List of deceased American comic book characters

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Below is a partial list of fictional characters who have died in American comic books, specifically in the superhero genre, and, so far, have not returned.

Characters frequently die in comic books, but are also frequently resurrected. A death that is reversed is called a comic book death. Writer Peter David splits the blame for this phenomenon among creators, publishers and fans. Creators and publishers kill characters to increase drama and sales and to meet the demands of readers who call for evil or unpopular characters be killed. However, if a popular character is killed, fans often ask for his or her resurrection and publishers find such returns can lead to more boosts in sales. Another reason creators resurrect characters is that they want to use them in new storylines. This cycle creates a vicious circle: after witnessing several improbable returns, fans begin to doubt that any characters are permanently dead, and death begins to lose its dramatic impact.[1]

Although many dead comic book characters are resurrected, some are not. Usually, characters associated with a major character's origin story (e.g. Spider-Man's Uncle Ben, Doctor Abraham Erskine, Ho Yinsen, Abin Sur, or Batman's mother and father), or those whose deaths significantly alter the development of a major character (e.g. Gwen Stacy, or Karen Page), remain dead. Additionally, although many stories continue to be written about them, certain period characters are typically presumed dead (at least from natural causes if nothing else) for purposes of contemporary status, even if their final fates are not depicted in a story (e.g. Rawhide Kid and other characters active in the 19th century Wild West). Sometimes a character remains dead simply because a successor has assumed an updated version of his or her costumed identity, making a return by the first generation character absurd (e.g. Baron Zemo or Foolkiller). Some dead characters have fallen out of relevance to modern audiences, which effectively prohibits their return (e.g. certain characters from the Golden and Silver Age of Comic Books. Characters who no longer fit current standards of political correctness also often fall into this category.). Death is also a convienent method of closure for characters who can no longer be used due to licensing restrictions, copyright, or other issues of ownership. Lastly, from time to time, superheroes or other comics characters, judged by their creators to have served their dramatic purposes, remain dead because their stories are considered over.

As there are no "rules" to fiction, all characters carry the possibility of being resurrected at any time. The following list of characters are present exceptions to the standard conventions of comic book deaths. Currently, they remain dead.

The latter part of this article also includes characters who were once "dead" and then returned. While persons listed may or may not have actually died in their respective comic books, they were presented as dead by the storytellers for a long enough time for the reversal to be meaningful (usually not within the same story arc). For example, Green Goblin supposedly died in July 1973, but was revealed to not have in December 1996. Thus, although continuity states Norman Osborn was never dead, for 23 years in real time, he was. By contrast, many comic book stories involve cliffhangers in which a character appears dead for a short time but is revealed to be alive or resurrected without enough time for the death to be meaningful. An example would be Batwoman, who died in Batman and Robin #8 (2010) but was revived only one issue later.

