April 29th, 2011
10:45 AM ET
Superman renounces his American citizenship
He may stand for truth and justice, but Superman is giving up on the American way. In issue #900 of Action Comics, the Man of Steel renounces his United States citizenship.
According to ComicsAlliance, the comic book sees the superhero flying to Tehran to support protesters who are demonstrating against the Iranian regime. But the security advisor to the U.S. president becomes upset with him because the Iranian government mistakenly believes Superman was sent there by America and considers his actions an act of war.
After realizing that he behaved foolishly, Superman decides that he will renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations the next day but continue to fight crime from a global perspective.
Superman—an alien who came to Earth from the planet Krypton—explains that he "can't help but see the bigger picture" and that the world is "too connected" for him to identify himself as being solely American.
"Superman is a visitor from a distant planet who has long embraced American values. As a character and an icon, he embodies the best of the American Way," DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio told CNN in a statement.
"Superman announces his intention to put a global focus on his never ending battle, but he remains, as always, committed to his adopted home and his roots as a Kansas farm boy from Smallville," the co-publishers said.
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Nobody has ever solved this problem.I have no choice.He is physically mature.The doctor examined the soldier's wound carefully.The sun comes up in the east.How long have you been here?How long have you been here?I fear that he drinks too much.What time is it? I learnt that I had passed the test.
This is BS. Superman is the man he is because he was raised in USA. His strict moral code is attributed to the small-town American values with which he was raised. He can be a global hero without renouncing his American citizenship. Good grief, like there's something wrong with being a proud American.
I know this country isn't perfect... far from it. But this country came to be what it is, because our forefathers fought independence and freedom.
This is BS. Superman is the man he is because he was raised in USA. His strict moral code is attributed to the small-town American values with which he was raised. He can be a global hero without renouncing his American citizenship. Good grief, like there's something wrong with being a proud American.
I know this country isn't perfect... far from it. But this country came to be what it is, because our forefathers fought for independence and freedom.
No wonder the world is constantly at war. The vast majority of responses to Superman's announcement are negative. Sertiously, you are angered that a fictional character has decided to become a global protector (which he already had been) rather than just a national one. This move makes perfect sense and is long over do. If you could put aside your national pride long enough to take a look at global pride, you would understand Supes better and maybe, just maybe, the world would be a better place....
He is and never was a US citizen, and as to the publisher/writers, the only thing American about them is the greenbacks they chase with their PC (not DC) mentality. And, in any event, where did they get the idea? Perhaps from the fact hat the last Sprmn movie omitted any reference to the "American Way". All in all it's just more BS.
just more nonsense from half-wit leftoes who want to be....oh, so...relevant....
Oh, BTW, you don't renounce your citizenship at the UN. You have to go to a US embassy or consulate, fill out a form, and pay a fee. I suppose the comic book writers also think you can declare bankruptcy on TV or file for divorce by mail.
You have got to be kidding! This move is just plain stupid. Will do nothing to improve the comic and will not raise sales. The opposite may be true. The only thing it does is prove that the writers are making a political statement and prove that they are a$$ hats.
The management probably decided on the change after market research showed more potential to sell to customers outside the US. China, for instance, has a growing middle class while the middle class in the US is shrinking.
ALERT THIS JUST IN....
Captain America to Join Superman in renouncing his American Citzenship....
My God what is this Country coming to! I think there should be an absolute ban on all DC Comic Books and MOVIES – There is this little movie coming out in a few days- Batman.
I'm amazed it too him so long. He watched America ignore World War 2, he let you kill 2 Kennedy's, Martin Luthor King and John Lennon, he let you rampage through Vietnam and let Mcarthy run riot with your rights. Probably could have saved a few million dollars if you let him look for those WMD in Iraq eh?
I'd bet a 50 he just wants to move to a country that doesnt show Jersey Shore.
Robert Kennedy was killed by a Palestinian. The US started supporting Britain with materiel in 1939. Be consistent and get the facts or shut your pie-hole.
We won't need Superman once Captain America, I mean, Ron Paul becomes President of the United States.
Yeah, that'll never happen...
That sucks, What are we going to do now, Lex Luther will have free run of America, Darn, guess lois lane wasn't good enough!!!!
It's pretty pathetic. Anyone can see through this. Now even our comic book characters that were supposed to encourage our youth to fight for what is right is betraying American's and the American Way to do the leftist agenda of U.N., Global agenda. For what Superman started out as-this speaks very loud and clear.... America is sunk.
So if he's stays in America without citizenship, does that make him an illegal alien?
To be more corrrect that would make him and Illegal Alien Alien
Really? Is the news that slow that we are covering something better suited for ComicCon? Superman renounces his US Citizenship. Dude must be loaded and wants to avoid taxes on his estate, like a lot of the celebrities that most look up to. Just today CNN ran a story about Denise Rich who did the same thing. I kinda grew out of comic books when i was 15. Don't really care that Superman is no longer an American citizen nor do i care who on the X-men is gay. I haven't bought a comic book in 20+ years. I remember the old saying, "If it isn't broke, don't fix it." Hopefully Batman is safe. Always like him better anyways.
this "news story" is in the Entertainment section and is dated last year. You're a little slow on the uptake, aren't you?
Superman is going Global....to a One World Government.....It is NOT weird to see this one coming, you see the PC Crowd wants the UN to take over every single Government in the World, sort of a Utopia, something our current (and many previous) President(s) is (are) prone to by supporting certain International Laws over US Law in our own backyard, like Ginsberg would approve, therefore diminishing US Sovereignty....It's ALL Political BS geared towards World Statism, but I am glad that so far, Fiction IS STILL Stranger than Truth.
What? Et. Tu. Superman? I thought you would like my health care plan. Oh, well, I need to tax other hard working people to give away to the lazy people
In case you haven't noticed we are the only (non third world country) to not have medical care for all ciitzens. Maybe he renounced his citizenship in order to get decent medical coverage in another country.
Upholds the values of America, but renounces his citizenship?
Men have lived and died fighting wars to protect freedom and democracy, but the idiots at DC comix know better than the rest of the entire country and think being state-less is morally superior.
What has the UN ever done to prevent war? Seriously. Nothing. ZIP. Run by a pack of thugs.
Meanwhile, the DC comix artists/writers grew up in posh environs. I wonder how many have ever actually done ANYTHING of substance other than draw cartoons?
Pathetic. I will not buy any Superman for my kids. Ever. DC can go to hell.
@ Uncle Sam: COMPLETELY agree w/ You!.....I got a new meaning for DC, but it is in Spanish, so please bear with me: DC = Da Culo....Which means "Gives Ass"....kinda of like most French did in WWII with the Nazis when France was being invaded.
An avid follower most of my 60 years. I am through with these turncoats No more comics and no more movies. They will not get another cent.
The sad thing is now they are even taking a comic book American hero away from us. Another spoke is going from the great American wheel of life. It won't be to long before the wheel fully falls apart. Can't we just be proud of our country without some outside jerks or liberal idiots from with in trying to tear us down.Yes it's only a comic book hero but look at what they chip away at each and everyday in this country.The future looks bleak,whats next do we start setting traps to catch that big rodent and rid the world of Mickey and Minnie.I want superman with all his truth,justice and the AMERICAN WAY.Screw the rest of the world......Clark belongs to us.
1. Superman entered the US illegally without inspection, this means he would be subject to a 10 year bar before he could again attempt to enter the US and apply for residency of any sort.
2. Yes he was adopted by US citizen parents, but this does not matter to ICE. He is here illegally. The adoption does not change his status. In 10 years when the bar is gone than yes he could then become a citizen. The same goes for if you enter without inspection and then marry a US citizen. The only way you can adjust your status in these cases is if you overstay your visa or something similar.
