The announcement of Archie Andrews' death, the beloved main character from the Archie comics franchise, came as a shock to comic book readers everywhere.
For the most part, the Archie franchise was one of the few comic book series left unscathed from emotional deaths.
While the death of an Archie comics character came as a shock, it got us thinking about other incredibly shocking deaths in the medium's history.
From Superman in issue #75 of the series' run to Peter Parker in issue #700 of The Amazing Spider-Man, DC and Marvel have been killing off heroes for decades.
Here are ten of the most shocking comic book deaths since the industry began.