Superman Renouncing His US Citizenship In Comics: [ send to a friend ]
Superman is renouncing his US citizenship in the latest issue of Action Comics.
The Man Of Steel, who came to earth as a child from Krypton and was adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent, says he's "tired of having my actions construed as instruments of US policy."
"Truth, justice and the American way... it's not enough anymore," he says. "The world's too small, too connected."
The exchange takes place in 'The Incident', a nine-page story written by David S. Goyer.
In it, Superman speaks with the President's national security advisor, who is incensed that Superman appeared in Tehran to support protesters demonstrating against the Iranian regime.
"I stayed in Azadi Square for 24 hours. I didn't move. I didn't speak. I just stayed there," Superman says.
Iran's government refers to it as an act of war on behalf of the US president.
But Superman insists he was acting alone therefore plans to renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations so he is not associated with any one country.
The superhero says he "can't help but see the bigger picture."