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NEWS & ANALYSIS

DC Comics Goes Full Woke, Drops ‘American Way’ in Superman Slogan Revamp


DC Comics solidified their “wokeness” with yet another political change: they’re ridding Superman’s slogan of its reference to America’s greatness. 

Since the 1940s, the superhero has boasted the motto “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” Now, he will promote “Truth, Justice…and a Better Tomorrow.” 

Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee said the change is intended to make Superman a more global character. 

“To better reflect the storylines 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,” Lee said at the DC FanDome event on Saturday, per BizPacReview. “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.” 

This is the brand’s second woke move in just one week. As previously reported by Human Events News, last week, Superman came out as bisexual. 

The Man of Steel is coming out as bisexual, DC comic writer Tom Taylor announced, saying that creating “another straight white savior” would be a travesty. 

In the upcoming “Superman: Son of Kat-El,” the current Superman, Jon Kent dives into a relationship with Jay Nakamura. The two friends become something more when they share their first kiss in issue #5. 

“Over the years in this industry, it probably won’t surprise you to hear I’ve had queer characters and storylines rejected. I felt like I was letting down people I loved every time this happened,” Taylor told IGN. “But we are in a very different and much more welcome place today than we were ten, or even five years ago. 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.” 

“I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes,” Taylor continued. “Today, Superman, the strongest superhero on the planet, is coming out.”

Superman actor Dean Cain, who played the character on TV in the 1990s, slammed the decision, saying there was a missed opportunity to have the character fight real evil in the world. 

“There’s real evil in this world today, real corruption and government overreach,” Cain said. “Plenty of things to fight against. Human trafficking; real actual slavery going on. It’d be great to tackle those issues; shine a light on those issues…I’d like to see the character doing that. I’d read that comic.”