3. Yes Superman was a minor when he entered the US illegally, but it would be the same situation for him as those Dream Act kids right?
4. No he did not falsify the initial paperwork for his birth certificate obviously being that he was a baby, but by knowingly perpetuating the falsification and filling out legal government paperwork in which he falsly represented himself, he is subject to a permenant bar to citizenship.
Sorry Superman was never a citizen, just an illegal alien that should probably have been jailed given how he falsly obtained and used a social security number.
Since Supermans native country was destroyed by natural causes wouldn't he be eligible for a refugee status?
It is also impossible to deport Superman because no one has the technology and Superman's native land doesn't exist.
:))) Great points... the good thing is he doesn't go around waving or posting the Mexican flag (while at the same time claiming to wanting to be US citizen) nor does he graffiti his community, he doesn't have 6+ kids while receive public assistance, and he doesn't waste his money on a low-rider... so I am willing to cut him some slack
I think that Superman could protect the world being a US citizen just as our arm forces protects the free world.
But if he wants to go, good luck superman and bye.
Good bye Superman.
As long as we have the X-Men we're fine. Always prefered Marvel anyway.
The writers in making their Super Colossal Error never thought out this situation fully.
1. Superman was not born in the USA and his arrival amounts to an illegal entry.
2. Okay – yes he was adopted – BUT with falsified paperwork since all entries but "found abandoned" would be a lie.
3. Given #1 & # 2 above he is not a naturalized citizen and therefore does not have a legal citizenship to renounce.
You can't give up what you don't have in the first place.
1. He was a minor when he entered the U.S.
2. He was adopted by U.S. citizen parents.
Conclusion – He would have been eligible for expedited citizenship on that basis. Let the lawyers do the lawyering, son.
Yes but what everyone forgets is that Superman has no citizenship. There are no papers whatsoever under the name of Superman. Clark Kent was adopted. Superman can't renounce anything as far as citizenship goes.
Super Colossal Error in judgement on part of the writers! Stupid nitwits!
Superman was adopted by the Kent's, making him a U.S. Citizen in the eyes of the Law. Also, Superman was written and concived in the United States. "Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio, and sold to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. " Though Shuster was Canadian born, his nationality is the United States of America in which he holds his citizenship. He departed Canada prior to 1947 (when Canada was subject to the England Crown)...and was not ever a citizen of Canada. These facts aside, we are talking about a fictional character, and any thought that this is a political spike against being American is just foollishness. I am a Republican, and retired US Military veteran, and truly PRO-American 100%, but do not believe that this move is done to point toward America's failures in the global community. I would think it is driven to show that Superman, and all humans in our Earth are a part of the Global World of civilizations...doing away with borders, and having all of humankind working as one would to help all would be the greatest thing that ever happened to our peoples upon this planet. It is a drive toward making us all ONE world, One people, working together to help all. 🙂 What beauty that would be, no need for war, no need for hate, all seeking to help each other, and to move humankind into the future, into the stars! 🙂
Really, superman is as American as Apple pie. whoever wrote this at DC comics and there manager need to have there citizen revoked. A few years ago wasn't Captain America killed by Terrorist. Why don't we start giving our national past times away, can we give the 4th of July to the Germans? Where is Clark Kent going to live? Some should have there Azz kicked over this. Some nerd that sits in a air cooled office all day anti-american wrote this. I have lived abroad and on the real deal it ain't safe. you pick up the phone anywhere in American and you have a fleet of police here to help you, in other counties you lucky if you get any help. WE ARE LUCKY TO BE HERE, THE DC WRITERS THAT WROTE THIS AND KILLER OF CAPTAIN AMERICA DO NOT APPRECIATE HOW LUCKY WE ARE. America steps up to keep the world safe. Sometime we do make mistakes and try to do to much. Cartels would rule south america, Germans would own Europe, Saddam and the Talliban would rule the middle east and Communism would prevail if America was not here. I do know I am taking this to far but what the F America Just lost superman and captain america cause some rich nerds at starbucks just had a power lunch and bi*ched about our political system
Just how bad a president is obammy when even comic book characters are renouncing their citizenship under his tenure?
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I think you all forget that Superman was created by a Canadian!!!
You are a fictional character. The idea that this has made headlines is obsurd. Even more, the idea that an iconic AMERICAN superhero (I say AMERICAN because you were created in AMERICA by AMERICANS Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster) has renounced his citizenship, is completely unpatriotic.
Ya ya ya, I get it......he should stand for more than just America, get the BIG picture, yada yada. And he did.
Way to fuel the flames of self-hating Americans.
Joe Shuster was born in Toronto...Canadian!!!
WEIRD! Superman is renouncing his citizenship? He's half American, Half Canadian (Joe Shuster) Isn't dual citizenship enough nowadays? :o)p It's a joke people!
Wait, wasn't he an illegal 'alien' to begin with? (OK so the US may have granted it to him since he was such a swell guy.)
If DC has Superman renounce his citizenship, then you can bet it will be the LAST DC comic of any kind purchased in this household. I totally hate this idea.
Superman isn't a US citizen. He wasn't born in the US, nor was he ever naturalized to my knowledge. He resides in the Fortress of Solitude outside of US territory when he's not masquerading as a US citizen. That would make him an illegal alien, one that crosses the border regularly to work. So what business does he have renouncing anything?!
Thanks, now i have a reason to stop buying em, or my kids, stupid pc move, figures though in this day and age, maybe he can go to a training camp in pakistan next and train them
Could Superman have been an anchor baby for the other survivors of Krypton?
Well, I didn't consider Superman to a United States citizen to begin with. Afterall, how could you consider him a citizen if you've never seen his birth certificate? We all know he certainly doesn't have a real certificate becasue he's an alien. Being a real American means having a real U.S. birth certificate, or at least that's what I'm hearing these days.
Really, I am surpised that I.C.E didn't try to deport him back to Krypton. Good thing he finally married Lois Lane and got his papers.
I think this idea was log overdue. I have been living outside of the US for some years now, and can see how politicians love to blind their people of with how great their countries are in regards to others. But when you see it from the outside in a global perspective, you see how badly they lie. Even here in Germany I see it happen, and the press is helping them by ommiting information in the news. How do I know this? I watch news from other countries that show the full report & information.
So I hope that the new direction in Superman will create the oppertunity to open peoples eyes about how the world really see's the US, and real background about different cultures, including their laws, believes, and customs that should be respected.
Wow... such news... I am surely underwhelmed...
Truth, Justice and the ______ way????
I love how this whole thing has turned political. If you truly understand the character, it makes total sense why he is renouncing his citizenship. It isn't a ploy from DC as a commentary on them wanting to move to "Iran" or be "terrorists" (oh my god right-wingers, really?). Superman is supposed to a global icon, representing a higher moral and ethic code used to fight for freedom and save the lives of countless HUMANS (not just Americans). In the comics, he is seen as a leader of heroes because of his noble and high moral and ethics, as I said. Many heroes started just because of Superman's actions. Acting as a world leader and hero under a US citizenship would indirectly imply that Superman's actions are those of the USA. Instead, Superman is denying ANY citizenship, to ANY country, to avoid having his actions be tied to whatever political ambitions of that country may be as well as to avoid retaliation. Quit turning this into a US mud-slinging carnival show about Republicans and Democrats and the current President.
Is this breaking news for real. It must be since I found it on CNN. Without Superman, the Justice League just might be conquered by the League of Doom!! Where is that Donald, the Trumped sponsored Captain America when you need him? Oh, I forgot he is in the bathroom wiping egg of his face, too. – Preacher
What about Clark Kent? Is he no longer a US citizen? Will he continue to work at the paper? He can no longer live in the United States. What happens to Lois? Since he wasn't born in the US it would be interesting to see how he got citizenship in the first place.
