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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Another reason to hate liberals and how they ruin everything that is good with their PC crap.

Superman should go to Iran, take their nuclear reactors and crush them into a ball the size of a soccer ball, then set it front of Achmedinnerjacket and say “do something about it.” That’s the American Way!

Mallard T. Drake on April 28, 2011 at 12:39 AM

I dunno… Maybe we’re looking at this all wrong.

Superman is rebuking America because Obama won’t do enough to spread the American Way… So Supes goes it alone…

Skywise on April 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM

Huge comics fan here, and Superman has always been my favorite. DC is really blowing it big time with a move like this and it offends me how they are messing with something that is so core to an iconic character.

Hey, maybe James Bond should renounce his British-ness next, right?

MikeknaJ on April 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM

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…

Looks like Obama drove even Superman away.

Darth Executor on April 28, 2011 at 1:13 AM

When Superman drops in on an Iranian protest to stand with demonstrators in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience

I know it’s the exit question and all, but seriously, WTF?

BadgerHawk on April 28, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Superman in a drum circle? Bad ass.

brennan251 on April 28, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Another reason to hate liberals and how they ruin everything that is good with their PC crap.
Mallard T. Drake on April 28, 2011 at 12:39 AM

Everything they touch.

Feedie on April 28, 2011 at 2:06 AM

What’s next? Superman registers as a Democrat and uses his heat vision to eliminate carbon in the atmosphere or his super breath to cool the atmosphere?

flataffect on April 28, 2011 at 2:46 AM

What I don’t get is Goyer helped write The Dark Knight which was such a conservative defense of Bush’s war on terrorism (or was that misinterpreted?)

Although on the other hand, this could be the conservative mirror to Marvel’s terrible liberal Civil War. Obama refuses to get involved in Iran, and that causes Superman to renounce being American. It was a jokey comment a few posts up but maybe the subtle point was that Obama’s inaction in something true to life does drive Superman away.

redeye on April 28, 2011 at 2:56 AM

Well he is an illegal alien technically…

Wolftech on April 28, 2011 at 3:22 AM

It doesn’t surprise me that Superman would want no part of Obama’s America. Just put a Reagan, or a Palin, or a West, Cain, or Bush in there and see how that plays.

cthulhu on April 28, 2011 at 3:38 AM

Superman drops in on an Iranian protest to stand with demonstrators in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience,

This sounds like a job for . . . mild mannered reporter Clark Kent.

dcman98 on April 28, 2011 at 3:59 AM

Red capes for everybody!

Shy Guy on April 28, 2011 at 4:08 AM

Would it really matter if Iran considered Superman’s ‘non-violent’ protest an American act of war? I mean, the US has, you know, Superman on their side.

Why can’t he fly into Iran and grab Dinnerjacket and his cronies and put them somewhere while an actual democratic government takes over and decides what charges they need to face for the last round of crackdowns against peaceful protesters? Maybe he forgot he had superpowers or something.

Jay Mac on April 28, 2011 at 5:23 AM

Yawn. Everybody knows that the comics of the past 20 years or so have been written by anti-social types only for edification of other anti-social types living in their parent’s basements. No big deal.

JFS61 on April 28, 2011 at 5:56 AM

The “universe” can keep Superman. After all, WE have Chuck Norris.

;)

Grace_is_sufficient on April 28, 2011 at 6:07 AM

Leftards have been doing this to the comics for years. A few years ago they had Thor — the guy who considered a couple of dead whales to be an appropriate guest gift when visiting the Giants — joining Greenpeace at an anti whaling protest and crippling the whaling ships. Yeah, right!

SDN on April 28, 2011 at 6:23 AM

The “universe” can keep Superman. After all, WE have Chuck Norris.

;)

Grace_is_sufficient on April 28, 2011 at 6:07 AM

Err yeah but he’s a Huckster supporter.

