First, DC Comics announced that hateful homophobe Orson Scott Card was writing a story for a Superman comics anthology. After weeks of controversy, in which stores refused to carry the book and comics fans vowed to buy multiple copies of the issue to make up for what they (wrongly) perceived as a violation of Card's freedom of speech, the issue has been temporarily resolved. USA Today says:

Due to the media attention surrounding the science-fiction writer and his story in the forthcoming Adventures of Superman, artist Chris Sprouse — who was to illustrate a tale by Card and Aaron Johnston — has departed from the book, according to DC Comics... "It took a lot of thought to come to this conclusion, but I've decided to step back as the artist on this story," Sprouse said in a statement released Tuesday. "The media surrounding this story reached the point where it took away from the actual work, and that's something I wasn't comfortable with. My relationship with DC Comics remains as strong as ever and I look forward to my next project with them."

DC says it's looking for another artist to draw Orson Scott Card's story, and they promise to publish it once it's done. They probably won't be asking Alison Bechdel to draw this one, I'm thinking.