Thankfully I’m a little ahead on this here, because this and other digital-first works are perfect for my work breaks since they’re shorter and fit well on my phone.
“Lois’ death is fridging at its purest. How do you feel about it?”
It is definitely fridging, but I think for this sort of story it is necessary. In plenty of stories, it’s shown that Lois is Superman’s touchstone to humanity, and if she’s lost, his humanity starts to drift away. Such a extreme event, not just losing Lois, but Metropolis, everyone there he’s ever known and the people he’s sworn to protect, is necessary to push him to such extremes as he does.
“After what the Joker did, do you think Superman is justified in killing him?”
It’s definitely understandable. Even Batman has said he’s felt the temptation to kill Joker for some of the schemes he’s pulled. The Joker is a continued menace who is kept alive purely because of technicalities in the legal system keeping him from it, and a lot of human lives have suffered and died for it. However, I would wonder if maybe such a horrific action as nuking Metropolis would have finally made things not go his way, that he would have finally been tried as sane and put to death for the crime.
“Do you believe Superman (in general, not just in the Injustice universe) should use his powers to try to stop wars?”
Another hard one, because there is such a wealth of misery out there in the world. However, I think looking at stuff like the terror wars shows how it really wouldn’t be that simple, even for a Superman, especially for a figure who, like it or not, is closely associated with the United States. Stop a war over here, might cause massive blowback somewhere else.
“How do you feel about Wonder Woman’s characterization in this story? What do you think her motives for lying to Superman were?”
Wonder Woman’s part of this is one I always feel a little conflicted on. Maybe there’s an annual or something down the line that goes into her perspective and explains how she sees things, but this take always felt a little false to me. She feels more like a super-powered Lady Macbeth than Wonder Woman. At best, I think her motive might be that with her mission to change the world and make it as peaceful as Themyskira, maybe a world lead by Superman would be the best option – that is a society that is ruled by a monarch, after all…
“What was your favorite moment?”
One of my favorites is definitely the issue following Green Arrow and Harley Quinn, but I feel like that one is talked up often enough, so I’ll go with the brief war between the surface world and Atlantis.