Midnighter Goes On a Murder Spree (Authority)
The Authority was one of the most revolutionary comics at the turn of the century, ultra-violent and political. Unfortunately, these qualities invariably led to constant censorship issues during Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s run on the series. In this instance, everyone on the Authority has been defeated by a replacement Authority, except Midnight who has escaped. Being the violent bastard that he is, he returns and proceeds to slaughter all of the replacements. On one page, he kills two of the replacements by… um… well, that’s the thing. The DC editors thought the deaths were so brutal, they edited the page and obscured just how Midnighter did his dirty work. That’s how badass it was. If it wasn’t for the censorship, perhaps this might have cracked the top 10.
Joker Skins a Nightclub Owner (Joker)
Nothing really to add here, other than I have no idea how Joker managed to skin a dude. But he did, because he’s the Joker.
Hulk Tears Wolverine in Half (Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk)
Pretty self-explanatory. Doesn’t make the cut because Wolverine didn’t technically die.
The Blob Eats the (Already Drowned) Wasp
Doesn’t make this list because A) Wasp is technically already dead and B) this comic sucked. Not that that’s supposed to factor in or anything, but it totally does. Also, The Blob is then eaten by Ant-Man. Yep. This happened.
Written by – GeorgeShunick