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   "Truth, justice and the American way?" No more, as Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship

27 Apr 2011 04:27 PM   |   12185 clicks   |   Comics Alliance
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xenophon10k    [TotalFark]  
Wasn't he, technically, an illegal alien to begin with?

27 Apr 2011 01:47 PM
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oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
Well - who wouldn't renounces ties to that spiralling turd? Shark jumped.

27 Apr 2011 01:51 PM
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HawgWild    [TotalFark]  
Oh YEAH, Superman! Not if we renounce you FIRST! Consider yourself renounced!

Book it, Danno. Done. Finished. Complete. Flawless victory. Boom! Headshot! Shot in the heart, and your too late. You give love a bad name. What's in a name? Every rose has its thorns. I think, therefore I am the walrus. Goodnight, and good luck, Charlie Brown. Now, where are my crayons? Hey ... THESE AREN'T MY CRAYONS!

27 Apr 2011 02:12 PM
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tweekster     
I liked the communist superman book, that was an interesting spin.

27 Apr 2011 02:13 PM
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netweavr     
This makes sense, DC needs to expand its market. Taking DCs flagship character and broadening its appeal to a world-wide market will help with that.

27 Apr 2011 02:28 PM
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vartian    [TotalFark]  

xenophon10k: Wasn't he, technically, an illegal alien to begin with?


There's that.

But also, good. I like being an American just fine, but if I woke up tomorrow with the powers of Superman it is the very first second thing I would do as well. That much power cannot be limited to the appearance of control or influence from a single nation.

/I would fly first. Probably a lot. Then I'd get about to the whole guardian of the world thing.

27 Apr 2011 02:29 PM
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TwistedIvory    [TotalFark]  
Where's Superman's birth certificate anyway? Does he have a CoLB from Krypton? I'm really surprised we've trusted him this long. He's obviously a Manchurian superhero with plots to turn America into a Kryptocracy. Joe Arpaio should've had him deported years ago!

27 Apr 2011 03:15 PM
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FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

xenophon10k: Wasn't he, technically, an illegal alien to begin with?


Depends on which origin you believe is the correct one.

If you think the classic 1986 John Byrne origin is correct, Superman wasn't born until his birthing matrix chamber was opened by Ma and Pa Kent on American soil, which means he was born in America, and is a citizen.

However, if you believe the fanboy wank "I want it to be 1970 again, and I'm Geoff Johns, so what I say goes" version of the origin is correct, Superman was sent to Earth as a toddler, and is a dirty illegal alien.

27 Apr 2011 03:15 PM
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kronicfeld    [TotalFark]  

FirstNationalBastard: If you think the classic 1986 John Byrne origin is correct, Superman wasn't born until his birthing matrix chamber was opened by Ma and Pa Kent on American soil, which means he was born in America, and is a citizen.


Not if both his parents weren't citizens, according to some people who have recently been publicly embarrassed in the news.

27 Apr 2011 03:17 PM
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Snarfangel     

xenophon10k: Wasn't he, technically, an illegal alien to begin with?


Reagan granted him amnesty.

27 Apr 2011 03:39 PM
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AdolfOliverPanties     

tweekster: I liked the communist superman book, that was an interesting spin.


www.superherotimes.com

27 Apr 2011 04:06 PM
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AdolfOliverPanties     

FirstNationalBastard: If you think the classic 1986 John Byrne origin is correct,


John Byrne's art always cracked me up; how everyone's leg muscles are completely defined even when they were wearing slacks (3rd from left.)

i.cdn.turner.com

27 Apr 2011 04:18 PM
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Contrabulous Flabtraption    [TotalFark]  
Typical of the radical left-wing, liberal comic book writing elite.

27 Apr 2011 04:30 PM
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deleted_scenes     
The "American Way' has little to do with truth or justice.

27 Apr 2011 04:31 PM
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radioman_     
Obama has driven Superman from the United States? Is there no end to the harm this man will do?

FirstNationalBastard: If you think the classic 1986 John Byrne origin is correct,

I think the term classic for a 1986 origin story is an odd word choice considering Superman had been around for almost 50 years by that time.