List of dead comic book characters[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Main article: DC Universe
Character Issue Cause of death
Abattoir (Arnold Etchinson) Batman: Shadow of the Bat #27 (May 1994) Azrael allowed him to fall to his death
Abin Sur Showcase #22 (September–October 1959) Died when his ship crash lands on Earth; in Green Lantern vol. 4, #30 (April 2008), he is shown to be killed by Atrocitus
Agent Liberty (Benjamin Lockwood) Action Comics #873 (January 2009) Killed by Superwoman's heat vision
Air Wave (Larry Jordan) DC Comics Presents #40 (December 1981) Killed by an escaped convict[2]
Alexandra DeWitt Green Lantern vol. 3, #54 (July 1994) Strangled and stuffed in a refrigerator by Major Force (see Women in Refrigerators)
Amazing-Man (William Blake "Will" Everett) Justice League of America #87 (April 1994) Died of cancer
Amazing-Man (William Blake "Will" Everett III) Starman vol. 2, #38 (January 1998) Killed by Mist
Amon Sur Green Lantern vol. 4, #26 (December 2007) Green Lantern Laira used her power ring to split his torso in half
Amos Fortune Justice League of America vol. 2, #37 (September 2009) Shot by widow of member of the Royal Flush Gang
Anima (Courtney Mason) Faces of Evil: Prometheus (January 2009) Killed by Prometheus
Antaeus (Mark Antaeus) JLA: Super Power #1 (November 1999) Died in a nuclear explosion
Anthro Final Crisis #7 (January 2009) Died of natural causes
Aquagirl (Tula) Crisis on Infinite Earths #9 (December 1985) Drowned in water that was poisoned by Chemo
Ares Wonder Woman vol. 3, #31 (June 2009) Struck in the head with a battle axe by Wonder Woman
Atom (Albert "Al" Pratt) Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #2 (September 1994) Killed by Extant
Atom (Ryan Choi) Titans: Villains For Hire Special (May 2010) Murdered by Deathstroke, who was hired by Dwarfstar
Atomic Knight (Gardner Grayle) Final Crisis #4 (October 2008) Killed by Darkseid's forces in a battle
Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) Azrael: Agent of the Bat #100 (May 2003) Shot to death by Nicholas Scratch and Carlton Lehah; his body was never recovered
Aztek (Uno) JLA #41 (May 2000) Sacrificed himself to save Superman so he could destroy Mageddon
B'wana Beast (Michael Payson Maxwell) Animal Man #47 (May 1992) Transformed into evil Shining Man and perishes in the ensuing battle
Baby Wildebeest Infinite Crisis #4 (March 2006) Punched through his chest by Superboy-Prime
Ballistic (Kelvin Mao) Infinite Crisis #7 (June 2006) Killed by a blast of heat vision from Superboy-Prime
Baron Blitzkrieg Infinite Crisis #7 (June 2006) Incinerated by Superboy-Prime
Bekka Superman/Batman #42 (November 2007) Killed in her house by Infinity-Man
Bernadeth Countdown to Final Crisis #19 (December 2007) Killed by the Infinity-Man
Black Canary (Dinah Drake Lance) Secret Origins #50 (August 1990) Died of cancer
Black Condor (Ryan Kendall) Infinite Crisis #1 (December 2005) Killed by a ring beam through the chest during an ambush by Sinestro
Black Mask (Roman Sionis) Catwoman vol. 3, #52 (April 2006) Shot in the head by Catwoman
Black Orchid (Susan Linden-Thorne) Black Orchid #1 (1988) Killed in an explosion
Black Orchid (Flora Black) Black Orchid #22 Killed by Suzy Black
Blockbuster (Mark Desmond) Legends #3 (January 1987) Killed by Brimstone
Blockbuster (Roland Desmond) Nightwing #93 (July 2004) Shot by Tarantula
Bloodsport (Robert DuBois) Adventures of Superman #507 (December 1993) Killed when trying to escape from prison
Bloodsport (Alex Trent) Adventures of Superman #507 (December 1993) Burned to death in his prison cell by the Aryan Brotherhood
Bloody Mary Wonder Girl #5 (January 2008) Killed by Infinity-Man
Blue Beetle (Daniel Garret) Blue Beetle vol. 1, #18 (November 1987) Killed in the battle by Jarvis
Blue Beetle (Theodore Stephen "Ted" Kord) DC Countdown to Infinite Crisis (May 2005) Shot through the head by Maxwell Lord
Bolt (Larry Bolatinsky) Terror Titans #3 (December 2008) Killed by his son, Dreadbolt, who uses Bolt's suit's teleporting ability to send him into a brick wall
Boodikka Green Lantern Corps vol. 3, #12 (August 2012) Killed by Alpha Lantern Varix that her Alpha Lanterns become corrupted mentally unstable
Brain Salvation Run #4 (February 2008) Used by Gorilla Grodd to beat Monsieur Mallah to death and killed in the process
Breach (Tim Zanetti) Countdown: Arena #4 (December 2007) Killed by Monarch
Bushido (Ryuko Orsono) Infinite Crisis #4 (March 2006) Heat-visioned in half by Superboy-Prime
Celsius (Arani Desai) Doom Patrol vol. 2, #17 (1988) Engulfed in flames by Gil'Dishpan
Cheetah (Priscilla Rich) The Flash vol. 2, #219 (April 2005) Killed by her successor, Barbara Minerva
Ch'p Green Lantern: Mosaic #2 (July 1992) Run over by a yellow truck
Chroma Justice Society of America vol. 3, #10 (December 2007) Slain by Gog
Clayface (Preston Payne) Justice League: Cry for Justice #3 (September 2009) Incinerated by Prometheus
Coagula (Kate Godwin) Doom Patrol vol. 3, #9 (August 2002) Incinerated herself
Commander Steel (Henry "Hank" Heywood) Eclipso #13 (November 1993) Caught in the detonation of the Sunburst 300, while battling Eclipso's forces
Composite Superman Superman/Batman Annual #3 (March 2009) Rips himself in half
Controllers Green Lantern vol. 4, #39 (April 2009) Slaughtered by Larfleeze
Crimson Avenger (Lee Walter Travis) DC Comics Presents vol. 1, #38 (October 1981) Killed in an explosion aboard a boat[2]
Crimson Fox (Constance D'Aramis) Starman vol. 2, #38 (January 1998) Killed by the Mist as related in a flashback[clarification needed]
Crimson Fox (Vivian D'Aramis) Justice League America #104 (October 1995) Killed by Maurice Puanteur
Damage (Grant Albert Emerson) Blackest Night #4 (October 2009) Killed by Black Lantern's heart-removing capability
Damian Wayne (Robin) Batman Incorporated vol. 2, #8 (February 2013) Killed by his clone, the Heretic
Dan Turpin Final Crisis #7 (March 2009) Killed by group of heroes, after being possessed by Darkseid
Darkseid (Uxas) Final Crisis #7 (March 2009) Body destroyed by Radion poisoning; essence torn apart and utterly obliterated by uncontrollable vibrations
Deacon Blackfire Batman: The Cult #4 (November 1988) Killed by his own army of homeless people
Deep Six (Gole, Jaffar, Kurin, Shaligo, and Trok) Countdown #38 (August 2007) All victims of Infinity-Man; all killed off-panel except Slig
Demolition Team (Jackhammer, Rosie, Scoopshovel, and Steamroller) The OMAC Project #6 (November 2005) All killed by OMACs except for Hardhat
Desaad Countdown to Final Crisis #9 (February 2008) Head blown apart by the Pied Piper's flute
Devilance 52 #17 (August 2006) Eviscerated and decapitated by Lobo
Disruptor Terror Titans #6 (March 2009) Killed by Clock King for failure by using her own suit to incinerate her body
Doctor Bedlam Death of the New Gods #1 (October 2007) Killed by Infinity-Man
Doctor Light (Arthur Light) Final Crisis: Revelations #1 (August 2008) Turned into a living candle and burned alive by the Spectre
Doctor Midnight (Beth Chapel) Eclipso #13 (November 1993) Beheaded by a sword-wielding Eclipso
Doctor Mid-Nite (Charles McNider) Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #2 (September 1994) Killed by Extant
Doctor Polaris (John Nichol) Blackest Night #4 (October 2009) Killed by Black Lantern
Doctor Polaris (Neal Emerson) Infinite Crisis #1 (December 2005) Incinerated by the Human Bomb
Dolphin Infinite Crisis #3 (February 2006) Killed in Atlantis by a rampaging Spectre
Dorothy Spinner Doom Patrol #22 (September 2003) Life support pulled off-panel
Dove (Don Hall) Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 (March 1986) Killed by Shadow-creatures during the Crisis on Infinite Earths; due to reality being altered afterward, his death is remembered as being crushed by building debris instead
Dream (Morpheus) Sandman #69 (July 1995) Executed by the Furies for the crime of filicide
Dubbilex Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #1 (October 2008) Killed by Codename: Assassin
Duela Dent Countdown #51 (May 2007) Shot by one of the new Monitors
Dyno-Mite Dan (Harris D. Bedletter) Seven Soldiers #0 (April 2005) Killed in an ambush by the Sheeda
Effigy (Martyn Van Wyck) Final Crisis: Revelations #1 (August 2008) Burned alive in a Lantern by the Spectre
Electrocutioner (Lester Buchinsky) Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal #4 (June 2010) Killed by an insane Roy Harper
Element Girl (Urania "Rainie" Blackwell) Sandman #20 (October 1990) Unable to survive the presence of Ra after he had taken away her powers
Elongated Man (Randolph William "Ralph" Dibny) 52 #42 (February 2007) Neron flicked a ring at him with enough force to penetrate his chest
Enemy Ace (Hans von Hammer) Enemy Ace: War Idyll one-shot (October 1990) Died of natural causes
Eradicator (David Connor) Action Comics #901 (May 2011) Killed by Doomslayer
Everyman (Hannibal Bates) Green Arrow and Black Canary #29 (February 2010) Killed by Cupid's declaring their relationship over
Fastball (John Malone) The OMAC Project #6 (November 2005) Killed by OMAC, who grabs him by the throat and breaks his neck
Fel Andar Hawkman vol. 4, #48 (January 2006) Killed by Blackfire
Ferro Lad (Andrew Nolan) Adventure Comics vol. 1, #353 (February 1967) Died destroying the Sun-Eater
Fever (Shyleen Lao) Terror Titans #1 (December 2008) Slain by operative of the Dark Side Club
Firebrand (Alex Sanchez) JSA: Secret Files #2 (September 2001) Stabbed in the neck by a Checkmate Knight in Roulette's arena
Firebrand (Andre Twist) Freedom Fighters vol. 2, #7 (March 2011) Killed by Jester
Flamebird (Thara Ak-Var) Superman: War of the Supermen #3 (May 2010) Sacrificed herself to unleash her power in the heart of the sun[clarification needed]
Forever People (Big Bear, Beautiful Dreamer, Mark Moonrider, Vykin, and Serifan) Death of the New Gods #4 (December 2007) All killed by Infinity-Man
Freedom Beast (Dominic Mndawe) Justice League: Cry for Justice #1 (July 2009) Killed by minions of Prometheus
Fury (Hippolyta Trevor-Hall) JSA #80 (February 2006) 'Died' of exposure in the Himalayas; spirit was taken into the dreamtime by her son Daniel, the new Dream of the Endless
Geist (Dwayne Geyer) Infinite Crisis #7 (June 2006) Killed by Superboy-Prime
General Glory (Joseph Jones) Justice League Quarterly #16 (September 1994) Died of a myocardial infarction after reverting to his non-superhero form
General Glory (Donovan Wallace) Justice Society of America vol. 3, #3 (April 2007) Killed by the Fourth Reich at his wedding
General Zahl New Teen Titans #15 (January 1982) Bullets ricocheted off of Robotman's chest, killing him
Gillian B. Loeb Batman: Dark Victory #2 (January 2000) Killed by Hangman
Gloss (Xiang Po) Justice League: Cry for Justice #3 (September 2009) Killed by Prometheus
Gog (William Matthews) Justice Society of America vol. 3, #15 (May 2008) Disintegrated[clarification needed]
Grayven Outsiders: Five of a Kind: Week 3: Thunder/Martian Manhunter #3 (August 2007) Killed by Infinity-Man
Green Lantern (Alan Ladd Wellington Scott) Justice Society of America vol. 3, #54 (August 2011) Sacrificed himself using his Starheart to destroyed D'arken
Green Man Green Lantern Corps vol. 3, #12 (August 2012) Killed by Alpha Lantern Varix that his Alpha Lanterns become corrupted mentally unstable
Guardians of the Universe Green Lantern vol. 5, #20 (May 2013) All killed by Sinestro, while possession of Parallax's host and Atrocitus killed one Guardian
Harbinger (Lyla Michaels) Superman/Batman #10 (July 2004) Slain by Female Furies
Harold Allnut Batman #619 (November 2003) Shot in the head by Hush
Hath-Set Brightest Day #13 (November 2010) Neck broken by Hawkgirl
Hawk (Holly Granger) Blackest Night: Titans #1 (August 2009) Killed by Black Lantern Hawk's special heart-removing attack
Hawkwoman (Shayera Thal) Rann-Thanagar War #5 (November 2005) Killed by Blackfire
Hector Hall (Doctor Fate) JSA #80 (February 2006) "Died" of exposure in the Himalayas; his spirit was taken into the dreamtime by his son Daniel, the new Dream of the Endless
Hellhound (Jack Chifford) Salvation Run #2 (November 2007) Fed to "Lion-lizard" creatures by the Body Doubles
Hitman (Thomas "Tommy" Monaghan) Hitman #60 (April 2001) Shot by Agent Truman's men while saving an old friend
Human Bomb (Roy Lincoln) Infinite Crisis #1 (December 2005) Punched to death by Bizarro
Icicle (Doctor Joar Mahkent) Crisis on Infinite Earths #10 (January 1986) Killed by Krona
Impala (M'Bulaze) JSA #28 (November 2001) Killed in Roulette's arena
Imperiex Action Comics #782 (October 2001) Killed in a Big Bang that sent him into the Boom tube by Superman
Indigo The Outsiders vol. 3, #25 (August 2005) Allowed herself to be destroyed by Shift from Brainiac 8's control
Inertia (Thaddeus Thawne) Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge #3 (October 2008) Killed by the Rogues in revenge for setting them up
Invisible Kid (Lyle Norg) Superboy #203 (August 1974) Crushed to death by Validus, under the control of components from Tharok's brain
Jack Drake Identity Crisis #5 (October 2004) Impaled by Captain Boomerang's boomerang
Jack T. Chance Green Lantern vol. 4, #22 (August 2007) Killed by Parallax
Jean Loring Countdown to Final Crisis #17 (January 2008) Fell into the ocean
Joe Chill Batman #673 (January 2008) Committed suicide after discovering Batman's identity in a flashback
Johnny Quick (Johnny Chambers) The Flash: Rebirth #3 (June 2009) Accidentally disintegrated by the Flash, who had been unknowingly infused with a form of 'negative speed force'
Jonah Hex DC Special Series #16 (1978) Shot by George Barrow in 1904
Jonathan Kent Action Comics #870 (October 2008) Fatal heart attack from Brainiac's missile attack
