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28 April 11
Superman renounces his US citizenship in Action Comics #900
Don’t worry, DC already spoiled the real news from Action #900 at their blog. But what makes this above way more interesting is how people are reacting to it… even if they didn’t read the comic.
The comments at Comics Alliance are swarming with incoherent and bigoted remarks that makes Fox News proud. The Beat explains how US conservatives have found another reason to cry like babies. Rich at Bleeding Cool has this to say:

But no, it’s all about Batman Begins screenwriter David Goyer and his Anti-American Superman story. Despite it being anything but.
My line was that this was not a top down decision but a story by a  guest  writer that while having to be approcved by editorial, will have  come  from David Goyer rather than Dan DiDio. That it wasn’t some big  liberal media conspiracy, otherwise they may have marketed it better.  And that  it wasn’t an anti-American story but that Superman’s decision  to revoke the American citizenship bestowed upon him (by President  Kennedy I think it was) as a recogniton of the pragmatic  realties of  modern international politics and a sign of more complex  storytelling.
But also that the headline response was going to be an interesting one.
Let’s see what happens shall we?

Let’s see what happens… 
—and if you have read the story, what do you think?

Superman renounces his US citizenship in Action Comics #900

Don’t worry, DC already spoiled the real news from Action #900 at their blog. But what makes this above way more interesting is how people are reacting to it… even if they didn’t read the comic.

The comments at Comics Alliance are swarming with incoherent and bigoted remarks that makes Fox News proud. The Beat explains how US conservatives have found another reason to cry like babies. Rich at Bleeding Cool has this to say:

But no, it’s all about Batman Begins screenwriter David Goyer and his Anti-American Superman story. Despite it being anything but.

My line was that this was not a top down decision but a story by a guest writer that while having to be approcved by editorial, will have come from David Goyer rather than Dan DiDio. That it wasn’t some big liberal media conspiracy, otherwise they may have marketed it better. And that it wasn’t an anti-American story but that Superman’s decision to revoke the American citizenship bestowed upon him (by President Kennedy I think it was) as a recogniton of the pragmatic realties of modern international politics and a sign of more complex storytelling.

But also that the headline response was going to be an interesting one.

Let’s see what happens shall we?

Let’s see what happens…

—and if you have read the story, what do you think?

Comments (View)
  1. hivar answered: where do you read these comics`? you don’t know if they can be read online, by any chance?
  2. iamdeathconvoy reblogged this from comicbooks
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  5. prisgaylechua answered: Awsome!!! haha
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  7. dwiirafrayy answered: coool
  8. garotadiabolica answered: noot
  9. acreditoainda reblogged this from comicbooks
  10. timothyjohnsayss reblogged this from allforeverybody
  11. allforeverybody reblogged this from fuckyeahsuperman
  12. dubsandwubs reblogged this from comicbooks and added:
    America quit being Superman years ago. We want to be Batman, but really? We’re Spidey.
  13. giantgreypanda reblogged this from comicbooks
  14. visceralchildrensbook reblogged this from comicbooks and added:
    those coments… omg seriously
  15. mynotsodarkpassenger reblogged this from comicbooks
  16. goodhumanbadhuman answered: amazing
  17. ilwarden answered: Haven’t read it yet, but now i’m all the more anxious to do so!
  18. ilwarden reblogged this from comicbooks
  19. gabitannus answered: -
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  23. lifeorsomethingblog answered: Superman has a worldwide role, for sure he has but this decision was bad, why do something like that, I love Superman, no matter what.
  24. vitrioliberalus answered: America=unfolding of personal freedom-Superman is exercising his-ironically it makes him more “American” than ppl who take it 4 granted.
  25. sailorwolfmoon reblogged this from comicbooks and added:
    I am not a regular reader of Superman (I like the character but most of his stories aren’t really my bag), but now I’m...
  26. tvon10 reblogged this from fuckyeahsuperman

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