Tag Archives: Orson Scott Card

Cartoons at the box office: “Free Birds” don’t fly, public goes to “Ender’s Game” anyway

Despite being based on a book by homophobic writer Orson Scott Card (the same Card of the “Adventures of Superman” controversy earlier this year), the public either didn’t know or care, as “Ender’s Game” topped the box office this weekend with $28 million. Meanwhile, “Free Birds,” the new movie about time-traveling turkeys who go back to the first Thanksgiving to prevent turkeys from ever being on the menu, debuted in fourth place with $16 million, behind “Bad Grandpa” and Morgan Freeman’s “Last Vegas” in #2…

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“Adventures of Superman” now Card-free: Orson Scott Card story’s artist quits

The Orson Scott Card-writing-a-Superman-story saga’s apparently finally ended on an unexpected note. Card’s artist, Chris Spouse, has quit the story, not wanting to be involved in the controversy surrounding the whole thing. DC, in turn, has pulled the Card story, and says it’ll appear at an unspecified later date (while they “look…for a replacement artist”). The new, Card-free issue #1 will be written by Jeff Parker and drawn by Chris Samnee (who drew the Superman art in this post). Of course, I view all of…

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DC Comics finally responds (curtly) to the Orson Scott Card controversy

You might recall the controversy over Orson Scott Card writing for a few issues of a new digital-only Superman comic. Since the news was released, there’s been various calls for boycotting, etc., with the news making it even into non-comics media (NPR, LGBT magazine “The Advocate”). Today, DC Comics finally responded to “The Advocate” (and Fox News): When The Advocate reached out to DC for an official comment, a company spokesman said, “As content creators we steadfastly support freedom of expression, however the personal views…

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Non-canonical Superman comic to debut; debut stories written by…Orson Scott Card?!

Today, DC Comics announced that it’ll be producing a new digital-only Superman anthology comic titled “Adventures of Superman.” The name, of course, is the same as the one used for the live-action 1950s TV show, plus the post-Crisis renaming of the original Superman title for some number of years. Since it’s a non-canonical anthology title, not only does Superman regain his proper costume (red shorts and all), but the stories don’t have to tie into the “New 52.” Good news for those of us who…

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