Comics Alliance reports that Superman makes what appears to be a very surprising decision in the David Goyer-written back up story in “Action Comics” #900. SPOILERS AHEAD.
In the issue, after appearing in support of protesters in the Middle East, Superman finds himself at odds with the U.S. President. Superman’s appearance has been construed as an official move by the U.S. government.
Superman thus plans to renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations the next day, Comics Alliance writes, and to work as a more global superhero.
My immediate thoughts on this:
1. Clark Kent is the one who needs citizenship, not Superman – Superman doesn’t have a Social Security card, pay taxes, or even have any proof of his American citizenship to begin with.
2. This could get some severe PR blowback for DC, as the icon associated with “truth, justice and the American Way” says he’s no longer an American.
What do you think?
- Matt Price