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Leftist Crap in the Comic Books: Superman to Renounce American Citizenship
NewsBusters ^ | 28 Apr 2011 | Ken Shepherd

Posted on 04/28/2011 9:22:29 AM PDT by mandaladon

Left-wing storylines generally are not box-office blockbusters, yet Hollywood liberals insist on making message movies anyway.

The same is true, and has been for decades, for comic books.

The latest example involves the quintessential American superhero, Superman (h/t e-mail tipster John Craig).

According to Laura Hudson of ComicsAlliance.com, the Man of Steel will renounce his U.S. citizenship -- although, technically, isn't he an illegal alien? -- before the United Nations in Action Comics #900:

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...Superman announces that he is going to give up his U.S. citizenship. Despite very literally being an alien immigrant, Superman has long been seen as a patriotic symbol of "truth, justice, and the American way," from his embrace of traditional American ideals to the iconic red and blue of his costume. What it means to stand for the "American way" is an increasingly complicated thing, however, both in the real world and in superhero comics, whose storylines have increasingly seemed to mirror current events and deal with moral and political complexities rather than simple black and white morality.

...Liberals should renounce their citizenship and move to Cuba or Venezuela.

1 posted on 04/28/2011 9:22:32 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

He’s an illegal alien anyway.


2 posted on 04/28/2011 9:24:03 AM PDT by AU72
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To: mandaladon

political propaganda aimed at children

typical of lefties. they know they have to get their propaganda in while kids have no concept their being brainwashed


3 posted on 04/28/2011 9:25:06 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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4 posted on 04/28/2011 9:25:28 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: mandaladon
storylines have increasingly seemed to mirror current events and deal with moral and political complexities rather than simple black and white morality

Morality is simple, and it is black and white. The biggest lie from the libs is the claim that there is no absolute morality, that's the fib that gives them an opportunity to pretend that the rest of their lies are just different perspectives and not pure evil. To a lib, there are no absolutes, and they will tell you with a straight face that the absence of moral absolutes is an absolute truth.

5 posted on 04/28/2011 9:26:17 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: mandaladon
What happened to "Truth, Justice, and the AMERICAN way"?

This is pure, immature, crap; adults with the wherewithall to understand this malarky do not read comic books, and those young people who still read comics probably don't even understand it. It would be very boring to a ten year old.

When Superman starts being used for propaganda, it's time to just shut down Superman comics...
6 posted on 04/28/2011 9:26:23 AM PDT by FrankR (no)
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To: mandaladon
While this wouldn't be this first time a profoundly American comic book icon disassociated himself from his national identity -- remember when Captain America became Nomad? -- this could be a very significant turning point for Superman if its implications carry over into other storylines. Indeed, simply saying that "truth, justice and the American way [is] not enough anymore" is a pretty startling statement from the one man who has always represented those values the most....The idea is to brainwash every one...just look at what goes on in our schools and colleges. Liberals hate America and they hate themselves
7 posted on 04/28/2011 9:26:23 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

FUSM.


8 posted on 04/28/2011 9:26:55 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: mandaladon

It’s simpler that they move Cuba and Venezuela here!


9 posted on 04/28/2011 9:28:10 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: mandaladon

Well he died too, but they brought him back. Maybe that’s what’s going on here. Or like Bobby on Dallas, maybe it’s a bad dream. It will be if it hurts sales.


10 posted on 04/28/2011 9:29:24 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: FrankR

Nah. I’m more surprised that idiots actually buy comics. Haven’t bought one in 5 years because they are available on the web for free download LOL.


11 posted on 04/28/2011 9:31:25 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: FrankR

Once upon a time, the Fascists claimed to be a race of supermen. This claim proved to be false. It has taken a long time, but Fascism rises again, and this time they have decided that if they can't be supermen, then an American citizen can't be one either.

12 posted on 04/28/2011 9:32:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: mandaladon

Well, what does alter-ego Clark Kent have to say about this? The two might want to adjourn to a phone booth and have a conversation.

Does this mean Clark will lose his longtime job at the Daily Planet and Jimmy Olsen will... FINALLY... get a promotion and become something other than a dumbassed cub reporter?

