I don't see the Dick Grayson Batman lasting. Dan Didio even made the statement that the Bruce Wayne Batman wasn't gone forever
Capt. America is coming back. Hal Jordan went evil, died and came back. Flash had a glorious death and then came back. Superman anyone? The New Gods have died and popped back. Even Darkseid if you count the 30th century version. Jean Grey has died lots of times. Vindicator at least twice that I can think of. I'm sure the list goes on and on.
My pet peeve is the way companies let so called great writers burn characters and continuity for short term sales and marketing ploys that ultimately turn readers off and end up biting them in the asses in the long term. The Spider-Man clone Wars come to mind and the Death of Superman. The sorry treatment of Capt. America and the way Bucky has been treated over the years comes to mind.
I think Mark Verheiden
wrote the best series about the expendable hero when he did the series The American
in 1987 for Dark Horse; if you have never read it you should it is fantastic.
The constant restarting and revamping of characters until you don't know which way is up anymore and you don't really care anymore. I am so tired of the gender changes of some of my favorite characters it's getting silly.
Sorry about the soapbox rant. I know my time is up.