In 2009, DC Comics did a comic book story that was so anti-American, so insulting to folks who loved their country and so anti-patriotic, it was the beginning of giving up the company for me. In the story, Superman (a fictional character) renounced his American citizenship. The author was David Goyer, who is now in charge of DC’s movie and TV properties. Although commercialism forced him to make Superman admit he was an American in his recent Man of Steel movie script, Goyer regularly defends this story and denounces and insults comic book fans. He doesn’t like America or us, for some reason.
When this story was published, I (and much of the world) was shocked and appalled. Above is a one-page comic response I wrote, drawn by my friend and comic book artist Austin Beach. At the time I sent it to most of the comic book press, and even conservative outlets like the Glenn Beck show. No one printed or referred to it; maybe it just wasn’t that good. At least I managed to put my own spin on the controversy. I still have and treasure the original art.