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The character is Uncle Sam Uncle Sam is described as a spiritual entity created through an occult ritual by the Founding Fathers of the United States. This "Spirit of America" was initially bound to a powerful talisman and would take physical form by merging with a dying patriot. The Spirit of America had taken human form as the Minute-Man during ...


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There was an episode of Dragnet in which Sgt. Joe Friday gives a presentation in court using pointer and easel to make the case that the defendant knew she was scamming people out of their money using a pyramid scheme. The clincher to the argument was the observation that in order to deliver on her promises of wealth, a follower of this revival leader's ...


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That's Barbatos, otherwise know as the Bat-God. He comes from the Dark Multiverse.


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DC published a story that is similar to this, but it is not a Superman story. In nr 38 of Tales of the Unexpected (1956) the second story was called Dissection of planet Earth. It was about an inventor called Rod, living in the far future of 2026. Rod and his friend Clay had just tested his latest invention, a spray that makes everything super magnetic, ...


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You are thinking of Superman #400. (Cover-dated October 1984, so you were right about the mid-1980s. I bought a copy at the time, and perhaps you did too). It was written as several chapters, each of which was basically a self-contained little story that depicted different characters living in various eras in the future, and somehow being affected by the ...


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He trips in Justice League (2017) on the stairs, he does not fall safely, does not die but there does appear to be some environmental damage and things get sparky. This is where he ends up on the floor and there looks to be some damage around him though I'm not sure if he caused it or if it was already there. You can watch the scene here:


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She's not describing herself as small, she's describing the protagonist of the classic story (AKA "Little Red Riding Hood") as being small. Starfire: Oh, oh, oh! Oh, the story of the diminutive female who wore the red cloak of the riding. I am quite familiar with this tale of the folk. which boils down to "Ah, the story of Little Red Riding Hood. I ...


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Even though this question is already answered and has two excellent examples, there is always room for a third. In Superman 351(1980) Mr Mxyzptlk is up to his usual tricks. This time he stop a circus caravan by turning its wheels square. Among the circusgoers there is an immigrant boy called Juan that practice English by using a tape-recorder. Unable to ...


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The Last Rocket! (1963) This is actually from a Marvel comic and is quite early for your time period and I can't seem to find it online to double check but the synopsis I've read seems to match in broad strokes. It was first published in Tales of Suspense Vol 1 #39 and has been republished in a few places since, mainly because this was the first appearance ...


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The original Nightwing did! In the Pre-Crisis days of DC when Dick Grayson first became Nightwing, he acknowledged that Superman was a mentor second only to Batman and that the name came from Superman's Kryptonian heritage. From "Superman" #158 (1963), Nightwing (and Flamebird) with ultility belts!


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I found it thanks to a reddit user by the username superschaap81 ! The creature in question was Subjekt-17 and the issue is Superman 654-658.


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Yes. Supergirl is very clearly making a stand on current political issues, and the showrunners have basically said as much on multiple occasions. I'm not going to list every single relevant interview, but here's one example: "Superman and Supergirl always were able to speak out for issues and for social justice. In a world where a lot of us are divided ...


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Your interpretation seems unlikely. The name, "Rachel Roth" (no 'a'), comes from the comics, Teen Titans [third series] #20 [2005] when she decides to enroll in high school. "Roth" was last name of her human mother, Angela Roth (albeit going by "Arella", which means the "The Messenger Angel" in Azarathian, until 2004 when her birth name was introduced). "...


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Superlative answers! I should wish to add some notes, too, which weren't discussed. Now, I have been a Superman fan for well over 20 years, and have seen the effects of Green K on Kryptonians in a variety of media, so I'll be drawing a few examples. As we know, the overall effect of green Kryptonite is high level toxicity to Kryptonians. However, these ...


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Big comic fan and student, with a working knowledge of most things Superman. Believe it or not, this is something I've given some significant thought to... and, brazen as it may be, I think both the Post-and Pre-Crisis reasonings are actually... not wrong, but lacking in correctness, a bit. I just never bought that he gets "all" his powers from the yellow ...


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The magic shown in Constantine mostly, although not entirely, derives from real-world beliefs about magic and religion, although some spells, such as the sleep spell, are not clearly tied to any tradition. Although most of it derives from European traditions, some comes from Africa or the Middle East, or occasionally Asia or South America. Among the ...


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In the cartoon Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Flash got into a fight with Reverse Flash and defeated him by tripping him. You can see it in this clip. It looks like the uploader of that video has disabled playing on other sites, and clicking through to YouTube doesn't preserve the timestamp. You can skip to about 5:15 to ...


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I can't think of any examples, but since the high metabolism is framed as a consequence of their powers, it would stand to reason that the removal of that power would reduce the need for huge amounts of food and therefore reduce their diet.


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Well, just going off the list you gave, which doesn't include anything about Achilles (Greek legend), Solomon (Hebrew legend), or Pazuzu (Babylonian myth), you've got Babylonia: capnomancy, exorcism Christendom: Faust, grail, hand of glory Egypt: Eye of Horus Greece: Neoplatonism: pentagrams Pythagoreanism: pentagrams Israel: water of the Jordan Wales: ...


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During the Silver Age, the answer is "absolutely nothing". In "Action Comics" #376, the Anti-Superman Gang has a contest of sorts, initiating four attempts on Superman's life. One attempt involved a ultra-sonic attack on his superhearing. Superman's solution was definitely outside-the-box...all the way to a white dwarf star. I'm certainly not going to ...


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Maybe the original concept of Batman was only marginally influenced by Bela Lugosi's Dracula? I mean there's no way you could say, "Batman flying through the night" in 1939 and someone not say, "Oh you mean like Dracula?". If I remember rightly whoever owned the Dracula copyrights in the 20's/30's were fiercely protective of them and wouldn't allow anyone to ...


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I believe that since joker was so badly abused as a kid, that he only knows one kind "Affection". and because of how messed up joker is and psychotic, there are a lot of reasons as to why he is they way he is towards Harley. that being said, he has probably seen how his father treated his mother and only knows that type of love and doesn't realize how ...


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Late to this question, but I happened to find the following evidence in idle re-rereading of old comics just the other day. From "Teen Titans" Annual #1 (1982), Robin and the Titans are prisoners of aliens. Here are two of the green chaps discussing Robin's utility belt (and being unimpressed): Further visual proof that Robin A) sports a gold and black ...


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Superman has been documented as doing computations as fast as a having the mental computation speed of a Radio Shack TRS-80 (later known as Tandy) computer. In this weird product placement crossover, DC had Superman team up with Radio Shack's Tandy Computer Whiz Kids to save Metropolis. After Superman lost his super-speed calculation ability (due to ...


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