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Great news: Superman to renounce his U.S. citizenship
HotAir ^ | April 27, 2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 04/28/2011 7:27:59 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

The bad news: He’s supposed to be an immortal symbol of truth, justice, and the American way. Or at least he was before that line got written out of the script in order not to offend foreign audiences. The good news: Isn’t he … an illegal alien? Since when did we start admitting people from Krypton, anyway? Ah well. More work available now for American patriots like Batman and Spider-Man.

I’m actually not sure what to make of this:

Goyer’s installment, with tense art from Miguel Sepulveda, steals the spotlight in Action Comics No. 900. When Superman drops in on an Iranian protest to stand with demonstrators in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, the U.S. government takes him to task for acting as an instrument of national policy. Superman responds by renouncing his American citizenship and proclaiming himself a citizen of the universe…

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1 posted on 04/28/2011 7:28:01 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What If Superman Grew up in Nazi Germany
2 posted on 04/28/2011 7:29:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Great news: Superman to renounce his U.S. citizenship

But he could STILL be potus - 0bama has set the precedent.

3 posted on 04/28/2011 7:31:14 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

When was he naturalized?...................


4 posted on 04/28/2011 7:33:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

But, I thought he was/is President, Dana Milbank thinks so.


5 posted on 04/28/2011 7:35:44 AM PDT by izzatzo
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Kripton, is supermans home, I have never read a comic where he became a citizen.


6 posted on 04/28/2011 7:41:30 AM PDT by qman
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To: Red Badger

Where’s the Birth Certificate?


7 posted on 04/28/2011 7:43:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

He was adopted by a Kansas couple.
I believe that makes him an official citizen.


8 posted on 04/28/2011 7:44:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Is eh going to go to Germany and declare himself a “Citizen of the World”?
9 posted on 04/28/2011 7:45:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Superman drops in on an Iranian protest to stand with demonstrators in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, the U.S. government takes him to task for acting as an instrument of national policy. Superman responds by renouncing his American citizenship”

So if you reason that through, the State Department gets on Kal’s case and he tells them to take a hike. After decades of the most powerful villains in the universe, it took Hillary Clinton to run Superman off.


10 posted on 04/28/2011 7:48:57 AM PDT by tlb
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To: MrB

at the time of the first action comic with superman, immigration law was much different.

you are correct. The adoption establishes he is a citizen ....AND

at the time of his oragin it is not unusual for a child’s birth to not be recorded. If memory serves, in one version the kent’s just stayed inside during winter and in the spring there was the baby.


11 posted on 04/28/2011 7:51:21 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My screen name aside, I'm done with comics. Thanks DC, it's been a fun ride for the last 40 years...but this is the proverbial straw that's broken the camel's back.

12 posted on 04/28/2011 7:51:55 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Isn’t he … an illegal alien? Since when did we start admitting people from Krypton, anyway?

Don't be silly. George and Martha Kent were both US Citizens, and they adopted him, making him their son and thus a US citizen as well.

13 posted on 04/28/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: dfwgator
His first stop on Planet Earth wasn't Smallville, it was Cleveland, Ohio in 1932 on the drafting board of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. He was naturalized ages ago.

It's rumored he played for Paul Brown during the fifties and early sixties but couldn't stand Art Modell and moved on. This is why the Brownies went from the winningest (by percentage) franchise in the NFL to the three legged dog operation they have been ever since.


14 posted on 04/28/2011 7:53:52 AM PDT by katana
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To: katana
I think Superman moved to Spain and took on the persona of Lionel Messi.


15 posted on 04/28/2011 7:56:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Superman wears Chuck Norris PJs to bed at night.


16 posted on 04/28/2011 8:00:50 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
And publishers wonder why comics struggle to sell 30,000 copies a month nationwide. The imposition of anti-American and liberal (I repeat myself) views and fantasies is why many long-time readers like me left many years ago. One more icon dragged into the leftist mud. Thank God for back issues.


17 posted on 04/28/2011 8:01:50 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: rightwingintelligentsia

Superman is Arab. Just ask Hamas, Homodinejad and Obongo.


18 posted on 04/28/2011 8:03:06 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Dude.

Dude.

19 posted on 04/28/2011 8:12:12 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: izzatzo

I may have read it wrong, but I think Dana was talking about “SUPERFLY” not SUPERMAN.


20 posted on 04/28/2011 8:13:51 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: LostInBayport
We won't be seeing images like this anymore...


21 posted on 04/28/2011 8:14:52 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Superjerk can shove it where the sun don`t shine. And what a racist he is for not kow-towing to The One.


22 posted on 04/28/2011 8:29:06 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Abin Sur

How about when the original SNL cast did a skit called “Ubermann”, where the baby Kal-El landed in Nazi Germany instead of America? Hilarious.

