Well Salvor, that is an interesting point. I see it as this. When being a superhero, aren't you always putting your life on the line? A superhero could die at anytime. But because they're superheroes, they make spectacular feats to avoid death at all costs, using all of their resources. Knowing this, it would take a lot to kill a superhero.
Originally posted by Salvor
Yes but what I'm sad about is... death is now a means of "bribing" readers into buying more books. It's become a common advertising tool and in that respect, I find it worrisome. Months before the end of the NML era, everyone seemed to care a lot about who would probably eventually die, and thus at the expense of the tremendous storyline.
I know death is fruitful in comics, it offers new prospects and all, but storylines can be "spectacular" without it. Or only once in a while, not every year.
Ah well, just my POV.
Also, have there been many deaths in the DCU lately? I read mainly Batman related titles, so I don't know much about the rest of them. (Green Arrow actually came back from death, or that's what we're trying to figure out)
I don't think death is DC's way of bribing readers. There was that whole title "In this issue, Batman DIES" buzz, but how often does that happen? Maybe that was a bribe? But hey, they were awesome stories, they didn't come short by just putting that title to attract readers and there was actually substance there. When it comes to killing off a character, I think it's a way of refreshing their storylines, and making way for new development.
"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea..... and ideas are bulletproof." -V