Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: KINGDOM COME: Magog was right!
Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 at 12:04:21 pm EDT (Viewed 553 times)
Reply Subj: Re: KINGDOM COME: Magog was right!
Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 at 11:29:39 am EDT (Viewed 534 times)

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    I get the Magog was the Liefeldesque anti-hero that was the strawman "wrong path" super anti-hero.

    But the world turns to hell because some guy kills the Joker who royally has it coming, to put it mildly?! If anything, the world would go to hell because everyone is too cowardly or feckless to render justice! That would be a sign of a total decline and collapse of the system!

    I get that Magog's action is a contras to the the belief of old heroes of Superman's generation that all life is sacred. But it IS because life is sacred that the Joker should die. Can some people not wrap their head around this idea?

    If I were the public (or Lois or one of the dead Planet staff) I'd be disgusted w/Superman's self-righteousness in the face of their MURDERS!

    The whole shtick of villains coming back over and over again is a conceit of a monthly genre. How it turned into a "moral message" that adults take seriously is beyond me.

I agree. But it's comics. In comics it's ok to trick children and tell them mass murderers don't deserve to be killed and people deserve second chances. It's like Santa Claus...you want them to believe the lie until they grow out of it.

I always wondered why the Gotham criminal justice system couldn't get the Joker executed. I understand that he's labelled insane instead of criminally liable, but after he's escaped from the rubber room for the umpteenth time and murdered people in the escape and murdered more on the outside, wouldn't they consider some special circumstances and execute him? I'd say it's more the duty of the state than of Batman or Superman to do the chore.

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