A colorist for Superman comics has quit because he is “fed up” with “wokeness” being injected into the tales of the world’s most iconic superhero!
“I’m finishing out my contract with DC. I’m tired of this s*it, I’m tired of them ruining these characters; they don’t have a right to do this,” Superman: Son of Kal-El colorist Gabe Eltaeb said during a recent podcast.
“What really pissed me off was saying truth, justice, and a better world,” Eltaeb added. “F*** that it was Truth, Justice, and the American way,” he said. “My Grandpa almost died in World War II; we don’t have a right to destroy sh*t that people died for to give us. It’s a bunch of f****** nonsense.”
DC Comics, the longtime publisher of Superman comics, recently announced that Superman’s new slogan no longer states that the hero is fighting for “truth, justice, and the American way” but now stands for “truth, justice and a better tomorrow.”
The change reflects a broader, more global vision for the world of Superman, Jim Lee, DC’s chief creative officer and publisher, said during the company’s recent virtual DC FanDome event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“To better reflect the storylines that 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.
In addition to the slogan change, DC Comics announced earlier this month that Superman will be introduced as bisexual in an upcoming comic. At least traditionalists can take some solace in that we are not talking about Clark Kent, but his teenage son, Jonathan Kent, who at 17, has now taken up the mantle of Superman and who like his father, will have a relationship with an investigative reporter, only unlike Lois Lane, this one is another male — named Jay Nakamura.
Eltaeb is not the only one unhappy with this version of the Man of Steel. In fact, last year, we wrote about actor Dean Cain, who played the legendary hero on TV and is furious with DC and with “wokeness” in comics in general.
The 55-year-old actor — who starred in the ABC series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” from 1993 to 1997 — took jabs at the comic book publisher during a recent interview with Fox & Friends.
“They said it’s a bold new direction. I say they’re bandwagoning,” Cain defiantly declared.
“Robin just came out as bi — who’s really shocked about that one? The new Captain America is gay. My daughter [Alex] in [the TV series] “Supergirl,” where I played the father, was also gay. So, I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction. If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave.”
Instead, Cain says DC is just jumping on the “woke bandwagon” for marketing. “They’re talking about having him fight climate change and the deportation of refugees, and he’s dating a hacktivist — whatever a hacktivist is.”
Cain also blasted a new Captain America comic book that questions whether the American Dream exists.
“I love the concept of Captain America, but I am so tired of this wokeness and anti-Americanism,” Cain stated during his appearance on Fox & Friends.
“In my opinion, America is the greatest country in history,” he said. “It’s not perfect. We are constantly striving for a more perfect union, but I believe she’s the most fair, equitable country anyone’s ever seen, and that’s why people are clamoring to get here from all over the globe.”