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Artist Quits Superman Project After Outcry Over Writer’s Marriage Views
Artist Quits Superman Project After Outcry Over Writer's Marriage Views - The New York Times
On one side, the Man of Steel, who led his film of the same name to box-office glory last month. The intended winners of Batman vs. Superman : us. The real winner: Warner Bros. Superman and Batman can carry their own stories. These American icons have done so in comic books for 70 years and on the big screen for half that time. But it seems almost inevitable in our comic-book-consumed cinema that the two would eventually meet.
Superman fans are up in arms at the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures. The digital comic is set to be published in April. The news has sparked a furious backlash from Card's critics. Card is a long-time critic of homosexuality and has called gay marriage "the end of democracy in America". In he became a board member of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that campaigns against same-sex marriage.
The comic book artist who was due to work on the latest Superman series has pulled out of the project, after a row over the appointment of an anti-gay campaigner to write the stories. Chris Sprouse made the announcement on Tuesday, saying he was "wasn't comfortable" with the backlash that followed the appointment of Orson Scott Card as writer. Superman fans and gay rights groups had criticised DC Comics' decision to hire Card, author of the best-selling Ender's Game books and a fervent critic of gay marriage. Award-winning artist Chris Sprouse's decision to pull out will set back Card's inclusion in what was set to be a high profile addition to the Adventures of Superman series.