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10 Most Brutal Deaths In Comics

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1. The Jack The Ripper Murders (From Hell)

Most of the deaths mentioned so far are exacted in retribution for some previous offense, often with sexual overtones. And while we revel in these revenge fantasies and indulge in whatever gruesome fate awaits the people who so badly deserve it, it’s often the crimes that inspire the retribution that are, in many ways, more brutal. It’s just we have trouble putting them in lists like this, because to do so is to tacitly celebrate that behavior. But ultimately, brutality isn’t something that should be celebrated, because in reality it’s a terrible thing to behold. Which is why Alan Moore takes the top spot in this – the horrific, brutal murders depicted in “From Hell” are rooted in reality. They are merciless, depraved, barbaric acts of violence with sexual overtones that encapsulate most of the themes illustrated in this list without the silver lining that at least most of them were done with some twisted idea of morality at their core, or are the product of fiction. Moore’s and Eddie Campbell’s truthful, violent portrayal of the Jack The Ripper murders, and the misogynistic, nihilistic virtues they embody makes them the most brutal deaths in comics.

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  • Phantasmaniac

    Someone hasnt read Walking Dead #100 yet

    • Lonmonster

      I can’t speak for George, but I actually haven’t…I wait for the trades.

    • wildgator25

      Nope, nope they haven’t Phantasmaniac. I scrolled down just knowing that it would show up near the top, but no dice.

  • Canucklehead

    The Jason Todd beating was very disturbing

  • HMH

    Midnighter is Amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.mcgill.16 Justin McGill

    Just got to agree with Lonmonster.. in fact nothing at ALL from The Walking Dead was a SHOCK.. not even an honorable mention of TWD 100.. which was awful.. or the fate of Carol or Dale, for that matter.. although, I guess Carol wasn’t so much brutal as just.. kind of pathetic and disturbingly almost out of nowhere.. but I would endorse TWD 100 .. or even the.. fate of Lori and her daughter in the escape from the prison as well.

  • byakko22

    These are some crazy ways of brutal deaths, but manga has some real sick shit, one the most brutal and horrific deaths happen in BERSERK people getting eaten alive by giant monsters or people being completely gotten cut in half by a man wielding a giant ass sword

  • VictorCrowley

    The Jason Todd death is what opened to the door to comics for me. At age 10 at the time, I couldn’t believe something that graphic was in a comic book. Bought the trade paperback and became a casual comic fan after that.

    The Death of Superman is what really did it for me though. I was way into that story. Death wasn’t nearly as cruel, but the story was much stronger (for me anyway).

  • BigJ

    I agree the death scene from Walking Dead #100 should have been on here. Now with Invincible #100 out this week that should be on the list as well. Otherwise a great list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.henry.543 Ryan Henry

    I love how Alan Moore’s three most well known comics are in here. I will say I would have loved to see something from Preacher maybe how Preacher made Fuckface’s father kill himself.

  • Harry Pujols

    Sorry, but you can’t write an article like this without including Glenn’s death in Walking Dead #100. That’s not even debatable.

  • jakeen229

    WOW surprised Crossed didn’t make the list that thing had TONS of main characters getting knocked off.. Also The punisher Max to this day still stands as one of the best Punisher comics.

  • LivingDeadPunk

    Where are the little girls that get decapitated, then have their heads revived in The Walking Dead? Or The Russian, who the Punisher slowly smothered to death using his morbidly obese neighbor Mr. Bumpo? Or the Messiah and Allfather D’Aronique from Preacher, who died when the later was dropped from 100 feet in the air onto the former? Where is Bushmaster, who got his bones broken, hand cut off (I think), cheek eaten, then face sliced off by a pissed off Moon Knight? Pfft.