Comic Book Deaths. It used to mean something. There was a time we rarely saw anyone actually die. Superheroes were untouchable. They could lose fights but they always came back to defeat the villain in the next issue. Over the years, we've started seeing more and more deaths occur in comics. It's at the point where we'll see major characters die in order to boost comic sales or to spice up a story.
Regardless of how the character dies or even who they are, chances are they will come back. This week we saw a major X-Men character get killed and it's actually not the first time either. We all know somehow this character will make their way back to the land of the living. Readers might feel the emotional impact of a beloved character biting the big one but we're all pretty sure we'll see them come back.
This week's question is, how long should a dead comic book character remain dead before they return to comics? Captain America and Batman were technically dead for a couple years. Jean Grey's been dead since 2004. Does death make superhero battles more credible knowing it's possible? Is there a good amount of time that's acceptable for the character to remain dead? Should we not have deaths since they pretty much never stick?
Let us know how you feel about comic book deaths. Which ones were executed well?