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Comic Book Questions Answered: Has Iron Man Ever Lifted Thor’s Hammer? Who Else Has Lifted It?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

After the piece I did a couple of weeks ago about whether the Hulk has ever lifted Thor’s hammer, reader Darryl M. wrote in to ask:

Okay, so how about Iron Man? Who else HAS lifted it?

The first one is easy. The second one is a lot tougher! But read on for the answers, Darryl!
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Comic Book Questions Answered: When Did Captain America’s Shield Become Indestructible?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Chris U. wrote in to ask:

With Captain America: Civil War coming out I got to thinking, “When was
Captain America’s shield first described as indestructible?”

Read on for the answer, Chris!
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Comic Book Questions Answered: Has the Hulk Ever Lifted Thor’s Hammer?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Juan asked a pretty straightforward question – has the Hulk ever lifted Thor’s hammer?

Read on to see!
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Comic Book Questions Answered: When Did Batman and Catwoman First Kiss?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Carlos M. wrote in to ask:

I was wondering if you could help me find the correct answer to a question a friend, who’s not a comic fan, once asked me. He wanted to know when was the first time Batman and Catwoman kissed? The only instance that I remembered was in the 1989 Catwoman mini-series by Mindy Newell, but there must be one, or several, before that one, right?

Read on to find out!
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Comic Book Questions Answered: Who Flew on an Arrow First, Ant-Man or Atom?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

With Ant-Man prominently riding on Hawkeye’s arrow in trailers for Marvel’s upcoming Civil War film, reader Gareth A. wanted to know who did that trick first – Ant-Man riding on a Hawkeye arrow or Atom riding on a Green Arrow arrow?

Read on to find out!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Just HOW Did Gwen Stacy Die?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Tony F. wrote in the other day to ask me if they ever came up with a definitive cause of death for Gwen Stacy. Let’s find out!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Can Wolverine or Deadpool Starve to Death?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Abdelrahman wrote in to ask:

Hi there, I was wondering, if you starve Wolverine or Deadpool, would they actually die? This brings up another question, their healing factor must need energy to heal their wounds, so, does it get this energy from food, in form of calorie? Or does it get it from another source ?

Read on for the answer!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Is Captain America’s Shield Stronger Than Adamantium?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Steve S. wrote in to ask:

Ran across this last night and was wondering if it has ever been addressed. In Captain America #303 Cap’s shield has been stolen and a scientist at Stane International is trying to recreate the formula for the metal. The scientist says that the closest he’s come has been a substance called adamantium but that’s still not as strong as Cap’s shield. This is the first time I’ve ever seen this mentioned and to my knowledge adamantium has always been regarded as the strongest metal ever in the Marvel Universe.

Read on for the answer!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – What Does Deadpool’s Voice Sound Like?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

A few different people have asked me this question over the years. In the past, we’ve examined WHEN Deadpool started talking in yellow word balloons, but we’ve never explained WHY he talks in yellow balloons, except, of course, for the general “because he sounds weird” explanation that is why all characters with weird word balloons have for why they have weird word balloons (in other words, if you have a different type of word balloon than everyone else, the default explanation is that you sound different from everyone else). So what does Deadpool sound like, then (in the comics, that is – in the movies, he sounds like Ryan Reynolds)?
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Who Still Knows Spider-Man’s Secret Identity?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today’s question comes from Lynn J. and, to an extent, Charlie E., as the main question is an old Lynn question about who currently knows Spider-Man’s secret identity, while Charlie wrote more recently specifically asking about Deadpool’s knowledge of Spider-Man’s identity. So let’s get on with it – who currently knows Spider-Man’s secret identity?
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Comic Book Questions Answered – When Did Groot and Rocket Raccoon Become Best Friends?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today’s question comes from Chris E. and it is a surprisingly good one (I don’t mean this as a shot at Chris, just that I was surprised by how the answer is really not as simple as I first thought):

I really like Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, both the comics and the movie. I was recently reading the trades of the Abnett & Lanning run, and I started wonder:Exactly when did the Rocket & Groot friendship become a big part of their characterization? Now their friendship is a big part of their characterization, everyone associates them with each other, and they even share a series. But in the Abnett & Lanning run, they interact very little. Rocket seems to be closer with Star-Lord than anyone else, really. Is this something that originated with the movie, or are there some issues I’m missing?

Read on for the answer!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – What is a Baldy Award?

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Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

This time around, the question comes courtesy of Brodie, who asked in the comments section of our recent piece on the history of the No-Prize Award:

I just want to know what a Baldy Award was.

Read on to find out!

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Comic Book Questions Answered – Just How Many Toes Does the Hulk Have?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

This time around, the question comes courtesy of Cully, who asks about the depiction of the Hulk’s toes. Cully mentioned it because Marvel recently released some promotional images from the upcoming Jim Starlin/Alan Davis Infinity Entity mini-series and in a flashback to the early days of the Avengers, Davis draws Hulk with three toes.

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Cully wanted to know when did Hulk first have five toes? Let’s find out!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – The Math Mystery of Ultimate Spider-Man #150

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

This time around, the question comes courtesy of Adam L., who asks:

My question involves another Marvel numbering snafu. This time on Ultimate Spider-man. The first series ended with issue #133 following the Ultimatum storyline. The series was relaunched with a new #1 and then resumed original numbering on issue #16/#150. The problem is 133 + 15 = 148 which would make issue #16 the 149th issue. There was an Ultimate Spider-man Requiem but as that was a 2 issue story, including it would still throw the numbering off.

Let’s do some crazy comic book math!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – When Did Deadpool Become an R-Rated Character?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

This time around, the question comes courtesy of my friend, Chris N., who asks:

The petition to get a PG-13 cut of Deadpool has generated some internet backlash, with a lot of fans claiming a Deadpool movie that isn’t R-rated just isn’t Deadpool. Now I haven’t read much Marvel this past decade, but I read plenty of Deadpool from the character’s first 15 years, and the comic was never R-rated. Where are people getting the idea that Deadpool is an R-rated character?

I think it IS pretty clear that, when introduced, Deadpool was not an R-Rated character. So when did the change occur?
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