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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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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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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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Robin isn't just wearing underwear, he is wearing a leotard. Dick was part of a circus and his mum and dad were the trapeze act which he was also training in. After his mum and dad are killed in their act because of local mobster Tony Zucco taking revenge on the circus owner, Batman finds Dick. Dick convinces him to let him help and becomes Robin the Boy ...


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The Bat-train appears in Batman Vol.1 #95 It's a standard locomotive of its era and had five passenger cars as well as two flat-cars for storing the batplane and batmobile. There would be comfortable space for 450 passengers seated and standing or you could crush-load over two thousand passengers if you removed the seating. We're introduced to the Bat-...


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To the common street criminal, Batman must appear to be supernatural. This is all based on his premise: Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible... - DC # 33 (1939) Also confirmed in Batman: The Musical. ...


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I think it is Kevin, Krypto's new owner in Krypto the Superdog. (Unlike the comics, he is adopted by a normal Earth boy.) Specifically, it looks like this may be the figure from the Krypto & Kevin's First Adventure set.


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Freedom Ring Freedom Ring (real name Curtis Doyle) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Robert Kirkman. Curtis first appeared in Marvel Team-Up vol. 3 #20 (July 2006), becoming Freedom Ring in the next issue. He appeared across the series' storyline "Freedom Ring" for ...


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The first Marvel pendant to Green lantern was Doctor Spectrum. Doctor Spectrum was originally introduced in 1969 a member of the Squadron Sinister, an evil pastiche of Justice League, where he was the stand-in for Green Lantern. Later, in 1971, Marvel invented a parallel Earth reminescent of the DC Universe, with a good version of the Squadron, now called ...


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Superman flies (down) through solid rock and metal in Superman Vol. 1 #43: The Molten World Probably the earliest instance of his "burrowing" through rock and soil is from Superman Vol. 1 #11: The Yellow Plague And we see Supergirl and Krypto (who share basically the same power-set as Superman) tunnelling through a mountain in Action Comics 258: Supergirl'...


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It depends on the continuity, but it's typically a set of directional microphones and high-gain antennas to give him better-than-human hearing abilities. Because he's a bat, see? The prop from Dawn of Justice contains similar technology, according to the DoJ: Tech Manual, describing the cowl as containing a titanium core and a range of infrared and ...


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TL;DR: It varies across the different media, universes and series. However, in some he is "predominantly left handed", others appears to be mostly right handed and others ambidextrous. In The Dark Knight Vol 2 issue 3 we see Batman state that the Joker is predominantly left handed which would mean he has some use of both hands. However, in The Joker issue ...


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Batman usually cracks his knuckles to show that he's deadly serious. He does it in other media as well. Batman The Animated Series Episode 32 - Robin's Reckoning, Part I and JLA #3 - War of the Worlds Purely for the record, cracking your knuckles helps with joint looseness and may help to prevent injury to your hands during a fight.


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Kingdom Come (1996) had an adult version of Billy Batson, who upon saying "Shazam" changed into Shazam/Marvel. I see no particular difference in his Shazam look than in the one he typically changes into when Billy's depicted as a kid. This is very much in line with what "the wizard" said in Shazam! #1 (2013): he didn't make Billy older, he transformed him ...


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More "grain of truth" than "true." This question on the "Skeptics" site goes into some detail about the telephone poles. Not a cause of WWII, but more of an incident in the problems that built up to WWII. France kept insisting that Germany pay the reparations after WWI, but the German economy was pretty shot and wasn't capable of it. Not helped by the ...


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There is some complaint by Dick Grayson to Batman in Grayson: Futures End and he does state something similar to what is said above in Titans. Batman also gives a nice explanation for why Robin should wear bright clothing rather than the dark that he wears. Click image to enlarge. Robin: It's a little, I don't know, bright. I mean, you get to wear ...


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For the record, the official screenplay identifies the two men on the roof as Dopey and Happy, the three men in the car as Grumpy, Chuckles and Bozo. You've confused Chuckles (whose gunshot was fatal) with Grumpy (whose gunshot was 'superficial') GRUMPY: He’s got three left? [Bozo raises two fingers. Grumpy squeezes off a shot. The Bank Manager ...


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According to the film's official novelisation, it was out of frustration that none of his henchmen (including Bob) had told him about the Batwing. “He stole my balloons!” he screamed. Nobody had an answer for that. He shook his fists up at the sky. “Why didn’t somebody tell me he had one of those things?” Still, nobody spoke. The Joker found this ...


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I do not believe that they wanted to reserve an empty or mostly empty bus for Dent. I believe they simply wanted to move him from the hospital room (which they thought was a secure location) to a bus ready to depart and to do so with minimal time in between. At this point, Dent's severe burns put him at a significant risk of infection, and they want to keep ...


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According to a web article from Bleeding Cool, published April 5, 2017, by Rich Johnston, titled "Lois Lane's Last Name And Bruce Wayne's Middle Name, Both Revealed Today (SPOILERS)", since the DC Rebirth (May 25, 2016–November 29, 2017), Bruce Wayne's full name now is apparently (now anyway), Bruce Thomas Wayne. Batman (Rebirth) #20


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Characters found via https://www.ranker.com/list/batmans-long-list-of-lovers/charlie-knauf: Candidates of women Batman dated who neither died nor discovered his identity include Julie Madison - Julie was engaged to Bruce Wayne, but left him due to him constantly flaking on her due to his role as Batman (the New 52 continuity has her learn Batman's identity ...


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For a single episode in the Teen Titans cartoon, he was able to turn into a Sasquatch: It's pretty often that we see him transforming into dinosaurs (examples: Teen Titans cartoon, Teen Titans GO cartoon). This power dates back very far and was mentioned in this 1982 interview with the co-creator of Teen Titans. Although we don't see him transform into a ...


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A few characters named Quasar wear the Quantum Bands, a piece of superscience jewelry that lets one create light constructs through its control of electro-magnetic radiation, although said constructs can be completely invisible. These bands have been gifted by Eon to multiple heroes. The manifestation of these light constructs often seems to consist of ...


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In Detective Comics Issue 613 Batman kicks a thug into someone else and they both fall into the grinder on the back of a garbage truck. From his reaction it is pretty clear that he didn't mean to do this. Click images to enlarge.


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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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Since many depictions of Gotham City show it having a near-constant cloud cover and Batman's preferred working time is the night shift, he wouldn't need much sun screen. I mean, the Bat Signal, his famous call sign, would only work in a cloudy night.


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You missed a line earlier in the film. Gordon: I want you to call in every officer. I want them to head to their nearest hospital and start evac and search. Call the Transit Authority, School Board, Prison, get every available bus down to a hospital. The priority is Gotham General So basically the officers are trying to find him a space on an(y) ...


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There is at least one canon comic where he's "predominantly left handed." I have no idea whether or not this is contradicted elsewhere. From Dark Knight #3: Here, when he murders Jason Todd in A Death in the Family he alternates hands:


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I haven't found anything explicit but in Action Comics Issues 848 and 849 Clark has a bit of a battle with faith and in it we get some insight into his early life in Smallville. In Issue 848 we get a few flashbacks to Clark as a child and in some of these we see him going to church. Click image to enlarge. In Issue 849 he stops by Smallville and has a talk ...


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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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