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leafinsectman
09-15-2008, 02:25 PM
Pride of Baghdad was sort of like that but the only other ones I remember that affected me in that way were Marvel comics, maybe because I grew up with Marvel and its like family to me. I got sad after reading Bendis' note at the end of DD 81, same thing when I saw Tony sitting alone at the end of the Illuminati special (I think someone said something like "it was fun while it lasted") and also when Cap died. But those were more because of the significance of those events and not so much because of the story itself (although they were still good stories). The only time I really cried was in The Confession when Tony admits to dead Cap "it wasn't worth it" and I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit it but there it is.

I'm just asking because I'm guessing the majority of comic book fans are guys and don't get too emotional so if a story was good enough to evoke that sort of emotion in you then it must be good, right? That's what I'm after.

Rod Nunley
09-15-2008, 02:27 PM
Youngblood #1.

;)


But seriously. I remember Blankets being pretty emotional.

Generic Poster
09-15-2008, 02:28 PM
The last issue of Y.

adam_warlock_2099
09-15-2008, 02:29 PM
This X-Men story right here . . .

http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/97792366288.438.GIF

Fucking racism just makes me angry and sad at the same time.

Rosemary's Baby
09-15-2008, 02:29 PM
It's only happened twice. Y 60 and Jimmy Corrigan.

Patton
09-15-2008, 02:30 PM
I think maybe that one issue of Bendis' UXM run with the kid and the town.

Cactusakic
09-15-2008, 02:32 PM
The last issue of Y.

Bingo.

leafinsectman
09-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Yeah I kinda teared up for Y too but the last page made me smile.

Marcdachamp
09-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Props on the reference to She Lies with Angels. I love that story.

Brubaker has gotten me VERY close twice. Foggy and Sharon's kid.

Thommy Melanson
09-15-2008, 02:35 PM
When I was 9, I got a papercut from Red Tornado #2.

I still have the scar, Busiek! :mad:

Jim T.
09-15-2008, 02:36 PM
That Wolverine one shot from last week (Suade?) had one of the saddest endings I've ever read.

Buk Was Right
09-15-2008, 02:42 PM
True Story has smacked me right between the eyes a couple of times.

The last issue of Y.

I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting a couple.

Patrick King
09-15-2008, 02:42 PM
Yeah I kinda teared up for Y too but the last page made me smile.
Same here. Also the last issue of Preacher.


This X-Men story right here . . .

http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/97792366288.438.GIF

Fucking racism just makes me angry and sad at the same time.

What happened in that story?

AndrewG
09-15-2008, 02:47 PM
Y almost got me with the 'you know what part' in the middle. But I didn't break.

I did tear up with Amazing 400 though with May and Peter's last words remembering Peter Pan and when I realized that Ben may be the real one and he was stuck outside having to watch from the shadows I was like, 'whoa'.

Magnum V.I.
09-15-2008, 02:47 PM
This X-Men story right here . . .

http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/97792366288.438.GIF

Fucking racism just makes me angry and sad at the same time.

:eek: I wish that story line ended with Jay Guthrie having his trachea ripped out!

leafinsectman
09-15-2008, 03:26 PM
That Wolverine one shot from last week (Suade?) had one of the saddest endings I've ever read.

I was close to getting that but ended up not getting it. What was it about anyway?

Sy-Klone
09-15-2008, 03:40 PM
I haven't actually cried too often while reading comics, but the one instance that sticks with me is Starman #72.

When Ted Knight died, I lost it. Robinson imbued that character with such life and such likability, and the relationship with Jack was so wonderfully done. The death scene stirred up all my buried emotions about my own father's death. I found it very moving for very personal reasons.

costello
09-15-2008, 03:53 PM
Pride of Baghdad
It hasn't happened often... maybe when I was 13 the Uncanny X-men issue when Colossus comes back to the mansion and his sister dies.
Some of the Shock SuspenStories are brutal.

leafinsectman
09-15-2008, 03:57 PM
I haven't actually cried too often while reading comics, but the one instance that sticks with me is Starman #72.

Cool, I gotta check that out, I think my brother is getting the omnibus.

Howlett
09-15-2008, 03:58 PM
That Wolverine one shot from last week (Suade?) had one of the saddest endings I've ever read.
NICE! That was a really sad ending.

I was close to getting that but ended up not getting it. What was it about anyway?

Wolverine ends up in... Brazil? Pretty sure it's Brazil... on holiday. Ends up having to track down a new mutant for Baldy X, and gets dragged into a bit of a scuffle.

That's the really, REALLY watered down version of it, but it's an excellent issue. The art was spectacular.

Evan the Shaggy
09-15-2008, 03:59 PM
Amazing Spiderman 400 for the win.

leafinsectman
09-15-2008, 04:00 PM
but it's an excellent issue. The art was spectacular.

Okay I'm convinced, I'm gonna have to get it. Marvel's been pretty good with the one shots lately.

jason hissong
09-15-2008, 04:04 PM
http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/12/12798.jpg

Jim T.
09-15-2008, 04:05 PM
I was close to getting that but ended up not getting it. What was it about anyway?

Logan in Rio looking for a mutant kid. Bad things happen. It was really good.

leafinsectman
09-15-2008, 04:07 PM
Logan in Rio looking for a mutant kid. Bad things happen. It was really good.

