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    Default Every Character's Death and Resurrection

    Just how many characters have been killed and resurrected in DC Comics, and what is the average timespan between the two events? Let's have a look.


    Lightning Lad
    Death: Adventure Comics #304, January 1963
    Return: Adventure Comics #312, September 1963

    Barry Allen
    Death: Crisis on Infinite Earths #8, Nov. 1985
    Return: Final Crisis, 2008
    Timespan: 23 years

    Metamorpho
    1st Death: Outsiders #28 Feb 1988
    Return: Invasion #3 Feb 1989
    Timespan: 1 year

    2nd Death: JLA #1 Jan 1997
    Return: Doom Patrol #4 March 2002
    Timespan: 6 years

    Jason Todd
    Death: Batman #428, Dec. 1988
    Return: 2005
    Timespan: 17 years

    Superman
    Death: Superman #75, Jan. 1993
    Return: Exact issue unknown, ca 1993.
    Timespan: Less than a year.

    Hawk
    Death: Zero Hour, 1994
    Return: Blackest Night, 2010

    Green Arrow
    Death: Green Arrow #101 Oct 1995
    Return: Green Arrow #1 April 2001
    Timespan: 5.7 years


    Hal Jordan
    Death: The Final Night, 1996
    Return: Green Lantern: Rebirth, 2005
    Timespan: 9 years.


    Donna Troy
    Death: Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #3, Aug. 2003
    Return: DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy, 2005
    Timespan: 2 years.

    Jade
    Death: Infinite Crisis, 2006
    Return: Blackest Night, 2010
    Timespan: 4 years

    J'onn J'onzz
    Death: Final Crisis #1, 2008
    Return: Blackest Night, May 2010
    Timespan: 2 years

    Batman
    Death: Final Crisis, 2009
    Return: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, 2010
    Timespan: 1 year

    Others
    Arsenal (Roy Harper)
    Kilowog (and a bunch of the corps)
    The Question (Vic Sage)
    Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
    Karate Kid 1 (Legion of Super Heroes)
    Blok (Legion)
    Sun Boy (Legion)
    Element Lad (Legion)
    Invisible Kid (Lyle Norg)
    Chemical King
    Mon-El
    Laurel Gand
    Magnetic Kid
    1/3 of Triplicate Girl


    Characters that have remained dead
    The Golden Age: Atom, Hourman
    Others: Don Hall/Dove, Katma Tui, Kole, Ferro Lad (Legion), Azreal
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    Did not know that Jade was dead. I thought I saw her lately with her brother in an event lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimybug View Post
    Just how many characters have been killed and resurrected in DC Comics, and what is the average timespan between the two events? Let's have a look.

    Others: Jade
    Alan's daughter? She was resurrected at the end of Blackest Night, and returned again at the end of Doomsday Clock. She was on Infinite Frontier one shot, too.

    Don Hall/Dove is another one who has never been revived, and when there's a reboot, he is already dead and Dawn is Dove II.

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    Ra's Al Ghul multiple times.

    Jason Todd (Robin / Red Hood).

    Alfred Pennyworth recently.

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    Katma Tui has never returned

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotroddii View Post
    Katma Tui has never returned
    Neither has Holly Granger (A.K.A. Hawk)

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    Damian Wayne
    Batman Inc - April 2013
    returned - Feb 15


    Damian Wayne
    died - new 52 RSOB
    returned - same issue

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    Hourman didn't stay dead. The android one took his place.
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    how long has don hall been dead now?

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    I don't really want to do the leg work but...

    Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
    Arsenal (Roy Harper)
    Kilowog (and a bunch of the corps)
    The Question (Vic Sage)
    Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
    Hawk
    Supergirl
    Robin (Jason Todd)
    Karate Kid 1 (Legion of Super Heroes)
    Blok (Legion)
    Sun Boy (Legion)
    Element Lad (Legion)


    Stayed Dead

    Kole
    Ferro Lad (Legion)
    The original Dove (pretty sure he got knocked off in the original Crisis)
    Azreal (Pretty sure he's gone to)

    That's all that I can think of.

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    Don Hall has been dead for 36 years, since CoIE. He was alive at some point in the past after reboots from CoIE and also the New52, but still dead in the present.

    Azrael, Jean Paul, wasn't revived pre-Flashpoint, but thanks to New52, he was reintroduced on bat-titles.

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    Green Arrow
    Death: Green Arrow #101 Oct 1995
    Return: Green Arrow #1 April 2001
    Timespan: 5.7 years

    Metamorpho
    1st Death: Outsiders #28 Feb 1988
    Return: Invasion #3 Feb 1989
    Timespan: 1 year

    2nd Death: JLA #1 Jan 1997
    Return: Doom Patrol #4 March 2002
    Timespan: 6 years
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    Those dates look wrong, they overlap! I assume that should be 1989?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Nostalgia View Post
    I don't really want to do the leg work but...

    Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
    Arsenal (Roy Harper)
    Kilowog (and a bunch of the corps)
    The Question (Vic Sage)
    Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
    Hawk
    Supergirl
    Robin (Jason Todd)
    Karate Kid 1 (Legion of Super Heroes)
    Blok (Legion)
    Sun Boy (Legion)
    Element Lad (Legion)


    Stayed Dead

    Kole
    Ferro Lad (Legion)
    The original Dove (pretty sure he got knocked off in the original Crisis)
    Azreal (Pretty sure he's gone to)

    That's all that I can think of.
    Supergirl was notably rebooted, not resurrected - her silver age adventures are one of the few things that still definitely isn't canon in Infinite Frontier.

    Azrael was used as recently as Justice League Odyssey. If he was resurrected, it was off panel and caused by the New 52 reboot.

    So is Shazam - pre-Flashpoint, the Wizard had died, so Billy became the new Wizard and Freddy was Captain Marvel. In New 52, of course, he was rebooted. Though the Wizard is now dead again, which has caused Billy's powers to fritz, something Teen Titans Academy will be exploring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Nostalgia View Post
    I don't really want to do the leg work but...

    Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
    Arsenal (Roy Harper)
    Kilowog (and a bunch of the corps)
    The Question (Vic Sage)
    Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
    Hawk
    Supergirl
    Robin (Jason Todd)
    Karate Kid 1 (Legion of Super Heroes)
    Blok (Legion)
    Sun Boy (Legion)
    Element Lad (Legion)


    Stayed Dead

    Kole
    Ferro Lad (Legion)
    The original Dove (pretty sure he got knocked off in the original Crisis)
    Azreal (Pretty sure he's gone to)

    That's all that I can think of.
    More from the Legion:

    Lightning Lad
    Invisible Kid (Lyle Norg)
    Chemical King
    Mon-El
    Laurel Gand
    Magnetic Kid
    1/3 of Triplicate Girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Nostalgia View Post
    I don't really want to do the leg work but...

    Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
    Arsenal (Roy Harper)
    Kilowog (and a bunch of the corps)
    The Question (Vic Sage)
    Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
    Hawk
    Supergirl
    Robin (Jason Todd)
    Karate Kid 1 (Legion of Super Heroes)
    Blok (Legion)
    Sun Boy (Legion)
    Element Lad (Legion)




    Stayed Dead

    Kole
    Ferro Lad (Legion)
    The original Dove (pretty sure he got knocked off in the original Crisis)
    Azreal (Pretty sure he's gone to)

    That's all that I can think of.

    Did Kole appear in Heroes in Crisis?

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