After the recent super-debacle of Superman renouncing his U.S. citizenship, you might think he’s dragged a cot into the Fortress of Solitude and started sleeping there. Washing his super-socks in the bathroom sink and brushing his teeth with his finger. But it turns out he hasn’t run away from home after all!
According to comic book site Bleeding Cool, the current issue of Superman ends with the Man of Steel waxing philosophical to Jimmy Olsen about what America means to him:
“That’s what America is about, really. That’s the American way. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and second chances. None of us are forced to be anything we don’t want to be. When I was young I knew that I would be someone different when I grew up. I would leave home and make a new life for myself. A new start, a second chance. When I first went to Metropolis, it was filled with people who’d done the same thing. People from all over America – from all over the world – who went to the city to live the lives they wanted – to be the people they wanted to be. That’s the idea that America was founded on, but it’s not just for the people born here. It’s for everyone. And it’s for people like me and Livewire too.”
I think Livewire is a supervillain, right? She was on the ’90s cartoon? Well, she gets to be an American because Superman says so. Which sure makes it sound like he hasn’t renounced his citizenship after all. Ha! Take that, Luthor! Did you really think we’d all fall for your latest evil scheme? Fooling us into thinking Supes was a commie? Now you go to jail! At least until your lawyers get you out in time for dinner.
(Hat tip: Hot Air)