Thanks for the info. Yeah its nice when they take a simple concept and turn it into something wonderful.

SteveZegers
09-15-2008, 04:07 PM
We3

PhilipClark
09-15-2008, 04:12 PM
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/uncanny-x-men/137-2.jpg

ZombieSpeedball
09-15-2008, 04:19 PM
The last issue of Y.

Oh yeah, definately. The scene with Ampersand had my eyes watering a little.

Slewo.O
09-15-2008, 04:27 PM
The page where Tony overlooks Cap's body in Civil War: The Confession, Sin stabbing Sharon and Cap's kid.

And a few sparse moments here and there that I can't remember, honestly most of my tears are saved for television or anime. :?

Run-BMC
09-15-2008, 04:29 PM
The end of 100 Bullets #55 (beartrap)
All-Star Superman #6
Giant-Sized Astonishing X-Men #1
The end of Earth X, where Dr. Doom meets Galactus
Powers: Supergroup (a single cube popping)
Swamp Thing: Love and Death (Swamp Thing cries)
Top 10: Book 2, Chapter 1

Albert
09-15-2008, 04:30 PM
I've always thought Astro City 1/2 was pretty sad.

Slewo.O
09-15-2008, 04:32 PM
I've always thought Astro City 1/2 was pretty sad.

The page where Norman Osborn talked about his goblin suit smelling like "dead blondes and victory" had me shedding tears of joy. :D

juampi
09-15-2008, 04:32 PM
Peter Parker: Spider-Man v2 35 by Paul Jenkins and Mark Buckingham. "Heroes Don't Cry"

Albert
09-15-2008, 04:36 PM
The page where Norman Osborn talked about his goblin suit smelling like "dead blondes and victory" had me shedding tears of joy. :D

That's not in Astro City 1/2.

Adrian B AWESOME
09-15-2008, 04:36 PM
http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/12/12798.jpg

This book is beyond devastating. I mean, it's almost cruel, no joke. It's great, but it's almost too emotional and too powerful all at once, and it hurts the story a bit.

But yeah, I was breathless after reading it.

Slewo.O
09-15-2008, 04:36 PM
That's not in Astro City 1/2.

It is now! :)

juampi
09-15-2008, 04:37 PM
That's not in Astro City 1/2.

It was the Silver Agent story, right?

Run-BMC
09-15-2008, 04:41 PM
I've always thought Astro City 1/2 was pretty sad.

I think it's become the quintessential "make you cry" book. Yeah it's sad, but when I think about the story it's not THAT sad. But that's just me.

Spidey616
09-15-2008, 04:42 PM
The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man is a classic Spidey story that always manages to move me.

I'm also really fond of PAD's tribute story to Leah Adezio in the Friendly Neighborhood Spidey Annual.

Buk Was Right
09-15-2008, 04:44 PM
The end of 100 Bullets #55 (beartrap)

Oh fuck good call. I just re-read that one last week. A goddamn heartbreaker.

Matt O'Keefe
09-15-2008, 04:46 PM
The page where Norman Osborn talked about his goblin suit smelling like "dead blondes and victory" had me shedding tears of joy. :D

:?


I think it's become the quintessential "make you cry" book. Yeah it's sad, but when I think about the story it's not THAT sad. But that's just me.

I agree. It's a beautiful story, but it didn't make me want to cry.

Same with Demo's "Mixtape"

Shawn_Kehoe
09-15-2008, 04:52 PM
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/uncanny-x-men/137-2.jpg

Definitely. I've only read most of the classic Marvel tragedies as an adult, so they had to contend with my cynicism. But I read a reprint of Uncanny 137 as a pre-teen, and it was powerful.

Although the 90's What If? was hit-or-miss in terms of writing talent, the subject matter was so routinely depressing that every once in a while, someone would strike a strong note. "What If the X-men Lost Inferno?" has a strong moment where Logan breaks free of demonic control after killing Shadowcat, for instance.

Some of the scenes in Earth X and Universe X elicited a real sense of pathos ... especially the bits with Captain America, Iron Man and Madrox.

SteveZegers
09-15-2008, 05:16 PM
And The New Frontier, when Aquaman brings Superman back and says "This one has been asking for someone called Lois". He reaction shot, the look on her face and tears in her eyes... Something about it gets to me.

Patrick J
09-15-2008, 05:19 PM
Transmetropolitan #8 - Another Cold Morning

There was a moment in House of M, when Peter Parker realized that none of that world was real, and his happy, perfect life with Gwen Stacy was all a fabrication and he broke down, that really hit me.

ClintP
09-15-2008, 05:19 PM
The last issue of Y? I guess, but that last arc was a let down to me personally.

hamgmt
09-15-2008, 05:45 PM
i am astonished only one person has mentioned "the id who collected spider-man" story! maybe it means i'm old, that i remember it... ;)

i also got a little "this is touching" feeling at the astonishing x-men scene with the return of colossus, and kitty's reaction. :)

-bob

ClintP
09-15-2008, 05:48 PM
Astronaut Dad was pretty touching. I know there are more, but I can't think of any others at the moment.

Generic Poster
09-15-2008, 05:50 PM
Krypto's death in Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow gets me pretty good too.