Superman is as American as any of our national icons. Why can't he be an American and still save people and fight for freedom and the American Way in any nation on the planet? I think that DC did this to rile people up, as this blog seems to substantiate and generate a ton of publicity for the comic before they return the Man of Steel to American citizenship at the end of the arc. This is just a publicity ploy...and, apparently from the reaction, a smart one!
Hey folks, sorry about all this. I was just trying to sell some comics and get some attention again....looks like its working.
To say this is a bad move is foolish. Superman is a symbol of unbiased justice. I was in the military and I am an American citizen. Everything that I did while in was a reflection of my affiliation not only to the military but to America. It is selfish to only want to see him as an American. Superman is the only symbol we have that shows someone and something that wants us all to become one and live in harmony. That is the big picture. He is more “human” by meaning then can be. He has the abilities and powers to explore himself and the world and find his destiny not only as a human but as a force of good.
D.C. blows it once again.
In their rivalry with Marvel, D.C. always finds themselves a step behind. Long after Marvel dealt with the social issues of the dangers of superheores in their series "civil war", they now decide to make Superman renounce his US citizenship. Unfortunately for them, Osama Bin Laden was just killed and the momentum has shifted to a new wave of patriotism. BAD TIMING, D.C!
Superman was created as an American icon and a patriotic figure. I know this is just a story arc and the press release is meant to attract attention, but it's going to backfire because people are going to remember the "Superman renounces his citizenship" part regardless of whether he gets it back at the end of the story or not.
Now if he would just renounce that silly costume, THAT would be newsworthy. Superman needs an X-Men style makeover.
It's a good decision by DC to go this direction.
Actual American politics don't really matter in the DC Universe anyway. Lex Luthor actually became president at one point. They tend to steer away from that stuff. Just like how they like to feature made up cities instead of actual American cities.
I hope he has spoken with his tax advisor!
This is stupid.
Really? aahh, who cares!!!!!!!!!
superman not need obama healthcare or social security, so i do not care. it is his life to live so mind you own business.
why is president obama angry with superman? he do many good thing for a USA.
superman not a us citizen because he born on krypton. he have no birth certificate.
he is illegal alien from krypton. krypton explode, but he still need to obey a law.
he can become a citizen the proper way.
HaHa Superman, bet you want your US Citizenship back after we knocked off Obama!
He probably has offshore bank accounts too
Superman is the idea of a Canadian, his values were originally Canadian and remain Canadian. Supporting peace for all nations should be what ever person in the world should strive for and it takes an alien from Krypton to show people how they should be doing it.
Superman hasn't been the same since they re-booted him a few years ago, I followed him loyally since 1986 from the Byrne re-boot version and liked it and got used to it and then....ZAPP ! New continuity ! Hate it. Also hate the new "LEGION", I liked the 1990s version of the Legion with Gates, XS and the like, (sigh).
Now, I got that off my chest. Very sorry !
To get back on subject, Superman renouncing his American citizenship is interesting to read about, he's not just a hero for the USA but for the entire world, basically he's fighting for Truth, Justice for all, not just one country...This a storyline that I might like reading about and to see what develops....
Probably needs a new phrase to the line: Truth, Justice and the......._____________________?
(Fill in last line.)
Thats okay, we don't need him anymore.
Stop with the political party bickering, this is a thread about a comic book character, if we get this fired up over something as trivial as that, then America has a long way to go. Even more, Superman's reasoning reflects his responsibility not just to the United States, but to the world. "The American Way," lately, has become so misconstrued by politics and self-righteousness on both sides of the spectrum that I don't believe Superman would adhere to this country's "way" at all, if those were the values he had to support. However, the ideas of freedom, opportunity, generosity, these are ideals that all people desire. To think that, as Americans, we are selfish enough to want to keep something as idealistic as Superman, real or fake, to ourselves is ludicrous. What he stands for is a global belief that we, as human beings, are generally decent and peaceful. To quote Jor-El, "They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be, they lack only the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you...my only son."
i think it's a comic book
Superman was created by a Canadian. America wouldn't publish it unless they made him a American and made him spew American propaganda. It makes sense Superman would give up citizenship since America has turned into the warmongers and facists they always claimed they weren't. Ever since WW2 ended the USA has been making the world a worse place to live in not a better. I am glad Superman removed himself from that evil country.
Yet another lazy Canuck sucking off the govt T I T.
To DC: Action Comics #900 back up story by David S. Goyer what are you guys thinking. Superman was a proud American for 899 issues and because of the US government he renounces his citizenship. Can't he explain himself to the UN as an American and still do what he thinks is right without trashing his citizenship. Does citizenship mean that little to you? You had to OK this "slap in the face" to the American way. He was over in Iran showing the principles of freedom and justice in that he was great and true American no matter that he was born on Krypton. Do we abandon our citizenship this easily and not stand for these ideals that many have died for? Superman would never give up his citizenship so easily. At least not the one I grew up with. Have the President not accept his renouncement and give him the freedom to act as he sees fit as all Americans do. Please make this right.
One of the things I realize, being a lifelong fan of Superman, is that the character is not meant for one naton, but for all. America's ideals and values can be spread to all corners of the globe, no matter his citizenship. I'll wager if you ask ed Superman what he is a citizen of, he will reply, with the utmost assuredness, "Earth."
STUPID!!! Superman can fight for world security without renouncing his citizenship. American Soldiers do it everyday. This is just an attempt on DC's part to be more excepting of differant races and not be seen as rasict. STUPID!!! We have have our comic heroes and those who think that is rasict can just sick it up. SUPERMAN IS AMERICAN!!!! Just one more proof that American is not longer the great country it used to be. When we decide to be ashmaed of our citizenship, no matter what form it may take, that means we are not longer a great country....
I wonder if Clark Kent is giving up his citizenship?
AMERICAN values, are you referring to: greed, corruption, and lies, as an AMERICAN, this how I see OUR LAND OF FREE. Ask yourself do you feel free. He really denounced his citizenship because he is repulsed by corporate greed and the WARS they concoct for money, oil and real estate. WAKE UP, citizens OF EARTH. Again I ask do you feel free?? Where is superman when we need him. Americans are dying over a LIE!!!!!!!
If you feel those are the only American values, then you are sadly mistaken. Ask the Navy seals if those are the American ideals they represent. After you get out of the hospital, maybe you'll understand that American ideals are something that most of us are still proud to espouse.
This is just silly. First and foremost Superman wasn't an American Citizen he's an ILLEGAL ALIEN. He was not born in this country, not even in this same planet. He doesn't have a birth certificate, he's never paid taxes, has been to a hospital and never paid his fees, he can't vote, and his American parents never updated Superman's (and Clark's) legal status.
So there! Next time you go on about how DCComics is anti-American, think for a moment. I thought everybody knew Superman was born in Krypton; you don't have to be a comicbook fanatic to know that.
I LOVE HOW HE WEARS TIGHT CLOTHES TO SHOW OFF HIS BODY!!MAKES ME WANT TO RUB HIM!!
So when the going gets tough, we should bail. At the time we need leaders there's no one left. Superman has been an American since day one. Helping everywhere and everyone no matter where they may be from. That's whats great about this nation. Be proud and take a leadership role. There is nothing wrong with being American. Not a good message for the young readers who look for someone to help guide them on their journeys of discovery. Lets be afraid of who we are and what our flag stands for. I'm a firefighter and I run into homes that are on fire to help those that need it the most. There is a flag on my turnout coat and it doesn't run or back down. I'm proud to be AMERICAN. Learn from our actions and choices upon the fire grounds that there is nothing wrong with who we are.
I thought he died in the 90s? 🙂 brilliant move to push books DC! If it is a good story I'll pick it up... I dug the story where he just started walking everywhere.
