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Journalist has a close encounter with a superhero (villain?) and gains a superpower. Subsequently, he learns that heroes and villains stage fights

I read this story as a Kindle book, I think about ten years ago. It's probably in my library if I search enough, but I'm putting down details while I remember them. The protagonist (a journalist by ...
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When was the first superpowered girl in comics? [duplicate]

Is there a superpowered girl older than the Magician from Mars (1939), that is, if I have my information right? The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book ...
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Steam Game (I think with a mobile version) where you play a neophyte hero who has to balance training and work against missions and a time limit

I think the last time I played this was 2-3 years ago, on my old computer, but I think I got it closer to 8 years ago, in some sort of software bundle, involving being a new superhero working their ...
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Son of a superhero is stashed at the Antarctica base, which is attacked by a villain. Escapes, and uses wits to survive, learns dark history

I read this in the last five years, I'm pretty sure, probably more than two years ago. I believe it was a complete book, not a short story. I don't remember if it was a paper book or an ebook. I'm ...
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1990s squad superhero game that may have been advertised in Videogames and Computer Entertainment, never released, mentioned "superhero curse"

I used to have a subscription to the Video Games & Computer Entertainment magazine (later retitled VideoGames - The Ultimate Gaming Magazine). It might have also been Computer Games Magazine. I ...
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Book where a kid saves a superhero, gains healing powers after taking a blast, then finds the hero has taken credit

I read this book back about 5 years ago in my freshman year of highschool and it was in English. This kid really loves this superhero and he and his friends usually fight about who gets to play him in ...
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Is Tomboy of Sterling Comics, from 1954, the first independent superheroine in comics?

Is Tomboy of Sterling Comics, from 1954, the first independent superheroine in comics? "Superheroine" because she's a 10-year-old girl that can cling to the outside of a plane and jump into ...
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Chinese mutant who can absorb a tiny fraction of every Chinese person's lifeforce?

It was Marvel, 99% sure of that. And I'm also 99% certain that, given this, the character in question was a mutant. It was a one-off appearance, although the character might have been reused later, in ...
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Why are Invisibility and Force Fields coupled together in certain super heroes?

From reddit: Violet from the Incredibles and Sue Storm from The Fantastic Four are both heroins whose power is both to become invisible and to create force fields. Now, maybe Violet is an homage to ...
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Superhero cartoon where a blue-and-white alien combines with the hero

It was a superhero cartoon. The main character I think finds an alien which is white and blue then the alien combines with the main character. The main character's father was working with the alien, ...
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Superhero webcomic where the main protagonist develops purple protective plates in response to physical trauma

I think I read this about a decade ago. Cartoonish, but decent, art style. The main protagonist was a very large fellow, caucasian I think, dark curly hair, kind of built like a football linebacker. ...
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Are the Black Terror and Knight-Wing based on any pre-existing fictional superheroes?

I just read the short story "The Black Terror Rides Again" by Thaddeus Howze. It's just a few-minutes read and much more interesting if you learn about the characters bit by bit through the ...
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Does anyone know the name of this 3D CGI animated sci-fi superhero show set in space? [duplicate]

Okay, this is an animated show I watched years ago when I was a child, I have forgotten its name long ago and now I would like to see it again. I don't know whether the show was a TV series or a movie,...
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Who is this pink-caped superheroine?

My daughter wears a shirt that she calls her Supergirl shirt. The character printed on it looks like no version of Supergirl I have seen. See image below. Judging from the dashing cape and power pose, ...
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Webcomic with an episode where a group of supervillains based off of David Bowie show up

I was watching Labyrinth today and it suddenly made me remember a webcomic I read, probably five years ago, where a group of supervillains were all incarnations of various David Bowie personas. The ...
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Can you help me identify a superhero with shell submarine?

When I was a kid, there is a cartoon that I really want to watch again. It is about a male superhero, he transforms to superhero when he gets into the ocean. Blue colour, his head looks like ultraman, ...
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Book about a boy who is trying to get superpowers?