Matt O'Keefe
09-15-2008, 05:50 PM
A scene near the end of SiP. Everyone who has read it knows what I'm talking about.

bambino03
09-15-2008, 06:05 PM
There have been a few, but I think this one was the FIRST one to ever make me shed a tear. I also am surprised it has not been mentioned more.
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/2183/2481ht8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By bambino03 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/bambino03)

Philip J Eaves
09-15-2008, 06:07 PM
No one's mentioned the Mockingbird reveal from SI #5?

I thought it was pretty heart-wrenching.

Captain Sensation
09-15-2008, 06:15 PM
Captain Marvel vol. 4 #25
Ultimate Spider-man # 41 (i was going through a similiar situation at the time, not that i was climbing walls or anything.

Some others that im overlooking at the moment.

jason hissong
09-15-2008, 06:16 PM
This book is beyond devastating. I mean, it's almost cruel, no joke. It's great, but it's almost too emotional and too powerful all at once, and it hurts the story a bit.

But yeah, I was breathless after reading it.

:thumb:

ShortStack
09-15-2008, 06:22 PM
Legion of Super Heroes death of a dream.
GODDAMNIT DREAM GIRL NO.

Ambrose Chase
09-15-2008, 06:27 PM
100% the last issue of Y.

Last issue of Preacher.

That issue of Astro City with the Hangman and that guy who kept dreaming about his wife....is that vague enough?

Blankets.

What about the end of 30 Days of Night?

I didnt cry, but i thought it was sad when Jenny Sparks died.

PimpSlapStick!
09-15-2008, 06:30 PM
Gotta admit U-Go-Girl dying in X-Statix

and

The whole OMD fiasco

SteveZegers
09-15-2008, 06:33 PM
Krypto's death in Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow gets me pretty good too.

Oh god yeah. I think I blocked that one out so I never have to think about it.

Dr. Hackenbush
09-15-2008, 06:36 PM
Cap #25 and the last issue of Fallen Son.

LilPoe
09-15-2008, 06:39 PM
Sam's Story from Superman/Batman #26

Slewo.O
09-15-2008, 06:41 PM
:?



I agree. It's a beautiful story, but it didn't make me want to cry.

Same with Demo's "Mixtape"

What you've never laughed seeing a guy in a goblin suit crucify a former nazi?

PimpSlapStick!
09-15-2008, 06:49 PM
Sam's Story from Superman/Batman #26


That brought the bitch out in me also

:Oops:

Adrian B AWESOME
09-15-2008, 07:10 PM
Really? People wanted to cry during the last issue of Y? Call me heartless but eh.

Box?
09-15-2008, 07:21 PM
Most of these have been mentioned. I read all of these in trades, so its hard to single out issues:

Whatever issue of Y where 311 and Yorick finally come together. Brutal. The last trade totally redeemed Yorick for me though...I always thought he was obnoxious as hell.

Jimmy Corrigan - Pretty easy call.

100 Bullets - The Wylie in Vegas trade.

Sandman - Brief Lives trade. Dream makes his choice and pays his debt.

I love superhero comics, but i don't think most are realistic enough to make me emotional.

danlomb
09-15-2008, 07:45 PM
The Crow - J. O'Barr.

sigh.

Guirk the Thudner
09-15-2008, 08:00 PM
I didn't cry after the last issue of Y- I think I was just too busy marveling at waht a well constructed and conceived ending it was.

But- I fully expect to be mocked for this-http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/soyblitz/Covers/IdentityCrisis5.jpg

Totally got me. I wasn't super-invested in the DCU at the time, but the way that sequence went down, with Batman and Robin both on the phone line, completely impotent and powerless to do anything, with the orphan legacy of the Bat-family, it just struck a chord.

It was just so desperate, deliberate, and tragic. Remove the "Crisis," tagline, and hype, (and subsequent disappointment in the killer reveal), and you get a really great story about what it means to be a hero.

ShortStack
09-15-2008, 08:18 PM
The Crow - J. O'Barr.

sigh.

talking to james o'barr at heroes con 2 years ago kind of made me want to cry.
Infinite respect for his artwork/ brain but wow...most depressing man ever.
"hot topic is whoring out my dead best friend"...
yeesh..

VonDoom
09-15-2008, 08:28 PM
Agree with the Identity Crisis and Y:The Last Man shout-outs. I got hit hard by the ending of Preacher as well.

TomBelandTSSTG
09-15-2008, 08:47 PM
It fucking traumatized me for life. It messed me up for months, if not years:

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/amazing-spider-man/121-1.jpg

I can also say that these issues of TSSTG made me cry while making them:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a40/tombelandtsstg/11.gif

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a40/tombelandtsstg/14.gif

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a40/tombelandtsstg/tsstg10.jpg

Lily just told me she wonders if other creators get emotional when they work on their books. I thought that was an interesting question.

gomi
09-15-2008, 08:51 PM
I'm not big on comics making me cry... but I'd say I was probably close in Identity Crisis, when Ralph breaks down at Sue's funeral.
That was pretty rough.

.

aj110
09-15-2008, 09:16 PM
The two above mentioned moments in Identity Crisis were rather emotional.

Supreme Convoy
09-15-2008, 09:29 PM
Box Office Poison.
Dorthy's alcoholism leads the death of her dog Grommit, who drank booze out of broken bottles. She's a real bitch in the story. Even though she knows her addiction led to her dog's death, she continues to drink.

