In the late 80’s - early 90’s DC did some major housekeeping by killing off heroes and replacing them with new characters.
Robin/Jason Todd killed off by a 800 call on campaign and replaced by Tim Drake
Flash/Barry Allen sacrifices himself to save the DC Universe and replaced by Wally West
Green Arrow/Oliver Queen blows up and replaced by his son Connor
Batgirl/Barbara Gordon shot by the Joker and replace by Cassandra Cain
Green Lantern/Hal Jordan Moses his mind and kills the entire GL Corps and is replace by Kyle
These were bold moves that lasted for years and then slowly they each came back.
Am I the only one who prefer the replacements?