Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Superman renounces American citizenship

in Action Comics #900...
...Superman announces that he is going to give up his U.S. citizenship. Despite very literally being an alien immigrant, Superman has long been seen as a patriotic symbol of "truth, justice, and the American way," from his embrace of traditional American ideals to the iconic red and blue of his costume. What it means to stand for the "American way" is an increasingly complicated thing, however, both in the real world and in superhero comics, whose storylines have increasingly seemed to mirror current events and deal with moral and political complexities rather than simple black and white morality.

Read More: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/27/superman-renounces-us-citizenship/#ixzz1Kn7va8VB

I was never a Superman fan anyway, mainly because he has always been a whiny shit who pulls crap like this.  Speaking of whiny, how long before Whoopi Goldberg denounces Superman as racist because he renounces his citizenship while Barack Obama is president?

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