DC Originally Intended to Kill Off Bunker in Heroes In Crisis #1 (UPDATED)

DC Comics have plenty of promised deaths in the upcoming Heroes In Crisis series by Tom King and Clay Mann. One prominent DC character and plenty of canon fodder. And no, that's not a typo.

DC Originally Intended to Kill Off Bunker in Heroes In Crisis #1 (UPDATED)

Bleeding Cool has already revealed the first confirmed death of the series. A relatively minor character, and you can read who that is right here.

But I understand it wasn't the original choice.

At a writers summit where this was decided, King originally told the assembled throng that the first death would be that of Bunker. A character created for the Teen Titans for the New 52 relaunch, but who hasn't been seen much of late.

UPDATE: I have been getting significant spin back on the original article above, rather that it was DC Comics who included Bunker on their List Of Death Possibilities and Tom King and Jamie Rich who removed him from the death list. After publication, I got a response from Tom King who clarified things, confirmed that Bunker was on the list but rejected by himself and editor Jamie Rich at the Writers Summit. However, further sources indicate there was a meeting with DC writers in which it is possible this narrative was confused – people believing the decision was made in the room, rather than it being acted out for the participants to demonstrate the decision…

The article follows as before with a couple of noted amends…

DC Originally Intended to Kill Off Bunker in Heroes In Crisis #1 (UPDATED)

However, as soon as it was stated out loud, DC editorial pushed back, with Bateditor Jamie Rich stating that DC Comics wasn't going to kill off their only teenage gay Mexican character. Even if they aren't actually publishing him in anything right now.

Not saying the replacement character isn't also problematic. But maybe not quite as problematic. Merely Civil War or Civil War II-style problematic…

Also, it took Scott Snyder two years before he was able to cut off Alfred's hand. So beware, Bunker, Tom King DC may still be gunning for you…


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