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More lives than Catwoman! Review the 5 Most Memorable Deaths of Batman.

Updated on July 16, 2015
Review the 5 Most Memorable Deaths of Batman.
Review the 5 Most Memorable Deaths of Batman.
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Batman's death is not the most original event in the history of the dark night... In fact, between parallel realities and feigned deaths, there are more than a dozen deaths in the 75 years of the character, and although all of them are shocking, some are more important than others.

If you thought that Batman would beat everyone (even death), you could be right in more than one case. And here you will know, at least for me, 5 of the most significant casualties in the history of the Dark Knight.

1. The Death Cheaters of Gotham City!

Batman literally died to get into The Death Cheaters club.
Batman literally died to get into The Death Cheaters club.

This event ocurred In one of the stories in Batman Vol. 1 #72 (1952). So to echo one of the practices that infamously became fashionable in society, comics had their own version of the "club of the Living Dead". Batman discovered the existence of an exclusive club. To get into, any candidate should be declared clinically dead before being revived ... something that Batman achived when he was able to stop the activity of his heart, seconds later he was revived by Robin.

2. Final Crisis

Superman was carrying a "dead" body of Batman
Superman was carrying a "dead" body of Batman

This event ocurred in Final Crisis #6 (2009)

Having Grant Morrison to run a script would be in most cases a guarantee of success. But many fans were skeptical about what happened in Batman RIP. Luckily, the epic battle against Darkseid culminated in one of the classic scenes in the comics, Superman was carrying a "dead" body of Batman. An unforgettable death, although he had not died...

3. The Many Deaths of the Batman

The Many Deaths of the Batman
The Many Deaths of the Batman

This event ocurred in The Many Deaths of the Batman #433 - 435

And speaking of Batman's deaths, there is nothing more interesting than the death of several "Batmans" ... which obviously alerted everyone in Gotham. In terms of script, it was a strategic plan designed to deter and to instill fear, with the goal of ending with the mentors of Bruce Wayne and the hero himself in the process.

4. The Corpse That Would not Die!

The Atom successfully resuscitated the Batman
The Atom successfully resuscitated the Batman

Event ocurred in The brave and the bold #115; The Corpse That Would not Die!

This would have been the true end for our hero, who should be forever grateful to Atom. Because being electrocuted and falling from a fifth floor would normally mean death for anyone. Unless someone like the Atom can get into your brains and was able to manipulate your memories to cheat death. All of this issues and bizarre hero team-up makes this series one of the best Batman comics without really having him as the main character.

5. The Dark Knight Falls.

A great trick that allowed Batman to keep the "victory" (and life), was to fake a heart attack.
A great trick that allowed Batman to keep the "victory" (and life), was to fake a heart attack.

Event ocurred in The Dark Knight Returns #4 (1986) The Dark Knight Falls.

Could we forget about this one? The most memorable death of Batman is undoubtedly the great masterpiece of Frank Miller, after the impressive battle between him and Superman. A great trick that allowed him to keep the "victory" (and life), was to fake a heart attack, and avoid actual death at the hands of a notoriously powerful rival for the Dark Knight.

Do you agree with my list? speak your mind...

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      Wendi Pembridge Skilling 2 years ago from Overland Park, KS

      Voted up- love the picture references!

      -Wendi