Re: David S. Goyer IS the Script Writer! - Part 2
Superman killed Zod in a story that was pretty reviled.
You know the scene in Batman: Year One, where Batman confronts all the mobsters of Gotham at dinner and tells them none of them are safe? Essentially, Batman's first crowning moment of badassery? It was later retconned that Bruce wet himself in that sequence.
Not everything necessarily needs to be adapted quite so literally. I personally prefer the death in For Tomorrow.