story is of Clark Kent before he was Superman, so during the entire show, he never flies and never wears his iconic costume. This is summed ...
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What's so racist in Eugene's line?

In Shazam! (2019) Eugene and his family are having diner: Eugene: Automatic top spot for best ever. The man shattered the glass noodle ceiling. Mary: No. That's racist. Eugene: Not if ...
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Did Martian Manhunter actually gain five senses, if so, which ones?

Back in January 2018, some fan asked Comic Book Resources about Martian Manhunter's nine senses, this number having been dropped in JLA: Year One #6 (1998). Wikipedia tells me that Martian ...
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How did Martian Manhunter get infected?

Issue #5 of DCeased had the heroes seemingly managing the zombie anti-life infection's spreading, and preparing plans of evacuation. This was right until an infected Martian Manhunter appeared out of ...
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In the Smallville series, was Lex “meteor rock” infected?

From the very first episode of Smallville it is made evident that the Kryptonite meteor shower had immediate as well as delayed affects on a lot of biological matter, especially people. It is somewhat ...
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Which Issue Did Barry Allen Travel At His Top Speed?

I am trying to find the top speed of each Flash in any continuity. What is the fastest that we have seen Barry Allen travel? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he ...
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Which comic series are the Arrowverse TV shows most inspired by?

I'm a big fan of the current DC Arrowverse television shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and soon Batwoman). Every comic book series is going to have some ...
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How does Godspeed have white lightning without Philosopher's Stone?

The 18th episode of season 5 of The Flash TV show is entitled "Godspeed" and Godspeed (aka August Heart) is in that episode. He has white lightning, just like Savitar, but he is not invisible for ...
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How is this character alive in season 5 of “The Flash”?

In season 5 episode 8 we discover that: So how is he alive? Did I miss something?
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Does the Question have a code against killing?

I am a new fan to the Question and I have a query. Does the Question have a code (like Batman) against killing, or does he believe it's OK as long as it's justified (like Rorschach)?
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Are there any significant omissions, deletions, or differences between the Reeve-era Superman movies and the novelizations?

Are these books strict novelizations? Do they show any significant divergence from the final version of the films? Were they written based on the theatrical releases?
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Why were Vandal Savage and the Flash due for a reckoning?

I was re-watching one of my favorite Young Justice episodes, "Coldhearted" (episode 20 of season 1). In it, Vandal Savage distracts Kid Flash for a while, hoping to prevent him from delivering a heart ...
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What are the differences between the hardcover versions of V for Vendetta?

DC is publishing a new hardcover version of V for Vendetta, called the 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. From the description on the DC website it is difficult to know if this version is similar, adds ...
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What exactly happens at this moment and how does it impact the New 52 universe?

In Red Hood and the Outlaws #27, we see something happening to Essence, Ducra's daughter (her death ?). In this particular panel, we see her "death" or whatever is happening to her being felt by ...
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Where does The Toilet lead in New 52 Suicide Squad?

In New 52 Suicide Squad #29, Amanda Waller makes use of a portal nicknamed "The Toilet" as a plan B to bring a Thinker-controlled O.M.A.C down. There is a hint that it may lead to "some other ...
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Who was Madam in this episode of Batman: The Animated Series?

Re-watching the episode "Baby Doll" of Batman: The Animated Series (technically they changed the name by that point to Adventures of Batman and Robin). I realized that Baby Doll’s henchmen were ...
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What ammo does Diggle use?

Just wondering what ammo Diggle uses. I assumed it to be rubber bullets, but rewatching season 3, I see the "Arrow Cave" contains guns. Is Oliver ok with Diggle shooting real bullets to incapacitate ...
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Is there any signifiance in Lex Luthor being a Liberace fan?

In the Richard Donner cut of Superman II, Lex Luthor wants his Liberace record back from an inmate who borrowed it. Is this a subtle humorous reference to prison homosexuality? Or a commentary on ...
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Did Thomas and Martha fund Carmine Falcone in the comics?

I recently finished Batman: The Telltale Series' first episode (Realm of Shadows). Is this backed by any comic volumes? Or is the story a spin-off in the DCverse?
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Who was the first person in-universe to call Superman a god?

Plenty of filmmakers and writers have embraced the idea that Superman represents a god descended upon mortal men. I'd like to know who was the first person in-universe that actually referred to ...
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Birds of Prey (TV Show) - Messed up timeline?

So I am in the middle of a Birds of Prey marathon. Watching all the episodes in order I am confused by the timeline. Am I missing something or did they just really mess up? In the "Lady Shiva" ...
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Superman 'Imaginary Story' Late '50s - Early '60's

Superman has somehow (red kryptonite, maybe?) lost his powers and is an ordinary mortal but doesn't want anybody to know it. He is shot in the stomach (just by who I don't remember) but somehow ...
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Do these metahumans match up with real comic versions?

At the end of Season 2 Episode 21, Here are a few screenshots: Are these metahumans pulled directly from the comics? Put another way, do they correspond to actual DC comic characters or are they ...
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What is the purpose of the designs on the wall?

On both Earth 1 and Earth 2, there is what appears to be braille writing on the walls of the Time Vault. It seems to have no functional purpose. Why is there braille writing, or whatever the design ...
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What is the relationship between Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman in Justice League Unlimited series?

In Justice League Unlimited animated series wonder woman seems to be very caring and understanding for Martian Manhunter. She even hugs him 2 times in series, she appears to be the member who is most ...
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Why did the Particle Accelerator in Earth-2 explode when it did?

In the first season we learn that Eobard Thawne - posing as Dr. Harrison Welles - deliberately caused the particle accelerator to go boom to "make" Barry the Flash. We also learned he changed history ...
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What happens to the rest of the League of Assassins?

In the Arrow episode "Sins of the Father", Nyssa tells Oliver, Malcom and Laura she has disbanded the League of Assassins. That sounds all well and good, but now we have a lot of trained killers with ...
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How did he find the wormhole breach?

I've just watched The Flash S2 episode 3 where Snart confronted with his fanatic father; Jay stabilised the breach at S.T.A.R. Labs, Cisco saved Snart's sis & Iris getting back her mom. However, ...
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Why was Alfred's father named Jarvis? (Out-of-Universe)

In the New 52 continuity, Alfred Pennyworth's father is named Jarvis Pennyworth. However, there was already a very well-known comic book butler named Jarvis; Edwin Jarvis, the butler of Tony Stark ...
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Is there a suggested order to read the Convergence Event DC Comics

In the Convergence event, there are many two part comics. These all revolve around the main nine part Convergence story. Is there a suggested reading order for these two part issues?
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When Asp forces Shondra to kill with her powers, what conditions must be met for her to use them?

In Knightfall, how does Shondra Kinsolving's and Benedict Asp's combined ability to remotely kill people work? It failed to kill Bruce Wayne because they directed their attack towards Mr.Gray (who ...
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The Earth 2 Pantheon

In the new Earth 2 series we have encountered Mercury and the "embodiment of the Earth's energy". Has DC provides any information on what Earth 2's pantheon looks like, since we've encountered both ...
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How did Hartley Rathaway know about Wells being The Reverse Flash?

In The Flash season 1 episode 11 Hartley Rathaway says he knows Wells’ secret (about him being The Reverse Flash): Barry: Looks like you're not as smart as everyone says. Hartley Rathaway: ...
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Justice League comic where the Arkham Asylum gate is locked with a Kryptonite chain

A while ago I read part of a comic storyline on Imgur and can't remember which issue this was. It seemed to me something out of a more recent Justice League comic but a) I'm not that familiar with DC ...