Superman in his stories avoids Kryptonite at all costs as it’s the one element that can weaken, even kill, him.
While there’s little possibility of death, the longtime fans of his stories now appear to be treating HIM like Kryptonite, avoiding him completely.
That’s after a report from TruthPress that since his stories turned “woke,” readers are fleeing in droves.
“John F. Trent reported Monday for the entertainment website Bounding into Comics that sales of ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’ — in which the son of the original Superman becomes a climate activist, advocates for illegal immigrants and dates a male reporter after donning his father’s cape — failed to crack the top 50 for the number of units sold only five issues into its new run.”
Trent’s conclusion was that it was an unprecedented sales flop.
“That’s right, the flagship Superman book at DC Comics is not on a Top 50 Comic Books by Units chart only 5 issues in,” Trent concluded.
TruthPress noted that ICv2, which tracks sales, said the comic “failed to crack the top 50 books for units sold…”
Sales of the latest iteration of the longtime superhero in blue and a cape “have bombed” after DC wrote out Clark Kent, the original, and replaced him with Jonathan Kent, Clark’s son and a climate activist. As well as philanderer with men.
The report said Superman the Second was only 17th the month it appeared, and failed dramatically to match up with earlier Superman versions, such as Superman comics in 2018, 2016 and 2011.
Sales have been declining ever since.
While it was trying to reboot the series, DC Comics game him a romantic relationship with a man, Jay Nakamura, a reporter in the fictional story.
But, the report said, “interest from fans quickly faded as DC announced more changes.”
The publisher also at that time killed off the motto of “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” in favor of the dynamic “Truth, Justice, and a better tomorrow.”
A commentary at Big League Politics explained how Superman was “tanking” after becoming “woke.”
The commentary said, “This is the latest example of the ‘get woke, go broke’ phenomenon as the people gets tired of this perverted agenda being shoved down their throats.”
Content created by the WND News Center is available for re-publication without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].
This article was originally published by the WND News Center.