Aw: Superman decides he wants to be an American again, sort of

posted at 9:17 pm on May 12, 2011 by Allahpundit

Do we want him back? Do we need him back? We’ve got a guy in the White House making calls that are so danged gutsy, he practically qualifies as a Navy SEAL himself.

Remember, Superman’s idea of direct action against America’s enemies these days is participating in nonviolent protests. Forced to choose between that and Obama having superterrorists shot in the face, I’ll stick with The One.

Well, today, from DC Comics, on the last page of Superman #711, we see a very different situation. Superman loving America after all! That (thankfully) doesn’t spoil the story having on its own right here.

[T]o quote; “That’s what America is about, really. That’s the American way. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and second chances. None of us are forced to be anything we don’t want to be. When I was young I know that I would be someone different when I grew up. I would leave home and make a new life for myself. A new start, a second chance. When I first went to Metropolis, it was full of people who’d done the same thing. People from all over America – from over the world – who went to the city to live the lives they anted – to be the people they wanted to be. That’s the idea that America was founded on, but it’s not just for the people born here, it’s for everyone. And it’s for people like me and Livewire too.” – Superman.

Follow the link for an image of the page. So does this mean he’s un-renouncing his citizenship or is he renouncing it anyway on grounds that you don’t have to be an American in fact in order to be an American at heart? (Much like Texas, America is mostly a state of mind.) I’m willing to let him stay if he undergoes a background check, pays back taxes, and learns English. Because he’s right — America is all about second chances. For everyone except … Mitt Romney!

Exit question: Which superhero boasts the motto, “Respect. Empower. Include. Win”? No, not Superman. But close.

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SeAL Team Six … now armed with Kryptonite bullets!

Tony737 on May 12, 2011 at 9:20 PM


People from all over America – from over the world …

You mean like Obama?

Sorry, couldn’t resist!

Tony737 on May 12, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Exit question: Which superhero boasts the motto, “Respect. Empower. Include. Win”?

WTF?

Doughboy on May 12, 2011 at 9:23 PM

If Superman was in the situation room, maybe I would give him some cred but I hear he was deflecting a huge asteroid heading towards Pakistan.

Electrongod on May 12, 2011 at 9:26 PM


“That’s what America is about, really. That’s the American way. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and second chances …”

What if he had crash landed in the Soviet Union?

He’s right about 2nd chances though. In most countries, if you fail the first time, don’t even bother to try again, you will always be a loser. But here it’s considered a character building experience to fail at something before you succeed.

Tony737 on May 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Exit question: Which superhero boasts the motto, “Respect. Empower. Include. Win”? No, not Superman. But close.

And there goes my dinner.

Is it just me or does that sound like a new motto for GLAAD?

amerpundit on May 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM


Exit question: Which superhero boasts the motto, “Respect. Empower. Include. Win”?

Capt. Planet?

Tony737 on May 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM

This is why Batman kept kryptonite bullets. Just sayin’.

Tim_B on May 12, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I want to see his long form birth certificate first.

malclave on May 12, 2011 at 9:38 PM

R.E.I.W. pronounced as “ruin”?

Also, Superman sucks. =]

Jeddite on May 12, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Superman is dead to me. There are no second for questioning one’s loyalty. Zero.

Dead.

DEAD!

madmonkphotog on May 12, 2011 at 9:41 PM

“..from all over the world…” doesn’t include Kal-El of Krypton, AKA Superman.

profitsbeard on May 12, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Superman is a band wagon jumper now? uh… Who’da thunk.

RalphyBoy on May 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Superchump needs a proofreader, as he is functionally illiterate.

Christien on May 12, 2011 at 10:06 PM

In the grand scheme this whole Superman thing is silly but you know there is no way I will buy my nephews or nieces any Superman gear.

CWforFreedom on May 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Little background information:

There is more than one monthly Superman title.

Each title typically runs separate storylines that are written by different people.

The guy who wrote the storyline where Superman denounces America is not involved in the storyline happening in this issue.

They are separate stories from each other. It’s not an issue of the character changing his mind, but two writers having a different take on the character.

Vegi on May 12, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Well, bless the man’o steel’s rusty little head.

cartooner on May 12, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Patriotism does not have a four year shelf life. Liberals have never been able to grasp that concept.

My son once asked “how do you know if you are a conservative or a liberal, Dad?” I told him:

When the “Star Spangled Banner” plays, a conservative may experience a tingle in their back, a frog in their throat or their eyes may get a little moist, as well as a sense of pride.

A liberal may experience annoyance, self importance, enraged feelings toward their fellow American and other pessimistic thoughts.

BruthaMan on May 12, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Vegi. So you are saying that Superman suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personality disorder)?

andy85719 on May 12, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Well, the next Batman movie will have a $250 million budget.

Superman Returns was a liberal version of a Superhero.

Oil Can on May 12, 2011 at 11:55 PM

What difference does it make in a one-world?

Respect
Empower
Include
Win

How about

Tell the truth
Be accountable
Differentiate
Work

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 12:01 AM

DC comics
“Look at all those people waving American flags, feeling patriotic now that Osama is dead. Quick pull that comic we have to cash in on this”

you bunch of cartoon drawing slugs

Greed on May 13, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Kneel before Zod, you hacks.

Greed on May 13, 2011 at 12:08 AM

He’s an illegal alien!!!!!!

Denverslim on May 13, 2011 at 12:42 AM

America is all about second chances. For everyone except … Mitt Romney

Mitt has a second chance on every issue of the day. If you are referring to Romneycare, Mitt has many more chances than two to put that behind him and has failed to do so. Even as late as today…

Gohawgs on May 13, 2011 at 4:46 AM

Exit question: Which superhero boasts the motto, “Respect. Empower. Include. Win”? No, not Superman.

Captain Kickass?

IrishEi on May 13, 2011 at 5:18 AM

Allahpundit, the Mittster has had several chances and has blown them all. There comes a time to look at track record rather than promises. Mitt will not have my vote paired against most anybody in the “Republican” field. (Ron Paul? Tough choice. Huntsman? Tough choice. Get the picture?)

{^_^}

herself on May 13, 2011 at 6:22 AM

Superman isn’t wanted here. Deport him.

zoyclem on May 13, 2011 at 6:53 AM

What if he had crash landed in the Soviet Union?

Tony737 on May 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM

“Why don’t you just put the whole world in a bottle, Superman?”

ZK on May 13, 2011 at 8:11 AM

What if he had crash landed in the Soviet Union?

Tony737 on May 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Instead of standing for “Truth, justice, and the American way” he’d be “the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.”

mizflame98 on May 13, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Lois Lane must have whispered in his ear that she didn’t like Bin Laden.

Steve Z on May 13, 2011 at 10:11 AM

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.”

aengus on May 13, 2011 at 10:21 AM

No one cares anymore.

Superman = Michelle Obama.

Spoiled, America Hating and thinks he knows what’s best for the country.

Hope Lex Luthor gives him a kryptonite enema.

Tim_CA on May 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM

I’m still stuck on the idea of how he became a citizen in the first place. He immigrated here illegally. The Kents should have helped him apply for a refuge status.

Esthier on May 13, 2011 at 12:00 PM

WWJD? (What Would Jor-El Do)

Claypigeon on May 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM

America is all about second chances. For everyone except … Mitt Romney!

Haha! According to the Hot Air comment gallery anyways.

scotash on May 13, 2011 at 3:43 PM