Commentary: ‘Woke’ Superman’s Mission Is Neither Bold Nor Brave

DC Comics recently revealed that in an upcoming issue titled “Superman: Son of Kal-El,” the son of Lois Lane and Clark Kent would be bisexual, and that he’s going to fight “real-world problems” such as climate change, that he’ll protest the deportation of refugees, and date a “hacktivist.”

What exactly is a “hacktivist”? Isn’t hacking illegal? Is Superman supporting  criminal activity? It’s a chore to keep up with all the different iterations of the current superheroes, but DC Comics is calling  it a “bold new direction” for the character. I  see nothing “bold” about it.

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‘Justice League’ Delivers, But Without a Superhero-Sized Punch

LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2017 – DC Comics latest film, Justice League flew into theaters nationwide over the weekend, but it hardly stands up compared to ‘Batman v. Superman.’ The action-packed, superhero driven film features the standard superhero and villain dynamic. Villains are here to destroy, heroes are here to…

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