Jor-El Action Comics #1 (June 1938) Died in Krypton's destruction
Joshua Clay Doom Patrol vol. 2, #55 (May 1992) Murdered by a temporarily deranged Chief
Judomaster (Hadley "Rip" Jagger) Checkmate #12 (February 2007) Back broken by Bane
Kalibak Final Crisis #6 (January 2009) Eviscerated by Tawky Tawny
Kanto (Iluthin) Death of the New Gods #3 (November 2007) Killed by Infinity-Man
Karate Kid (Val Armorr) Countdown to Final Crisis #7 (March 2008) Killed by Morticoccus virus
Katma Tui Action Comics Weekly #601 (May 1988) Murdered by Star Sapphire
Ke'Haan Green Lantern vol. 4, #23 (September 2007) Killed by Anti-Monitor
KGBeast (Anatoli Knyazev) Detective Comics #817 (March 2006) Shot in the head twice by Tally Man, who was hired by Great White Shark
Kid Devil (Edward "Eddie" Alan Bloomberg) Teen Titans vol. 3, #74 (August 2009) Died in an explosion
Kid Eternity Batgirl vol. 3, #12 (July 2010) Beaten to death by the Calculator
Killer Frost (Crystal Frost) Firestorm vol. 2, #21 (March 1984) Absorbed the energy from Firestorm[clarification needed]
Killer Moth (Drury Walker/Charaxes) Infinite Crisis #6 (May 2006) Ripped in half by Superboy-Prime
Killer Wasp JSA All Stars #3 (April 2010) Killed by Johnny Sorrow
Kinetix (Zoe Saugin) Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4 (April 2009) Incinerated by Superboy-Prime with his heat vision
King Snake (Sir Edmund Dorrance) Robin vol. 2, #91 (August 2001) Dropped down a chasm by his son, Bane
Kirt Niedrigh The Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #16 (August 2011) Dies after destroying the Bringer of Chaos
Kobra (Jeffrey Franklin Burr) JSA #51 (October 2003) Black Adam ripped his heart out
Kole (Kole Weathers) Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 (March 1986) Killed by Anti-Monitor's Shadow Demons
Kreon Green Lantern vol. 4, #12 (July 2006) Killed by the Manhunters
Krona Green Lantern vol. 4, #67 (July 2011) Ultimately killed by Green Lantern Hal Jordan
Lara Action Comics #1 (June 1938) Died in Krypton's destruction
Leland McCauley Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1 (August 2008) Disintegrated by the Time Trapper
Libra (Justin Ballantine) Final Crisis #6 (January 2009) Shot in the chest by Lex Luthor
Lynx Batgirl #56 (November 2004) Accidentally beheaded by one of her Ghost Dragon gang members while fighting Batgirl
Madame Rouge (Laura DeMille) New Teen Titans #15 (January 1982) Accidentally killed by Changeling
Mad Harriet Countdown to Final Crisis #11 (February 2008) Accidentally shot to death by Dog Soldiers on Apokolips
Magog (David Reid) Justice League: Generation Lost #13 (November 2010) Mentally compelled by Maxwell Lord to put his staff weapon into his own head and fire off a full-powered blast
Major Disaster (Paul Booker) Infinite Crisis #7 (June 2006) Neck snapped by Superboy-Prime
Mantis Death of the New Gods #5 (January 2008) Killed by Infinity-Man
Martha Wayne Detective Comics #33 (November 1939) Shot by the mugger Joe Chill
Martin Stein Brightest Day #22 (March 2011) Body transmuted into salt by Black Lantern Firestorm
Marvin White Teen Titans vol. 3, #62 (August 2008) Killed by a dog demon who was on a mission for Lycus
Match Teen Titans vol. 3, #99 (August 2011) Killed by Superboy-Prime
Maxima Superman: The Man of Steel #117 (October 2001) Died in battle with Brainiac 13 and Imperiex
Maxi-Man (Henry Hayes) JSA #28 (November 2001) Killed in Roulette's arena; his picture is shown with several others on her wall of Fallen Players of the House
Mekanique Infinity, Inc. Annual #2 (1988) Destroyed an alternate version of Per Degaton and herself[clarification needed]
Minute-Man (Jack Weston) Justice Society of America vol. 3, #3 (April 2007) Killed in his sleep by the thugs of Vandal Savage in his family's home
Mirror Master (Samuel Joseph Scudder) Crisis on Infinite Earths #10 (January 1986) Killed by Krona
Mister America (Trey Thompson) Justice Society of America vol. 3, #2 (January 2007) Murdered by Vandal Savage
Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane) Justice League of America vol. 1, #171 (July 1979) Killed by the Spirit King
Mongul (I) Underworld Unleashed #1 (November 1995) Killed by Neron, who takes his soul in the process
Monitor Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 (July 1985) Killed by Anti-Monitor
Monocle (Jonathan Cheval) Manhunter #9 (June 2005) Killed by Manhunter
Monsieur Mallah Salvation Run #4 (February 2008) Beaten to death by Gorilla Grodd using the remains of Brain's jar[clarification needed]
Mortalla Death of the New Gods #3 (November 2007) Killed by Infinity-Man
Negative Woman (Valentina Vostok) Final Crisis #4 (October 2008) Killed in battle by Darkseid's forces
Nekron Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Destroyed by the white light of the White Entity
Nemesis (Soseh Mykros) JSA #58 (April 2004) Killed by Eclipso in Kahndaq during the Black Reign story arc
Nero (Alexander Nero) Green Lantern Corps vol. 2, #38 (July 2009) Executed by Alpha Lanterns
Neron Reign in Hell #6 (February 2009) Killed in Hell by Satanus
Neutron (Nathaniel Tryon) Salvation Run #7 (June 2008) Killed when Lex Luthor's teleporter self-destructed
Newsboy Legion (Tommy Tompkins, Big Words, Gabby, and Scrapper) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #1 (October 2008) All killed by Codename: Assassin
Nuidis Vulko Aquaman vol. 4, #38 (January 2006) Killed in Atlantis by a rampaging Spectre
Nyssa Raatko Robin vol. 2, #148 (May 2006) Killed in vehicle explosion by the League of Assassins
Omen (Lilith Clay) Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #2 (July 2003) Neck snapped by a rogue Superman android
Onimar Synn Rann-Thanagar War #6 (December 2005) Defeated by a coalition of heroes and split into seven parts
Orca (Doctor Grace Balin) Detective Comics #819 (July 2006) Shot to death by the Tally Man
Orion Final Crisis #1 (May 2008) Shot with a Radion-laced, time-traveling bullet by his father, Darkseid
Orpheus (Gavin King) Legends of the Dark Knight #182 (October 2004) Killed by Black Mask in a plan to ambush Batman
Overthrow (Arnold Daniel Beck) The OMAC Project #2 (July 2005) Killed by OMAC
Owen Mercer Blackest Night: The Flash #3 (February 2010) Killed by his Black Lantern father, Captain Boomerang
Pantha (Rosabelle Mendez) Infinite Crisis #4 (March 2006) Superboy-Prime punches her head off
Persuader (Cole Parker) 52 #34 (December 2006) Accidentally killed by Osiris
Phantom Lady (Delilah "Dee" Tyler) Infinite Crisis #1 (December 2005) Deathstroke drove his sword through her chest
Plasmus (Otto Von Furth) Salvation Run #7 (June 2008) Killed when Lex Luthor's teleporter self-destructed
Power Boy Teen Titans East Special #1 (November 2007) Killed by Trigon's sons when he was rising from the ground, ambushing current and former Titans[3]
Professor Zoom (Eobard Thawne) Flashpoint #5 (August 2011) Stabbed in the back by an alternate version of Batman
Prometheus Justice League: Cry for Justice #7 (March 2010) Shot in the head with an arrow by Green Arrow
Psimon Salvation Run #2 (November 2007) Bludgeoned to death with a rock by the Joker
Psycho-Pirate (Roger Hayden) Infinite Crisis #6 (May 2006) Head crushed by Black Adam
Quentin Turnbull Jonah Hex vol. 2, #49 (January 2010) Killed in battle by Jonah Hex
Question (Charles Victor Szasz/Vic Sage) 52 #38 (January 2007) Died of lung cancer outside Nanda Parbat
R. J. Brande (Ren Daggle) Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1 (August 2008) Assassinated by his rival Leland McCauley
Ram (Takeo Yakata) JSA #28 (November 2001) Killed in Roulette's arena; his picture is shown with several others on her wall of Fallen Players of the House
Ranx the Sentient City Green Lantern Corps vol. 2, #16 (September 2007) Destroyed by Green Lantern Sodam Yat
Ratcatcher (Otis Flannegan) Infinite Crisis #1 (December 2005) Killed by an OMAC
Ravager (Bill Walsh) Deathstroke the Terminator #4 (November 1991) Stabbed by Deathstroke
Reactron (Martin Krull) Superman: War of the Supermen #1 (May 2010) Incinerated body ultimately destroys in new Krypton
Red Bee (Richard Raleigh) All-Star Squadron #35 (July 1984) Killed by Baron Blitzkrieg
Rocket Red (Dimitri Pushkin) The OMAC Project #5 (October 2005) Killed when he deliberately overloaded his battlesuit's power supply to destroy multiple OMACs
Rond Vidar Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #2 (October 2008) Choked to death by Superboy-Prime
Sandman (Wesley Dodds) JSA: Secret Files and Origins #1 (August 1999) Threw himself from a cliff in the Himalayas to avoid revealing the identity of Doctor Fate to Mordru
Sarah Essen Gordon Detective Comics #741 (February 2000) Shot in the head by the Joker
Seven Shadows (Doctor Nowhere, Jake Justice, the Shard, Man-At-Arms, Lodestar, and the Veil) JSA #18 (February 2003) Six members of the newly formed team were killed by Johnny Sorrow when he removed his mask and subjected them to his deadly gaze
Silver Sorceress (Laura Cynthia Neilsen) Justice League Europe #35 (February 1992) Killed by a sniper under mental control of Dreamslayer
Skyman (also known as Star-Spangled Kid) (Sylvester John Pemberton, Jr.) Infinity, Inc. #51 (June 1988) A manipulated Solomon Grundy touched the hand of an unconscious Mister Bones to Skyman, causing him to die of cyanide poisoning
Sleez Countdown #46 (June 2007) Killed by Infinity-Man
Slipknot (Christopher Weiss) Titans vol. 2, #31 (January 2011) Killed by Tattooed Man as revenge for Slipknot's murdering his son
Sobek (Yurrd the Unknown) 52 #44 (May 2007) Torn by Black Adam at his jaws
Solovar JLA Annual #3 (July 1999) Killed by a bomb set off by human terrorists
Speed Queen Outsiders: Five of a Kind: Week 3: Thunder/Martian Manhunter #3 (August 2007) Killed by Infinity-Man
Spellbinder (Delbert Billings) Detective Comics #691 (November 1995) Killed by Lady Spellbinder
Starman (Theodore Henry "Ted" Knight) Starman vol. 2, #72 (December 2000) Killed in battle by the Mist
Star Sapphire (Remoni-Notra/Deborah Camille Darnell) Infinite Crisis #6 (May 2006) Killed by Spectre in revenge for Sapphires' decapitating and slaughtering those who did not bow down before her
Steel (Hank Heywood III) Justice League of America #260 (March 1987) Killed in an explosion by Professor Ivo's androids
Steppenwolf Terror Titans #2 (November 2008) Killed by Clock King
Strange Visitor (Sharon Vance) Superman vol. 2, #173 (October 2001) Gave all of her powers to Superman to defeat the Imperiex Fleet[clarification needed]
Sue Dibny Identity Crisis #1 (June 2004) Accidentally slain by Jean Loring who caused an embolism in Dibny's brain while the Atom-sized[4]
Super-Chief (Jon Standing Bear) 52 #24 (October 2006) Killed by Skeets while possessed by Mister Mind
Takion (Joshua Saunders) Death of the New Gods #3 (November 2007) Killed by Infinity-Man
Talia al Ghul Batman Incorporated vol. 2, #13 (July 2013) Shot in the head by Kathy Kane
Tana Moon Superboy vol. 3, #74 (May 2000) Killed by Agenda agent Amanda Spence
Tarantula (Catalina Flores) Secret Six vol. 3, #7 (March 2009) Sacrificed herself by putting herself and Junior in front of an attack by the Secret Society of Supervillains
Tempest (Garth) Blackest Night #2 (August 2009) Killed by Black Lantern Aquagirl's special heart-removing attack.
Terra (Tara Markov) New Teen Titans Annual #3 (July 1984) Killed in a rockslide caused by her own powers
Terra (Tara Markov clone) World War III #3 (April 2007) Killed by Black Adam's punch through her chest
Terra-Man (Tobias "Toby" Manning) 52 #3 (May 2006) Ripped in half by Black Adam
Thomas Wayne Detective Comics #33 (November 1939) Shot by the mugger Joe Chill
Thunder and Lightning (Gan and Tavis Williams) Salvation Run #7 (June 2008) Killed when Lex Luthor's teleporter self-destructed
Tigra Orion #3 (August 2000) Slain by Apokoliptian sent by Justeen
Time Commander (John Starr) 52 #27 (November 2006) Killed by Skeets while possessed by Mister Mind
Time Trapper (Kal-El/Clark Kent) Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5 (July 2009) Destroyed by time paradox after being punched by Superboy-Prime (his younger self)
Tim Trench 52 #18 (September 2006) Killed by Felix Faust
Tomar-Re Green Lantern vol. 2, #198 (March 1986) Choked to death by Goldface
Top (Roscoe Neyle Dillon) The Flash vol. 2, #222 (July 2005) Frozen and shattered by Captain Cold
Tornado Twins (Donald "Don" Wallace Allen and Dawn Jae Allen) Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #17 (April 1991) Both killed by Dominion agents in 2980
Trickster (Giovanni Giuseppe/James Jesse) Countdown to Final Crisis #22 (November 2007) Shot by Deadshot while trying to save the Pied Piper
Trigger Twins (Tom and Tad Trigger) Infinite Crisis #7 (June 2006) Both shot by Vigilante and Wild Dog
Triumph (William MacIntyre) Trinity #52 (May 2009) Sacrificed himself to save Tomorrow Woman's life
Ventriloquist (Arnold Wesker) Detective Comics #818 (June 2006) Wesker and Scarface were both shot in the head by the Tally Man
Vibe (Paco Ramone) Justice League of America #258 (January 1987) Choked to death by Professor Ivo's androids
Vigilante (Adrian Chase) Vigilante #50 (February 1988) Shot himself in the head after realizing he had gone mad
Virman Vundabar Terror Titans #2 (November 2008) Killed by Clock King
Warlord (Travis Morgan) Warlord vol. 4, #12 (March 2010) Killed by his son, Joshua, who is manipulated by Deimos
Waverider (Matthew Ryder) 52 #27 (November 2006) Tortured to death by Skeets while possessed by Mister Mind
Whip (Shelly Gaynor) Seven Soldiers #0 (April 2005) Killed by the Sheeda
Wildcat (Yolanda Montez) Eclipso #13 (November 1993) Killed by a sword-wielding Eclipso during a mission to defeat him
Zatara (Giovanni "John" Zatara) Reign in Hell #5 (November 2008) Slain in Hell by a rampaging Lobo

