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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:22

Superman renounces U.S. citizenship

Time to tweak that catchphrase "truth, justice and the American way"? Superman is renouncing his U.S. citizenship in DC's new "Action Comics #900."

According to Newsarama.com, in the story, Superman is scolded by a member of the president's security staff for appearing at a protest in Iran, with the notion that Superman's actions reflect the positions of U.S. government as a whole.

"I'm tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy," Superman says in a panel featured on comicsalliance.com.

The move was sparking differing reactions.

"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," Hollywood publicist and GOP activist Angie Meyer told FOX411's Pop Tarts column.

And from Wired blogger Scott Thill: "Superman has always been bigger than the United States. In an age rife with immigration paranoia, it’s refreshing to see an alien refugee tell the United States that it’s as important to him as any other country on Earth -- which, in turn, is as important to Superman as any other planet in the multiverse."

So, Superman was born on another planet. Maybe it makes sense for him to embrace a more global identity. What do you think?


Source: scoop.today.com


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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:24

Meh, he's English British now anyway. >.>

#3 Arkaic

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:27

oh my. how pathetic we worry about a comic strip when there are so much bigger problems. :rolleyes:

#4 Simon-

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:33

Wow, build a bridge and get over it. A comic book character going against US policy in a fictional story, how un-American! All Americans should follow US Policy in all aspects of their lives!

#5 Lamp0

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:46

oh my. how pathetic we worry about a comic strip when there are so much bigger problems. :rolleyes:


I don't think any ones "worring" about.

What is it with neowin and comments like this...

#6 2xSilverKnight

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:52

All Americans should follow US Policy in all aspects of their lives!


I hope that was sarcasm ...

#7 +Vykranth

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:36

Well, honestly, it was bound to happen sooner than later with everything going on in the U.S. right now.

After all, since planet Krypton has been destroyed eons ago, where can Superman find the long form for his Birth Certificate ???

#8 Xahid

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:42

it make sense, but is that really a thing to worry about ? :o

#9 acnpt

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:47

Donald Trump behind this **** too?

#10 amon91

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:54

Donald Trump behind this **** too?

Maybe Donald Trump IS Superman? :o

#11 acnpt

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 13:35

Maybe Donald Trump IS Superman? :o

We'll need to see his birth certificate, I'll hire some investigators.

#12 threetonesun

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 13:53

I read this comic book when it was called "Watchmen".

#13 +Nik L

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 13:59

Bold move by the writers, but a fair one. Factions within Krypton destroyed their civilisation due to greed and corruption. Hmmmm

#14 Agent 1337

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 16:00

Superman will always be American, this is outrageous!

#15 Darth Radeon

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 16:02

Superman will always be American, this is outrageous!

He's from the planet Krypton..



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