Superman is now a globalist. So much for "Truth, Justice and the American Way."
The "Man of Steel" has abandoned the outmoded concept of American exceptionalism and is now taking a more nuanced approach to defeating evil. He is renouncing his United States citizenship.
"The world's too small. Too connected," the superhero said in a short story in Action Comics #900. "I'm tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy. 'Truth, justice, and the American Way' - it's not enough anymore."
It could make sense, after all. Clark Kent's alter-ego might be considered something of an illegal immigrant, being dropped here literally from Krypton. Does he own a birth certificate?
In a controversial scene, the U.S. president's national security advisor is irate that Superman joined with Iranian protesters against their government. The Iranian government believes the "Man of Steel" is acting on behalf of the U.S. and construes his activism as an act of war.
Not only does the storyline sound quite lame, but it's silly to muddle the message of America's most famous superhero.
Englishman Henry Cavill will play Superman in the movie to be released next year, along with Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.