There has been all sorts of fuss over the announcement, then retraction that Orson Scott Card was to write a Superman story for DC Comics. After the initial protests, and subsequent withdrawal by artist Chris Sprouse from the project, I was told by a senior DC source that they were in “no hurry” to find a replacement artist. Which means DC can bury the story without actually appearing to kowtow to petitions.
And while Orson Scott Card’s membership of an activist body fighting against gay marriage is a rather extreme one, it is indicative of all sorts of… interesting beliefs held by all sorts of people in the comics industry. Most are usually a little more on the harmless side.
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