55 DC Comics Trivia Questions and Answers

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Are you obsessed with all things superheroes as much as we are? If you dream about being a part of the DC universe, you are not alone. We wish we lived there too!

So how much do you know about superhero comics and movies, as well as the actors that play these amazing characters?

Today you can put all of that to the test with our set of superhero trivia questions and answers! We’ve got nothing but trivia questions related to the DC universe.

See how many you can answer correctly. Good luck!

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55 DC Comics Trivia Questions and Answers

Which D.C. Comics superhero shared the name Captain Marvel before changing it?

Answer: Shazam.

Which superhero is known for his or her magic lasso and bullet-proof bracelets?

Answer: Wonder Woman.

What does the “DC” in DC Comics stand for?

Answer: Detective Comics.

Who was the first hero to appear in a comic book?

Answer: Superman.

What was the name of the comic that Superman first appeared in?

Answer: Action Comics I.

What is Batman’s real name?

Answer: Bruce Wayne.

Smallville depicts what superhero’s teenage years?

Answer: Superman.

Raised in a prison and the subject of experimentation, Dorrance became obsessed with the stories he heard of Batman. Developing both strength (assisted by a powerful drug) and intelligence, he renamed himself what?

Answer: Bane.

What movie does this quote come from? “If it bleeds, we can kill it.”

Answer: Batman Returns.

What character says this quote and which movie is it from? “Why so serious?”

Answer: Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008).

In which year was National Allied Publications, now known as DC Comics, founded?

Answer: 1934.

In which comic did Batman make his debut in 1939?

Answer: Detective Comics 27.

In which comic did Mister Mxyzptlk make his debut in 1944?

Answer: Superman 30.

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    Aquaman made his first appearance in More Fun Comics #73 in January 1962. True or False?

    Answer: False.

    True or False: DC almost sold the rights to Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Batman, and many other members of the Justice League when they were struggling for money in the 1980s.

    Answer: True, the comic franchise offered this to Marvel, but it was rejected.

    In 2010, the epic Blackest Night came to its conclusion. What is the name of the following series?

    Answer: Brightest Day.

    What is the name of Bruce Wayne’s son?

    Answer: Damien Wayne.

    What were the names of Bruce Wayne’s parents?

    Answer: Thomas and Martha.

    This DC character was a hero of ancient Egypt chosen for his purity of spirit by the wizard Shazam to hold his powers. However, he eventually became corrupt and power-hungry, and he was banished away to space. Who is he?

    Answer: Black Adam.

    How did the Fantastic Four get their superpowers?

    Answer: Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, Susan Storm, and Johnny Storm were forever changed during an experimental space flight that exposed them to cosmic rays.

    Superman’s greatest foe is a rich guy named what?

    Answer: Lex Luthor.

    How does Barry Allen end up becoming The Flash, the Fastest Man Alive?

    Answer: He is struck by lightning while handling strange chemicals, and he discovers he’s gained the ability to move much faster than the speed of sound.

    Dan Cassidy was a talented special effects man until the day he was confronted by a demon while he himself was wearing a demon costume. An attempt by the demon to steal powers from Dan backfired, turning him into an actual demon and a magnet for strange events. What is his superhero name?

    Answer: Blue Devil.

    Raven, a superheroine in the DC Universe and a member of the Teen Titans, has what superpowers?

    Answer: Telekinesis, Empathy, Flight, Magic, Astral Projection, Darkness manipulation, Teleportation.

    The Green Lantern is a normal human being without any power, but when he puts on an item, he obtains powers. What item does he get his powers from?

    Answer: His power ring.

    This DC villain is fueled by a pathological rage that compels him to turn his odd physique, bird-like profile, and awkward waddle into a well-dressed force for fear. What is his villain name as well as his birth name?

    Answer: Penguin, or Oswald Cobblepot.

    One of the Dark Knight’s most infamous villains, Edward Nygma enjoys flaunting his intellectual superiority by conducting crimes and leaving clues for Batman to piece together. Which villain is this?

    Answer: Riddler.

    Who killed Thomas and Martha Wayne?

    Answer: Joe Chill.

    What is Superman’s weakness?

    Answer: Kryptonite.

    In Batman Forever, which actor portrayed Riddler?

    Answer: Jim Carrey.

    Western Comics #1 included characters such as the Wyoming Kid, Cowboy Marshall, and Rodeo Rick. It was published in 1948. True or False?

    Answer: True.

    Who said this: “You are part of the night, just like me. We’re not afraid of the dark–we come alive in it…we’re thrilled by it.”

    Answer: Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

    In which year did Superman and Batman join forces for the first time in comics?

    Answer: 1952.

    In which year was John Constantine: Hellblazer first published?

    Answer: 1988.

    Who is the artist responsible for V for Vendetta?

    Answer: David Lloyd.

    Who wrote the second series of The Sandman, which was published in 1989?

    Answer: Neil Gaiman.

    Which actress is best known for playing Harley Quinn in Batman and the Suicide Squad movies?

    Answer: Margot Robbie.

    Who was the first female superhero, created by Fletcher Hanks, first appearing in Jungle Comics #2 published in 1940 by Fiction House?

    Answer: Fantomah. The character preceded Wonder Woman’s first appearance.

    Which superhero grew up on planet Tamaran?

    Answer: Starfire.

    Wonder Woman’s home of Paradise Island was also called what?

    Answer: Themyscira.

    “It’s clobbering time!” is the tagline of which superhero?

    Answer: The Thing.

    What role did John Cena play in Suicide Squad?

    Answer: Peacemaker.

    Who played Penguin in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns?

    Answer: Danny DeVito.

    What was DC Comics’ original name back in 1934?

    Answer: National Allied Publications.

    This superhero was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and sold to DC for just $130 in 1938. Who was he?

    Answer: Superman.

    The 19th publication of Sandman by Neil Gaiman won what award for Best Short Story in 1975?

    Answer: World Fantasy Award.

    After a series of mergers, DC Comics is owned by what entertainment company today?

    Answer: Warner Bros.

    Who are the two fastest superheroes in the DC universe?

    Answer: Superman and the Flash. In multiple comics from different generations, Superman and the Flash have raced to see who is faster. Every single time, it ends in a tie.

    What was Wonder Woman originally named?

    Answer: Suprema.

    Which anti-hero is the only one to remain conscious after the Pathfinder zapped him?

    Answer: Deadshot.

    What is the title of the first Batman comic that DCe produced using entirely computer-generated illustrations?

    Answer: Batman: Digital Justice

    In which year was the imprint Vertigo born?

    Answer: 1993.

    Who said: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

    Answer: Harvey Dent in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight film.

    Who said: “You get the best seat in the house for Armageddon”?

    Answer: The Joker.

    Spider-Man fans may know of Spider-Pig, but in DC there was something similar. This animal was rescued and adopted by Batman and Robin, becoming a member of their team. Who/what was it?

    Answer: Bat-Cow.

    Which writing font was inspired by the DC comics?

    Answer: Comic Sans.

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      Further Reading: DC Comics

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      The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition

      The definitive guide to the characters of the DC Multiverse and a vital addition to every comic book fan’s bookshelf.

      Newest edition has profiles of more than 1,200 characters!

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      Elle is a travel blogger and entertainment publisher by day and a trivia fanatic by night. Her favorite hobbies include hiking mountains, traveling anywhere in the world, watching documentaries, playing bingo, and brushing up on world knowledge through games like Trivial Pursuit.

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