Superman recounces his citizenship update

Posted by Troy on 4th May 2011 in Current Events, Entertainment

Now DC is trying to backtrack and not have Superman renounce his citizenship.  The only problem with that is that you can’t put the genie back in the bottle.  Even saying he was going to do it has hurt the brand deeply.  People will assume, correctly, that this is still the view of DC Comics’ administration.  As comicbook artist, Dave Dorman, said:

“I find it very hard to believe that DC Comics has chosen to take Superman–the first and greatest of America’s super heroes and a cultural icon for many generations–and molded him into a piece of political propaganda for this current climate of socialism and world unity. For generations, Superman has stood as a role model for both children and adults, giving them pride in America with his values of ‘Truth, Justice and the American Way.’ Unfortunately, DC Comics has chosen to corrupt that role model, bending it to America‘s current path of failure with ’Mistruth, Social Justice and a One World Order.‘ In this day when Barack Obama calls the United States ’unexceptional,‘ it saddens me that DC Comics and their Superman creative team couldn’t have restored this true American role model and given kids in America the faith that our great country truly is still exceptional. With one comic, they’ve castrated Superman and hastily thrown away more than 80 years of his patriotic legacy.”

I am glad that the company has listened to their readership at large.  However, I can only hope that they will be able to repair the damage they did to themselves and this iconic character.

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