What about Lois? Has she weighed in on whether she wants to make that move to ... wherever?

(Haven’t read a DC comic in decades.. have no idea what the characters are up to these days, so I’m probably wayyyyy behind the times!)


13 posted on 04/28/2011 9:34:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: mandaladon

They just cut the b*lls off of next year’s ‘Superman’ movie...a similar dumb-ass propaganda move helped kill the box office of ‘Superman Returns’, now this...


14 posted on 04/28/2011 9:38:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ScottinVA

As a reporter for the Daily Planet Clark Kent is a card-carrying member of the MSM. He has to toe the liberal line. Looks like he drank the Kool-Ade and believes it now.


15 posted on 04/28/2011 9:38:59 AM PDT by henkster (Every member of Congress must put the fate of the nation over their next re-election campaign)
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To: mandaladon

Superman (and the comics’ industry) HATES America...


16 posted on 04/28/2011 9:39:49 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
maybe it’s a bad dream. It will be if it hurts sales

Sales are already awful. I think Superman struggles to sell 35,000 copies on the direct market. I don't know what newsstand sales are, but I doubt they are significant. This sounds like a way to get the anniversary issue in the news, but the likely effect will be to drive even more readers away.
17 posted on 04/28/2011 9:40:16 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: mandaladon

Next thing you know we’ll learn that
Superman has a thing for Batman.


18 posted on 04/28/2011 9:40:25 AM PDT by kenmcg (pROBLEM)
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To: mandaladon
>>> Leftist Crap in the Comic Books

Perhaps but let's not be so hasty. This may require further consideration.
In context we see that after fighting the most powerful evil supervillians in the universe, it takes the Obama administration generally and the Hillary Clinton state department in particular to chase Superman off.
19 posted on 04/28/2011 9:42:01 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

That cover comes from an America that is LOOOOOONG gone...


20 posted on 04/28/2011 9:43:28 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mandaladon
Superman took the side of Iranian demonstrators against the ruling Mullah regime - and Iran saw this as American aggression and used it to paint the demonstrators as tools of the Americans and said it was an act of war by the United States.

While I don't agree with Superman doing any such thing, I think the stance itself is a fine one.

He is fighting for “Truth Justice and the American Way” even when the American government will not.

He should say that and KEEP his American citizenship, and point out to Iran and anyone else that as an American citizen he can make any political stance he wants to without any approval or acceptance by any government agency.

21 posted on 04/28/2011 9:44:12 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: kenmcg
Next thing you know we’ll learn that Superman has a thing for Batman.

Isn't that what the "Boy Wonder" is for?

22 posted on 04/28/2011 9:46:27 AM PDT by twister881
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To: mandaladon

Who read comics anymore...Michael Moore? I know of no children or teens who read them. And, comics have a pretty long history of atheism and socialism...this is nothing new. I suppose we’ll be hearing of government subsidies, soon.


23 posted on 04/28/2011 9:47:09 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: mandaladon
"...Superman to Renounce American Citizenship"

...and change his name to ObamaMan.

24 posted on 04/28/2011 9:47:28 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: mandaladon

He’s not a citizen anyway ... he’s illegal.


25 posted on 04/28/2011 9:47:52 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: mandaladon

... couldn’t have run for President anyway...

He’s not from Kenya!


26 posted on 04/28/2011 9:48:53 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: All

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27 posted on 04/28/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: mandaladon

Well let’s see how comic sales take off in whichever country they move Superman to...


28 posted on 04/28/2011 9:50:30 AM PDT by FrankR (no)
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To: Flag_This
"Hope, Change, and the Socialist Way!"


29 posted on 04/28/2011 9:57:21 AM PDT by twister881
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To: mandaladon
I think he's trying to impress another caped superhero
(and truthfully, she is CUTE in a silicone/airhead way) . . .


30 posted on 04/28/2011 9:59:56 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: kenmcg
Next thing you know we’ll learn that Superman has a thing for Batman.

And Robin will change his name to Swallow.

31 posted on 04/28/2011 10:00:53 AM PDT by digger48
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To: twister881

...reminds me of how Marvel Comics rolled over and spread their legs for Obama with those multiple editions of Spider-Man with Zero on the cover. Of course, speculators are dumping piles of them on eBay with NO takers.