Y: The Last Man #60
Ampersand's death. So sad.

Notice a pattern? :(

leafinsectman
09-15-2008, 09:39 PM
Nice to see everyone's picks, these should keep me busy for a while. But I'm really glad no one's made any stupid comments about dudes getting emotional or whatever.

Jibberwashed
09-15-2008, 09:48 PM
Honestly, there was an issue of Sentinel (remember Tsunami?) that made me tear up a bit. I forgot what happened, but I think it had something to do with a plane crash. I loved that book.

The bullseye and karen scene in Kevin Smith's DD run.

MK Fantastic Four #1, the full page of The Thing saving construction workers kind of got me, and the issue where Reed talks a jumper off a building.

MJ's letter to Peter in Ultimate spiderman.

PimpSlapStick!
09-15-2008, 09:49 PM
Nice to see everyone's picks, these should keep me busy for a while. But I'm really glad no one's made any stupid comments about dudes getting emotional or whatever.


Yeah that would be stupid heh...:scared:

Oy

Mike_Johnson
09-15-2008, 09:51 PM
The last issue of Y.

Yup.

ChuckMcButcalf
09-15-2008, 10:08 PM
Ugh... I'll be forever labeled a wuss for this but here goes.

All of these are Fables related.

Whenever one of the cute animal fables gets killed or something like that it affects me. The whole thing where Bigby and Snow's Zephyr child has to run away and when he comes back when Bigby and Snow finally get engaged is a tear jerker too.

Also, the end of "The Good Prince" got me misty, but in a happy sort of way.

Boris the Blade
09-15-2008, 10:39 PM
I'm not big on comics making me cry... but I'd say I was probably close in Identity Crisis, when Ralph breaks down at Sue's funeral.
That was pretty rough.

.
Yeah, the image of him losing the ability to hold his face together... I didn't cry, but it's the thing in comics that just makes me hold back my man tears.

Servo106
09-15-2008, 10:48 PM
Last issue of Hitman, PAD's Supergirl, Whatever USM issue with the class just sitting around in shock after Gwen's death really hit me hard for personal reasons and the end of sleeper got me a little, JLA Classefied #6 I think.

In conclusion I'm a total bitch.

XXXenophile
09-15-2008, 11:04 PM
I didn't cry after the last issue of Y- I think I was just too busy marveling at waht a well constructed and conceived ending it was.

But- I fully expect to be mocked for this-http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/soyblitz/Covers/IdentityCrisis5.jpg

Totally got me. I wasn't super-invested in the DCU at the time, but the way that sequence went down, with Batman and Robin both on the phone line, completely impotent and powerless to do anything, with the orphan legacy of the Bat-family, it just struck a chord.

It was just so desperate, deliberate, and tragic. Remove the "Crisis," tagline, and hype, (and subsequent disappointment in the killer reveal), and you get a really great story about what it means to be a hero.

Along this line, the last issue of No Man's Land, when Joker kills Sarah Gordon to save the room full of babies. And then how Batman catches Jim as he's collapsing.

Punch. In. The. Gut.

I just put that comic down, closed my eyes, and didn't finish it for 5 minutes just in shock.

NeverWanderer
09-15-2008, 11:04 PM
Whenever Brian K. Vaughan writes a character death, it's rough.

NeverWanderer
09-15-2008, 11:06 PM
Also, Calvin's sparrow. :cry:

Joe Henderson
09-15-2008, 11:13 PM
I know this doesn't quite count, but...

The last strip of Calvin and Hobbes, when it came out. What a loss.

gomi
09-15-2008, 11:20 PM
Whenever Brian K. Vaughan writes a character death, it's rough.
Oh yeah, I can't believe I forgot about Gert dying in Chase's arms.

All the more powerful for the fact they they had been developed into a really terrific couple. That was a pretty tragic moment. Runaways kind of lost me after that though, because it just couldn't ever be quite the same group again.

NeverWanderer
09-15-2008, 11:24 PM
Oh yeah, I can't believe I forgot about Gert dying in Chase's arms.

All the more powerful for the fact they they had been developed into a really terrific couple. That was a pretty tragic moment. Runaways kind of lost me after that though, because it just couldn't ever be quite the same group again.

That and...

355. Honestly, I think 355 got me more than Amp did. Just that... having to see the person you love suddenly die in front of you. And the way it happened... with just a little spot on her forehead.

Ugghhh.... rough stuff.

Damn good story, though.

Greygor
09-15-2008, 11:30 PM
God Loves, Man Kills (Chris Claremont) teared me up back in the day, also The Death of Captain Marvel (Jim Starlin)

Of recent times not much has done it in comics, but I cry like at Bitch with some films and books.

NeverWanderer
09-15-2008, 11:32 PM
Does The Death of the Incredible Hulk count?

Because I wept like a bitch with a skinned knee an' shit.

Angel
09-15-2008, 11:58 PM
That and...

355. Honestly, I think 355 got me more than Amp did. Just that... having to see the person you love suddenly die in front of you. And the way it happened... with just a little spot on her forehead.

Ugghhh.... rough stuff.

Damn good story, though.
have to agree on both of these and the crow.

when jean died in scott's arms on the moon.

nick maynard
09-16-2008, 12:26 AM
last issue of y. crying, in my school's library.

