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Old 18-07-2012, 02:17
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Until I just finished Age of Apocalypse, I would've said Vargas killing Psylocke was the scene that upset me the most in a comic.

However seeing Colossus uncaringly mow down Shadowcat in AoA I think just tops it. Poor Kitty!

Thoughts?
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Old 18-07-2012, 10:26
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The death of Rorschach.

The Walking Dead #100
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Old 18-07-2012, 11:45
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I found the last issue of The Boys a bit upsetting but ya know, spoilers.
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Old 18-07-2012, 13:34
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For me, the two major incidents were;

Ralph Dibny (The Elongated Man) crying (and losing control of his body) at his wife's funeral, in the fantastic "Identity Crisis" in DC comics.
It might seem trite now, but Ralph was a much loved character and the events had real impact on the DC universe as a whole.
(BTW DC, please bring Ralph back in the current "52" universe!)

Batman finding Jason Todd's/Robin's body in burning wreckage and the final splash-page of him carrying the corpse. All comic readers had been moaning about Jason, but this brought home the loss of the character and the affect on Bruce.

You have to remember here that these were different times. Most comic characters stayed dead when they died (Barry Allen and Ted Kord most readily come to mind).

Unfortunately most "deaths" these days in comics are seen as cynical exercises in publicity. I remember rolling my eyes at Cap America's "death" and Thor's most recent demise ...
The one recent exception is the death of Peter Parker in the Ulimate Universe.
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Old 18-07-2012, 15:58
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I can't remember the exact issue but there was a storyline in the Five Years Later incarnation of The Legion where the earth blew up that was very poiniant.
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Old 18-07-2012, 18:45
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Gwen Stacy's death in Spider-man was a bit of a shock but, because they were characters I'd grown up with:

The death of Marvel Girl in X-Men and the the death of Supergirl in Crisis.

Both were very poignant.
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Old 18-07-2012, 20:05
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in EAGLE, they had a story called NEWS TEAM, and at the end of one of their later stories
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shocked me
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Old 18-07-2012, 20:12
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Doomlord used to upset me when he turned into Earth's protector against the forces of Nox, but would still occasionally absorb human personalities to protect his mission.

There was one amazing storyline when the Deathlords of Nox set up the death shield around London and forced people to walk into it through mind control in order to flush out Doomlord, but he didn't give himself up. He's then quoted as saying "the death of many outweighs the death of a few" and then you knew, although he was Earth's saviour, he was quite willing to see lots of people die in order to protect it.
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Old 19-07-2012, 00:27
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Doomlord used to upset me when he turned into Earth's protector against the forces of Nox, but would still occasionally absorb human personalities to protect his mission.

There was one amazing storyline when the Deathlords of Nox set up the death shield around London and forced people to walk into it through mind control in order to flush out Doomlord, but he didn't give himself up. He's then quoted as saying "the death of many outweighs the death of a few" and then you knew, although he was Earth's saviour, he was quite willing to see lots of people die in order to protect it.
Doomlord, from 80s Eagle. I remember that. He started as some sort of spearhead for a proposed invasion, but then became some sort of environmentalist after getting stuck on earth, didn't he?

I remember one of his stories featured some bloke who got caught out in some big league wrongdoing, on a chat show, and poisoned himself live on air, which was quite shocking. Also, the way people's eyes went blank and white, when Doomlord clasped their heads, to absorb their personalities, was quite grotesque.

Do you remember the Collector stories, in the Eagle? They were a different story each week, with the Collector as link man. They usually had an unexpected or macabre twist-and a lot of them ended very creepily. The fact that the comic then was a photo-strip comic, with stories posed by models, made the stories more involving and affecting.
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Old 19-07-2012, 03:23
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The Walking Dead. Michonne's revenge in #33. That was some seriously messed up sh*t. Great issue altogether!

Last edited by Headyeuphoria : 19-07-2012 at 03:34. Reason: Didnt mention comic name
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Old 19-07-2012, 10:45
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Michionne getting raped in the walking dead and in issue 100 when glenn got beat with the barbed wire baseball bat by Negra
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Old 19-07-2012, 16:12
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When Wulf Sternhammer was killed by Max Bubba
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Old 20-07-2012, 02:26
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When Enemy Ace found a child eating a human hand in a German ghetto.
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Old 20-07-2012, 09:43
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The whole of Marvel's "Ruins". What on Earth possessed them to publish such a miserable book?

