The already controversial reboot of Superman in Action Comics is getting a bit more controversial.
And writer Grant Morrison has a message to fans about it–chill out.
The reboot of Action Comics #1 features a panel with the Man of Steel uttering the word “GD” Some assumed that Superman was taking the name of the Lord in vain. One in particular was a comic book store in North Carolina, where the owner assumed that Superman was cursing God, a phrase he doesn’t feel the Man of Steel should use.
Not only that, but he feels such a sentiment would go against the desires of the men who created the character. He took his thoughts to Facebook and began a Grant Morrison Boycott.
Morrison responded via the DC web site, saying, “It should go without saying that the offending panel and caption, a mere ‘GD’, is a sound effect grunt—to suggest Superman’s breath being forced through gritted teeth—much like ‘DHH’, ‘GNUHH’ or the many others used throughout this book and in general in the comics business. It’s not in any way representative of God or a curse.”
The owner of TCC did go on to apologize, saying “Thank you Grant Morrison. The boycott is lifted. Once again my apologies to Grant for the unwarranted name calling. Thank you to those who supported my stance. To those who didn’t … I respect your opinions. To those who only posted to bash Christians and people with opinions different from yours … grow up and get a life.”