I don't want death in comic books. There's plenty of it in real life.
I go to comics to escape. When I was a kid I got comic books to escape my abusive parents.
So did most of my siblings. Some of my sisters are DID/MPD (google it) because of what family members did to them.
I was simply angry and hateful until I escaped.
I lived in comic books and tv.
I've treasured Captain America because he has been the person everyone ought to be if they had those powers. Or even without them.
Superman is much like that, though the writers need to realize that a person with that build who is merely human is not going to be subdued by any 4 or 5 people. Losing super powers does not make Clark Kent into Jimmy Olsen.
If I had been reading comic books when Superman was killed by Doomsday, I would have been very upset. As it was, I just thought it was a great marketing ploy. And it would be an even bigger sales boost when they brought him back to life.
I don't care to see the nasty things in comic books that I see in life. I'd be just as glad to see the Joker killed. I don't want my heroes killed.
I'm fairly pissed about Marvel "killing" Cap. Bring him back and have done.
Jean Gray is the joke. I never know whether she's alive or dead at any given time.
> > I'm asking here because I asked elsewhere and got responses that amused the authors but did not, except in one case, answer the question.
> > You guys either answer the question or say nothing.
> > Is Superboy back from the dead yet?
> > I have read only the first 2 volumes of 52 with a slightly batty Wonder Girl convinced that Nova is Conner Kent or whatever.
> > I'm eager to see him back. I hope to see him still in the t-shirt and jeans.
> First of all, I find it sad that the word "yet" was used in your sentence. Not that you were wrong to do so, but that death has become such a joke in the Marvel and DC universes that it is not a matter of "if" a character will come back more as "when".
> As for "when" Superboy will return; no, he isn't back yet. In Teen Titans, Robin was attempting to clone Connor and failed, and he and Wonder Girl seemed to come to terms with his demise.
> Personally, I think he should stay dead. All characters should stay dead. Make death mean something again and whenever a writer is thinking of killing someone off, make it a huge deal rather than the revolving door it has become.
I agree with a lot of what you have to say, although I do think death does have a place in comics where heroes are concerned. I just don't think that it should be done lightly as it has been for the past twenty years, since Jean Grey's (first) return. :/