It’s not all sunshine and gumdrops being a comic character. Sometimes – actually, quite often – characters meet a gruesome, brutal fate. And that’s what we’re here to celebrate, because we are horrible, morbid, immoral people who delight in the suffering and agony of fictional characters. Comics have a history of violent deaths, but sometimes they are forgotten, left lying in the gutters. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the most brutal deaths in comics. It goes without saying, this is NSFW.
Before we begin, I’d like to point out that this list contains SPOILERS. Also, while I was able to narrow this list down to the top ten, there are some honorable mentions that deserve a spot as well that you can see below. They didn’t make the brutality cut, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Without further ado here they are:
10. Mice (We3)
Believe it or not, there’s a part of me that feels this should actually be higher on this list. Yeah, these are just two random lab mice, but the concept behind this is staggeringly disturbing. A mouse is technologically altered by having a drill fit to its head and has its movements controlled by military scientists. As a demonstration, one of the scientists takes the mouse and forces it to drill one of its coworkers to death. It’s a single scene that is terrifying in its depiction of the banality of evil and the grotesque results from weaponizing living creatures.