The last page of Batman no.3 makes me mad. How could a writer today could really think putting Batman in a exploding bulding will be a shock to readers ? Sure Batman will live !
Such a cliffhanger is ridiculus today when a character like Batman can't die ! Well, he can, but the series would end at no. 4. Or, if Batman die at issue no. 3 and is replaced by someone else in no. 4, what would be the point ?
Hope those kinds of cliffhanger don't come too often. It's taking readers for idiots.