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DC Comics targeted for hiring anti-gay author to write Superman story
1995-2013 Comic Book Resources. All Rights Reserved. ^ | February 12, 2013 @ 08:01 AM | by Kevin Melrose

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 Ender’s 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 Ender’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at robot6.comicbookresources.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: card; dccomics; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; orson; orsonscottcard; scott; superman
I wasn’t going to buy this book, but now I think I will give it a try. Funny how "diversity" means not actually tolerating non-leftist viewpoints.

(Posted as part of a "Discussion of ...arts, humanity.., and other cultural and societal issues.")

1 posted on 02/12/2013 10:43:00 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Orson Scott Card is maybe the best science fiction writer around today.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 10:46:31 AM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Earlier thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2987705/posts


3 posted on 02/12/2013 10:46:35 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

When a leftist group feels themselves weak, they demand tolerance. When they feel are strong, they demand supremacy.


4 posted on 02/12/2013 10:48:50 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“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.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 10:51:07 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If the LGBS community wants a hero - well - here you go!

6 posted on 02/12/2013 10:53:18 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
And then there's this.

DC Comics Prepping Occupy Wall Street Titles



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."



7 posted on 02/12/2013 10:57:55 AM PST by Bratch
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To: PapaBear3625

Truer words were never spoken.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 10:58:57 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tublecane

Seventh Son put me on to him - outstannding book


9 posted on 02/12/2013 11:00:35 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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!!!)


10 posted on 02/12/2013 11:03:54 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Bratch

Bruce Wayne, 1 percenter
Tony Stark, 1 percenter


11 posted on 02/12/2013 11:05:02 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Bratch
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%"...

Yeah, because it isn't like DC Comics is part of a giant evil corporation or anything (snort)...

12 posted on 02/12/2013 11:27:52 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Da Coyote
However, if you wish to make money.....

Few children buy comic books.

Very few women buy comic books.

Wives of married men do not cotton to them buying comic books.

Homosexual men have the disposable income, and the residual immaturity to make modern, expensive comic books, especially "reaffirming" comic books attractive.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 11:29:30 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; boop
This reminds me of Norm "Weekend Update" MacDonald's sarcastic explanation of why Marvel decided, in the mid-80s, to discard Superman's traditional old costume in favor of a new, blue bodysuit: The old one was "Not Gay Enough."


14 posted on 02/12/2013 11:43:32 AM PST by pogo101
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To: pogo101
Marvel decided, in the mid-80s, to discard Superman's

Superman is DC not Marvel. Geek alert!

15 posted on 02/12/2013 11:47:35 AM PST by techcor
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To: pogo101
Hey, Homie, I can see your doodle!
16 posted on 02/12/2013 12:08:47 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

a prime example of why there is no conservative media to speak of in this country


17 posted on 02/12/2013 12:10:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: techcor

You’re absolutely right, and I knew that. Stupid mistake!


18 posted on 02/12/2013 12:12:32 PM PST by pogo101
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To: cruise_missile

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.


19 posted on 02/12/2013 1:08:42 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: PapaBear3625

“When a leftist group feels themselves weak, they demand tolerance. When they feel are strong, they demand supremacy.”

Same as the Mooozzlims


20 posted on 02/12/2013 1:35:24 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Every person signing the petition thould be punched in the face over and over,until they understand the concept of freedom.


21 posted on 02/12/2013 1:46:56 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
has already drawn more than 4,800 signers

4,800? And this is a story?

22 posted on 02/12/2013 4:03:41 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: BfloGuy

and this is going to help their hail mary effort to revive the superman movie franchise how?


23 posted on 02/12/2013 4:18:04 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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