ProudPalinFan on April 28, 2011 at 6:34 AM

Leftards have been doing this to the comics for years. A few years ago they had Thor — the guy who considered a couple of dead whales to be an appropriate guest gift when visiting the Giants — joining Greenpeace at an anti whaling protest and crippling the whaling ships. Yeah, right!

SDN on April 28, 2011 at 6:23 AM

Where’s that huge facepalm when I need it?

ProudPalinFan on April 28, 2011 at 6:35 AM

Well, Superman is now teaming up with a messiah to take down America and our GOP don’t got no Krpytonite to fight back with – just lead in their butts.

Don L on April 28, 2011 at 6:36 AM

Apparently Superman is a raaaaacist who no longer wants to be an American now that we have a black president!

AZCoyote on April 28, 2011 at 7:06 AM

Well he is an illegal alien technically…

Wolftech on April 28, 2011 at 3:22 AM

NO he’s got ADOPTION PAPERS you FILTHY BIRTHER
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fossten on April 28, 2011 at 7:20 AM

Regime change ain’t going to happen with sit-ins, baby

Well anything is possible in comics.

Dash on April 28, 2011 at 7:30 AM

This may come as something of a shock to some people out there, but Superman is a ficticious character who appears in a comic book, so why in the heck are we making such a big deal out of this?

This is a WHO GIVES A DAMN?!!! moment of almost epic proportion.

pilamaye on April 28, 2011 at 7:39 AM

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

I’m confused… Are we talking about Clark Kent or President Obama?

Khun Joe on April 28, 2011 at 7:48 AM

First, why isn’t Superman’s legal residence that ice cave with all the crystals?

Second, thie renouncing citizenship sounds like the idea of an impassioned sixth grader.

myrenovations on April 28, 2011 at 7:54 AM

This may come as something of a shock to some people out there, but Superman is a ficticious character who appears in a comic book, so why in the heck are we making such a big deal out of this?

This is a WHO GIVES A DAMN?!!! moment of almost epic proportion.

pilamaye on April 28, 2011 at 7:39 AM

Because kids read comics and this helps to indoctrinate them towards a lefty point of view, duh! Not to mention Superman has been an American cultural icon for such a long time and this proves that the lefties don’t give a damn about American cultural values. It’s more metaphoric than just a silly comic book.

Big John on April 28, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Where’s that huge facepalm when I need it?

ProudPalinFan on April 28, 2011 at 6:35 AM

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I went to bed early last night but if this was ever needed…..

darwin-t on April 28, 2011 at 8:04 AM

I picked up Action Comics #900 because I thought it would resolve the Doomsday mess (I like Steel and Superboy, and Supergirl, so shoot me) The thing that got me more than anything was the ‘non-violent’ bit in Iran. Yeah, right, like those animals wouldn’t shoot at superman like they would the protesters.

I find it funny that the same week this comes out Secret Avengers 12.1 comes out and it’s kind of a slam at Wikileaks (‘patriot’ leaks the names of all the villians and flunkies who have ever informed on the villians for the US, and they all get killed as a result).

Thunderstrike 5 comes out, and it deals with what it really means to be a hero. (Eric Masterson was one of my favourite characters in the 90′s and it’s nice to see DeFalco write his son)

The_Livewire on April 28, 2011 at 8:11 AM

He is a reporter, so I guess that explains his left turn and freshly sprouted vagina.

John Deaux on April 28, 2011 at 8:12 AM

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

LOL so finally the politically correct lameness has reached maximum saturation point. Poor Super Man, he has no defense against the anal re tentative. Man of Steel turns to mush.

Dr Evil on April 28, 2011 at 8:18 AM

LOL so finally the politically correct lameness has reached maximum saturation point. Poor Super Man, he has no defense against the anal re tentative. Man of Steel turns to mush.

Dr Evil on April 28, 2011 at 8:18 AM

It seems as though Superman can’t handle Kryptonite or Douchebags.

darwin-t on April 28, 2011 at 8:25 AM

Wasn’t there a Superman comic where he grabs Hitler and Stalin and drops them off somewhere to be tried for war crimes or something?
What’s with this non-violent protest thing?

