Great news: Superman to renounce his U.S. citizenship

posted at 10:07 pm on April 27, 2011 by Allahpundit

The bad news: He’s supposed to be an immortal symbol of truth, justice, and the American way. Or at least he was before that line got written out of the script in order not to offend foreign audiences. The good news: Isn’t he … an illegal alien? Since when did we start admitting people from Krypton, anyway? Ah well. More work available now for American patriots like Batman and Spider-Man.

I’m actually not sure what to make of this:

Goyer’s installment, with tense art from Miguel Sepulveda, steals the spotlight in Action Comics No. 900. When Superman drops in on an Iranian protest to stand with demonstrators in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, the U.S. government takes him to task for acting as an instrument of national policy. Superman responds by renouncing his American citizenship and proclaiming himself a citizen of the universe…

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.

The genius of Superman is that he belongs to everyone, for the dual purposes of peace and protection. He’s above ephemeral geopolitics and nationalist concerns, a universal agent unlike any other found in pop culture.

Comics Alliance describes it this way:

The key scene takes place in “The Incident,” a short story in Action Comics #900 written by David S. Goyer with art by Miguel Sepulveda. In it, Superman consults with the President’s national security advisor, who is incensed that Superman appeared in Tehran to non-violently support the protesters demonstrating against the Iranian regime, no doubt an analogue for the recent real-life protests in the Middle East. However, since Superman is viewed as an American icon in the DC Universe as well as our own, the Iranian government has construed his actions as the will of the American President, and indeed, an act of war.

Superman replies that it was foolish to think that his actions would not reflect politically on the American government, and that he therefore plans to renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations the next day — and to continue working as a superhero from a more global than national perspective. From a “realistic” standpoint it makes sense; it would indeed be impossible for a nigh-omnipotent being ideologically aligned with America to intercede against injustice beyond American borders without creating enormous political fallout for the U.S. government.

The idea of the White House standing by and doing nothing while protests rock Iran is, admittedly, extremely plausible. So is the idea of a superhero suddenly breaking ties in an act of conscience: That was, after all, the basic storyline of the “Civil War” series in which Captain America was assassinated after opposing the feds’ anti-secret-identity registration law. (He was later resurrected and went on to heroically battle the tea party.) Comics writers have also toyed with Superman’s image as a quintessentially American hero, most famously in the “Red Son” alternate reality. This is a more modest tweak on that idea, and intriguing insofar as his disaffection stems from American paralysis towards Middle East tyrants. I wonder how Supes felt about Saddam.

Exit question: Isn’t the real travesty here the fact that Superman somehow ended up facing off nonviolently against Iranian fundamentalist goons? Regime change ain’t going to happen with sit-ins, baby. You’re invulnerable; throw some boulders at them or something.


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This is the same US that voted for Lex Luthor as president… But man that really bums me out.

oddjob1138 on April 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Just. Plain. Wrong.

Steve Eggleston on April 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Great news: Superman to renounce his U.S. citizenship

I thought he just released a document trying to prove his citizenship?

sharrukin on April 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Is it because 0bummer released his “birth certificate”?

darwin-t on April 27, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Sad day

cmsinaz on April 27, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I can’t wait until he grows his hair and changes his name to “Great Oak”!

ronsfi on April 27, 2011 at 10:12 PM

The Red Son story didn’t bother me so much. It was more a ‘What If’ thing and was interesting.

This is simply foolish.

Is he going to change the color of his tights to UN blue?

catmman on April 27, 2011 at 10:13 PM

What next? Wonder Woman is a lesbian?

SouthernGent on April 27, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Who cares? He’s an illegal alien anyways.

Hog Wild on April 27, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Chuckles Johnson rejoices.

Knucklehead on April 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM

often the writers of these comics try waaaayyyyy too hard to make some kind of point, just write a damn good story and the let us make something of it.

rob verdi on April 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Reason #972 that I’ve never given a $hit about comic books…or people who write them.

AUINSC on April 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM

I am glad my comic book craze ended about 30 years ago when America was still considered the good guy.

Southernblogger on April 27, 2011 at 10:15 PM

This is so sad.

We used to watch Smallville then they got political. We quit.

Superman is an American hero, now for sale to the highest bidder. You know it is all the foreign money to be made.

This is just sickening.

petunia on April 27, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Blasphemy. Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Period. Liberal pinheads want to tear down this country…anyway they can.

kingsjester on April 27, 2011 at 10:16 PM

SouthernGent on April 27, 2011 at 10:13 PM

That would be ok if she was willing to experiment.

Southernblogger on April 27, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Never fear. Trump is on the case.

