15 Superheroes Who Died (And Came Back A Few Issues Later)

It used to be all a comic needed for suspense was a deathtrap. Lex Luthor buries Superman under a mountain of kryptonite, for instance — how can the Man of Steel get out alive?

But like adrenaline junkies, comics writers constantly raise the stakes. As they got jaded about deathtraps (everyone knows the hero’s getting out, right?), the next step up was death itself. If the trap actually kills the hero, now you’ve got some tension going! Nowadays, however, even death only merits an eye-roll; did anyone really think Bruce Wayne bought the farm at the end of 2014’s Endgame? But comics keep playing ...

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15 Superheroes Who Died (And Came Back A Few Issues Later)

It used to be all a comic needed for suspense was a deathtrap. Lex Luthor buries Superman under a mountain of kryptonite, for instance — how can the Man of Steel get out alive?

But like adrenaline junkies, comics writers constantly raise the stakes. As they got jaded about deathtraps (everyone knows the hero’s getting out, right?), the next step up was death itself. If the trap actually kills the hero, now you’ve got some tension going! Nowadays, however, even death only merits an eye-roll; did anyone really think Bruce Wayne bought the farm at the end of 2014’s Endgame? But comics keep playing ...

Click to continue reading 15 Superheroes Who Died (And Came Back A Few Issues Later)

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