How am I just now hearing about this?
LOIS LANE: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS hardcover!
I love hearing people talk about Lois, and therefore I love the idea of Lois and find her history fascinating, but I’ve yet to read the great Lois stories. I will be buying this hardcover when it’s released in November, for sure.
Also, I LOVE THIS COVER.
(It includes ACTION COMICS #1-2, 6, 484, 600 and 662, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #631, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #2-3, MAN OF STEEL #2, SHOWCASE #9, SUPERMAN #29, 33-34, 58 and 168, SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2011 #1, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE #1, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #5, 16, 23, 42 and 106, and WONDER WOMAN #170, if any of you Superfans have any insight into how good those issues are)

How am I just now hearing about this?

LOIS LANE: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS hardcover!

I love hearing people talk about Lois, and therefore I love the idea of Lois and find her history fascinating, but I’ve yet to read the great Lois stories. I will be buying this hardcover when it’s released in November, for sure.

Also, I LOVE THIS COVER.

(It includes ACTION COMICS #1-2, 6, 484, 600 and 662, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #631, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #2-3, MAN OF STEEL #2, SHOWCASE #9, SUPERMAN #29, 33-34, 58 and 168, SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2011 #1, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE #1, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #5, 16, 23, 42 and 106, and WONDER WOMAN #170, if any of you Superfans have any insight into how good those issues are)

michaelhartney
michaelhartney:

In February, DC Comics announced a new digital-first series called Adventures of Superman, an anthology series by a stable of creators. One of them was Orson Scott Card.
Orson Scott Card hates gay people. So much so that he’s on the board of NOM. So much so that he’s publicly called for the violent overthrow of the US government if Prop 8 is overturned. He’s no armchair homophobe.
Well, when I heard this news, I went a little nuts. I blogged about it, I wrote a letter to DC Comics about it, I talked to The Guardian about it, and I wasn’t alone. Great guys like Brett White and Jono Jarrett didn’t want some intolerant fossil putting words in Superman’s mouth either. And we wouldn’t shut up about it.
Then something amazing happened. Chris Sprouse, the artist assigned to the OSC Superman story, backed out. He didn’t want to be associated with Card and the ugliness his involvement brought to the project. DC released some statement saying the story would be re-solicited when they found a new artist, but from what I hear, they aren’t looking. The story will likely never see the light of day.
For a long time, I stopped buying DC Comics. It bugged me that they’d hire Card in the first place. It bugged me that they seemed to stand behind him and his harmful message, even in the face of controversy. It bugged me that, even when Sprouse’s exit gave them the perfect opportunity for a mea culpa, they balked.
But today, Adventures of Superman #1 arrived in stores. And, because of a movement I was a part of, Orson Scott Card’s words are nowhere to be found. And that’s a very powerful thing.
So I bought it.

Just the best.

michaelhartney:

In February, DC Comics announced a new digital-first series called Adventures of Superman, an anthology series by a stable of creators. One of them was Orson Scott Card.

Orson Scott Card hates gay people. So much so that he’s on the board of NOM. So much so that he’s publicly called for the violent overthrow of the US government if Prop 8 is overturned. He’s no armchair homophobe.

Well, when I heard this news, I went a little nuts. I blogged about it, I wrote a letter to DC Comics about it, I talked to The Guardian about it, and I wasn’t alone. Great guys like Brett White and Jono Jarrett didn’t want some intolerant fossil putting words in Superman’s mouth either. And we wouldn’t shut up about it.

Then something amazing happened. Chris Sprouse, the artist assigned to the OSC Superman story, backed out. He didn’t want to be associated with Card and the ugliness his involvement brought to the project. DC released some statement saying the story would be re-solicited when they found a new artist, but from what I hear, they aren’t looking. The story will likely never see the light of day.

For a long time, I stopped buying DC Comics. It bugged me that they’d hire Card in the first place. It bugged me that they seemed to stand behind him and his harmful message, even in the face of controversy. It bugged me that, even when Sprouse’s exit gave them the perfect opportunity for a mea culpa, they balked.

But today, Adventures of Superman #1 arrived in stores. And, because of a movement I was a part of, Orson Scott Card’s words are nowhere to be found. And that’s a very powerful thing.

So I bought it.

Just the best.

mattandbrettlovecomics
mattandbrettlovecomics:

New episode of MATT & BRETT LOVE COMICS! 
LAUREN HUNTER and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11!
If you’re not pumped for “Man of Steel,” then listen to this podcast and GET pumped. We read one of the most respected Superman stories ever (“For the Man Who Has Everything” by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons) and oh yeah, we had things to say. Good things. Check it out!
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mattandbrettlovecomics:

New episode of MATT & BRETT LOVE COMICS!

LAUREN HUNTER and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11!

If you’re not pumped for “Man of Steel,” then listen to this podcast and GET pumped. We read one of the most respected Superman stories ever (“For the Man Who Has Everything” by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons) and oh yeah, we had things to say. Good things. Check it out!

ORSON SCOTT CARD HIRING SENDS MIXED SIGNALS TO DC COMICS’ LGBT FANS
I wrote this last Friday after the news broke, and after my friend Michael Hartney alerted me to it via his Tumblr. At the time of writing, I was very big on the idea that petitions do nothing. I mean, for the most part they don’t. For the most part they’re just the result of extremely passive people adding their name to an online thing without really lifting a finger to right the wrong. So my piece closes with a call to counter whatever money DC gave Card, and whatever money he’ll therefore put towards hurting the LGBT community, with donating to the HRC. Putting your money where your mouth is.
Then over the weekend, a petition actually gained traction (unlike every other comic petition ever) and my good friend Michael’s heartfelt plea blew up on Tumblr. To which I now say screw not signing a petition. Sign that petition and donate whatever money you’d give this Superman comic to the HRC. DC Comics has to know where their fans side (that side is the right side of history, by the way).

