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Where does New 52's Jon-El's Tactile Telekinesis come from?

In New 52, Kon-El (Superboy) has the power of tactile telekinesis (in a far more powerful form than earlier incarnations). This is explained as Kon-El being a clone containing DNA from Superman, Lois ...
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What language is Raven using for her attack in the new 52?

In the New 52 (Teen Titans #6, 2015) when Raven cast a spell, she uses some strange language, but I can't find out what this language means.
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Do other Earths think of themselves as the “Prime Earth”?

In DC Comics continuity, there is currently a pretty big multiverse. In it, the main earth is Prime Earth. There are a lot of them, like Earth-23 with a black Superman as the president of the United ...
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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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Why does Darkseid seem to specifically want Earth 2 Kal-El to be at his side?

With this answer, we learn New 52 Darkseid (and the Apokolips Pantheon) are considered unique across the universes (or at lease they themselves consider being so). In World's Finest #27, we learn from ...
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Why doesn't New 52 Earth 2 Batman have a no gun policy?

I'm basing my question on this specific extract from World's Finest #20 (New 52) : In this page, Huntress (Earth 2 Batman and Catwoman daughter), at this moment with Prime Earth Batman (the main one),...
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Who is the medium sized Robin?

The image below is from New 52 Batman #15. I am wondering who the medium sized "Robin" (circled in yellow) is. He is probably not called Robin, but you get the point, red and black color theme, young ...
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How come Steve Trevor is young in the new 52?

We know that Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor met decades ago and that he dies. Yet in the new 52 justice league, he is alive and is the contact between the justice league and ARGUS. How is he alive? Did ...
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Is Batman Vol. 2 finished?

Is the New 52 Batman Vol. 2 finished? If it is, has it been compiled into one book? If it is not, which hardcover books are part of it?
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When did Bruce Wayne get the amnesia shown in Red Hood/Arsenal #5

I'm reading Red Hood/Arsenal, and at the end of issue #5 Jason goes back to Lucius Fox's centre, and he finds Bruce, but as an amnesiac. How did that happen? When did this series of events occur? Was ...
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Is the Vertigo (especially post-"Lucifer") continuity now completely separated from DC comics?

I've been browsing through comic-related Wikipedia and Wikias, laughing at their inaccuracies and all, and noticed that Lucifer, as in the Morningstar, makes an appearance in the New 52 DC comics. ...
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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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Are the different Superman comic series linked?

I've been trying to get back into comics, and am interested in collecting Superman single issues. I am familiar with the "Triangle numbering" period of Superman, where the stories between Superman, ...
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Did Barry Allen reboot the DC continuity in 2011 creating the DC Universe known as "the New 52?"

This is a very basic question; yet, I don't know much about comics and I want to know: how did Flash (Barry Allen) create a whole new universe?
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Does John Stewart have his own comic line in the new-52?

Growing up on the DCAU, John Stewart was the green lantern. As a child, I honestly didn't know who Hal Jordan was. Because of that, as an adult, my impression of Hal can be summed up as follows. Hal ...
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Did Batman have a thing for Wonder Woman in the New 52?

In the New 52, when most of the Justice League is trapped inside firestorm in the Trinity War arc, the remaining members try to get them out by reaching out to Wonder Woman using her lasso. It was ...
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Why did these bullets hurt Wonder Woman?

I was reading this Is new-52 Wonder Woman bullet proof? The question was: Are there any instances of regular bullets piercing Wonder Woman's skin in specifically the New 52 (post-Flashpoint) ...
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Did the events of Convergence have any importance for The New 52?

After I read Justice League #50, I noted that DC Comics Rebirth will be the continuation of The New 52. I did not get to read all of The New 52, but I thought that after New 52: Future Ends, the ...
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Should I start reading batman from the start or from the new 52?

So I was looking to start reading the batman series. I have read through this question: Where to start reading The Batman? but it only seemed to confuse me as some of those releases are ...
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Where did Captain Cold get his freezing power from, when he stopped using his gun in the new 52

I can't remember the title, but in the new 52 flash book, NOT Rebirth, but something else. Captain Cold is using his powers like Killer Frost. The book ends with him trying to kill Barry for ...
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Is New 52 Wonder Woman bullet-proof?

Are there any instances of regular bullets piercing Wonder Woman's skin in specifically the New 52 (post-Flashpoint) continuity?
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In the New 52 Multiverse, are there multiple Apokolips/New Genesis?

So in Multiversity, it is shown that there is a single Apokolips and New Genesis that exist in the Sphere of the Gods, and that the New Gods are all a singularity, with diluted aspects peppered ...
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Could Batman survive this?

In the Court of Owls, Batman I'm sure in the real world he couldn't have defeated the bad guy after that. But is it even possible that he survived ?
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Which character is depicted on the cover of Harley Quinn New 52 series?

On the cover shows a semi-cyborg character with Harley, but I can't find the information about him. Who is he? Supervillain/hero/normal character?
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What do the spine colors on the DC "New 52" issues indicate?

So, I've started reading new 52 Batman franchise (Batman, Batman & Robin, Nightwing...) collections and I've noticed the New 52 books all have a colored pattern at the top of the spine. All Batman ...
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Has there been a Wayne in the Court of Owls?

