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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:23 PM

 

DC Comics under fire for hiring anti-gay writer to pen Superman [View all]

Source: The Guardian

Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures.

Comic giant DC has commissioned Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning and best-selling Ender's Game sci-fi series, to write for DC's Adventures of Superman series. The digital comic is set to be published in April.

The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of homosexuality and has called gay marriage "the end of democracy in America". In 2009 he became a board member of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that campaigns against same-sex marriage.

"Superman stands for truth, justice and the American way. Orson Scott Card does not stand for any idea of truth, justice or the American way that I can subscribe to," said Jono Jarrett of Geeks Out, a gay fan group. "It's a deeply disappointing and frankly weird choice."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/feb/11/dc-comics-homophobic-writer-superman



I've rather enjoyed some of Mr Card's writings, and am sad to learn he holds such utterly daft opinions.

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