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Superman renounces U.S. citizenship

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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

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

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

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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!

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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...

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

I hope that was sarcasm ...

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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 ???

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

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Donald Trump behind this **** too?

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Donald Trump behind this **** too?

Maybe Donald Trump IS Superman? :o

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Maybe Donald Trump IS Superman? :o

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

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

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

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Superman will always be American, this is outrageous!

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Superman will always be American, this is outrageous!

He's from the planet Krypton..

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Pretty sure superman was born on Krypton anyway :)

I say "pretty sure" because I still haven't seen his birth certificate.

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He's from the planet Krypton..

He's always fought for the American way, lived in America, was raised by Americans, legally became a US citizen when he was adopted, and has always stood as a figure of American heroism.

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Bah Batmans better anyways

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He's from the planet Krypton..

Actually he was an illegal immigrant from Krypton, but he cant produce his birth certificate from there as it was blown up to prove he actually was from Krypton

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"Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed

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maybe Obama can pardon superman's illegal status and make him a "model citizen" ? :laugh:

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He's from the planet Krypton..

"We're all living in Amerika.. Amerika.. is wunderbar!"

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The authors are dumb, and this isn't a big deal anyways.

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The writer that came up with this storyline is David S. Goyer, who besides doing some writing for DC also wrote the script for the coming Man of Steel film. He also wrote the films Blade, Dark City, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the next Batman film - The Dark Knight Rises.

Uber-director Christopher Nolan's favorite writer to collaborate with, he is.

Bottom line is I'd cut him some slack because he really knows what he's doing when it comes to spinning a yarn, and it's very likely the premise will go some very interesting places before it's done.

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He's always fought for the American way, lived in America, was raised by Americans, legally became a US citizen when he was adopted, and has always stood as a figure of American heroism.

Look back over the people who America set's up as hero's to do their dirty work... Then turns on.

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