Thursday, April 28, 2011

We didn't need his Übermensch ass anyway.

Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship in 'Action Comics' #900

Screw Superman. As I've written before, we must be our own watchmen.


Disciple of Night said...

Heh, ain't as easy as it was during the Cold War eh Man of Steel? Go ahead and take a break, we got this.

Bear said...

A silly question from someone who rarely reads comic books: When was he naturalized in the first place?

David Codrea said...

Tomorrow's gun Rights Examiner column dealing with this will be posted Friday morning.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bear, good question. As I recall, he was raised by the Kents as their own child. Not sure how the birth certificate was arranged. My guess is that Superman is an illegal ;-). I wonder if he was born while the Kents were visiting Hawaii?


Anonymous said...

Obama is president when this happens!

Read this part is VERY well thought out:
"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."

My gut reaction upon reading that he was renouncing his citizenship was "turncoat bastard!"

After reading the above, I was "well, crap, this actually makes a lot of sense; I'd be pissed too if some admin flunky blamed me for pissing of Iranian dirtbags after helping/protecting their citizens right to protest.."

That and this is happing under Obama. Can't see Bush dressing down Superman, but could easily see Obama doing it.

The comic is a blatant reaction to Zero's lack of leadership in the democratic uprisings going on right now in the middle east.

Mark Matis said...

For Bear:
He never was. That's one of the reasons Obama's supporters claim The One is eligible to be President. If it's good enough for Superman to be considered an American even though he wasn't born here and never was naturalized, surely it must be good enough for the Muslim in Chief.

Glad to see that Google has apparently fixed its Blogspot problems from yesterday...

Anonymous said...

The man of steel is an undocumented "alien". And his long form birth certificate was likely destroyed by an unfortunate incident on his home planet, Krypton. No Donald Trump moment here, Citizens. Please move along.

Sean said...

Fantasy is as fantasy does. Since he doesn't exist, and he's taken a decidedly Marxist bent for quite a while, "Superman" is a non-issue. More propoganda for the Huffpopo masses and their Answer allies. Not Truth, but rather Integrity. Means you live with honesty, even when it is painful. Justice? It can be bought. The American Way? How about the Liberty Way. The only "man of steel" that I heard of in real life, murdered millions of his fellow Russians, Stalin.

TPaine said...

I'm too old for super-heroes anyway. Let the Man of Steel go pound sand. My super-heroes right now are those who put their integrity where their mouth is. And that is rather rare today.

Anonymous said...

Marxists propaganda and propagandists never stop.

Fortunately their "kryptonite" is lead.

Happy D said...

My comic book hero was always The Punisher anyway.
Or Big Shot from The Tick.