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Now DC Comics ditches patriotic mention of 'The American Way' from Superman's motto...

• By ALYSSA GUZMAN and SARAH ABRAHAM

DC Comics has ditched the mention of 'The American Way' from Superman's motto in favor of the superhero fighting for a 'better tomorrow.' 

The 83-year-old character's longstanding adage used to be 'Truth, Justice and the American Way'.

But the publisher said that his new mission statement will be 'Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.'

DC did not specifically address why they had ditched America from the slogan, but instead maintained that they were focused on 'evolving.'

'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, Superman's motto is evolving,' DC Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee said at the DC FanDome fan event on Saturday. 

'Superman has long been a symbol of hope who inspires people, and it is that optimism and hope that powers him forward with this new mission statement.'

The superhero's backstory is about as American as it gets — a boy raised in Kansas by two farmers who wears a costume in shades of red and blue that nod to the American flag. 

The last time a Clark Kent-centered film hit the big screen was 2013's Man Of Steel with Henry Cavill playing the titular character. 

He also appeared as Superman in 2017's Justice League and the 2021 extended cut: Zack Snyder's Justice League. 

A nod to his American identity, in Justice League his character even says: 'I'm from Kansas. It's about as American as it gets,' but Snyder said he had to fight to keep the line in the movie as he strove to portray 'that perfect mix of Americana'. 


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