Marvel Comics[edit]

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Character Issue Cause of Death
Abraham Cornelius X-Men vol. 2, #7 (April 1992) Killed by Maverick
Aegis The Thanos Imperative #3 (August 2010) Destroyed by the cosmic energies of the Cancerverse in metaphysical combat; eventually overwhelmed and ripped apart from the inside by the massive energies coming from the Cancerverse and the faith engines of an entire armada of warships from The Universal Church of Truth
Agamotto New Avengers vol. 2, #6 (November 2010) Fell in battle with Brother Voodoo, who used Agamotto's own eye against him by unleashing all of its mystic energy at once; Agamotto, like Brother Voodoo, was caught in the epicenter of the blast and destroyed
Ai Apaec Dark Avengers #190 (May 2013) Killed with footsteps by June Covington
Alex Wilder Runaways vol. 1, #18 (October 2004) Incinerated in the final battle with the Pride by the Gibborim
Alistair Smythe The Superior Spider-Man #13 (July 2013) Stabbed in the chest by Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man's body
Alkhema Avengers: The Ultron Imperative #1 (November 2001) Destroyed an anti-metal arrow by Hawkeye
Aminedi X-Men Annual vol. 2, #2 (October 1993) Killed by Legacy Virus
Angelo Fortunato Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #7 (December 2004) Abandoned by the Venom symbiote in mid-air
Ancient One Marvel Premiere #14 (March 1974) Allowed himself to be killed by Doctor Strange in order to stop Shuma-Gorath from invading reality
Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady) Secret Avengers #23 (March 2012) Beaten to death by the Father's henchmen
Apex (Katy Bashir/Tim Bashir) Avengers Arena #18 (November 2013) Allowed itself to be killed by Death Locket
Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) Uncanny X-Force vol. 1, #4 (January 2011) Shot in the head by Fantomex
Apocalypse Twins (Uriel and Eimin Worthington) Uncanny Avengers #22 (July 2014) Both killed by Sunfire using the power of Celestial
Ares Siege #2 (February 2010) Torn in half by the Sentry
Ashley Kafka The Superior Spider-Man #5 (March 2013) Killed by Massacre
Athena Chaos War #4 (December 2010) Incinerated by Hercules empowered with Gaea and Pele
Baron Strucker Secret Warriors #27 (July 2011) Shot in the head by Nick Fury
Baron Heinrich Zemo (Doctor Heinrich Zemo) Avengers #15 (April 1965) Caught in an avalanche that he had caused
Bastion X-Force vol. 3, #28 (July 2010) Obliterated by Hope Summers
Beef (Buford Wilson) Uncanny X-Men #281 (October 1991) Slain by Trevor Fitzroy
Beetle (Leila Davis) Thunderbolts #56 (November 2001) Killed by Graviton
Benjamin Parker (Uncle Ben) Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) Shot by a burglar
Berzerker (Ray Carter) X-Factor vol. 1, #11 (December 1986) Electrocuted and incinerated when he was thrown into a body of water after a pitched battle
Black Knight (Nathan Garrett) Tales of Suspense #73 (January 1966) Fell off his winged horse during a battle with Iron Man
Black Talon (Samuel David Barone) The Punisher vol. 8, #11 (May 2012) Shots in the chest by the Punisher
Black Widow (Yelena Belova) Secret Avengers vol. 2, #15 (February 2014) Accidentally shot in her chest by AIM
Blizzard (Gregor Shapanka) The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #20 (1986) Killed by Iron Man 2020
Bluebird (Sally Avril) Untold Tales of Spider-Man #13 (September 1996) Killed in vehicle accident
Blue Streak (Don Thomas) The Punisher vol. 7, #9 (September 2009) Neckbreaker by the Punisher
Bolivar Trask Uncanny X-Men vol. 1, #16 (January 1966) Destroyed himself the Sentinel's base after his wrongdoing about Mutants
Box (Roger Bochs) Alpha Flight vol. 1, #49 (August 1987) Killed by Madison Jeffries, after merging with Scramble to become Omega
Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm) New Avengers vol. 2, #6 (November 2010) Died in battle against Agamotto; he unleashed the entirety of mystic energies contained within the Eye of Agamotto all at once and was caught in the epicenter of the blast which also destroyed Agamotto
Burglar (Carradine) The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1, #200 (January 1980) Fatal heart attack after discovering Spider-Man's secret identity
Bushwacker (Carl Burbank) X-Force: Sex and Violence #2 (October 2010) Throat slashed by Wolverine
Caiera Incredible Hulk vol. 3, #105 (April 2007) Killed when the warp core on the Hulk's shuttle was detonated by Red King
Calypso (Calypso Ezili) The Spectacular Spider-Man vol. 1, #253 (January 1998) Killed by Alyosha Kravinoff
Cameron Hodge X-Men: Legacy #235 (April 2010) Head torn off by Warlock
Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell) Thunderbolts #100 (March 2006) Torn apart by Baron Zemo
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) Marvel Graphic Novel #1 (April 1982) Died of cancer from toxic nerve gases
Carlos Lobo Scarlet Spider vol. 2, #14 (February 2013) Killed by Mister Moctezuma
Cassandra Lang Avengers: The Children's Crusade #8 (December 2011) Killed in the battle by Doctor Doom
Catseye (Sharon Smith) Uncanny X-Men #281 (October 1991) Drained of her life energies in order to fuel Trevor Fitzroy's teleportation portal
Changeling (Kevin Sydney) Uncanny X-Men vol. 1, #42 (March 1968) Killed by the Grotesk
Chris Bradley Weapon X vol. 2, #21 (June 2004) Accidentally shot by Agent Zero
Clay Quartermain Hulk vol. 2, #4 (June 2008) Murdered by an insane Doc Samson[5]
Cobalt Man (Ralph Roberts) Civil War #1 (May 2006) Caught in an explosion created by Nitro
Copycat (Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle) Deadpool vol. 3, #59 (December 2001) Killed by Sabretooth
Courtney Ross Excalibur vol. 1, #5 (February 1989) Killed by Sat-Yr-9
Crimson Cowl (Justine Hammer) Invincible Iron Man #527 (October 2012) Killed by her daughter Sasha Hammer and Ezekiel Stane
Cyclone (André Gerard) The Punisher vol. 7, #10 (October 2009) Throat slashed by the Punisher
D'Ken Uncanny X-Men #486 (May 2007) Killed by Vulcan
Daniel Drumm New Avengers vol. 2, #34 (November 2012) While attempting to destroy Doctor Strange (whom he blamed for Brother Voodoo's death), Drumm was himself killed
Darkstar (Reena Stanicoff) Darkstar and the Winter Guard #3 (August 2010) Killed by a Dire Wraith, that is then overwhelmed by Laynia Petrovna[clarification needed]
Death's Head Death's Head vol. 2, #1 (March 1992) Killed by it predecessor, Death's Head
Death Adder (Roland Burroughs) Venom vol. 2, #20 (July 2012) Neck broken by Venom
Deathcry (Sharra Neramani) Annihilation Conquest: StarLord #2 (August 2007) Incinerated with energy ball by Captain Universe
Death-Stalker (Philip Wallace Sterling) Daredevil #158 (May 1979) Materialized into a tombstone
Demogoblin Spider-Man vol. 1, #48 (July 1994) Crushed to death when his strength gave out
Demolition Man (Dennis Dunphy) Captain America vol. 6, #14 (July 2012) Shot by Sharon Carter after the mentally unstable Demolition Man nearly killed Captain America
Destiny (Irene Adler) Uncanny X-Men #255 (December 1989) Killed by Legion
Dinah Soar GLA #1 (June 2005) Killed by Maelstrom
Doc Samson (Leonard "Leo" Samson) Incredible Hulk #610 (June 2010) Sacrificed himself by absorbing the excess energy of a machine in order to keep it functioning at a crucial moment; he was reduced to a charred skeleton in seconds
Doctor Druid (Anthony Ludgate Druid) Druid #4 (August 1995) Killed by Hellstorm
Doctor Sun Fantastic Four vol. 1, #321 (December 1988) Killed by H.E.R.B.I.E.
Dormammu Uncanny X-Men vol. 3, #7 (June 2013) Killed by Magik
Dryad (Callie Betto) New X-Men #23 (April 2006) A busload of former mutants, depowered by the events of Decimation, were killed by a missile fired by the followers of William Stryker
Dum Dum Dugan (Timothy Aloysius Cadwallander Dugan) Original Sins #5 (August 2014) Shot in the battle by Hydra in 1966
Echo (Maya Lopez) Moon Knight vol. 4, #9 (January 2012) Killed by Count Nefaria
Eduardo Lobo Web of Spider-Man vol. 1, #55 (October 1989) Shot with silver bullets by Glory Grant
Egghead (Elihas Starr) Avengers vol. 1, #230 (April 1983) Gun misfired, accidentally killing himself
Eli Bard X-Force vol. 3, #24 (February 2010) Stabbed in the heart with the blade by Selene
Enforcer (Charles L. Delazny Jr.) Iron Man #194 (April 1985) Gunned down by Scourge, who was disguised as a homeless woman
Eric Koenig Secret Warriors vol. 1, #19 (August 2010) Killed in the battle with HYDRA
Executioner (Skurge) Thor #362 (December 1985) Killed by Hela's forces
Ezekiel (Ezekiel Sims) The Amazing Spider-Man #508 (July 2004) Sacrificed himself to a massive spider to save Spider-Man
Fabian Cortez Magneto: Dark Seduction vol. 1, #4 (September 2000) Transported 50 miles in about 20 seconds (roughly Mach 12) by Magneto; and slammed into the ground at that speed
Feral (Maria Callasantos) Wolverine vol. 3, #54 (July 2007) Killed by Sabretooth
Firebrand (Gary Gilbert) The Punisher vol. 7, #10 (October 2009) Shot in the back of the head by the Punisher
Flag-Smasher (Karl Morgenthau) Cable and Deadpool #28 (July 2006) Killed by Domino (Death unseen, only mentioned)
Foolkiller I (Ross G. Everbest) Man Thing vol. 1, #4 (March 1974) Killed during battle with Man Thing
Frederick Foswell The Amazing Spider-Man #52 (September 1967) Shot by Kingpin's hired thugs
G. W. Bridge The Punisher vol. 7, #10 (October 2009) Shot in the head by Microchip
Gabe Jones Secret Warriors vol. 1, #19 (August 2010) Killed by Gorgon during the battle with HYDRA
Genesis (Tyler Dayspring) Wolverine vol. 2, #100 (April 1996) Killed by Wolverine
George Stacy The Amazing Spider-Man #90 (November 1970) Crushed by falling debris while saving a child during a fight between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus
Gertrude Yorkes Runaways vol. 2, #18 (July 2006) Stabbed by Geoffrey Wilder
Gateway Uncanny X-Force #27 (July 2012) Neck broken by the Ultimaton
Glenn Talbot Incredible Hulk #260 (June 1981) Killed when the War Wagon crashes in Japan while fighting the Hulk; a power surge feedback fries his brain
Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast) Hulk vol. 2, #12 (May 2009) Beaten to death by Red Hulk
Grasshopper (Doug Taggert) GLA #2 (July 2005) Killed by Zaran
Graydon Creed X-Force vol. 3, #28 (July 2010) Killed by Hope Summers
Gremlin (Kondrati Yurivich Topolov) Iron Man #229 (April 1988) Burned to death inside his own armor when he grappled Iron Man and held him up against his own body; the Avenger's boot jets ignited the titanium that made up the armor of the Titanium Man suit
Grim Hunter (Vladimir "Vlad" Kravinoff) The Amazing Spider-Man #637 (July 2010) Killed by his father, Kraven the Hunter
Gwen Stacy The Amazing Spider-Man #121 (June 1973) Died during a battle between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin while on top of the Brooklyn Bridge; died from sudden deceleration of her body after falling from a great height and being caught by Spider-Man
Hammer and Anvil (Leroy Jackson and John Anvil) Marvel Fanfare vol. 1, #29 (November 1986) Both killed by the vigilante Scourge
Harry Leland Uncanny X-Men #209 (September 1986) Died of a massive heart attack while battling the sentinel Nimrod; Nimrod's use of powerful anti-gravity 'propulsion' to counter Leland's own gravity-increasing powers resulted in a 'tug-of-war' battle between the two that physically stressed the mutant's body to the breaking point
Headsman (Cleavon Twain) Thunderbolts #140 (January 2010) Shot in the head by Nuke while possessed by Uranian
Hemingway Weapon X vol. 2, #21 (June 2004) Killed by Agent Zero
Hiroim World War Hulk Aftersmash: Warbound #5 (April 2008) Sacrificed himself to stop the Leader, and transferred his old power to Kate Waynesboro
Holocaust Exiles #63 (June 2005) King Hyperion broke his shell and "ate" the pure energy that he was composed of, effectively killing him
Hornet (Eddie McDonough) Wolverine vol. 3, #23 (December 2004) Killed by a brainwashed Wolverine
Ho Yinsen Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963) Killed by Wong-Chu's men while to save Tony Stark
Hybrid (Scott Washington) Venom vol. 2, #15 (April 2012) Shot by Eddie Brock
Iron Monger (Obadiah Stane) Iron Man #200 (November 1985) Committed suicide by firing a repulsor ray at his own head, after having being defeated by Iron Man
Jack O'Lantern (Steven Mark Levins) Civil War #5 (November 2006) Shot in the head by the Punisher
Jackpot (Alana Jobson) The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (October 2008) Result of antidote mixing with drugs that gave her her powers
Jason Macendale Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives #1 (January 1997) Killed by Hobgoblin
Jasper Sitwell Winter Soldier #10 (September 2012) Shot by an brainwashed Black Widow to save Nick Fury
Jarella Incredible Hulk #205 (November 1976) Crushed by debris while pushing a boy out of the way during a battle between the Hulk and Crypto-Man
Jean DeWolff The Spectacular Spider-Man #107 (October 1985) Shot in the chest by the Sin-Eater
Jean Grey New X-Men #150 (December 2003) Killed by Xorn posing as Magneto via a fatal stroke
Jeffrey Mace Captain America vol. 1, #285 (September 1983) Dies of Cancer
Jennifer Kale New Avengers vol. 2, #32 (November 2012) Killed by Victoria Hand while possessed by Daniel Drumm
Jester (Jody Putt) Civil War #5 (November 2006) Shot in the head by the Punisher
Jetstream (Haroum ibn Sallah al-Rashid) Uncanny X-Men #281 (October 1991) Absorbed by Trevor Fitzroy in order to fuel his teleportation portal
Jigsaw (Billy "The Beaut" Russo) Punisher: In the Blood #5 (March 2011) Fell through the roof of a burning warehouse
Jim Wilson Incredible Hulk #420 (August 1994) Died of AIDS
John Steele Secret Avengers vol. 1, 29 (July 2012) Killed by Max Fury
John the Skrull Captain Britain and MI13 #4 (August 2008) Executed by the Skrull after angrily insulting the captors
Jonas Harrow New Avengers #60 (December 2009) Executed by Hood for attempting to double-cross and replace him; shot in the head
Junior Juniper (Jonathan "Junior" Juniper) Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #4 (November 1963) Killed on a mission to rescue Pamela Hawley's brother in Berlin
Justin Hammer Iron Man: Bad Blood #4 (December 2000) Accidentally frozen in a block of ice; his body is now drifting in space
Juston Seyfert Avengers Arena #9 (May 2013) Murdered by Apex
Karen Page Daredevil vol. 2, #5 (March 1999) Impaled by Bullseye
Karl Malus Superior Carnage #5 (November 2013) Killed by Carnage
Karnak Inhumanity #1 (December 2013) Committed suicide by leaping out of Avengers Tower's windows
Lady Dorma Sub-Mariner #37 (May 1971) Killed by Llyra
Larry Trask Avengers vol. 1, #104 (October 1972) Killed when a Sentinel fell on him
Lifeforce Wolverine vol. 2, #100 (April 1996) Stabbed by Wolverine
Lilandra Neramani War of Kings #4 (June 2008) Assassinated by Razor
Living Diamond (Jack Winters) X-Men #42 (March 1968) Incinerated in mind battle by Professor X
Living Tribunal New Avengers vol. 3, #8 (July 2013) Killed by an unknown entity
Llyra (Llyra Morris) Fantastic Four Unlimited #11 (September 1995) Betrayed by her son, Llyron, who chained and left her for dead in the ruins of Atlantis
Machinesmith (Samuel Saxon) Captain America vol. 6, #10 (April 2012) Infected by Sharon Carter with a virus that wiped away his memories, eliminating him as a threat
Madame Web (Cassandra Webb) The Amazing Spider-Man #637 (July 2010) Slashed in the throat by Kraven the Hunter's wife
Madman (Philip Sterns) Thunderbolts vol. 2, #6 (March 2013) Head blown apart with kill switch by his brother, the Leader
Maggott (Japheth) Weapon X #5 (March 2003) Executed in a gas chamber at the Neverland Concentration Camp
Major Mapleleaf (Louis Sadler Junior) New Avengers #16 (April 2006) Killed by the Collective
Mallen Iron Man vol. 4, #6 (April 2006) Killed by Iron Man forcing to blowing up his head
Mammomax (Maximus Jensen) New X-Men vol. 2, #34 (March 2007) Devoured by Predator X while imprisoned by the Facility
Mandarin Invincible Iron Man #526 (October 2012) Killed by Zeke Stane
Marco Delgado X-Men vol. 2, #3 (December 1991) Died in the destruction of Asteroid M
Mariko Yashida Wolverine vol. 1, #57 (July 1992) Poisoned by Matsu'o Tsurayaba and Silver Fox
Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde) Uncanny X-Men Annual #17 (1993) Killed by the Legacy Virus
Master of the World (Eshu) Alpha Flight vol. 4, #8 (January 2012) Killed by Alpha Flight
Matsu'o Tsurayaba Psylocke #4 (February 2010) Killed by Wolverine with assistance by Psylocke
Melter (Bruno Horgan) The Avengers #263 (January 1986) Killed by Scourge, who was disguised as the Melter's assistant
Mettle (Ken Mack) Avengers Arena #1 (December 2012) Incinerated by Arcade
Microchip (David Linus Lieberman) Punisher: In the Blood #4 (February 2011) Throat slashed by the Punisher for murdering G. W. Bridge
Mind-Wave The Punisher vol. 7, #9 (September 2009) Killed by the Punisher with a grenade
Miss America (Madeline Joyce) Giant-Size Avengers #1 (August 1974) Died in childbirth
Mister Fear (Zolten Drago) Daredevil #91 (September 1972) Murdered by Starr Saxon[6]
Moira MacTaggert X-Men vol. 2, #108 (January 2001) Murdered by Mystique
Montana (Jackson W. Brice) The Amazing Spider-Man #651 (January 2011) Plummeted to his death
Molecule Man (Owen Reece) Dark Avengers #12 (December 2009) Killed by Sentry
Morrat Fantastic Four vol. 1, #37 (April 1965) Executed by Emperor Dorekk VII's soldiers
Nara Avengers Arena #15 (September 2013) Sacrificed herself to stop rampaging Cullen Bloodstone
Ned Leeds Spider-Man Vs. Wolverine #1 (February 1987) Killed by the Foreigner's mercenaries
Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Ellie Phimister) New X-Men #116 (September 2001) Shot by Inner Circle
Network (Sarah Vale) New X-Men #23 (April 2006) A busload of former mutants, depowered by the events of Decimation, were killed by a missile fired by the followers of William Stryker
Night Thrasher (Dwayne Michael Taylor) Civil War #1 (May 2006) Caught in an explosion created by Nitro
Nomad (Jack Monroe) Captain America vol. 5, #3 (February 2005) Shot by an brainwashed Winter Soldier[7]
Nova (Richard Rider) The Thanos Imperative #6 (November 2010) Killed when Thanos brings Death to the alternate universe Cancerverse
Nuke (Frank Simpson) Captain America vol. 7, #15 (January 2014) Incinerated by Iron Nail
Omega Red (Arkady Rossovich) Wolverine: Origins #39 (August 2009) Stabbed in the heart by Wolverine
Peepers (Peter Quinn) X-Factor vol. 3, #26 (December 2007) Devoured by Predator X
Peggy Carter Captain America vol. 6, #1 (July 2011) Died of natural causes
Phobos Secret Warriors #22 (November 2010) Killed in Elysium by the Gorgon
Phyla-Vell Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, #24 (March 2010) Killed by the rampaging Thanos
Pinky Pinkerton Secret Warriors vol. 1, #19 (August 2010) Died of cancer
Porcupine (Alexander Gentry) Captain America vol. 1, #315 (March 1986) While trying to escape from Diamondback, he tripped and impaled himself on one of the quills from his own costume
Professor Thorton Wolverine vol. 2, #50 (January 1992) Killed by Silver Fox
Professor X (Charles Francis Xavier) Avengers vs. X-Men #11 (September 2012) Killed by Cyclops, who was possessed by the Phoenix Force
Puck (Zuzha Yu) New Avengers #16 (April 2006) Killed by the Collective
Pyro (Saint-John Allerdyce) Cable #87 (January 2001) Killed by the Legacy Virus
Quill (Maxwell Jordan) New X-Men #27 (August 2006) Shot by William Stryker's "Purifiers"
Raptor (Damon Ryder) The Amazing Spider-Man #610 (November 2009) Choked to death by Kaine
Rampage (Stuart Clarke) Punisher: In the Blood #4 (February 2011) Shots by Jigsaw
Rebel Ralston Secret Avengers vol. 2, #3 (April 2013) Killed in the fights by AIM
Red Raven (Dania) Avengers Arena #2 (December 2012) Killed in the arena by Arcade
Revanche (Kwannon) X-Men #32 (May 1994) Killed by her lover Matsu'o Tsurayaba when she contracted the Legacy Virus
Rhino (Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich) The Amazing Spider-Man #687 (June 2012) Drowned in Doctor Octopus' underwater base; his body was never recovered
Richard and Mary Parker The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5 (November 1968) Both killed in an airplane crash by the sabotaged Finisher; their bodies were never recovered
Richard Fisk Daredevil vol. 2, #31 (May 2002) Shot by his mother, Vanessa Fisk
Risque (Gloria Dolores Muñoz) New X-Men Annual (October 2001) Killed by the U-Men
Robert Kelly X-Men vol. 2, #108 (January 2001) Assassinated by an anti-mutant activist
Roulette (Jennifer Stavros) Uncanny X-Men #282 (November 1991) Drained of her life energies in order to fuel Trevor Fitzroy's teleportation portal
Rubbermaid (Andrea Margulies) New X-Men #23 (April 2006) A busload of former mutants, depowered by the events of Decimation, were killed by a missile fired by the followers of William Stryker
Rusty Collins X-Men vol. 2, #42 (July 1995) Drained of life by Holocaust
Sabra (Ruth Bat-Seraph) Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth one-shot (May 2012) Shot by Crossbones, but it was only a glancing hit
Scaleface X-Factor #11 (December 1986) Shot by a policeman who thought Scaleface was trying to attack him
Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly/2nd Spider-Man) Spider-Man #75 (December 1996) Stabbed by the Green Goblin's Glider; turned to dust directly after death
Samuel Silke Daredevil vol. 2, #45 (May 2003) Head crushed by the Kingpin
Scramble (Lionel Jeffries) Alpha Flight vol. 1, #49 (August 1987) Killed by his brother, Madison Jeffries, after merging with Box to become Omega
Scream (Donna Diego) Venom vol. 2, #15 (April 2012) Stabbed in the head by Eddie Brock
Shard (Shard Bishop) Bishop: The Last X-Man #14 (November 2000) Converted into energy and dispersed by her brother, Bishop
Siena Blaze Weapon X vol. 2, #5 (March 2003) Death at the Weapon X Neverland mutant concentration camp
Silver Fox (Kayla Silverfox) Wolverine vol. 2, #64 (December 1992) Slain by Sabretooth
Silver Samurai (Kenuichio Harada) Wolverine vol. 4, #1 (September 2010) Killed by ninjas while trying to defend his clan
Sin-Eater (Stanley Carter) The Spectacular Spider-Man #136 (March 1988) Shot by police when he suicidally attacks them in order to defeat the Sin-Eater persona
Skin (Angelo Espinosa) Uncanny X-Men #423 (July 2003) Killed by the Church of Humanity
Spencer Smythe The Amazing Spider-Man #192 (May 1979) Killed by radiation poisoning
Spidercide (Spider-Man clone) Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage Omega one-shot (August 1995) Died in a battle between Kaine, Scarlet Spider and Spider-Man
Spider-Woman (Mattie Franklin) The Amazing Spider-Man #634 (June 2010) Killed by Kraven's family to perform a sacrifice to revive Grim Hunter
Sprite, the Eternal The Eternals #7 (December 2006) Executed by Zuras (who broke his neck) for taking away the Eternals' powers and awakening the Dreaming Celestial
Spyne Wolverine vol. 2, #100 (April 1996) Killed by Wolverine
Squid-Boy (Samuel "Sammy" Luc Paré) X-Men vol. 2, #162 (September 2004) Body crushed with vines by an insane Black Tom Cassidy
Starshine (Landra) Rom #28 (March 1982) Killed by the Dire Wraiths
Stepford Cuckoos (Esme Cuckoo) New X-Men #150 (December 2003) Killed by Xorn
Stepford Cuckoos (Sophie Cuckoo) New X-Men #137 (April 2003) Died by result of a drug given by Kick
Steven Lang X-Force vol. 3, #28 (July 2010) Killed by Hope Summers
Stick Daredevil vol. 1, #189 (December 1982) Drained of his life energies by the Hand to save Daredevil
Stonewall (Louis Hamilton) Uncanny X-Men #255 (December 1989) Killed by Donald Pierce while trying to protect Mystique
Super Sabre (Martin Fletcher) New Mutants Annual #7 (April 1991) Decapitated by Aminedi
Surtur The Mighty Thor #21 (October 2012) Killed by Thor with the weapon Mjolnir and the twilight sword
Synch (Everett Thomas) Generation X #70 (December 2000) Killed by an explosion while attempting to save fellow students
Tag (Brian Cruz) New X-Men #23 (April 2006) A busload of former mutants, depowered by the events of Decimation, were killed by a missile fired by the followers of William Stryker
Tarantula (Anton Rodriguez) The Amazing Spider-Man #236 (January 1983) Jumps off of a building after mutating into a giant spider
Terrax (Tyros) Marvel Point One one-shot (November 2011) Killed by the Phoenix Force
Thomas Logan Origin #2 (December 2001) Stabbed by his son, James Howlett
Thunderbird (John Proudstar) Uncanny X-Men #95 (October 1975) Killed in an airplane explosion
Thunderstrike (Eric Masterson) Thunderstrike #24 (September 1995) Died fighting the curse of the Bloodaxe
Torpedo Rom #24 (November 1981) Killed by the Dire Wraiths
Tower (Edward Pasternak) Uncanny X-Men Annual #17 (1993) Killed by X-Cutioner
Trevor Fitzroy Bishop the Last X-Man #14 (November 2000) Bishop grabbed him and held him half inside and half outside of a portal until it closed, cutting him in half
Trick Shot (Buck Chisholm) Hawkeye: Blindspot #1 (February 2011) Died of cancer
Two-Gun Kid (Matthew J. Hawkins) The Marvels Project #1 (August 2009) Died of natural causes
Typhon Incredible Hercules #141 (February 2010) Killed in battle by Hercules in the Continuum universe
Uatu Original Sin #1 (May 2014) Murdered by the rogue Nick Fury[8]
Ultron Age of Ultron #10 (June 2013) Eradicated by Henry Pym using the computer virus
Union Jack (Brian Falsworth) Captain America #254 (February 1981) Died in an automobile accident (Death unseen, only mentioned)
Union Jack (James Montgomery Falsworth) Captain America #254 (February 1981) Died of heart attack
Unus the Untouchable (Angelo Unuscione) Son of M #6 (May 2006) Died from lack of oxygen; his personal force field powers eventually increased to the point where he blocked out gas molecules as well
Vanessa Fisk Daredevil vol. 2, #92 (December 2006) Committed suicide
Veranke Secret Invasion #8 (December 2008) Shot in the head by Norman Osborn
Vertigo New X-Men vol. 2, #46 (March 2008) Devoured by Predator X
Victoria Hand New Avengers vol. 2, #32 (November 2012) Killed in the mind by Daniel Drumm possession
Vision (Jonas) Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9 (February 2012) Destroyed by Iron Lad
Vulcan (Gabriel Summers) War of Kings #6 (August 2009) Aboard a spaceship which exploded during the last fights with Black Bolt
Vulture (Jimmy Natale) The Punisher vol. 8, #3 (September 2011) Stabbed in the chest and head by the Punisher
Wallflower (Laurie Collins) New X-Men #25 (June 2006) Shot in the head by William Stryker's sniper
White Tiger (Hector Ayala) Daredevil vol. 2 #40 (February 2003) Shot by police while trying to escape
Whizzer (Robert Frank) Vision and the Scarlet Witch #2 (December 1982) Died of heart attack battling Isbisa
William Stryker New Mutants vol. 3, #12 (April 2010) Sliced in half and killed by Archangel
Wraith (Brian DeWolff) The Punisher vol. 7, #7 (July 2009) Shot with an arrow by the Punisher

