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?