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'Worrying about the life and death of superheroes is pretty meaningless'

"I think worrying about the life and death of superheroes is pretty meaningless. The search for 'importance' by the superhero comic audience is a problem, a disease. The only thing that's important is story. If it's a good story, it's important and meaningful. Saying 'I'll bet he'll be back within a week' is to proudly affirm that you know Kermit is just a puppet."

-- Wolverine writer Paul Cornell, addressing a Comic Book Resources reader's question about the often-temporary nature of superhero deaths

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