OK. First things first: Spoilers in the thread title; be forewarned, blah blah blah.
Second up: OK. This is a comic book. So the ability to elicit emotion, in this case sadness, is relative to the medium.
Because, again, it's a comic book.
But in that realm, for those who have invested themselves in Marvel for years and years...this was a sad issue. The first story was really sad.
It might outrage some people, and I totally get that. Totally understand it.
But I see what Marvel did there, and it makes sense to me. I get it. I'll talk about it more, if more people decide they want to in the thread.
But for now...it was a pretty sad story, really.
*Sniff, sniff* "Damn it, Diana...If I'd known they would trade us in for a JT Krul-written Captain Atom and "The Savage Hawkman," I'd have let Superboy-Prime destroy all reality.""Superman flies and is really strong...what the fuck else do you need to know?!"
-- Hitler, expressing his displeasure about DC rebooting and complaints about continuity