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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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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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The Short Answer: It is likely the Flash (and other speedsters like him) have complete control of the temporal aspects of their speed powers because it would otherwise be intolerable to be faster than everything around you and having no control of how you were able to perceive it. Such a perceptual state would leave the world, from his point of view, a ...


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From Wikipedia: The cave stores unique memorabilia items collected from the various cases Batman has worked. Originally, these were stored in a room designed just for them; it was explained that Batman and Robin took one memento from each case. Later, the trophies were shown to be in the large main area of the cave, residing among the rest of the Batcave'...


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I think you assume too much. Batman is largely a CEO in title only. He oversees his company, but certainly doesn't spend 40 - 50 hours a week actually doing CEO stuff. To the contrary he puts effort into appearing as a playboy, both in the Nolan films and the comics. This allows him to have free time to spend his wealth carefree, while in fact he is using ...


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Aaron Diaz of Dresden Codak goes into great detail about how implausible Batman is in this article. My favorites are that he's an expert in all martial arts, which would take lifetimes of study, and that he spends billions of dollars to combat common street crime in person. Thus, he's a badly-written fictional character who couldn't exist in real life. So ...


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The T-Rex comes Batman #35 (June, 1946). "Batman and Robin are challenged to a game of "Touch Hunt" on famed Dinosaur Island in return for a gift to charity in the amount of $5000.....if they win the game. But they soon discover that they are the prey being hunted....by a very human adversary!" (source) Dinosaur Island was an amusement park filled with ...


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Supergirl isn't stronger or more powerful than Superman. It only appears that way. See: Is Superman really Super compared to other Kryptonians, section 2. This mistaken impression leads to the confrontation between Supergirl and Reign/Worldkillers in Supergirl #6 & #7. Reign, the leader of the Worldkillers is a genetically-engineered metapowered ...


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No. The Flash is not using a supernatural ability to see the future. This is not a new power at all. It is a new and different way of depicting how the Flash controls his perception of time, space and his relationship to the world at large. Being as fast as he is, he appears to violate causality appearing to be everywhere at once. He isn't but his speed can ...


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Superman's "X-ray" vision is not really based on emitting actual X-rays. There are 3 reasons we know that's not the case: Most importantly, X-rays don't get reflected from most objects/materials (due to their wavelength) same way that visible light might, they pass through them. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray . As an example, cloths are transparent ...


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From the original announcement: The characters also are getting a makeover. While most of the specifics are still top secret, Lee says he worked with both staff and freelance artists to redesign costumes in a contemporary way as well as alter the physicality of many heroes and villains to modernize the DC Universe. If you look at this link you'll see ...


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This is Tim Drake, the third Robin. His role in DC's The New 52 is as Red Robin: The man in the red full mask is Jason Todd, the second Robin, as Red Hood:


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Thaddeus's answer is, by far, the most important one here. Two more things that I wanted to point out, though: The Flash's powers are almost universally deliberate actions. Unlike Superman, who is bulletproof even when he's having a quiet dinner as Clark Kent, the Flash has to BECOME intangible, or CHOOSE to travel through time, etc. It's something ...


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I hate to break it to you, but the secret of the suit is: Superman finally gets to join the instant-costume changing club. He was for a long time, the only member of the Justice League who had a secret identity but could not instantly change into his supersuit. Batman had his bat-cave, Wonder Woman spun around, Flash compressed his into his yellow ring, Hal ...


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Given her power level upgrades, at least until the New 52, Wonder Woman SHOULD have been easily bulletproof, because in almost all other ways, she would have been as tough as Superman or Captain Marvel. But like all things comics, there was a great deal of inconsistency on that point. We don't know what the pending Rebirth of the DC Universe will do to her ...


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Large caveat: I don't know anything about Mr Terrific other than what's in the Wikipedia page. There have certainly been children who have completed degrees very young, so if the requirement is only 20 to 30 years and he's in his mid 30s, then that's absolutely achievable (for a prodigy). Although an undergraduate degree does normally take two or three ...


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Almost as much an icon as the Batman himself, the Batmobile has seen as many transformations as the character has over the decades. Looking at several major compilations of Batmobiles through the ages, I was unable to match any but the two-finned model to the 2006 Batman: Under The Hood on the upper right side. The smaller coup with the Batman Beyond logo ...


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I think you have to examine what you personally enjoy when reading stories. If you want to see a 100% fresh start from a character's beginning, or don't mind being plucked down in the middle of a status quo, picking up the gist as you go along. Not many of the new 52 are starting at square one with their heroes (despite the assumptions made by the ...


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The DCnU has not released who the other five trainers of the Batman have been since they rebooted their universe. Only Henri Ducard has been revealed to have trained the Batman since the reboot. It is unlikely, DC will ever reveal the names of the others, so writers can alter the history to their needs. DC Comics has always maintained a level of anonymity ...


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Spoilers from DC Rebirth! TL;DR: No; while he thinks so, there were much more powerful players on the board. In DC Rebirth #1 we see Wally West (3rd Flash) floating stranded in Speed Force. He seems to be unable to break out, because he has no tether to the world - everyone has forgotten him after the Flashpoint; he also seems to possess some knowledge/...


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In the Flash comic title of the late 80's and 90's, Wally West was the featured "Flash" (makes sense, since at the time, Barry Allen was dead). The "New 52" Flash is Barry Allen once again. Presumably this is the source of the previous poster's "the new guy who is the old guy" comment. At any rate (a little speedster pun...), in an issue from the 90's ...


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The ring is only used silently when someone is using something fairly simple - like a boxing glove construct, or when the user is heavily concentrating on a shape. Using the ring is a difficult task - you have to imaging what you want it to create in fairly good detail. Most sentients in the DC Universe (pre-reboot, haven't seen the new stuff yet) seemed ...


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No. And unless there is a drastic change in policy, their previous universe has ceased to exist. (See Teen Titans Go! below for the last exception). Everything published by DC Comics since their "soft reboot" of the DC Universe wears the mark of the New 52 Universe. There have been two dozen new books that have been released since the first new universe ...


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I read them, you should go like this: Batman Vol. 1 - The Court of Owls Batman Vol. 2 - City of Owls Batman - Night of the Owls The reason being is the three-part backup story "Fall of the House of Wayne" collected in the Night of the Owls book which, kind of, spoils key plot points regarding both the Pennyworths and the Waynes if read prior to City of ...


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Option 1: Go into your local comic shop and ask this question. They'll be able to help you figure out exactly what you're looking for much better than we can. Honestly this is probably the best thing to do, but if you don't have a local comic shop... Option 2: Wait for the next arc to start, and start reading there. Comic books come out in arcs, which are ...


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Earth-Two is DC’s home for the “Golden Age” heroes from the 1930-50s. That era’s Batman (and Robin) did not have a problem with using guns or killing criminals. This blog post has a detailed history of Batman and guns.


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Vocal commands are not necessary for every use of the ring. Depending on the facility, knowledge, creativity, and willpower of the Green Lantern, some may use more vocal commands than others. Those who are from advanced cultures may utilize the ring more as a command-driven tool, others may simply choose to use their willpower and creativity to direct how ...


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DC Senior VP of Sales Bob Wayne stated: "The Killing Joke still happened and she was Oracle. Now she will go through physical rehabilitation and become a more seasoned and nuanced character because she had these incredible and diverse experiences." Wikipedia Barbara Gordon


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