Gabe Eltaeb, a longtime colorist for DC Comics, quits amid drastic changes made to Superman.
In the new comic Superman: Son of Kal-Ed 5, Superman is now bisexual. This move is one of many in an ongoing trend to expose children to a variety of sexual themes at a young age. Sexual topics are no longer left for parents to teach their kids. Instead, sexual liberation theory has diffused through our culture and seeped even into children’s comics.
Although this is somewhat troubling, it is not the main motivating factor for Eltaeb’s departure from DC Comics.
What aggravated Eltaeb the most was the changes to Superman’s classic slogan..
“Truth, Justice, and the American Way”
In Superman: Son of Kal-Ed 5, Superman’s slogan is now “Truth, Justice, and a Better World”.
While this slogan change may seem slight to some, it has important influences from leftist ideology. The reason the slogan “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” needed to change is that leftists do not believe that truth and justice are virtues that can be connected to American heritage.
They view the United States as a racist and oppressive force rather than the symbol of liberty it historically has been. Superman can no longer be portrayed as a patriotic superhero as it would connect him to forces of oppression, racism, sexism, and all other ridiculous claims leveled at the U.S.
Eltaeb, the artist for DC Comics, announced his exit via a YouTube livestream on Wednesday October 13th. He made the following statements which show his distaste with Superman succumbing to the left in the current culture wars:
“I’m finishing out my contract with DC. I’m tired of this s***, I’m tired of them ruining these characters; they don’t have a right to do this”
“What really pissed me off was saying truth, justice, and a better world. F*** that it was Truth, Justice, and the American way.”
Eltaeb felt that he needed to make a stand against this leftist propaganda due to his family history. His grandfather was a WWII veteran and his father had suffered under the Libyan dictatorship. His family thoroughly understood that truth and justice were the American way, and they were willing to risk their lives for this belief.
You can listen to Eltaeb describe his exit from DC comics and why he felt it was necessary in this short 5 minute video here: Why I left DC comics