Ashwin Pande
09-16-2008, 12:35 AM
I'm with Adrian. Y didn't do anything for me.

Demo. Mixtape. That broke my heart.

I don't think I've ever cried from reading a comic.

juanmartinez09
09-16-2008, 01:57 AM
The Death Of Superman..Oh no.

TonyFleecs
09-16-2008, 02:21 AM
Most recently Scalped 19, The first part of Boudoir Stomp almost got me. Before that, whatever issue was the last part of dead mothers. Fuckin' Jason Aaron's got my number, apparently.

DC Camel
09-16-2008, 04:32 AM
Walking Dead 48

Gavin
09-16-2008, 04:39 AM
Pride of Baghdad

Death of Gert in Runaways

changingshades
09-16-2008, 04:55 AM
I just finished Strangers in Paradise last week, so instead of the 2 issues I always say, I now have 4
Astro City 1/2: as much as I love Secret Invasion or whatever big summer crossover that comes out, nothing will be as well done as this issue. Simply amazing.
Shade the Changing Man 54-The issue is titled floored if you've read the series and don't remember it. A huge thing happened in issue 50, and Shade was pretty well numb for the issues after that. This is the issue when he moves past his numbness. It's very very sweet
Strangers in Paradise vol 3 86. (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=161471)-I just read that last week and a very sweet character dies. I read the wiki page and they had a flash forward issue too that said it was going to happen, but it still hit me like a fucking truck in the chest when it happened.
SiP 90-I wonder if it'll still have the emotional impact that it did reading it within an hour of the death issue. But it was the last issue of the series. and just brought everything full circle. The very last page was very sweet.

And now that I think about it
Shade the changing Man issue 70 -wrapping it all up in a tiny bow is very underrated. Well that and it was a happy ending I hoped for but didn't dare dream .

changingshades
09-16-2008, 05:01 AM
A scene near the end of SiP. Everyone who has read it knows what I'm talking about.

did you see my thread about it recently?

http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=161471

changingshades
09-16-2008, 05:03 AM
I didn't cry after the last issue of Y- I think I was just too busy marveling at waht a well constructed and conceived ending it was.

But- I fully expect to be mocked for this-http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/soyblitz/Covers/IdentityCrisis5.jpg

Totally got me. I wasn't super-invested in the DCU at the time, but the way that sequence went down, with Batman and Robin both on the phone line, completely impotent and powerless to do anything, with the orphan legacy of the Bat-family, it just struck a chord.

It was just so desperate, deliberate, and tragic. Remove the "Crisis," tagline, and hype, (and subsequent disappointment in the killer reveal), and you get a really great story about what it means to be a hero.
nah it got me too

Ashwin Pande
09-16-2008, 05:04 AM
buncha nancy mary babies is what you are.

changingshades
09-16-2008, 05:06 AM
Ugh... I'll be forever labeled a wuss for this but here goes.

All of these are Fables related.

Whenever one of the cute animal fables gets killed or something like that it affects me. The whole thing where Bigby and Snow's Zephyr child has to run away and when he comes back when Bigby and Snow finally get engaged is a tear jerker too.

Also, the end of "The Good Prince" got me misty, but in a happy sort of way.

wussy ;)

Marc Lombardi
09-16-2008, 05:15 AM
100 Bullets -- the last issue of Hang Up On The Hang Low and Gabe's fate.

Y The Last Man -- final issue

Neither made me cry but I was DAMN sad reading them.

Ashwin Pande
09-16-2008, 05:20 AM
100 Bullets -- the last issue of Hang Up On The Hang Low and Gabe's fate.

Yeah. I didn't cry but what happens to Gabe and the way Risso draws it just tears you up inside.

That panel where Wylie's dying and he sees Rose appear in front of him and before he dies he's happy to see her... that's another moment like that. The way Risso draws that entire scene was just... just mindblowing and devastating.

Shade
09-16-2008, 05:22 AM
I haven't actually cried too often while reading comics, but the one instance that sticks with me is Starman #72.

When Ted Knight died, I lost it. Robinson imbued that character with such life and such likability, and the relationship with Jack was so wonderfully done. The death scene stirred up all my buried emotions about my own father's death. I found it very moving for very personal reasons.

Yeah, that and Starman #80. It was a happy ending but still...
Last issue of Preacher
Walking Dead 48
Shade The Changing Man 50 and 70. I actually found and bought the page that made me tear up from Shade 50.

Scotty
09-16-2008, 05:30 AM
The Last Issue of Peter David's Supergirl made me weep like a baby. Oh my god.

Supergirl has to leave her daughter behind to save the past only to discover that in the end she can't have her daughter because she was never suppose to be. Heart Wrenching.

Also The Death of Illyana Rasputin what a powerful moving issue.

gear
09-16-2008, 05:38 AM
How about when Ben G begged Reed to kill him when Dr Doom possessed his body during Waid's run. Weiringo did a great job showing the sadness in the Thing's eyes when he knew he couldn't stop Doom from killing Johnny. Wow.

adam_warlock_2099
09-16-2008, 05:54 AM
Same here. Also the last issue of Preacher.



What happened in that story?

