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I don't think this is another language. The script doesn't look like any real writing system I've seen. It's more likely a custom magical-looking font, maybe disguising some English text. Usually four small words wouldn't be enough of a sample size to do any deciphering, but this panel gives us a clue: Someone on the far right points out (in case we couldn't ...


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The foreground image is the initial line-up of the Justice League team seen in Justice League of America (2006). The image comes from issue #7 of that series. The photographs seen on the wall around those team members show the membership of the team from other times in the group's history. Front and Center: Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) Wonder Woman ...


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Yes The roots of this joke are very old, and it has been attached to a variety of clowns since its inception. As noted here: That's a famous story, sometimes told as a joke, often related as fact. It's really your archetypal "sad clown" story, and indeed exactly the same tale has been told of other clowns, most notably the Swiss clown Grock (...


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In The Flash (v1) #146 (1964), the story "The Mirror Master's Master Stroke" (auth: John Broome, art: Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella) has the titular villain switch legs with the Flash (yes, switch legs) and our hero is forced to run on his hands instead so that he can defeat him. Not quite the same as having an injury to his legs, but close enough, if you ...


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That would be Aquaman. The logo is a stylized "A", usually seen as a part of his belt buckle.


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I've found one in-universe and one out-of-universe instance of Batman using an actual computer (e.g. as opposed to a Hollywood computer with customised graphic interface) 1960's Batman The 1960s Batman series used a modified Burroughs Corporation B205. The Batcomputer in that case was running the CTOS/BTOS Operation System. Comicbook Version - 1990s ...


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The first fight is an ambush set up by Bane. He set the time, and the place. He knows things about Batman that Batman did not think he knew - that he is Bruce Wayne for example, off the bat (I would say that pun is unintentional, but I'd be lying). Batman is mentally thrown off. His tricks don't work: Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the ...


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The death penalty does, indeed, exist within the DC and Marvel comic universes. Typically, however, it is not employed against supervillains. There are many in-universe reasons, but the out-of-universe reasons are twofold: many comics don't involve a lot of death and if they kill off a supervillain they can't use him again (without an elaborate explanation ...


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Yes, for reasons known only to the author of Superman #709 this event has now been placed into DC's official canon. Note that The Super Dictionary you're describing contains a series of nonsense events that don't occur within the DC main universe, for example Green Lantern stealing a duck or The Penguin fighting a giraffe.


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I don't know how chivalrous Batman will turn out to be in this movie, but the Dark Knights of the past have had cause, once in a while, to take civilian passengers. Vicki Vale in Batman and Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins both got to take a ride in their respective Batmobiles after being rescued by their respective Batmen. So, even if he's not running a taxi ...


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First Row Captain America I'm pretty sure this is The Avengers version of the Cap minifig, although it's hard to tell. I'm basing this judgment off his belt, mainly, which in the question image appears to be very thick red; Avengers cap is the only one who has thick red bands on his belt in those locations. This variant is only available with the Captain ...


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Because it's not only batman who works worked on the Batmobile Note that the earlier batmobile was designed by one man (Fox), built by others (Waynetech), driven by another (Wayne) and maintained by yet another man (Alfred). At a minimum there are four and potentially dozens of people who've worked on the various batmobiles, any of whom could have thought ...


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Batman Vol.2 #17 "I HATE nothing more on this Earth than you, Joker. Nothing"


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Assuming you always count the swimsuit-style bottom as "panties", then, yes, on at least one cover (Wonder Woman #63 from 1992), Wonder Woman has not only had more than 25 stars, she's has more than 25 stars visible from the FRONT.


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The Joker has had more backstories than most people have had t-shirts. He has a multiple-choice past. (TV Tropes link. You are warned.) The above pictures show 3 of the histories the character has had, and they aren't even the tip of the iceberg. He certainly had a real name, but he's so far gone that I doubt he remembers it himself. Most tragically, in ...


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There are two possible uses for DNA testing that are relevant here: determining the identity of an individual who left a sample, and determining whether two different, given samples came from a single individual or two different ones. More to the point, finding the identity of someone who somehow left a sample (for example, some blood after a fight) ...


