We explore the lives of 20 superheroes from Marvel and DC with dead parents and how their personal tragedies have defined their heroic journeys.
Bruce Wayne, the famous Batman, is perhaps the most notable and earliest orphan in the realm of comics.
The profound impact of their untimely demise has left an indelible mark on Tony’s life, fueling a deep sense of loss and abandonment.
In the world of comics, Superman, has the unique situation of having living adoptive parents on Earth while his biological parents from Krypton are deceased.
Their mysterious disappearance during a scientific mission when Peter was just a young boy left him grappling with feelings of abandonment and longing.
He is portrayed as a hardened and unsociable individual who will go to any lengths to achieve his objectives.
Blackagar Boltagon, the leader of the Inhumans in Marvel comics, stands out as a remarkable and captivating character.
Originally leading an ordinary existence in Coast City, Hal aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a test pilot.
Driven to madness, Brian was confined to a mental institution for fifteen years until Bruce decided to reconcile with him.
J’onn J’onzz, or the Martian Manhunter, stands as one of the most formidable characters in DC comics.
Storm, one of Marvel’s most powerful mutants and a beloved character, possesses a sorrowful backstory
Timothy Drake, or Robin a tragic character in the DC universe, first encountered Batman and Dick Grayson during their crime-fighting activities.
One of the most beloved and formidable character Wolverine, quickly gained popularity due to his badass nature.
Born to Tom Curry, a human, and Atlanna, the Queen of Atlantis, Arthur Curry’s origins trace back to the fateful meeting of his parents during a violent storm.
Wade Wilson, famously known as Deadpool in Marvel comics, may provide comic relief, but he carries a deep tragedy within him.
Barry Allen, the Fastest Man alive and a prominent DC superhero, has captivated audiences, particularly through the popular TV show, The Flash.
Blade, a popular character in Marvel comics, has a fascinating backstory that underwent retconning.
Dick Grayson, the original Robin and a beloved DC superhero, made his debut in the 1940s.
Frank Castle, also known as the Punisher, has endured a life filled with hardship and tragedy.
Christopher “Chris” Smith, aka Peacemaker, is a complex and deeply traumatized vigilante who seeks peace through violent means.
The second son of Darkseid, Orion the ruler of Apokalips, experienced a tumultuous life.