DC Comics’s emblematic superhero Superman has stood for “Truth, Justice, and The American Way,” for more than 80 years. However, the legendary comic book publisher announced this month that their superhero’s story will undergo a series of socially progressive changes.
The Man of Steel will no longer stand for “The American Way,” but rather “Truth, Justice, and a Better Tomorrow.” The new motto is remarkably similar to Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” campaign slogan.
DC Comics did not specifically state why they removed “The American Way” from the slogan; the company simply perpetuated that their comics are “evolving.”
“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,” DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee said on Saturday.
“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,” said Lee.
The comic book publishing company also confirmed that Jon Kent, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will be coming out as bisexual after falling for a male “hacktivist” refugee reporter in the fifth issue of the comic series “Superman: Son of Kal-El.”
Rather than focusing on super-villains, as has been done in previous comics, the Man of Steel will now fight issues like climate change, the deportation of refugees from Metropolis, and high school shootings.
Former Superman actor Dean Cain told “Fox & Friends” that the new progressive series was “bandwagoning.”
“They said it’s a bold new direction. I say they’re bandwagoning,” said Cain.
“I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction,” the actor added. “If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave. But brave would be having him fight for the rights of gay people in Iran.”
“There’s real evil in this world today, real corruption and government overreach,” Cain continued. “It’d be great to tackle those issues. I’d like to see the character doing that.”