#900 & you are still coming up with stuff to make us read about him. this is the longest running comic ever right? or is there a funny page comic that's been around longer?
and I too want to see clark kent's birth certificate!
Yes, Superman died in Superman #75 in 1993, but he got better.
I DEMAND to see Superman's birth certificate!!
I usually try to stay away from comment threads, but I thought I would see what kind of commentary this stupid story would generate. And, my word, you guys are f-ing nuts . . .
I don't know. Superman has a lot in common with Jesus, and Jesus is a red-blooded American, isn't he?
So the Terrorist brain washed Superman?? Where is Batman with that Kryptonite?
This is a political ploy meant to stir dissent. Anyone knows that you can be a citizen of any country and care for the entire world.
For the writers to have Superman denounce his American citizenship realizing the history and storyline behind his conception is idiotic.
Sure its just a comic, but there is a political statement being made here. And every American should be upset about this.
I am with you...up to the point where you say that every American should be upset. I'm not in the business of telling people how they should feel about things, especially trivial things like the story-lines in comic books. We have more than enough politicians and clergy doing that.
That rumbling heard was George Reeves turning over in the grave . The whole Superman brand was built around the concepty of' truth, justice & the American way" So now he has gone global will he be arrested as an illegal alien if lands up in USA again ?
I'd like to see Superman's Birth Certificate!
grow up people
BOOOOOOO!!!!! Now they will turn the Man into a bleeding heart liberal. Shame on DC Comics for destroying an American hero!
Much better than a greedy BIGOT liberal means freedom look it up
Next he'll be coming out of the closet too, just wait and see!!
And the problem with that it...? He'd be in very good company. Hasn't Batman?
Clark Kent would more then likely stay an American citizen. Superman needs that persona to blend in, and to have a persona you need papers. The last thing he would want is the INS investigating. Superman is a global icon and as a result shouldn't have a citizenship to any country. His values will always stay American (with a little Kryptonian). Jor-El sent him to our planet to protect it's people, that means everyone. Heck he has a retreat in the Arctic, which is in Canada by the way. If Superman's costume was the red, white, and blue like Captain America, and Wonder Woman, then I agree we have an issue.
Oh and since Superman was co-created by a Canadian, Joe Shuster he is viewed as a Canadian creation. Back in those days it was whoever made the larger contribution gets creative credit. Today, with the exception of Batman, both writer and artist are credited with creation.
Wonder woman is an Amazon-not american
Superman's retreat is no longer in the Arctic.
What about Clark Kent? Does he give up his citizenship too? Not that I've read a Superman comic book in recent memory.
Yea... I'm sooo sure those 3 posters above me are all different people.
It's a comic book for crying out loud. Who cares?
holy crap, thank you Tom. reading this discussion board is half amusing, half depressing that people get so passionate about something so insignificant.
How many people here have actually read the comic in question? I have. In context, the renunciation of U.S. citizenship is still surprising, but it makes sense. He doesn't say he hates America or the American government. He just wants to be free to do what he thinks is right without the world perceiving his actions as part of U.S. foreign policy. For example, he wants to stand up for protestors in Iran without involving the U.S. in another war. He wants to be able to oppose tyrants and stop wars even if it conflicts with the reigning political agenda.
what about Air Space violations. He is flying over so many countries. Does he have some kind of special authorization from the United Nations like Angelina Jolie for example. How does United Nation classify him in legal terms?
its a comic... not real... cant change what the writers want to right... dont like it? learn to draw... now go back to being productive people and fix whats wrong with your lifes
Okay, I've probably been a Superman fan for longer then most of you have been alive. You're all getting upset over nothing. It's a story line that will play out for a while, then correct itself. Just like The Death of Superman in the 80s or whenever. He died. He lived. He flourished. Made movies and two TV shows. This too shall pass. Just enjoy the ride and quit blaming everyone and tossing in all the BS political crap. The ideals of the character are always there...challenged at times...and need to be reawakened. Superman...an American creation by two Depression Era Jews, to bring a savior to the world when we needed it most. Just enjoy the fact that there have been 900 issues.
Well said Sir. I love Superman.Lets appreciate this man who saved Lios Lane from the dangling helicopter, who turned the earth to go back into time and put Lex Luthor behind bars. Superman's father was a highly respected scientist and that legacy is probably what's driving him to have this global view. Lets not forget, he lost his whole planet and he is trying to prevent the same thing from happening to Earth.
He had to renounce it, they couldn't find a birth certificate.
Another birther victory
Hope he has his green card ready any time he wants to stop a disaster back in his unsuitable adopted homeland. And just because he doesn't use airports doesn't mean there's not a TSA agent waiting to play ball-in-the-cup with him.
I get that comics are just soap operas, and the goal is 1) sell issues and 2) generate buzz .... but this is stupid. Something fit for a one-off, not mainline continuity. Nobody cared when Supes landed in the Ukraine in a mini-series, and renouncing his citizenship won't help DC sell more comics overseas.
I dont know if anyone stated this yet, i dont feel like reading every post but Joe Shuster, one of Superman's creators was canadian, so he really should never have stood for the "American Way"
Apparently that's not the only thing you didn't feel like reading... Shuster's family moved to the United States as a child, and he felt America his adopted homeland. Jerry Siegel came from an immigrant family, also. It's sort of why they made their bald, telepathic villain into an alien immigrant.
wondering why Super Man , instead of going to fight Iranians , go to fight Israelis who are killing Palestinians after taking their land
Can I still take pictures? Superman should have gone more global # 899 issues ago....
The next issue will see Superman replace his cape for a burqa. And he will be henceforth called BURQAMAN!
har har...funny fuk
I've two citizenships. One in the USA and one in Europe. I live in Europe. Lucky me!
OK folks, take a breath. He's a fictional character who lives in a fictional city and has fantastical powers. He fights monsters, aliens, and ego maniacal "super-villains". He's not even human.
So, to the knee-jerk reactionaries on all sides, calm the hell down.
I wonder how many of those with strong opinions even read the damn comic?
Getting the youth acclimated to the idea of a world government. Enter "the new world order"
Is anyone else concerned that a article about Superman has inspired heated right wing uproar in the comments section?
Fictional person.....You crazies probably should try not to take it so personally. Just saying....
It is unfortunate that Superman is turning his back on the values that allow him to have a "world-view". In America, we allow people to learn of other cultures and ways of life. We hate book burning and racism. We help the less fortunate. It is because he is an American that he has experienced freedom. So now DC comics is having him turn his back on the very principles that made him a hero. This is a book that I really do not ned to read.
listen , if superman is the man of steel and can stop bullets with his chest, then why does he duck when you throw the gun at him? hhhmmmmm
el amigo?? wutever...dum pecie of latin ShI#t! ur kind stil exists?? sheesh!
listen. superman should have gotten Lois pregnant then he would have had a anchor baby
This is ridiculous. Total New World Order propaganda. Obviously a way the globalists will push their agenda by influencing young readers that they should denounce their citizenship and strive for a one world government.
ey superdork get off cnn topics & go back to bein no1!!!!!!
Thought he was dead?
Obama is the reason that Superman is renouncing his US citizenship.
People never cease to amaze me.
I also heard that Superman was a bad student in school. How can he get good grades if he's skipping class half the time to go fight crime?
Guess that will make him an illegal alien. Daily Planet won't be able to keep him hired.
And he will be carded everywhere. Doesn't he live at the north pole? This is just a ploy to to get more international readers. And what better way to get more friends than to denounce your principles and distance yourself from those who raised you. Goes hand and hand with today's rush to pass the buck and not have priniciples. A go it alone concept.
I wonder if the man of steel gets social security and medicare....
You know things are getting bad if Superman won't even stick around.
superman has daily underwear inspections everyday to c if his underwear is perfect!!!wat a loser!!!!!!neva thought an article lik dis would eva exist but cnn u did it again u made weirdness!!!
