Gail Simone, Wonder Woman: The Circle
I love this quote from Gail, but I hate hate hate hate FUCKING HATE this goddamn image. It’s from the Injustice series, which, while having its moments, is based on a premise of fridging and good guys being bad guys. This particular panel is from an exchange where Wonder Woman is chastising her teammates for constantly catching bad guys and putting them in jail. When SHE catches HER bad guys, she straight up kills them.
This is a panel of Wonder Woman being PRO MURDER.
THIS IS A FUNDAMENTAL MISUNDERSTANDING OF WONDER WOMAN.
Yes, WW kills. When she has no choice. Mythological monsters from Tartarus. Medusa. That shit. But Veronica Cale? Cheetah? Any number of HUMAN baddies? Never. NOT EVER.
(Except Max Lord but we don’t talk about that).
So, yes, Wonder Woman is the great conflict resolver. She does stop wars. BUT NOT BY KILLING THE PEOPLE OPPOSING HER. She does it whenever possible through compromise, dialogue, and when all soft power options fail, THEN she brings hard power to bear.
Basically I want to see this post with an image of Wonder Woman from Gail’s run, not some dark gritty darkness saga of death and destruction where Superman straight up kills someone and Wonder Woman goes “Well it’s about time WANNA BANG lol sorry about your dead wife.”