70 DC Universe Facts Every Superhero Dork Should Know

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1Clark Kent

Clark Kent

When disguised as Clark Kent, Superman slouches to make himself look several inches shorter and deliberately wears baggy clothes to hide his physique. He also wears glasses that alter the color of his eyes. He also changes the pitch of his voice.

2. Clark Kent was initially chosen to become a Green Lantern by Abi Sur’s ring but was rejected because he wasn’t native to Earth.

3. The city of Melbourne was almost called "Batmania" after one of it's founding fathers: John Batman.

4. There are many types of kryptonite, including pink kryptonite which turns Superman gay.

5. Aquaman’s trident is an indestructible magical weapon that grants him great powers and divine right to rule the sea. With it, he can manipulate water (create tidal waves or whirlpools), control the weather, disperse energy in the form of bolts and forcefields or just use it to stab his foes.

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6Batman's "no kill policy"


In the early renditions, Batman hadn’t adopted his “no kill” policy and was known to kill villains if it was necessary.

7. It has been stated in various ‘Justice League’ comics that Wonder Woman can never be paired with Plastic Man on a mission, as he has been known to sexually harass his female colleagues in the past. For example, not only has he transformed into objects in Wonder Woman’s room just to watch her change clothes, but he even once transformed into a dress and tricked Big Barda into wearing it.

8. Martian Manhunter possess a vast amount of superhuman strength comparable to Superman’s strength, easily making him one of the physically strongest beings on the planet. He has even shown to hurt Superboy-Prime and has even taken blows from enemies whose strength surpass Superman, such as Despero. He also has a psycho-somatic weakness to fire, stemming from the traumatic, fire-related destruction of the Martian race.

9. Because Green Lantern’s ring has no power over the color yellow, Batman and Robin painted themselves and an entire room yellow before confronting him in “All Star Batman and Robin.”

10. Mogo is a member of the Green Lantern corps is an actual sentient planet.

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11Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

In the film, The Dark Knight, the man who shouted "we are not intimidated by thugs," to the Joker, was actually Patrick Leahy, the senior senator from Vermont and a self-confessed batman fan. He has appeared in a cameo role for every other Batman film since Batman Forever.

12. The kryptonite ring is worn by Lex Luthor eventually gave him cancer and his right hand had to be amputated.

13. The first Batmobile made its debut in 1941. It was a 1936 Cord convertible.

14. In some old Batman comics, Joker also uses a utility belt. It contains various gag items including exploding cigarettes, hand buzzers, playing cards, flower pellets, snake pellets, sneezing powder, itching powder, and Mexican jumping beans.

15. In 1981, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ crossover comic, despite his relative lack of brute strength, the Dark Knight successfully defeats the Hulk in combat.

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From Alfred Pennyworth’s first appearance until his re-introduction in the Silver Age Comics, he was portrayed as an overweight, idiotic, comic-relief.

17. Alfred Pennyworth is almost as accomplished as Bruce Wayne himself, at one point being an actor, a field medic, and even a pilot. He’s also the only member of the Bat-family allowed to carry a firearm.

18. A man who faced a foreclosure in 2010, discovered a copy “Action Comics #1” in his basement. The comic, which features the first appearance of Superman, is only valued at $250,000 because it was in poor shape but was enough to save his family’s home.

19. In a non-canonical story told in the ‘Batman’ comic “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader”, Alfred Pennyworth revealed that he is, in fact, the Joker.

20. Batman’s home was first named as ‘Gotham City’ in ‘Batman #4’, in 1940. Before that, it was stated that Batman lived in Metropolis or New York.

21Supergirl's strength

Supergirl's strength

The exact magnitude of Supergirl’s strength is unknown. However, when she hits Superman, it actually hurts him and he notes that he’s never been hit that hard before.

22. Originally a composite being, Firestorm had power over fire and heat and could alter the atomic structure of objects. As of “The New 52” multiple Firestorms exist and Ronnie and Jason as individual Firestorms can combine to create Fury, a giant walking nuclear reactor.

23. Darkseid’s strength is so great that he can easily overpower heavyweights such as Superman and Wonder Woman in hand to hand combat and even overpower the entire Justice League including their heavy hitters. He has also been shown destroying a Green Lantern Ring with his bare hands.

24. DC Comics paid $130 in 1938 for exclusive rights to Superman.

25. In 1978, DC Comics released a Superman Comic in which he teamed up with Muhammad Ali to defeat an alien invasion.

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