I remember as a kid seeing animated cartoons of Superman. The not-so-good animations where he’s usually battling the cruel insidious Japs.

Howcum..... Superman didn’t just.... wipe out the entire Luftwaffe....sink every ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy....destroy every one of Hitler’s panzers....you get the idea.

Comic books belong to another time, I guess.


23 posted on 04/28/2011 8:35:32 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam.)
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To: Abin Sur

Sadly, no. The liberals control entertainment media, and being pro-American is not welcomed, I guess. I believe even the Captain America movie that is forthcoming is going to come across like “Yeah, my name’s Captain America, but that’s just a name. I’m really a citizen of the world.” If so, I hope it tanks.


24 posted on 04/28/2011 8:35:43 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: VRWCmember
But he's not a natural born citizen, so he's not eligible to be President...
25 posted on 04/28/2011 8:37:43 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: dfwgator

It’s written in Kryptonian....................


26 posted on 04/28/2011 8:40:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: MrB

Not automatically. They would still have to apply for naturalization. But, in 1938, who’s to say the couple didn’t find an abandoned AMERICAN waif?....................


27 posted on 04/28/2011 8:43:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: LostInBayport

>>And publishers wonder why comics struggle to sell 30,000 copies a month nationwide.

Not only that...the scans are already available to download on pdf form FOR FREE. I haven’t bought one single comic because I won’t fork over my money to these libtards and haven’t done so in 4 years. I just read them on my pc and Ipad on the train.


28 posted on 04/28/2011 8:45:29 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Obviously, Superman is racist! A black man becomes president and Clark Kent leaves the country! Great Caesar's Ghost!
29 posted on 04/28/2011 8:52:19 AM PDT by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So?! He’s an illegal Alien anyway. /s

Though a special grant of waiver should be considered. I mean, how the heck would we deport him back to Krypton?

It blew up into billions and billions of little pieces and no longer exists.

There is no government to negotiate his repatriation.

Besides, Superman is more American than a good many Americans and MuBarak Obama.


30 posted on 04/28/2011 9:03:01 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Superman responds by renouncing his American citizenship and proclaiming himself a citizen of the universe…

That's the point at which kryptonite becomes a good thing.

31 posted on 04/28/2011 9:06:01 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: qman

“Krypton” no longer exists, remember?

There is no land to repatriate him to.

There is no government to claim him as a citizen son.

Besides, Superman is more American than many Americans and we would have to grant a waiver since there is no way, even if Krypton still existed, to reach the planet.

If it still existed is technologically out of our reach.

“Truth, Justice and The American Way!”


32 posted on 04/28/2011 9:07:15 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: VRWCmember

Don’t forget Superman would also be protected under the “Endangered Species Act.” After all, he’s one of the few survivors from the planet Krypton, along with those held in the dimensional prison whose name I can’t recall right now.


33 posted on 04/28/2011 9:09:46 AM PDT by jjr153 (Never Forget 9/11)
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To: tbpiper

Jimmy Olsen’s Blues - The Spin Doctors

I don’t think I can handle this
A cloudy day in metropolis
Well I think I’ll talk to my analyst
I got it so bad for this little journalist

Drive me up the wall and through the roof
Lois and Clark in a telephone booth
I think I’m going out of my brain
I got it so bad for little Miss Lois Lane

Lois Lane please put me in your plan
Yeah, Lois Lane you don’t need no super man
Come on downtown and stay with me tonight
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite

He’s leaping buildings in a single bound
And I’m reading Shakespeare at my place downtown
Come on downtown and make love to me
I’m Jimmy Olsen not a titan, you see

He’s faster than a bullet, stronger than a train
He’s the one who got lucky got his cape around Miss. Lois Lane
I can’t believe my dilemma is real
I’m competing with the man of steel

Lois Lane please put me in your plan
Yeah, Lois Lane you don’t need no super man
Come on downtown and stay with me tonight
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
Oh Miss Lois Lane, got a pocket full of

I don’t think I can handle this
A cloudy day in metropolis
Well I think I’ll talk to my analyst
I got it so bad for this little journalist

Lois Lane please put me in your plan
Yeah, Lois Lane you don’t need no super man
Come on downtown and stay with me tonight
I, I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
I, I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
I, I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
Oh, Miss Lois Lane, got a pocket full of


34 posted on 04/28/2011 9:09:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: elcid1970
I remember as a kid seeing animated cartoons of Superman. The not-so-good animations where he’s usually battling the cruel insidious Japs.

"Not-so-good"? The Fleischer Superman cartoons had gorgeous animation.

Howcum..... Superman didn’t just.... wipe out the entire Luftwaffe....sink every ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy....destroy every one of Hitler’s panzers....you get the idea.

