North Carolina Comics Retailer Boycotts ‘Action Comics’ Over the Letters ‘GD’
A comics event as big as DC’s line-wide relaunch is bound to provoke some pretty extreme reactions among fans, but perhaps the most extreme came from the proprietor of Asheboro, North Carolina comic shop The Comic Conspiracy. This week, he announced on Facebook that he was boycotting DC’s Action Comics and any future projects by Grant Morrison after becoming fed up with having the writer’s “liberal agendas force fed” to him.
So what was it that set him off? A panel in Action Comics #1 where Superman says “GD.” And no, that’s not an abbreviation. It’s just the letters.
It is certainly and unquestionably within the rights of retailers to decide for themselves which products they carry in their stores, but this particular decision has been attracting a lot of attention, both for its angry public announcement and the reasoning behind it. According to the Facebook page, the Comic Conspiracy’s decision came as a result that the belief that the “GD” in this case was short for the blasphemous “God damn.”
This, according to The Comic Conspiracy’s Facebook page, is a problem because Superman was created to be a character who was pure good, and who consequently would never use such foul language, as it is offensive to both Christians and to Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Sadly, those two men are no longer alive and can’t voice their own displeasure, but they can rest easy knowing that the the Comic Conspiracy is defending their honor.
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