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Why do Superman and Batman's mothers have the same name, Martha?

It's just a coincidence that the mothers of Superman and Batman share the same name. Martha was the most common name in that era. However, before Superman's adoptive mother got named Martha in the ...
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What is the Supergerm in the Justice League film?

Is it a nod to some comic book thing? Or a hint to future villain? It could be a nod to some comic book thing, but I haven't read any so I can't really say. It could be a hint to a future villain, ...
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Character deaths in "The Walking Dead" show vs. comic

TL;DR: Yes. Note: This answer has so many spoilers that it doesn't make sense to hide them all, and there is a bit of gore. If you don't like spoilers or gore, you might want to skip this answer (...
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What is the point of naming Tony Stark's dream son after his comic book rival?

This would appear to be simply an Easter egg, for those watching the film who are familiar with Morgan Stark from the comics. Marvel have been throwing in Easter eggs like that ever since Iron Man 1, ...
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What were all the fighters in previous Age of Heroes?

I don't know that we saw enough of the Green Lantern to know who he was; I'm pretty sure he was not human. I don't see anyone listed in the credits (so the Lantern was probably entirely CGI), so that'...
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Since when was Metropolis just across the bay from Gotham City?

Since when was Metropolis just across the bay from Gotham City? Has this ever shown up in any of the comics or shows before? Distance between Metropolis and Gotham City have changed a lot in comics. ...
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What is the point of naming Tony Stark's dream son after his comic book rival?

This is one of those Easter eggs Marvel put in their movies. Morgan Stark happens to be Tony's cousin and enemy in comics, but they named his future son. It seems that Marvel wants to try something ...
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How accurate to the comics is the Iron spider suit from Infinity War?

Though, MCU's spider armor is not exactly the same as Iron Spider Armor from comics, but it has almost every feature that has including extendable spider arms. The only difference is the color scheme. ...
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What are the key differences between Christopher Nolan's batman character and Zack Snyder's batman character?

Here are some key differences between Nolan's and Snyder's Batman. Nolan's Batman is anti-gun. He didn't use guns to kill bad guys. IIRC, he didn't kill any. In case of Snyder's Batman, it's opposite....
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Is the way Thomas Wayne is portrayed in the "Joker (2019)" based on any comic reference?

To answer your question of to what extent the movie Wayne is based off of any such comic Wayne, the director has stated that he has not used the comics for inspiration. In essence, the way Wayne Sr. ...
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What is the significance of the different avatars of Catwoman in Batman's vision during Concussion?

I don't know, but I suspect it is a reference to the 1960s Batman Series. Catwoman was portrayed by Julie Newmar in seasons one and two and by Eartha Kitt in season three. Also by Lee Meriwether in ...
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What was the first film adaptation of a comic?

It is hard to say definitively, mostly because (a) much of the early film record is lost and/or incomplete and (b) because there doesn't appear to be any exhaustive directory chronicling the relative ...
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Who was this girl who can manipulate birds?

Nina is not a character in the X-Men comics, but may be a renamed version of Magneto's first daughter, Anya. Magda was the name of Magneto's first wife in the comics, and his wife in the film X-Men: ...
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Why is Thea Queen nicknamed "Speedy" instead of Roy Harper?

For starters, Oliver doesn't actually call Roy "Speedy". It's a bit confusing, but in the scene you're thinking of, when he yells "Speedy" at Roy, he's yelling Thea's name at Roy to remind him of his ...
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Is Batman v Superman based any comic book?

While the story is not a direct adaptation, the movie borrows concepts from a comic by Frank Miller titled The Dark Knight Returns Here is an article that explores the two works of art (the comic was ...
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Emotional immaturity of comic-book version of superhero Shazam

Was the original comic-book version of this superhero also portrayed as lacking in emotional maturity? There have been many retcons of Shazam! over the years. According to this article In 1987, a ...
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Emotional immaturity of comic-book version of superhero Shazam

Not from the start of the character but after the post-Crisis relaunch, this became his constant trait: The first post-Crisis appearance of Captain Marvel was in the 1986 Legends miniseries. In 1987, ...
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Why did Shazam! take place in a real city?

From Andrew Dyce's January 2019 interview with director David F. Sandberg in screenrant: Q: Was there a reason that you chose Philadelphia? Sandberg: Well, we went with Geoff Johns' idea. I think he ...
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Is Flash pushing Wonder Women's sword is some comic book reference or a mythological analogy?

Well, in the movie The Flash says that he doesn't really 'fight' people that he basically just pushes people and runs away. This was an example of him pushing something. I suppose it's also a ...
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Why did filmmakers choose to portray Jack Napier as the murderer of Bruce Wayne's parents?

Tim Burton chose to use Jack Napier as the killer, because it creates more of a bond between Batman and his nemesis. This was based on the 1988 graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke in which Batman ...
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Wonder Woman's strength (2017 film) vs the comic books

The various powers/abilities/motives/motifs of characters in comic books changes depending on the time period, who's writing them, among other things. Superman for instance used to simply have ...
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Wonder Woman's strength (2017 film) vs the comic books

While the plot of the the 2017 Wonder Woman movie movie is drawn from one of her very earliest comics, the character of Diana Prince appears to be based heavily on her most recent incarnation, from ...
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Wonder Woman's strength (2017 film) vs the comic books

She was able to lift a tank in Injustice: Year One #9: And also handed Superman his a** in Injustice: Yer Four #8 and #9: And was able to go toe-to-toe with him in New 52 (though I can't identify ...
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Who is this vigalante hired by Tobias Church in Arrow S05E05?

As far as we can tell, this character was invented for the show, though the writers don't seem to think so. In the end credits, the character is identified as Scimitar: Although the writers claim ...
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Which Marvel character is "some guy from Egypt"?

Currently, it is unknown / unclear. Jasper Sitwell's line is not "some guy from Egypt", it's "a TV anchor in Cairo". At the time of writing, it wasn't made clear who the person ...
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On what story arc is the Swamp Thing based on?

Actually few things have been altered for the show, screenrant has a list of them.. On the story arc front, I couldn't find any credible source to put here. I'll updated this if I can find one. 1. ...
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Why was Deadpool's origin as being imbued with Wolverine's mutant healing factor changed?

Interviews from the cast have stated that they wanted to distance themselves from the previous, negatively received X-Men movies (looking at you X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Obviously the goal is that ...
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Is this comics in Riverdale S01E13 actually the comics that inspired the show?

He appears to be reading "Chilling Adventures in Sorcery as Told by Sabrina #1" from September 1972.
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Why are the costumes in comics and movie adaptations not the same?

You're asking a question of why visual decisions were made when adapting and remediating a character. The most obvious if unhelpful answer is because someone chose to change it. it kind of starts and ...
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