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A Clash of Symbols Detective Comics #617 July 1990 He exits for a moment, but then returns to sit as the woman deals out her tarot cards. Batman takes a card. It is "Le Mat" -- The Fool and Holy Madman. Batman asks if she can find him in her crystal ball. As the two gaze at the magical orb, he goes into a deep thought, concentrating back to three ...


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The motivation for disrupting the power generator was evidently to create a diversion that would bring most of the heroes running to that location. This was apparently a means to an end though, not an end in itself. MAGNETO: Hmm... yes... it will be very easy to manipulate the flux of this fusion generator -- creating an impending catastrophe -- a ...


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His original plan was to disrupt the power core to occupy the heroes as seen on a panel in between. Hmm... yes... it will be very easy to manipulate the flux of this power generator -- -- creating an impending catastrophe -- a diversion which should bring most of the heroes running here! Which will make it simple to accomplish my goal! It failed due to ...


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Gotham (TV) Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s guardian. In S1E2, after discovering Bruce burning himself with a candle, Alfred meets with Jim about Bruce's self harm and nightmares and he tells Jim about Thomas Wayne's instructions on how to raise Bruce: to let him choose his own path. This guardianship gets periodically reinforced through the series, At the end of ...


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Canon shifts constantly in comics, but you are right that at some point the canon was that Alfred was a butler that joins the household after Robin was already there, and finds out about their secret identities one night when one of the dynamic duo comes home injured. Also it has been true in comics that Bruce, as a tweener, donned a Robin like costume so he ...


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Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man films weren't based on any single comicbook line. Webb said as much himself in an interview with Collider, conducted in 2012: MATT GOLDBERG: Spider-Man has been around for almost 50 years, so there’s really no singular Spider-Man. From what comics did you take inspiration for your version of the character? MARC WEBB: That’s ...


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One of the issues of Dark Knights: Death Metal has a panel that references the comic series that supposedly explains why Batman and Jarro are so mushy. My assumption is that Jarro saw him as a father, being the only person in contact with him for ages. Knowing his potential for havoc, Batman is trying to nurture him and prevent chaos.


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In 1998, Hate #30 published a 4-page comic written by Alan Moore (yes, that Alan Moore) titled, "The Hasty Smear of my Smile" which provided a fictional back-story to the Kool-Aid Man. Warning: the comic itself contains references to suicide, drug abuse, and other potentially triggering topics in a not at all subtle way. I don't have a full version ...


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From Wikipedia: Marvin Potts, an art director for a New York advertising agency, was hired by General Foods to create an image that would accompany the slogan "A 5-cent package makes two quarts." Inspired by watching his young son draw smiley faces on a frosted window, Potts created the Pitcher Man, a glass pitcher with a wide smile emblazoned on ...


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Spawn appears in Invincible: Invincible War along with Pitt, the Youngblood team, Witchblade and many others, connecting them all to the same universe. One version of Mark even remarks to Spawn that he killed him in his dimension, and would do it again.


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It appears the book was Stephen Stanley's 'Puzzle Body'. It's available for free perusal in online form at Trove, an Australian archive site: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2851386119/view?searchTerm=Stephen+Stanley%27s+Puzzle#search/Stephen%20Stanley's%20Puzzle Some of the details weren't exactly as I remember them, unsurprisingly: The "scalp" was ...


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https://sadgeezer.com/aeon-flux-long-episodes-the-purge-2/ This answer is late. I recently found a description of the episode mentioned in the comments. Here is a synopsis of the episode with some images. The description in the question immediately made me think of the image attached here. There is a scene in the episode where a person taken over by a ...


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