April 28, 2011

The Big Bombshell from Action Comics #900 (spoiler)

You probably have heard by now because everyone is talking about it, even FoxNews, but there was a major event that happened in Action Comics #900 which was released yesterday. No, I'm not talking about the continuation of the Regin of Doomsday (ugh). Superman renounced his U.S, citizenship.

Here's what happened in the story. Superman showed up in Tehran to non-violently support the protesters demonstrating against the Iranian regime. Tthe Iranian government construed his actions as the will of the American Government.

He admits that he should have realized that would be the implications, so he plans to announce at the United Nations that he is no longer an American citizen, but a citizen of Earth. A daring move by the character, the writer (David Goyer - the screenwriter for the upcoming Superman reboot) and for DC as well. What do you make of this? I'm still on the fence about it.