@lvenger: That is how much the new 52 has harm the character. He is better dead.
They took every feature and distributed among other characters, Higgins did what he could but he completely failed to build something permanent because every time he tried, the publisher's plans knock it down. The same publisher that now turn him into the ultimate victim. That was their plan, that's what Johns he wrote.
Is not "a negative and borderline fanboy whinging stance" is realism.
At this point it would be a win if he goes down as a human instead of turn into the zombie Snyder intended him to be.