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Garth Ennis doesn't like superheroes. Among others, his reason being that he can't stomach the rigid 'Thou shall not kill' rule that most superheroes live by (often reinforced by editorial mandates) when in real life there are practical situations that necessitate, if not justify the need for deadly force, whether by cops, soldiers or even civilians.

So this was basically the key issue in his JLA/Hitman 2-issue series, where he made Kyle Rayner the 'straight man' of the story, voicing the layman's opinion regarding certain superhero policies.

Don't tell me you've never considered those points yourself. Interesting how superheroes generally just answer to the tune of "That's how it is. Accept it." when faced with such questions.

On a lighter vein, since I have several pages to go, a few humorous scans from the series.

-Tommy's would-be assassins arguing over who gives the orders.

-Tommy's pal Natt introducing his new girlfriend.

-Learning what became of all the forgotten spin-off characters from DC's old Bloodlines crossover.

-And the US President's dialogue during the whole fiasco.


Date: 2011-01-17 10:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bluefall
No, I'm fine with rules having exceptions under extreme circumstances. My problem is specifically with who decides what constitutes "ordinary circumstances" and when they're no longer in force. Right now the only answer I've been given by fans or the writers is "Batman. Full stop. Always. No matter who's actually involved and how much or little he knows about the situation."

I'm not okay with that.

Date: 2011-01-17 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arysteia
Okay, now that sounds more reasonable to me, if you'll pardon me for saying so. I'm the first to admit to not having read everything relevant. I was always a Superman follower rather than Batman, and I'm working my way through the Bat titles now.


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