Given the furor over Wonder Woman snapping Max Lord's neck like a tooth pick, I found it especially ironic that Batman and Superman were so quick to condemn her, when neither hero in the past has had particularly clean records. Look, I get it. I understand why most clean cut, 'good' heroes don't kill. They don't have the permission of the law to pass judgment, it's only a last resort, it's better to redeem than to destroy. That being said, there's simply no excuse for men like the Joker to be breathing when so many aren't. There are many clear cut situations in the real world, where people have been forced to defend themselves with lethal force. In a war situation protecting their friends, countrymen, civilians defending themselves from rapists murderers etc. There is a legal distinction, hell even biblically if you wanted to take it that far, between killing and murder. A point that even Batman acceded to when he fought the Red Hood. It's even sillier I think when both Superman and Batman, directed by their artistic creators, killed people. Given how you had Superman tossing human villains miles into the sky, and Batman snapping necks left and right, I'm honestly not even sure why it's such a big deal anyway other than it, "sets a 'bad' example for kids". Brother. Obviously Shuster and Kane weren't concerned about that. My point is, even following comic logic, no one was going to condemn Jack Drake for using a gun to try to save his own life. I'm actually really happy with how JLA/Hitman was handled, because it showed heroes who use lethal force as more than just trigger happy maniacs. This isn't to say Superman and Batman are wusses for not killing. Not at all. However, both of them are responsible for the deaths of a good number of villains, whether they own up to it or not. Numerous JLA stories have Batman and Superman destroying 'sentient' robots, vampires, Famously, you have Superman: Exile in which he executes three phantom zone criminals. Not sure on the canon status of this but what can you do? He went after Doomsday in Hunter/Prey and put him in a situation where he would have died had he not been rescued. Lets not forget the legions of Parademons, or other villain cannon fodder troops that Super Heroes regularly scythe through, blow up, incinerate etc, Supes and Bats included. Batman: Son of the Demon has Batman aiding Ra's in his war against Qayin, where quite a few people die from his disabling them (then Ra/Talia shoot them), dodging attacks which causes fatalities etc. Simply put, even if most of the time it's not intentional. Superman and Batman are responsible for quite a few deaths that, prosecuted unjustly, could get them in trouble in a 'legal' technical sense. So, any other comments?