“It’s Disgraceful” — Police Outraged at New Superman Comic Book
NEW YORK — Police have become outraged at the latest release of a Superman comic book in which the iconic American hero fights back against bully cops.
The comic portrays Superman as standing with a crowd of Americans who are embracing him.
Cops in riot gear soon arrive to break up the gathering and take Superman (who has now been revealed as Clark Kent) into custody.
Police fire tear gas at the Americans. As Clark Kent aka Superman watches the scene unfold, and witnesses the violent bullying, he feels his power back and decides that enough is enough. The feeling is portrayed with powerful imagery. A feeling, perhaps, shared by every American when we witness police bullying the innocent, shooting dogs, and killing mentally disabled people.
One officer tries to bully Superman, but instead of backing down, superman knocks the officer out with one punch.
Younger Superman fans have embraced the new comic book and feel that they can now look up to Superman as a true superhero.
But police themselves are outraged.
Patrick Colligan, president of a group of individuals that calls itself the “NJ State Policemen’s Benevolent Association”, said that the comic book is “disgraceful.”
Colligan claims that cops are protecting the public, and it is at their expense that the comic book writers are selling the latest issue of superman.
“We are once again painted with the very broad stroke nobody wants to be painted with,” Colligan said.
Colligan then seemed to suggest that comic books should stop taking on social issues.
“Comic books are taking on social issues lately and maybe they should get back to taking on superheroes and making people laugh,” he said.