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Namor the Sub-Mariner was the first Marvel superhero and made his debut appearance in 1939. The character was created by William Blake "Bill" Everett and was first published by Timely Comics, the precursor to Marvel Comics.

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  • Who are the enemies of Spider-Man?

    Q: Who are the enemies of Spider-Man?

    A: Spider-Man has had many enemies in his comic book and movie career, such as Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin. The complete list is often referred to as the "rogue's gallery," according to Comic Vine.
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  • Why is Superman a hero?

    Q: Why is Superman a hero?

    A: As Graeme McMillan from Time magazine explains, Superman is considered a hero because of the duty he serves to his fellow citizens and the countless lives he saves. Superman also has several superpowers, including X-ray vision, the ability to fly and super-strength, that he employs with great precision as a resource to achieve peace. He fights various threats to mankind and is willing to sacrifice his life in the process.
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  • Who came first, Batman or Superman?

    Q: Who came first, Batman or Superman?

    A: Superman came before Batman. Superman was created by Joel Shuster and Jerry Siegel in 1933 and made his first official comic book appearance in Action Comics #1, cover-dated July 1938. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27, cover-dated May 1939.
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  • What are Catwoman's powers?

    Q: What are Catwoman's powers?

    A: Catwoman does not have any supernatural powers, but she is adept in martial arts, agile, athletic, intelligent and very capable at burglary. Her take-charge attitude and determination is often seen as a symbol of feminine empowerment.
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  • What is pink kryptonite?

    Q: What is pink kryptonite?

    A: Pink kryptonite is a form of kryptonite appearing in Supergirl #79, volume 4, that temporarily turns Superman homosexual after he is exposed to its radiation. Apparently, pink kryptonite's effect on Kryptonians is to make them gay.
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  • What is Superman's slogan?

    Q: What is Superman's slogan?

    A: The slogan most frequently associated with Superman is "Truth, justice and the American way." However, he does not always say it in every piece of media the character appears.
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  • What is the correct reading order of "Infinite Crisis"?

    Q: What is the correct reading order of "Infinite Crisis"?

    A: The chronological order of the "Infinite Crisis" series is the "Prelude to Infinite Crisis" one-shot, the "Countdown to Infinite Crisis" one-shot, the four prelude miniseries, the "Infinite Crisis" main storyline, the "Infinite Crisis: Secret Files" one-shot, the four "Infinite Crisis" specials, the two "Aftermath" miniseries and the "Brave New World" one-shot. The story arc consists of the main seven-issue story as well as many other shorter storylines.
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  • What are the characteristics of Spider-Man?

    Q: What are the characteristics of Spider-Man?

    A: Spider-Man is a fictional comic book superhero characterized by his iconic red-and-blue webbed body suit. Spider-Man is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 167 pounds and has brown hair. Spider-Man was bitten by a spider and has obtained spider-like abilities. He has the ability to shoot web-like material from his wrists, to climb walls and to lift more than 100 times his body weight.
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  • Is The Flash a part of Marvel?

    Q: Is The Flash a part of Marvel?

    A: The Flash is not a character in the Marvel Universe; he is a DC Comics character. The Flash's superpowers include levels of agility and speed that normal humans are not capable of reaching.
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  • Where does Spider-Man live?

    Q: Where does Spider-Man live?

    A: In the Marvel universe, Spider-Man was born in Queens, New York, but relocated to Forest Hills after his parents were killed. He was born to Richard and Mary Parker, who were both CIA agents. Before he was Spider-Man, Peter Parker attended Midtown High School and achieved high honors.
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  • Who are some superhero sidekicks?

    Q: Who are some superhero sidekicks?

    A: Some of the most popular and interesting sidekick characters in the superhero genre are Robin the Boy Wonder, Bucky, Toro, Speedy, Kid Flash and Rick Jones. These sidekicks have become popular because they are the junior partners of some of the greatest superheroes ever created, including Batman, Captain America, the Flash and the Hulk.
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  • How does the Incredible Hulk die?

    Q: How does the Incredible Hulk die?

    A: In the finale of the made-for-TV film "The Death of the Incredible Hulk," the green antihero tumbles to his death after falling out of an airplane. Once he hits the ground, the Hulk transforms into his alter ego, Dr. David Banner, who then dies after pronouncing that he is finally free. The film was first broadcast in 1990.
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  • What is Spider-Man's weakness?

    Q: What is Spider-Man's weakness?

    A: Spider-Man is often said to have no specific weakness, or at least none that is integral to the plot in the way of Superman's weakness to Kryptonite. According to his Marvel character profile, Spider-Man's precognitive spider-sense and superhuman physical abilities make him virtually impervious to harm.
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  • Who was the first Marvel superhero?

    Q: Who was the first Marvel superhero?

    A: Namor the Sub-Mariner was the first Marvel superhero and made his debut appearance in 1939. The character was created by William Blake "Bill" Everett and was first published by Timely Comics, the precursor to Marvel Comics.
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  • Did the Undertaker die?

    Q: Did the Undertaker die?

    A: The Undertaker did not die; as of 2014, the wrestler is 49 years old. The Undertaker became the subject of a death hoax in April 2014 when parody site Empire Sports reported he had been found by his wife in his Texas home.
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  • Who is the superhero Flash's alter ego?

    Q: Who is the superhero Flash's alter ego?

    A: The official biography for the Flash on DC Comics' website is for Barry Allen, the current Flash. However, other characters have also used the name.
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  • Q: What are some of the most popular superheroes?

    A: As of 2015, Spider-Man is the most popular superhero based on revenue generated, according to ComicBookMovie.com. He grossed over a billion dollars in 2014 for Marvel Comics, the company that owns the character.
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  • Q: What paper does Peter Parker work for?

    A: Peter Parker, a character from Marvel Comics, works as a photographer for the Daily Bugle newspaper. Parker is secretly the superhero Spider-Man. However, he has held other jobs throughout his run, including working as a research scientist, assistant high school coach, and president and CEO of Parker Industries.
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  • Q: Who is Maxine, the comic character?

    A: Maxine is a character created by John Wagner, originally appearing on Shoebox Hallmark greetings cards as far back as 1986. The name was picked based on a contest within the Hallmark company.
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  • Q: Where is the gas krypton found?

    A: Krypton is a gas that is present in air at about 1 parts per million. A small amount is also present in the atmosphere of Mars, at about 0.3 ppm.
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  • Q: What is a summary for "Wayside School is Falling Down"?

    A: "Wayside School is Falling Down" focuses on the wacky adventures of the 29 children in Mrs. Jewls' 30th-story class. This children's book, written by Louis Sachar in 1989, is a sequel to "Sideways Stories From Wayside School."
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