#2: Superman (Superman #75)
Dying in tights is usually a fate reserved for unlucky trapeze artists and ballerinas with heart conditions, but when Superman bit the bullet in 1992 it sent shockwaves through the comic community and even made national headlines. Superman died during an epic battle with the monstrous Doomsday. The image of Lois Lane cradling his lifeless body in her arms still causes the geek community to pause in silence. However, death in comics is always temporary and soon enough the real Superman was back.