Do You Like “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow”? (Great Debate)

Better Tomorrow

At the 2021 DC FanDome event, Jim Lee took center stage to announce a change to the Superman mythos, to better reflect Superman’s mission of universal transformative change for the future. “We are excited to announce that to better reflect the storylines that we’re telling across DC, and to honor Superman’s incredible legacy of over eighty years of building a better world, Superman’s motto is evolving,” Jim said. The traditional “Truth, Justice, and the American Way,” was changed to “Truth, Justice, and a Better Tomorrow”.

In the latest instalment of our “Great Debate” feature, we ask the question…

Do You Like “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow”?

Great Debate - Better Tomorrow

Who do you agree with?

Many thanks to our Great Debaters – Marc Lax and Mario Bennese.

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June 10, 2022 7:21 am

I never liked “the American Way” aspect. While I don’t know if the phrase originated with the Reeves show, it suggests Cold War jingoism. As if we were meant to think of America’s economic system as well as its political freedoms. The writer of the No answer (Mario?) is right about the current American behavior not fulfilling truth and justice. But the historical examples don’t do that either – not just the treatment of Native Americans and Black people, but also our topping of foreign governments to promote the interests of corporations. At best, “the American Way” is a holdover… Read more »

June 12, 2022 10:15 am

As someone who defended the use of “The American Way” passionately for a long time… I have to agree. We need a wake-up call, and losing things like this are small but necessary versions of that.

And I second “Champion of the Oppressed”. It may well be needed now more than it was when he was created.

June 14, 2022 8:47 pm

Call me old fashioned but I prefer “Truth, Justice, and the American way”. I have always associated the “American way” with freedom. And Superman always fights for freedom. Freedom that he fights to give everyone, even for other countries or worlds as well. Its a part of Superman’s history, I believe it shouldn’t be changed.

July 3, 2022 11:58 am
Reply to  Superman2878

DC may have changed Superman’s motto but what they can’t change is his connection to America and his history of saying “American way.” That fact can never be changed no matter how many times they change Superman’s motto. I do believe that someday Superman’s motto will return to being “Truth, Justice, and the American way.” It may take some time, but I believe it will happen.