At the end of every year, the media plays a montage of famous people who have died that year. I decided to put together a little list of characters in comics that died this year. Of course, with comic books, characters often never stay dead, but they still deserve mention. Unless of course it is sCrypt Comics, because whoever we kill STAYS Dead… 🙂 Here is the list. If you have any others that you can think of, please list them below. (information aqcuired through wikipedia)
In DC Comics:
Boodikka was killed by the corrupted Alpha Lantern, Varix, in Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #12
In Marvel Comics:
Black Talon was shot in the chest by The Punisher in The Punisher vol 8 #11
Daken was killed by his father, Wolverine, in Uncanny X-Force #34
Death Adder had his neck broken by Venom in Venom Vol 2 #20
Demolition Man was killed by a brainwashed Sharon Carter in Captain America vol 6 #14
Echo was killed by Count Nefaria in Moon Knight vol 4 #9
Fantomex had his heart ripped out by Skinless Man in Uncanny X-Force #27
Gateway had his neck broken by Ultimaton in Uncanny X-Force #27
Hybrid was shot by Eddie Brock in Venom vol 2 #15
Mandarin was killed by Zeke Stane in Invincible Ironman #526
Master Of The World had been killed by Alpha Flight in Alpha Flight vol 4 #8
Megatak was killed by Toxin in Venom vol 2 #21
Professor X was killed by a Phoenix Force possessed Cyclops in Avengers vs Xmen #11
Scream was stabbed in the head by Eddie Brock in Venom vol 2 #15
Ultimate William Stryker was killed when Kitty Pryde phased through his organs in Ultimate Comics X-Men #6
In the sCrypt Comics Universe (includes the novels):
S.H.A.N.E. 2.0 had his body destroyed in Souls 4 Supper the novel
Fox, Liz Powers, & Snake were all killed by terrorists in Souls 4 Supper the novel
Detective Hwong committed suicide in Souls 4 Supper the novel
The Lycan Queen was killed in an alternate future story called “What If…” in Bones At Breakfast: In Case Of Werewolf
Hector Alvarez died of starvation in the short story “Salty Dog” in Bones At Breakfast: In Case Of Werewolf
Pandora, Gilgamesh, Simeon and Miriam had their souls devoured by Cain in Souls 4 Supper the novel
Djinn was crushed out of existence in Souls 4 Supper the novel
Zed was destroyed by a house fire in Souls 4 Supper the novel
Well here is a first. It appears that people are divided on the outcome of this battle. Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D (Marvel Comics), Amanda Waller and Checkmate (DC Comics), and Liz Powers and M.U.T.S. (sCrypt Comics) were duking it out when a fan decided to add General Hawk and G.I. Joe (IDW Publishing). Multiple votes came in for all four, but in the end each ended up with 25% of the vote. All four agencies and their commanders must have realized that humanity is here to stay, and so they put their differences aside and became one large organization. With all of their efforts combined, there is no longer a need for superheroes to protect the planet.
Thanks for voting. The poll will remain open to see how it continues to play out. Stay tuned for our next comic book battle poll coming soon!
With Avengers week we couldn’t forget about Nick Fury and SHIELD, and since it was time for another poll, we figured this was the time. All Avengers fans aside, we ask that you vote seriously in this poll, and not just because you might be an Avengers fan. So who is the superior commander and agency? Marvel Comics Gives us General Nicholas Joseph Fury (pictured above right) and S.H.I.E.L.D.. DC Comics brings Amanda Waller (pictured above left) and her Checkmate agency. Finally, we at sCrypt Comics give you Liz Powers and M.U.T.S. (no picture available as so far only mention of them has made the transfer to graphic novel form). Here is the breakdown (keep in mind, if you have another commander and agency that should be included, feel free to add it to the poll below by voting for “other” and commenting with your decision.) Remember, the more votes the better.
Nick Fury has changed over the years, and though I grew up with the original version of the character as a colonel, this battle will consist of the Ultimates version. During World War II, Sgt Fury and his howling commandoes had a long run in the original comics. Around the time that Captain America was given the super soldier serum, they needed a test subject to try it first. Project Rebirth had its first success with Fury. The aftermath gave him a slowed, maybe even halted, aging process, enhanced strength, and endurance. To add to this, he is a master combatant and skilled soldier. Even without his left eye, he is completely aware of his surroundings. When he rose in the ranks, he eventually became the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. (The current acronym stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.) They are an intelligence agency with special operatives skilled in multiple techniques from espionage to combat to infiltration. There is not much that happens in the world without SHIELD being aware of it. First appearance of S.H.I.E.L.D. was in Strange Tales #135 in 1965. The Original Nick Fury’s first appearance was in Sgt Fury and The Howling Commandoes #1 in 1963.
Amanda Waller has played more of the antihero role in the comics, though her intentions are understandable. Her goals to monitor superhero and villain activity have left her often with difficult decisions. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to strategics, espionage, and military tactics to name just a few. After a career in the White House as well as other high up government units, she formed the Agency. The purpose of this was to have a stand alone group that complete tasks no one else could. Eventually the Agency became known as Checkmate and has metahumans in its ranks. Amanda Waller’s First appearance was in Legends #1 in 1986. Checkmate’s first appearance as the Agency was in Action Comics #598 in 1988.
Liz Powers has been hard at work for years defending not just the United States, but the whole world from supernatural threats. Known as “The Speaker” to some, she is an expert medic and has connections and technology in the highest places within United Nations countries. There is almost nowhere in the world that she can’t gain access to with a few phone calls. No one really knows the extent of her physical abilities, as she keeps her identity to herself for the most part. She is a master planner, and commander. Taking the best of each branch of service in the United States, she has taken command of a group of black ops soldiers that’s existence is only a rumor to the public. This small group of men and women are known as M.U.T.S. (Military Underground Tactical Specialists). They are there to do the jobs that no other soldier wants to or can do. Liz Powers and M.U.T.S. first appear in “Flesh And Leftovers” the novel.
Nick Fury is played by Samuel L. Jackson in the Avengers movie.