ElijahSnowFan wrote:Thanks for the responses, you guys -- I appreciate you taking the time to do so.
Follow-up question: For those who prefer as little death as possible -- and, for the record, I am firmly in that camp -- is there a story or two that did feature a death that you did like, as far as plot execution and/or fitting the "makes sense" standard?
Again, thanks for the responses.
John Byrne's execution of the Phantom Zone Three. Superman's guilt afterwards made for some great stuff.
Supergirl in Crisis - she was handled better in those few pages than she had been for most of her existence.
The Flash in Crisis - like Supergirl, he died saving the universe. Unlike Supergirl, he died alone - but still - a hero.
Jim's Shooter editor mandated death of Phoenix was handled superbly (her return (and the subsequent dozen other returns - not so much).
Miss America in The Golden Age - Her taking the place for Hourman on the podium and getting killed for it - again, like Supergirl, her finest moment ever was also her last.
Superman in The Death of Superman (the first one from 1961) - It was just an Imaginary Story, but once Superman died, he stayed dead.
Ferro Lad - he may only have been around for a short time, but his sacrifice displayed more courage and heroism than all the other heroes of the time.
Probably more I could list - and I don't know if it's my bias or not, but the amount of 'well done' deaths by DC severely outweigh the ones I can think of for Marvel.