Not that anyone asked me…
…but I want a piece of this “bitching-about-Orson-Scott-Card-writing-Superman” pie. Where to start? First off, it’s inconsequential to me, DC has spent the past few years letting me know, as a gay dude, that I’m not their target audience, so it’s not like they’re losing a customer. Second, there is a huge difference between having an opinion and being a board member of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). NOM is some fucked up shit, evil motherfuckers with an agenda and the finances to push that agenda. NOM is a hate group (SPLC certified, motherfuckers! you gotta work hard to earn that distinction!) Thirdly, I was a fan of Card’s Ultimate Iron Man series, until three issues in when I learned who Card was and his opinions (pre-NOM, but still a dickweed) and dropped the fuck out of that book. Not because I thought he should be censored/fired for his views, but because that’s distracting as shit. (turn the page, sublimate disgust, turn the page, sublimate disgust, then you turn the page, then you sublimate disgust!)(Rocko’s Modern Life? anyone?).
Personally, I’d rather spend my energy supporting LGBT artists and allies. Brian Michael Bendis quit eating Chick-fil-A when their hate crime-ing was dragged into our national spotlight, and I have good friends who wouldn’t even do that, not because they hate gay people, but they like fast food chicken more than my having a super high opinion of them. Peter David has always been a gay-friendly writer, go support him with your money or attention, he’d appreciate it. Gail Simone, Phil Jiminez, fuck, just look at the list at Prism Comcs: http://prismcomics.org/profiles.php. The CBLDF 2011 Annual had an “it-gets-better” theme with so many people worth your time and energy: (http://prismcomics.org/display.php?id=2064). Go check out Zeus Comics’ “The Variants” web series on YouTube.
So, in summation, fuck NOM and OSC, mad props to PAD, BMB, the CBLDF and many more people/organizations that aren’t easily identifiable by their initials. As for DC, they don’t want me as a reader, they don’t get me as a reader. So they can increase their production on tweenage wank books, hell, put some inhuman jugs on all your male characters too and call yourselves, TC, for Tittie Comics. Boobs boob-boob-boob boobies! Have I made myself clear?