27 Apr 2011 04:35 PM
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Der Poopflinger     
well if you guys wouldn't ask for birth records, school records, and so on and so force it wouldn't be like this

27 Apr 2011 04:37 PM
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mark12A     
Fine. DC is dead to me now. Not another dollar I will spend on ANY of their products/characters/etc.

27 Apr 2011 04:38 PM
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PonceAlyosha     
Would that free him from limitations imposed upon him based on the Freedom of Power Treaty? DC fanboys want to know.

/I don't think it would, but then again Hal Jordan is literally a government employee
//now never going to have sex with a woman again
///luckily is gay

27 Apr 2011 04:39 PM
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scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

PonceAlyosha: Would that free him from limitations imposed upon him based on the Freedom of Power Treaty? DC fanboys want to know.

/I don't think it would, but then again Hal Jordan is literally a government employee
//now never going to have sex with a woman again
///luckily is gay


Wait...you're gay? Or Hal is gay? Or both? Or neither?!

27 Apr 2011 04:44 PM
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Pants full of macaroni!!     
DAMN YOU FARTBONGO

27 Apr 2011 04:45 PM
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PonceAlyosha     

scottydoesntknow: PonceAlyosha: Would that free him from limitations imposed upon him based on the Freedom of Power Treaty? DC fanboys want to know.

/I don't think it would, but then again Hal Jordan is literally a government employee
//now never going to have sex with a woman again
///luckily is gay

Wait...you're gay? Or Hal is gay? Or both? Or neither?!


Both, considering Hal's in the rainbow brigade now. He's gonna go knock of Alan Scott's son and gay marry Haime Reyes.

27 Apr 2011 04:46 PM
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SpinStopper     
If he really is going to renounce his U.S. citizenship in order to function as a more international figure, how do you think it will affect the character?

I imagine he'll be doing things that'll make US politicians wet themselves. Violently ;)

27 Apr 2011 04:47 PM
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InfamousBLT     
Snape kills dumbledore

/what?

27 Apr 2011 04:49 PM
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Make More Hinjews     
Wow guys. We done farked UP.

27 Apr 2011 04:49 PM
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actor212     
Damn Messican...

27 Apr 2011 04:50 PM
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Esroc     
I kinda of like the idea. This also coincides with Batman's new Incorporated idea as well. Superheroes are becoming a much more global force, and it's time they stop being restricted to specific countries. Especially countries with less-than-stellar track records.

/is American
//not sure if a proud one

27 Apr 2011 04:51 PM
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actor212     

kronicfeld: FirstNationalBastard: If you think the classic 1986 John Byrne origin is correct, Superman wasn't born until his birthing matrix chamber was opened by Ma and Pa Kent on American soil, which means he was born in America, and is a citizen.

Not if both his parents weren't citizens, according to some people who have recently been publicly embarrassed in the news.


And in the 1976 movie, that scene actually takes place IN CANADA!

27 Apr 2011 04:52 PM
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sarek_smile     
They have put a reasonable spin on this, but Superman learned his values in the United States; not in Iran, France, Mexico, the USSR, or on Krypton. The values that he projects around the world are our values. He is a metaphor for our interactions with the world.

27 Apr 2011 04:53 PM
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HotSalsaZoot     
Hell, everyone knew Supie was an illegal alien, NEVER produced a BC, and didn't give a rat's ass about becoming a citizen. Kick his worthless ass out!

27 Apr 2011 04:53 PM
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imfallen_angel     

sarek_smile: They have put a reasonable spin on this, but Superman learned his values in the United States; not in Iran, France, Mexico, the USSR, or on Krypton. The values that he projects around the world are our values. He is a metaphor for our interactions with the world.

from his parents and upbringing.

ftfy

27 Apr 2011 04:58 PM
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jayhawk88    [TotalFark]  
I'm sure Fox News will have a completely reasonable and understated take on this.

/Can't wait until the MSM picks it up

27 Apr 2011 05:14 PM
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JohnnyShotMe     
I guess he won't care if we bankrupt Medicare, then.

