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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Q: How is the Batman villain database maintained?

    A: The Batman Villain Database at dc.wikia.com is maintained through group-sourced research and contribution by members of the Wikia community identified variously as Users, Wikia Staff and Wikia Helpers. A registered member of Wikia may submit new pages, maps, videos or photos and suggest alterations to existing DC Wikia pages, including the Batman Villain Database, as changes occur in the continuity of stories within the DC Universe of comic books, TV shows and motion pictures.
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  • Q: Who is the creator of the Marvel superhero?

    A: Stan Lee created several Marvel Superheroes in the Marvel Universe along with artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Lee and Kirby created popular characters such as The Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and the X-Men. Lee and Ditko created Doctor Strange and Spider-Man.
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  • Q: What are some facts about "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"?

    A: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise in 1984. The pair's drawings started as a joke but evolved into a comic book story that Eastman and Laird printed using their tax refund money and a $1,000 loan from a relative.
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  • Q: Where can you buy Marvel comics?

    A: Marvel comics can be purchased from retailers such as Midtown Comics and from Marvel's own website. Additionally on its website, Marvel offers options for purchasing both digital and physical copies of comics.
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  • Q: What are some facts about Marvel Comic's Black Panther?

    A: Marvel Comics' Black Panther, whose real name is T'Challa, first appeared in 1966. Black Panther was Marvel's first major African-American superhero, and he has affiliations with several Marvel superhero groups including the Avengers, Secret Avengers, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Force and Queen's Vengeance. Black Panther also plays a starring role in Marvel's first graphic novel, "Jungle Action #5."
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