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What language is Raven using for her attack in the new 52?

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 ...
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Why isn't The Flash unstoppable?

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 ...
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Who is the medium sized Robin?

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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Is New 52 Wonder Woman bullet-proof?

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 ...
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Did Barry Allen reboot the DC continuity in 2011 creating the DC Universe known as "the New 52?"

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 ...
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How did Bruce Wayne receive the necessary training to become Batman without being recognized?

Who says they didn't recognize him? Depending on canon, many of Bruce Wayne's trainers were the top of their fields in what they did. When Wayne wasn't roughing it crossing the world, he was training ...
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Why doesn't New 52 Earth 2 Batman have a no gun policy?

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 ...
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Should I start reading batman from the start or from the new 52?

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 ...
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Night of the Owls story arcs?

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 ...
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In Justice League #1, why does Barry Allen act surprised when he learns of Batman's existence?

Where the Flash and the rebooted DC Universe are concerned, continuity errors abound since Flashpoint. I write off this mistake as a continuity error because there were so many in the early rebooted ...
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Where does the new 52 start?

DC's current continuity - known as the "New 52" began following the FlashPoint event. That event effectively 'reset' the DC multiverse into 52 parallel Earths. Here are links to the collected volumes ...
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Why did these bullets hurt Wonder Woman?

What you are seeing is being taken out of context. That's not strictly a gun and those are not bullets. Nor is she being "hurt". Think of this as a subversion of the ancient myths. Those ...
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When did Bruce Wayne get the amnesia shown in Red Hood/Arsenal #5

Batman Vol 2 #43 In Batman Vol 2 #40. Batman is supposedly killed when a warehouse collapses on him and Joker. In #43 it is revealed that although Bruce had died, he'd come back to life. But the ...
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Do other Earths think of themselves as the “Prime Earth”?

The only moment I can bring to mind is not strictly DC canon. (But then, after never-ending reboots, what is canon?) The image below is from the epic "Avengers/JLA" crossover event and neither side ...
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Where did Captain Cold get his freezing power from, when he stopped using his gun in the new 52

Captain Cold alongside a few other rogues were fused with their weapons so that their powers were written into their DNA He had these powers until the gun was stripped from his DNA by Deathstorm in ...
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Why would Supergirl be stronger than Superman?

Everyone forgets that she also was older than Superman when she was left Krypton, so if Superman is super because the gravity (or whatever) on Krypton was denser than on Earth, then by that same logic ...
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Is there an official reason why Batman Volume 4 (New 52) omits issues 18-20?

A book collecting batman 0, 18-20, 28 and batman annual 2 has been announced for a march 2015 release date so they will be available as a collected edition.
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Is there an official reason why Batman Volume 4 (New 52) omits issues 18-20?

Batman 18 is a single story arc and 19-20 is a two story arc. They do not directly tie in to the secret city story in Batman Volume 4 so the publishers opted to leave them out. I do not believe they ...
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How did Bruce Wayne receive the necessary training to become Batman without being recognized?

His first master was simply experience Batman's "training" is usually described to have involved a period of "reckless youth", where he wandered the world just getting into trouble. In the Nolan ...
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Does Barry Allen remember his life in the prime DC Universe?

Yes, Barry has the unique distinction of having been at the center of the Flashpoint paradox. He may be the only person to remember first-hand what happened there. Will the memories be retained (or ...
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How does Batman have time for the amount of research he does?

Superpower? No. Supercomputer? Yes. The Batcomputer is one of Batman's most powerful tooks for crimefighting. It holds a massive criminal database, likely updated with police criminal files ...
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Is Batman Vol. 2 finished?

Batman Vol 2 was a 52 edition series that went on from The Start of the New 52 up until Rebirth. Although The New 52 has ended and has become Rebirth, the story continues into Batman: Rebirth Vol 1 #1,...
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Could Batman survive this?

Yes and no. It boils down to two questions: did any vital organs/intestines get scratched/punctured, and how long did he have to wait before he had medical attention. The first answer will to a degree ...
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Which character is depicted on the cover of Harley Quinn New 52 series?

Sy Borgman aka Syborg. He's a former secret government agent, now an elderly acerbic resident of a nursing home that Harley starts working in. Introduced in Issue 4, he was apparently involved in an ...
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What do the spine colors on the DC "New 52" issues indicate?

As far as I can tell, the colours represent the primary characters or teams. Blue = Batman/Superman Family (including Batwoman, Batgirl, The Joker and Harley Quinn) Green = Green Lantern Corp Orange ...
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Does John Stewart have his own comic line in the new-52?

The Green Lantern Corps features John Stewart and Guy Gardner as the main characters. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 is the first in the series to be part of the New 52. Unfortunately, John Stewart is not ...
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Did Barry Allen reboot the DC continuity in 2011 creating the DC Universe known as "the New 52?"

The answer is yes and no. Spoilers follow Originally Flashpoint and the proceeding New52 reboot were directly caused by Flash; however, because New52 was so horrible and as result, was received ...
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Did Barry Allen reboot the DC continuity in 2011 creating the DC Universe known as "the New 52?"

Yes, in the original writeup which lead to the existence of the New 52 (also known as the DCnU or Nu52) Universe, Barry Allen's story Flashpoint is the event which precipitates the reformation of what ...
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Could Batman survive this?

Batman has above peak human durability (without being supernaturally though), taking blows from Wonder Woman and Azazel and surviving. (both sourced from this respect thread on reddit by /u/Ame-no-...
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What exactly is happening in Wonder Woman 06 (2012)? What is the point of this entire story arc?

From what I can tell (warning, I'm no WW expert), Hera is using the magic mirror in the lower panel to astrally project her image to where Wonder Woman and the other children of Zeus are hanging out. ...
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