Photo: Superman #900
A very disgruntled man of steel revealed his intentions of turning in his Green Card on the Comics #900 release.
Superman is allegedly tired of having his “actions construed as instruments of U.S Policy.” Apparently the superhero decided to show some support to a different nation than America, and showed up at a rally in Iran, against dictator Mahmud Ahmadineyad, thus creating an international incident.
Frustrated, he has threatened to speak with the United Nations, and withdraw his status as an American Citizen, as “truth, justice and the American Way it’s not enough anymore”
Criticism and controversy soon poured in. Fox News ran a piece titled: “Who Has Hijacked Superman and Turned Him Into a U.N. Loving, Anti-American?”
C’mon Fox News! First of all, It Is Just A Cartoon. A Comic. Second, the man of steel is still thinking about it, so he’s not a U.N Loving Anti-American quite yet, you jumped the gun once more. Third, what is so wrong about being a U.N. Lover? There’s some nationalistic pride in that too, no?
And number four, Superman is an Illegal Alien who crossed the border in a spaceship, lives under an alias, spies through walls with x-ray vision (unconstitutional), invades air-space with zero regard for air control (illegal) and in more than one occasion has used public property (buses, light posts, train tracks, etc.) to beat the living daylights out of people (criminals, granted but AMERICAN criminals, protected under the US constitution, and innocent until found guilty in a court of law), effectively a vigilante!
…And you want this
man Alien to be an American?
Can he produce a birth certificate? How did he get into Journalism School, how did he land a job at the Daily Planet without a SSN?
Let’s not fool ourselves, Fox News. If Superman is to stay, the Dream Act must be passed. It is as simple as that.
Facetiousness aside, the man of steel’s decision obeys an initiative by DC comics to make the superhero more global, more appealing to international markets, as “The American Way” is a little too U.S of a motto, which perhaps won’t be as catchy in other countries.
And as Dan, from North Carolina puts it in his blog “Digital Collage”
“The problem with Superman as a character is that he has God-like powers and can defeat anything and anyone, so the writers have to throw bigger issues at the character. How Does Superman solve world hunger? How does Superman feel about being an immigrant? How does [he] handle the 90’s comic book heroes and their mentality of justice?”