Jim Shooter

That time Marvel almost killed all of its major comics characters
Jan 14, 2013

These days, we're used to big, "game-changing" comic book events that involve dead characters, resurrected characters, cloned characters, secretly alien characters and everything in between. But long before this stuff was popular, one Marvel editor hatched a (failed) plan to kill off all of Marvel's staple characters and put new people in the old costumes. It didn't go over very well.