Ultimate Marvel[edit]

Main article: Ultimate Marvel
Character Issue Cause of Death
Abomination (Chang Lam) The Ultimates 2 #12 (March 2007) Killed by the Hulk
Angel (Warren Worthington III) Ultimatum #4 (June 2009) Killed by Sabretooth
Beast (Hank McCoy) Ultimatum #1 (December 2008) Drowned in the Ultimatum Wave
Ben Parker Ultimate Spider-Man #4 (February 2001) Shot by a burglar
Bishop Ultimate X-Men #90 (January 2008) Stabbed by Wolverine
Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) Ultimates 2 #13 (May 2007) Shot with an arrow by Hawkeye
Blob Ultimatum #3 (March 2009) Head bitten off by Hank Pym
Captain America Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand #4 (March 2013) Drove Quinjet into Galactus
Carnage Ultimate Spider-Man #64 (August 2004) Killed by Spider-Man after being thrown into a smokestack; later cloned by Nick Fury
Cyclops (Scott Summers) Ultimatum #5 (July 2009) Shot in the head by Quicksilver
Crimson Dynamo (Alex Su) Ultimates 2 #12 (March 2007) Killed by Iron Man
Daredevil (Matt Murdock) Ultimate Spider-Man #131 (February 2009) Found dead by Spider-Man, presumably drowned in the Ultimatum Wave
Dazzler (Alison Blair) Ultimatum #1 (December 2008) Drowned in the Ultimatum Wave
Doctor Doom (Victor van Damme) Ultimatum #5 (July 2009) Head crushed by the Thing
Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius) Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #157 (April 2011) Beaten to death by the Green Goblin
Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange) Ultimatum #4 (June 2009) Killed by Dormammu
Electro (Max Dillon) Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man vol. 2 #5 (2012) Shot by Nick Fury
Gambit (Remy LeBeau) Ultimate X-Men Annual #1 (August 2005) Energy drained by Rogue after being fatally injured by Juggernaut
Hank Pym Ultimatum #3 (March 2009) Blown up by the Multiple Man
Harry Osborn Ultimate Spider-Man #117 (December 2007) Murdered by his father, the Green Goblin
Hurricane Ultimates 2 #12 (March 2007) Killed by Quicksilver
Jeanne De Wolfe Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #2 (August 2006) Killed by the Punisher
Juggernaut (Cain Marko) Ultimate X-Men #99 (December 2008) Shot in the eye with a poisonous dart
Justin Hammer Ultimate Spider-Man #20 (June 2002) Died from a heart attack during Doctor Octopus's rampage in New Jersey
Kaine Ultimate Spiderman #103 (August 2006) Blasted by multiple spider slayers
Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #134 (August 2009) Pushed out of his skyscraper window to his death by Mysterio
Longshot (Arthur Centino) Ultimatum #3 (March 2009) Tortured and killed in the Savage Land
Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr) Ultimatum #5 (July 2009) Decapitated by Cyclops
Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) Ultimatum #1 (December 2008) Drowned in the Ultimatum Wave
Nihil Ultimate Fantastic Four #18 (June 2005) Accidentally shot himself in the head with a plasma weapon
Tarantula Ultimate Spiderman #103 (August 2006) Impaled by Doctor Octopus
Wasp (Janet Pym) Ultimatum #2 (January 2009) Died possibly of drowning, dead body seen eaten by the Blob
William Stryker Ultimate Comics X-Men #6 (January 2012) Killed By Kitty Pryde when she phased through his organs.
Wolverine (James Howlett) Ultimatum #5 (July 2009) Ripped to Shreds by Magneto

MC2[edit]

Main article: Marvel Comics 2
Character Issue Cause of Death
Aunt May Spider-Girl #48 (August 2002) Died of natural causes
Captain America Last Hero Standing #5 (June 2005) Killed by Loki; transformed into a star in the shape of his own shield by Thor
Carnage Symbiote The Amazing Spider-Girl #12 (September 2007) Destroyed by Spider-Girl with Reverb's sonic-wave equipment
Carnage Jr. Symbiote The Amazing Spider-Girl #12 (September 2007) Destroyed by Spider-Girl with Reverb's sonic-wave equipment
Eddie Brock Spider-Girl #4 (August 2005) Cause of death unknown. Death mentioned by Spider-Venom
Green Goblin Spider-Girl #1 (August 2005) Died in a battle with Spider-Man costing Peter his leg
Venom Symbiote Spider-Girl #100 (July 2006) Sacrificed itself to save Spider-Girl by confronting the Hobgoblin
Wonder Man A-Next #12 (September 1999) Starved of life-giving serum by Baron Zemo[clarification needed]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[edit]

Main article: Mirage Studios
Character Issue Cause of Death
Baxter Stockman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 4 #9 The remains of Baxter Stockman are destroyed by Donatello after he learns that Stockman has caused April O'Neil to become infertile as a result of the nanobots he injected her with in TMNT Vol. 2.
Gabrielle Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1 #58 Dies in childbirth
Klunk Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 2 #9 Killed by a car
Rat King Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1 #4 During his first appearance, the Rat King is defeated by falling into a silo. He appeared later on in the City at War series, yet Splinter found his corpse, having died from the aforementioned fall into the silo, commenting on "The great unexplained mysteries of the world."[clarification needed]
Shredder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1 #21 Was defeated by the Turtles and offered honorable suicide but instead attempted to use a grenade to kill all present. The Turtles knocked him off the roof along with the grenade. It is unclear if the grenade's explosion or the fall killed him. His clone was later decapitated by Leonardo in a duel.
Splinter Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 4 #10 Died of unknown reasons, presumed to have died of natural causes

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures[edit]

Character Issue Cause of Death
Dreadmon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 Killed by Androids Lynch, Dead-Eye, Waster, and Fist
Leatherhead Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 Killed by Androids Lynch, Dead-Eye, Waster, and Fist
Jagwar Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 Killed by Androids Lynch, Dead-Eye, Waster, and Fist
Mondo Gecko Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 Killed by Androids Lynch, Dead-Eye, Waster, and Fist
Ray Fillet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 Killed by Androids Lynch, Dead-Eye, Waster, and Fist
Sarnath Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #50 Sacrifices himself, using the turnstone's powers, by collapsing a black hole that was threatening the universe
Screwloose Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 Killed by Androids Lynch, Dead-Eye, Waster, and Fist
Slash Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #57 Sacrifices himself to give the Turtles a chance to escape from Malinga's hive ship which plunges into the sun
Wingnut Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #54 Killed by Androids Lynch, Dead-Eye, Waster, and Fist
Wyrm and Scumbug Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #52 Turned to crystal by Toxzeem and accidentally shattered by McIntyre and Squint

Dark Horse[edit]

Main article: Dark Horse Comics
Character Issue Cause of Death
Hellboy Hellboy The Fury #3 Killed by Nimue
Martha Washington Martha Washington Dies Died of natural causes
Marv Sin City The Hard Goodbye killed by the electric chair

Image Comics[edit]

Main article: Image Comics
Character Issue Cause of Death
Angela Spawn #100 (November 2000) Impaled by Malebolgia with her own dual bladed staff
Celestine (The Angelus' host) Broken Trinity #3 (November 2008) Stabbed by Gleason with the Bloodsword, and then beheaded by Jackie Estacado with the same weapon, leaving the Angelus hostless[clarification needed]
Billy Kincaid Spawn #5 (October 1992) Killed by Spawn with his bloody corpse hung in the precinct office[clarification needed]
The Curse Spawn #41 (January 1996) Hit by Twist's car and shot by numerous weapons as the volatile chemicals around his lab were also hit and the resulting explosion engulfed everyone involved
The Freak Spawn #70 (April 1998) Suffocated by insects that were created when Spawn took The Freak's inner evils and gave them tangible form
Kenneth Irons Witchblade #75 (October 2001) Shot by Sara's captain after being turned mortal by Ian Nottingham and his Excalibur
Malebolgia Spawn #100 (November 2000) Slain by Spawn
Scud Scud The Disposable Assassin #24 He went to heaven
Shadowhawk (Paul Johnstone) Youngblood #7 (October 1992) Died of AIDS
Spawn (Al Simmons) spawn #185 committed suicide

Other Comics[edit]

Cerebus the Aardvark[edit]

Character Issue Cause of Death
Cerebus the Aardvark Cerebus the Aardvark #300 (March 2004) Broke his neck while trying to kill his son

Miracleman[edit]

Character Issue Cause of Death
Kid Miracleman Miracleman #15 killed by Miracleman

Bone[edit]

Character Issue Cause of Death
The Hooded One Bone #55 Incinerated by lightning
Kingdok Bone #55 Stabbed in the head by Thorn
Lucius Down Bone #55 When the Hooded One prepared to kill Rose, Lucius grabbed onto her just as she was struck by a huge bolt of electricity, killing both of them

