Wow, how did it only just occur to me that John Cho was the 'MILF' guy in American Pie?
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
People die in comics all the time. Those stories are angsty, but they're resolutely child-oriented. They're not dark, and Peter's not a dark character who pulls his hoodie down and scribbles on his notepad in class.