Characters in DC comics are often criticized for being emotionally shallow when compared to those that appear in Marvel titles. A lot of this is rooted in the idea that while Marvel characters are, for the most part, ordinary people that become something extraordinary, DC characters are often seen as gods trying to live among men, making it significantly more difficult for readers to connect with them on a more personal level. That's not to say that there aren't moments in DC comics that will make you cry.
The thing Marvel excels at is establishing an emotional relationship with the reader relatively fast, where DC comics definitely focus on the long game when it comes to falling in love with a character. They have this habit of lulling you into a false sense of security before BAM! That character is taken away from you and your heart is crushed - not knowing how much you cared about that character until they're gone.
Vote up the emotional DC comics moments that hit you hard in the feels.
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The Death of Barry Allen
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Barry Allen Remembering Wally West in DC Universe Rebirth
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The Death and Return of Jason Todd
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The Paralysis and Implied Rape of Barbara Gordon
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Jonathan Kent's Death
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Superman Stopping a Suicide