List of comic book characters that have returned from the dead[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Character name Issue Died Cause of Death Issue Revived Resurrection Method
Alexander Luthor, Jr. Infinite Crisis #7 (June 2006) Shot in the head by the Joker Justice League of America vol. 2, #53 (January 2011) Resurrected by an alternate version of Tangent Green Lantern
Alfred Pennyworth Detective Comics #328 (June 1964) Crushed by a boulder while saving Batman Detective Comics #356 (October 1966) Returned to life by a "regeneration ray" as the Outsider[clarification needed][9]
Anti-Monitor Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 (March 1986) Killed by a coalition of heroes Tales of the Sinestro Corps Presents: Superman-Prime one-shot (October 2007) Reborn in the recreation of the Multiverse due to Infinite Crisis
Aquaman (Arthur Curry) Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #50 (March 2007) Murdered by Dweller of the Depths Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Arisia Rrab Guy Gardner: Warrior #43 (June 1996) Suffocated by Major Force Green Lantern vol. 4, #12 (July 2006) Revived in a Manhunters' homeworld and cocooned in a cavern wall and reveals that after Arisia was murdered by Major Force and buried, her species' natural healing abilities revived her underground
Bart Allen The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #13 (June 2007) Beaten to death by the Rogues, who were manipulated by Inertia Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #3 (February 2009) Brought back by Brainiac 5 via a "living lightning rod" that 'collected' his spirit at the moment of death
Batman (Bruce Wayne) Final Crisis #6 (January 2009) Was hit by Darkseid's Omega Sanction; Superman subsequently recovered what he thought was Batman's corpse Batman and Robin #8 (February 2010) Revealed that the body is a clone; the real Batman himself was sent to the past
Big Barda (Barda Free) Death of the New Gods #1 (October 2007) Killed off-panel by Infinity-Man and had her heart removed Final Crisis #7 (March 2009) Reincarnated in the Fifth World
Black Hand (William Hand) Green Lantern vol. 5, #20 (May 2013) Disintegrated into dust after his black ring was removed by Green Lantern Hal Jordan Green Lantern vol. 5, #23.3 (September 2013) Revived his black ring
Bombshell (Amy Sue Allen) Teen Titans vol. 3, #43 (March 2007) Batgirl slices her throat with a batarang. Teen Titans vol. 3, #63 (November 2008) Revealed to have survived via enhanced healing
Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter) 52 #15 (October 2006) Sacrificed himself to prevent an exploding nuclear submarine from destroying the Metropolis. 52 #37 (March 2007) Revealed to have faked his death with Rip Hunter
Captain Boomerang (George "Digger" Harkness) Identity Crisis #5 (October 2004) Shot in the chest by his victim Jack Drake Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Captain Comet (Adam Blake) 52 #31 (February 2007) Tortured to death by Lady Styx Mystery in Space vol. 2, #8 (July 2007) New body created by the Weird
Chief (Niles Caulder) Doom Patrol #121 (September/October 1968) Sacrificed himself in an explosion detonated by General Zahl in order to save a town Infinite Crisis: Secret Files and Origins (April 2006) Superboy-Prime punched the barrier of reality causing his return[10]
Clayface (Matt Hagen) Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 (March 1986) Killed by Shadow Demons during the Crisis Infinite Crisis #2 (January 2006) Revealed to have survived[11]
Cyborg Superman (Henry "Hank" Henshaw) Green Lantern Corps vol. 2, #52 (September 2010) Killed while in an incorporeal astral form in the mind of Boodikka Justice League of America vol. 2, #53 (March 2011) Retrieved inside the body of Boodikka
David Cain Robin vol. 2, #151 (August 2006) Shot by his daughter, Cassandra Cain Batgirl vol. 2, #5 (January 2009) Revealed that bullet was a blank given by Deathstroke
Donna Troy The Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #3 (August 2003) Killed by android Superman DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1 (August 2005) Reemerged amongst the Titans of Myth, Goddess of the Moon
Doomsday Action Comics #871 (November 2008) Killed by several Kandorians who beat him to death on the moon Action Comics #900 (April 2011)[12] Revealed as still alive and unconscious
Dove (Dawn Granger) Armageddon 2001 #2 (October 1991) Monarch murdered Dawn in front of Hawk JSA #46 (May 2003) Revealed that her death was an illusion created by Mordru
Firestorm (Ronald "Ronnie" Raymond) Identity Crisis #5 (October 2004) Shadow Thief stabbed him, puncturing his containment field, and causing him to explode Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Flash (Bartholomew Henry "Barry" Allen) Crisis on Infinite Earth #8 (November 1985) Died destroying the Anti-Monitor's anti-matter canon Final Crisis #2 (June 2008) Returned to life after escaping the Speed Force
Elasti-Girl (Rita Farr Dayton) Doom Patrol #121 (September/October 1968) Sacrificed herself in an explosion detonated by General Zahl in order to save a town Infinite Crisis: Secret Files and Origins (April 2006) Superboy-Prime punched the barrier of reality causing her return[10]
General Immortus Salvation Run #7 (June 2008) Killed at the start of the second attack of the Parademons Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #2 (June 2009) Revealed to have survived
Graf Toren Green Lantern vol. 3, #49 (February 1994) Killed by Hal Jordan while possessed by Parallax Green Lantern vol. 4, #3 (August 2005) Revived on the Manhunters' homeworld
Green Arrow (Oliver Jonas "Ollie" Queen) Green Arrow vol. 2, #101 (October 1995) Sacrificed himself in order to prevent eco-terrorists from detonating a bomb that would destroy Metropolis Green Arrow vol. 3, #1 (April 2001) Resurrected by the Spectre
Green Lantern (Guy Darrin Gardner) JLA: Our Worlds at War #1 (September 2001) Killed during the war with Imperiex Action Comics #789 (May 2002) Revealed to have survived
Green Lantern (Harold "Hal" Jordan) The Final Night #4 (November 1996) Sacrificed his life to reignite the sun Green Lantern: Rebirth #4 (March 2005) His soul was guided back to his body by Ganthet
Hawk (Henry "Hank" Hall) JSA #66 (December 2004) Placed in a crashing plane by Atom Smasher Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders/Shiera Sanders Hall) Blackest Night #1 (July 2009) Stabbed with a spear by Black Lantern Sue Dibny Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Hawkman (Carter Hall) Blackest Night #1 (July 2009) Killed with a mace by Black Lantern Elongated Man Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Highfather (Izaya) Jack Kirby's Fourth World #8 (October 1997) Slain in battle with the war god Ares Final Crisis #7 (March 2009) Reincarnated in the Fifth World
Hippolyta Wonder Woman vol. 2, #172 (September 2001) Sacrificed herself to save the Earth from Imperiex Wonder Woman vol. 3, #8 (June 2007) Resurrected by Circe
Holly Robinson Action Comics Weekly #613 (August 1988) Killed in an explosion detonated by her husband, mobster Catwoman Secret Files and Origins one-shot (November 2002) Death was retconned
Ice (Tora Olafsdotter) Justice League Task Force #14 (July 1994) Killed by the Overmaster while under his mental influence Birds of Prey #104 (May 2007) Resurrected by General Kerimov
Iris West Allen The Flash vol. 1, #275 (July 1979) Murdered by Professor Zoom The Flash vol. 1, #350 (October 1985) Consciousness restored into a new body by biological parents in the 30th century
Isis (Adrianna Tomaz) 52 #44 (March 2007) Killed in a battle with Apokolips' Four Horsemen; died in the arms of Black Adam Black Adam: The Dark Age #6 (March 2008) Restored to life by her amulet
Jade (Jennifer-Lynn Hayden) Rann-Thanagar War: Infinite Crisis Special (February 2006) Caught in an anti-matter energy blast while attempting to stop Alexander Luthor during the Infinite Crisis Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Jason Todd Batman #428 (January 1989) Beaten by the Joker and left to die in an explosion Batman Annual #25 (May 2006) Superboy-Prime punched the barrier of reality causing his return; it was later retconned that he was revived by a Lazarus Pit
Jericho (Joseph William Wilson) New Titans #83 (February 1992) Forced his father, Deathstroke to drive a sword through him in order to stop a demon that had taken control of him Teen Titans vol. 3, #5 (January 2004) His spirit had survived by jumping inside his father right before he was killed
Jimmy Olsen Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #2 (August 2009) Shot and fell into the ocean harbor by Codename: Assassin Superman #695 (December 2009) Revealed to have survived
Kilowog Green Lantern vol. 3, #50 (March 1994) Killed by Hal Jordan while possessed by Parallax Green Lantern vol. 3, #169 (November 2003) Spirit was recalled to life by Kyle Rayner and Ganthet
Knockout Birds of Prey vol. 1, #109 (August 2007) Killed by Infinity-Man Secret Six vol. 3, #35 (June 2011) Resurrected by using of the tarot card
Lady Styx 52 #36 (March 2007) Absorbed by a Sun-Eater while battling the Green Lantern Ekron known as Emerald Eye 52 #43 (April 2007) Grew new flesh for herself from a pregnant captive
Lex Luthor Action Comics #660 (December 1990) Died in plane crash Action Comics #672 (December 1991) Faked death and cloned himself in order to escape inevitable death from cancer
Lightning Lad (Garth Ranzz) Adventure Comics vol. 1, #304 (January 1963) Sacrificed himself while battling Zaryan the Conqueror Adventure Comics vol. 1, #312 (September 1963) Resurrected by Proty; however, a later retcon revealed that Proty's mind had actually taken over Lightning Lad's form
Lightray (Sollis) Countdown #48 (May 2007) Killed by Infinity-Man Final Crisis #7 (March 2009) Reincarnated in the Fifth World
Lucy Lane Supergirl vol. 5, #41 (May 2009) Incinerated by her suit Supergirl Annual #1 (September 2009) Resurrected with her suit of mystical qualities
Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) Final Crisis #1 (May 2008) Killed by Libra's flaming staff Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Maxie Zeus Wonder Woman vol. 2, #166 (March 2001) Sacrificed himself to restore Ares[clarification needed] Robin vol. 2, #172 (May 2008) Revealed to have survived due to the Children of Ares
Maxwell Lord Wonder Woman vol. 2, #219 (July 2005) Neck snapped by Wonder Woman Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Metamorpho (Rex Mason) JLA #2 (January 1997) Buried by White Martian Hyperclan JLA/JSA Secret Files #1 (January 2003) Bought back to life by his son, Joey using the wish-granting[clarification needed]
Mister Miracle (Scott Free) Death of the New Gods #7 (March 2008) Killed by the Source, after requesting to die Final Crisis #7 (March 2009) Reincarnated in the Fifth World
Mogo Green Lantern Corps vol. 2, #60 (May 2011) Destroyed by John Stewart in order to save Green Lantern Corps are being influence by Parallax[clarification needed] Green Lantern Corps Annual #1 (January 2013) Reformed it planet by helping John Stewart and Fatality
Negative Man (Larry Trainor) Doom Patrol #121 (September/October 1968) Sacrificed himself in order to save the town from an explosion that was detonated by General Zahl Infinite Crisis: Secret Files and Origins (April 2006) Superboy-Prime punched the barrier of reality causing his return[10]
Osiris (Amon Tomaz) 52 #43 (February 2007) Devoured by Sobek, a personification of one of the 'Four Horsemen' Blackest Night #8 (March 2010) Resurrected by the White Entity
Pariah (Kell Mossa) Villains United #6 (December 2005) Killed by Alexander Luthor posing as Lex Luthor Supergirl vol. 5, #19 (May 2007) Resurrected by Dark Angel
Ra's al Ghul Batman: Death and the Maidens #9 (August 2004) Stabbed to death by his daughter Nyssa Raatko and cremated Detective Comics #839 (February 2008) Returns to life in the body of his son, Dusan al Ghul
Robotman (Clifford "Cliff" Steele) Doom Patrol #121 (September/October 1968) Sacrificed himself in order to save a town from an explosion is detonated by General Zahl Infinite Crisis: Secret Files and Origins (April 2006) Superboy-Prime punched the barrier of reality causing his retconned returned[10]
Shazam (Jebediah of Canaan) Day of Vengeance #6 (November 2005) Killed by the Spectre during his war on magic Justice Society of America vol. 3, #25 (April 2009) Revealed to be alive, imprisoned in the Rock of Finality and freed by Black Adam
Shimmer (Selinda Flinders) New Titans #116 (December 1994) Turned into a glass and shattered by Psimon Outsiders vol. 4, #13 (August 2004) Restored to life by the Fearsome Five and her brother, Mammoth
Sinestro (Thaal Sinestro) Green Lantern vol. 3, #50 (March 1994) Neck broken by Hal Jordan while possessed by Parallax Green Lantern: Rebirth #3 (February 2005) Revealed that his death was an illusion created by Parallax
Sodam Yat Green Lantern Corps vol. 2, #37 (June 2009) Used his Ion power to turn Daxam's red sun into a yellow sun, killing himself in the process Green Lantern vol. 4, #54 (May 2010) Revealed as still alive in the sun, but unconscious
Solomon Grundy (Cyrus Gold) All-American Comics #61 (October 1944) Committed suicide[13] All-American Comics #61 (October 1944) Revived in the Slaughter Swamp
Steel (John Henry Irons) Superman: The Man of Steel #116 (September 2001) Killed during the war of Imperiex Impulse #77 (October 2001) Restored to life by Darkseid
Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) Batman #633 (December 2004) Tortured by Black Mask, and injuries led to her death. Medical care that may have saved her life was deliberately withheld by Doctor Leslie Thompkins Robin vol. 2, #174 (July 2008) Revealed that her death was faked by Leslie Thompkins so villains could not use her against Batman as Black Mask had done
Superboy (Kon-El/Conner Kent) Infinite Crisis #6 (May 2006) Injured during an attempt to beat Superboy-Prime and then sacrificed himself to destroy Alexander Luthor's tower Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4 (April 2009) Revived in a regeneration matrix by Starman's mission that took 1000 years
Superman (Kal-El/Clark Joseph Kent) Superman vol. 2, #75 (January 1993) Beaten to death by Doomsday Adventures of Superman #504 (September 1993) Revived in a regeneration matrix by the Eradicator
Swamp Thing (Alec Holland) Swamp Thing vol. 1, #1 (November 1972) Killed in an explosion lab Brightest Day #24 (April 2011) Resurrected by the White Entity
Tasmanian Devil (Hugh Dawkins) Justice League: Cry for Justice #3 (September 2009) Killed by Prometheus Starman/Congorilla one-shot (January 2011) Revived in a Lazarus Pit by the citizen of Gorilla City
Triplicate Girl (Luornu Durgo) Countdown to Final Crisis #5 (March 2008) Killed by mutated rats Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5 (July 2009) Revealed that she had gained the ability to create vast numbers of duplicate bodies, and now goes by the name "Duplicate Damsel"; also reveals that Una was the second and last of her original duplicates
Tomar-Tu Green Lantern vol. 3, #49 (February 1994) Killed by Hal Jordan while possessed by Parallax Green Lantern vol. 4, #3 (August 2005) Revived in a Manhunters' homeworld
Uncle Sam Freedom Fighters vol. 2, #2 (October 2010) Killed by the Renegades Freedom Fighters vol. 2, #7 (March 2011) Reborn his spirit[clarification needed]
Vigilante (Greg Saunders) Seven Soldiers #0 (April 2005) Killed in an ambush by the Sheeda Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #1 (October 2008) Unknown circumstances of his returned, with no explanation
Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) Wonder Woman vol. 2, #125 (September 1997) Killed by Neron lying an inch from her death[clarification needed] Wonder Woman vol. 2, #127 (November 1997) Resurrected by Athena as the Goddess of Truth
Young Frankenstein World War III #3 (April 2007) Died of injuries after Black Adam rips off his arms DC Infinite Halloween Special one-shot (December 2007) His body was blown apart by lightning, and the individual pieces began moving on their own, allowing him to pull himself back together