Terrie on April 27, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Oh and I think the Reagan amnesty covers Superman… so he was a citizen.

petunia on April 27, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Liberals kill another industry, they are such talents.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2011 at 10:18 PM

“We don’t have time for sillyness”

(snark). -Hopey/Changey

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Great news: Superman to renounce his U.S. citizenship

I thought he just released a document trying to prove his citizenship?

sharrukin on April 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

I had the same thought. The only surprising thing about Captain Kickass’s birth certificate was how well they were able to edit out his father’s name and citizenship to make it look like he really IS from Planet Earth.

Dee2008 on April 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Ed we miss you already.

Greenhelmet on April 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

So we are allowing American institutions of creative cartoons bite the rotten core of political correctness.

Might as well fit him with a burqa

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM

“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 —…”

Then by all means…

… don’t let the border hit you in the a%s on the way out!

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Up Next…………………

Trumps TrutherTrumpTrooperaTeers go after
Palins Trig-Truthers!(snark).

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM

“We don’t have time for sillyness”

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Tutu’s for Tutuman!

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Batman responds by proving that Superman’s Kryptonian BC is a fake. He’s actually from Mars.

Good Solid B-Plus on April 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Wait for it…

… Next up, Superman is Teh Ghey!

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Ugh,sorry need more tea,wrong thread,
Donald is living rent free in my head,ugh!

Disregard my 10:21 PM posty!

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Robin: Holy flatulence, Batman! Superman just farted!

Batman: He’s not the only one, Robin. Those bubbles rising in Gotham River are from Aquaman!

radjah shelduck on April 27, 2011 at 10:24 PM

He was born on Krypton, his parents weren’t citizens, and he was never naturalized.

What’s to renounce?

applebutter on April 27, 2011 at 10:24 PM

I had no idea Superman was so troubled – probably because I’m over 14.

Ronnie on April 27, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Batman responds by proving that Superman’s Kryptonian BC is a fake. He’s actually from Mars.

Good Solid B-Plus on April 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM

No, that’s J’onn J’onz.

When Superman dropped “the American Way” from what he stands for, he revealed himself to be from Uranus.

malclave on April 27, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Ok. Superman is now a flaming wuss? WTF? Nonviolent protests? This is total BS. On the day Obama becomes as American as apple pie and a gas-guzzling Chevrolet, the Man of Steel renounces his citizenship? Batman better keep his sh*t together. This is getting ridiculous.

joejm65 on April 27, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Superman has been around for yeeeeeeeeears. Sad to see what they’ve turned the super heroes into. Commie b@stards!!!

capejasmine on April 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Even above and beyond comics as a medium, Superman is ridiculously bad. It’s unbelievable that people still read this.

I mean, it was bad enough when he was practically invincible. But, you know, people were weird back then. Then he was actually invincible. Then he could blow out the sun with a wet fart. Now, just read this:

Superman responds by renouncing his American citizenship and proclaiming himself a citizen of the universe…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.

Even if I were a liberal, that would be the most awful sentence I have ever read. I am dumber now that I was five minutes ago.

HitNRun on April 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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Tutu’s for Tutuman!

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Kini:Oy:)

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:30 PM

When Superman drops in on an Iranian protest to stand with demonstrators in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, the U.S. government takes him to task for acting as an instrument of national policy. Superman responds by renouncing his American citizenship and proclaiming himself a citizen of the universe…

What the hell is this crap? These nutballs are ruining Superman.

SoulGlo on April 27, 2011 at 10:30 PM

What a stupid thing to do, D.C….

Gohawgs on April 27, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Relax…the UN..will straighten out Superman!
(sarc).

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:31 PM

So you’re saying that Superman is pissed off at Obama and his “Smart Diplomacy”?

That’s pretty good that Superman is now “a citizen of the universe”.

Barry’s ticked He didn’t think of that. It could have been another UNPRECEDENTED and HISTORIC first for him.

GarandFan on April 27, 2011 at 10:32 PM

wtf…

equanimous on April 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM

All your fictional character are belong to us.

/libtards

Left Coast Right Mind on April 27, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Whatever, Superman was always the most boring superhero anyway.

Scrappy on April 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM

What next? Wonder Woman is a lesbian?

No, but Batwoman is.

This is an utter disgrace.

It’s a disgraceful moment for Superman. Ranks up there with “Truth, Justice, and all that Stuff” in “Superman Returns” I’m at least glad the rationale is that other regimes are evil and Superman doesn’t want to put the US in danger and he seems himself as a citizen of the universe and NOT that the US is evil.

