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BLACKEST NIGHT: WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Nicola Scott
Cover by Greg Horn
Variant cover by Ryan Sook

Fan-favorite writer Greg Rucka returns to chronicle the adventures of the Amazing Amazon in the DC Universe's darkest hour! Black Lantern Maxwell Lord has risen and he seeks revenge and retribution for his murder at the hands of Diana. Look for unexpected changes to await Wonder Woman in the course of this series as she plays a major role in the War of Light against the Blackest Night.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Greg Horn), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ryan Sook). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale December 2 - 1 of 3 - 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Date: 2009-09-20 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sailorlibra.insanejournal.com
Why is it bad that she killed him instead of merely disabling him? Yes, there were other viable solutions and I'm sure Batman or a similar hero would have taken advantage of the solutions. And things might have gone wrong, people might have died, etc., but Batman would have taken the choice he felt to be morally correct.
Diana, however, felt and feels differently about killing people and as such, took the safest route. I'm sure she could have chosen a solution that didn't involve Max's death, but she decided that killing Maxwell Lord was the only way to stop him forever.
I don't see how her making that choice is out of character. She killed people before that story and has continued to do so afterwards. If you're pissed off at the story because she didn't make the traditional choice, then perhaps Wonder Woman isn't really the hero for you.

Date: 2009-09-20 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, this. You can argue about the story all you like, and I could agree that it would've been the wrong choice if it were Bruce or Clark in the situation, but the issue people are taking here isn't with the story, it's with Diana. And it's not like killing him was the easy option either, since she ended up sacrificing her reputation for it, but the lives of the potential victims far outweighed Max's to her, consequences be damned.

No one ever complains about Diana killing Medousa, but they'll get up in arms about Max. The only difference between those situation is that Max didn't look like a monster, and that was the point of the story, not that she had no other option. In fact, she'd probably have had more nonlethal options against Medousa than Max, if not for the nature of the challenge.

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