Marvel Comics[edit]

Character name Issue Died Cause of Death Issue Revived Resurrection Method
Abomination (Emil Blonsky) Hulk vol. 2, #1 (January 2008) Shot in the head by the Red Hulk after being brutally beaten by him Hulk vol. 3, #2 (April 2014) Reborn with Hulk's gamma blood and glands by an unknown organization
Annihilus Annihilation #5 (December 2006) Disemboweled by Nova Fantastic Four #578 (April 2010) Mind reborn in a cloned body
Ant-Man (Scott Edward Harris Lang) The Avengers #500 (September 2004) Murdered in an explosion caused by Scarlet Witch The Avengers: The Children's Crusade #5 (April 2011) Rescued from the past by time-traveling Young Avengers
Arclight (Philippa Sontag) Astonishing X-Men vol. 3, #50 (May 2012) Killed each other with Harpoon Magneto vol. 3, #6 (July 2014) Revived as a clone in the glass chamber by Magneto
Ariel X-Men: Legacy #235 (April 2010) Killed when a missile blew up the jeep she was in X-Men: Legacy #259 (January 2012) Revealed to have survived in mid-teleport
Attuma The Sentry #1 (September 2000) Beheaded by the Sentry Dark Reign: Made Men #2 (September 2009) Notes: this comic book issue is online project[14] Resurrected by Doctor Doom as a patchwork body
Aunt May (May Reilly Parker) The Amazing Spider-Man #400 (April 1995) Died her deathbed next to Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson are in the house Spider-Man vol. 1, #97 (November 1998) Revealed that her death was a ruse orchestrated by the Green Goblin; the real Aunt May had been taken captive and replaced by a "genetically-altered actress"; she is subsequently rescued by Spider-Man[15]
Banshee (Sean Cassidy) X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2 (February 2006) Killed when the Blackbird crashed into a passenger airplane Uncanny Avengers #9 (June 2013) Resurrected by Apocalypse Twins using the Celestials Death Seed
Barney Barton The Avengers vol. 1, #64 (May 1969) Sacrificed his life in order to destroy Egghead's deadly ray-projector Hawkeye: Blindspot #3 (April 2011) Restored to life in the healing chamber by Egghead
Basilisk (Basil Elks) Fantastic Four #289 (April 1986) Killed by Scourge of the Underworld The Punisher vol. 7, #5 (May 2009) Resurrected by the Hood using the power of Dormammu
Betty Ross Incredible Hulk vol. 2, #466 (July 1998) Poisoned with gamma radiation by the Abomination Incredible Hulk #610 (June 2010) Restored to life by the Intelligencia[16]
Bird-Man (Achille DiBacco) Captain America #319 (July 1986) Killed by Scourge of the Underworld The Punisher vol. 7, #5 (May 2009) Resurrected by the Hood using the power of Dormammu
Black Abbott Captain America #394 (November 1991) Killed by Scourge of the Underworld The Punisher vol. 7, #5 (May 2009) Resurrected by the Hood using the power of Dormammu
Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon) War of Kings #6 (August 2009) Aboard a spaceship which exploded in the last fights with Vulcan FF vol. 1, #6 (July 2011) Revealed to have been transported into another dimension
Black Box (Garabed "Gareb" Bashur) Cable and Deadpool #41 (June 2007) Killed by Sabretooth Deadpool vol 3, #57 (July 2012) Revealed to have survived
Black Swan Agent X #15 (December 2003) Killed by Deadpool and Agency-X after betraying them Deadpool vol. 3, #58 (July 2012) Revealed as still alive due to his healing factor
Black Goliath (Doctor William Barrett "Bill" Foster) Civil War #4 (September 2006) Killed by a clone of Thor; a large portion of his upper torso was vaporized by a single blast from the clone Thor's Mjolnir-like energy weapon Ant-Man and Wasp #1 (November 2010) Revealed that his consciousness was transferred into a virtual reality program by Henry Pym
Bucky (James Buchanan Barnes) The Avengers vol. 1, #4 (March 1964) His arm gets caught on a plane which explodes Captain America vol. 5, #8 (September 2005) Revealed to have survived the plane explosion; kept in suspended animation as an irregularly used assassin until his memory was restored
Bullseye (Lester) Shadowland #1 (July 2010) Stabbed to death by Daredevil possessed by the Hand's demonic beast Daredevil vol. 3, #26 (May 2013) Restored to life by the Hand and Lady Bullseye
Cable (Nathan Christopher Charles Summers) X-Force vol. 3, #28 (July 2010) Consumed by the Techno-organic virus and exploded Avengers: X-Sanction #1 (December 2011) Revealed to have been transported into an alternate universe before the explosion
Captain America (Steven "Steve" Rogers) Captain America vol. 5, #25 (April 2007) Shot to death by a brainwashed Sharon Carter Captain America: Reborn #1 (July 2009)[17] Revealed to have been imprisoned in time; the Red Skull returned in Captain America's body with his own consciousness controlling it until Captain America forced him out of his body
Carnage (Cletus Kasady) New Avengers #2 (December 2004) Flown outside of Earth's atmosphere and torn apart by the Sentry Carnage #3 (February 2011) Revealed that he was alive due to his body being preserved and later repaired by the symbiote
Colossus (Piotr "Peter" Nikolaievitch Rasputin) Uncanny X-Men #390 (February 2001) Sacrificed himself to spread the cure of the Legacy Virus Astonishing X-Men vol. 3, #4 (October 2004) Restored to life by Ord's Benetech and the assistance of Doctor Kavita Rao
Corsair (Christopher Summers) Uncanny X-Men #486 (May 2007) Killed by his son, Vulcan All-New X-Men #23 (February 2014) Resurrected with the machine and biomechanism by his Starjammers; his medicine to preserve him alive[18]
Cypher (Douglas Aaron Ramsey) New Mutants #60 (February 1988) Killed by Ani-Mator New Mutants vol. 3, #6 (October 2009) Resurrected with the transmode virus by Selene and Eli Bard, and later restored to life by the Warlock and Magik
Daken (Akihiro) Uncanny X-Force #34 (November 2012) Killed in a fight by his father, Wolverine Uncanny Avengers #9 (June 2013) Resurrected by Apocalypse Twins using the Celestials Death Seed
Darkhawk (Christopher "Chris" Powell) Avengers Arena #3 (January 2013) Stabbed in the chest by an unidentified cybernetic creature Avengers Arena #16 (October 2013) Revealed to have survived
Darkstar (Laynia Sergeievna Petrovna) New X-Men #130 (October 2002) Killed by Fantomex after being controlled by Weapon XII Darkstar and the Winter Guard #3 (August 2010) Resurrected herself with her powers from Reena Stanicoff's death by Dire Wraith[clarification needed]
Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom) Fantastic Four #381 (October 1993) Incinerated himself in the fights with Mister Fantastic Fantastic Four #407 (December 1995) Revealed to have been transported into another dimension
Dracula (Vlad Tepes Dracula) Captain Britain and MI: 13 #15 (July 2009) Slain by the Excalibur X-Men vol. 3, #3 (September 2010) Resurrected by the X-Men in order to stop his son, Xarus
Drax the Destroyer (Arthur Sampson Douglas) The Thanos Imperative #4 (November 2010) Unable to overcome or ignore his "programming" to kill the Mad Titan, Thanos was forced to disintegrate Drax in a single massive blast Avengers Assemble vol. 2, #4 (June 2012) Returned to life in the alternate universe Cancerverse because the death realms[19]
Elektra (Elektra Natchios) Daredevil #181 (April 1982) Stabbed to death by Bullseye Daredevil #190 (January 1983) Restored to life by the Hand
Enchantress (Amora) Thor vol. 2, #80 (August 2004) Slain by the Mjolnir duplicate of Loki Thor: God-Sized Special one-shot (December 2008) Restored to life by Thor
Fantomex (Charlie Cluster-7) Uncanny X-Force #27 (July 2012) Skinless Man ripped his heart out Uncanny X-Force #35 (December 2012) Revived as a clone by his spacecraft E.V.A.
Forge Astonishing X-Men vol. 3, #30 (August 2009) Incinerated by laser complex Marvel Now! Point One #1 (October 2012) Revealed to have survived the destruction
Gorgon (Tomi Shishido) Wolverine vol. 3, #31 (October 2005) His own power turned him to stone, whereupon he was shattered by Wolverine Secret Warriors #2 (May 2009) Restored to life by the Hand using the rock fragments of his body
Graviton (Franklin Hall) Iron Man vol. 4, #23 (October 2007) Committed suicide Secret Avengers vol. 2, #2 (March 2013) Revealed that he was alive
Gravity (Greg Willis) Beyond! #6 (January 2007) Sacrificed himself to fully extend his power by holding the planet together long enough for the Fantastic Four to escape from universe Fantastic Four #545 (April 2007) Physical body is reborn
Green Goblin (Norman Virgil Osborn) The Amazing Spider-Man #122 (July 1973) Impaled by his Goblin Glider Spider-Man #75 (December 1996) Revealed to have survived impalement thanks to a previously unknown accelerated healing factor included in his powers
Grim Reaper (Eric Williams) Dark Reign: Lethal Legion #1 (June 2009) Stabbed in the heart by an inmate in the Raft, who was hired by Norman Osborn Uncanny Avengers #9 (June 2013) Resurrected by Apocalypse Twins using the Celestials Death Seed
Guardian (James MacDonald Hudson) New Avengers #16 (April 2006) Killed by the Collective Chaos War: Alpha Flight one-shot (August 2010) Returned from the death realms due to Amatsu-Mikaboshi's corruption
Harpoon (Kodiak Noatak) Astonishing X-Men vol. 3, #50 (May 2012) Killed each other with Arclight Magneto vol. 3, #6 (July 2014) Revived as a clone in the glass chamber by Magneto
Harry Osborn The Spectacular Spider-Man vol. 1, #200 (May 1993) Poisoned by Green Goblin formula The Amazing Spider-Man #546 (January 2008) Revealed that his death was faked by his father, Norman Osborn[20]
Havok (Alexander "Alex" Summers) Mutant X #32 (June 2001) Died in the explosion of a slipshod time machine Uncanny X-Men #411 (October 2002) Revealed that he was sent back to the original reality in a comatose state until Annie Ghazikhanian restored his psyche
Hawkeye (Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton) The Avengers vol. 1, #502 (September 2004) Sacrificed himself to destroy a Kree spaceship House of M #3 (July 2005) Restored to life when Scarlet Witch altered reality
Hellcat (Patricia "Patsy" Walker) Hellstorm #14 (May 1994) Committed suicide because of the otherworldly being Deathurge Thunderbolts 2000 Annual (May 2000) Restored to life by the Thunderbolts
Hercules Incredible Hercules #141 (February 2010) Killed in the Continuum universe by Athena Chaos War #1 (August 2010) Was reincarnated with enhanced powers
Hijacker (Howard Mitchell) Captain America #319 (July 1986) Shot to death by Scourge of the Underworld, who was disguised as a bartender The Punisher vol. 7, #5 (May 2009) Resurrected by the Hood using the power of Dormammu
Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley) The Amazing Spider-Man #649 (November 2010) Killed by Phil Urich who then took his place The Amazing Spider-Man #691 (August 2012) Revealed that the dead Hobgoblin was his brother, Daniel Kingsley
Human Fly (Richard Deacon) The Amazing Spider-Man #276 (May 1986) Killed by Scourge of the Underworld, who was disguised as sanitation worker The Punisher vol. 7, #5 (May 2009) Resurrected by the Hood using the power of Dormammu
Human Torch (Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm) Fantastic Four #587 (January 2011) Died stopping an angry horde of Negative Zone monsters preparing for a second "Annihilation Wave" Fantastic Four #600 (November 2011) Resurrected with an implanted biomechanism by the minions of Annihilus
Iron Fist (Daniel Thomas Rand-K'ai) Power Man and Iron Fist #125 (September 1986) Died of cancer from radiation poisoning at the hands of Captain Hero Namor the Sub-Mariner #24 (March 1992) Revealed that he was actually a doppelgänger created by the extra-dimensional H'ylthri; the real Iron Fist was kidnapped and replaced by the H'ylthri
Iron Man (Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark) The Avengers #395 (February 1996) Sacrificed himself to stop Kang the Conqueror Iron Man vol. 2, #1 (November 1996) Reborn in the pocket universe created by Franklin Richards
Jackal (Miles Warren) The Amazing Spider-Man #149 (October 1975) Killed in an explosion The Amazing Spider-Man #399 (March 1995) Revealed that the dead Jackal was a clone
Jack of Hearts (Jack Hart) The Avengers vol. 3, #76 (February 2004) Committed suicide in space via self explosion Marvel Zombies Supreme #2 (March 2011) Returned to life with zero-point energy by Jill Harper
Jocasta Avengers Annual #17 (August 1988) Sacrificed herself in order to stop High Evolutionary's command ship by deliberately disrupting the ship's matter/anti-matter drive Iron Man Annual #11 (September 1990) Retrieved by the Avengers and Machine Man
Joseph (Magneto clone) X-Men vol 2 #87 (April 1999) Sacrificed himself to stop Magneto's schemes Magneto: Not a Hero #1 (November 2011) Resurrected by Astra
Kang the Conqueror (Nathaniel Richards) The Avengers #143 (January 1976) Killed by his excess energy in battle with the Avengers The Avengers #267 (May 1986) Revealed that a version of him from an alternatie timeline had died
Korvac (Michael Korvac) The Avengers #177 (November 1978) Killed in battle by the Avengers Fantastic Four Annual #24 (January 1991) Resurrected himself with his powers after being near death
Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff) The Amazing Spider-Man #294 (November 1987) Shot himself in the head after defeating and impersonating Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man #635 (June 2010) Resurrected by Kraven's family by performing a sacrifice on Kaine[21]
Lascivious (Davida DeVito) The Thing #33 (March 1986) Killed by Scourge of the Underworld, who was disguised as her fellow Grappler The Punisher vol. 7, #5 (May 2009) Resurrected by the Hood using the power of Dormammu
Legion (David Charles Haller) X-Men vol. 2, #41 (February 1995) Killed by Bishop to prevent the Age of Apocalypse timeline from occurring New Mutants vol. 3, #2 (August 2009) Discovered that he was alive and trapped in a concrete box by the reformed New Mutants
Letha (Hellen Feliciano) Captain America #319 (July 1986) Killed by Scourge of the Underworld who was disguised as a bartender The Punisher vol. 7, #5 (May 2009) Resurrected by the Hood using the power of Dormammu
Loki (Loki Laufeyson) Siege #4 (May 2010) Killed by the Sentry, who was possessed by the Void Thor vol. 3, #617 (November 2010) Reincarnated by his stepbrother Thor
Madelyne Pryor Uncanny X-Men vol. 1, #511 (June 2009) Discorporated wrong vessel of Jean Grey's body X-Men vol. 4, #12 (March 2014) Resurrected by Arkea in performing a vessel herself
Mad Jim Jaspers (Sir James Jaspers) The Mighty World of Marvel vol. 2, #13 (June 1986) Killed by The Fury X-Men: Die by the Sword #1 (October 2007) Resurrected by a large-scale reality warp originating on Earth-616
Magik (Illyana Nikolaevna Alexandria Rasputina) Uncanny X-Men #303 (August 1993) Died of the Legacy Virus New X-Men vol. 2, #41 (August 2007) Resurrected by Belasco in Limbo, and later Magik returned on Earth[22]
Marrina Smallwood Dark Reign the List: X-Men one-shot (September 2009) Killed by Namor Chaos War: Alpha Flight one-shot (August 2010) Returned from the death realms due to Amatsu-Mikaboshi's corruption
Mary Jane Watson The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 2, #13 (January 2000) Killed in an airplane explosion Peter Parker: Spider-Man vol. 2, #29 (May 2001) Revealed that her death was faked by the Mutant stalker who had drugged and escorted her off the doomed plane before it took flight; Mary Jane had been taken captive and was subsequently rescued by Spider-Man
Miss Arrow (Ero) Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #22 (September 2007) Eaten by birds The Amazing Spider-Man #545 (December 2007) The timeline was being altered[23]
Miracle Man (Brother Joshua) The Thing #24 (June 1985) Shot to death by Scourge of the Underworld, who was disguised as a bus passenger The Punisher vol. 7, #5 (May 2009) Resurrected by the Hood using the power of Dormammu
Mirage (Desmond Charne) Punisher: In the Blood #2 (December 2010) Shot in the head by the female assassin[clarification needed] Superior Foes of Spider-Man #3 (September 2013) Revealed to have survived the shooting
Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) Fantastic Four #381 (October 1993) Incinerated in the fights with Doctor Doom Fantastic Four #407 (December 1995) Revealed to have been transported into another dimension Hyperstorm; subsequently rescued by his Fantastic Four
Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex) New X-Men #46 (January 2008) Life drained by Rogue X-23 #6 (February 2011) Revived as a clone by his assistant Miss Sinister
Mockingbird (Barbara "Bobbi" Morse-Barton) Avengers West Coast #100 (November 1993) Killed by Mephisto Secret Invasion #8 (December 2008) Revealed that the dead Mockingbird was a Skrull that was posing as her; the real Mockingbird was subsequently rescued from Skrull captivity
MODOK (George Tarleton) Captain America #313 (January 1986) Killed by Death Adder The Avengers #386 (May 1995) Resurrected by his organization AIM
Moondragon (Heather Douglas) Annihilation: Conquest #2 (February 2008) Killed by Ultron Guardians of the Galaxy #12 (August 2008) Rescued from the afterlife by Phyla-Vell
Moon Knight (Marc Spector) Moon Knight: Fist of Khonshu #6 (December 1985) Sacrificed himself to save his loved ones from a computerized Seth program Moon Knight: Resurrection War #1 (January 1998) Resurrected once again by Khonshu
Ms. Marvel (Carol Susan Jane Danvers) Ms. Marvel #37 (March 2009) Incinerated herself Ms. Marvel #47 (November 2009) Revived the energy beings by MODOK and Storyteller protocols, in the form of infants, their power was used to fuse Ms. Marvel back into a single being[clarification needed]
Mysterio (Quentin Beck) Daredevil vol. 2, #7 (May 1999) Committed suicide after being diagnosed with a tumor Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #13 (December 2006) Although in Hell for suicide, his "superiors" in the afterlife sent him back to earth to maintain a cosmic balance
Mystique (Raven Darkhölme) Wolverine vol. 4, #9 (May 2011) Stabbed in the chest by Wolverine Wolverine vol. 4, #302 (March 2012) Restored to life by the Hand[24]
Namorita (Namorita "Nita" Prentiss) Civil War #1 (May 2006) Caught in explosion created by Nitro Nova vol. 4, #32 (December 2009) Earlier self rescued by a time-traveling Richard Rider
Nick Fury Over the Edge: Omega one-shot (October 1995) Killed by the Punisher who was manipulated by Spook Fury/Agent 13 #1 (June 1998) Revealed that the dead Nick Fury was a Life Model Decoy
Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) X-Force vol. 3, #26 (April 2010) Impaled through the chest by one of Bastion's arms, while protecting Hope Amazing X-Men vol. 2, #5 (March 2014) Reborn in Bamfs' merged bodies with their machine teleportating him out of the afterlife
Odin Thor vol. 3, #600 (February 2009) Killed by the Frost Giants Thor vol. 3, #618 (December 2010) Reincarnated
Prism (Robbie) Uncanny X-Men #492 (November 2007) Eaten by Predator X Magneto vol. 3, #6 (July 2014) Revived as a clone in the glass chamber by Magneto
Psylocke (Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock) X-Treme X-Men #2 (August 2001) Killed by Vargas Uncanny X-Men #455 (April 2005) Her spirit returned and reinhabited her recently deceased corpse
Puck (Eugene Milton Judd) New Avengers #16 (April 2006) Killed by the Collective Alpha Flight vol. 4, #2 (July 2011) Escaped from Hell
Punisher (Frank Castle) Dark Reign: The List - Punisher one-shot (October 2009) Dismembered and decapitated by Daken The Punisher vol. 7, #11 (November 2009) Resurrected by Morbius and the Legion of Monsters as a patchwork body
Quasar (Wendell Elvis Vaughn) Annihilation: Nova vol. 4, #4 (July 2006) Killed by Annihilus Nova vol. 4, #17 (November 2008) Restored to life in a Quantum Energy form by the scientists of Project Pegasus
Ragnarok (Thor clone) Thor #608 (March 2010) Destroyed by Thor New Avengers vol. 2, #18 (November 2011) Retrieved by AIM
Red King (Angmo-Asan) Incredible Hulk vol. 3, #102 (January 2007) Attacked by wild scavenger robots Skaar: Son of Hulk #6 (February 2009) Revealed to have survived
Rogue (Anna Marie) Uncanny Avengers #14 (November 2013) Killed by the Horsemen of Apocalypse Grim Reaper Uncanny Avengers #21 (June 2014) The timeline was being altered
Sabretooth (Victor Creed) Wolverine vol. 3, #55 (July 2007) Beheaded by Wolverine with the Muramasa Blade, a sword that blocks the healing factor Wolverine vol. 4, #311 (August 2012) Revealed that the dead Sabretooth was a clone by Romulus[25]
Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) Uncanny Avengers #14 (November 2013) Killed by Rogue, who was manipulated by Apocalypse Twins' plan Uncanny Avengers #21 (June 2014) The timeline was being altered
Scrambler (Kim Il Sung) New X-Men vol. 2, #46 (January 2008) Killed by X-23 Magneto vol. 3, #6 (July 2014) Revived as a clone in the glass chamber by Magneto
Selene (Selene Gallio) X-Force vol. 3, #25 (March 2010) Warpath managed to stab her chest, causing her to explode into rays of light X-Men vol. 4, #11 (February 2014) Restored to life with the sentient virus by Arkea
Sentry (Robert Reynolds) Siege #4 (May 2010) Allowed himself to be slain by Thor with the weapon Mjolnir; his body was deposited into the sun Uncanny Avengers #9 (June 2013) Resurrected by Apocalypse Twins using the Celestials Death Seed
Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen) New Avengers #16 (April 2006) Killed by the Collective Chaos War: Alpha Flight one-shot (August 2010) Returned from the death realms due to Amatsu-Mikaboshi's corruption
Sharon Carter Captain America vol. 1, #237 (September 1979) Sacrificed herself to detonating the National Force Captain America vol. 1, #445 (November 1995) Revealed to have faked her death
Silvermane (Silvio Manfredi) The Amazing Spider-Man #618 (January 2010) Killed in the shootout by Owl's gang; his body was crushed into an garbage compactor Superior Foes of Spider-Man #3 (September 2013) Revealed to have survived
Spider-Man (Peter Benjamin Parker) The Amazing Spider-Man #700 (December 2012) Died when Doctor Octopus switched minds with Spider-Man's body taken over his place to escape inevitable death from his decaying body The Superior Spider-Man #30 (March 2014) His spirit and consciousness returned to his body after Doctor Octopus had failed in his goal of being a Superior Spider-Man; in the process, Doctor Octopus had to sacrifice his own consciousness in order for Peter to return to his body
Star-Lord (Peter Jason Quill) The Thanos Imperative #6 (November 2010) Killed when Thanos brings Death to the alternate universe Cancerverse Avengers Assemble vol. 2, #4 (June 2012) Unknown circumstances
Supreme Intelligence Annihilation #5 (December 2006) Destroyed by Ronan the Accuser after being lobotomized by the merchant House Fiyero during the wars FF vol. 1, #11 (October 2011) Retrieved with the Supremor seed by two of the multi-dimensions of Mister Fantastic
Swordsman (Jacques DuQuesne) Giant-Size Avengers #2 (November 1974) Killed with lethal energy bolt fired by Kang the Conqueror Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 (August 2010) Returned from the death realms due to Amatsu-Mikaboshi's corruption
Thanos Annihilation #4 (November 2006) Heart torn out by Drax the Destroyer Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, #24 (March 2010) Resurrected in the cocoon by the Universal Church of Truth
Thing (Benjamin Jacob Grimm) Fantastic Four #508 (December 2003) Shot by Nick Fury, after while possessed by Doctor Doom Fantastic Four #511 (March 2004) Returned to life by the One-Above-All
Thor (Thor Odinson) Fear Itself #7 (October 2011) Killed in the final battle by his uncle, the Serpent The Mighty Thor #12 (March 2012) Reincarnated and escaped from the limbo of forgotten dead Gods
Thunderbolt Ross (Thaddeus E. Ross) Incredible Hulk #330 (April 1987) After temporarily regaining control of Zzzax and sacrificed himself combined energy to killing the mutant of Nevermind[clarification needed] Incredible Hulk #464 (May 1998) Resurrected by the agents of the alien, Troyjan
Turner D. Century (Clifford F. Michaels) Captain America #319 (July 1986) Assassinated by Scourge of the Underworld The Punisher vol. 7, #5 (May 2009) Resurrected by the Hood using the power of Dormammu
Vindicator (Heather MacNeil Hudson) New Avengers #16 (April 2006) Killed by the Collective Chaos War: Alpha Flight one-shot (August 2010) Returned from the death realms due to Amatsu-Mikaboshi's corruption
Vision The Avengers #500 (September 2004) Destroyed by She-Hulk to stop Ultron, who had taken control of him The Avengers vol. 4, #19 (November 2011) Retrieved by Iron Man
Wasp (Janet van Dyne) Secret Invasion #8 (December 2008) Killed by Thor to save the humans from her transformation into a living bomb The Avengers vol. 4, #31 (October 2012) Revealed as alive, having been shrunk and transported into the Microverse[26]
Wonder Man (Simon Williams) Force Works #1 (July 1994) Incinerated in battle of the Kree Avengers vol. 3, #2 (March 1998) Resurrected by Scarlet Witch
Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara) Avengers: The Crossing #1 (September 1995) Killed by Iron Man, after she had being under control by Kang the Conqueror Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 (August 2010) Returned from the death realms due to Amatsu-Mikaboshi's corruption
Zeus Ares #3 (May 2006) Killed by Amatsu-Mikaboshi The Incredible Hercules #131 (September 2009) Reborn as a child after drinking from the River Lethe