ORSON SCOTT CARD HIRING SENDS MIXED SIGNALS TO DC COMICS’ LGBT FANS

I wrote this last Friday after the news broke, and after my friend Michael Hartney alerted me to it via his Tumblr. At the time of writing, I was very big on the idea that petitions do nothing. I mean, for the most part they don’t. For the most part they’re just the result of extremely passive people adding their name to an online thing without really lifting a finger to right the wrong. So my piece closes with a call to counter whatever money DC gave Card, and whatever money he’ll therefore put towards hurting the LGBT community, with donating to the HRC. Putting your money where your mouth is.

Then over the weekend, a petition actually gained traction (unlike every other comic petition ever) and my good friend Michael’s heartfelt plea blew up on Tumblr. To which I now say screw not signing a petition. Sign that petition and donate whatever money you’d give this Superman comic to the HRC. DC Comics has to know where their fans side (that side is the right side of history, by the way).

michaelhartney

I Just Wrote This To DC Comics

michaelhartney:

Hi, DC!

My name’s Michael Hartney. I’m as big a Superman fan as you’ll ever meet. I have bought Superman comics every Wednesday since I learned to read, which was nearly 30 years ago. Superman was the subject of my blog and my one-man show. My name is tattooed on my arm in Kryptonian, for Zod’s sake. Oh, and I’m super-gay.

I can’t and won’t support the hiring of Orson Scott Card on Adventures of Superman. There’s a difference between having conservative political beliefs and being an active force of bigotry and hatred. Card is the latter. So draw away, Ethan Van Sciver, you fabulous Republican! Fine with me! Orson Scott Card, however, is in an entirely different, unjust league.

If this was a holocaust denier or a white supremacist, there would be no question. Hiring that writer would be an embarrassment to your company. Well, Card is an embarrassment to your company, DC. This is the same. The LGBTQ community will no longer take this lying down. Our civil rights are no longer up for debate or discussion.

Ugh. And of all the characters Card could have been hired to write, you give him Superman? The character that taught me to lead by example? To do the right thing, even when it was hard? To keep going, even when it seemed hopeless? What an insult. Kids are killing themselves. They are killing themselves in a climate of intolerance and homophobia publicly fostered by people like Orson Scott Card. You don’t have to contribute to this. You shouldn’t. You mustn’t.

What can you do to keep my business, and the business of other LBGTQ readers (and their straight allies) who feel utterly betrayed by this thoughtless, illogical decision? Great question, DC. Yank the story. Don’t publish it. You don’t have to fire Card. Pay him, thank him for his time, and run something else. Say, by Phil Jimenez, or one of the other incredible LGBTQ talents you have in your stable that have been alienated by this colossal blunder. Then, publish an It Gets Better comic. With 100% of the proceeds going to the Trevor Project. Stories starring Batwoman, Bunker, Alan Scott, and straight heroes too. I’ll do you a favor: I’ll write the Superman story, free of charge. I’ve got more than thirty years of Superman research under my belt, so I think I know him pretty well.

I wish you did too.

patbaer
patbaer:

michaelhartney:

OUTRAGE: DC Comics has just hired anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card for their new digital Adventures of Superman.He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization. 
We need to let DC Comics know they can’t support Orson Scott Card or his work to keep LGBT people as second-class citizens. They know they’re accountable to their fans, so if enough of us speak out now, they’ll hear us loud and clear. Sign and share!   

Fuck Orson Scott Card forever.

patbaer:

michaelhartney:

OUTRAGE: DC Comics has just hired anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card for their new digital Adventures of Superman.

He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization. 

We need to let DC Comics know they can’t support Orson Scott Card or his work to keep LGBT people as second-class citizens. They know they’re accountable to their fans, so if enough of us speak out now, they’ll hear us loud and clear. Sign and share!   

Fuck Orson Scott Card forever.

michaelhartney
michaelhartney:

Not only has DC Comics hired anti-gay bigot Orson Scott Card to write a Superman story, but Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston thinks I don’t have the right to be pissed about it: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/07/orson-scott-card-superman-and-here-we-go-again/Rich, there’s a difference between political beliefs and bigotry. There really is. My mom is both a Republican AND someone who believes I’m entitled to civil rights. Also, Card is not just a de facto activist because he’s famous. HE’S ON THE BOARD OF NOM. 
Basically I’m just pissed that a Superman comic is coming out and, for the first time in my entire life, I will not buy it. Shame on you, DC.

Signal fucking BOOOOOST.
I stopped reading Bleeding Cool around Christmas time because Rich Johnston pulled some more shady, grody, inappropriate stuff.

michaelhartney:

Not only has DC Comics hired anti-gay bigot Orson Scott Card to write a Superman story, but Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston thinks I don’t have the right to be pissed about it: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/07/orson-scott-card-superman-and-here-we-go-again/

Rich, there’s a difference between political beliefs and bigotry. There really is. My mom is both a Republican AND someone who believes I’m entitled to civil rights. Also, Card is not just a de facto activist because he’s famous. HE’S ON THE BOARD OF NOM. 

Basically I’m just pissed that a Superman comic is coming out and, for the first time in my entire life, I will not buy it. Shame on you, DC.

Signal fucking BOOOOOST.

I stopped reading Bleeding Cool around Christmas time because Rich Johnston pulled some more shady, grody, inappropriate stuff.