The reason Superman is so proud of being an American is because he identifies with the American system: Truth, Justice, Freedom (The American Way) We may not always live up to those ideals, and that is a theme of the Superman books at times, but at the end of the day, we always strive to meet those ideals and we move forward as a nation.

The worst part about all this? David S. Goyer, the writer of this story is writing the next Christopher Nolan-produced, Zack Snyder-directed Superman movie “Man of Steel” which is set to come out at Christmas next year.

Great….

joshleguern on April 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Next issue: Superman declares his SEIU membership, grabs a bongo, and rips the roof from the Wisconsin governor’s mansion to get at Walker and perform a citizens arrest.

Bishop on April 27, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Commies are every where!

Blake on April 27, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Should make a great movie/ yawn

pat on April 27, 2011 at 10:41 PM

It’s a waste of time. Every Muslim knows the S on Superman’s chest is really Arabic for Mohammed when you read it sideways. So, Superman must die!

Rocks on April 27, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Stinks that it’s Goyer, I’m actually a very big fan of his.

He wrote ‘Arcade,’ one of my favorite cult B-movies. Co-wrote Dark City, a great movie. He wrote or co-worte Batman Begins and Dark Knight, and is writing Dark Knight Rises, the new Ghost Rider, Man of Steel, and The Invisible Man. Also writing a potential Scanners reboot. He also had a great run on the JSA when they re-booted than in the early 2000s.

Oh well, if he’s a flaming lib, so be it. I still like his writing.

Oh, The Unborn was terrible, though. He definitely has some stinkers.

Good Solid B-Plus on April 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Am I glad I was a kid who was able to read Superman back when a comic book was a comic book.

Truth, Justice and the American Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

INC on April 27, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Renounced his citizenship and started reading Marx while admiring the boys…

Sonosam on April 27, 2011 at 10:46 PM

The hell with DC.

hachiban on April 27, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I’m a big fan of Superman, and this is a disgrace. Although ever since Geoff Johns left Action Comics a few years ago; the quality of all the Superman titles has been in the garbage.

At least I still have Green Lantern.

Vegi on April 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Exit question: Isn’t the real travesty here the fact that Superman somehow ended up facing off nonviolently against Iranian fundamentalist goons? Regime change ain’t going to happen with sit-ins, baby. You’re invulnerable; throw some boulders at them or something.

That situation fits more if Superman goes and helps the Palestinians attack Israel.

MadisonConservative on April 27, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Superman*, like Obama, will stand with the Muslims.

*there is no real Superman, he is made up.

BL@KBIRD on April 27, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Exit question: Isn’t the real travesty here the fact that Superman somehow ended up facing off nonviolently against Iranian fundamentalist goons?

Hey man, violence is never the answer. Or something.

holygoat on April 27, 2011 at 10:52 PM

…and why would I allow a child of mine to read this Dhimmi-compliant nonsense? Who is their audience? Will Superman start spouting Islamo-communism and beating up evil Jewish bankers?

theCork on April 27, 2011 at 10:52 PM

At least I still have Green Lantern.

Vegi on April 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM

I head he’s getting a Prius.

Ronnie on April 27, 2011 at 10:54 PM

heard, even

Ronnie on April 27, 2011 at 10:54 PM

This is stupid. But, I find it less offensive, actually, than what happened recently over in Marvel Comics’ latest major crossover story, “Fear Itself”, where in the first issue of the series, a riot broke out in NYC among protestors of what was, though not explicitly stated, clearly the Ground Zero Mosque. Afterwards, Captain America, I guess still in liberal champion mode, is utterly incredulous as to why those people were so angry, and theorized that it MUST have been some sort of supervillain manipulating them with mind control or something to get them so upset and filled with hate about the issue (it wasn’t). That issue was written by writer Matt Fraction, who, a few years ago, was ranting about Bush and ‘war crimes’ on his Twitter page.

What really annoys me these days is that EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. The comic companies interject politics into their comics (to be “current” and “topical” and “deal with real world issues” of course), it winds up being patronizing, smug, or arrogantly disrespectful of conservative ideology or political groups. And it annoys me. I still read and collect comics as pure escapist fantasy. I don’t need to crack open a “funny book” and see someone like Captain America, a guy who would eat Nazis for breakfast, acting like the superhero mascot for MoveOn.org.

Vyce on April 27, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Superman always sucked, and The Dark Knight Returns showed why.

Batman FTW. He’s ours.

MadisonConservative on April 27, 2011 at 10:56 PM

The bad news: He’s supposed to be an immortal symbol of truth, justice, and the American way. Or at least he was before that line got written out of the script in order not to offend foreign audiences.