Other publishers[edit]

Character name Issue Died Cause of Death Issue Revived Resurrection Method
Fahrenheit WildC.A.T.s/Aliens (August 1998) Killed by aliens that invaded SkyWatch Stormwatch: Post Human Division #1 (January 2007) Unintentionally resurrected when the Doctor rescues Winter from the sun

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Wells, John (May 2013). "Flashback: Whatever Happened to...?". Back Issue (TwoMorrows Publishing) (64): 51–61. 
  3. ^ Revealed in Titans vol. 2, #1 (April 2008)
  4. ^ Revealed in Identity Crisis #7 (December 2004)
  5. ^ Revealed in Hulk vol. 2, #23 (June 2010)
  6. ^ Mentioned in Daredevil #55 (August 1969)
  7. ^ Revealed in Captain America vol. 5, #7 (June 2005)
  8. ^ Revealed in Original Sin #8 (September 2014)
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ a b c d Retconned untold in Teen Titans vol. 3, #32 (March 2006)
  11. ^ JSA: Classified #4 (October 2005)
  12. ^ First appear in Reign of Doomsday: Steel one-shot (January 2011)
  13. ^ Solomon Grundy #7 (November 2009)
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ Revealed in The Spectacular Spider-Man vol. 1, #263 (November 1998)
  16. ^ First appear in Fall of the Hulks: Gamma (December 2009)
  17. ^ George Gene Gustines, Captain America Back From the Dead, New York Times, June 15, 2009
  18. ^ Revealed in Cyclops vol. 3, #3 (July 2014)
  19. ^ Revealed in Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3, #18 (August 2014)
  20. ^ Revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man #581 (December 2008)
  21. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #636 (July 2010)
  22. ^ Appear in X-Infernus #4 (March 2009)
  23. ^ First appear in Scarlet Spider vol. 2, #14 (February 2013)
  24. ^ First appear in Wolverine vol. 4, #300 (January 2012)
  25. ^ First appear in Wolverine vol. 4, #20 (December 2011)
  26. ^ Revealed in The Avengers vol. 4, #33 (November 2012)