In the pages of Marvel and DC Comics, it has become something of a running joke that dead superheroes rarely stay down for long. Captain America, Batman, Superman and Spider-Man have all spent time in an apparently lifeless condition, only to be miraculously restored to merrily continue their adventures. The Dark Knight was revealed to have been transported to the stone age after apparently dying at the hands of Darkseid in 2009’s Final Crisis series, and had to travel back through the centuries to take up the cape and cowl once again.
Meanwhile, Peter Parker spent the best part of two years locked in a corner of Otto Octavius’s mind after the supervillain transferred his consciousness into Spider-Man’s body in the 2012 Dying Wish episode. Think that’s outlandish?