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The most disturbing/shocking in scene you've seen in a comic


#1

Someone said that comcis aren’t just for kids. Superhero stuff too. And every once a while in your reading career did you get shaken at the image(s) several inches of your head? Ofcourse, the startling meter hasn’t yet invented, but you get the picture. Anyway… I pick these scenes I cannot shake off my mind.

SPOILERS AHEAD!!

1)Azzarello’s JokerSkinning alive
2)Alan Moore’s TLOEG 2 - Rape by Invisible man by Mr. Hyde
3)Batman Venom - decapitation with bare hands
4)Moore’s Neonomicon - rape by sea creature
5)Morrison/McKean’s Arkham Asylum - massacre of Amadeus Arkham family


#2

The Crossed.


#3

The Borgias

Borgia confronts Della Rovere and gives him a basket filled with the cut-off penises of 150 lovers!

There’s a whole host of truly messed-up stuff in the book, like a horizontal impalement / iron maiden device too.

Most disturbing aspect of it is Jodorowsky’s story makes it seem entirely plausible.


#4

I’m a Crossed fan…and that stuff usually rates as just gross because it tries too hard.

Now as for what would rank as most disturbing in my arena?
Groo the Wanderer - when the library that Groo has learned to love has been burnt down by the villagers.

So shocking.
Honestly, I felt ill.


#5

From Hell. Chapter 4.

From Hell. Chapter 10.

I had trouble sleeping after both, for different reasons.


#6

When you mention Jodorowsky, I entirely believe you, though I haven’t read the story


#7

The book is brilliant, not least due to Manara’s watercolour art, but it’s also the most brutally fucked-up story I’ve ever read.


#8

A friend told me to read it and then to imagine a peaceful night. I wanted to punch him in the face afterwards.


#9

For mainstream, I’m thinking Diana snapping Maxwell Lord’s neck was unexpected and brutal.

Y’know, or any issue of Authority.


#10

I have to agree with Crossed, only read the first TPB and didn’t want to read anymore.
I do agree that the visuals are purposefully extreme and is trying too hard to shock.

As much as a love The Boys, the reveal of the content of the photographs of Homelander having one of his “episodes” was pretty shocking.


#11

There’s plenty, but this comes top of my head.

Preacher, Odin Quincannon’s Meat Woman.


#13

Oh, I forgot to include Colonel Stars and Stripes death from Kick Ass 2 (see below)

While generally I observe violence in Kick Ass series as darkly humorous, for some reason, I make the exception in this case.


#14

Just a heads up, I edited your post a little - hopefully it’s clear which comment isn’t the kind of comment we welcome here. This has the potential to be an interesting thread, I just don’t think it should be marred by a poor choice of comment in the first post.

If you’ve any questions feel free to PM me. Thanks.


#15

Also, I was just wondering if you could please rearrange the way you name the scenes or use spoiler tags?
I know that you wrote spoilers but then I can’t be sure what for until it’s too late.


#16

Well, I could, but could you explain a bit more for me? I thought if anybody read those stories, he/she’ll know it. I tried not to be too much specific.


#17

Well, in superhero terms, this one is quite infamous:


#18

From which one is that?


#19

Sure. I’m sorry if I wasn’t being clear.

Okay, so you put:

But I think it would be more helpful if you did it like:

  1. Joker by Brian Azzarello - Whoever got skinned alive in this comic. I don’t know because I haven’t read it.

See what I mean? Click the blurred text and it will become clear.
To make part of your text blurred, just write [spoiler] [/spoiler ] but without the space I left.

I just think that this way you can go into as much detail as you want without spoiling whoever is reading.


#20

Siege.


#21

Just did it.

Btw, in Joker, when you read it, you’ll know it. 'Cuz it’s very unexpected.