Our Daily Bleg: Holy Comic Quotations, Batman!

Our resident quote bleggar Fred Shapiro, editor of The Yale Book of Quotations, is back with another request. If you have a bleg of your own — it needn’t have anything to do with quotations — send it along here.

I would welcome suggestions of what are the most famous quotations of all time from comic books or graphic novels. These could be not only one-time quotations, but also recurring catchphrases.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Flame on!!!
    The Human Torch

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  2. Ignacio says:

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s Superman!

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  3. Ian says:

    Hulk Smash!

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  4. Lee B says:

    Who watches the watchmen?

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  5. TT says:

    “Superman exists, and he’s American”
    “I never said ‘Superman exists, and he’s American. ‘ I said “God exists, and he’s American.’ ”
    -Said about Dr. Manhattan, in Watchmen

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  6. trokenmatt says:


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  7. Robin says:

    “Jiminy Jillikers!”

    -Fallout Boy from Radioactive Man

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  8. Hooser Paul says:

    “Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story!”

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