Comic books being comics books, death is a scarily frequent occurrence.
Granted, these deaths may not always be the most permanent of arrangements, yet that doesn't take away from how impactful some of these demises can be both for readers and for the characters who inhabit these worlds.
One hero who has been particularly hit hard by death over the decades is Peter Parker. For poor Spider-Man, his life has been thrown upside down after suffering the losses of his Uncle Ben, his 'one true' Gwen Stacy, and even briefly Aunt May in the One More Day story that would see Peter wipe his marriage with Mary Jane out of existence.
While death has tragically surrounded the wall-crawler at times, the Grim Reaper has even come a-calling for Parker himself on several occasions throughout the character's decades-long history.
By the very nature of the comic-book beast, those deaths have not always exactly stuck, with alt-worlds, time-travel, all-powerful magic and general shenanigans being just some of the reasons why dead didn't really mean dead for Web-head.
Here, then, are ten such examples of times when Spider-Man was killed off - with a fair few of these making for absolutely brutal reading.
In the grand scheme of Marvel Comics, Texarria is an extremely minor character. However, she is one of the select few who is able to say that she killed Spider-Man.
This all-powerful rogue made her bow back during The Infinity Gauntlet, and she'd only actually appear in three issues before she herself was killed off. But during those three issues, Texarria instantly made herself a major player by a) decapitating Iron Man, and b) beating Spider-Man to death with a rock.
The shot of Spidey being killed isn't actually shown in Jim Starling and George Perez's iconic tale; instead, we readers see Texarria mounting the Wall-crawler in one panel, then Thanos smiling as we see Texarria holding a bloody rock over Peter's dead body.
When it happened, this very much was the very real death of the very real Peter Parker. Only comics being comics, this arc saw Adam Warlock and Nebula put the brakes on Thanos' scheme and reverse the universe back to its former self - as in, the deaths of Iron Man, Spider-Man and numerous others never technically happened.