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Earlier this summer Captain America: Civil War hit cinemas, it took a killing at the box office and was widely praised as the best Marvel movie.
So, of course, it made sense for there to be a spin-off comic book series. The series is creatively titled Civil War II and the the third issue of the Marvel comic is out this week.
New York Daily News reports that issue #3 sees Hulk's human alter ego, Dr Bruce Banner, killed by an arrow to the head shot by Hawkeye, who is his Avengers companion.
Here's a supposed screenshot of the page in which Banner meets his fate. This is made all the worse because it's a death caused by friendly fire.
Hawkeye kills Bruce Banner in #CivilWarII 3. pic.twitter.com/ZMgl9MHGSa
- Comic Spoilers (@ComicSpoilers) July 13, 2016
"This is uncharted territory for us," said Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso of the news. "Only two things are for certain, it will take a long, long time for our heroes to come to terms with his loss, and the circumstance surrounding his death will leave a huge scar on the superhero community."
"Fans may be outraged, and there are probably Hawkeye writers who I'm very good friends with who will also be offended," said Brian Michael Bendis, Civil War II writer. "But the point is that everything that happens in this issue is in character when you discover the hows and whys and wheres... We'll let people argue about it."
Now, before you become outraged, it's unlikely Marvel will carry this death over into their movie universe. The franchise pretty much solely relies on its well-known actors.
However, if Mark Ruffalo ever decided he's tired of playing the big, green monster, you never know what might happen.
Words by Matthew Cooper
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