It's sorta Romeo and Juliet. One of the Guthrie boys who is a singer is in love with a girl of an opposing family, whose father is a racist against black people and mutants. He and his family have harassed and persecuted the Guthries to the point that the X-Men come to intervene on their behalf. There is no good ending at all. The only plus side of the whole story is that those left alive is a greater number than those left dead. Austen did so well in telling just how deep racism runs in a person. And Larocca's art, as usual is nothing short of beautifully expressive.

danlomb
09-16-2008, 05:55 AM
talking to james o'barr at heroes con 2 years ago kind of made me want to cry.
Infinite respect for his artwork/ brain but wow...most depressing man ever.
"hot topic is whoring out my dead best friend"...
yeesh..

He seems like he is - or at least, was - in a lot of pain. Cynicism and sarcasm are the only things stopping a person like that from breaking down completely.

I well up every time I read it, it really kills me.

RegularJoe
09-16-2008, 07:11 AM
Also, Calvin's sparrow. :cry:

yeah. there are a few moments in C&H that get to me. i think that's the story that ends with them sitting under the tree. calvin says something about how hard it is to be in the world and stuff, and hobbes says "that's why they make animals so soft and huggy" and the final shot is of calvin leaning into hobbes, hugging him, saying "yeah".

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
09-16-2008, 07:18 AM
Batman/Planetary, when Batman talks to the boy about dealing with the death of his parents.

sleep
09-16-2008, 07:24 AM
Not crying, but I teared up reading ASS #6.

Akira
09-16-2008, 07:34 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/12/Strangers_in_Paradise_v3_no1_cover_b.jpg/250px-Strangers_in_Paradise_v3_no1_cover_b.jpg
Too many parts to even begin to list.

Akira
09-16-2008, 07:37 AM
when jean died in scott's arms on the moon.
Yeah. Yeah, that's always rough to re-read.

McAfee
09-16-2008, 07:42 AM
Y #60 did make me mist up and Pride of Baghdad almost did.

And I think I was too shocked at Walking Dead #48, but DAMN!

And Sam's Story in Superman/Batman #25

CougarTrace
09-16-2008, 07:49 AM
saddest story I've read in awhile was Silver Surfer Requiem

Jim.
09-16-2008, 07:52 AM
I was in the fetal position for about 2 hours after I decided to read Blankets all in one sitting. I didn't cry though.

Akira
09-16-2008, 07:53 AM
saddest story I've read in awhile was Silver Surfer Requiem

Yeah, that was a lot more somber than I was expecting it to be. The issue where
Mary Jane has the power cosmic, and later the Surfer shares a fraction of it with the entire world was especially touching.

Along the same lines, another MK mini series that was touching was Daredevil: Battleing Jack Murdock. We know how the story ends, but seeing it from Jack's perspective was unique.

adam_warlock_2099
09-16-2008, 08:17 AM
saddest story I've read in awhile was Silver Surfer Requiem

Yeah that was a real kicker. Especially even Galactus attending the services on Zenla.

WinstonWolf
09-16-2008, 08:23 AM
A lot of them actually. I get moved very easily. The issue when Aunt May died in Amazing Spider-Man #400 was very sad. WE3 was also pretty near cryable.

WinstonWolf
09-16-2008, 08:26 AM
When I was a lot younger, I also remember crying about Spider-Man Versus Wolverine (The classic one-shot issue.). There was this scene towards the end where Spider-Man accidentally kills Wolverine's friend, who wanted to commit suicide. Sorry to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it.

WinstonWolf
09-16-2008, 08:27 AM
I haven't actually cried too often while reading comics, but the one instance that sticks with me is Starman #72.

When Ted Knight died, I lost it. Robinson imbued that character with such life and such likability, and the relationship with Jack was so wonderfully done. The death scene stirred up all my buried emotions about my own father's death. I found it very moving for very personal reasons.


Wow, that was a very touching post. Seriously.

adam_warlock_2099
09-16-2008, 08:28 AM
A lot of them actually. I get moved very easily. The issue when Aunt May died in Amazing Spider-Man #400 was very sad. WE3 was also pretty near cryable.

I had forgotten about Spiderman #400. I remember reading that for the first time, and it was pretty hard to read. It was worth reading the whole clone saga for that issue.

WinstonWolf
09-16-2008, 08:31 AM
Also, Watchmen also had a lot (well, some) of parts that made me want to tear up. The origin of Dr. Manhattan, and especially the ending where Rorsarch gets killed.

WinstonWolf
09-16-2008, 08:34 AM
Ugh... I'll be forever labeled a wuss for this but here goes.

All of these are Fables related.

Whenever one of the cute animal fables gets killed or something like that it affects me. The whole thing where Bigby and Snow's Zephyr child has to run away and when he comes back when Bigby and Snow finally get engaged is a tear jerker too.

Also, the end of "The Good Prince" got me misty, but in a happy sort of way.

Why would you forever be labeled a wuss? No one here is going to judge you. Besides, WE cried at certain things in comics as well. You're in good company.

WinstonWolf
09-16-2008, 08:38 AM
Also, a few scenes here and there with Magneto. Magneto's letter (?) to Professor Xavier at the end of the Claremont/Lee X-Men issue #3. Magneto not being able to save his daughter Anya, the part where Xavier mindwipes Magneto in X-Men #25 (Magneto's words were "Charrles, I never thought- You would"), and his reaction to his almost killing Shadowcat in Uncanny #150 and his speech after that come to mind.

