Superman Renounces His U.S. Citizenship
There's been a lot of debate about citizenship lately, but you probably didn't see this one coming: Superman is threatening to renounced his U.S. Citizenship.
Apparently truth, justice and the American way aren't enough for the man of steel these days.
I'm a comic book junkie, but some of these new stories sound a little too close to real life. Whatever happened the lasers, space aliens, and superhuman super-villains with quirky vendettas?!
It happens in this week's Action Comics No. 900. In a ripped-from-the-headlines plot, Superman flies over to Iran to provide non-violent support for anti-government protesters. Believing Superman represents America, the regime in Tehran interprets this as an act of war.
Tired of having "his actions construed as instruments of U.S. foreign policy," The Man of Steel tells the American President that he plans to go to the U.N. and renounces his U.S. Citizenship.
First of all, did you ever think you would see a scene in a Superman comic book described as "Superman flying over Iran to provide non-violent support for anti-government protesters"?! I think not. That sounds like G.I. Joe, the conscientious objector... It just ain't right.
Well, we'll always have Captain America. (So long as Marvel doesn't turn him into a Communist sympathizer.)