DC Relying on Extreme Hype?

Apparently death "sells" in comics, given that in DC, Lois Lane's dad has just killed Supergirl's mom and about a million Kryptonians. Kinda ironic, because when I submitted essays for YGO Uncensored (where I met JD and Kevin), I did one editorial criticizing how the dead would quickly be revived and not stay dead. But now that I'm a venerable comics fan seeing death done horribly in mainstream comics, maybe reviving the dead and letting them live peacefully is the way to go.
The two Robins dying proves this point. Everyone I've talked to hates A Death in the Family because not only did Jason Todd's mom let him die, but it's politically incorrect and the Joker is not funny, which is pretty bad. War Games has been labelled as the ultimate "how to torture girls with a power drill" comic for the ladies applying to be Robin V. Yet these two stories are canonically important for Bat-dad.
So here's my question: if these characters didn't even "die" with the dignity due to them, may we resurrect them with stories that give them meaning?
I will go against what I said years ago and say YES, a resurrection should occur if the writer has enough brains to explain how the character came back to life.
Case in point, Stephanie Brown, the second girl Robin; Carrie Kelley was the first, and the only Robin to not get "fired" by Bruce in any context (sorry boys).
Stephanie got the worst Robin treatment possible, except for Frank Miller's rendition of Dick Grayson. She only donned the cape to punish her boyfriend, the previous Robin, wore it for 3 months, wasn't as reckless as Jason Todd, who might have killed someone, and was fired for disobeying orders. Carrie Kelley disobeyed orders, but her gambles paid off; Stephanie's didn't. Granted, Dick Grayson the first Robin got "fired" for about a year after attempting to gamble with Two-Face, but Dick became Robin again. Unlike the other Robins, Stephanie never became Batman's foster child or ward; she didn't get the good father that her biological father was.

The writers didn't stop there; they had to write War Games and have Stephanie pull off her worst gamble: starting a gang war in Gotham that blew out of control. One of the gang leaders nabbed her and tortured her with a power drill. And she died because one of the most important female characters in the Batman universe let her: Leslie Thompkins, who helped Dick Grayson recover from Two-Face's beating over a decade ago.

DC had crossed the line, just as they have crossed the line with Lian Harper. The fans knew, the writers knew, but DC didn't have to resurrect her. People are still going to read Batman, and more female vigilantes would exist in this comic universe, and the CEOs have enough money.

Yet they brought her back.
On one level, it appears as the usual Stephanie and Tim dynamic (Steph's angry, Tim is a dork sidekick, and Batman's silent); on a deeper level, Scott Dixon makes us remember why we love Stephanie; she can be "I wanna punch something" while still charming the reader.

And remember how Leslie apparently killed Stephanie? Not so according to this:

In other words, Leslie is still the same woman who comforted Bruce after his parents died and helped Dick recover from Two-Face. And she was brave enough to convince Batman that she's a criminal while saving Stephanie's life and sanity, since Batman would have never forgiven Stephanie for War Games after she recovered.  

That is not to say that every resurrection works. The writers and editors matter the most here. It may seem implausible that Stephanie would just barge into the city where she almost died and accidentally let hundreds of people die, but Scott Dixon's writing helps us forget any minor quibbles. 

Like bringing people back from the dead.

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