9. It Could Be The Dawn of a New Comic Age
Marvel has shown expertly how the death of one man can change the course of its universe. The problem is that they essentially made the whole thing an alternate universe. However, the Age of Apocalypse storyline showed that one death at one juncture in history can reverberate with worldwide effects. Professor X’s death as a young man created a Butterfly Effect (Not a horrible time travel movie). Heroes could become villains. Villains could become heroes. People intended to be heroes and villains could live normal lives. When Superman died, a platoon stepped in to take his place.