Count to 10 on April 28, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Liberal ideas and agendas in comics is nothing new. I have thousands (to my wife’s dispair) of comics reaching back over 30 years. After the Marvel Obama/Spiderman issue (which I did not buy) I went back and looked at the treatment of the presidents in both the DC and Marvel universes. Reagan was a forgetful dolt, Clinton a genius. both Bush’s were stupid and Obama the smartest man alive.

As for the Superman renounceing his US citizenship. I can see it but I do not like it. They did worse to Captain America.

mechkiller_k on April 28, 2011 at 9:16 AM

What I don’t get is Goyer helped write The Dark Knight which was such a conservative defense of Bush’s war on terrorism (or was that misinterpreted?)

redeye on April 28, 2011 at 2:56 AM

I think by Goyer’s own admission, he had hardly anything to do with the actual script for The Dark Knight. He helped outline the story, I believe, but the rest was done by the Nolan brothers.

Doughboy on April 28, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Well he is an illegal alien technically…

Wolftech on April 28, 2011 at 3:22 AM

From the planet Crapped-on. We were mispronouncing it all these years.

Shy Guy on April 28, 2011 at 9:27 AM

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

Is it anything like Obama being a citizen of the world? I wonder if this comic book notes that Barry is the president that’s sitting on his hands while Iran burns?

mizflame98 on April 28, 2011 at 9:33 AM

I take it that in the comic Superman stands around and continues to peacefully protest when Iranian soldiers shoot the girl next to him through the throat?

Blacklake on April 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM

The marketplace will eventually declare this story line to be foolish, and will reward its writers accordingly.

The Byrne years were really the golden years. Now everything has been crapped upon, and I see no real reason to care anymore about graphic literature.

Way to go, DC. Time to reflag yourselves as PC Comics.

itzWicks on April 28, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Just because my usual response to idiocy is to mock it by taking it too literally:

IIRC, because of Supreme Court rulings you can’t effectively renounce US citizenship just by public declaration, there is paperwork to be filed. *snicker*

The universe does not issue passports or other documentation, the real meaning of becoming a “citizen of the universe” is that you become a state-less person. This is the transnationaism idiocy writ large, DC is too progressive to expose the flaws of this, they can’t see them themselves. Opportunity wasted.

LarryD on April 28, 2011 at 10:20 AM

I take it that in the comic Superman stands around and continues to peacefully protest when Iranian soldiers shoot the girl next to him through the throat?
Blacklake on April 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Dude, he’s Super-Moonbat. That means he can hold up a really really BIG picture of BushHitler eating babies. And I’m sure that’s what all the protesters currently being murdered throughout the Middle East by dictators and rioters are really hoping for.

Here’s the original story that the writers of Superman comics started with: http://superman.nu/seventy/reign/

It was hardcore radical Progressivist propaganda. Eventually the publishers realized they could actually make money if they took all the Communist One-World Utopia crap out.

So in a way, they’re really returning to their roots.

logis on April 28, 2011 at 10:23 AM

continue working as a superhero from a more global than national perspective

I look forward to seeing him handle events in Libya…

taznar on April 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM

So why does Superman wait to denounce his US citizenship under the black President, Obama?
Does Superman not like the 3 wars Obama is in? Does Superman not like Obama’s policies? Does Superman think Obama is evil like Lex Luthor or somebody?
Is Superman a racist????

albill on April 28, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Is Superman a racist????

albill on April 28, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Hell, yeh! Faster than a speeding bullet!

Shy Guy on April 28, 2011 at 10:42 AM

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

Naw, the real travesty is how badly comic books suck after approx 1966.

whatcat on April 28, 2011 at 10:53 AM

It seems as though Superman can’t handle Kryptonite or Douchebags.

darwin-t on April 28, 2011 at 8:25 AM

Superman now equals Mediocrity Beta Males rejoice. We are living in the era of lowered expectations Barack H Obama is the Master of lowering expectations. Barack Obama has basically continued everyone of George W Bush’s policies. And according to a post here on Hot Air – San Fransico Liberals will still vote and even donate to his 2012 Campaign. Why? Because Barack Obama champions the mediocre. So if Obama is the 1st Global President, it stands to reason that Superman has to be a citizen of the entire globe….think about it what was the name of the newspaper Clark Kent worked for?

