DC will release Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child in December. It marks the return of Frank Miller to the helm of Batman.
The Golden Child is Jonathan Kent; Superman and Wonder Woman’s child. So, why is China upset?
The problem is this promo cover that DC shared for The Golden Child, which shows Batman throwing a Molotov cocktail.
On social media, some Chinese fans thought that the timing and the illustration could only mean that Batman was also throwing his support behind the protests in Hong Kong.
I’m not sure if this was the case, but DC removed the image and removed it from Instagram where it first appeared.
The concern is that the phrase “golden child” alludes to earlier protests in 2014 where people wore yellow garments. At the same time, “The future is young”, it is suggested, refers to the fact that students are leading this (and previous) protests.
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