Our values have deteriorated so much that the heroes that were once proud to defend us have now given up on us, is what DC comics is trying to say. though in truth america has never changed and we are only starting to see the evil that we are. Those who deny it are living a lie, those who accept it will try to fix it forcibly and kill us all. The ones who are right are those who go beyond it and evolve to the future beyond politics, and the world. We should surpass our humanity and replace human kind with the "super kind" emphasis on the super kind part.
Superman had EIGHT YEARS to renounce his citizenship under the most evil and corrupt administration we've ever had. We finally rid ourselves of that cancer and clean up our act and NOW he calls it quits? Is DC run by Rupert Murdoch or something?
No, it's run by leftist loonies!
why would he give up on his american citizenship. i dont think superman is superman any more.
I wonder if Superman would do the same thing if this happened in Kaznia?
BorgX: If people can say that a book (The Bible) is proof that God exists, Then I can claim that another book (Action Comics) is proof that Superman exists.
and this is what DC comics has been doing to its readers. Cant really blame DC though, its their job to create fantasy and fiction, it not their fault that the simple minded individuals in the world allow such stories to become imbedded into their thought process as reality.
Yea... Batman clearly has Michael Jackson syndrome. One of the former Robins could make a ton with a lawsuit against Wayne.
I hear Captain America is becoming Captain Apologist.
Plus I have no doubts Batman will come out of the closet eventually. Gotta keep up with the times and all.
It could happen someday. But it still wouldn't make Batman any less American. As for the birther comments – please. I said he was raised in America. His values and behavior is American. It doesn't make him less of a hero by being American.
Regarding the "birther" comments above...
Neither Superman NOR Clark Kent was "natural born" as a citizen of the U.S. So just exactly when/how did the Man of Steel come by the citizenship that he's renouncing.
Does Donald Trump know about this????
First off, he'll always be an American. He was raised in America. His behavior for years has been a reflection of American values. It does not make him less of a hero. What's dumb is believing they can market this guy as an international symbol by renouncing his American roots.
Second, having the protests in Tehran is just exploiting and construing what started in the country of Tunisia. Superman could have stood by the Iranians years ago in the last Iranian election. But nooo! DC decided to use the recent events and redirect it at Iran. I bet Marvel would exploit it too in a new Ultimates plot. They'll be saying 'THIS time we're getting it right!'.
He's always been an American? Then where's his birth certificate 😛 He's a cryptonian, and all them cryptonians is terrorists who hate America.
Superman is from Krypton, not Crypton.
Superman still stands for American values, America doesn't
That doesn't make any sense, I hope you know that.
This is about as stupid as Doctor Doom crying on 9/11. Comic books need to stay away from real issues because then the writers/editors try to plug their political beliefs and shove them down readers' throats. Also $5.99 for this rag are you kidding me that's almost as much as a paperback book.
Lol did Dr. Doom really cry on 9/11?
I think you, along with most of the other people who read this, missed the message. The writer's didn't make Superman renounce his citizenship based on their own political beliefs. He embraced the world, a step that should have been taken long ago.
Now Superman's patriotism
Has caused a political schism
When he's trying to say
The American way
Reflects a conservative prism.
News Short n' Sweet by JFD8
It's simply un-American!!!!!!
All you republicans call trumph before Superman runs for president.
Was initially concerned about this when I heard about it but after reading more on the subject of the storyline I think its actually a good idea. A character as all powerful as Superman should not represent one nation but the world in general and its peoples. It will be interesting on what develops from this...
Sure-They've done this before. They've taken storylines into great places by exploring Wonder Woman's heritage, Superman's oath against killing, etc. The X-Men stories have tackled intolerance of various sorts for decades. Usually comic books are really good about exploring heavy political topics in a surprisingly interesting and rational way. I hope this story continues the trend.
Seems to me at one time Superman's creed was altered so that he stood for "Truth, Justice, and the TERRAN way"- which to me was great. So this is actually a clever step; he can't be the world's superhero if he's only seen as America's superhero!
I will have nothing more to do with the franchise.
You mean you're canceling your Time Warner Cable account? Because they own Superman you know.
good, maybe when your at the appropriate age to determine fact from fiction, it wont be such a serious problem for your mind to register.
I'm more sad about Smallville ending after 10 years. At least we will be getting another Superman movie. I think it's time for an actual Superman tv show now.
Since he is actually Canadian, doesn't matter to me if he renounces his american citizenship. But I suspect all the cry babies will complain to DC about it and eventually cave and have Superman regain his citizenship to put everything back to the boring status quo.
Although I think at the heart of this is Superman doing what he would feel is the right thing because of how he was raised. He would totally go for preserving human life by shedding himself of all the political bullsh!t
Cr@p you mean Krypton was in Canada THIS WHOLE TIME?????
I believe he is talking about Siegel and Shuster, the creators of Superman coming from Canada, even though they created Superman in America. Technically, though, Superman is an illegal alien not even born on Earth.
I don't get why all the GOPers are mad about this. Don't you guys want the illegal aliens out of our country? Do you know how many honest hard working AMERICAN heroes there are who are out of work because this illegal alien came here and took up all the hero jobs.
I find it so hard to believe all the comments I am reading here. Everyone is acting like Superman insulted the US. He didn't do anything of the sort. The whole story was based on his going into a middle eastern country to support the protesters, and protect them from the military resistance of the local government. As a result of what he did, the middle eastern country blames the US and takes action against the US. So Superman renounces his citizenship to protect the US, to keep the country from getting blamed for what he does. Superman's whole point is that he wants to be free to protect and aid people all over the world, without restraint, and without the US getting blamed if he happens to walk over someone else's political line. Its all about making him a better servant of mankind.
"Truth, Justice, and the American Way isn't enough anymore." is not a statement of lack of faith in America. It's a statement that he needs to be more than just a supporter of America, he needs to be a supporter of mankind. It does not imply in any way that he is going to stop believing in the American ideals he has upheld all this time. In fact, the action that sparked all of this was supporting a middle eastern protest in favor of democracy, so he is, in fact, taking American ideals abroad without the US having to take blame for his crossing any political boundaries.
Clark Kent, by the way, still a citizen.
Superman didn't actually do anything as he is a CHARACTER in a fictional STORY.
Why can't Superman just kill every Republican in America.
That would solve most of our national problems.
Cuz Superman is too busy screwing all the gay liberal Dems in the butthole like they like. They all now have loose bowel syndrome and doookie in they pants.
@Ian -- bwah? I mean.....just...wow. o.O
Superman does not kill is why. If you want all Republicans killed, you would need someone like the Punisher, but I suspect he's a Republican.
I'm quite sure that Sinestro would gladly take the job, but he better be careful, the Republicans still have their guns, fortunately.
Superman is a big wuss, who will stop him from crossing borders not the US.
This reminds me of the recent "controversy" of Henry Cavill (A Brit) being chosen to play the next Superman.
Everyone please remember that he is a FICTIONAL character.
Who cares !?!?!
He is an illegal alien-alien. http://exm.nr/jQ1r6K
Does he now need a new name since he’s going global? Should he now be called “Global Man” or something like that to reflect his new worldview? And does this now mean he will go after Bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and other world terrorists? And what happens to Clark Kent now that he no longer has that job at the American newspaper? I guess he could become a traveling freelance writer and still be the Man of Imported Steel when needed.
what in the world is wrong with you people? He didn't do this because he disliked America or didnt appreciate our "values" – did you even read the article?
Superman will always remember and love where he is from and will hold to his standards and values of course, but look @ the bigger picture for crying out loud. This doesn't take anything away from Superman or America. Besides, he's from Krypton for crying outloud – HE'S A KRYPTONIAN, so big deal if he's not "American" as a citizen anymore, whooptideedoo. He can't work @ the Planet anymore I guess. OH NO!
