Saddest DC death?
Superman's death never really bothered me that much. Honestly, who didn't know he was going to come back sooner or later? They did a good job of making it a somber occasion, but the death didn't really bother me.
What really bothered me was Stephanie Brown. Yes, I realize now that her death was faked. But at the time it was really disturbingly sad. Here's a girl who never quite got up to par with the rest of Batman's crew, but still tried desperately hard. Maybe she just got her start a little late in life. She tries to pull off a plan that's too big for her, gets tortured by Black Mask, and is left to die on a cold metal table simply because her doctor wanted to teach Batman a lesson. I really did feel bad for her.
Supergirl in Crisis on Infinite Earths back in the '80s. Seeing her go down fighting to save Superman and his reaction to her death really touched me. Having seen her throughout so many storylines over so many years grow from being a sweet girl to a fine young lady, then to see her die (even so heroically ) was so sad. I also recall my then 7-year-old little sister seeing the cover to the issue she died in and asking me what had happened. After I went through the comic showing and explaining what had occured she cried and cried. I had no idea Supergirl meant that much to her. Writing this now takes me back. I'm glad DC brought her back, but that doesn't lessen how sad her death was to me at that time.
Death of Pre-Crisis Supergirl that was shocker her death was written very well and the cover of her death is one of the most iconic comic book covers ever. Silver Age Kara was fun, sweet, smart and tough. Silver Age Kara was amazing and dying for her cousin only made her death more important. Damn reboot.
- Sue Dibney
- Bart Allen
- Kyle Rayner I know he came back the next issue, but come on I almost cried
- Tim Drake's Father
- Martian Manhunter
- Superman it would have affected me more if I red it back then
Had to take Jimmy off...
But in all honesty?
The death of the Flash.
I think Superman's death was pretty sad, but it wasn't so sad because they already said that they were going to bring him back. If your going to kill a character, don't say your going to bring him back until he has actually died...
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