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According to this article, Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger created the Joker based on a combination of the playing card (obviously) and the character played by Conrad Veidt in the 1928 silent movie The Man Who Laughs, who looked like this: And in the middle picture here, side by side with the card and the Batman villain: Compare with the earliest ...


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The answer would depend on which villain, and which universe you're speaking about. We are told that Bruce Wayne chose the image of a bat to "strike fear into the heart of his enemies". In fact, everything about his physical appearance is used to create a false image that he is more than just a man. In the movie incarnations, his body armour makes him look ...


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Part of the answer has been placed on the iconic look of the strong man from the circuses of the 1920s and 30s. But there was another answer that lies in the process used to print comic books in times of yore. The process used was called offset printing. Offset printing was actually invented by accident in 1903 by Ira Washington Rubel, but it didn’t really ...


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It was all Charles Moulton (pen name of psychologist William Moulton Marston). Here's a brief article touching on his ideas in that regard. A couple of quotes: Through his psychological research, Marston had come to the conclusion that women were naturally superior to men, both morally and in terms of skill. Further, he believed that women’s tendency ...


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Superman has indeed said "Ouch!", on the cover of Superman 106. Lex Luthor creates an alloy that picks up energy Superman uses in his super-feats and transmits it to a suit of electronic armor he has invented. The suit gives Luthor all of Superman’s powers, but Superman defeats him by exposing himself to Kryptonite, which also transmits weakness ...


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In the DC Animated Universe, yes. While we never learn anything about her actual child/children, we meet Harley's two granddaughters, Delia and Deidre (together referred to as "Dee Dee"). Like their grandmother, they are gymnasts and criminals. They are members of the Jokerz, introduced in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Delia and Diedre being chided ...


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I covered part of this in my answer regarding "How does the Flash perceive time?" In the treatment I discuss that the nature of the Flash's powers are based around his ability to perceive, analyze and counter the attacks of his enemies. Despite their silly names and often less than stellar outfits, the Flash's Rogues Gallery are not to be taken lightly, ...


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Expanding on the answer of @jrg and @Richard, I think we can safely assume that we should consider the question as referring to times beginning from 1980s, since that's when UNIX systems actually appeared on the mainstream user/corporate market. Obviously neither *n*x OS was an option earlier than this rough date due to movie/comix readers/watchers (not to ...


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Batman does wear armor. His costume over the continuities has always been some variation of Kevlar, Nomex or other bullet-proof, fireproof, frost resistant, cloth or light plate armor worn under his costume or woven into the costume itself. He has pointed out that the bat symbol on his chest is to make his chest an easier and more inviting target to ...


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Batman (Bruce Wayne) loved Rachel Dawes, so he decided to save her and left Dent for the Gotham Police Department to save. They didn't both try to save Dent; Gordon went after Dent while Wayne went after Dawes, but The Joker lied about who was located where. Dent was actually in the location The Joker told Batman Dawes was in, while Dawes was located where ...


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Superman can't normally get drunk when he has his powers. Under the effects of a Yellow or Blue star, Kryptonians don't have to eat or drink anything and they can't get drunk. I'm not even sure they have to sleep. Therefore, under most circumstances, he, along with any other Kryptonian, such as Supergirl, cannot get drunk. However, were you to take away ...


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In the Golden Age of comics, Superman's hair didn't grow on Earth. There was even an entire issue dedicated to this fact at one point - Clark Kent was being tailed by a reporter/photographer for a rival company. She was one of the company's sleaze artists - always digging up gossip. Her hired investigator kept taking photos of Clark, and she measured his ...


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No there isn't, and that was an explicit choice by Christopher Nolan given Heath Ledger's death. Nolan says that "We're not addressing The Joker at all. That is something I felt very strongly about in terms of my relationship with Heath and the experience I went through with him on The Dark Knight". He added that "I didn't want to in any way try and ...


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As recorded in knowyourmeme.com: According to the Comics Should Be Good Archive, the panel originated from the 1965 comic book “World’s Finest #153.” The story is based around an alternate reality in which Batman believes that Superboy and Superman are responsible for the death of his father.


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