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Superman Fights An Alien Prisoner


Which One, Though, Is The Villain?

~Superman #12 (2012)

Superman intends to bring this strange prisoner, an alien that has killed many hundreds of people, to the authorities. But would it be justice to keep it on Earth?

Every now and then the comic books will call into question the truth of morality. In Superman #12, this is one of those instances, when an alien (looking a lot like the Predator from the movies) goes on a rampage, killing anything in its path.

The philosophical imperative, though, occurs when we learn it was brought to earth as a prisoner. Now we have two choices: Does the creature have the right to freedom from captivity or is Superman right to recapture it and make it answer for its crimes?.

Villainous Moments is a column from of The Superheroes List, updated weekly (usually Tuesday). What are the bad guys doing this week? Macabre and unthinkable, grotesque and unbearable; here's your answer! Look for #VillainousMoments on Twitter.

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