Update: The new purpose of this thread, at least for me, is the Atrocity Exhibition, sort of a museum of dark stuff in superhero comics. Part one is on page four. Part two is on page five. Check it out. So, uh, yeah, as of Spider-Man 631, Spider-Man's decades long struggle to help one of his friends hold onto his humanity is over. He lost. So much for a return to more lighthearted comics after the crossover madness. DC pulled a bait and switch, too, their "Brightest Day" Crossover turns out to be "ironically" named, which I'm sure makes Dan Didio giggle. There's a scene in issue two where. So think of this thread as museum. A catalog of gory unpleasantness and cheap shock that gets the older geeks' blood boiling. I'm going to post some more examples lately but feel free to add your own, recent ones and new ones that come up, and let us know what you think of them.