> > I don't think I can recall an instance where any of the Justice Society has specifically stated a 'no-kill' policy, but I'm pretty sure that's the accepted rule. I mean, when I think of Jay, or Alan, or even Ted, I don't think of them condoning killing in any but the most extreme circumstances. Even if Michael doesn't have a 'no-kill' policy, the rest of the JSA stood around grinning while Himmler's brain was stomped to death. If the Justice Society ever adopts a "pragmatic" view toward killing, I'm done reading. They're the guys that do the right thing, all of the time, every time. There are plenty of other comics where I can get my anti-hero fix.
> > That being said, I'm sure in extreme circumstances killing is unavoidable (Superman and the three Kryptonians he had to execute, for instance). However, Himmler was pretty much done. They just needed to scoop him up into a jar and take him home.
> > I just think it was poor characterization overall.
> Based on your description, I agree with you.
In their original adventures, none of the JSA had any issues with killing Nazis for all the obvious reasons.
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> In their original adventures, none of the JSA had any issues with killing Nazis for all the obvious reasons.
Well, like I had said earlier... if they were going
to kill anyone, Himmler's certainly deserving of it. But doing it during a time of war when the JSA were essentially superhuman soldiers as opposed to stomping an incapacitated human being (or, his brain) to death are two different things, no?
Not to mention, Michael wasn't there during WWII. So, it's not as if a member of the old guard was suffering a horrible flashback to atrocities he or she had witnessed.