If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

There's nothing fun about the topic, but death is unquestionably a huge part of superhero comics, and this week we're looking at five of the deaths that had the most profound effect on the Marvel Universe.

Everybody Loves Show Notes!

  • You can check out the story that starts from #5 here.
  • Read the ground-breaking story featured in #4 here.
  • You've no doubt read the story from #3 a million times, but here's a different take on that classic story if you're interested.
  • The entire saga that makes up entry #2 is collected here in case you aren't already more than familiar with it.
  • You can read the heartbreaking story responsible for our #1 entry here.
  • If you just want to learn more about Spider-Man, including the incidents from entries 1 and 3, check out this Comics, Everybody! I did about his convoluted history!

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