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10 Comics Characters Who Randomly Disappear With No Explanation

Sometimes a character disappears as quickly as they arrived, and nobody knows where they went...

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Comic books have been a major source of entertainment across the globe for the better part of a century, and throughout all that time, there have been hundreds of thousands of characters fans have enjoyed reading. Of course, not every character has the longevity of someone like Spider-Man or Batman — actually, few do.

As a result, there have been characters who have shown up in a popular book only to disappear several issues later without any kind of explanation. It happens all the time when a book is canceled, but that's something different altogether.

The characters found on this list were going strong for a while, but eventually, they fizzled out for any of a dozen different reasons. Maybe the rights reverted back to the original owner, or it's something far simpler, such as the fans decided they hated the character, so the creators ditched them for someone else.

Whatever the reason, characters disappear all the time, and often, there's no explanation for where they went, or why they stopped appearing. These ten characters were popular for a time, but eventually, they went the way of the Dodo, disappearing from their comic book universes forever.

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