I know death in comics isn't a static state of being, but I was wondering if people would humor me and help compile a list of which characters are dead, still dead, really dead, and probably not likely to be to be resurrected anytime soon.
Quote:Kitty Pryde wasn't explicitly killed off, and I don't really believe characters like Jean Grey or Steve Rogers will stay dead, so I'm not listing them. If someone disagrees with my reasoning, feel free to go ahead and list them anyway.
Quote:Just off the top of my head, I've got -
Quote:Heroes: Thunderbird I, Captain Mar-Vell, Genis-Vell, the original Swordsman, the original White Tiger, Namorita...
Quote:Roscoe; The kid who was Captain America 4 a day. When Steve was
running around tripping on his own cape as Nomad, Falcon had this kid wear the star and stripes, He was quickly killed by The Red Skull. Years before Joker ever off'd one-uh Batman's sidekicks. He was so low key he dont even rate a membership in a Legion of Unliving.
Quote:I totally forgot about this guy, and only know who he is because you've mentioned him before.
Quote:And then there's Jack Monroe, Nomad 2. He aint comin' back. When your killed by the hero whose place and identity you took, even editorial would be hard pressed to allow a writer to bring you back. Maybe.
Quote:Charcoal of the Thunderbolts. Never comin' back for legal reasons too inane to get into.
Quote:Now there's somebody who really ain't ever coming back!
Quote:Changeling. The mutant who pretended to be Prof. X, while the real played hide-n-seek from his students in the basement.
Quote:Miss America. Maddie Frank. One of the few golden agers who hasnt comeback from the dead Her husband Robert [Whizzer] too as well I guess. Although she is getting a 70th anniversary tribute issue in a few weeks so maybe an introduction of her character to modern times alongside former fellow Invaders like Namor, Bucky, Spitfire is not an impossibility.
Quote:Yeah, now that i think about it, the old Whizzer is dead too, though I can't recall when or where he bit it.
Quote:I'll also throw in some guys I forgot to mention before. Bill Foster, Eric Masterson/Thunderstrike, and Scott Lang. All guys who also aren't coming back.
Nah just wait for it. Bendis will bring back Scott, especially as Stature's popularity grows. He wont be able to resist projecting a father/daughter interplay onto the comic page kinda like he did with Baby Cage's birth.
Plus he claims to have liked Scott Lang which is why he enjoyed putting the character through the wringer. There's gotta be a payoff somewhere for Lang.
Now Jack of Hearts...He may very well stay dead at least until either George Perez returns to Marvel or they find an artist who doesn't explode like a Spinal Tap drummer from drawing that costume.
Quote:Villains: the Nathaniel Garrett Black Knight, Baron Zemo I...
Quote:The Thing doppleganger from the classic FF #51 "This Man, This Monster!"
Quote:Cornelius Van Lunt, Jake Fury and the rest of the human Zodiac Cartel. (But they SHOULD come back. All 12 of 'em. This time with mystical powers. Not like they've never dealt with a demon from hell [see Aquarius] before, to facilitate their return from the grave. They could give the Hood a run for his money as the kingpin of crime then.)
Quote:I would love to see a demonically revived and re-imagined Zodiac Cartel.
Think of the crossover issues alone that would fall under the umbrella title.
You got Van Lunt. With ties to Moon Knight, and a lot of grievances with the Avengers, Aquarius and Ghost Rider, Ares2, and the Falcon, Libra and Mantis (so even the GotG can be involved), Gemini has ties to Mockingbird, Kazar, Sagittarius, Daredevil, Scorpio and Nick Fury's Secret Warriors,
Twood be a blast.
When guessing which characters will come back, you have to look at alot of factors. Was the death important/memorable? Is the character easily replaceable? Was the character popular? Did the character fill some unique niche? How difficult would a resurrection be? etc.
Kitty, Jean, and Rodgers are all coming back.
But I'd go further and list characters I think havea good chance of coming back.
Genis - The only guy with the Captain Marvel name who had any kind of success. Death was lame. Character was popular. Resurrection would be easy.
Namorita - Some popularity, especially as part of the New Warriors. Death was lame. Would be easy to resurrect.
Ben Reilly - Alot of popularity, and his return is supposedly the most asked question at cons. I think we can all agree that putting Scarlet Spider would create a lot of interest in ASM right now.
Changeling - Nobody knew he was at his death. AOA showed us what the character could be like, along with his stint on Exiles. No good idea goes undeveloped forever. Resurrection would be somewhat easy due to the nature of his powers. The only problem would be that the X-Men are already crowded.
I don't see Scott Lang coming back. His death was somewhat important, and is reflected by his daughter all the time. Pym can serve as a father figure to the character if need be. We all ready have another Ant-Man, maybe even a better one.
Jack of Hearts might come back. Perez doesn't care about the character, and if he did come back to Marvel, he isn't going to do a Jack of Hearts title. But cosmic resurrections are real easy to do.