Controversial Orson Scott Card Superman comic delayed after artist steps down

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A planned story from Orson Scott Card will no longer open DC’s new Adventures of Superman series after artist Chris Sprouse withdrew from the project. Adventures of Superman was set to open in April with a two-chapter story from Card, who is best remembered for Ender’s Game and previously wrote an Iron Man miniseries for DC. But Card’s selection drew harsh criticism: he’s known for several anti-gay editorials and is a board member of the National Organization for Marriage, a political group that opposes same-sex marriage.

While DC backed Card, The Beat and others report that Sprouse stepped down after protest of the comic. “The media surrounding this story reached the point where it took away from the actual work, and that’s something…

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