Twitter Question of the Week RESULTS: What's the Saddest Moment in Comics?

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Edited By inferiorego  Staff

Once again, we took to Twitter to find out what you think about comic books, their characters, and your feelings as a reader. Every Tuesday afternoon, we jump onto the Comic Vine Twitter page and ask our followers a question using the hashtag #CVQOTW. Last week, we asked what super-power you guys would like.

This week, we decided to figure out what touched you as a reader, so we asked about your saddest moment in comics. WARNING: There may be a few spoilers in here involving deaths of characters or the endings of story lines. You've been warned. Let's get right down to business!

Zack gets bummed about by a classic moment

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Susan understands the bond between a parent and child

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Justin misses Geoff Johns

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Christine doesn't want siblings hooking up

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Jeff took one more day to think about his answer

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Erik is a true Aquaman fan

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Adam reflects on a moving moment from House of M

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Artist Marc Rene thinks more about the creators

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Matt has a saddest moment every Wednesday

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The Geek pours one out for his homey: Ultimate Peter Parker

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Ruben thinks back to the "flame off" moment that shocked the world

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Finally, Hadron Gospel Hour remembers Guardian's last moments

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Let's see how the staff members of the Comic Vine answered this question...

G-Man, remembers a sad Spidey-moment

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Here's the picture Gman was talking about:

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Gregg gets teary-eyed about Damien

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Finally, I get choked up about my favorite series...

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Want to get in on the Twitter Question of the Week fun? Make sure to follow Comic Vine and look for the hashtag #CVQOTW on Tuesdays! If you don't have Twitter, then let us know what your answer is in the comment section below. See you guys next week!

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#1  Edited By Overlander

I'm in 100% agreement with Jeff. Spidey & MJ's undoing was foolish and tragic.

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The Batman and Robin silent issue after Damian died is the only comic I've ever teared up over. Truly a masterpiece.

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The B&R silent issue made me cry. I'll admit to that. ...I had to sit on the loss of Damian for a long time.

During DC's 2007-2008 series '52' you see Vic Sage as The Question basically wither away and die from cancer. That was really tough for me, cancer has hit my family hard over the years.

Losing Peter Parker in Ultimate Spidey was such a tragic ending too, made it really hard to open up to Miles for an extended amount of time since it just felt wrong to replace the Peter I had literally grown up reading.

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#4  Edited By hart7668

The only time I actually cried (as in, crying, not "tearing up") was the panel when Ult. Spidey was walking into the light with Uncle Ben. T^T

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...*sniff*

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Definitely agree with Batman and Robin #18

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How do you not get sad looking at that?

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Psh, I had the best answer ;)

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I said the All-Star Superman ending was the saddest moment in comics... such a good yet sad ending to one of the greatest stories

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I agree with Christine.

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#9  Edited By csguterres

The end of Frank Castle's one-man-war against crime in Punisher MAX #21

He just wanted to get home... I cried.

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I'm in 100% agreement with Jeff. Spidey & MJ's undoing was foolish and tragic.

Complete agreement, followed by Peter Parker dying in Ock's body.

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Cyborg replacing Martian Manhunter as a Justice League founder was one of the saddest moments in comic history.

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#12  Edited By Fallschirmjager

Ultimate Spider-Man's death.

"I'm sorry I couldn't save Uncle Ben, Aunt May. But at least I saved you."

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my heart

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The death of Archangel in Uncanny X-Force #18.

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When Beyonder was created...lol

In all seriousness, Death Of Superman to me still gives me more emotional reaction than any other DC or Marvel comic I've ever read.

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The saddest moment I read recently has got to be in Fables with Cubs in Toyland.

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The death of Ted Kord in Countdown to Infinite Crisis.

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Morpheus apologizes to Matthew, Sandman #68.

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The ending of Final Execution in Uncanny X-Force was pretty sad to me. Not just that Wolverine had to kill his son, but the way the whole issue was intercut with imaginings of what a happy childhood for him would've been like. That got to me.

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I cried when I read The Death of Gwen Stacy, and The Death of (Ultimate) Spider-Man. No other comic has brought me even close to that.

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#20  Edited By V_Scarlotte_Rose

The saddest moments that come to mind are Batwoman #0(Interlude) before the funeral, and Kate says, "Beth always helped me pick out what to wear". And Mighty Avengers #20, Wasps funeral.

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Wolverine joining the Avengers. I cried

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Alpha coming to an end at issue 5. Lol

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The death of Captain Marvel and the death of Nova(Frankie Rae) in the Silver Surfer series.