Dr Evil on April 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Tune in next week when Clark Kent announces he is gay and makes plans to become Clara Kent.

BobMbx on April 28, 2011 at 11:04 AM

I want Superman to release his birth certificate…in “Long Form”…

PatriotRider on April 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM

In that most recent movie (Superman Returns), I believe that Superman didn’t throw a single punch.

Our entertainment industry seems intent on making him Super-Ghandi or something.

Not to mention the whole deadbeat-Superdad thing.

tsj017 on April 28, 2011 at 11:15 AM

He’s just angry at Republican opposition stem cell research that would have let him walk again.

Ted Torgerson on April 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

When Supe wasn’t a politically correct metrosexual sissy:

YouTube – Superman, “Eleventh Hour” (WWII cartoon)

whatcat on April 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM

This kind of crap is why I hate it when comic books address politics.

On one end, you get them going out of the way to be PC and not offend foreign markets by using fake countries instead of real ones whenever possible, even going back and pulling a Soviet repainting of old works to match the current political environment.

The specific case I’m thinking of is the late 80s Batman story “A Death In The Family”, replacing Ayatollah Khomeni and Iran with a different dictator and the fictional “Qurac”.

On the other end of things, they’ll use expys to attack their opponents’ politics by having stand-ins for the Tea Party or some other group that they’ll deride as dangerous nuts while claiming that it’s just a story and that we’re taking it all too seriously.

teke184 on April 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Who the hell cares what that fancy lad Superman wants to do?

Now, if ever Rorschach decides to split the US, then I’ll be worried.

JohnGalt23 on April 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM

YouTube – Superman, “Eleventh Hour” (WWII cartoon)

whatcat on April 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Clark and Lois embedded in Yokahama?!

Shy Guy on April 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM

I thought the only people that read comic books these days were the “40 year old virgin” types?
Kids still read these?

p51d007 on April 28, 2011 at 11:32 AM

So he basically says – If Bammie is US president, he does not feel like being american. I understand what he feels.

anikol on April 28, 2011 at 11:33 AM

The more I think about this, the more I see Superman renouncing his citizenship kinda proves the point that Dr Zero made last summer that superheroes are a libertarian fantasy. Because you have to change a character fundamentally to make him fit with a left or liberal worldview. Superman would no more stand in non-violent protest for ANYTHING. He’s always, like Spider-Man, felt the ‘great power comes great responsibility’ more than most. To stand by and watch others be so horribly abused is out of character for that character. Like Tony Stark becoming a total fascist in the Civil War story. It doesn’t fit the character. But that’s the only way to tell a lefty story. Make the superheroes less super.

oddjob1138 on April 28, 2011 at 11:35 AM

This actually fits in with the “Single World Government” Agenda…. Superman is now working for George Soros.

CynicalOptimist on April 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Superman has gone “Dark Side”.

CynicalOptimist on April 28, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Tune in next week when Clark Kent announces he is gay and makes plans to become Clara Kent.

BobMbx on April 28, 2011 at 11:04 AM

They’ll have Superman dumping Lois Lane and he’ll start dating Jimmy Olson.

scrubjay on April 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM

They’ll have Superman dumping Lois Lane and he’ll start dating Jimmy Olson.

scrubjay on April 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM

But only after spending time with Perry White in order to get his apartment paid for. Lord knows what happens with Perry’s one remaining super cigar behind closed doors…

teke184 on April 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

The socialists need to tear our culture down one brick at a time in order to install their version of utopia.

Unfortunately, their version includes gulags.

dogsoldier on April 28, 2011 at 11:59 AM

So they’re wussifying Superman, eh? I mean, it’s totally in character for him to be all non-violent sit-in protester and such, right? Coming soon: Superman joins groups of environmentalist nutters in sitting around tree stumps and weeping in misery at the fate of the felled tree.

