Superman takes a leap forward with a new motto.
The hero will no longer refer to the “American Way” in DC comics, and will instead use the phrase “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.”
“Superman’s new motto ‘Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow’ will better reflect the global storylines we tell across DC and honor the incredible legacy of the character of over 80 years of building a better world,” Jim Lee , publisher and chief creative officer of DC Comics, said in a statement on Saturday.
“Superman has long been a symbol of hope that inspires people around the world, and it is that optimism and hope that drives him to move forward with this new mission statement.”
The old motto, “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” is one that was used by Superman and dates back to the early 1940s, according to Variety.
Superman made his debut in 1938 in “Action Comics”, with the hero usually played by Kal-El, a hero from the planet Krypton who passed through Clark Kent after arriving on Earth.
The new currency received mixed reactions.
“Changing Superman’s motto tells you that the American Way has come to mean ‘for profit and with as little concern for mankind as possible.” Fix that and maybe it’s worth fighting. ” comic book designer Tim Seeley tweeted.
Twitter user RJ Petrucci, meanwhile, wrote: “I think it’s a shame… and of course for International $$$$$$.”
Earlier last week, DC Comics announced that the latest hero to take on the role of Superman, Jon Kent, will go bisexual in an upcoming comic book.
“The Superman symbol has always stood for hope, truth and justice,” said writer Tom Taylor. “Today this symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the Mightiest Superhero in Comics. “