posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 02:39 PM
Well, this is a low blow. Now the PC crowd has pushed the Man of Steel into the realm of an international entity. Did anyone really consider
Superman a citizen of any country. Foolishness has reached new heights.
"...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
The key scene takes place in "The Incident," a short story in Action Comics #900 written by David S. Goyer with art by Miguel Sepulveda. In it,
Superman consults with the President's national security advisor, who is incensed that Superman appeared in Tehran to non-violently support the
protesters demonstrating against the Iranian regime, no doubt an analogue for the recent real-life protests in the Middle East. However, since
Superman is viewed as an American icon in the DC Universe as well as our own, the Iranian government has construed his actions as the will of the
American President, and indeed, an act of war
I'll worry when Scooby Doo and Shaggy renounce their citizenship. They way those two eat, they will likely become Italians.