Hey guys. So I just started reading comics, like just started, like less than a week ago lol.
While reading the comics, I also started watching some of the animated movies & mini series on netflix.
I watched Superman vs The Elite, and Batman: under the red hood. And both movies seemed to debate the fate of villains after their defeat, should they be locked up or just killed.
This go tme to thinking. Of course as the good guys Superman & Batman, both refused to kill the bad guys, as they aren't the law, or i'ts not their place to decide, it's the courts, or that they can't kill as it makes them no worse than the villains.
In the Superman movie, Atomic Skull tears thru Metropolis killing at random, then gets caught by Superman and locked up, he then escapes and then just kills many more inncoents, superman defeats him again, and just wants to lock him back up. But The Elite, just intervene and kill Atomic Skull, and Superman is all pissed off, while the citizens praise the Elite for putting down a murdering madman.
Then, a similar thing happens in the Batman Movie. The joker captures, beats, and tortures robin, then blows him up with a bomb killing him. Batman catches Joker and tosses him into Arkham as usual. And, he then escapes, and kills yet more people, and when Red Hood beats down Joker and prepares to kill him, Batman intervenes and saves Joker saying its not our place, and we aren't the law or executioners or whatever.
After watching the movies, I was like WTF are you serious, you shoulda killed those evil bastards. If you lock them up, they are just going to escape, kill again, get caught again, rinse and repeat. Isn't it better to just fight them to death, and save so many future deaths of innocents or comrades?
What do you guys think? Capture or Kill?
I know I just started reading comics, but in general are the heroes all going to be like this? Just catching and recatching the villains time and time againg? Or are there perhaps some heroes, that do just kill the villains?
Anyways, I digress, what are your guys feelings on the topic? Should the villains be captured or killed?