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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 

Superman being opposed to any killing is getting embarrassing

Comics Should Be Good recently looked at a list of times when Wonder Woman had used deadly force, which shows that Superman and others doubtlessly knew for many years that she had killed criminals, whether in severe circumstances or otherwise, and how her terminating Max Lord in WW 219 was clearly contrived and forced for the sake of putting her into a pointless conflict with Superman and Batman.

As bad as it was to destroy Max's character to begin with, what's also disturbing here is that Superman seemed completely oblivious to the fact that he was mind-controlled into senseless violence, and here, WW was trying to save him from exploitation. For the Man of Steel to make it sound as though he'd rather be a tool than do what it takes to stop the puppet master seems more than a bit forced.

And the main problem is that it's the kind of story that just shouldn't have been done, since it was all at the expense of good characters, including Diana and even Max Lord.

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