Friday, May 6, 2011
"It Gets Worse"
(An ongoing theme here for some time has been the clear demise of our Empire. Okay we don't call it that, but ya know what I mean. I just noticed that it's a tad worse than I thought. Seems the Man of Steel has been eyeing the 'kiss off' clause in his contract, and has decided to terminate the relationship. Leaving the land of the nolonger so free behind.)
Since he crashed down from Krypton 1938, Superman has been as American as apple pie. With the wind rippling over his red and blue costume as he flew through the air, through comic books, TV shows and movies, the Man of Steel has served as a prime representation of all things to which America aspires.
Now, in a time of great international turmoil, Superman is giving up his national identity.
In "Action Comics #900," Superman will renounce his American citizenship, rejecting the international notion that his actions are part of US policy. The shift comes after a personal visit to Iran in support of protesters leads President Ahmadinejad to believe America was declaring war against the government in Tehran.
By rejecting his citizenship, Superman will now work on a grander international scale, because, as he says, "truth, justice and the American way... it's not enough anymore"
Whether this impacts the upcoming Superman franchise reboot film "Man of Steel," remains to be seen, but it will most certainly take the legendary hero in a new direction.
From "Comics Alliance"
"truth, justice and the American way... it's not enough anymore"
And so we end an Age.