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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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Q: What are some games inspired by the Spider-Man series?

    A: Some games inspired by the Spider-Man series include "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Spider-Man Web of Shadows" and "Ultimate Spider-Man." Many Spider-Man games directly rely upon the story lines established by the Spider-Man movie releases.
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  • Q: What is some history of the Batman character?

    A: The Batman character's history begins when, as a young boy, Bruce Wayne witnessed the robbery and murder of his parents. He swore to avenge them by fighting crime and promoting justice. Preparing to fulfil that vow, at age 14 Wayne, who became Batman, studied forensics, criminology and psychology, and various forms of martial arts. The Batman character first appeared in the lead story of Detective Comics #27 in 1939.
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  • Q: Is there a definitive list of comic book prices?

    A: The definitive price guide for comic books, as of 2105, is “The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide,” originally started by Robert M. Overstreet. In 2015, Gemstone Publishing released the 45th edition.
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  • Q: What are some examples of comic book hero names?

    A: Some notable comic book hero names are Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. Other comic book hero names include Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor.
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  • Q: What are some samples of superhero sketches?

    A: Max Silveira's Spider-Man, Dustin Cinnamon's Scarlet Witch and Lucas Knauss' Quicksilver sketches are three samples of superhero sketches. All three drawings are available on ArtStation.
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  • Which Marvel comic is the most valuable?

    Q: Which Marvel comic is the most valuable?

    A: As of 2015, the most valuable Marvel comic is the first Marvel Comics volume published in October 1939. The comic was issued by Timely Publications prior to the company's name change to Marvel Comics. The estimated value for quality copies of the comic range from $300,000 to over $500,000.
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