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Marvel deaths - the shortest, the longest.....has anyone ever stayed dead ?


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Posted on 23 Feb 2013 12:12:11 GMT
true - its an old trick - the resurrection shuffle.....all goes back two thousand years to a corner of the Roman empire near the red sea..

(or a wee bit further back to the Fisher King - dying and reborn every season.....)

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 14:53:46 GMT
novemberx2 says:
its actually a convention of comics to have at the end of an issue a sitatutation where a character appears to die, normally in an explosion, as a cliff hanger,

only for them to survive. if you class these a deaths (because lets be honest they are exactly the same as say bucky apprant death in early captain america comics) then shortest death is maybe only a week.... it also re-enforce the idea that the killing characters gimmick is nothing new to comics, rather that now the gimmick has become very dramatic and OTT

Posted on 20 Feb 2013 19:25:21 GMT
tsukasa_487 says:
what about kang he dies all the time but just turns up again a few months later, damn the time traveler!

Posted on 20 Feb 2013 18:14:05 GMT
perhaps Dracula who turns up occasionally, has always been dead - well not always but you know what i mean.

Posted on 20 Feb 2013 01:33:32 GMT
L Riley says:
Banshee from the X-Men has been dead for a good few years. OK so yeah, he came back with a bunch of others in some zombie storyline, but he remained dead at the end of it. Thunderbird from the X-Men has been dead since the mid 70's. Nightcrawler is also currently dead and I think Xavier is too. I hope they just leave Xavier dead as he seems like such a pointless character now that Cyclops is the head of the mutants. He just potters around not knowing what to do with himself.

Posted on 19 Feb 2013 18:59:24 GMT
Howard the Duck,well the film died...

Posted on 12 Feb 2013 21:20:32 GMT
J HALL says:
The Torpedo. Killed in the 80s, in ROM Space Knight by a Hybrid Dire Wraith. Survived by his battlesuit.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Feb 2013 09:56:04 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
Thanks Dan. I guess this is one of the problems of diving into the middle of Marvel story arcs and crossovers...looks like I have to add another couple of volumes (Ultimate Spider Man) to my ever growing Wish List. Thanks again for the clarification.

Posted on 6 Feb 2013 02:57:05 GMT
Dan says:
Roger I think the two deaths you are talking about in ultimate spider man (green goblin and avengers/ultimates) were one in the same, the story was told from different points of view.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013 18:47:19 GMT
I wish X Factor had never happened. Hate Simon Cowell

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 22:43:45 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
Speaking of dead Marvel Heroes what did I miss out that has me thinking that Ultimate Spiderman was killed twice (and with no sign of a return); once by the Green Goblin and once in the scrap between The Avengers and the Ultimates? Never mind actually surviving Ultimatum. It seems that's pushing it a bit even by Marvel standards. Or am I just setting myself up for a fall when someone wiser comes along and tells me that was all explained in Issue.... of .....

Posted on 23 Jan 2013 07:21:51 GMT
Alan Brown says:
when i was a lad the adage was only Bucky stayed dead in comics but that golden rule was broken.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 17:04:28 GMT
Robert Bruce - wait'll you see The Return of The Goons in the next Deadpool xmas special

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 13:50:23 GMT
Toaster says:
Heheheh! Nice!

Posted on 20 Jan 2013 20:40:53 GMT
Chief. says:
Think I was thinking of Justin Hammer. Stane did blow his own head off.

Posted on 20 Jan 2013 08:54:11 GMT
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dregj says:
wolverine Vs nitro .got blown up utterly stripped down to his bare skeleton and a few panels later he introduced nitro to the pointy end of his claws.Couldnt begin to tell you all thats wrong with that

Posted on 19 Jan 2013 11:50:18 GMT
I'm not sure, but the guy blew his own head off, I can't imagine many people coming back from that.

How about asbestos man, the name alone suggests he didn't live too long, and I've not seen him in anything recently!

Posted on 19 Jan 2013 05:41:43 GMT
Chief. says:
Wasnt he last seen floating in space, suspended in a block of ice or something?

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 21:10:01 GMT
Did Obadiah Stane ever come back; I think he's still dead...

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 21:32:09 GMT
Robert Bruce says:
goon number1.....in most deadpools

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 19:44:25 GMT
Bruce Wayne IS the Batman !! well they kept that one quiet.

Posted on 14 Jan 2013 23:24:26 GMT
Chief. says:
It is true to say that any major character is unlikely to remain dead forever. They are afterall commodities as much as anything, and whilst a replacement Captain America or Batman arc is always popular, after a while people are going to pine for the return of Steve Rogers or Bruce Wayne.

Posted on 14 Jan 2013 22:55:06 GMT
Ghostgrey51 says:
Y'know I can still picture that image of Junior Juniper slumping into Dum-Dum's arms; the lad was but 18 and I guess he had to die because he looked too much like 'Reb'
Pamela Hawley was 'I say' and 'Oh dear Nicholas'; I think the writers were suffering the Mary Poppins overdose. Her brother (whose name I have quite forgotten) they made a Lord Haw-Haw character; he got shot quite dead, accidentally by germans when he ran in a cadish and cowardly manner;but it took an entire german air raid to put paid to his sister Pamela...
Those were the days before they'd invented those very useful (for editors) S.H.I.E.L.D duplicates-LPDs (lousy plot devices)

Posted on 14 Jan 2013 18:35:03 GMT
fair enough Chief - many more deaths than I thought there would be - but I have to admit to not really having heard of Jennifer Juniper bush or whatever his name was (is ?)

blimey Roger - Pamela Hawley....this is getting out of my comfort zone....I meant have any big guns, Big Beasts, stayed kilt for once and for all ?

Posted on 13 Jan 2013 20:05:37 GMT
Chief. says:
I expect that most of those Howling Commandos who have been killed will remain dead. The beauty of a concept like the Howlers or Agents of SHIELD is that you can always just create more of them.

Gabe Jones, Eric Keonig and Mikel Fury were all recently killed in the Secret Warriors series, Junior Juniper died in WW2 and has never been resurrected, Pinky Pinkerton died of cancer a few years ago and has stayed dead. Dum-Dum has actually died twice, although he survived on each occasion.

There were 40 or so students of the New X-Men killed a few years ago. As far as I can recall they have all stayed dead.

Thunderstrike, Swordsman, Yellowjacket II - all still dead as far as I can recall apart from temporary resurrections as part of the Legion of the Unliving.
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