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Superman Loves America Again Its Official (after renouncing US citizenship)
Bleeding Cool ^ | 05/12/2011 | Rich Johnston

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) doesn’t spoil the story having on its own right here.

And to 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 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 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 wanted – 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.

As to whether or not he still has US citizenship, that’s 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 Livewire’s story, read the comic! Superman #711, out thsi week.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Society
KEYWORDS: america; citizenship; comics; superman

1 posted on 05/12/2011 1:09:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
He was for American before he was against it.

Superman...super flip-flopper!

2 posted on 05/12/2011 1:10:18 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason
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To: Logic n' Reason

Someone got a spanking, I think....


3 posted on 05/12/2011 1:12:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Superman...the consumate illegal alien...his adoption by the Kent’s was also undocumented.


4 posted on 05/12/2011 1:13:28 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: tcrlaf

no, marketing


5 posted on 05/12/2011 1:15:52 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 05/12/2011 1:16:23 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: SeekAndFind
WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
8 posted on 05/12/2011 1:16:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m glad he is pro-USA, but in general Superman is a d#$k,

http://superdickery.com/index.php?Itemid=45&id=28&layout=blog&option=com_content&view=category


9 posted on 05/12/2011 1:17:30 PM PDT by tommythev (No Dick Dale in the R&R HOF? for shame!)
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To: SeekAndFind

We already have one traitor in the house don’t need a second.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 1:21:17 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: SeekAndFind

He found out that kryptonite detox was covered under Obamacare.


11 posted on 05/12/2011 1:23:38 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: SeekAndFind

Never trust a man whose hair is that neat and slick.


12 posted on 05/12/2011 1:25:34 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: tommythev

I’m suspicious of anyone who wears his underwear on the outside.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 1:26:30 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

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.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 1:27:21 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Bockscar

Too effin’late AFAIC, so you might as well name him John Effin’ Kerry.


15 posted on 05/12/2011 1:28:02 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: jerseyrocks

He will take Biden’s spot on the ticket for 2012.....You heard here, first! HAHAHA!


16 posted on 05/12/2011 1:33:55 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: Jonty30
DC has him supporting nebulous ideals instead, not the country.

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!

17 posted on 05/12/2011 1:36:11 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason
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To: LottieDah

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.


18 posted on 05/12/2011 1:51:07 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Logic n' Reason
That sure does remind me of the stain!!

What did you do?!?!
19 posted on 05/12/2011 1:55:30 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Logic n' Reason
He was for American before he was against it.

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.

20 posted on 05/12/2011 2:23:26 PM PDT by Ole Okie (++++++++)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.”


21 posted on 05/12/2011 2:46:13 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: SeekAndFind

This is some of the best marketing I’ve ever seen. Had everyone going...


22 posted on 05/12/2011 2:53:16 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


23 posted on 05/12/2011 2:54:58 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: SeekAndFind
"When I was young I knew that I would be someone different when I grew up."

So ... Superman is gay now?

24 posted on 05/12/2011 3:02:27 PM PDT by x
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To: Ole Okie
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.

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!

25 posted on 05/12/2011 3:03:15 PM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t #711 come long before #900?

So he was pro-America 189 issues ago. FUS


26 posted on 05/12/2011 3:40:20 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: Abin Sur
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!

Yeah, I think about that occasionally. A missed opportunity.

27 posted on 05/12/2011 3:44:06 PM PDT by Ole Okie (++++++++)
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To: Logic n' Reason
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.

In a nutshell!

28 posted on 05/12/2011 4:35:35 PM PDT by A message
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To: hattend

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.


29 posted on 05/12/2011 6:46:01 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Mr. Blond

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.

Oh well.


30 posted on 05/12/2011 6:55:26 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: hattend

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.)

SnakeDoc


31 posted on 05/12/2011 7:30:17 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Beware the fury of a patient man." -- John Dryden)
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To: LottieDah

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.

SnakeDoc


32 posted on 05/12/2011 7:37:32 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Beware the fury of a patient man." -- John Dryden)
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To: Mr. Blond

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.

SnakeDoc


33 posted on 05/12/2011 7:39:09 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Beware the fury of a patient man." -- John Dryden)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Not enough time would have passed, these books go to the printers weeks before they hit the stands. It’s just synchronicity.


34 posted on 05/12/2011 8:10:28 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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