There's this book that was published before 2011. The main character narrates the story. He tells the audience that if he doesn't get superpowers by his XX birthday, then he never will. The story ...
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Do the active X-Men have jobs and careers outside of teaching at the school?

Sine the 1980s, it’s been commonly seen that most of the adult "active" X-Men lived/live at Xavier's mansion/school in Westchester, and often act as teachers at Xavier's Institute for Gifted ...
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Book where a kid playing baseball gains super speed and knocks over the seating stand

When I was younger I read this book about superheroes. Its protagonist gained super speed during a childhood baseball game and knocked over the seating stand. It was kind of in a similar vein to the ...
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Movie or TV show with super heroes, dinosaurs and portals

I have seen a preview to a movie or TV series on Netflix. The preview showed some super heroes (I believe) and they were walking around a city with large buildings. There were dinosaurs in the ...
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When or how precisely did Venom (Eddie Brock) turn from villain to hero?

Originally, Eddie Brock Venom was a Spider-Man villain, specifically a semi-nemesis to Peter who had powers similar to his, if slightly amplified, from the black symbiotic suit. For roughly 3 years ...
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Book where a boy moves to a town where only young kids are superheroes

I read this about 3 years ago, around 2017, I think as an EBook. The protagonist is an adolescent, not quite a teenager, who has moved to a small town. I think the town itself is in a valley. I do ...
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Online story about a girl with bug superpowers

I regret to have to ask this, but my google-fu is clearly weak; I have tried various different methods, with no result. The story (written on an online writing platform, and a fairly reputable if not-...
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Which character is this (red suit, white hood and cape, villainy-looking)?

I came across this guy while watching one of these nonsensical videos on YouTube with my nephew. I tried to find some clues and browsed through Marvel and DC lists, but cannot seem to find him. Any ...
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Superhero book where a teenager accidentally manifests his powers when defending himself against a bully, only to learn that his father is a superhero

I believe I read this around 2015 as a Kindle book (I'm looking through my library now, although it's kind of clogged with titles around that time), I think as a $0 promotional item. The protagonist ...
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Kindle superhero series including an army guy in powered armor, a self-aware robot, and a teleporting thief

I first read this around 2015, I think. There were at least three books in the series maybe four. I remember I started getting free copies of the book from the author in exchange for reviews until I ...
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Was there ever a cartoon about Super Powered Snails?

No, not the CGI movie Turbo, but an early 90s cartoon similar to the Ninja Turtles; a team of humanoid snails who fought an army of evil bugs from space. They drew power from their shells, I believe, ...
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Cartoon: 4 kids transform into video game characters to save the world from a hacker and an evil program

There are 4 friends: 2 girls and 2 boys who play video games. A virus program escapes and, with the help of a programmer boy, transforms the world into a video game. But a good program in a white robe ...
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What was the first retconned superhero origin story?

Inspired by this question. The “Superboy” in that question not only isn’t the “original”, his origin story even as the “new” Superboy has apparently changed multiple times. There was a time when ...
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Who are these characters/superheroes in the posters from Chris's room in Family Guy?

In Chris's room in Family Guy we see some posters of superheroes. I could identify one of them as Triton from Marvel comics But I'm not able to recognize the three other characters (marked in red ...
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Sci-fi movie featuring a fat man running sideways on a wall

This is clearly a fairly recent sci-fi movie featuring superpowers, but I don't recall seeing it advertised. There's an obese man with his belly hanging out, running on the side of a skyscraper ...
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Weird blue and purple humanoid superhero keychain with "Z" chest emblem, X-eyes, and trident head

I have this weird rubber keychain. It’s from America. I obtained it around 2008. It’s kind of bendy, but bounces back to normal when you stop. Who made it, and what is this character called?
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Comic-book: Kids find a dead female superhero in the woods

It was an early 2000s comic book, most surely from the USA. I think it was the first number in a series. Four high school boys and girls find the body of a female superhero in the woods. Most of the ...
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EBook (maybe first in a series) where people gain superpowers after an alien falls to Earth, protagonist is a single mother

Several years back (probably about early 2010), I got a bunch of superhero books in a promotion where the first book in the series was being offered for free on Amazon. One of them was Scott Bachmann'...
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Has there been a Superhero Musical Movie released in cinema theaters?

