Being a superhero is an unsafe task in the DC Universe, with the limitless parade of fatal supervillains and universe-shattering disasters. Often not every hero makes it house alive, paying the supreme rate for the security of the innocent. This point has actually just recently been driven house in the comics world, with DC just recently releasing Death of the Justice League in Justice League #75 (it appears like the Suicide Team took too long to take their shot).

Its not all bad, however, considering that death is hardly ever a long-lasting issue in the comics world. This has actually caused the coining of the term “comic book death,” which describes the short-term and useless nature of these deaths. So, out of DCs extensive lineup of heroes, who has paid the supreme rate, just to get a refund?

Ted Kord/Blue Beetle II — Theres No Squashing This Bug


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