Marvel and DC develop obsession with severed arms
Then, more recently, in the relaunched Uncanny X-Men, in either issue 2 or 3, Emma Frost had her own left arm severed, even in her new diamond form:
I fail to see what the point is for this beyond more unremitting darkness for the X-world.
And then, in Justice League's 5th issue, even if it isn't cut off Green Lantern ends up with a crushed arm, courtesy of Darkseid:
So this is what they reintroduced the lead adversary of the New Gods for - just so that he can be depicted as sadistically violent towards the heroes.
And let's not forget Static Shock recently fell victim to this kind of violence too, in the first new issue:
On top of that, it's clear that they've lost themselves to an obsession with arm severing and bone breaking, and that's one of the leading reasons why their fortunes are dwindling.