Superman Loves America After All

Superman doesn't hate America after all!

Remember all the hubbub about Superman renouncing his American citizenship in Action Comics #900, saying that he doesn’t want to be seen as a tool of U.S. policy? Coming on the heels of changing “Truth, justice, and the American Way” to “Truth, Justice . . . and all that stuff” in a movie a few years back, people were just having the vapors.

Well, he demonstrates in Superman #711 that he really loves America after all:

This is very important for those of you who take your cues about how to feel about America from comic book characters.

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Comments

  1. G.A.Phillips says:

    lol….

  2. It’s like there’s people who think patriotism is something far more complex than just putting an american flag magnet on your car.

  3. Socrates says:

    “This is very important for those of you who take your cues about how to feel about America from comic book characters.”

    Perhaps these are the same people who take their cues from American flag lapel pins.

  4. Socrates says:

    In fact, here is Peter Kirsanow, yesterday, on The Corner blog, raising questions about the President’s patriotism:

    “In the recent past you have, among other things… made a point of refusing to wear an American flag lapel pin…”

    Here’s the link:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/267058/todays-questions-president-peter-kirsanow