Well said, bro.
How do you know what Superman is going to do? He's a fictional character. He does what the writers write him doing.
I Blame America for Superman wanting to renounce his citizenship
I don't agree with having Superman renounce his US citizenship, it's too iconic a part of the character's history. That would be like having Batman forget that his parent's were killed by thugs, or having Spider-man sever ties with his Aunt May. Some things you can't do to a character's legacy.
However, it is just a COMIC BOOK people.
I also don't want to be lumped into the same jingoistic turd heap that's been building in the comments from readers like @Scott, @Helen, @Peter, @Bull and @STAN. Just because I think Superman's character is too deeply ingrained to pull a publicity stunt like this does not mean I support the neuron deficient trolls in this comments section.
Please go back to school to learn how to properly spell, construct coherent sentences, type and in all likelihood, breathe. While you're at it, take an etiquette class and learn some manners. It is possible to disagree with someone without resorting to immaturity.
There is absolutely no reason for racist jokes here. First of all, how was Obama dragged into this? This has nothing to do with "Lame Stream" media or the President(thanks for using a Palin talking point). Last I checked, neither the President nor Rupert Murdoch were in charge of DC comics or on its board of directors. DC made a choice to drum up publicity for its 900th AC issue. I feel they chose something poor to do with the character, but it has nothing to do with Obama or Bush, or any politician. It has to do with the actions of DC Comics and its writers. Stop looking for excuses to create issues out of nothing.
Lastly, @Peter, Obama did not go on a world tour to denounce America. Once in office he went on a much needed foreign diplomacy tour to help repair some broken ties with key allies. To do this, he had to extend an olive branch to some nations to help our own national security. It helps more to bring countries to the table for discussions than to simply cut diplomatic ties. It also helps to honestly assess a nation' past deeds and acknowledge when poor decisions are made. Without acknowledging (and yes, at times, apologizing) the world will be less apt to agree with us on key issues. It erodes good-will and destroys our moral standing. No one person or country is perfect. It is not unpatriotic to acknowledge that. In the words of our founding fathers, "in order to form a more perfect union", we must continuously learn from our history.
Acting beligerently in response to hostility only further legitimizes the hositlity in the eyes of our enemies. Only through staying true to our core American values of supporting the cause of freedom will we win the hearts and minds of areas of the world that have doubts about America's goals.
Please either return to school to gain adequate perspective on complex international issues or do us all a favor and forget how to use the Internet.
Blah, blah, *POOT, blah blah blah, *FART*, blah *DOO DOO*, blah blah, *POOT*...
I agree with you totally.
I don't usually post dude, but, your comment was dead on. The most coherent, intelligent, rational posting I have seen in a while. Kudos to you for taking a moment and actually thinking, instead of posting emotional rants that don't mount to a hill of beans.
Eric...I appreciate your kindness. Blah, blah *POOT*, *FART*, have a nice *POOT* weekend.
very well expressed!
You don't read comics very much do you? Both of those things have happened during the various twists in storylines and continuities. Characters are not static. Writers explore scenarios all the time. As for the other stuff....I'm not sure what half of that had to do with the story.
You're completely right about the people in this group. They need to realize that this is just a comic book, it has nothing to do with politics. They also need to learn how to spell correctly. Trying to sound intelligent and then using the wrong form of 'you're' or 'their' is ridiculous.
As far as the renunciation goes, I don't really see a problem with it. It's not a renunciation of America, it's an embracing of the world as a whole. People shouldn't get so worked up over it.
This is quite a diatribe for someone that doesn't think COMIC BOOKS are important.
I like Obama for the most part, but am confused by his failure to reinstate consti-tutional rights or close Guantanamo. At least he got Bin Laden.
Thank you Sarto. I already had to report 2 comments for abuse because they butchered the English language so badly. If you try to comment intelligently, but show a complete lack of knowledge of the proper use of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and especially grammar, it's extremely hard to take your comments seriously. You're just displaying your ignorance. Go back to the third grade and learn something this time around!
OK Superman you are now a citizen of the world, but what about Clark Kent? Is hean Ex-Pat?
Where are the birthers in this controversy? I want to see Superman's birth certificate.
I like that one...:)
Now they can do Superman vs. Captain America and everybody will buy it... 🙂
I thought Captain America died....
Captain America died, then the original Bucky (who was also thought to be dead for like 60 years) became Captain America.
Now Steve Rogers is alive again but letting Bucky be the Cap.
mmmmmm I am trying to think up a joke about monkeys and jigz but guess i am just slow today. oh well. . . .
Obama didn't tank the economy. Bush did. We had jobs and a budget surplus when Bush got into office. Now we have two ten year wars, a broken economy, and most of the planet thinks we are Nazis. Seriously, can't anybody see we are blaming the black guy. The oldest trick in the book. Do people even know that G.E. is making bombers for China and they are setting up military bases in Mexico. Oh but it's Obama's fault because some redneck says so. Wake up!!
Helen you don't come across as very intelligent.
Both Bush and Obama have to share some blame for the deficit. Bush put us two trillion+ in the red, so Obama was already starting with a huge debt.
Hey Awake, do you believe everything you read in print? You probably think Superman is going to join up with GE and help
out with the Bombers and Military Bases being built in the Mexican Desert. Ha ha Ha! will just send up the Bat Signal, and Batman and Robin will help us. LOL
This action has everything to do with where our Country is heading!!
Everybody can spin the reason anyway they want for this action being taken by the publishers of Superman renouncing his citizenship; but it’s Just another step into the ever expanding hatred by the ultra left loonies for America; and to erase all that made America great. Obama is every bit responsible for this action; along with what has been happening in America in the last two years.
This is all part of the his hope and change policies that is helping him take down America; It was obvious when he trashed America on foreign soil on his world tour and rejecting American exceptionalism, I am willing to bet the publishers of Superman comic are also left wing loons as is the Lame Stream Media; whom are extremely protective of their Messier. But I have faith in a large percentage of the American people whom are the back bone of America, but are too busy working hard raising their children and struggling to pay the bills as this Administration continues to devalue our currency and spending the Country into bankruptcy. One day they will rise up and take back America once and for all; in the name of justice and the American way
Peter, I think you may have that tin foil hat screwed on just a little bit too tight there, fella.
Here's the thing – it's a comic book. The character has been written, and rewritten, and rewritten a dozen times. The origin story plays out over and over and over. It's a MYTH. so understand that it's not real.
Second, As evil as you think President Obama and his administration is, they aren't as bad as that. Even comic book evil geniuses aren't halfway as efficient as you give the Obama administration and the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy credit for being.
As for American exceptional ism, well, not really seeing a lot of examples of it around from the last decade, so it might be time to reevaluate that philosophy anyway – or at least to give it a gentle tweak or two.
But hey, keep your powder dry, dude, because you still might need those guns anyway – aliens, you know. Illegal ones... from outer space – just like Superman....
You better watch what terms you throw around – "American exceptional ism" was coined by the American Communist Party in the 1920s!
Peter, It's a comic Book Story. Superman isn't and never was real. If the Writer want's him to give up his American Citizenship,for the Comic, a make believe America with enough guts to stand up and do it, should write a chapter where
they throw the writer's ass out of the Country, for pretending like he is as Stupid as some Real people are these days.
Like the Pakistanians who think we believe they didn't know where Osama Bin Laden was Hiding. Duh, Ha Ha Ha !
New rule: anyone saying lame stream media is sterilized instantly for being a drain on our gene pool. If you ape Sarah Palin, you don't get to reproduce.
he says "YOUR WELCOME, ANYTIME!"
His suit should now be made of all colors of all nations.
American colors are not Red YELLOW and Blue...you are super dumb.