Hey – maybe Superman just likes hairy hemp-scented hippie chicks?

Midas on April 28, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Hey – maybe Superman just likes hairy hemp-scented hippie chicks?

Midas on April 28, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Well he does wear tights ;)

Dr Evil on April 28, 2011 at 12:03 PM

At least when they went down a road like this before, with Superman: Red Son, it was a non-canon Elseworlds book and actually ended up being very good despite the “Superman raised as a Soviet communist” premise.

teke184 on April 28, 2011 at 12:07 PM

darwin-t on April 28, 2011 at 8:04 AM

That’s exactly what I wanted. Saved it. Thanks!

ProudPalinFan on April 28, 2011 at 12:22 PM

SUPERMAN CASTRATED-MAN

landlines on April 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Well Obama just confirmed his citizenship and Superman renounces his…

You win some and lose some.

b1jetmech on April 28, 2011 at 12:27 PM

The specific case I’m thinking of is the late 80s Batman story “A Death In The Family”, replacing Ayatollah Khomeni and Iran with a different dictator and the fictional “Qurac”. – teke184

There are also other considerations, teke184. Comic books are written months before they are published and so they are behind real life events. For example this was to be published in April 1964, but was printed in July as a memorial issue instead:

“Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy”

whatcat on April 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM

The ultimate in irrelevant political correctness.

So what nation dose he now subscribe to?

Oh, yeah, I forgot. Nations are irrelevant in this day and age. We’re all one big global community. Or something.

Lawrence on April 28, 2011 at 12:39 PM

As every nation is equally “important” to Superman now, it would follow that he supports the officially sanctioned maltreatment of women, gays, Christians, Jews (you know the list) and others in some of those nations.

No?

Well, if Superman is no more a champion of the American way, then what ‘way’ is he a champion of? The “UN way”?

And whatever ‘way’ he chooses to support, how is his behavior going to change and what is going to do in the case of conflict between different – but equal of course – nations?

Seems if they are all to remain equal in his eyes, he either has to become the ultimate adjudicator, or impose his own will on the world.

Should be interesting to see where DC goes with this. And by that I mean, who cares – they are swirling down the collectivist toilet.

DrDeano on April 28, 2011 at 12:45 PM

whatcat on April 28, 2011 at 10:53 AM

While I am a huge fan of the golden age of comics, there were some really great runs on comics that occured after ’66. The Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire run on Justice League was one of my favorite incarnations of the League.The Chris Claremont run on X Men titles produced some of their best story arcs (Days of Future Past, Dark Phoenix) and not to mention things like The Dark Knight Returns or The Watchmen.

I would say after 2000 things have really gone in the crapper,but there have been a few bright spots (mostly from DC).

And yes, I am a huge geek and that includes comic books :)

Wolftech on April 28, 2011 at 12:46 PM

I never liked DC comics anyway. Lobo was about all I read from them, and the Predator vs. Batman crossovers. So no loss for me.

Iblis on April 28, 2011 at 12:49 PM

So; superman is real now? I thought he spoke words that the writer put into his mouth.

lorien1973 on April 28, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Seriously, I blush inside at the comicbook sentiment I use every time an argument turns toward saying that what people need to be happy is Truth, Justice and the American way. But isn’t this why they say we are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lybia? An end corruption, despotism and totalitarianism, and the assist the rise of individualism and the right to freedom of conscience?

Saturday Night Live said it best in their sketch asking what if Superman had crashed in Hitler’s Germany instead of America’s heartland? “I am inpervious to bullets, I also have x-ray vision — and by the way, (pointing at Al Franken’s crotch) this man’s a Jew.”

Every time Obama says that Paul Ryans tax plan will undercut America’s social compact, I think of the beating truth and justice are taking from Obama’s administration right now.

So much for American exceptionalism!

flicker on April 28, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Maybe the State Department could arrange an Apology Tour for this citizen of the world universe who doesn’t believe in American Exceptionalism.

