Skip to comments.DC Comics targeted for hiring anti-gay author to write Superman story
Posted on 02/12/2013 10:42:52 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Just days after announcing its latest digital-first anthology Adventures of Superman, DC Comics faces a growing wave of criticism for hiring Enders Game author, and vocal gay-rights opponent, Orson Scott Card to write the first chapter.
An online petition calling on the publisher to drop the virulently anti-gay writer has already drawn more than 4,800 signers....
Although Card is best known for his award-winning 1985 novel Enders Game, he has become notorious for outspoken views on homosexuality and his advocacy against gay rights....
Adventures of Superman debuts online April 29 and in print May 29.
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Orson Scott Card is maybe the best science fiction writer around today.
Earlier thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2987705/posts
When a leftist group feels themselves weak, they demand tolerance. When they feel are strong, they demand supremacy.
“Ender’s Game” was one of the few novels I ever read straight through in one sitting. It was highly addictive. But then I tried to read one of the sequels and couldn’t get past the first few pages. Go figure.
Whatever I think of the author I’ve always found intolerance tolerable. If someone wants ti make a political issue out of who’s writing a silly comicbook, let them. Neither we nor DC has to care, unless it hurts sales. Then DC should care, but I still won’t.
Despite the fact that the Occupy Wall Street movement is essentially dead, DC Comics--publisher of Superman and Batman--is launching two new titles that will make heroes of the "99%" and might present the rich as an evil even worse than your average super villain.
One of the new books, to be titled The Movement, is to be about "power--who owns it, who uses it, who suffers from its abuse."
Author Gail Simone says her new comic is based on today's reality "where a single viral video can cost a previously unassailable corporation billions, or can upset the power balance of entire governments."
Simone went on to say, "the sources of that information are so dispersed and nameless, it's nearly impossible to shut it all down."
"The previous generations of superheroes were not created to address this, it's a legitimately new frontier," Simone said, "both for the real world and for storytellers. It's an adventure story, but it really isn't about mad scientists and jewel heists, it's more about the injustices that can affect real people's lives, just tarted up in costumes and superpowers."
Truer words were never spoken.
Seventh Son put me on to him - outstannding book
Earth to DC comics....gays comprise (maybe) as much as 5% of the population.
If you wish to cater to them, go ahead....
However, if you wish to make money.....
(Earth to libs...nowhere in the above is it insinuated that gays should dissed....just IGNORED!!!)
Bruce Wayne, 1 percenter
Tony Stark, 1 percenter
Yeah, because it isn't like DC Comics is part of a giant evil corporation or anything (snort)...
Superman is DC not Marvel. Geek alert!
a prime example of why there is no conservative media to speak of in this country
You’re absolutely right, and I knew that. Stupid mistake!
The gay Mafia strikes again! The story of Superman has nothing to do with Homosexuality—These fellows will not rest until Superman “comes out of the Closet” and marries Jimmy Olsen.
“When a leftist group feels themselves weak, they demand tolerance. When they feel are strong, they demand supremacy.”
Same as the Mooozzlims
Every person signing the petition thould be punched in the face over and over,until they understand the concept of freedom.
4,800? And this is a story?
and this is going to help their hail mary effort to revive the superman movie franchise how?