This was actually addressed in the 1970's. Hitler acquired the Spear of Destiny (the lance that pierced Jesus' side as he hung on the cross), and was able to use it to cast a spell that would bring anyone with superpowers under his control, if they crossed into Axis-controlled territory...thus explaining why all the characters with superpowers such as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Dr. Fate never won the war by themselves...and still allowing the non-super characters such as the Blackhawks to have their adventures in Europe.

Yeah...I'm a comic book geek :-)

35 posted on 04/28/2011 9:14:41 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: jjr153
After all, he’s one of the few survivors from the planet Krypton, along with those held in the dimensional prison whose name I can’t recall right now.

The Phantom Zone. There's also his cousin Supergirl and his pet dog Krypto.

36 posted on 04/28/2011 9:16:35 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: Abin Sur

Same here. Just goes to show you how much we have lost as a nation. I fking hate liberals and all their BS.


37 posted on 04/28/2011 9:20:22 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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38 posted on 04/28/2011 9:27:15 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: dfwgator

Maybe so. Right colors. And considering the Browns’ moderate success in the mid-eighties I should have added with my “three legged dog” comment: “Sorry, Bernie. No sausage, no props”


39 posted on 04/28/2011 9:46:56 AM PDT by katana
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

‘For the first time in Superman’s life, he is no longer proud of being American’


40 posted on 04/28/2011 10:06:24 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

How come Superman has stopped aging? I mean he flew in here as a baby and grew up in Kansas, did the high school thing and got a job at the paper.

But now, it doesn’t look like he’s aging anymore. What’s up with that? Can we get the Daily Planet on the interweb?


41 posted on 04/28/2011 10:38:12 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR
In most comics no one ages appreciably. Some children are an exception, though...Dick Grayson (Robin) started out as 12 years old when he first appeared in 1940. Now he's in his mid-20's.
42 posted on 04/28/2011 10:42:01 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: GRRRRR

Superman doesn’t age probably for the same reason that Tarzan never needs a shave.


43 posted on 04/28/2011 11:05:06 AM PDT by NCLaw441 (I before E except after C, or when sounded as A in neighbor and weigh. Isn't that WEIRD?)
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To: Abin Sur
I see this as a positive, to some degree. Superman goes to Iran to protest against their regime, and the US government penalizes him for doing so.

I can believe the Obama Regime taking a hard stance against such a move. Now, had Superman gone to Egypt or Libya, he'd be shooting hoops with Barry the next week.

44 posted on 04/28/2011 11:06:26 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

All Superman will get this Christmas is a lump of green Kryptonite.


45 posted on 04/28/2011 11:14:03 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I know I’m turning down a lot of fun here, but...

If Kal-El isn’t an American anymore, I’m not sure I’m going to pretend to be Kal-El anymore.

It’s just another example of how liberals ruin everything they touch. I wish the little punks who think the purpose of the comic book industry is to make points about American politics would get exposed to kryptonite...not the real kryptonite (I’m not wishing cancer on them) but whatever is their kryptonite. I suspect testosterone is the substance in question.

What really sucks is that people like Cindy Sheehan don’t renounce their American citizenship, but the symbol of truth, justice and the American way does after on little tiff with Obama.


46 posted on 04/28/2011 1:30:53 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I know I’m turning down a lot of fun here, but...

If Kal-El isn’t an American anymore, I’m not sure I’m going to pretend to be Kal-El anymore.

It’s just another example of how liberals ruin everything they touch. I wish the little punks who think the purpose of the comic book industry is to make points about American politics would get exposed to kryptonite...not the real kryptonite (I’m not wishing cancer on them) but whatever is their kryptonite. I suspect testosterone is the substance in question.

What really sucks is that people like Cindy Sheehan don’t renounce their American citizenship, but the symbol of truth, justice and the American way does after one little tiff with Obama.


47 posted on 04/28/2011 1:30:59 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

BTW, I seem to recall that the last time Supoes decided to become a “citizen of the world” it was in the Justice League Animated Series. He didn’t renounce his citizenship in so many words, but he showed up at the UN and told them he was getting rid of all the nukes. Similar storyline happened in Superman IV, IIRC.

How’d that work out? In the Justice League version, a few months later we were nearly wiped out as a species by a massive invasion force of White Martians. In the Supes IV version the Nuclear Man nearly screwed us all.

In other words, past comic writers used the idea of Supes putting America aside as an indication he had lost his way and started deciding that he had enough wisdom to solve our problems for us. Now they think it means he’s smart. Why? Because he thinks like them.


48 posted on 04/28/2011 1:40:48 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Abin Sur

That’s true...so sad, Nancy never reached puberty and had kids, grandkids...

Must be horrible to be a comic book or cartoon character, how do they all survive such a mundane life?


49 posted on 04/28/2011 2:06:32 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Time for another Beer Summit!

Lex Luthor can be invited...the more the merrier!

50 posted on 04/28/2011 2:15:55 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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