, Superman realized he "behaved foolishly"? Isn't he super smart and should have remembered that he's not supposed to get that involved with political issues? Super senility?
Yes, but it was overpowered by his super-testerone that told him "me smash bad people".
His lease on The Fortress of Solitude has been revoked.
The fortress of solitude isn't even in america
Actually, the Fortress has been located in Metropolis lately, in the Steelworks.
They don't even read comic books in Iran. (and I can't believe that my main comment was censored and was way milder than others that were posted).
You have to watch for key letter combinations. Strangely the Consti-tution is an example because of the t-i-t in the middle. Try hyphenating or using ! or @ or 3 for your vowels. This has been a public service announcement.
Of course they read comic books in Iran.
Thanks, Gremlinus. I wondered why a comment I made earlier didn't show up. I had the word consti-tution in it so now I know. I mentioned that maybe Superman was leaving because W. tore up the consti-tution and Obama refuses to reinstate it.
I'm with superman.
ive already started the process for myself
Dude, you just superf**ed yourself.
Don't let the door hit your a@! on the way out. Good Riddance!!
Since the birthers, Trump and the GOP could not longer go after Obama anymore, DC Comics thought that they may go after Superman now, since he wasn't born in the USA, plus he does not have a Birth Certificate
Oh yeah I am so with you on this! Good move!
DC has given in to what the rest of corporate America has been doing. IT'S ALL ABOUT SELLING BOOKS AND MAKING MONEY!!! ..And unfortunately they DON"T CARE what they do to there characters to get a profit!
Siegel and Shuster are spinning in their graves!
There are 195 countries in the world. If Superman is truly a good guy, and a super hero he would defend the defenseless wherever they are. Not just support American imperialism. Duh! I'm so sick of people thinking that being a selfish, mean spirited, bigot as being an American value. Wake up people. You are better than that.
If you are so interested in the "195" countries – please leave ! Change the world and renounce YOUR Citizenship!
See how nicely your protected in some third world country without the protection of "Imperialist" America!
Please show us all how YOU are better than us!
Bull is right. If you can't stand selfish bigots, you are better off somewhere other than America.
And I'm sick of the label "American" being portrayed as something of which to be ashamed.
it's a comic book get over it
If people can say that a book (The Bible) is proof that God exists, Then I can claim that another book (Action Comics) is proof that Superman exists.
Write to DC Comics http://www.dccomics.com/dccomics/about/?action=contact
Bush put America in the toilet, it'll takes decades to recover. Superman did right.
Bush may have put us there, but Obama is doing the flushing now and it's only getting worse.
bush may have put us in the toilet but obuma crapped all over the people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Since the birthers, Trump and the GOP could not longer go after Obama anymore, DC Comics thought that they may go after Superman now, since he wasn't born in the USA, plus he does not have a Birth Certificate.
Bush Did NOT put us in the toilet, Clinton did. You all think he is so great but he balanced the budget and created surplus and all of you went hooray! Do any of you know how he did it? I'll tell you...he cut federal spending on national defense in half, forced downsizing of the military, cut other federal spending on defense projects then created dummy programs to dump it into the economy. What were the effects? The effects were that he never was solid on defense which meant when he had the chance to stop Osama Bin Laden he did not (which I might add goes all the way back to the Reagan admin and Oliver North). In addition, soldiers don't have proper equipment, the dollar has weakend, international political power has eroded and now his wife has pushed his Healthcare plan which has been forced upon us (part of a deal O'Bama made to get Hilary to join his government). Bottom line they have forced their "closet socialist" agenda. Bush made every attempt to clean up Clintons mess on terrorism. Bush's father is partly to blame because he was director of the CIA and made the decision to put Saddam on the throne in Iraq to fight with Iran after the contra affair. The superman issue is moot. We (Americans) don't support men wearing blue tights. We support the side with the most money and the most guns and ammo. This was just a half witted idea to take a stab at the "birther" issue. Unless they plan on running for office they need to sit down and shut up they're not helping matters. If they are not part of the solution then they are part of the problem.
I'm sorry, but "Bush Did NOT put us in the toilet, Clinton did."?
I thought it was George H.W. Bush (the first Bush presidency, not the most recent) that declared a peace dividend and reduced the size of the military after the first Gulf War in 1991/1992. Are the history books wrong about that?
Well, as I recall, America is run "of the people, for the people, by the people" therefore blaming any one president of the problems of the entire country is just plain ignorant. The people of the United States are responsible for the state the country is in and are responsible for pulling it out again. Make better choices in who is elected would be a good place to start.
I am an engineer, and ask you my fellow AMERICANS visit architect and engineers for 9/11 truth, get the FACTS, know the SCIENCE. ae911truth on youtube. Our neighbors and family members are still being KILLED, for what a "LIE". Please don't take my word, SEE for YOURSELF. (YOU MUST) OUR VERY FREEDOMS (what we have left) DEPEND ON IT.
Why does a story about Superman have to result in a tirade against the former President? Since "We" live in a consitutional republic, when are "we the people" going to assume responsiblity for our actions? It is our own greed and inability to reach a consensus on key issues, and speak to each other in civil manner that has led to the state of our nation today. Presidents Bush and Obama alone are not the blame. I think Superman should and would retain his US citizenship. The publishers at DC are sending the wrong message to the youth of the United States. He obviously does not want to stay and help his adopted country work out its problems. Running away from challenges is not very brave.
Great idea – now he wont have to pay taxes.
GREAT call on the taxes.
Anyone angry about this needs to take a step back and realize they are worked up over a COMIC BOOK. IT'S NOT REAL. THERE IS NO SUPERMAN.
Having said that, I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure Superman never became an American citizen in the first place. So not only is the comic book NOT reality, the story is just wrong.
You're right! I mean you're only supposed to be a US citizen if you were born here. Where's his birth certificate? I demand he release it.
@suckhole-At the risk of revealing the level of my geekatude: As I remember the current continuity, when they rewrote Superman's origin in the mid 1980s his parents sent him in a vehicle that contained their genetic material. He gestated and formed in the vessel while traveling to Earth. He was born by Kryptonian standards when the vessel opened in Kansas. So the interpretation was that he was indeed "born" on US soil. The continuity might have changed since I read the books. I've never been a huge Superman fan.
That being said, it's all just a nice story. A monthly soap opera. I don't know why people get so upset when things like this happen. Books change continuity all the time.
hmmm gremlinus – instead of an illegal alien, then he's simply an anchor baby? 🙂
Does Superman pay taxes? What is his income?
Can he produce a long form birth certificate that will stand up to the kind of scrutiny that Obama has faced?
He should have just incorporated Superman Inc and then, wha la, no taxes owed, no laws to follow and if he loses money, he get a tax payer bail out..... sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet
Fine. Superman went corporate years ago. If Marvel hates America that much, that our values are worth renouncing, maybe they should leave too.
Sorry DC Comics. But it's all Disney now.
Actually, DC is owned by Time-Warner.
Marvel DOES NOT publish Superman. it's DC
Really? doesn't it make sense that someone with that much power would want to ensure that everyone is safe and protected...not just the USA? I would think so, it would show true compassion for all people, not just those with a McDonald's on eveyr corner and a gas guzzling SUV in the driveway. Open your mind a little.
I'm not saying that Superman's citizenship is a big issue, but to say that DC Comics hates America because they are taking one of their characters to more global persepctive; is a little narrow wouldn't you think?
I am just curious if Clark Kent ditched on his citizenship.
Being completely honest, as we are right now, there's not a lot to be proud of. The entire country is in something just short of a political civil war, you have states talking about seceding from the Union, people trying to murder Government officials (Rep. Giffords of Arizona), the Conservative party trying to take down Medicare. It's ridiculous. I wanna get the hell out of here.
