All panels are from Secret Wars #12 (April 1985), written by Jim Shooter, art by Mike Zeck, John Beatty, and Christie Scheele
Can't quite read those small caption boxes? Never fear, Secret Wars fans, I shall...not unlike the Marvel superheroes...blow them up:
Whoa, Jim Shooter sure loved these characters a lot to kill them off so completely, didn't he? Well, surely it can't have been a total massacre, can it...?:
Oh, the superhumanity! But what about the Thing...you can't kill him off! Surely the Hulk musta survived! Spider-Man? They wouldn't kill off Spider-Man, would they? And even if Shooter did, he surely leave the Sensational New Character Find of 1985, Spider-Woman alive to tell the tale, wouldn't he...?
Well, at least they died with dignity and respect, right? I'm sure Shooter has some lyrical words of peaceful repose to salute our fallen heroes...
Sheesh, Jimbo. Got macabre? And you thought Marvel Zombies was grim!
PS: They got better.
PPS: "Twenty-one lie dead here"? Count again.