So I just watched the teaser trailer to Frozen 2 and while I was getting superhero training vibes from Elsa's interaction with the sea, I realized that this is a musical which got me thinking, has ...
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Are there any significant original novel series concerning major comicbook superheroes? [closed]

I ask this question because if we think about, for example, the case of Star Trek and Star Wars, there are very significant extended universes including original novels. However, as far as I'm aware,...
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Who are these very unusual superheroes on this 2nd hand T-shirt?

I saw this T-shirt in a small shop of 2nd hand stuff in Taipei. There are all kinds of T-shirts cycling around Asia with creative/weird pictures and misspelled words, but this one looks really ...
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African superheroes created by African writers?

Are there any African superheroes created by writers native to Africa? It just stands to reason that there has to be at least 1 superhero that’s native to the African continent. I just want to be sure ...
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Earliest historical example of "[super]heroes NEVER kill" and when did the prohibition become pervasive and accepted?

Today, it's often taken for granted or as a truism that heroes don't kill (despite plenty of evidence historically and in fiction to the contrary). In fact, it is often taken to the extreme that the ...
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Which hero has this costume (yellow lightning with blue and purple circle)?

I need to know which hero has a costume like this: yellow top with a logo of a lightning above a blue and purple circle on the chest; red pants (or underwear, I don't know exactly, I saw it from a ...
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Who was the first superhero to wear a cape in comics?

Plain simple question: Who (and when) was the first superhero to wear a cape in comics? By cape I mean: Superman man type Mandrake type By cape I DON'T mean: Pelts, e.g., Hercules lion pelt By ...
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Who was the first comic book superhero to fly without technological means?

We know Superman only started to fly in 1940/1941. So who was the first comic book super hero to fly without: The use of technological means Any gadget or the like (magic carpets, Mjolnir). By fly, ...
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Who was the first female "Captain" or "Doctor" in comics?

During a recent conversation about female superhero code names, it occurred to me that, for the first half-century of comic books, the titles "Captain" and "Doctor" were ...
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Who is the strongest human in the DC Universe? [closed]

I'm curious to know who the strongest Human is in the DC universe, I'm not interested in including any aliens or other species.
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Looking for a scifi male/male romance book about superpowered soldiers

I read a book about ten years ago that was about superpowered soldiers and their relationship. I believe they were powered naturally but then the government took them and enhanced them. This was a ...
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Who is this superhero/villain in the picture?

I found this miniature of a superhero or villain. It's costume looks like a mix of Red Robin, The Owl and Moon Knight, but I can't figure out who he is. Does anyone know?
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Where does Kaliman come from?

I remember reading the comic but I don't remember his country of origin. The comic itself is obviously Mexican, but I'm fairly certain that he's not Mexican. I've seen other data that suggests that ...
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What was the first arc to explore a major superhero death? [duplicate]

What was the first story arc to explore a major superhero death? To avoid broad interpretations: By superheroes I also mean the ones with or without superpowers just like Young Allies, Batman, Bucky ...
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What was the first superhero team in comics?

What was the first superhero team in comics? To avoid broad interpretations, by superheroes I also mean the ones with or without superpowers just like Young Allies, Batman, Bucky Barnes, Rocketeer / ...
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Who's the largest Marvel super-hero?

Some super-heroes can grow to be quite large, such as Giant-Man and Goliath, but which hero (size-changing included), is the biggest ever seen? No villains, please, I don't care about Galactus.
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