1) The slow disintegration of Generation X - To be fair, this title had two deaths, the first being the departure of Lobdell and Bachalo in ‘97 when the tone of the book and the spirit of the team started to change. Despite the phenomenally talented people who were brought in to resuscitate the…
The Death of Spider-Man. Regardless of whatever opinion you have on the Miles Morales controversy (I think he’s awesome, haters to the left), Peter’s death is one of the most heart-breaking things I’ve ever read.
The story isn’t perfect by any means and has a lot of plot holes and pacing issues, but the big finale where Peter brings it full circle by pointing out that he became a hero because he failed to save Uncle Ben, but got to die saving Aunt May, just made me break down.
Also, the cover is the actual saddes.
This is a great question, first off, so I couldn’t ignore it :]
I’m honestly not a crier, which is regrettable somewhat since I often appear cold to others, but ALMOST-tears go a long way for me, so I’ll address recent comic issues that ALMOST made me cry, haha.
I ALMOST cried at the last issue of Steph’s Batgirl run. When she started crying, it almost sent me to tears (especially when my sister started to cry mid-read and I had to watch her…).
And just yesterday, I had a double-dose of ALMOST-crying: the recounting of Peter Parker’s death in Ultimate Spider-man which fyeahlilbitoeverything just covered much better than I ever could, and (SUPER surprisingly to myself) I ALMOST cried during Uncanny X-Men yesterday during Betsy’s memory of her and Warren flirting innocently at a party.
BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT’S COMING NEXT FOR THEM AND IT’S MAKING ME SAD ALREADY ;_;
Ugh. Welp. I cry about, like, everything? Particularly in fiction.
Children growing up? I’m crying.
People that I grow attached to/animals I grow attached to dying? I’m crying.
But I actually haven’t cried that much in comics for some odd reason. Maybe because I’ve been trying to avoid things that make me soul crushingly sad lately? I don’t know. I get the winter blues already, and reading things I know will make me depressed is enough to put me avoid it like the plague for now.
But I do have to confess as my sister pointed out openly sobbing while reading the end of Batgirl. I don’t know. I know a lot of people have an issue with how Miller dealt with Cas and I totally get that. I’m not going to offer an excuses for what he did with her character.
But, I don’t think I’ve ever felt so, I don’t know, connected to another comic character as I did to Steph. She was in her first year of college, I was in my first year of college. And we were both trying really hard in spite of going through difficult things. I wasn’t running around fighting crime or anything, but I had a pretty rough go of it.
And, most importantly I’ve always been very critical of myself, and I’ve never really felt special. And reading Steph kind of made me realize that you don’t have to be amazing at anything. You don’t have to be especially smart or athletic or anything. You’ve got to have heart. And I needed that. I needed that so badly.
So finishing her run was really rough for me, because I’m not sure that I don’t still need to be reminded of that from time to time. I know it sounds cheesy as hell, but in some ways I feel like reading Steph’s run on Batgirl was a life preserver of sorts, and I wasn’t ready to let that go. So it was rough.
Hahaha. As for tearing up though? I do that a lot. Ultimate Spidey’s death, Natasha’s face when Bucky woke up in Fear Itself 7.1, and the end of Daredevil: Yellow are ones that come to mind.
I also openly sobbed at the end of Spider-Man: Blue.
Like I said, I’m a big baby. And way too invested in fictional characters.
Eli! Look what you did! I never liked you.
Let’s not forget, you started out as a drug addict (for the right reasons, but still…)
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #7
I like Doom’s outfit. Also, Eli’s awesome.
Agreed! On both accounts, even.
Eli’s so precious, and let’s not forget that it’s DR. FUCKING DOOM that we’re dealing with here. Plus, Eli’s justifiably on edge about this wild and crazy mind-fuckery that’s going on with this plot (I know I am!).
Yeah, lol. I don’t know what to tell the OP because Eli is the best. And I don’t see how his drug use is pertinent to this scene? Ah well. I guess not everybody can understand the wonder of one Elijah Bradley.
Instead I will revel in Young!Doom here. So sparkly! So full of pizazz! Congrats on the entrance, Young!Doom.