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DC Comics Pulls The Plug On Executive Column After Too Many Tough Questions From Fans

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DC Comics has been criticized before for their public relations responses (or non-responses, as the case may be) and a recent move has raised eyebrows yet again. Editor-In-Chief Bob Harras and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase were contributing to a monthly column to Comic Book Resources in which they answered questions from both the journalists working for CBR and fans. But in its latest installment the website announced DC would no longer be participating. And guess what? The Orson Scott Card controversy and other "tough questions" played a part.

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Artist Chris Sprouse Leaves Orson Scott Card-Penned Superman Story

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DC hiring Orson Scott Card as one of the writers in a digital-first anthology of Superman stories is proving the controversy that won't die, not simply because fans who appreciate the conflict between the themes associated with Superman as a character and the views that Card openly and publicly espouses about the basic rights of the LGBTQ community, along with the actions he's taken to make those views into actual legislation, are being vocal about their disappointment regarding the choice. It's still making news because actual members of the comic book community are doing things like refusing to stock the issue when it eventually comes to print, and movie executives are getting nervous about their blockbusters. But while the retailer is still a big part of the comics community, you couldn't call them as central to the industry as the artists who draw the books in the first place, and it's now, according to USA Today, that the artist on Card's Superman book has walked off the project, citing the negative attention that its drawn.

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