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Spiderman Reign was uber sad.

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Hydes death in league of gentlemen book 2

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Barry Allen's death

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Damians death. Man, what a ride I shared with the little guy. He is one of the reasons that morrisons Batman run will always be my favorite run on a book. At first i hated Damian so much and then he was one of my favorite characters in all of comics.

When he died and we saw Bruce carrying the coffin I really teared up.

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#29  Edited By ohrenclez

The end of Flashpoint when Bruce reads his dad's letter...one of the saddest and most beautiful moments at the same time

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#31  Edited By EvilPenguin543

Batman and Robin #18 is the first time I had to put down a comic in the middle of reading it, and just walk away...then come back with a box of tissues; that's probably my saddest moment. But Peter's death in Ultimate Spider-Man is a close second.

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Elongated Man's reaction to his wife's death (Sue Dibny). This was right around the time I really started to get into comics, and that whole story actually moved me to a whimper.

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#33  Edited By Lykida

There were quite a few heart-breaking moments over the years (Wasp's funeral, Sentry's death, Peter dying in Ock's body), but the moment that touched me the most was Thor and Jane sitting on the moon watching earth after she just told him she had cancer.

It's such a sad and moving moment and it tells the reader so much about Thor's character and his love for midgard and humans.

"My last earth girlfriend was breathtaking."

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#34  Edited By RaggedScarecrow

That issue of New X-Men (Academy X) were Emma Frost show Ms. Marvel all the horrors that the School's student body have undergone. This page in particular always gets me:

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Also, the funeral issue of the same series. Yeah, New X-Men had a lot of moments that made me sad.

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Definitely agree with Batman and Robin #18

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How do you not get sad looking at that?

Why, man? WHY!?!? :,(

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death of tim drakes dad

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@hart7668 said:

The only time I actually cried (as in, crying, not "tearing up") was the panel when Ult. Spidey was walking into the light with Uncle Ben. T^T

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...*sniff*

This got me too. I was at my sister's reading this and she asked me what was wrong i said nothing and ran out of the room.

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The ending of Y: The Last Man made me cry

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Green Arrow dying in Injustice God's Among Us...

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#40  Edited By Manchine

I forgot about the one GMan posted about..... now that I saw it I remember it. YES that is a very sad moment.

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Along with Ultimate Spiderman Funeral

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Mine is kind of silly compared to all these deaths, but at the time it struck me pretty hard. Kitty Pryde cheating on and dumping Pete Wisdom in Excalibur. This mimicked and came out the same month that my ex fiancee dumped me for a friend while I was stationed overseas. I thought it was really well done when played against Nightmare tormenting the entire team and Pete's comment really struck me. "Nothing you could put me through is any worse than what she's already doing." Sometimes the most powerful things come about because they parallel your own life. Wisdom is still my favorite Marvel character, I hope he gets some use at some point.

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#42  Edited By hart7668

@theblackhood said:

Mine is kind of silly compared to all these deaths, but at the time it struck me pretty hard. Kitty Pryde cheating on and dumping Pete Wisdom in Excalibur. This mimicked and came out the same month that my ex fiancee dumped me for a friend while I was stationed overseas. I thought it was really well done when played against Nightmare tormenting the entire team and Pete's comment really struck me. "Nothing you could put me through is any worse than what she's already doing." Sometimes the most powerful things come about because they parallel your own life. Wisdom is still my favorite Marvel character, I hope he gets some use at some point.

D:

That sucks. I mean,

ROYALLY SUCKS


EDIT: (not your suggestion, but what happened to you is what sucks)

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Death of Ultimate Spideman and the aftermath with Aunt May and the silent issue of Batman & Robin after Robin died

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Ultimate Spider-Man. It was one of the first comics I read

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Yeah it's been said before, Ult. Spider-Man dying, Batman and Robin 18, I read that issue Tony was talking about and it was touching.

Oh and also August 31, 2011.

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My first thought was Gwen Stacy but this is oblivious the right answer:

I'm in 100% agreement with Jeff. Spidey & MJ's undoing was foolish and tragic.

The reason I no longer read Spider-man.

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#48  Edited By johnqestion

Some good ones that actually answer the question and some trolling ones like the one whining over sm/ww.

Gwen for sure.

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@noj said:

The Batman and Robin silent issue after Damian died is the only comic I've ever teared up over. Truly a masterpiece.

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Wow...Spidey is really good at making me sad...

For me, it's the death of Ted Kord. I still can't believe it happened.