New openly homosexual Congressman to be sworn in on original Superman comic by JosephSummers for Life Site News
DC Comics, the company that publishes Superman, cancelled a Superman comic depicting the character as bisexual for poor sales in October.
A newly elected Democrat Congressman from California opted to be sworn in on a copy of the original Superman comic.
In addition to being sworn in on the comic, Robert Garcia, former mayor of Long Beach, will be sworn in on a photo of his deceased parents, both of whom he lost to COVID-19 in 2020, a copy of the constitution, and a copy of his citizenship certificate. The comic will be borrowed from the Library of Congress. Garcia will be the first openly homosexual immigrant in Congress.
Will be proudly sworn-in to Congress on the U.S. Constitution. Underneath the Constitution will be 3 items that mean a lot to me personally. A photo of my parents who I lost to covid, my citizenship certificate & an original Superman #1 from the @librarycongress. 🇺🇸😊 pic.twitter.com/YGW43OLsIp
— Robert Garcia (@RobertGarcia) January 3, 2023
Garcia spokeswoman Sara Guerrero, speaking with the New York Post, said that “Congressman Garcia learned to read and write in English by reading Superman comics so it’s especially exciting he was able to borrow this rare copy from the kind folks at the Library of Congress.”
The original Superman comic to be used in Garcia’s swearing in, Superman #1, was published by DC Comics in 1939. Last year, a copy of the comic sold at auction for $5.3 million. According to Screen Rant, the comic is considered a “holy grail” for comic collectors.
In 2021, DC announced that it would run a new Superman series. The series, Superman: Son of Kal-El, featured Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and depicted him embracing several leftist causes, including climate activism and wearing a mask to fight the spread of COVID-19.
The fifth issue of the series depicted Kent as coming out as “bisexual” and starting a relationship with his friend Jay Nakamura. The issue featured a picture of the two male characters kissing.