He may stand for truth and justice, but Superman is giving up on the American way. In issue #900 of Action Comics, the Man of Steel renounces his United States citizenship.
According to ComicsAlliance, the comic book sees the superhero flying to Tehran to support protesters who are demonstrating against the Iranian regime. But the security advisor to the U.S. president becomes upset with him because the Iranian government mistakenly believes Superman was sent there by America and considers his actions an act of war.
After realizing that he behaved foolishly, Superman decides that he will renounce his American citizenship at the United Nations the next day but continue to fight crime from a global perspective.
Superman—an alien who came to Earth from the planet Krypton—explains that he “can’t help but see the bigger picture” and that the world is “too connected” for him to identify himself as being solely American.
“Superman is a visitor from a distant planet who has long embraced American values. As a character and an icon, he embodies the best of the American Way,” DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio told CNN in a statement.
“Superman announces his intention to put a global focus on his never ending battle, but he remains, as always, committed to his adopted home and his roots as a Kansas farm boy from Smallville,” the co-publishers said.
Lost Polar Bear Bobble Head – SDCC Exclusive
- Sensational Polar Bear Bobble Head out of the LostTV series!
- SDCC Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow!
- Take home this unlikely island inhabitant!
- Superb, series-accurate detail.
- Themed base features a cage wall and fish biscuit!
- Deftly crafted of resin by Bif Bang Pow!, this sensational Polar Bear Bobble Head stands approximately 5 1/2-inches long x 4 1/4-inches tall x 2 1/2-inches wide and features superb detail that’s accurate to the mega-popular Lost TV series and typical of the bobble heads in this line. Wearing a Dharma Initiative collar, its amazing themed base features a cage wall and fish biscuit. Don’t miss this opportunity to add the Polar Bear Bobble Head to your Lost collection!
Note: This item will first be available to purchase in person at San Diego Comic-Con. Online orders will ship after San Diego Comic-Con, while supplies last.
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Hasbro Indiana Jones Returns!
As a special surprise Toy Fair 2011 announcement, Indiana Jones is coming back….the delayed 5th wave of Raiders of the Lost Ark wave will be coming out! The 6 figures that were planned for the 5th wave in 2008 will be available as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. A repack of Indy, Toht, Marion, Satipo, German Mechanic, and Indy in German Disguise! In case you forgot, here is the wave lineup. Note that the Indiana Jones figure is a kit-bashed “ultimate” figures with a lot of extra accessories.
This exclusive is a must have for Transformers and GI Joe fans as the popular Awe Strike gets repainted to look like GI Starscream. Cobra Commander is the pilot and comes with an in scale gun version of Megatron. Revealed at Toy Fair was the packaging that reflects the four issue Transformers/GI Joe comic form Marvel comics by creating a “never before seen” fifth issue.
At the GI Joe 2011 Convention Hasbro had on display the packaging and products for the 2011 San Diego Comic Con exclusives. Once again this year a popular character gets the exclusive treatment as Zartan’s sister, Zarana gets her standard pink version and a variant black leather and hair version reflecting our favorite Cobra band.