Death Panels: Does Mortality Matter in Superhero Comics?
Last week's Uncanny Avengers, by Rick Remender and Steve McNiven, killed off a whole bunch of characters. The last issue of Avengers Arena, by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker, came out the same day with that book's final death tally. It was a good day for funeral directors in the Marvel universe. The deaths in these two titles ran the gamut from newly minted minor characters seemingly created just