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'Superman' author's gay-rights opposition prompts local boycott

'Superman' author's gay-rights opposition prompts local boycott

A Baltimore comic store has joined the growing public outcry over DC Comics' decision to hire a gay-marriage opponent and author to write part of the coming "Adventures of Superman" series.

Joining many shops nationwide, Gorilla King Comics in Fells Point will not sell the two issues expected to be written by Orson Scott Card.

"I have a lot of gay customers," says owner Ian Sayre. "I don't want someone to come in here, see that and think that's me or that anyone in the store supports his policies."

Since announcing the partnership with Card, the well-known science fiction author of "Ender's Game," DC Comics has faced outraged...