I'm a big comic book fan too (shocking I know) and I think the thing that drove home how ridiculous death is is last decade, when they killed Wolverine (stupid story to tell to begin with) and left him dead for a whopping 4 years or something. But the thing is, Wolverine wasn't actually dead really... because they nearly instantly replaced him in the story and on the X-Men with the "Old Man Logan" possible alternate future Wolverine who is pretty much Clint Eastwood "Get off my lawn" guy as Wolverine. So they killed the Wolverine we know, to replace him with a wolverine who is exactly the same, just more old-man dickish. Like what was the fucking point? There was even a website counting how many days til they brought him back. Death in fiction, particularly genre fiction like fantasy and sci-fi, is really just cheap and the expression of a lazy writer. In his interviews today I'm gratified that Matalas pretty much denounced why he could never kill the TNG characters.