Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

Halloween is known as the season when the veil between the living and the dead is thin enough to pass through, and nowhere is the barrier between life and death thinner than in superhero comics, where resurrection is just a fit of nostalgia away. Find out some useful statistics on death in comics, such as the first superhero to die, the first to be resurrected, and which character hasn't died as many times as you think, as well as several other equally interesting facts.

Show notes:

  • You can see the death and return of Lightning Lad here.
  • The actual death of Jean Grey is here.
  • The return of Bucky is here (uh, spoilers?). The return of Jason Todd is here (also spoilers?).
  • Batman's fake death is here. His time travel resurrection is here. Captain America's fake death is here. His time travel resurrection is here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.


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