You can’t keep a good superhero down, that’s for sure. Bump one off and he just comes back in a new costume that will presumably sell more books.
If you read a lot of comics in the 90′s like I did, you probably remember the pouch craze that went on with a lot of characters at the time. Swords and guns were pretty popular too; everything was getting darker and grittier. However, no one could ever seem to figure out what was dark and gritty about a pouch, or what the hero or anti-hero was keeping in it. Gum? Spare change? Yo Yo’s?
I suppose most mainstream comics these days are still pretty grim, but at least the pouches are gone as far as I can tell.