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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 8:27 a.m. PST

Why wasn't I told ?

Had to hear about it kinda second hand via this :



News to me too!

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 8:49 a.m. PST

I heard about it through a similar complaint a couple of days ago. I don't read much in the way of comics anymore, but I might try superman again if Card is writing it.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Feb 2013 9:51 a.m. PST

Card always seemed like a nice guy to me. Course, I met him way, way back when…

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 10:51 a.m. PST

The over-the-top over-reaction to Card is both obnoxious and silly. If you don't want to support him, don't buy what he produces. Though I seriously doubt that Card will introduce any political or religious agenda into Superman (aside from those which are inherent to the character). Frankly, I'd rather that both sides keep their political agendas out of the comics, or at least restrict them to appropriately targeted graphic novels or special series (as Watchmen and V for Vendetta were). I want to read comics for a fun superhero story, not a lecture, regardless of who's behind it or what their point is. Save it for the op-ed pages of New Republic or The Weekly Standard, and stop draping it with my capes.

'Nuff said.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 4:08 p.m. PST

I was a huge OS Card fan up until "The Memory of Earth" which seemed (to me) to indicate that he'd just given up trying.

Liked the first couple of Alvin maker books (but can't recall anything about them now). I thought Enders Game (original short story) was just superb – by the time he got to Xenocide in the novels I'd had more than enough.

If he can't spin a reasonable Superman tale then he's lost it completely.

Wasn't aware of his attitude to sexual equalities – don't know if I should be surprised or not, but am quite taken aback that someone so clearly intelligent and literate (some of his early prose just shone) feels that other people's bedrooms have anything to do with him.

Space Monkey14 Feb 2013 5:44 p.m. PST

Money seems to be more important than votes… it's important where you spend it, who gets it, what they do with it.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 7:25 p.m. PST

I don't typically read sequels to stand alone novels, so I didn't go beyond Ender's Game, which until the very end was very good.

The fact that you weren't aware of his attitudes, 20thmaine, is one answer to criticisms of his writing superman.

I think the guy has written some great stuff, he is certainly a better writer than many in the comic world.

jpattern214 Feb 2013 9:48 p.m. PST

I loved the original "Ender's Game" short story; I thought the expanded novel was unnecessary. I've read bits and pieces of his work since then, but nothing has really grabbed me like that short story.

Then about 2 or 3 years ago I read his thoughts on "just wars," evolution, global warming, scientific orthodoxy, and homosexuality, among other subjects, and decided that he'll never get any more of my time or money.

That definitely includes his work on Superman. I have no problem with his writing the comic free speech and the marketplace and all that I just won't read or buy it.

Tom Bryant18 Feb 2013 4:31 a.m. PST

Look on the bright side, at least they didn't get Jerry Pournelle.

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