Action Comics Gets Cover Changed
Some of you may have noticed that Action Comics was recently delayed. The original solicits show Clark Kent enjoying a cold beer with Pa.
Is there anything wrong with that? I'm pretty sure Clark is over 21.
I suppose DC was worried that it'd be a bad portrayal if the kids saw Superman drinking an adult beverage. Is this backlash from way back when kids tied towels around their necks and tried jumping off their roofs?
Kid busted for drinking: "Shorry offisher...I wanted to be like, hic, Shuperman..."
I just don't see the big deal. Part of Superman's charm is that even though he is an alien, he is more human than most other heroes. I understand the decision to change it. In today's age, I suppose you can't be too careful. People are so easily outraged over nothing. What does make it bad is the poor job they did in changing the label on his bottle. The original (as you can see) has some detail to it. The new one just has a generic label marked "soda pop."