American comic book giant DC Comics says that the red, white, and blue-clad Superman is no longer fighting for “Truth, Justice, and the American Way.”
The company says that Superman’s new slogan is “truth, justice, and a better tomorrow.” And that Superman is not forsaking America.
The move, of course, is part of DC’s efforts to make superman more palpable to the communist Chinese market.
“To better reflect the storylines that we are telling across DC and to honor Superman’s incredible legacy over 80 years of building a better world, Superman’s motto is evolving,” Jim Lee chief creative officer and publisher said over the weekend.
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“Superman has long been a symbol of hope who inspires people, and it is that optimism and hope that powers him forward with this new mission statement,” Lee added.
Lee said that one reason America is being dumped from the motto is that it was more a left over from the old radio and TV serials, and not as much the comics.
This is nothing new, though. DC has been slowly eliminating anything patriotic and American about Superman for years.
Superman’s “Action Comics” #900 noted that the man who once stood for “truth, justice, and the American way,” dropped the “American Way” part of his mandate by renouncing his American citizenship because he was unhappy with (real life, not comic book) U.S. foreign policy.
Superman previously made headlines in 2017, when he stepped in to defend a group of illegal migrants in an edition of the comic book.
Following the left’s then growing new theme of white supremacy, Superman fought against evil white men.
The issue of Action Comics #987, entitled “The Oz Effect,” features Superman putting himself between a gun-toting white man wearing an American flag bandana and a group of helpless illegal immigrants. The Kryptonian then intervenes to stop the man from shooting the illegals for taking his job.
Superman had also previously claimed to be a “world refugee” instead of an American.
Now, his son – who is taking over for a retiring Clark Kent – is featured as a bisexual Superman.
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