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Cary
post Apr 30 2011, 05:19 AM
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http://comicrelated.com/blog.php#american-way-no-more

So I read that yesterday and the more I think about it the more it pisses me off. You can take all your sweet little PC talk about how the world is so much smaller these days and shove it. Superman has always fought for truth justice and the AMERICAN way. That's who he is. If he had fallen to Earth in Russia things might be different, but he didn't. So now they strip yet another piece of the character away, in what I can only view as a marketing scheme. They should have left him dead after Doomsday. This...is a travesty. DC comics should be ashamed.


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Dave Arhar
post Apr 30 2011, 02:52 PM
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It's definitely a publicity stunt, but I think it's of part of a series of disturbing trends.

Personally, I'm really sick of comic book writers politicizing iconic characters just to shove them into the small mindedness of their own personal world view. I think it's dishonest to their craft, and dishonorable to the art.

I remember very clearly all the insane pro-American, September 11th nationalistic fervor our country once experienced. The American flags on comics, magazines, and right next to the logo on every other cable network. The angry contempt for anyone who spoke out against war, or the policies of the incumbent administration, despite the opinions of the rest of the human race. Where were all the free thinking citizens of the world then? They certainly weren't writing or editing mainstream comics. The comic companies all capitalized on our fear every step of the way to let us know our heroes were there for us in our time of need. And that they were American.

Now that the winds have shifted yet again, they're right there, lapping it up, and regurgitating the global village crap back to us. Breaking no new ground, taking no real stand, never going against the grain, with no real views or beliefs. That's not art, it's plain cowardice.

Clearly they have an agenda, and if you don't agree with it, you're ONE OF THEM. If Superman denounced his American citizenship because of a specific political issue, that would be wrong, but it would show some real balls. DC couldn't skirt the issue, and would have to take a controversial stand on something tangible. But to have Superman cast off his citizenship based on perception alone? Gutless.