Buy Danish on April 28, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Well, that marks the end of Superman. It was fun while it lasted.

jjrakman on April 28, 2011 at 1:17 PM

It’s telling that inserting any other nationality into the phrase “truth, justice, and the American way” just doesn’t work.

ncborn on April 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Check out this Obama shout out to the creator of the Muslim comic book The 99.

See, even Obama reads comics. And here is the anouncement of the DC team up of the Justice League to meet The 99

You joked about Superman in the Muslim world. Now it is happening. And Batman is going too.

From the link: THE 99 team, which debuted in June 2006, was recently identified by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Top 20 Trends Sweeping the Globe.” Not too shabby, huh? In THE 99 — created by Naif Al-Mutawa — are a team of superheroes, including Jabbar the Powerful and Noora the Light who must collect 99 gems encrypted with the wisdom and power of the ancient Dar Al-Hikma library of Baghdad, which are spread across the globe.

mechkiller_k on April 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

While I am a huge fan of the golden age of comics, there were some really great runs on comics that occured after ’66.

Ah, well, my take – pretentious, navel gazing anime. (the comics, not you, lol)

And yes, I am a huge geek and that includes comic books :)
Wolftech

I was reading ‘em decades before the geek era. Just great good reading for young people back in the day :) But about the time they rose above 12 cents per comic, the Suckdom began.

whatcat on April 28, 2011 at 1:41 PM

ncborn on April 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Let’s see: Truth! Justice! And the Iranian Way!

no

Truth, Justice and the Former Soviet Socialist Way!

no

Truth, justice and the Mainland Chinese way.

possibly

Let’s give the Three Gorges Dam and the high-speed rail a few more years first.

Truth, justice and the reunited German Domocratic way.

dang The American Way. It was a good idea while it lasted.

flicker on April 28, 2011 at 2:28 PM

I’ll stick with Moses from the South Park Jewbilee, he’s kosher!

gbear on April 28, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Just need to make a slight modification…

” … fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, [and apologizing] for the American way!”

tom on April 28, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Superman renounces US citizenship just as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to be impeached.

With respective presidents, Iranian authoritarians beat the US Congress to the impeachment punch. Ah, the convenient executive powers to abuse given theocracy and Marxism as congressional knees wobble.

maverick muse on April 28, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I’m pretty sure it was for tax reasons.

Barnestormer on April 28, 2011 at 3:11 PM

f**k superman

jaime on April 28, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Renounce > Apology for the “American Way”, tom @ 2:52

Superman isn’t renouncing his US citizenship in order to advance the cause of humanity, which disinterests him now, but strictly out of vanity.

Superman renounces American Citizenship as Obama jokes about American Citizenship, having already imposed restrictions depriving American Citizens of our Bill of Rights as well as our natural rights while the TSA molests and rapes us every day. It must turn Superman on since he doesn’t “save” anyone from the abuse.

But of course the management dropped “and the American Way” some years ago for the last Superman flop of a movie. The next is being played by a non-American, French. Rather than resurrect what made Superman great, the American Spirit willpower, the globalists are dissatisfied with “nuanced” revisionism and require the shredding of history. It wasn’t enough performing his vasectomy, now Superman is castrated.

As a kid, I liked fairy tales. But unlike those, Superman never made sense. No grown “respectable” great character trying so hard to be anonymous would undress in a public phone booth rather than a closet or a lavatory (and as if his clothes would be waiting in the booth upon his return). Kryptonite isn’t to blame for Superman’s downfall. Rather, witness again the inevitable personality cult culminate in vanity. Superman’s association with the UN is as an assassin.

“The Incident,” a short story in Action Comics #900 written by David S. Goyer with art by Miguel Sepulveda. Goyer and Sepulveda are globalist authoritarian activists for feudalism.

maverick muse on April 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Superman is iconic. This dastardly turn to renounce his citizenship is indicative of the mindset of the unloved unwashed left wing. They need to change the name of their company to DC Commies.