Since the birthers and the GOP could not longer got after Obama anymore, DC Comics thought that they could go after Superman now, since he wasn't born in the USA, plus he does not have a Birth Certificate.
Duh, I think the entire world knows Superman is really Clark Kent, so that would be a yes.
tough Superman being a DC character and not a marvel character. As for comic books being corporate, um, duh? that is the idea of a character in a comic. They are a brand. Note how many times every superhero has appeared in some ridiculous alternate universe or a movie or some tv show and how they all tell a slightly different story. That is branding for you.
Ummmm........hey genuis, Superman is a DC comics character, not Marvel. Get it right.
Marvel doesn't write Superman...
Superman isn't a Marvel character, he's a DC comics character.
Like I give a Rat's Ass.......He's a cartoon! Now is the time to renounce DC comics......maybe they can peddle their crap in IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you a tea bagger, because I have yet to meet an intelligent one. I feel confident that you are a typical completely uninformed Glenn Beck watcher, who praises god and carries a gun so you may the opportunity to shoot someone. Now Back to the article Superman most likely denounced his citizenship, because lets face facts, AMERICAN values as I witness them seem to be FEAR MONGERING, CORRUPTION, Profiteering, AND MOST IMPORTANT THE LIES. Wake up, do the research, if you don't know a word look it up. It is NO WONDER SUPERMAN SPLIT, "OUR COUNTRY STANDS FOR THINGS HE DESPISES.. WAKE UP AMERICANS UNITE,,,, ASK YOURSELVES "DO YOU FEEL FREE?"
how can you comment without knowing which comic universe Superman is from its DC
Sorry, Ozzi, but Superman was NEVER corporate. It was totally independent, otherwise the franchise would've failed during WWII.
Nope, Superman was INDEPENDENT and is FINALLY recognizing that the US has started the decline into a fascist state.
I know that for ONE reason, THIS is NOT the nation that I left to defend for nearly 5 years. I've had FAR MORE than enough killing for 17 lifetimes. I'll not go into the specifics of my service for security reasons, but more than enough reason. I'm NOT a pacifist by ANY stretch of the imagination. Indeed, I'm more Hulk than Clark Kent. Arouse anger and our enemies ran, for real.
But, Superman is an ideal. He's an alien come to this planet and nation. He was accepted IF he passed as a regular American, no smarter, no stronger, indeed, as a wimp.
NOW, he's coming into his own, as a citizen of the entire WORLD.
Perhaps the writers are JUST creative enough to give new hope to our nation and the world at large, BEFORE we degenerate into a US version of Nazi Germany. For in that degeneration, I and my family will die fighting.
As every CO of mine was GLAD that I was on HIS side, to include 3 stars worth of general, that should say something.
I'm creative. I don't think outside of the box, as I have no clue what the box LOOKS like. I NEVER have been known to quit, ever. I'm an SME on many, many, many, many fields. And I'm a no good, dirty rotten scoundrel to any foe.
I've probably buried more men than you've MET in your life. I've killed a number of that number that cannot be mentioned.
I tip my hat to the SEAL team that took Osama down and would happily pay for their meals and drinks for the year.
But do NOT celebrate Osama's death, as THAT would be celebrating the death of a sentient being, no matter HOW rotten. I'll feel satisfied in justice delivered for my cousin and the other victims of the towers on 9/11. I'll feel solace for his removal from the grand equation. I'll NOT celebrate waste.
I've earned many, many friends over the years of this conflict, both in the US and in the conflict zone. I've also earned that which should be automatically granted a human or even any being of sentience, respect.
And my PsyOps skills are par extraordinaire.
In short, I was the no good SOB that nobody liked in command, but was called on to get the job done.
My men loved me, my enemies respected me, their families respected and liked me, as I gave THEM their respect due to a fallen foe of worth.
No less than your superman and I was, by comparison, stuporman.
But then, I and my teams are REAL.
Superman is only an ideal and fiction.
A fiction well worthy of following in the value system.
America is not perfect – no political structure in the world is... I've lived in all but two G8 countries for a year or more. I can tell you first hand that, in comparison to the rest of the world, America is the best thing going...
If you feel you need to get out – then get packing... but where will you go?
Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! On, second thought, let it. Nobody will miss you.
Serously, this is so lame! I haven't given a crap about Superman since the first two movies with Christopher Reeve. The only other time I liked Superman was when Lucy dressed up as him for Little Ricky. It's my first childhood memory of a television show and when she was out of the ledge shooing away pigeons, I thought she was kicking funny looking chickens of a very small porch (give me a break, I was 3 and lived in Kansas). Other than that, Superman is irrelevant to me and probably most people these days except for Jerry Seinfeld, Comic Book Guy, and maybe 4 or 5 other geeks.
Wow. Chuck Norris and the Dos Equis guys better look out... Wzrd1 one is here and he is the most coolest, dangerous, badar$e mutha on the planet! He's so cool he can't tell you about his killings other than to brag for 3 paragraphs about how awesome he is. Superman would be grateful to hold his jockstrap!
I think this is a great idea and it should have been done along time ago. It makes sense for superman to focus his attention on the entire world and he cannot do that by holding on to ideals that contradict his peaceful nature. Anybody who cannot see that is obviously to blinded by ignorance and thinks they are somehow supporting their country by being upset about this.
Superman is peaceful? What? Peaceful means what to you?
Superman hasn't been solely a US citizen since the seventies – he has citizenship in every UN chartered nation. But no one seems to remember that anymore.
Perhaps nobody remembers the 70's in the Superman comics since the continuity was rebooted in 1986 during Crisis on Infinite Earths...duh.
This is a BAD move on D.C.'s part. Osama is dead. A new wave of patriotism is sweeping the nation. This is terribly bad time to come up with this. Supes probably gets his citizenship back at the end of the arc, but it doesn't matter. This publicity-seeking press release has done the damage. Superman has always been a quintessential American icon. He's about to lose major ground to Captain America.
It's a GREAT idea at a lousy time.
The idea is GENERATIONS overdue. Indeed, such a notion of world citizenship might've shortened the cold war, believe it or not.
But, alas, it is born during THIS time, a time of upcoming global fascism. And yes, I meant what I said, I've PERSONALLY witnessed it on multiple continents.
A great idea and excellent value system will kill a franchise, secondary to politics of fascist inclinations that is being currently addressed by out of band means.
I was deployed for nearly 5 years, my nation is NOT anywhere NEAR what I left it like, so I'll clean house. DHS and the NSA know who I am only too well, courtesy of my service record.
This mess will be fixed, one way or another and our nation and world will survive.
And yes, Osama will be dead and hopefully Ayman al-Zawahiri as well, before HE kills MORE people.
BUT, the USSA will become again the USA that I left to defend.
this is the exact ideology that CULTURES and BORDERS should be viewed under. when these countries begin to section themselves off, they begin to create a caste system and superiorize themselves over others. The citizens follow suit. This is why third worlds will always exist, global problems (water and pollution) won't be fixed, and large scale violence is imminent. Big Brother is watching but who controles big brother? (the people) Just as Thoreau believed, remove the government when it is deemed excessive and incompetent.
Superman should not have to renounce US citizenship. He wasn't born here and neither were either of his parents. If he did take the citizenship test, I missed it. Otherwise, he's an illegal alien. Actually, he should have been deported a long time ago.
Am i the only one who this this sound like an adult political comic directed toward older generation; greater than 30 years old. This is the most stupidist story i ever heard of superman. WHy not superman solve the mid east problem?? or may be he goes after the bank and steal their money that they rip off the american people and distribute it on all american, how about that of a story?. guys whovever read the above story and relate to it is really watching too much tv and news. they need to get off and do hard work. people get serious. stop being stupid and let the kids hero represengt kids ideas, stop spoiling their minds with nasty grown up screwd theme. get a life