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SupermanTV.net Forum / Superman / Superman Comic Books / Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship


Posted:  29 Apr 2011 19:21
Honestly, I feel like crap today after having surgery yesterday, but I got to post this.

Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship 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.

The key scene takes place in "The Incident," a short story in Action Comics #900 written by David S. Goyer with art by Miguel Sepulveda. In it, Superman consults with the President's national security advisor, who is incensed that Superman appeared in Tehran to non-violently support the protesters demonstrating against the Iranian regime, no doubt an analogue for the recent real-life protests in the Middle East. However, since Superman is viewed as an American icon in the DC Universe as well as our own, the Iranian government has construed his actions as the will of the American President, and indeed, an act of war.



Superman replies that it was foolish to think that his actions would not reflect politically on the American government, and that he therefore plans to renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations the next day -- and to continue working as a superhero from a more global than national perspective. From a "realistic" standpoint it makes sense; it would indeed be impossible for a nigh-omnipotent being ideologically aligned with America to intercede against injustice beyond American borders without creating enormous political fallout for the U.S. government.


source: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/27/superman-renounces-us-ci ...

This is just balloney crap trying to distance Superman from the American way slogan again for the next movie. They pissed people off enough as it was the first time in Superman Returns. Yikes. I don't like the symbolism this represents.
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Posted:  29 Apr 2011 20:55

What the?

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Posted:  29 Apr 2011 22:32

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Posted:  30 Apr 2011 10:34   Last Edited By: Kal Reeves
A friend of mine called me today he was listening to Talk radio AM, and that was the topic in most of the shows he was listening too about Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship. I was watching the news to see it would hit the Tv news media. Thou the Royal Wedding had that beat as well the Massive Tornado storms that hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

P.S. I hope all is well after your surgery and I hope you recover soon.

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Posted:  30 Apr 2011 11:45
I hope all went well with your surgery Tim.

This citizenship thing is an interesting twist. I understand the outcry against it (He's OURS!).  Yet, this reasoning where he can assist where he feels he's needed without worrying about dragging this country or any other into a war not only acknowledges what would be real world consequences of their actions, but also pushes the character further into another form of isolation. This will either be an incredible new mature angle for the book as they tackle more about psychology and politics, a set up for a big story arc or easily corrected if need be.

Gonna have to wait and see on this one.
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Posted:  30 Apr 2011 16:42   Last Edited By: Tim
If I learned anything from English this semester, literature is all about symbolism, and that's what makes me mad about it. It's the symbolic nature of taking America's greatest fictional hero and having him renounce his citizenship. Could he not have pronounced to the world his private citizenship. He's not an elected official, just a concerned citizen doing his own thing. The terrorists and dictators of the world would see him as they wanted anyway.

About my surgery - I'm think I'm finally seeing the light of day after surgery. Like I get to feeling a little bit better and then wham pain. So it's a little bit of back and forth. If you guys have any reason to think you might be susceptible to kidney stones watch everything you eat. Healthy foods like spinach, black tea, and stuff like that can actually give you oxalates that build into stones.  Also found out on one site that excessive vitamin c intake can be oxalized. Here I was taking vitamin c supplements because doctor oz said they helped fight off fat. But you do not want a kidney stone, it's like somebody sticking their fist into your side and turning for hours on end.
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Posted:  02 May 2011 20:46
I've had kideny stones but I didn't have surgery. I was lucky to take some meds that broke them down and found their way out. But still it was no picnic. Indeed these days what you eat and drink can make kidney stones. So you have to be careful. I am glad you are feeling better Tim.


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