To Die Will Be an Awfully Big Adventure

Joey Esposito

Spoilers for Game of Thrones. And early ’90s Superman comics, I guess.

Death in stories is important. Or at least, it should be.

Coming from comics, we’re used to death being a revolving door. Heroes and villains die frequently and eventually return. It’s part of the tapestry that makes superhero comics what they are. The impact of these deaths, when done well, is a source of great drama and character exploration. Their purpose is to reinvigorate the ongoing stories with a new status quo and open up new paths of storytelling. Likewise when the same characters return.

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The most well-known example — and the best, I would argue — would be the death of Superman. By 1992 Superman had become sort of passe, an optimistic character in a pessimistic world. In an era of things like Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, Superman had become almost anachronistic. The public’s wants…

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I do my spare time blogging about fashion. It is just like morphine for my mind. It sobers me. Makes me so joyful and enthusiastic. I just don't understand why other people can't and won't appreciate fashion? Why are they so judgmental and would say "it's crazy!" even when you're not? Being unappreciative in fashion is a person who is very ignorant and daft. Fashion is art and art being worn and expressed. It is not weird and funny. Well, fashion is my life and I live by its rules.

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