Even with the mass-media saturation of superheroes these days, there's a general feeling among non-comic book readers that comics are filled with repetitive stories in which a hero is trapped by a villain, the villain spouts his or her evil plan, and the hero escapes at the last minute to save the day.
While this type of plot may be very common in James Bond movies, it's not prevalent in comics at all. I can't even remember the last time I read a story which featured any kind of superhero death trap.
So that's my question of the day:
What was the last comic book you read which featured a hero caught in a wonderfully elaborate death trap (or a death trap of any kind)?