Comic book characters have become an integral part of our culture, with more stories to read - and live-action adaptations to watch - than can be counted. And it looks like that impact has manifested in an amusing - and slightly macabre - way.
The #SuperheroObituaries hashtag recently began popping up on Twitter, asking users to create their best eulogies for comic book heroes. Sure, it might seem like a somewhat dark topic on the surface, but the prompt has proved to have some delightful, pun-filled results.
Of course, comics themselves have provided plenty of inspiration for that hashtag, with superheroes dying (and usually coming back to life) at a pretty frequent rate. But the hashtag has spread beyond DC and Marvel characters with pretty notable canon deaths, and included plenty of heroes fans know and love.
Which #SuperheroObituaries tweet is your favorite? Could some of these tweets help soften the blow of this year's Avengers: Infinity War? And just how many fish-related puns can be made? Read on to find out.
Batman died today. We have no idea what should be done in regards to the funeral, because no one knew his identity.— Collin Murr (@CollinMurr) February 11, 2018
In unrelated news, billionaire Bruce Wayne died today. #SuperheroObituaries
May we all remember The Flash as he was pre-Adobe Player. #SuperheroObituaries— AshTags (@AshGamesAcct) February 11, 2018
RIP. The Invisible Man. Nobody saw his death coming. #SuperheroObituaries— Paul Silburn (@PaulSilburn) February 11, 2018
Spiderman died earlier today. His battle with Rolledupnewspaperman did not go as expected.#superheroobituaries— Wee Red Bird (@WeeRedBird) February 11, 2018