Monday, January 18, 2010

CBR Review: Absolution #6

I recently reviewed Absolution #6 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "The debate over superheroes killing is often reduced to simplicities in comics, relying simply on clichés like ‘killing is not heroic’ or ‘killing would lower the hero to the same level as the villain’ instead of offering intelligent, thoughtful debate. The root in acting as morality plays for children is no doubt to blame, but given the recent trend for content that skews a little older, the lack of maturity in the debate over killing stands out as one of the relic of the ‘comics are for kids’ mindset. Absolution, though, addresses the morality of heroes killing head on in its final issue with John Dusk arrested for the murders he has committed and his fellow superpowered officers and his girlfriend all wanting explanations."

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