In Action Comics No. 900 Superman will renounce his US citizenship. I know this will cause debate. Geek Native has already seen comments on some of the Wonder Woman costume debate that complain about the “removal” of America from superheroes.
Geek Native reader Fringe330 wrote:
“What is it with ppl trying to take America out of superheros? First, Superman (they don’t say Truth Justice and American Way, they took American out of it) now they are trying to take America out of Wonder Woman’s costume!!!! She came to AMERICA!!!!
In this case Superman himself explains his action. In the comic he informs the American National Security Advisor that;
“Truth, justice and the [bold]American[end bold] way – it’s not enough anymore,”
“I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my US citizenship.”
“I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of US policy,”
“I’ve been thinking too small. I realize that now.”
As you might expect, DC Comics are trying their best not to be un-American. In a statement to the New York Post they explain that The Man of Steel will always be a red-blooded American at heart.
The New York Post also point out that it’s not clear whether Superman actually carries out his pronouncement.
Comic fans will recall that the JLA – the Justice League of America – has already rebranded to Justice League International for similar reasons. Even Captain America gave up his hero identity in the 70s in protest at government corruption. He returned as Captain America not to fight for the government but for the American dream.