Even Richard Donner, a guy so openly liberal that he routinely placed left-wing propaganda in the Lethal Weapon films, had Superman say he was here to fight for truth, justice, and the American Way in the original film released in 1978 which was not exactly a proud era for this country(post-Watergate, post-Vietnam). What the hell is wrong with Hollywood?

Doughboy on April 27, 2011 at 10:59 PM

This is where I would normally say “that’s why I read Marvel comics as a kid” but that holds no water anymore because Captain America decided to embrace the liberal definition of ‘tolerance’ also.

rihar on April 27, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Exit question: Isn’t the real travesty here the fact that Superman somehow ended up facing off nonviolently against Iranian fundamentalist goons? Regime change ain’t going to happen with sit-ins, baby. You’re invulnerable; throw some boulders at them or something.

The original “non-edgy” Superman never killed the criminals he was opposing. He always found a way to capture them without overly harming them. I’m not about to buy these rags (after they turned Superman, Batman, and the rest “edgy” I lost interest, for I meet “edgy” people every day and would prefer not to meet them in my leisure time), but if Superman allowed people to die around him, he isn’t the guy he used to be either.

unclesmrgol on April 27, 2011 at 11:02 PM

I don’t need to crack open a “funny book” and see someone like Captain America, a guy who would eat Nazis for breakfast, acting like the superhero mascot for MoveOn.org.

Vyce on April 27, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Hear, hear!

+1000

unclesmrgol on April 27, 2011 at 11:04 PM

BTW, if you folks want to REALLY be nauseated by what has become of Superman, read the “Superman: Grounded” story arc written by well-known Hollywood genre writer Joe Michael Stracyznski, who did legitimately bring us one of the greatest science fiction shows of all time (Babylon 5), but is a HUGE, and generally rather intellectually lazy / dishonest, liberal (he once passionately argued in a blog post against the Iraq War by claiming that Saddam never sponsored terrorism – ANY terrorism, mind you, not the more narrow argument of whether or not he sponsored Al-Qaeda).

The storyline involves Superman walking across middle America, and generally acting as something of an Author Avatar, as Supes teaches “life lessons” to the American people, in the most smug and preach way possible. Just countless pages of hamfisted solliloquies. An example for you.

Vyce on April 27, 2011 at 11:12 PM

because Captain America decided to embrace the liberal definition of ‘tolerance’ also.

rihar on April 27, 2011 at 11:01 PM

They had to assassinate the original Cap since he wouldn’t go for all that big government/big brother stuff. That was their opening.

What’s interesting is that after the ‘Civil War’ storyline, Spiderman realized the problems with ‘outing’ himself and complying with the government registration act. He was the first (If I’m remembering right) to come out and declare his true identity.

When he did the Kingpin hunted him down, ultimately resulting in his Aunt May being shot instead of him.

Which led to a whole other story line which I lost interest in since it was poorly thrown together.

And Iron Man became a fascistic government stormtrooper in that story btw.

catmman on April 27, 2011 at 11:12 PM

I’ve never like Superman. I’m a Batman fan. America doesn’t need his kind anyway.

You heard me.

madmonkphotog on April 27, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Is he going to turn in his Red, White & Blue uniform for something more fitting? Perhaps something in Nazi Storm Trooper Brown, and instead of the large S, a nice hammer or cycle.

Tommy_G on April 27, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Malaise

FloatingRock on April 27, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Superman: Doing the jobs that mere citizens of the world won’t do.

FloatingRock on April 27, 2011 at 11:16 PM

madmonkphotog on April 27, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Batman is a capitalist an inventor and, as a mortal, a true hero.

FloatingRock on April 27, 2011 at 11:20 PM

test

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:20 PM

My post is not going through.

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:21 PM

The idea that liberalism must infect every aspect of our lives is repugnant. I read the explanation from Action but the idea of a Superman who is a mix of Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, and Barney Frank just isn’t Superman anymore. Why not just create a character called Doucheman and have him fight every traditional American idea possible. He could have a birth certificate showing he was a citizen of “the world” and participate in ghey pride parades.

He could overturn the will of the people in a single bound. He could be faster than Chuck Shumer to a press conference, more powerful than a busload of union protesters, and capable of finding the votes needed to overcome any Republican victory regardless of the margin.

His uniform would be made of Earth friendly fabrics and he would wear no deodorant other than pitchouli oil. His superpowers would actually be average powers so that he wouldn’t offend anyone or remind them of their own shortcomings. He would seek out new ways to tax the rich in his eternal struggle for expediency, social justice, and the global way.

Mormon Doc on April 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Still not working…links are bad tonight?

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Like I thought, fans are really getting mad about this.

