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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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The orbital Watchtower was paid for by Wayne Enterprises and is a Justice League facility

Superman's Fortress of Solitude is in the Canadian Arctic, and in some story arcs another in Peru.

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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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I think it is terrible for lots of reasons, number one being the loss of the American dream and ideas. Citizenship is not about the government it comes down to core believes in freedom and justice. A government can lose its way which if Superman wants to reject that, its fine, but to to go the the U.N., which is more corrupt and supports oppression than freedom, it is a slap in the face.

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The orbital Watchtower was paid for by Wayne Enterprises and is a Justice League facility

Superman's Fortress of Solitude is in the Canadian Arctic, and in some story arcs another in Peru.

Shh ... I am sure the author and IRS know who owns what. It's going to be an exciting saga in which superman is a fugitive for evading taxes. :laugh:

I think it is terrible for lots of reasons, number one being the loss of the American dream and ideas. Citizenship is not about the government it comes down to core believes in freedom and justice. A government can lose its way which if Superman wants to reject that, its fine, but to to go the the U.N., which is more corrupt and supports oppression than freedom, it is a slap in the face.

No such thing as an American dream.

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I think it is terrible for lots of reasons, number one being the loss of the American dream and ideas. Citizenship is not about the government it comes down to core believes in freedom and justice. A government can lose its way which if Superman wants to reject that, its fine, but to to go the the U.N., which is more corrupt and supports oppression than freedom, it is a slap in the face.

whoa! where does it say Superman went to the UN? yeah thats f***ed up if true

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Who cares? Let him go. Superman is such a wimp anyway.

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We all Know, Broli is the better superman anyway :laugh:

That and Superman can no longer fly as the indoctrinated religious people do not believe he can fly.

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That and Superman can no longer fly as the indoctrinated religious people do not believe he can fly.

holy crap, how does this manage to come up in every thread? It's pretty creepy, actually!

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Shows a somewhat skewed (screwed?) view of people of faith.

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I barely ever see people like this irl, and I certainly don't talk with any.

Am I just fortunate in my location, or do these people keep their nonsense inside until they're behind the 'net?

Oh well.

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Unfortunately I see this often. 40 years of sitcoms and other programming & hyperpolitical types hammering religious people for their own purposes skews brains. Not to say that bad things haven't been done in the name of religion, but the reverse is also true.

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Not to say that bad things haven't been done in the name of religion, but the reverse is also true.

Yes, quite.

"studies show that 85% of people who commit crimes consumed bread within 24 hours before the crime"

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I must kill in the name of bread!

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