LilPoe
09-16-2008, 08:59 AM
Amazing Spider-Man #491 I believe it is, where Peter and MJ reconcile at the airport. When Peter tells MJ that he can only carry on because of her, that hits me.

Jen Grunwald
09-16-2008, 09:54 AM
Totally bawled after Pride of Baghdad (made a whole thread about it back then). Also cried in Sandman: The Kindly Ones (forget what volume that was). The Griffin bit and the Fiddler's Green bit in particular. :-(

There's more, I'm sure, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head...


:rogue:

SidekicksRevenge
09-16-2008, 10:22 AM
I'll toss in Identity Crisis #6 and Y: The Last Man #58 with 355 getting shot just as the love story that had been brewing for the entire series was about to pay off along with everyone else in the world.

I got a little misty in the issue of Amazing where May came over to talk to Peter about his being Spider-Man, or the "'Nuff Said" issue after that with Pete and MJ longing for each other from opposite sides of the country.

And then there's HoM #8 with Peter begging Dr. Strange to take the memory of his life with Gwen away from him...that shit was pretty gut-wrenching (and never...EVER addressed in a Spider-Man book - :mad: )

The Dean
09-16-2008, 11:03 AM
The last couple of Strangers in Paradise did it for me... As well as a handful of issues of Starman that I thought were really touching.

VonDoom
09-16-2008, 11:05 AM
Forgot Ultimate X-Men 41, where Wolverine has to deal with a mutant kid whose power is to vaporise organic matter. and Ultimate X-Men 44-45 In which Beast dies in a senseless tragedy- no matter what Kirkman says.

Matt O'Keefe
09-16-2008, 11:07 AM
did you see my thread about it recently?

http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=161471

Dude, I posted in it;)


Ugh... I'll be forever labeled a wuss for this but here goes.

All of these are Fables related.

Whenever one of the cute animal fables gets killed or something like that it affects me. The whole thing where Bigby and Snow's Zephyr child has to run away and when he comes back when Bigby and Snow finally get engaged is a tear jerker too.

Also, the end of "The Good Prince" got me misty, but in a happy sort of way.

I have that Bigby/Snow page. It's the pride of my collection. Such a great scene.

majorjoe23
09-16-2008, 11:08 AM
The Paul Dini/Alex Ross Shazam special made me a little misty. It's been about 8 years since I read it, so I don't remember why.

Matt O'Keefe
09-16-2008, 11:08 AM
And then there's HoM #8 with Peter begging Dr. Strange to take the memory of his life with Gwen away from him...that shit was pretty gut-wrenching (and never...EVER addressed in a Spider-Man book - :mad: )

That's my very favorite scene that Bendis wrote in a Marvel book. Tugged at just the right strings.

Shawn DePasquale
09-16-2008, 11:11 AM
I heard Darvedevil: NINJA made Bendis want to cry...

leafinsectman
09-16-2008, 04:45 PM
saddest story I've read in awhile was Silver Surfer Requiem

Oh yeah! I forgot about this. I didn't cry but this was amazingly beautiful. This is quite possibly my fave "The End" story ever (although its not like I've read all the "The End" or "Whatever happened to..." stories in existence).


Amazing Spider-Man #491 I believe it is, where Peter and MJ reconcile at the airport. When Peter tells MJ that he can only carry on because of her, that hits me.

Yeah me too. Again, I didn't cry but I had to give the missus a big hug after reading that.

Same thing happened after a recent Thor issue when they had that guy who works at a diner go out with the woman from Asgard. There was some kind of dialogue about regret. Something like, so what if you make mistakes, you can always correct those. But not doing something and regretting it when you're old is the real killer. It really touched me in a way that comics don't usually do. It made me appreciate what me and the wife have and it motivated me to quit my job to do something more rewarding.

Thanks JMS, I owe you one :D

daveydeadite
09-16-2008, 05:21 PM
http://comicodysseyonline.com/admin/comicodyssey/Spider-Man%20Blue.jpg

Doc Randy
09-16-2008, 05:35 PM
the last two arcs of STARMAN.
No other comic has ever hit me that hard.
Sad but beautiful.

SteveZegers
09-16-2008, 05:37 PM
The Martian Manhunter Requiem book also got me a little choked up.

TomBelandTSSTG
09-16-2008, 07:16 PM
saddest story I've read in awhile was Silver Surfer Requiem

Completely with you on that.

Dusty
09-16-2008, 08:22 PM
Three immediately came to mind.

Conan 100 is the most powerful and moving comic I've ever read. It's imapct is truely felt when Conan has a tear at the end.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/Marvelpics/100-17.jpg

Fantastic Four 285 was master comic creator John Byrne's heart breaking story about a nerdy and very nice kid who gets picked on at school. He worships the human torch, and sets himself on fire trying to be like him. He dies from the burns.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/Marvelpics/285-1.jpg

The Death of Captain Marvel really paces the dying pretty well, and when it finally hits at the end, it really hits.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/Marvelpics/19511-3144-21782-1-marvel-graphic-n.jpg

Adrian B AWESOME
09-16-2008, 08:33 PM
Fantastic Four 285 was master comic creator John Byrne's heart breaking story about a nerdy and very nice kid who gets picked on at school. He worships the human torch, and sets himself on fire trying to be like him. He dies from the burns.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/Marvelpics/285-1.jpg

Not to rain on the parade, but that's fucking hysterical.

