29 April 2011

Superman may renounce US citizenship.

superman-logo.jpg In Action Comics #900, Superman considers renouncing his US citizenship: “I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of US policy,” the character says in a story that sees him flying to a Tehran protest. “‘Truth, justice and the American way’ — it’s not enough anymore. The world is too small, too connected.” It’s an interesting marketing move laying the groundwork for stories to come, though is less critical of American policy than it seems — after all, the US sends its brigades abroad under a self-proclaimed banner of truth and justice. (And isn’t supporting Iranian protesters the US position?)