DC Comics blasted for changing Superman's 'American Way' motto: 'A distortion and a disservice to fans'

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Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo said on Sunday that DC Comics removing Superman’s motto, "Fight for the American Way," is a "disservice to fans" because the company would rather "politically grandstand than respect the audience that built" the character.

"This is clearly a distortion and a disservice to anyone who loved Superman that read the comic books and watched those movies," Arroyo told "The Big Sunday Show."

"Here’s why, remember, this was about an alien from another planet, a dying planet that comes and lands in the heartland of America and embodies the American ideals of freedom, justice. He wears red, white and blue for goodness sake," Arroyo added.

The iconic comic-book character Superman has stood for "truth, justice and the American way" for over 80 years.

DC Comics, the longtime publisher of Superman comics, now says the Man of Steel stands for "truth, justice … and a better tomorrow," according to a report. The change reflects a broader, more global vision for the world of Superman, Jim Lee, DC’s chief creative officer and publisher, said Saturday during the company’s virtual DC FanDome event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"To better reflect the storylines that we are telling across DC and to honor Superman’s incredible legacy over 80 years of building a better world, Superman’s motto is evolving," Lee said.

"Superman has long been a symbol of hope who inspires people, and it is that optimism and hope that powers him forward... (Read more)