Superhero comics are a funny thing. They've been around forever—in Batman's case, eighty years—and as next Wednesday is about to remind us, they're approaching the point where issue #1000s are actually being released.
There’s no sugar coating it. By all accounts and on all levels, Superman is doomed. It’s surprising. It’s frightening. It’s tragic. But it’s also compelling. No one wants to see Superman brought down permanently. But as far as human drama goes, you can’t ask for a more powerful one. Here’s why.