In the span of less than a week, Superman, arguably DC Comic’s flagship character, has been reduced from his role as the most famous and powerful superhero in the world into a sniveling, bi-curious, climate change protesting, anti-American shadow of his former self, or more technically, of his father. Why it was only last Monday that DC Marketing proudly announced that Jonathan Kent, the son of Clark Kent, and the new standard bearer of the Superman persona, was “bisexual”.
Good question. Here’s a reply:
Would turning Batwoman straight and into a fundamental, practicing Jewish woman alienate modern Batwoman readers?
— The Based Geek (@TheBasedGeek) August 10, 2021
The mainstream comics media was so thirsty for more high-level superhero gay conversions, and their panties were still moist after what happened only two months earlier with the Boy Wonder, that they ignorantly missed that DC was really only hedging their bets by labeling Kent as “bisexual”. I mean, how else do you explain how a young man who’s only experienced same-sex attraction, and has never dated a female, is anything other than “gay“? But alas, DC wasn’t quite ready to label him “GAY” just yet…
But the global news outlets only knew what DC Marketing was telling them, “Superman is bisexual and here’s a picture of him, in uniform, kissing a pink haired boy!!” That picture was reprinted around the world, and people of all ages saw Superman making out with a boy. The intended result was extracted and DC received praise from the leftist media and Twitterati (who still won’t buy the comics), while befuddled retailers rushed to increase their FOC orders, and longtime DC Comics readers quietly, but permanently, decided never to buy another comic book from the woke publisher.
But the deconstruction wasn’t over. Only a couple of days later, a bizarre image of Superman, his boyfriend, the new gay Aquaman, and several other clownish figures carrying placards, protesting climate change. Why do I call it “bizarre”? Well, Superman has superpowers you see. In fact, many of these characters do. Could they not fly over to China, the largest polluter in the world and largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, and shut down their toxic dumping? In fact, while the Son of Kal-El is over there, maybe he could save the Chinese Ughers? Or the LGBTQ community that’s put to death for their attraction?
These characters literally exist in an established multiverse. But “there’s no planet B”!! 🙄 https://t.co/qfFiXpMpxd
— Critical Hube Theory (@ColossusRhodey) October 16, 2021
As Dean Cain, who played Superman in the popular television series Lois & Clark said last week:
There is a clear agenda here. It’s globalist, it’s anti-America, but it’s not bold and it’s not brave.
Robin, Batman’s famed red-headed sidekick, came out as bisexual recently, and honestly, who is shocked about that one? The new Captain America is gay. The character of Alex (my daughter in the live-action series “Supergirl”) was lesbian. A gay or bisexual superhero is not groundbreaking in 2021. It’s banal. I have zero issue with that. I’m all for inclusiveness and acceptance and tolerance. It might be more interesting, however, if they created new characters instead of retrofitting the identity of existing ones.
“Brave” would have been to do some of this 30 years ago. Or to depict Superman, or Jon Kent, fighting for the rights of LGBT people in Iran where they’ll throw you off a building for the “offense” of even being suspected of homosexuality. And why doesn’t Superman fight the injustices that created the refugees whose deportation he’s protesting? Digging deep into those issues — that would be brave. That would be informative. I’d read that comic book.
“Bold” would be fighting for the rights of Afghan women to attend school and be able to live free and go to work, and fighting for the right for boys to not be raped by men under the supposedly newly enlightened Taliban.
There is genuine evil in the world. Actual corruption and government tyranny. Plenty of real-world things to fight against. Like people being put into Chinese concentration camps because of their religion. Or human trafficking — honest-to-God slavery — taking place all over the world today. It exists. Right now, and in our own hemisphere. Drug cartels trafficking people across the border, sexually molesting young women. Brave and bold would be to tackle those issues and shine a light into that darkness. I’d love to see the character doing that. I’d read that, too.
The creative team, for their part, have been blocking critics on social media with a fury. But what else would we expect from a writer that’s known for adding wokeness to many of the comics he’s worked on in recent years?
“When I was asked if I wanted to write a new Superman with a new #1 for the DC Universe, I knew replacing Clark with another straight white savior could be a real opportunity missed,” Tom Taylor told IGN. “I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes. Today, Superman, the strongest Superhero on the planet, is coming out.”
Taylor further explained what a new Superman should fight for: “Can a seventeen-year-old Superman battle giant robots while ignoring the climate crisis? Of course not. Can someone with super sight and super hearing ignore injustices beyond his borders? Can he ignore the plight of asylum seekers?”
Tom Taylor is also Australian, which might help explain why over the weekend, DC gleefully announced that Superman’s motto would no longer be fighting for “truth, justice, and the American way.“
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That’s right. It was announced yesterday at DC FanDome (their cheap virtual convention) that Superman’s motto is evolving to “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.” In honor of the “real-world superheroes who are striving to make this world a better place, the next generation of Superman characters” like Jon Kent will be fighting for “Truth, Justice and a Better World”, as first introduced in SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #1. Where we first learned that he’s going to fight “real-world problems” such as climate change, that he’ll protest the deportation of refugees, and date a “hacktivist.”
Granted, the truth is that the copyright had run out on “Truth, Justice, and the American Way,” so why bother to renew it, when you can just make Superman a more global, gay icon and save a few bucks?
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Our #Superman joins other heroes on the cover to Superman: Son of Kal-El #7. Out in January from @DCComics.
Art by @johntimmsart #climatestrike #fridaysforfuture #schoolstrike4climate pic.twitter.com/P5lroTWD7K
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) October 15, 2021
Glad @TomTaylorMade says “our Superman,” cause it sure ain’t mine. Tom’s bears no resemblance to Kal-El, a hero who didn’t waste time holding protest signs when there was evil being done in the world.
Tom is a kid mockingly playing with your action figures for his own amusement. https://t.co/nHtR7mcJtj pic.twitter.com/OxmXEhGbX2
— Chris Braly (@chrisbraly) October 16, 2021
As crowdfunding comics writer Richard C. Meyer has repeatedly said, turning established characters gay is just about the last trick in the bag for the dying Western comics industry. Peter Pischke, writing at The Federalist further added:
…comics sales continue to plummet month after month after month. Things are so bad that if DC and Marvel can even get one title in the top 20 sales bracket for adult graphic novels, that is considered an excellent month.
Japanese manga now dominate sales, earned with high quality series like their take on the superhero genre Boku no Hīrō Akademia. Comics creators are abandoning traditional publishers for online indies such as Comixology and Substack. DC and Marvel rarely produce profit for their corporate masters and are now only kept around as streaming and movie story incubators.
At the same time, DC feels the economic damage we are all experiencing and is suffering from shortages in paper and printing. It is no coincidence that there were only three days between the announcement of interminable late comics shipments and gay Superman.
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Tom Taylor is just about as “lefty” as they come, but he’s little more than a slacktivist who’s being applauded for getting high on his own flatulence. He’s also been handed the keys to the kingdom, and for that foolhardy mistake we can blame none other than Daniel Cherry III, the newest general manager and SVP at DC Comics. That’s right, Jim Lee is nothing but a figurehead, and a pushover at that. I’ve been trying to warn DC Comics fans ever since Cherry was hired. He is a toxic, left-wing, political activist formerly of Activision, who is obviously dead set on the deconstruction of all of DC’s “straight, white saviors” rather than further perpetuating nicknames like the “Big Blue Boy Scout.”
Just go ahead and burn it down already, Cherry, Javins, and Lee. DC is officially dead to me.
How it started How it’s going pic.twitter.com/BbZ8IRa4cM
— Bleeding Fool (@BleedingFool) October 16, 2021