I haven't figured out what I want to say quite yet. Other than I was really freaking surprised that there was NO ONE already talking about this, so, here's a thread.
Justice League of America 4 spoiler alert:
They executed Catwoman. Point blank. Bloody, gratuitous, multiple angles, in one side and out the other, headshot. No words from her either, except that her death is going to motivate Batman.
No, I'm not an idiot: between her solo not being cancelled and her having been featured in advertising for Trinity War, there's probably more to it, but that begs the questions Why show such a graphic, indisputable kill if it's not going to be a real kill? and Can we still get pissed off about fridging if it isn't permanent?
No matter what the real story is with Selina Kyle's blood-drained cranium, the fact remains that this is the thing that starts DC's biggest event of the year: killing a woman to make a male hero angry and drive him to action.