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This article is a list of comic book character that have returned from the dead. Due to the phenomenon of comic book death many fictional characters in mainstream superhero comics have died and subsequently returned from the dead.

DC Comics[edit]

Character name Issue Deceased Issue Resurrection
Animal Man (Bernhard "Buddy" Baker) 52 #36 (January 2007) Killled by a necrotoxin, which causes its victims to rise again in the service of Lady Styx. 52 #37 (January 2007) Restored to life by two aliens.
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 the recreation of the Multiverse since Infinite Crisis.
Arisia Rrab Guy Gardner: Warrior #43 (June 1996) Killled by Major Force is suffocated to death despite attempts to defend herself. Green Lantrtn (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. Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #3 (February 2009) Brought back by Brainiac 5 via a "living lightning rod."
Boodikka Green Lantern (vol. 3) #49 (February 1994) Killled by Hal Jordan has been possess by Parallax. Green Lantrtn (vol. 4) #3 (August 2005) Revived in a Manhunters' homeworld.
Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter) 52 #15 (October 2006) Sacrifices himself preventing an exploding nuclear submarine from destroying the Metropolis. 52 #37 (March 2007) Revealed to have faked his death with Rip Hunter.
Captain Comet (Adam Blake) 52 #31 (February 2007) Tortured to death by Lady Styx. Mystery in Space (vol. 2) #8 (July 2007) Create new bodies by the Weird.
Donna Troy The Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #3 (August 2003) Killled by android. DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1 (August 2005) Reemerged among the Titans of Myth, Goddess of the Moon.
Dove (Dawn Granger) Armageddon 2001 #2 (October 1991) Monarch attacked Hawk and Dove and managed to murder Dawn in front of Hank. JSA #46 (May 2003) Revealed that her death was faked by Mordru.
Flash (Bartholomew Henry "Barry" Allen) Crisis on Infinite Earth #8 (November 1985) Dies destroying the Anti-Monitor's anti-matter canon. Final Crisis #2 (June 2008) Returns to life after escaping the Speed Force.
Graf Toren Green Lantern (vol. 3) #49 (February 1994) Killled by Hal Jordan has been possess by Parallax. Green Lantrtn (vol. 4) #3 (August 2005) Revived in a Manhunters' homeworld.
Green Arrow (Oliver Jonas "Ollie" Queen) Green Arrow (vol. 2) #101 (October 1995) Sacrifice his life 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 (Harold "Hal" Jordan) The Final Night #4 (November 1996) Sacrifices his life to reignite the sun. Green Lantern: Rebirth #4 (March 2005) His soul is guided back to his body by Ganthet.
Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) Green Lantern Corps (vol. 2) #42 (November 2009) Killed in the explosion of a breached power battery. Green Lantern Corps (vol. 2) #43 (December 2009) Revived by Soranik Natu and Miri Riam.
Guardians of the Universe Green Lantern (vol. 3) #50 (March 1994) All died by Hal Jordan has been possess by Parallax entering the Central Battery, absorbing its power into himself. Green Lantern (vol. 3) #150 (July 2002) Restored by Kyle Rayner as Ion, recharged the Central Battery.
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.
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) General Kerimov's plans to resurrect Ice within a Rocket Red exosuit which wrest from the possession of an underworld figure, he needed a Goddess to play on the Russian people's superstitions about Ice Princesses.
Iris West Allen The Flash (vol. 1) #275 (July 1979) Killed by Professor Zoom. The Flash (vol. 1) #350 (October 1985) Consciousness into a new body by real parents in 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.
Jason Todd Batman #428 (January 1989) Beaten by the Joker and left to die in an explosion. Batman Annual #25 (May 2006) Superboy-Prime's punching the barrier of reality causes his return. It was later retconned that he was revived by a Lazarus Pit.
Kilowog Green Lantern (vol. 3) #50 (March 1994) Killed by Hal Jordan has been possess by Parallax. Green Lantern (vol. 3) #169 (November 2003) Spirit was recalled to life by Kyle Rayner and Ganthet.
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) Grow new flesh for herself from a pregnant captive.
Lightning Lad (Garth Ranzz) Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #304 (January 1963) Sacrificed himself to battling Zaryan the Conqueror. Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #312 (September 1963) Resurrected by Proty, Chameleon Boy's shapeshifting pet. However, a later retcon revealed that Proty's mind had actually taken over Lightning Lad's form.
Mister Terrific (Michael Holt) Justice Society of America (vol. 3) #29 (July 2009) Stabbed by Kid Karnevil and died in the medicine lad. Justice Society of America (vol. 3) #33 (November 2009) Restored to life by magicks Green Lantern and Doctor Fate to slow down time around Mister Terrific's body in the hopes that he can be healed before brain death occurs.
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.
Resurrection Man (Mitchell "Mitch" Shelley) Multiple Various causes. Multiple Resurrects from death due to his superpower.
Sinestro Green Lantern (vol. 3) #50 (March 1994) Neckbreaker by Hal Jordan has been possess by Parallax. Green Lantern: Rebirth #3 (February 2005) It is revealed that his death was illustration by Parallax.
Spoiler (Stephanie Brown) Batman #633 (December 2004) Tortured and the injuries led to her death by Black Mask. Medical care that may have saved her life was deliberately withheld by Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Robin #174 (July 2008) It is 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 killed when caught in the explosion of Alexander Luthor's tower sacrificing his life. Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4 (April 2009) Revived in a regeneration matrix.
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.
Triplicate Girl (Luornu Durgo) Countdown to Final Crisis #5 (March 2008) Killed by mutated rats. Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5 (July 2009) Revealing that she has gained the ability to create vast numbers of duplicate bodies, and now goes by the name "Duplicate Damsel". She also reveals that Una was the second and last of her original duplicates.
Tomar-Tu Green Lantern (vol. 3) #49 (February 1994) Killled by Hal Jordan has been possess by Parallax. Green Lantrtn (vol. 4) #3 (August 2005) Revived in a Manhunters' homeworld.
Wonder Woman (Diana) Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #125 (September 1997) Killled by Neron lying an inch from her death. Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #127 (November 1997) Resurrected by Athena as the Goddess of Truth.
Young Frankenstein World War III #3 (April 2007) Dies of injuries after Black Adam rips off his arms. DC Infinite Halloween Special one-shot (December 2007) Struck by lightning and his body was blown to bits, and the individual pieces began moving on their own, he able to pull himself back together in Albania.

