Who's the most famous superhero who has never died?

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https://www.cbr.com/major-superheroes-avoided-dying

Bryan Cronin recently addressed this question over at CBR, and it seems to correct answers are Nightwing, Daredevil, and Batgirl. He doesn't seemt to count DD's recent "death", though.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:11 (nine months ago) link

He also doesn't count Nightwang's recent death, but weirdly does count Deadpool's.

The Stephanie Brown Batgirl died also, so his last option is ruled out. (Yes I know he makes the Babs Gordon distinction but there are something like 20 years in age between the 2 versions currently in continuity - yes, I do mean Babs only versions - so all bets are off. See also Wally West, of which there are two different continuity versions at the moment and I'm willing to bet the dead one won't be dead by the end of Heroes In Crisis.)

Doesn't stand up to the academic scrutiny we applied above I'm afraid.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:35 (nine months ago) link

Wally West, of which there are two different continuity versions at the moment

christ i fuckin hate dc

kiss me dadly (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:39 (nine months ago) link

By different, I mean the two versions of Babs are arguably the same one excepting their age - both shot by the Joker, both cured, both had a relationship with the Wang when he was Robin - but one experienced all that while at high school and the other one as an adult.

The two versions of Wally though are the ginger 90s title one (who might be currently dead) and the black Johnsiverse one.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:59 (nine months ago) link

i refer you to my earlier comment

kiss me dadly (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12:01 (nine months ago) link

See, Marvel does this stuff too but they're often able to make it coherent and fun. DC just seems like they're completely unaware of the narrative conventions which might render their bad ideas at least readable.

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12:24 (nine months ago) link

pro-tip for dc: rebooting your entire line every few years makes it really fuckin hard to care about what's happening month-to-month, especially when the detritus of those reboots leaves you with multiple versions of the same character which i'd venture to suggest shows your reboots aren't actually doing anything good or useful anyway

kiss me dadly (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12:29 (nine months ago) link

It's pretty sad that my Marvel/DC pull list went from maybe 75/25 pre-Flashpoint to a fairly consistent 98/2 ever since (and almost none of that 2% has been in-continuity material).

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12:51 (nine months ago) link


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