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...Superman announces that he is going to give up his U.S. citizenship. Despite very literally being an alien immigrant, Superman has long been seen as a patriotic symbol of "truth, justice, and the American way," from his embrace of traditional American ideals to the iconic red and blue of his costume. What it means to stand for the "American way" is an increasingly complicated thing, however, both in the real world and in superhero comics, whose storylines have increasingly seemed to mirror current events and deal with moral and political complexities rather than simple black and white morality.
Originally posted by iamsupermanv2
I am (obviously) a very huge Supes fan, so I have to nerd out on you here and mention that he dropped the "American Way" a while back. When that cinematic abortion Superman:Returns came out.
Now, if that has been mentioned or the article is that old, apologies for my nerdom.
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
Superman has always been a defender of humanity as a whole first, and America second. The world we live in today is much different than the one Superman was created in. No longer do we have the looming threat of Nazism and the Cold War is over. Thanks to the advent of the internet the world has become a global community and Superman is simply changing to reflect this fact. In the past, Superman did not stop asteroids from colliding with Earth or defeated villains like General Zod because he was American. He did these things because he was a citizen of Earth.
CLEVELAND — The Man of Steel may have fallen victim to scrap metal thieves in Cleveland.
A historical marker has been stolen near the house where two high school classmates created the Superman character in 1933. The neighborhood’s development corporation tells police a hacksaw was used to remove the plaque from atop a pole two weeks ago.
The Plain Dealer newspaper reports that the aluminum marker may have been swiped because its coloring led the culprits to think it was bronze, a popular target of scrap thieves.
The city installed the plaque eight years ago. Officials say it will be replaced.