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41 Responses to Most Shocking Moments in Comic Book History

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 7:36 am
    Link: Most Shocking Moments in Comic Book History - Where were you the first time you picked up these issues?
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    Tommasso1618 Male 13-17
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    November 6, 2010 at 7:06 am
    this is dumb
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    raiin Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 7:11 am
    joker shooting barbara gordon didnt make it? wow...


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    weebazweebaz Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2010 at 7:17 am
    first!!....nice post
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 7:29 am
    i dont like comics, yet i was bored enough to read the whole thing, i was not a fan
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 8:16 am
    What about the superhero civil war. The government forces all heroes to show their true identities, which tears the superhero community apart. It also ends with Captain America being shot dead.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 9:05 am
    The author of that article totally missed the point of the end of Watchmen. I agree that Ozymandias is a villain, despite his intentions, but his intentions were to unite the world by presenting a common threat, not to prepare the world for alien invasion.

    Bane breaking Batman`s back was an interesting plot point, but the result, Azrael taking up the cowl, was poorly done.

    @raiin: I totally agree with you. I simultaneously love and hate the fallout of The Killing Joke. I like Barbara Gordon as Batgirl much better than Cassandra Cain, but Barbara Gordon also kicks butt as Oracle.
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 9:09 am
    @Weebazweebaz, you sir have won a fail.
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    AntPharm Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 9:10 am
    meh.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 9:18 am
    i love how the supper heros die and then come back...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 6, 2010 at 10:30 am
    I thought Marvel`s STORM going from sweetness and light to hard-core leather and mohawk was more shocking than the stuff they listed.

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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    I had a mint Death of Superman issue unopened with the arm band and whatever else was in that black envelope...some bastard drunk redneck opened it and spilled beer on it showing of to the girls >.<
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    doriansilver Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    I`m surprised Identity Crisis is not on here! And where is E is for Extinction?! Batman: War Games?! I found those story arcs to be very dark/shocking, as well as amazingly written.

    @green_batman
    I agree entirely on the Azrael storyline. I almost was skimming through. I`ve avoided his later appearances as a result as well. Was anyone actually really into Knightquest?
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    raiin, you know what, the creation of the oracle didnt even come to my mind. good call.

    skypirate, most dont die and then comeback, its usually that they never really died (superman) or a reboot that brings them back.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    oh, but if i were to pick a couple to put on the list they would be; when batman accidentally kills all the members of the JLA and spider-man reign where peter is an old man, mary jane is dead, and venom has taken over the criminal underworld.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    I was on the toilet - always.
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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    Was that summary of Watchmen a parody or is the author a complete idiot?
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    In what way cranberry? The comic did indeed involve a staged `alien invasion.`
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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    " He claims to have been acting in the interest of mankind, as people needed to be prepared for an inevitable alien invasion."

    ...No. That`s retarded, and completely defuses the central dilemma of the story. He was trying to unify humanity against an imaginary outside threat, as he believed the only way people could peacefully coexist was as allies against a common enemy. The question is whether killing seven million people is justified by ending war.
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    thecranberry Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    " He claims to have been acting in the interest of mankind, as people needed to be prepared for an inevitable alien invasion."

    ...No. That`s retarded, and completely defuses the central dilemma of the story. He was trying to unify humanity against an imaginary outside threat, as he believed the only way people could peacefully coexist was as allies against a common enemy. The question is whether killing seven million people is justified by ending war.
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    belunan Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Shocking.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    wasnt it dr. Manhattans power that was used to make it the earth vs. him? then he finds it justifiable and leaves on his own accord after killing Rorschach.
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    dr.manhatten is an ass... a logical ass but still...
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    @ skypirate "i love how the supper heros die and then come back..."

    ... as LEFTOVER HEROES!! hah REfried Bean Lad AWAY!
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    @cobrakiller: That was the movie version. The comic book version involved a genetically engineered psychic alien. Even though it sounds rather strange when you describe it, I actually though the book version was much better than the movie version.
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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    @FAKEBACON

    I see what you did there.
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    Tsuroyu Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    I`m sad that Marvel`s Infinity Gauntlet series didn`t make it. That was definitely the high point of my childhood love affair with Marvel comics. Thanos wielding the power of God, and all the forces of the universe coming together to try and stop him, but still failing; it felt truly epic, at least to my young self. And him finally only being beaten because of a stupid move and his own hubris. It was good good stuff.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    green_batman, thats what everyone says about everything. i have never the watchmen comics though and from the movie, i dont really plan to.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    It suprised me when Dr. Manhattan killed Rorshach at the end of Watchmen.
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    TheShape Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    @Tsuroyu

    I was thinking the same thing.
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    Bremir Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm
    "Where were you the first time you picked up these issues?"

    I would assume at a comic book store.

    Though as much as I like comics, I haven`t read any of these.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    November 6, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    why isnt batman`s death on here? that was a pretty "WTF ARE YOU F*KING KIDDING ME!?" moment.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 5:33 am
    Ok, I gotcha - somehow, in knowing the essence of this moral conflict that minor misdescription eluded me.
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    Helgarin Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 6:24 am
    I have never really been a comic bok fan, but I thought the moment in the Sin City series in `The Yellow B*****d` where Hartigan shoots himself to save the girl. I still remember after that intial dialoge about how she would never be safe; then when you turned that page it just hits you with that frame - didn`t expect it at all.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 6:25 am
    I`ve read several of them, the Magneto/Wolverine one was really great although the whole Phoenix saga was quite good too, that one still lingers so qua impact the Phoenix storyline was much bigger. To say the least.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    November 7, 2010 at 8:53 am
    jinxiejae: I`d guess that the death of Batman wasn`t there because it was too confusing and poorly written (not to mention that superheroes dying and coming back is becoming rather contrived). I read Batman: RIP and it didn`t even actually show his death. It just left this open-ended mess and the story itself was almost incomprehensible. The more I read of Grant Morrison`s stories, the more I wish they`d find a new Batman writer.
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    doriansilver Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 9:23 am
    Regardless of the mess batmans "death" left in its wake, Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader? still doesn`t fail to reduce me to a small, sobbing child. (It`s Batmans funeral issue/send of.) That was one of my favorite things I`ve read from Neil Gaiman, and had some of the most powerful scenes in recent Batman memory.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    November 7, 2010 at 10:22 am
    doriansilver: I totally agree. I read that recently and it was one of the best Batman comics I`ve ever read. I recommended it to it a whole bunch of my friends. :)
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 11:24 am
    Wow im such a geek, i knew all this! eek..
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    i dont read comics :-(
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    "I read Batman: RIP and it didn`t even actually show his death. It just left this open-ended mess and the story itself was almost incomprehensible."

    THANK YOU!! I thought I was the only one who was left going "what... the... drat?" after reading it.

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