In the 900th issue of Action Comics, Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship.
In the 900th issue of Action Comics, Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship. The man of steel attends a peaceful anti-Ahmadinejad protest in Iran, which spurs the Iranian president to believe the U.S. has declared war on his country. The superhero responds by saying, "I'm tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy. 'Truth, Justice and the American Way' -- it's not enough anymore. The world's too small. Too connected."
The Hollywood Reporter writes that the move is a strategic one by Warner Bros. and DC Comics to extend the brand globally. David S. Goyer, who wrote the script for the upcoming MAN OF STEEL feature film, also penned the comic.
Of course the development has made conservative heads explode across the Internet. The trade pub quoted one comment from a FoxNews.com reader as saying, "This is absolutely sickening." Swamp Fox Press wrote a blog calling for a boycott of Warner Bros., DC Comics and everything Superman. The Weekly Standard wrote that it was "about the dumbest thing DC Comics could do."