I haven't read Batman Inc., Dark Knight, Detective Comics, or Batman & Robin in the new 52, just his flagship title. Whenever Bruce Wayne talks about the Court, there is an obvious history ...
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What exactly is happening in Wonder Woman 06 (2012)? What is the point of this entire story arc?

So I was reading up on the New-52 stories of Wonder Woman, as I heard quite good things about it. So far it was pretty enjoyable, but the entire story arc starting in 05 running to the end of 06 (the ...
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How did Bruce Wayne receive the necessary training to become Batman without being recognized?

One consistent thread throughout Batman canon is that Bruce Wayne, in order to become the legendary crime fighter and world's greatest detective, spent many years of his life training in escape ...
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In Justice League #1, why does Barry Allen act surprised when he learns of Batman's existence?

I've been absolutely confused since the beginning of the New 52 and I have recently had it explained to me that Barry Allen actually does remember everything that occurred in his life before ...
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Does Barry Allen remember his life in the prime DC Universe?

Since Flashpoint occurred, I've always wondered about this question. Since Barry basically created the Flashpoint universe and then reset everything by stopping himself at the end of the event. Does ...
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Where does the new 52 start?

I haven't read any DC comics before, but started reading The new 52 series. I've tried various families such as Batman, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Red Lanterns, Green Lantern - New Guardians, ...
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Is there a complete list of published dates for all the New 52 titles? [closed]

I didn't think I needed to ask this question, but DC forced me into this. I am not used to of DC's way of telling a story by putting it in several different comics and even in several different ...
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Is there an official reason why Batman Volume 4 (New 52) omits issues 18-20?

While I would agree with anyone suggesting that Batman 18, 19, and 20 are simply not at the same level of greatness as the big plot arcs that surround them, I am curious about why they do not appear ...
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Night of the Owls story arcs?

Hi just I'm new to comic and I want to ask how to follow the release story arcs because I start with Batman: Night of the Owls I have bought the batman vol 1 court of owls,batman vol 2 city of owls ...
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Has DC published any non-New 52 comics since the reboot?

In September 2011, DC Comics rebooted (almost) their entire line of main continuity comics. They called this event The New 52, as there were 52 ongoing titles rolled out as part of the event. I'll ...
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Do the New 52 comics make any references to pre-new-52 works?

So far (through the end of May 2013), did any of the DCnU (New 52) DC comics make references to events/characters/details/etc... that happened in works outside of DCnU line? In other words, are there ...
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Why did Nightwing's costume change from black and blue to black and red in the DC New 52?

With the recent revamp of the DC comics, I noticed that Nightwing has changed his costume from black and blue to black and red. The only reason I can think of for this would be to sell toys. Does ...
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What is Blüdhaven's status post New 52?

In the New 52 era of DC Comics has the status of Blüdhaven been mentioned, either in conjunction with Nightwing or any other characters? Before Flashpoint and the change over it was basically a toxic ...
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In DC the New 52 are Adam One and Merlin the same person?

In issue number 2 of Stormwatch we learn that at the creation of the universe a powerful being named Adam One with the form of a very old white human male who is apparently British was created and ...
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Does Superman's costume in the New 52 have a special function or purpose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the secret of Superman's suit? We've all seen what Superman's New 52 costume looks like, but does it have a special function? Does it absorb yellow sunlight for ...
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Who told Clark about the bullet train problem?

In the rebooted Action Comics issue #1 (The New 52), the police's bullets were failed at shooting the strange new creature which was also known as Superman, so Sam Lane consulted Lex Luthor. Lex ...
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Is the creature in Superman #11 a known figure?

Is the creature from another dimension that is encountered in Superman #11 known to us. Should we recognize him / it from previous works?
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What is the secret of Superman's suit?

In Superman #11 the cover reads: Now I know covers have a tendency to be a little... misrepresentative of what is actually contained in the issue, but I've read the issue twice. There doesn't seem to ...
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Where is Victor Fries' family from?

In Batman Annual #1 (in the New 52 reboot), we see a few flashbacks to Victor Fries' (Aka Mr. Freeze) youth. In one of them he is discussing building snowmen with his mother, and she responds by ...
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Batman New 52 titles continuity

I am a Marvel fan, but since I learned about the new 52 reboot of DC I thought of starting a DC title. I like Batman the most, but I saw there are 4 titles about him (Batman, Batman the Dark Knight, ...
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Is Red Robin a Meta-Human?

In Teen Titans #7 we see Red Robin saying this: We're fighting for all of them, all of us. He is including himself in a group of meta-humans which the Teen Titans are trying to protect.
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Why did Superman hold back against The Flash in Justice League?

In the New 52 issue of Justice League, issue 2, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman and Flash all meet for the first time. Due to poor writing, they all start fighting Superman. Flash is shown to be much ...
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Why isn't The Flash unstoppable?

I've recently gotten into The Flash TV show, and so I've been reading about his powers. What I don't understand is why his typical rogues pose a threat - it seems like there should be very little ...
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Why would Supergirl be stronger than Superman?

For this question Why is Supergirl so weak? I answered that it wasn't definitive that Supergirl was possibly stronger than Superman. However in Supergirl #6 a Worldkiller says this about her: And it ...
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