The Great Big Thread of Death

Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong LoveRegistered User regular
edited March 2007 in Graphic Violence
I've been reading a lot of Marvel stuff lately, and two gems I happened upon were Hulk: The End, and Punisher: The End. If the titles weren't some sort of indicator, it basically offers up a story in which its characters buy the farm. With the recent announcement of Daredevil: End of Days....I wonder if these sort of scenarios are played out as frequently as Marvel does them. The Death of Superman aside (FUCK THAT), are there any worthwhile tales that you think are worth a read along these lines?

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2007
    hulk: the end and punisher: the end are the only two worthwhile 'the end' stories marvel has done. the x-men ones are awful and looooooooong (like nine or ten issues? maybe more? claremont!) there was a fantastic four one i never read and one about the entire marvel universe (marvel: the end) with thanos, but i don't remember much else about it. basically, you might check out spider-man: reign, but you've got the good the end stories already.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Aww...I forgot the Thanos one. Motherfucker totally
    Killed EVERYBODY, and the Celestials...God I hate the Celestials.

    If I remember right, isn't it considered in-continuity?

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2007
    yeah, i think so, which is depressing, i guess.

    edit- hmm, wikipedia says it took place on earth-4321 so...huh.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Batman: A Death in the Family...

    but then, I can watch Jason Todd die over, and over, and over again.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2007
    or the death of captain marvel. that's a classic!

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Sentry wrote: »
    Batman: A Death in the Family...

    but then, I can watch Jason Todd die over, and over, and over again.

    :^:
    Joker all up ins with a crowbar and dynamite

    Also, would Kraven's Last Hunt be something along the lines of what you're looking for.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2007
    i re-read death in the family pretty recently and had forgotten how totally weird it gets after robin dies.

    like, joker becomes ambassador of iran weird. what the fuck was that about.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    What can I say... Iran loves their crowbar wielding clowns... I think they had one on their flag until the early 90's.

    But yeah, that was completely random. I didn't even know the Joker was interested in politics.

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    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • VirralVirral Registered User
    edited February 2007
    I was under the impression that all of Marvels "The End" mini series were alternate versions. They sound interesting though... I'd definitely like to pick up the Thanos one at some point.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    If someone is going to end the MU it better not be a guy as goofy looking as Thanos. He looks bad ass when he's not dressed in that stupid blue and gold suit of his.

    We should start a petition to get his suit changed. No one is gonna respect a universe killer who looks like that.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    If someone is going to end the MU it better not be a guy as goofy looking as Thanos. He looks bad ass when he's not dressed in that stupid blue and gold suit of his.

    We should start a petition to get his suit changed. No one is gonna respect a universe killer who looks like that.

    go read Annihilation.

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  • Diablo FettDiablo Fett Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Aww...I forgot the Thanos one. Motherfucker totally
    Killed EVERYBODY, and the Celestials...God I hate the Celestials.

    If I remember right, isn't it considered in-continuity?

    If it was, i doubt it is anymore, considering
    Thanos was killed in Annihilation.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Sir yes sir! I've been meaning to, the art is just too jaw droppingly beautiful.

    I'm looking foreward to the new Nova series. His new armor looks awesome.
    The future is always in motion, difficult to see. Plus Thanos is Lady Death's lil buddy, she can bring him back probably somehow.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I loved his reaction to
    Drax tearing out his heart. "...Interesting."

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Aww...I forgot the Thanos one. Motherfucker totally
    Killed EVERYBODY, and the Celestials...God I hate the Celestials.

    If I remember right, isn't it considered in-continuity?

    If it was, i doubt it is anymore, considering
    Thanos was killed in Annihilation.

    well, it still is. here's what happened, if memory serves. one day thanos destroyed the universe, then he remade it exactly as it had been before he destroyed it and now only he, death, and adam warlock remember it

    i don't remember why he remade it though. maybe someone has the assist?

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    To sell comics?

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2007
    also, dark knight returns has the same kind of 'the end' vibe that might fit

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  • Oberon311Oberon311 Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Alan Moore's 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?' is a pretty damn cool end story, though its canonical status is debatable.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2007
    eugh

    the scene where
    brainiac animates the broken-necked corpse of lex luthor
    always creeped me the fuck out

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Oberon311 wrote: »
    Alan Moore's 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?' is a pretty damn cool end story, though its canonical status is debatable.

    It's not really debatable when it says in the opening that it's not.

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  • Oberon311Oberon311 Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Well, there ya go.

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  • Conditional_AxeConditional_Axe Registered User
    edited February 2007
    To offer a dissenting opinion on X-Men: The End, it's pretty much 18 issues of classic Claremont awesome. It respects every era of X-Men continuity, plays with a lot of Claremont's favorite villians, addresses every dangling plot thread, and culminates in a giant-ass battle where literally everyone dies. And it's still not finished at that point.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Aww...I forgot the Thanos one. Motherfucker totally
    Killed EVERYBODY, and the Celestials...God I hate the Celestials.

    If I remember right, isn't it considered in-continuity?

    If it was, i doubt it is anymore, considering
    Thanos was killed in Annihilation.

    Mother fucking shit. Why did I read that? I thought we were talking about The End stories, not Annihilation.
    Mother fuck fuck.

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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Alan Davis is doing Fantastic Four: The End at the moment, and although the script/plot isn't great it sure is purty to look at. Why Marvel aren't chaining him to a desk to do a high-profile ongoing (just give him Excalibur and let him go nuts) is beyond me.
    To offer a dissenting opinion on X-Men: The End, it's pretty much 18 issues of classic Claremont awesome. It respects every era of X-Men continuity, plays with a lot of Claremont's favorite villians, addresses every dangling plot thread, and culminates in a giant-ass battle where literally everyone dies. And it's still not finished at that point.

    I love me some classic Claremont awesome, but oh god I hated this. I had to go back and re-read The Fall of the Mutants to get the taste out of my mouth. And then I started reading the Australia years again, which are awesome on sticks.

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  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    i have the issue where Illyana Rasputin dies. it was kinda sad.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Thanos has died like seven times. Never seems to stick with him.

    I expect he'll come back sooner or later.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    The one where Colossus buys it is pretty sad as well...

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    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    Thanos has died like seven times. Never seems to stick with him.

    I expect he'll come back sooner or later.

    This time, it seems like he's chilling with his consort, though.

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Runaways volume 2 number 18 had a really good death scene in it.
    And I'm not just saying that 'cause I didn't like Gert. I loved the coloring on the page she died, with the fading out to just pencils, and the heartbeat going flat. Really powerful stuff.

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  • Oberon311Oberon311 Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Sentry wrote: »
    The one where Colossus buys it is pretty sad as well...

    I know this is kind of off topic, but, in what I'd call a rare occurance at best, I think Colossus' return is actually one of the most moving scenes I've seen in a while. The whole 'running through Kitty' thing, and his reaction when she tells him she scattered his ashes?

    If I weren't the testosterone-filled, puppy-kicking, overcompensating manly man that I am, I might've shed a tear.

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