Superman renounces American citizenship

Posted: April 28, 2011 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

in Action Comics #900…
…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.

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I was never a Superman fan anyway, mainly because he has always been a whiny shit who pulls crap like this.  Speaking of whiny, how long before Whoopi Goldberg denounces Superman as racist because he renounces his citizenship while Barack Obama is president?

  1. Veeshir says:

    storylines have increasingly seemed to mirror current events

    What “current events”, do they mean leftists hating on America?

    Another part of the funniest end of civilization is our fine, tolerant, totally into human rights media acting as if America is the worst thing in the world and the murderous dictators in Gaza, China, Iran and Cuba are better.

  2. Ogre says:

    Despite all his super powers, Superman was a candy ass. If he was all that super he should have been knee deep in nekkid supermodels and hundred dollar bills.

    ?!: you think maybe Charlie Sheen is a superhero? Getting his super strength from magic powder inhaled through little tubes. Faster than a speeding hooker, more powerful than a CBS executive, and able to hoover tall lines in a single breath.

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  4. Joel Siegel wept. The guy even wrote that Jor-El had designed an artificial womb into the spaceship that brought Kal-El to earth. He was determined that Superman would be a natural born American citizen, he wrote the arrival deliberately to accomplish that.

    • aliceaitch says:

      What would we do without comic book geeks to answer our questions? (I mean that in all seriousness – I was about to ask if Superman was ever naturalized.)

  5. Sean M. says:

    What about Clark Kent? Is he still an American citizen?

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