Skip to comments.Superman Loves America Again – It’s Official (after renouncing US citizenship)
Posted on 05/12/2011 1:09:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
In Action Comics #900, a back up strip by David Goyer, showed Superman announcing he was to go to the UN and give up his citizenship of the USA, so to ensure his actions were not mistaken for US government policy.
And the news exploded.
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) doesnt spoil the story having on its own right here.
And to quote; Thats what America is about, really. Thats the American way. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and second chances. None of us are forced to be anything we dont want to be. When I was young I knew 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 whod done the same thing. People from all over America from over the world - who went to the city to live the lives they wanted to be the people they wanted to be. Thats the idea that America was founded on, but its not just for the people born here, its for everyone. And its for people like me and Livewire too. Superman.
As to whether or not he still has US citizenship, thats a story for another day. Or not. Until then why not catch up on Captain America fighting WikiLeaks with his fists, or Wonder Woman killing all of the men in Britain, possibly by removing their testicles. What a world, what a world.
And if you actually want to know Livewires story, read the comic! Superman #711, out thsi week.
Someone got a spanking, I think....
Superman...the consumate illegal alien...his adoption by the Kent’s was also undocumented.
Well gee. With all the other problems going on in the World. I find it a hoot that this is what everyone was angry about. Citizenship for Superman or losing it....whatever. I hope they are happy. Just continue to eat that soup in the homeless shelter. It is appalling what is considered important now a days.....a cartoon character????? lol.
I’m glad he is pro-USA, but in general Superman is a d#$k,
We already have one traitor in the house don’t need a second.
He found out that kryptonite detox was covered under Obamacare.
Never trust a man whose hair is that neat and slick.
I’m suspicious of anyone who wears his underwear on the outside.
He gave it up, he’s not going back to that, I don’t think.
DC has him supporting nebulous ideals instead, not the country.
Too effin’late AFAIC, so you might as well name him John Effin’ Kerry.
He will take Biden’s spot on the ticket for 2012.....You heard here, first! HAHAHA!
DC will have the character say anything, do anything, feel anything, be anything, lie about anything, cheat on anything, hear anything, smell anything.....just to sell more comic books.
Say!!! That sure does remind me of the stain!! It really do!
I politely disagree.Before my mother threw out my old comics many years ago,,Didnt everyones mother do that?,,,I used to own a superman comic showing that the kents did indeed adopt Clark.After finding him he spent maybe a day at a smallville orphanage while the Kents did the paperwork for his adoption.Im 50 now,,and that was many many years ago,,but im fairly certain that was included in one of the many storylines from Supermans past.
Also,,we shouldnt blame Superman for what some gutless writer tries to say today..hes still my hero.
Not only that, he died some time ago. I forgot him after he became a lately departed corpse.
I started reading Superman in 1936 or '37. Fortunately, my uncle owned a drug store and I read most of the comic books of that day for free.
I never thought his announced intent to renounce his USA citizenship was “unpatriotic,” as explained in context: He was tired of his actions, such as his joining peaceful protesters in Iran, as necessarily being dictated by the US government. In other words, he didn’t want the USA to be blamed for anything and everything he did.
Still, seemed a BIT of an overreaction on Supes’s part, so I am glad he thought better of the “announced intent.”
This is some of the best marketing I’ve ever seen. Had everyone going...
Is this the Superhero who was born on Krypton, but some think he was born in Hawaii, then was abandoned by his mom, lived with his grandparents, left the country when his mom remarried, lost his citizenship, then got dumped back to Hawaii, changed his name a few times, and then became President?
So ... Superman is gay now?
It's too bad you didn't keep a few copies of Action Comics #1...if they were still in decent shape you could trade them for a nice Caribbean island!
Doesn’t #711 come long before #900?
So he was pro-America 189 issues ago. FUS
Yeah, I think about that occasionally. A missed opportunity.
In a nutshell!
2 different series, 2 different writers. The irony is that the line in this issue was written possibly at the same time as the line in the other story, unbeknownst to the other writer.
Since I haven’t picked up a Comic Book since I was about 12, I had no idea there are different “universes” where different writers/illustrators depict the characters differently.
Two different comic books ... Superman #711 and Action Comics #900. Superman apparently appears in several simultaneously running titles. Same with Batman (Batman, Detective Comics, etc.)
Actually, I was reading about that during the whole citizenship hullaballoo.
I think they rebooted the Superman comics in the mid-1980s. In the reboot, the Kryptonian space ship technically delivered a suspended-animation/gestating fetus that was born to the Kents in Smallville, Kansas.
He’d be a citizen by birth. Anchor baby.
They could’ve easily and quickly drawn a new ending to this story given the outcry over the last one. That would be my guess ... they were probably caught by surprise over the outrage to that one-shot side story. So, they fixed it.
Not enough time would have passed, these books go to the printers weeks before they hit the stands. It’s just synchronicity.
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