Once you write or do anything different to a super-hero, it usually does not stick. Then the writers and artists have to find a way to change everything back, ie: Cap’s and Superman’s death and come-backs. They do that all the time.

There’s the other tidbit about Wonder Woman too. Her uniform changed, she got some sort of amnesia and has to fight her way through.

Fans didn’t like the new getup, so they started throwing suggestions of how she should look like.

Now I noticed that the higher-ups did listen, the jacket’s off, too muscular for my taste but she still rocks!

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Will try again, cutting off a lot of info or splitting it in parts. Sucks but I can’t post!

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Like I thought, fans are really getting mad about this.

Once you write or do anything different to a super-hero, it usually does not stick. Then the writers and artists have to find a way to change everything back, ie: Cap’s and Superman’s death and come-backs. They do that all the time.

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:27 PM

There’s the other tidbit about Wonder Woman too. Her uniform changed, she got some sort of amnesia and has to fight her way through.

Fans didn’t like the new getup, so they started throwing suggestions of how she should look like.

Now I noticed that the higher-ups did listen, the jacket’s off, too muscular for my taste but she still rocks!

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:27 PM

Jesus. This is just awful.

Comics haven’t been the same since Jack “King” Kirby died.

victor82 on April 27, 2011 at 11:30 PM

I can’t wait until he grows his hair and changes his name to “Great Oak”!

ronsfi on April 27, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Actually, I think he changed his name to Captain Planet.

p40tiger on April 27, 2011 at 11:33 PM

After Superman renounces his citizenship….does Obama immediately bow and apologize to him at the fortress of solitude?

Just Curious how realistic they made it.

Tim_CA on April 27, 2011 at 11:35 PM

LOL! Jim Treacher stirring the pot!

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Mormon Doc on April 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM

:)

INC on April 27, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Last year it was changing Wonder Woman’s costume, this year DC is having Superman renounce his US citizenship.

The fans hate Wonder Woman’s new costume and I’m sure they’ll hate this new Superman. Now I’m hoping that Warner Bros. loses their rights to Superman and that the heirs to Siegel and Shuster (Superman’s creators) get them.

Goyer is a hack writer. Don’t waste your time watching Superman:Man of Steel when it comes out since it is basically Superman II Zod and Faora (called Ursa in the Reeve movie) the villains again. How unoriginal.

RedRobin145 on April 27, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Like I thought, fans are really getting mad about this.

Once you write or do anything different to a super-hero, it usually does not stick. Then the writers and artists have to find a way to change everything back, ie: Cap’s and Superman’s death and come-backs. They do that all the time.

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:27 PM

It will be the New Coke all over again.

slickwillie2001 on April 27, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Sad to type, Christopher Reeves would not approve.

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:48 PM

One commenter over there asks if this means he’ll quit the Justice League of America.

Remember that?

INC on April 27, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Well, no more Superman comics for my family…

RocketmanBob on April 27, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Will try again, cutting off a lot of info or splitting it in parts. Sucks but I can’t post!

ProudPalinFan on April 27, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Once you post something that doesn’t make it through, go back and take the exact same thing and slit it in half and through the process of elimination you should be able to intuit the whatever is causing your comment to get caught by the filter.

FloatingRock on April 27, 2011 at 11:50 PM

…split it in half…

FIFM

FloatingRock on April 27, 2011 at 11:52 PM

The only way Superman can truly renounce his American citizenship is to lose his Clark Kent alter ego. For Clark to continue as is, he needs to remain an American.

In Superman II, Chris Reeve as the Man of Steel ends the movie by restoring a huge American flag to the roof of the White House. Did that offend foreigners? Should we insist that James Bond work for the U.N. rather than Her Majesty’s Secret Service?

I miss my youth, when Superman was written for kids.

nkviking75 on April 27, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Could they eff up the “Hulk”?

I always liked the “Hulk”

Sonosam on April 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Truth, justice, and f*ck America!!!!

Denverslim on April 28, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Allah, I am really impressed that you spelled “Spider-Man” properly (with the hyphen). Most comic book civilians miss that detail.

Kensington on April 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM

This is the same US that voted for Lex Luthor as president… But man that really bums me out.

oddjob1138 on April 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM

If only Obama would shave his head, he’d fir the role perfectly. Yes, Mister Luth-or!

pdigaudio on April 28, 2011 at 12:32 AM

I am not old enough to appreciate George Reeves as TV’s Superman, but for me the role will always be defined by (1) Christopher Reeve in the movies and Dean Cain on TV. The latest girlie man to play Superman in the movies was an Epic FAIL. AMC just showed it recently and I had to turn it off. Not even Kevin Spacey was enough to make me waste my time.

pdigaudio on April 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM

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