Superman renounces his American citizenship
Wait, isn’t he an illegal alien anyways? No but really though, he’s an alien. Pretending to be a US citizen. A TERRORIST! Maybe Lex was right this whole time cause we all know bald men don’t lie. Look at Captain Picard… mmm Picard. You can command my ship anytime…
Oh yeah Superman. Read why he did it and what people are saying.
In the latest Action Comics issue 900, Superman has decided he no longer wants to be an instrument of US Policy and is instead a citizen of the universe.
Honestly? It’s about time! I can only imagine what hardcore patriotic Americans would think of this though.
Superman is a visitor from a distant planet who has long embraced American values. As a character and an icon, he embodies the best of the American Way
DC’s co-publishers, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio said in a statement to FOX411.com.
In a short story in ACTION COMICS 900, Superman announces his intention to put a global focus on his never ending battle, but he remains, as always, committed to his adopted home and his roots as a Kansas farm boy from Smallville.
Here’s what Comics Alliance has to say:
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.
Wired.com has this to add to why he did it:
Goyer’s installment, with tense art from Miguel Sepulveda, steals the spotlight in Action Comics No. 900. When Superman drops in on an Iranian protest to stand with demonstrators in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, the U.S. government takes him to task for acting as an instrument of national policy. Superman responds by renouncing his American citizenship and proclaiming himself a citizen of the universe.
And of course, someone complaining about it. Here’s what Hollywood publicist and GOP activist Angie Meyer told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column:
Besides being riddled with a blatant lack of patriotism, and respect for our country, Superman’s current creators are belittling the United States as a whole. By denouncing his citizenship, Superman becomes an eerie metaphor for the current economic and power status the country holds worldwide
What do you think?