Marvel Comics[edit]

Character name Issue Deceased Issue Resurrection
Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) X-Men The Search for Cyclops #4 (February 2001) Killed in an incorporeal astral by Cable apparently destroys using his Psimitar. Cable and Deadpool #27 (June 2006) The techno-organic virus, with which he long ago infected Cable, was revealed to be the means by which Apocalypse's spirit reconstituted itself with only a drop of his blood into a vat of organs and blood, the virus would rewrite the genetic code of the material within to form a body.
Bolivar Trask New X-Men #115 (July 2001) Killed by Cassandra Nova. X-Force (vol. 3) #21 (January 2010) Bastion who has been reactivated by the Purifiers has apparently resurrected Bolivar Trask through use of a Technarch to be part of a team of the world's foremost mutant killers.
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.
Captain America (Steven "Steve" Rogers) Captain America (vol. 5) #25 (April 2007) Shot to death by a brainwashed Sharon Carter. Captain America: Reborn #6 (January 2010) Revealed to have imprisoned in time. The Red Skull brings back Rogers' body with his own consciousness controlling it.
Colossus (Piotr "Peter" Nikolaievitch Rasputin) Uncanny X-Men #390 (February 2001) Legacy Virus. Astonishing X-Men (vol. 3) #4 (October 2004) Cure by Ord's Benetech and assistance Dr. Kavita Rao.
Elektra (Elektra Natchios) Daredevil #181 (April 1982) Stabbed to death by Bullseye Daredevil #190 (January 1983) Restored to life by the Hand.
Dust (Sooraya Qadir) Young X-Men #8 (November 2008) Her body turns to glass causes to died. Young X-Men #9 (December 2008) Her body is then prepared for burial, though Ink intends to use his untested Phoenix Force tattoo to revive her.
Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) The Amazing Spider-Man #122 (July 1973) Impaled by his Goblin Glider. Spider-Man #75 (December 1996) Revealed to have survived impalement.
Harry Osborn The Spectacular Spider-Man (vol. 1) #200 (May 1993) Poisoned by Green Goblin formula. The Amazing Spider-Man #546 (January 2008) It is revealed that his death was faked by his father.
Hawkeye (Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton) The Avengers (vol. 1) #502 (September 2004) Sacrifices himself to destroy a Kree spaceship. House of M #3 (July 2005) Restored to life when Scarlet Witch alters reality.
Jean Grey Uncanny X-Men #137 (September 1980) Kills herself to prevent the Dark Phoenix from reemerging. Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #286 (January 1986) Her body is discovered is a cocoon-like structure beneath Jamaica Bay.
Magik (Illyana Nikolaevna Rasputina) Uncanny X-Men #303 (August 1993) Legacy Virus. X-Men Return Of Magik one-shot (November 2008) At some point, a rift was opened between Earth and Limbo, pulling several of the X-Men into the realm where Belasco captured and tortured some of them. Magik assisted them in battle and managed to free them. She also taught Pixie a teleportation spell. Following the destruction of the Xavier Institute, Illyana returned to Earth after realizing it was in her power.
Moondragon (Heather Douglas) Annihilation: Conquest #2 (February 2008) Killed by Ultron. Guardians of the Galaxy #12 (August 2008) Rescued from death by Phyla-Vell.
Mr. Immortal (Craig Hollis) Multiple Various causes. Multiple Revives from death due to mutant power.
Punisher (Frank Castle) Dark Reign: The List - Punisher one-shot (October 2009) Dismembered and decapitated by Daken. Punisher #11 (November 2009) Resurrected by Morbius and the League of Monsters as a patchwork.
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.
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 Deceased Issue Resurrection
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]

Category:Lists of fictional characters in comics