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Superman: Son of Kal-El, DC’s wokest comic book series has been canceled. DC Comics announced it at New York Comic-Con after sales of the bisexual Superman plummeted.
The comic book series Superman: Son of Kal-El, written by Tom Taylor, was launched a year ago emphasizing Superman’s bisexual status, and clearly intended to push the progressive political agenda with stories in which “The Person of Steel” fought climate change and its “deniers,” rescued undocumented immigrants, and even went so far as to wear a mask to promote draconian Democratic anti-pandemic protocols.
DC has announced that the series will run until December when the last issue will be published after only 18 issues after sales have fallen month after month following a debut that was already a financial failure for DC.
According to Bounding Into Comics, sales estimates for the first issue only reached 68,800 copies, ranking 17th on the comics sales charts, while the third issue fell to 34,000 copies, a dismal 77th in the rankings.
The problem is not Superman, but wokeism
If we compare the sales figures of Superman woke with those of other recent Superman series, we find that all of them have doubled the sales of the queer and social justice warrior version of the Kryptonian hero.
This disparity in sales would be a clear indicator of DC Comics’ failure to spoon-feed woke identity politics. Corroboration that the failure is due to DC Comics’ political agenda is evident when we compare it to the success of Rippaverse, the anti-woke comic book series by libertarian artist Eric July.
It so happens that comic book artist Gabe Eltaeb left DC in 2021 over a matter of principle, when DC Comics decided to remove “America” from the classic Superman motto “Truth, Justice and the American Way.”
Following his resignation, Gabe Eltaeb joined Eric July’s Rippaverse project, raising $3.7 million in funding for their first issue. Interestingly, PayPal withheld this money from Eric July, in what could be seen as another sign of Big Tech’s coordinated attack on opponents of the tyranny of the woke ideology.
Despite the umpteenth confirmation of the maxim “go woke, go broke”, DC Comics is still determined to be a vehicle for leftist propaganda, and has announced that after the cancellation of Superman: Son of Kal-El, they will release in January 2023 a new series with Tom Taylor entitled Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent, in which the character will also be queer.
This name change appears to be a mere ploy to cash in on sales among collectors of #1s, in a desperate attempt to keep alive a politicized Superman that the public has chosen to ignore.
Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.
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