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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: 2011-01-16 01:21 am (UTC)
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Things like prolonged solitary confinement and sensory deprivation can lead to severe emotional and mental breakdowns, I'd imagine being stuck as an immobile statue would be comparable. I don't know about 'most' people, but I feel like I can say I'd rather die than slowly lose my mind due to the intentionally torturous scenario someone has maliciously put me in. It strikes me as a potentially quick end compared to a prolonged, intentionally cruel one.


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