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- Cary   Citizen no more   Apr 30 2011, 05:19 AM
- - Glen Davis   That's the way I feel about it.   Apr 30 2011, 11:33 AM
|- - Mark Ellis   QUOTE (Glen Davis @ Apr 30 2011, 01:33 PM...   Apr 30 2011, 11:47 AM
|- - tbrotomo   Gimmicky and ridiculous. What's really annoy...   Apr 30 2011, 12:08 PM
- - Gonzogoose   That's actually not necessarily true, Cary. Th...   Apr 30 2011, 12:19 PM
- - Cary   Ok so it's only been "American way" ...   Apr 30 2011, 02:07 PM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (Cary @ Apr 30 2011, 12:07 PM) Ok s...   May 1 2011, 10:39 PM
- - Tim Tilley   I'm just mostly re-posting what I said on Face...   Apr 30 2011, 02:30 PM
- - Gonzogoose   Cary, you said "always," I was just corr...   Apr 30 2011, 02:57 PM
|- - Cary   QUOTE (Gonzogoose @ Apr 30 2011, 03:57 PM...   May 1 2011, 05:30 AM
|- - Mark Ellis   QUOTE (Cary @ May 1 2011, 07:30 AM) It...   May 1 2011, 06:42 AM
- - Tim Tilley   I think the main reason I don't care is becaus...   Apr 30 2011, 02:57 PM
- - Gonzogoose   Honestly, I don't even think that was their in...   Apr 30 2011, 03:01 PM
|- - Mark Ellis   You realize of course that unless Superman (not Cl...   Apr 30 2011, 03:54 PM
- - Mike Luoma   Supes is an illegal. Always has been, really. Look...   Apr 30 2011, 04:30 PM
- - Eric Adams   Man, this thread is ripe for sparring... First, I...   Apr 30 2011, 08:08 PM
- - wwi3313   Perhaps if this was a part of a bigger storyline -...   Apr 30 2011, 09:00 PM
- - ChadStrohl   Sounds like the writer in question is honoring the...   Apr 30 2011, 10:47 PM
|- - tbrotomo   QUOTE (ChadStrohl @ Apr 30 2011, 09:47 PM...   Apr 30 2011, 11:52 PM
|- - Zodar   QUOTE (ChadStrohl @ May 1 2011, 12:47 AM)...   May 2 2011, 07:30 AM
- - Gonzogoose   Cary, it's not that I don't understand... ...   May 1 2011, 09:12 AM
|- - Cary   QUOTE (Gonzogoose @ May 1 2011, 10:12 AM)...   May 1 2011, 02:57 PM
|- - Mark Ellis   QUOTE (Cary @ May 1 2011, 04:57 PM) As to...   May 2 2011, 07:53 AM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (Mark Ellis @ May 2 2011, 06:53 AM)...   May 2 2011, 12:33 PM
|- - Cary   QUOTE (cougar18 @ May 2 2011, 01:33 PM) G...   May 2 2011, 05:35 PM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (Cary @ May 2 2011, 04:35 PM) It...   May 2 2011, 06:43 PM
|- - Mark Ellis   QUOTE (Cary @ May 2 2011, 07:35 PM) Accor...   May 2 2011, 07:30 PM
|- - Gonzogoose   QUOTE (Mark Ellis @ May 2 2011, 09:30 PM)...   May 2 2011, 09:02 PM
- - Gonzogoose   I just think that there are two ways to view this....   May 1 2011, 03:34 PM
- - Cary   Being a Superman fan and reader going back almost ...   May 2 2011, 06:00 AM
|- - Zodar   QUOTE (Cary @ May 2 2011, 08:00 AM) And f...   May 2 2011, 06:35 AM
- - Kenn Minter   I'm on Superman's side. I think it's g...   May 2 2011, 07:55 AM
- - Glen Davis   http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/hollywoo...on-th...   May 2 2011, 11:33 AM
- - Liam Bradley   I F**KING LOVE THIS THREAD.   May 2 2011, 07:12 PM
- - ChadStrohl   QUOTE (Zodar @ May 2 2011, 09:30 AM) I...   May 2 2011, 09:01 PM
- - ChadStrohl   QUOTE (Mark Ellis @ May 2 2011, 09:30 PM)...   May 2 2011, 09:05 PM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (ChadStrohl @ May 2 2011, 07:05 PM)...   May 3 2011, 03:24 AM
|- - Glen Davis   QUOTE (cougar18 @ May 3 2011, 02:24 AM) W...   May 3 2011, 11:18 AM
|- - Gordon_D   Rather than get involved in some of the more jingo...   May 3 2011, 07:54 PM
|- - cougar18   QUOTE (Gordon_D @ May 3 2011, 06:54 PM) R...   May 4 2011, 05:00 AM
- - Cary   Ah, Brett Booth has decided everyone who has an op...   May 3 2011, 05:43 AM
|- - Mark Ellis   QUOTE (Cary @ May 3 2011, 07:43 AM) That ...   May 3 2011, 10:36 AM
- - Gonzogoose   He's not wadding it up and throwing it away, t...   May 3 2011, 05:57 AM
|- - Cary   QUOTE (Gonzogoose @ May 3 2011, 06:57 AM)...   May 3 2011, 06:01 AM
- - Gonzogoose   Well, in real life, anytime America intervenes in ...   May 3 2011, 06:12 AM
- - cougar18   QUOTE (Gonzogoose @ May 3 2011, 05:12 AM)...   May 3 2011, 08:23 AM
- - Cary   QUOTE (Gonzogoose @ May 3 2011, 07:12 AM)...   May 4 2011, 05:35 AM
- - Zodar   QUOTE (Cary @ May 4 2011, 07:35 AM) It wo...   May 4 2011, 06:21 AM
- - cougar18   QUOTE (Zodar @ May 4 2011, 05:21 AM) Yeah...   May 4 2011, 06:44 AM


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