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Good riddance, Kal-Schmuck
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The Man of Steel can go slide up a weed.
Take a hike, Superman, aka Clark Kent, aka Kal-El.
Hit the road Clark, and don’t ya come back no more, no more!
In a cross between teen angst and left wing pandering, the former Kryptonian has become a former American — a former Kansan at that.
We can get along without you, super-chump.
Here is how the Associated Press reported on this so-American of comic heroes turning on our land.
“For 73 years, Superman walked, leaped and flew through the skies as a presumed American, his red, yellow and blue a stand-in for the red, white and blue of the nation he adopted as a boy when his spacecraft crash-landed smack in the middle of a Kansas farmer’s field.
Until now. In the latest issue of Action Comics, 900 issues after he first appeared in 1938, Superman stood on the grounds of Camp David on a foggy afternoon and told the president’s national security adviser that he planned to renounce his U.S. citizenship. Seems Washington didn’t much like Superman showing up at a peaceful protest in Tehran, Iran. Also seems Superman didn’t much like Washington calling him out on it.
“‘I’ve been thinking too small. I realize that now,’ the Man of Steel says in the story by David S. Goyer. ‘I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy. ‘Truth, justice and the American way’ — it’s not enough anymore.’”
Not enough?
“Instruments of U.S. policy?” When was the U.S. really threatened by Lex Luthor or Braniac or Doomsday?
This is a fictional character who is reflecting the pathetic state of “literature” in our society today as well as the penchant for tantrums on the part of those who create that “art.”
So be it.
Take a political stand through a comic book — oops. “Graphic novel.”
It’s time for someone to develop better heroes for tomorrow anyway.
Perhaps Marvel Comics can handle the job.
Good riddance, Kal-Schmuck.
— Chuck Smith