Superman Abandons Fight for 'The American Way,' Now Stands for 'A Better Tomorrow'

Superman Abandons Fight for 'The American Way,' Now Stands for 'A Better Tomorrow'

One week after DC Comics’ decision to make the new Superman bisexual, the comic book publisher announced that after more than a half-century, The Man of Steel is no long fighting for “truth, justice, and the American way.” He’s now standing for “truth, justice, and a better tomorrow.”

“Superman’s new motto of ‘Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow’ will better reflect the global storylines that we are telling across DC and to honor the character’s incredible legacy of over 80 years of building a better world,” said DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee. “Superman has long been a symbol of hope who inspires people from around the world, and it is that optimism and hope that powers him forward with this new mission statement.”

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Clark Kent’s Superman’s new motto will be seen in future comic books, film, TV, and video games, the company said. The news comes just after DC Comics announced the new Superman, Jonathan Kent — son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane — is bisexual.

Clark Kent’s son, Jon, the new Superman, is bisexual DC Comics announced. (Travis Moore & Tamra Bonvillain/DC Comics)

It’s the latest abandonment of tradition for the heroic and iconic comic book character. In 2017, Superman saved a group of illegal immigrants from a gun-toting white man wearing an American flag bandana who’d opened fire on them.

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The following year, the publisher used Superman to celebrate “World Refugee Day,” reminding readers that Superman is a “refugee,” too.

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