"Comic Book death". Does it mean anything anymore? For most, even casual readers of comics, it doesn't. And why should it? We have seen dozens of characters meet their demise in convincing fashion and return sometimes not even a full year later.
Captain America, Superman, Nightcrawler, Cable, Colossus, Jean Grey, Batman, Spider-Man, Thor, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow....I can go on forever. They all have died and returned...some more than once!
Sure there are exceptions, Charles Xavier (so far), Gwen Stacy, and so on...but let's face it. Comic book death has come to mean that it is a temporary situation, and the hero will eventually make his or her triumphant return in some form or another.
So when Marvel officially announced the "Death of Wolverine"...well, how could we not be a bit skeptical? But the allure for hose interested, including myself, would turn out to be HOW they could pull it off! Logan is after all, known to be practically immortal. Then they took away his healing factor. Ah HA! Everything began to make sense.