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It turns out there was only one thing more lethal to Superman than kryptonite. It was woke politics.
Over the past years, movie directors and comic book writers turned the Man of Steel into a symbol of all that is woke and triggering in this country.
They turned Superman into a gay, pro-open borders, tree hugger.
“Marvel and DC have ruined their characters to please the woke mob, who don’t even buy comics,” one angry critic wrote.
Gay Superman was canceled less than a year later due to poor book sales.
They also changed his beloved motto – from Truth, Justice and the American way to Truth, Justice and a better tomorrow. One movie adaptation actually referred to the American way as “all that other stuff.”
But it turns out that most Americans did not embrace politically correct Superman.
And now comes word that director James Gunn will resurrect the old motto in the newest Superman film.
Gabe Eltaeb, a former colorist for DC Comics who resigned over wokeness, says Superman’s essence is in fact the American way.
Great people paid for everything we have with the American way. Show some damn respect. Superman was found by two Christian Farmers from America’s Heartland,” he told “Bounding Into Comics.” “He got his physical abilities from his biological parents but he got his morality, the thing that actually makes him a hero from the Kents.”
They named him Clark and taught him about “truth, justice, kindness, and restraint” but also indeed the American way. How else would he learn not to kill, “demolish the world,” or “rule as a tyrant king” when no one could do anything about it, Eltaeb asked.
“That goodness is the American way,” he wrote. “The fable of the strongest man in the world restraining himself and choosing to do as much good is American. Because where else could Clark learn these ideas? Was it just innate? Of course not. It was the culture of his parents. And that culture is the American way.”Bounding into Comics
An old-school, All-American, faith-based superhero.
“Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas,” read a press release from Warner Brothers. “He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.”
Right-leaning film critic and host of the Hollywood in Toto Podcast Christian Toto commented on the move to Fox News Digital.
So here’s to Warner Brothers doing the right thing and restoring Superman’s motto. I predict a better tomorrow for the comic book industry.
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