27 Apr 2011 05:17 PM
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Masso     
Superman is an illegal alien. I bet he doesn't even pay tax. I got friend in IRS, he said there's no record of this Superman guy. He's clearly a burden forced upon US Tax Payers.

27 Apr 2011 05:19 PM
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PonceAlyosha     
Ah. Apparently Superman left America because he saw the ending of Brightest day and realize it was bullshiat.

27 Apr 2011 05:19 PM
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cast55     
Doesn't Superman have an arctic fortress up in northern Canada? When he travels there from Metropolis, is he entering Canada illegally, or is it okay because he has permanent resident status? Or is it that Clark Kent is American, and pays his taxes there since he works there, but Superman is Canadian? How many passports does this guy actually have? Since he is from Krypton, wouldn't that make him an illegal alien everywhere? He's probably on a no-fly list - not that it matters.

27 Apr 2011 05:20 PM
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tweekster     

jayhawk88: I'm sure Fox News will have a completely reasonable and understated take on this.

/Can't wait until the MSM picks it up


Wasn't DC on the right wings outrage of the week list a while back for something else.

Someone had a really nice list in their profile and would post it when conservatives got all outraged and pissed off about topic ____

27 Apr 2011 05:21 PM
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jonny_q     

HawgWild: Oh YEAH, Superman! Not if we renounce you FIRST! Consider yourself renounced!

Book it, Danno. Done. Finished. Complete. Flawless victory. Boom! Headshot! Shot in the heart, and your too late. You give love a bad name. What's in a name? Every rose has its thorns. I think, therefore I am the walrus. Goodnight, and good luck, Charlie Brown. Now, where are my crayons? Hey ... THESE AREN'T MY CRAYONS!


I read that in JK Simmons's voice.

27 Apr 2011 05:22 PM
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GilRuiz1     

Esroc: /is American
//not sure if a proud one


www.theobamafile.com

27 Apr 2011 05:25 PM
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steamingpile     

Esroc: Especially countries with less-than-stellar track records.


Nice troll, still I would put ours up against most countries.

And its nice to see the libitards finally got superman to be a stooge for the UN since they want us to follow their rules, instead of that pesky bill of rights.

27 Apr 2011 05:29 PM
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Brainsick     
It could be worse:
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27 Apr 2011 05:31 PM
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BreezyWheeze     
Stale character in a dying medium used to express "shocking" idea in desperate plea to remain interesting and/or relevant?

zzzz....

27 Apr 2011 05:32 PM
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Silenced is foo     
Um, Superman doesn't *have* a citizenship. Clark does.

27 Apr 2011 05:37 PM
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scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

Masso: Superman is an illegal alien. I bet he doesn't even pay tax. I got friend in IRS, he said there's no record of this Superman guy. He's clearly a burden forced upon US Tax Payers.


But that Clark Kent guy ALWAYS sends his return on January 1st. He even puts in peppermints for the IRS agents and extra stamps (to cover the weight of the mints).

27 Apr 2011 05:41 PM
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Brainsick     

Silenced is foo: Um, Superman doesn't *have* a citizenship. Clark does.


rebelyogi.com

27 Apr 2011 05:44 PM
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grumpyguru     
Oh, if only comic books were ever actually considered a relevant form of social commentary... I might have cared.

27 Apr 2011 05:45 PM
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texdent    [TotalFark]  
Makes you wonder what Lois will say about this.

27 Apr 2011 05:46 PM
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Mad_Radhu     

AdolfOliverPanties: FirstNationalBastard: If you think the classic 1986 John Byrne origin is correct,

John Byrne's art always cracked me up; how everyone's leg muscles are completely defined even when they were wearing slacks (3rd from left.)



With those skinny pants and glasses, Superman was a hipster before it became mainstream.

27 Apr 2011 05:48 PM
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Mad_Radhu     
And he doesn't even need the glasses! Total hipster.

27 Apr 2011 05:50 PM
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Strolpol     
I give it less than 72 hours before Limbaugh blames Obama.

27 Apr 2011 05:51 PM
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suziequzie     

Brainsick: It could be worse:


What story is that from?

27 Apr 2011 05:52 PM
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