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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What do superheroes with laser vision/sight see when using their ability? [duplicate]

Heroes such as Superman and Cyclops can produce lasers from their eyes (typically red). But I'm wondering what exactly do they see when their abilities are active. My guesses are: A black void/...
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How do speedsters work in comic books? Why aren't the flaws of the science examined? [closed]

Here's some of the most basic flaws in speedsters powers in comics: If you look at the science behind speed, if you're going faster than Mach 1, you will create a shockwave. At ground level in the ...
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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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What caused the death of Superman?

I have spotted a picture in the Superman Wikipedia article. And it was noted: Superman dies in Lois Lane's arms: Superman No. 75 (vol. 2, January 1993); Art by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding ...
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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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If Thor's hammer is so heavy, why does it not crush the table it is on? [duplicate]

After watching the latest Avenger's tv spot , I couldn't help but wonder, if Thor's hammer is so heavy that the Avengers can't lift it, why does it not crush the coffee table it's placed on?
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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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Which superheroes are *really* the most popular? [closed]

It's pretty common to hear people to claim that Batman, Superman and Spiderman are the most popular superheroes. However, with the probable exception of Batman, lately, due to movies and other factors,...
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How fast does a human have to go to stay airborne? [closed]

Assuming a superhero was flying by air pushing against his feet, how fast would he have to go to stay airborne? He is flying prone, superman style. Air is pushing his feet, and in turn the rest of ...
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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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Is the Concept of the Multiverse Unique to Superhero Comic Books? [closed]

I'm doing some research into the concept of the multiverse, and I was wondering: Is the concept of the multiverse unique to the genre of superhero literature? Obviously the occasional book or tv show ...

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