|The Torch stares "death" in the face|
Let's go back in time to 1992 when Superman died. I won't even bother posting a link to that. Eventually, after the Reign of the Supermen passed and with it, all the shock-value and improved sales, Superman had to come back to the land of the living. Read up on the "Kryptonian Rejuvenation Chamber" if you don't already know about it and please have a barf-bag with you. You may need it.
|Captain America's "assasination"|
If you kill Superman, you are effectively saying that everyone who will be born in the future will not read Superman comics. (Well, he exists in multiple universes but you get my point) What will you do to entertain fans of the book until the end of time? That's right, you will have to bring him back. The superheroes we read about have been in existence longer than many of us have. This means that they have too much history for any currently living writer to kill-off. Writers of independent books have the liberty to kill off any character they please because they lack something that the big two's flagship characters have. Indie books have no history. Lack of history has its advantages as I am sure Mr Mark Millar can testify to. He has the express right and privilege to kill anyone in his MillarWorld Universe and keep them dead while he's at it. This right will only be taken from him if his characters continue to live for another sixty or so years.
What I'm basically saying is, death in comic books may have been a cool/hip stunt back in the day but now, we are on to you. Increase your creativity and stop cheating for sales. If your book is getting poor reviews you are probably not doing a good job and it probably deserves to be cancelled. Let the book die or pass it on to a better writer.