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Comic Deaths

We all knew how permanent death is in comics. Regardless, there are some great deaths of heroes and villains. Included in this category is part one of an ongoing series of comic book deaths  Subscribe for $1.99 for more curated content. Unlock 16 categories plus 🚨Key Issue Alert push notifications  🎁 Thank you for supporting the continued development of Key Collector Comics by using the eBay links for ANY purchase

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  • Part 12 of "The Panther's Rage" written by Don McGregor
  • Death of Erik Killmonger, knocked off of a cliff by a boy who simultaneously saved T’Challa’s life
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  • Death of Doc, Heavy Metal, Thunder and Crankcase by a S.A.W. Viper, heavy artillery expert
  • Death of Breaker, Crazylegs, and Quick Kick killed by an exploding Cobra Rage vehicle
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  • "Kraven's Last Hunt" part 5
  • Death of Kraven the Hunter, by self-inflicted gunshot wound
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  • Death of Dr. Hugo Strange, fell to his death after being punched in the face by Batman while standing near the edge of a cliff
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  • 1st full appearance of Shuma-Gorath, an incredibly powerful Lord of Chaos
  • [July 2019 - Doctor Strange 2: In the Multiverse of Madness will have elements of horror and inter-dimensional travel. Shuma-Gorath is rumored to make an appearance]
  • Death of the Ancient One, killed by Dr. Strange to vanquish Shuma-Gorath
  • The Ancient One orchestrated his own death and then bequeathed his vast powers to Dr. Strange
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  • Death of Gwen Stacy, neck unintentionally snapped as Spider-Man attempted to rescue her
  • Classic cover art by John Romita Sr.
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  • Death of Alex DeWitt
  • Controversial Issue: Major Force murders and dismembers Green Lantern's (Rayner) girlfriend, Alexandra DeWitt and hides her remains in the refrigerator for him to find
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  • Death of Sinestro, beaten to death by Hal Jordan
  • Death of Kilowog, incinerated by Hal Jordan
  • 1st appearance of Hal Jordan as Parallax
  • 1st appearance of Kyle Rayner as the new Green Lantern
  • Glow-in-the-dark cover
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  • "A Death in the Family" part 3
  • Death of Robin, Jason Todd, beaten to death with a crowbar by the Joker
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  • Death of Superman
  • Death of Doomsday
  • *every page of this issue is a full or double-splash page
  • 6 million issues sold
  • Distributed in a black polybag emblazoned with a bloody Superman logo - inside of the bag was a black armband and an obituary
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  • Death of Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, eaten by the Blob in gory detail (Ultimate Universe Earth 1610)
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  • Death of Elektra, skewered by Bullseye
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  • Death of the first Union Jack, suffered a heart attack
  • Death of Baron Blood, decapitated by Captain America
  • 1st appearance of the third Union Jack, Joseph Chapman
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  • Death of Alfred Pennyworth, neck snapped by Bane
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  • Death of Vigilante, Adrian Chase, commits suicide
  • Final issue
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  • Death of Jim Wilson, one of the Hulk's closest friends, from the AIDS virus
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  • Death of Jarella, killed by a power surge explosion resulting from the Hulk defeating a robot
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  • Death of Betty Ross by radiation poisoning, later resurrected as Red She-Hulk
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  • Death of Jonah Hex, after being gunned down during a Poker game, Jonah's body is stuffed and put on display in a traveling Wild West show
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  • Death of Dr. Leslie Thompkins, killed by the Joker toxin
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  • Death of Martine Bancroft, the vampire girlfriend of Morbius, killed after Morbius pushes her into a wooden stake held by Spider-Man
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  • Death of Thunderbird, John Proudstar, killed in a plane crash
  • 3rd appearance of Nighcrawler
  • Earliest use of the word 'Bamf' to describe the sound of Nightcrawler teleportating via an alternate dimension
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  • Death of the second Phantom Lady, Dee Tyler, brutally impaled by Deathstroke's sword
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  • Death of Maxwell Lord, Wonder Woman snaps his neck
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  • Death of Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, shot in the head by Maxwell Lord
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Hangman, the brother of Comet
  • Death of Comet, shot by a gangster - the first death of a superhero in comic history
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  • Death of Ultimate Spider-Man, Peter Parker, killed in an explosion that resulted from him smashing the Green Goblin with a semi truck
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  • Death of the Prowler, the uncle of Miles Morales, killed after one of his vibro-shock gauntlets malfunctions and explodes
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  • Death of Angela, speared through the chest by Malebolgia
  • McFarlane was forced to relinquish the rights to Angela after losing a court case to Neil Gaiman. Gaiman then sold the rights to Angela to Marvel
  • Death of Malebolgia, killed by a rage-fueled Spawn after watching Angela die
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  • Death of the second Jackpot, died from a heart attack after being given an antidote by Spider-Man that caused a deadly interaction with her superhuman-enhancement drugs

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