Comic Book Death.
Inexorable and irreversible.
Okay, maybe not, but good for a story in the Daily News, anyway. We’ve even changed the URL to avoid the spoilers, but according to the story in today’s AVENGERS vs. X-MEN #11, a beloved character dies at the hands of another beloved character an event that left its mark on the Marvel staff:
“I got a little teary-eyed when we were scoping out the moment in the room with the series’ writers and editors,” says Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso.
“He needed to be the casualty in this story. There’s no more oh-sh– moment that you can bring than having a REDACTED kill his REDACTED.”
And according to Tom Brevoort, this death will last for more than a few months.b“This is about as serious and lasting a death as you’re apt to get in one of these,” he told the News.
We’ll leave it to ace reporter Steve Morris to report on the history of this character’s death, but Marvel’s once a quarter death quota seems to have been met for this season. And once again the fatal moment has been spoiled to death in a major metropolitan newspaper. You can see the page in question right here.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.