32 posted on 04/28/2011 10:01:06 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mandaladon

33 posted on 04/28/2011 10:02:07 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: mandaladon

It is sad when a person needs to change the creation of another person because they are too limp in the brain to come up with something new themselves.


34 posted on 04/28/2011 10:02:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: mandaladon

It’s what happens when you have someone like Barrack Obama as President even Superman can’t handle the actions of the current President.


36 posted on 04/28/2011 10:19:47 AM PDT by airedale
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To: mandaladon

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2711814/posts


37 posted on 04/28/2011 10:22:32 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: mandaladon
Superman is an expat Kryptonian. Admitedley I haven't read a comic book in 30 years but when did he become an American citizen? He may have been fighting for truth justice and the American way, but that didn't make him a citizen. This a long way away from the movies of Christopher Reeve:


38 posted on 04/28/2011 10:28:53 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: mandaladon

I thought that wanker was dead?

Then again I dont read comic books.


39 posted on 04/28/2011 10:30:15 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: mandaladon

Or is it objections to Obama policy? Nah, I’m not that naive. I know the direction comics have taken for a while now.


40 posted on 04/28/2011 10:30:43 AM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: digger48
I shouldn't laugh at that joke but I can't help it.

MAGNIFICENT!

41 posted on 04/28/2011 10:33:11 AM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: mandaladon

It wasn’t the UN who changed his diapers, kept him from being dissected by scientists and brought him up the American way.

Why would a leftist even read a Superman comic book? Wouldn’t this hurt the profits?


42 posted on 04/28/2011 10:34:49 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: FrankR
What happened to "Truth, Justice, and the AMERICAN way"?

It disappeared in the last movie, roughly ninety minutes before we learned that Superman is secretly a deadbeat dad.

The new film had upset some Superman purists before its opening, once news surfaced that the plot of the movie had the Man of Steel learning that girlfriend Lois Lane had given birth to his illegitimate son. Others objected to news that the flick's screenwriters had insisted that the famous phrase "truth, justice and the American way" be exorcised from the story in order to avoid offending other nations.
-- from the thread Superman Returns, Crashes, Burns at Box Office (liberal hollywood once again turns off America?)
Related thread:
Religion Is Strong in Superman
43 posted on 04/28/2011 10:36:33 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Dear God, whose name I do not know - thank you for my life. I forgot how BIG...thank you. Thank you.)
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To: jacknhoo
Who read comics anymore...

That's a good point. I was going to say something about its influence on kids, but it looks like many who buy it are adults and sales aren't that high among kids. People getting outraged about this should direct their anger at TV shows like Glee that are watched by millions and that are openly pushing the homosexual agenda into our schools.
44 posted on 04/28/2011 10:40:37 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: mandaladon

I didn’t even know he was an American citizen.


45 posted on 04/28/2011 10:41:15 AM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
It is sad when a person needs to change the creation of another person because they are too limp in the brain to come up with something new themselves.

That's Hollyweird in a nutshell! Nothing original has come out of that sewer in decades.

46 posted on 04/28/2011 10:46:42 AM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: sten

What kind of idiot lets their kids read modern-day comics at this stage of our cultural decay? They’re all aimed at morally numbed teens these days.

One of the reasons* I stopped taking my kids to the public library is that they had an enormous comic book collection- Scrooge McDuck and Pokemon mixed in with stuff like League of Extraordinary Gentleman and The Watchmen- right next to the children’s section. I don’t know where sanity has gone....

*The other reason being that they had rather graphic sex education books shelved on the same wall as the toddler board books- and at floor level, too. Nothing like telling your two year old to pick out a book and having them come back with http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-You-Getting-Smart-Private/dp/0142410586/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t


47 posted on 04/28/2011 11:00:10 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: mandaladon

I still want to get Bugger Wars: Burning Earth, even though it’s developed by Marvel.


48 posted on 04/28/2011 11:11:53 AM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: AU72

I expect there will be a costume change.


49 posted on 04/28/2011 11:12:36 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: mandaladon; windcliff; onedoug

Even Superman hates 0bama.


50 posted on 04/28/2011 11:21:14 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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