Superman ditches the 'American Way'

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Superman will no longer stand for the "American Way," according to a DC Comics official at the DC Fandome convention on Saturday.

The Man of Steel's motto will change from "Truth, Justice and the American Way" to "Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow," according to Jim Lee, the chief creative officer and publisher of DC.

The change is intended "to better reflect the storylines that we are telling across DC and to honor Superman's incredible legacy of over 80 years of building a better world," according to a DC press statement.

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Superman in comics, film, and other platforms has been carried by varying mantras since his first appearance in June 1938. Still, every variation has included "truth" and "justice" as necessary themes, a report said.

The motto "Truth, Justice and the American Way" originated in the 1940s as an effort to generate support for the U.S. military in World War II, the report noted.

The "American Way" gave way to "Truth, Justice and Freedom" in the 1960s, yet it was revived in the famous Christopher Reeve 1978 film, Variety reported.

More variations have come and gone since then, but this newest change seems to be part of a more significant effort by DC to be inclusive.

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The announcement by DC's head executive came less than a week after announcing Jon Kent, Superman's son, is bisexual.

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