Originally Posted by KingMob
The fact that there is a thread debating this is ridiculous.
Superman doesn't kill.
Your exasperation is unjustified. If people were arguing that Superman shouldn't believe in good and evil, that he should propound a survival of the fittest definition of justice that leaves the weak to fend for themselves, advocate a dictatorship, or that he should be a brooding sourpuss; those would be ridiculous and go against what he has always been and how Siegel always described him. But Superman started out a killer, the change was mandated by DC whether Siegel favored it or not, and in all the descriptions of SM by Siegel I've seen, not only does he not mention no-killing as essential to who SM is, he never mentions it at all. When a change is made to an already established character, it's not ridiculous for fans to debate the merits and demerits of that change and to want a good reason for it.