No more "Truth, Justice, and the American Way"?

Superman Renounces [SPOILER] in 'Action Comics' #900

Excerpt (with image of comic strip):

Superman replies that it was foolish to think that his actions would not reflect politically on the American government, and that he therefore plans to renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations the next day -- and to continue working as a superhero from a more global than national perspective. From a "realistic" standpoint it makes sense; it would indeed be impossible for a nigh-omnipotent being ideologically aligned with America to intercede against injustice beyond American borders without creating enormous political fallout for the U.S. government.

Comment: Might as well ... our President gave it up some time ago! What would Seinfeld think? (I remember one of my neighbor buddies telling me that George Reeves was dead! (Back when we watched very little TV and lived in the dark about the news. I was shattered (I was 9)). Image source for Truth Justice and the American Way!


  1. Another take: Superman: Truth, Justice And The United Nations Way?:

    First of all, Superman renouncing his American citizenship isn’t quite as stupid as Captain America doing it, but it has to be pretty close. What really tops it off, however, is a comic book about a superhero with essentially unlimited powers standing with citizens who’re being murdered in the streets in an act of “nonviolent civil disobedience.” Here’s an indestructible super human who can lift anything, melt tanks with his eyes, and blow military jets out of the sky, and he’s playing Gandhi. What must the Iranian protestors think?

  2. Still committed to Smallville!

    Superman Threatens to Renounce U.S. Citizenship:

    Superman, who was first introduced in the 1938, has a long association with the United States. But Joe Shuster, the artist who helped create the character with writer Jerry Siegel, was born in Canada.

    And critics have described Superman's life story as a metaphor for the immigrant experience, because he is an alien.

    DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio seemed to downplay their landmark superhero character's latest declaration, in a joint statement.

    "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," they said.

  3. And on the comic book, it looks like Lenin behind the man of steel. So do we call him Clark Stalin now?


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