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The Most Shocking Moments and Deaths in Comics

Comic books have always had the bad rap of being just some idle thing for children. In reality, many of them are anything but. Guys like Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Robert Kirkman, and Frank Miller made sure the comic books they worked on were strictly for adult audiences. Even the friendliest of superhero books have more than a few dark and shocking moments.

Be it a surprise death, the way a moment is handled, learning about someone's past, an unmasking, or a sudden revelation that will make the book, and the audience, never quite the same again, comic books offer just as many shocks and twists as any other work of fiction.

What comic book moments do you think are the most shocking? Vote up the most shocking moments from the history of comic books below.
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  • 1
    1924 VOTES

    Joker Beats Robin to Death

    Photo: Batman / DC Comics
    Batman #428
    1,646
    278
    Is this shocking?
  • 2
    1536 VOTES

    Blob Eats the Wasp

    Ultimatum #5
    1,290
    246
    Is this shocking?
  • 3
    1624 VOTES

    Magneto Rips Out Wolverine's Adamantium

    X-Men #25 (1993)
    1,345
    279
    Is this shocking?
  • 4
    1656 VOTES

    The Death of Gwen Stacy

    Amazing Spider-Man #121
    1,366
    290
    Is this shocking?