After nearly 80 years, Superman will no longer fight for “truth, justice, and the American way.” Instead, DC Comics announced Saturday that the Man of Steel will now be fighting for “truth, justice and a better tomorrow.”
The days’ Superman stood for “truth, justice and the American way” are over.
DC Comics, the publisher of iconic superhero character Superman now says that the Man of Steel’s slogan has been changed to “truth, justice and a better tomorrow.”
According to DC’s chief creative officer, Jim Lee, the unexpected change reflects a more global and broader vision for Superman.
To honor Superman’s incredible 80 year legacy of building a better world, Superman’s motto is evolving,” Lee said.
Jim Lee did not expound on why the publisher has discontinued using “the American way.”
The motto has been associated with the character since the 1940s radio program “Adventures of Superman.”
The motto change was the second half of a recent 1-2 punch for fans of the traditional Superman. Last week came news that an upcoming Superman comic book will feature Jon Kent – son of Superman’s alter-ego, newspaper reporter Clark Kent – as a bisexual Superman.
Burbank, California-based DC Comics is a division of the entertainment company Warner Brothers.