Blackest Night and Brightest Day have returned Ronnie Raymond to the land of the living. As we begin to wrap-up Brightest Day, I thought it was a good time to look at how Ronnie Raymond died. He was killed in Identity Crisis #5 (December 2004) which was written by Brad Meltzer, penciled by Rags Morales, and inked by Mike Bair.
It wasn’t a glorious or heroic death. Ronnie was killed by the Shadow Thief using The Shining Knight’s sword. It was a minor scuffle, the kind superheroes partake in all the time. Brad Meltzer’s intention with this scene was to show that sometimes heroes die a quiet, accidental death on the job. Below are the pages showing Ronnie’s death as narrated by Oliver Queen, Green Arrow.
Poor Ronnie. A really unfortunate way to go. Thankfully he’s been given another shot!
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