In comic books, there are certain things we've all come to expect. Comic book deaths are one. We all know how it works - a character dies, either tragically, heroically or horribly but then they usually always come back.
Death in comics can be a mixed bag. We can get some really great stories as a result of a character dying. The mourning process often elevates the characters or series to a new level. But when the character miraculously returns from the dead, it almost cheapens the heroic death. It's reached the point where most of us are no longer phased by a character's death because we know it's a matter of time until they make their return.
At Emerald City Comicon, this question was asked to several comic creators. Many of these creators have actually killed characters themselves. Watch the video to see how they feel on this subject.
What are the options? We could simply not have any deaths. That would make the characters seem untouchable. There would be no risk or suspense if we knew the hero would always win. The other option is to have the death permanent. Let the death mean something. But then we could lose many great characters. Death is now part of comic books. Let's just hope it's not used more than it already is.