If you have not read Cry for Justice 3 and intend to pick it up, read no further til you do.
I love the way Gail mixes great story with social commentary, the latest Secret Six being a prime example. Meanwhile, over in Cry for Justice, Ray Palmer and Hal Jordan are using torture to extract information from prisoners. All in all, we are pretty far from the bright and sunny DCU that was supposed to follow in the wake of Infinite Crisis.
Here is some discussion going on over at the DC WW boards - its pretty thought provoking, so I thought I would repost it here for other folks opinions.
This is a story where the superheroes have to deal with the consequences of someone close to them being murdered. For them to continue to give supervillsins involved the patty cakes treatment would not make any sense.
Even Superman and Diana are not above beating up a supervillain to get needed info if their respective lived ones are in danger.
This statement serves to highlight another facet of the story - that things are quickly devolving into a feud between heroes and villains. Rather than the fight between good and evil, the situation is now turning into the fight between evil and less evil.
After all, the heroes are not and should not be a law unto themselves. What are they going to do with these villains when they catch them? This is all starting to look more and more like Kingdom Come ...and I daresay most of us know how that ended :rolleyes:
So what do folks think? Is Hal right? Or are things just getting more and more out of control? How far is it from the US sending meta prisoners to Devil's Island to using weapons of mass destruction to prevent a meta war from engulfing the planet?