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

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.