I watched my kids read comics, but they were reading Manga, not Batman, Superman or Capt. America — (who wussed out years and years ago.) Once they started giving Superman feelings that could get hurt, he stopped being iconic to me anyway.

So, yeah. It bothers me that they did this to my childhood heroes. Even if they weren’t real, they made me identify with something worthwhile.

Tennman on April 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Well he is an illegal alien technically…

Wolftech on April 28, 2011 at 3:22 AM
NO he’s got ADOPTION PAPERS you FILTHY BIRTHER
fossten on April 28, 2011 at 7:20 AM

Hey both Wolf and Fossten:

Rather then call him illegal outright, wouldn’t we be forced to consider the Cuban Refugee model? Wet foot illegal, dry foot legal?

Sorry, couldn’t help interjecting that into the conversation, all in the name of good clean (still legal) fun!!! 8^D

Vntnrse on April 28, 2011 at 4:55 PM

He’ll still have to pay taxes for ten years.

curved space on April 28, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Surperman has to fight fantasy villians.

When the writers try to approach real events, as it became evident during WWII (e.g.- in his exitement to enlist Clark Kent used his X-ray vision too hard and read an eyechart from the next room over, which gave him the “wrong” answers and got Supe a deferment as legally blind… so that the Man of Steel did not beat the Nazis and Japs and Fascists all in one day and ruin the entire plot of the War, comics-wise), the concept of Superman is absurd and irrational and untenable.

Mix in actual events, and the enitre story concept becomes super-silly.

As this twist proves like a white krytonite stinkbomb.

profitsbeard on April 28, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Superman… Worst comic book character, ever.

BVM on April 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM

The universe does not issue passports or other documentation, the real meaning of becoming a “citizen of the universe” is that you become a state-less person.

I have no problem with Supes expressing passionate disenchantment with der uber feeb in the Oval Office. Heck, it seems natural.

But this whole “citizen of the universe” thing is unintentionally hilarious. Is this something we can do now? How about I declare myself a “citizen of the universe” to get out of paying taxes? He might as well proclaim his undying love for his favorite My Little Pony doll and marry it in California.

StubbleSpark on April 28, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Within five years, when they reboot Superman and the rest of DC comics super heroes, the first thing they will do is headline Superman’s American citizenship and the return of the Truth, Justice and the American way. When the time comes, it will only mean two things, they are in financial trouble and they need American readers to buy DC comic books again and it will be too late.

DinobotPrime on April 28, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Considering who we have in the White House, this doesn’t surprise me. However, it does make me SICK!!!

reconchesty on April 28, 2011 at 7:27 PM

pilamaye on April 28, 2011 at 7:39 AM , said :

“This may come as something of a shock to some people out there, but Superman is a ficticious character who appears in a comic book, so why in the heck are we making such a big deal out of this?”

I don’t think people here in HA are making a “Big deal out of it” , I think that people are talking about it , talking about a comic character that have been an “icon” of american culture and how they are perverting that character to use him as leftist propaganda . That is just opinion , it is not making any “big deal out of it” … even if for many superman is something they liked so much.

But … if superman goes to Iran to crush their nuclear reactors , and to punish the ayatohlas for helping terrorism around the world , and to help women scape from the opression of islam , etc … or even better , if superman “campaing” to recover the values he always supported in a time when some people in the USA are perverting those values … what would happen then ? Maybe then you will have your “big deal out of it” but not from us.

MiguelAngel on April 28, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Dang, I just noticed that from the accompanying illustration that Superman’s not-exactly-Caucasian-but-not-exactly black skin color indicates he may have had a white mother and black father (or vice versa). I wonder if he’s into Black Liberation Theology too (like another notorious Citizen of the World Universe).

Buy Danish on April 28, 2011 at 8:18 PM

I think that Supes is sick and tired of the Obamster so he’s making good on his promise to leave the country if another dumb-ass libtard gets elected. He’ll be back…

Mojave Mark on April 29, 2011 at 12:39 AM

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