It doesn’t change much to throw out the spook of nationalism (“American Way”) only to not only retain the spooks of “truth” and “justice” while adding the new spook of futuristic utopianism draped in the rhetoric of moral piety, and merely changing the character of Superman from one of patriotic piety to rainbow piety.
By Edward Helmore, The Guardian
Announcement comes after revelations that new version of Superman is bisexual.
Following the revelations that the new DC Comics version of Superman is bisexual, the company has now gone a step further and said it would be removing the phrase “American way” as part of the Man of Steel’s mantra.
The changes are aimed at offering a broader, more global vision for the world of the famed superhero, DC comics executives said Saturday at an event for the company’s fans.
The company released the new mission statement and said the superhero, who famously fought for “Truth, Justice and the American Way”, would now be fighting for “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow”.
Jim Lee, DC’s chief creative officer and publisher, also confirmed that the traditionally heterosexual superhero will also embark on a same-sex relationship with a friend in a new comic published next month.