By Clammy J Byner, Bullpen Editor
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … falling off the sales charts! According to comic book sales tracker ComiChron, the once star title of the DC Comics Universe, Superman, been dumped up up and away in the quarter bin at your friendly neighbourhood comic book shop.
TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE OH SO FASHIONABLE WAY
It’s true! The new woke, gay, environmentalist, agenda driven Superman series, Superman: Son of Kal-El, has only found Kryptonite at the newspaper stands.
This, despite the series writer Tom Taylor’s claims to the contrary. Taylor took to Twitter in January trying to downplay sales data that showed sales of Superman: Son of Kal-El were in the dumpster.
On Twitter, Taylor wrote, “Wow. Stick around for the end of this. It’s worth it. Today, I woke up to piles of strangers in my mentions attacking the sales of Superman: Son of Kal-El issue #6 and celebrating the failure of our comic. Issue #5, where Jon Kent comes out as bisexual, made the Top 10 in comic sales for November!”
BI IT OR NOT, ASKS TV’S SUPERMAN
Former leading man in tights, actor Dean Cain, who played the ‘boy in blue’ in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, doesn’t need X-Ray vision to see through this obvious sales gimmick.
“They said it’s bold and a bold new direction. I say they are bandwagoning. Robin of Batman and Robin, just came out as bi or gay recently. Honestly, who is really shocked about that one?”
Cain continued that he has no problem with Superman being gay but changing a character around just for the sake of it makes no sense creatively. And it’s a troubling trend for the once mighty American superhero genre.
“The new Captain America is gay. My daughter in Supergirl, where I played the father, she was 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 have been bold and brave. But brave would have him be fighting for the rights of gay people in Iran, where they will throw you off a building for the offense of being gay.”
A REAL MAN OF STEEL
“There is real evil in this world, today. Real corruption in government overreach. Plenty of things to fight against. Human trafficking. Real actual slavery going on. It would be brave to shine a light on those issues. I’d like to see the character doing that. I’d read that comic.
“This one? I don’t think I’ll be reading. I could just watch CNN or MSNBC to get this story.”