Remember Superman's citizenship controversy? The Chinese want in

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Dec 15, 2012

Remember the storm back in April after Superman said he was renouncing his American citizenship in the pages of Action Comics #900? Now that the final issue of Action Comics is being published today before the DC Comics company-wide reboot, the brouhaha is getting a second chance at life.

In a story written by Dark Knight and Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer, Supes renounced his citizenship in the U.S., feeling he couldn't fully stand up for the oppressed if he represented a single country rather than the entire planet. Of course, a couple of weeks later, in Superman #711, he raved about America's ideals, but that somehow never attracted the attention of the pundits as much as the initial story, which made headlines in the mainstream media.

Well, as we prepare to say farewell to the old and welcome the new, Lois and Clark refer back to that storyline in Action Comics #904, with Lois dropping the news that "the Chinese want to make Superman an honorary citizen."

Clark doesn't seem to want to talk about it. But we're betting that TV's talking heads will, using the panel above as another excuse to slam comics.

What do you think?

(via Bleeding Cool)

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