Superman is renouncing his U.S. citizenship in order to act globally without being seen as a U.S. agent, reports Comics Alliance.
Despite very literally being an alien immigrant, Superman has long been seen as a patriotic symbol of “truth, justice, and the American way,” from his embrace of traditional American ideals to the iconic red and blue of his costume.
Iran blames the U.S. for Superman’s non-violent appearance in Tehran to support anti-government protesters. Under pressure from the president’s national security adviser to toe the U.S. policy line, Superman decides to declare himself a global citizen. The world is “too connected” for him to limit himself to a national identity, the Man of Steel decides.
All this raises a question: Is Superman a U.S. citizen? He was born on another planet and sent here as an undocumented baby. When and how did he naturalize? And why is Donald Trump ignoring this important issue?