Comic books are awesome, but being a superhero can be a bit of a hazardous job. When you’re risking your life every day to defend the world from crazed monsters and psychopath terrorists, there will be casualties from time to time. Comic book writers seem to understand this, and occasionally we lose beloved heroes in their battles. Sometimes the deaths are stupid, sometimes they’re too temporary, and sometimes they bring emotional gravitas to a story. Either way, here are fourteen of the biggest deaths in comic books.