Why do we read sad stories? For whatever reason, there’s something absurdly cathartic about digesting a gut-wrenching tale. We’ve experienced this with films, we’ve experienced this with novels, but for whatever reason, until recently, comic books have more or less been written off by people who don't regularly read them as frivolous, shallow entertainment with no real emotional impact.
Marvel Comics has been in the business of making people cry for as long as they’ve existed. Between the heavy social commentary on discrimination we’ve seen in X-Men titles dating back to the '60s all the way up to the passing of America’s First Avenger in 2007, Marvel knows how to pull at our heartstrings. Here are some sad Marvel comics that will make you cry. Vote up the most emotional Marvel moments.