The Cable Guy
09-16-2008, 08:42 PM
[QUOTE=Dusty;5196723]Three immediately came to mind.

Conan 100 is the most powerful and moving comic I've ever read. It's imapct is truely felt when Conan has a tear at the end.



Fantastic Four 285 was master comic creator John Byrne's heart breaking story about a nerdy and very nice kid who gets picked on at school. He worships the human torch, and sets himself on fire trying to be like him. He dies from the burns.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/Marvelpics/285-1.jpg

The Death of Captain Marvel really paces the dying pretty well, and when it finally hits at the end, it really hits.



You just read my mind, I was just searching my boxes for that issue of Fantastic Four. That issue did get to me.:sad:

UltimateQuintessa
09-16-2008, 09:04 PM
Spiderman Blue

And The end of the Imposter Spiderman arc in Ultimate Spiderman.

When Gwen just breaks down and falls into Aunt May's arms and yells "They killed my Daddy." It gets me everytime.

BriRedfern
09-16-2008, 09:05 PM
Only once. And I've read a lot of comics:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/We3.jpg

Though Pride of Baghdad got me close, I was in public the first time I read it...

dimeshop
09-16-2008, 09:37 PM
There have been a lot of comics that have got to me on an emotional level. A lot have been mentioned in this thread: We 3, Uncanny X-Men 303, any number of issues of Ultimate Spider-Man or the end of the Supergroup or Sellouts arcs of Powers.

On top of that, issues of Alias when Jessica was really hitting rock bottom or pretty much every issue of Optic Nerve made me feel bummed out or empty. On top of that, reading something like Epileptic has got to get to you.

I'm sure that there are a lot of other examples. However, the only comic that got me a little teared up was the last issue of Y: The Last Man.

Yes, it was the scene with Ampersand dying. I read the book shortly after I had to put my cat down, which was rough for my girlfriend and me. Around that time, I read something where Pia Guerra said that she had used her cat as a model for the monkey, it was a bit much.

NeverWanderer
09-16-2008, 10:37 PM
The funeral of Karen Page and the funeral of Steve Rogers.

Actually, it wasn't so much the funeral of Steve as it was that very last page, of his casket slowly floating down and away until it disappears into the darkness of the sea.

Felt very final.

NeverWanderer
09-16-2008, 10:45 PM
Oh dude... I can't believe I forgot the end of Midnight Nation!

leafinsectman
09-16-2008, 11:33 PM
The funeral of Karen Page

Yeah I agree although her death scene had a stronger impact for me.

I absolutely loved it in that final issue when DD goes on a long rant about how shitty and meaningless everything is and at that point you believe in everything he's saying. Then Spidey says something like "you saved that baby's life Matt."


his casket slowly floating down and away until it disappears into the darkness of the sea.

Felt very final.

Felt very fitting as well, like coming home.

Rafiennes
09-17-2008, 04:30 AM
Last issue of Y -- the scene out in the forest.
The Pride Of Bagdhad - man, that ending made me feel like someone had worked me over Casino Royale style
And both times were on the N train ride home.

Thanks Brian K Vaughn for making me look like some crazed crying wuss on the MTA.

Akira
09-17-2008, 04:45 AM
Yeah I agree although her death scene had a stronger impact for me.

I absolutely loved it in that final issue when DD goes on a long rant about how shitty and meaningless everything is and at that point you believe in everything he's saying. Then Spidey says something like "you saved that baby's life Matt."


Yeah, that wass what I've always liked about the Spidey/DD dynamic boiled down into one page.

PeteL
09-17-2008, 04:46 AM
Scott Morse's SOULWIND and Visitations.

Last issue of Y.

SidekicksRevenge
09-17-2008, 04:50 AM
Oh, and in Walking Dead #47 where Carl calmly states that he just expects that everyone will die a horrific death eventually was a pretty good gut punch...as was pretty much everything that character did and said in #50.

Gillis
09-17-2008, 05:59 AM
I'm a big old secret cry baby.

-Last issue of Y
-End of Pride of Baghdad
-End of Bendis' Avengers Finale
-Death of Bart Allen (I think I was having a bad day)
-Jean Grey's death in Morrison's New X-men
-Every scene with Kitty in Whedon's last Astonishing, especially when I processed that she was going to phase the bullet through the Earth and she wasn't getting out

TomBelandTSSTG
09-17-2008, 07:25 AM
Scott Morse's SOULWIND and Visitations.

Last issue of Y.

VISITATIONS is a very, very underrated book. I even bought it in Italian and I don't even read Italian.

charlie
09-17-2008, 07:38 AM
A lot of these you guys already mentioned, especially We3, Pride of Baghdad, Y:TLM, and Blankets. I would throw in Goodbye, Chunky Rice as well.

When I was about 10, New Mutants 45 hit me pretty hard. A kid discovers he is a mutant and commits suicide. Then the New Mutant kids deal with it. It came out about the same time as FF 285, and those stories have stuck with me since then, which is a really long time :)

Generic Poster
09-17-2008, 08:18 AM
Only once. And I've read a lot of comics:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/We3.jpg

Though Pride of Baghdad got me close, I was in public the first time I read it...

"Home is . . . run no more" chokes me up every time I think of it.