Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship

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    Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship | Books | guardian.co.uk

    Conservative commentators and bloggers react with disgust to the DC Comics superhero's decision


    After years of declaring he stood for "truth, justice and the American way," Superman has provoked the ire of rightwingers by threatening to renouce his US citizenship.

    In the latest issue of Action Comics, which went on sale on Wednesday, the Man of Steel decides to take the step after he intervenes in a protest against the Iranian government.
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    Sounds to me like Superman doesn't believe in American exceptionalism anymore. How sad.

    Or it's all just a ratings ploy.

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    Needless to say, I'm astounded with DC's decision to do something so fucking stupid. Not surprised as they are populated almost exclusively by NYC Liberals.

    We do have to remember Superman is an illegal immigrant though. If his parents came with, he'd have been an anchor baby. Did Superman go through immigration?

    DC now stands for Dumbass Commies.

    Yes, I know I'm being extreme and off the wall, but this is a stupid move by DC and the writers who thought this was a 'good idea' worthy of being mocked and hard.

    Mebbe dying gave him brain damage.
     
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    From our "NOooooooo.... REALLY???" file. ;)
     
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    This doesn't surprise me. Back in my youth I used to LOVE DC comics. I could never get into the Marvel Universe because nothing was ever consistant. The good guys were bad guys who were really good guys from some alternate universe. It just never made any sense to me. Whereas the DC comics (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc....) all had pretty solid, understandable, Good v Evil storylines. With the recent successes of Marvel based movies and the like, it was almost inevitable that DC would shake up its lineup. First the changes to Wonder Woman, which disgusted me and now this. I don't read any of the books seriously anymore, but this will keep me from reading ANYTHING that DC puts out if they go through with it. Just as Marvel's killing of Cap (one of only two Marvel characters I've ever liked... Deadpool being the other) turned me off to ever reading any of their work again.
     
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    Superman has officially Jumped The Shark.
     
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    It's all about being PC. That's been DC's way of doing things the last couple years. The changes with Batgirl and the horrific remodeling of Wonder Woman. The horrific garbage that has passed for the last couple of Batman films. Now this. It's all about losing their "hokey, good v evil, black & white, simpleton" label that they've had for years. What they don't realize is that many of us read their work rather than the Marvel stuff specifically FOR that reason.
     

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