Questions tagged [super-hero]

Superheroes are stock characters with superhuman abilities(called "superpowers"), dedicated to protecting the public. They are popular tropes in comics and other works derived from them.

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Who is the highest selling non US comic book superhero?

There must be foreign comic book superheroes, protagonist characters with superhuman or magical abilities. Which superhero is the highest selling, therefore the most popular, superhero published ...
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Are there any geniuses in the Marvel Universe who are not superheroes?

It seems that every genius in the Marvel Universe undergoes some sort of horrible accident and becomes a superhero, or, is born a mutant/creates his own superpowers. Mr. Fantastic, Beast, Tony Stark, ...
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Who is the first minority superhero in mainstream US superhero comics?

This came up after talking with a friend recently. I commented that, with my relative lack of knowledge of comics, I didn't think I had seen any minority superheroes in comics until I saw the Justice ...
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Are there any major superheroes with *living* parents? [closed]

Iron Man's parents are dead. Batman's parents are dead. Spider-Man's parents are dead, and the uncle that raised him is dead (his aunt, however, lives). Superman's entire race was destroyed and in the ...
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Who are left-most & right-most DC comics superheroes in this image?

This is the header image used in newsletter of DC comics digital store of Comixology: Can you please identify the left-most & right-most superheroes in it?
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What are the More Common Superhero Origin Tropes? [closed]

This is a re-thinking of a question about superheros that has been closed because it would be considered a list question. After going over what I wanted to find out and the subject matter with a ...
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Any Superheros by Choice? [closed]

It seems like most superheros are either born that way (Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Ancient Mariner, for example), or are made into a superhero without their consent (Fantastic Four, Hulk, ...
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What is the origin of the idea that superpowers are produced by “advanced scientific phenomena”?

A friend and I were talking about superheros, and we noticed that many superheros with superhuman powers acquired those powers through some interaction with, for lack of a better term, "advanced ...
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British or Australian live action kids show in the mid 90's [duplicate]

I remember catching this show maybe 2-3 times randomly while channel surfing as a kid. That being said, I only have fragments of what I remember. I remember that there was a group of kids. Maybe from ...
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Are Colossus' Eyes Vulnerable?

The mutant Colossus in X-men is a tank: he's big, strong, and tough. He can take it and dish it out. He's big, and gets bigger when he activates his mutant ability: he grows at least a foot in ...
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Why does Spider-Man shoot webs from his wrist in the movies?

From what I remember, in the original comics, Spider-Man shot webs from his wrist because Peter Parker used his science background to design mechanical web shooters. In the Sam Raimi movies, however, ...
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Looking for the name of a show about a saxophone player super hero

I remember a long time ago a tv series about a group of people that got super-powers from a meteorite that fell onto the earth and broke into fragments. The main character got the ability to see a ...

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