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#16 +SOOPRcow

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 16:03

Pretty sure superman was born on Krypton anyway :)

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


#17 Agent 1337

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 16:05

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.

#18 Colicab

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 16:10

Bah Batmans better anyways

#19 vetneufuse

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 16:11

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

#20 Phantom Spaceman

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 16:11

"Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed — and no republic can survive." - John F. Kennedy


See he's still an american, just lacking the citizenship :whistle:

#21 vetneufuse

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 16:12

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

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 16:16

He's from the planet Krypton..

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

#23 Seizure1990

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 22:07

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

#24 DocM

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:02

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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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:14

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.

#26 Jebadiah

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:28

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

Coming soon.. Superman #901 - IRS makes deal with Lobo and Grundy to collect taxes from Superman. Superman hasn't paid taxes in 21 years! The IRS Chief told the Daily Planet, "Superman cannot just evade taxes. He owes the US $10.4 billion and $20.1 billion in space taxes for his giant space station known as Watchtower."

#27 DocM

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 15:22

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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Posted 30 April 2011 - 21:39

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.

:woot:

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:36

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.

#30 Jebadiah

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 22:04

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.