Also "Batman: Holy Terror" when the Flash died.
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Old 23-07-2012, 00:38
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1. Gwen Stacy getting killed by Green Goblin
2. Jason Todd getting killed by The Joker. My favourite Robin.
3. Although it hasn't happened yet, The Joker's new look is creeping me out, going by the preview advert
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Old 23-07-2012, 15:30
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When Wulf Sternhammer was killed by Max Bubba
Why'd you have to mention that, ten years of therapy down the drain.

The last issue of Y the last man may have caused me to shed a manly tear.

Also the end of Sandman (not the last issue)
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Old 23-07-2012, 16:57
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Why'd you have to mention that, ten years of therapy down the drain.
I take it you didn't read the What If story in 200AD Prog 1772...
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Old 23-07-2012, 21:33
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Fantastic Four 267. Sue Storm is pregnant with her second child but has problems due to radiation. Reed Richards desperately looks for help and realizes the foremost authority on radiation is criminally insane Otto Octavius, AKA Dr Octopus, who is in custody, with his deadly tentacles in secure storage.

After getting Ock (sans tentacles) to agree to help, he takes him to the hospital in the Fantasticar. Ock sees a Daily Bugle billboard with Spider-Man on and loses it big time. He mentally summons his tentacles and fights Reed.

Reed finally calms him down, and they arrive at the hospital only to discover they are too late and the baby is stillborn.
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Old 26-07-2012, 07:41
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Michionne getting raped in the walking dead and in issue 100 when glenn got beat with the barbed wire baseball bat by Negra
These two .You mean Negan not Negra
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Old 27-07-2012, 22:01
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Doomlord, from 80s Eagle. I remember that. He started as some sort of spearhead for a proposed invasion, but then became some sort of environmentalist after getting stuck on earth, didn't he?

I remember one of his stories featured some bloke who got caught out in some big league wrongdoing, on a chat show, and poisoned himself live on air, which was quite shocking. Also, the way people's eyes went blank and white, when Doomlord clasped their heads, to absorb their personalities, was quite grotesque.

Do you remember the Collector stories, in the Eagle? They were a different story each week, with the Collector as link man. They usually had an unexpected or macabre twist-and a lot of them ended very creepily. The fact that the comic then was a photo-strip comic, with stories posed by models, made the stories more involving and affecting.

I remember Doomlord ( scared me as I was 7 ) and The Collector...The later being quite macbre and twisted for a kids comic
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:25
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Doomlord, from 80s Eagle. I remember that. He started as some sort of spearhead for a proposed invasion, but then became some sort of environmentalist after getting stuck on earth, didn't he?

I remember one of his stories featured some bloke who got caught out in some big league wrongdoing, on a chat show, and poisoned himself live on air, which was quite shocking. Also, the way people's eyes went blank and white, when Doomlord clasped their heads, to absorb their personalities, was quite grotesque.

Do you remember the Collector stories, in the Eagle? They were a different story each week, with the Collector as link man. They usually had an unexpected or macabre twist-and a lot of them ended very creepily. The fact that the comic then was a photo-strip comic, with stories posed by models, made the stories more involving and affecting.
Late reply - indeed I remember the Collector well, I was reading a few stories the other day!

I've got Eagle from issues 1 to around 150, and I'm contemplating scanning them in for general delectation - the old photo stories are the best ones for me. Even the likes of Sgt Streetwise always had that more 'affecting edge' because of how they were made.
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Old 12-08-2012, 16:24
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Y - The Last Man - I think anyone that read it knows what I'm about to say.

Spoiler


I found the last issue of The Boys a bit upsetting but ya know, spoilers.
Well done you for not spoiling it. Now that it's coming to an end I'm considering reading it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 16:26
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Doomlord had some scary scenes.
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Old 13-08-2012, 04:18
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When Blackbolt was defeated by the hulk in WW but then turns out to be a skrull. i really dont understand marvels storyline
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Old 06-09-2012, 18:10
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I was in WH Smith today and saw a Marvel's Hulk comic. I thought "I wondered how the green dude is doing nowadays", only to find a VERY graphic scene where's he shackled down and being eaten alive by some huge, meat eaten birds! His stomach was being torn out, his eye's being gouged

I don't normally get grossed out by this stuff, but this shocked me as it was a world away from the comics I read when I was a kid.
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