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It was an early 2000s comic book, most surely from the USA. I think it was the first number in a series. Four high school boys and girls find the body of a female superhero in the woods.

Most of the story was about the lives of teenagers. One boy was a conflictive student with a dysfunctional family, one of the girls was obese.

I've been searching the internet for "kids find dead superhero woman in the woods" without finding anything relevant and I don't recommend you to do the same. Bing gives many results with pictures of "dead women" and "dead kids". I'm afraid it's an usual search.

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This is likely Plutona, a 5 issue miniseries by Image.

Trade paperback of *Plutona*

A brand new heartfelt super-hero series by JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, Hawkeye) and amazing newcomer EMI LENOX! PLUTONA follows the story of five suburban kids who make a shocking discovery while exploring the woods one day after school...the body of Plutona, the world's greatest superhero. A dark and heartbreaking journey about friendship and coming of age all through the lens of the superhero genre.

Found via "comic book" "dead superheroine" woods on Google.

The TVTropes entry has further notes of dysfunctionality in the families, although there are also some big spoilers.

Abusive Parents: Ray's dad is a neglectful alcoholic who can't hold down a job.
.....
Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Ray acts like a jerk because he's insecure about his home situation. Given the opportunity to hang out with people he trusts, he's ok.

  • The OP remembers four kids, but there are five on the cover, so that is a discrepancy. However, they do remember an obese girl, which matches the girl in the green hoodie (relative to the other kids). – Thunderforge Mar 19 at 15:25
  • Side note: Several pages that came up for me with that search didn't load, but I was able to use the cached page. Some other ones were referring to the death of "Retro-Girl" in Powers. Potential confounders and all that. – FuzzyBoots Mar 19 at 19:49
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    @Thunderforge Hardly a discrepancy worth mentioning. How could OP possibly accurately remember whether it was 4 or 5 kids? – only_pro Mar 19 at 20:12
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    @Ginasius: And no hurries, of course, but don't forget to accept the answer. :) – FuzzyBoots Mar 20 at 13:58
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    @FuzzyBoots Will not forget, don't worry. I use to take a couple of days to accept because IMHO too early accepted answers use to be less noticed. ;) – Ginasius Mar 20 at 14:13

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