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America No More by theFranchize America No More by theFranchize
yup, Supes quit being an American.

Blah.

I borrowed a bg from the Gi Joe piece I did a while back

Superman belongs to DC
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cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   General Artist
hahaha so mad!
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:iconthefranchize:
theFranchize Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
lol. yeah, I guess this doesn't even matter any more with the new 52. I'm really enjoying Action Comics by the way
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saintvulcan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
lol i think he came back didnt he? lol
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:iconthefranchize:
theFranchize Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
ummm.. I think they just let it drop and didn't mention it again
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saintvulcan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student General Artist
hahaha funny

i saw a joke about him tearing up his citizenship and moving to mexico, lol he came back pretty darn quick too
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njay Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
its more relevant now since he does save lives, not just people from a particular country
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theFranchize Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
very good point
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Godaiger Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
I'm going to go on limb and say that if it wasn't for the George Reeves TV series, "The American Way" would have possible been seen as a short lived part of the Truth And Justice slogan used for the WWII era Superman and not as iconic as it is today.
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theFranchize Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Very good point, but every media incarnation of Superman has added huge pieces to the Superman character that have stuck around till today. From Radio bringing in Kryptonite to the subtle Lois Lane referring to Clark as "Smallville" in the Bruce Timm cartoons
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chou-roninx Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't bother me one bit. The guy saves LIVES. Doesn't matter where that life is from. Saving the earth and all its inhabitants is what he's all about. The guy goes to alien worlds and saves lives when he's able to. He fought for "Truth and Justice", and was the "Champion of the Oppressed". Not my words, but from the creators themselves. "The American way" bit was tagged on in the old George Reeves Superman show in the 50s during the whole Senator McCartney anit-communist witch hunt. Back when everybody believed it was America against the world since supposedly every other country fell into communist hands. He was originally considered an honorary citizen of every country so I'm not sure why DC didn't just go with that angle.
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spidersonicj Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
well said
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theFranchize Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I hear you. I just think that Superman is best when he isn't involved in real world politics. I don't think it makes good Superman stories. I would prefer seeing him punch Darkseid in the face.

I love your avatar by the way
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chou-roninx Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind the real world stuff from time to time. Makes him relevant to me.

Thank you for the compliment. I'm a big Ranma fan.
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theFranchize Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
My wife LOVES Ranma. we have so much Ranma stuff it's crazy. Its a great anime and manga.
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DJKennedy90 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
As far as I know, John Byrne made Superman an "official" citizen during his "Man Of Steel" reboot amongst other weird alterations (like him being shot from Krypton as a fetus, not a baby, so he would be "born" American). Pretty much the only thing done with this was making a "future" where Superman would be President Of The United States. And even that was only used for one story (Armageddon 2001) and never again. :-/
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theFranchize Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
you know your superman stories!
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:iconchou-roninx:
chou-roninx Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember that story. But all that got retconned out in favor of Geoff John's Secret Origins.
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DJKennedy90 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Yeah, I know thank goodness. But that's where the whole "Superman is American!" idea came from. From a Canadian with an ego not even Superman could lift.
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chou-roninx Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL!
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Stitchfan Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
Well, I guess since WWII is over and He's done sabotaging Nazis, he can be an international Hero. I figure DC is just looking at how popular he is globally. Bad news for "US", good news for the world. We can share. :D
Superman can do whatever... It's Clark who needs to worry about loosing his 401k and social succurity after 70+ years at the Daily Planet. :giggle:
Meh, he still fights for truth and justice... The 3rd one is optional for him I guess. :D
Nice picture by the way.
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:iconthefranchize:
theFranchize Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
very good point! Clark must have lost a bundle in the stock market when the economy crashed. now his 401K is broken!
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Stitchfan Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
:D
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DJKennedy90 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
American dude here, just wanted to say that this isn't so shocking.

In Action Comics #900, David S. Goyer wrote the story that Supes meets with a government dude and explains that he can't be stricktly American anymore. His reasoning for being is that anything he might do could be construed as American intervention, like when he went to the Middle East to prevent a riot between protestors & anti-protestors. It makes sense, I mean Superman loves EARTH, not just America. "The American Way" was meant to be for freedom & the pursuit of happiness, not for American ideals. It wasn't too bad, it's just that Grounded kinda makes people wary given how Supes is being portrayed now.
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theFranchize Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I know they have a reson for it in the context of the story, but my problem is that I think the more you bring real life issues into Superman comics the more it takes me out of the story.
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spidersonicj Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
A lot of people r portraying Supes as a traitor when all he wants to do is protect everyone & help everyone. Glad some people understand it.
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JoeSoul Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As an AMerican, it doesn't really bother me that he renounced his US citizenship. It's supposed to mean he's a protector of EARTH, not just the USA. I mean, at thew very least, Superman has become a worldwide symbol, kinda selfish to keep him all to ourselves...right?
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theFranchize Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
very good point. I just don't think that means he needs to drop his citizenship. Do members of the peace corps stop being American?
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JoeSoul Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you've got a good point as well! But in the end it doesn't really matter since DC is going to reboot 99% of their books, especially Superman since DC lost the court battle with SUpes creators heirs...
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theFranchize Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
LOL. this is so true! By the way I hate the new look. It is just a bad design all the way through
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JoeSoul Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have yet to see an official image of the redesign...but judging by the overall opinion, I'm not missing anything special. :D
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spidersonicj Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
THANK U
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:iconjoesoul:
JoeSoul Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :D
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JayStargazer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
kewl! yer right. But meh, he's back to his usual flag kissing.
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SuperPlayerJ Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
when did this happen?
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theFranchize Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Action Comics #900
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:iconcomtraya:
comtraya Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
what a super douche
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:iconthefranchize:
theFranchize Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Exactly!
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TheBoo Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
thankgod he did
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:iconthefranchize:
theFranchize Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
LOL
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:iconthawk:
thawk Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student General Artist
waitwhat? :confused:
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:iconthefranchize:
theFranchize Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
yup. that just appened
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What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did he? When did that happen?
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RODCOM1000 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
At least we still have Captain America ...sort of.
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parallel-shift42 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
finally he can tell the truth...Truth, Justice, OR the American way. More power to ya Supes!

cheers.
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spidersonicj Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Preach
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TedKimArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that's just lame. Supes renouncing his US citizenship that is, not the drawing ;p
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theFranchize Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
lol. word!
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Pechan Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
for he is now a citizen of EARTH.

... which everyone technically is anyways. =P
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incubo13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah its a good statement, quiting being american beacuse all the things america are doing to all their foreginers trying to live a quiet life, and denying the citizen ship.
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DANgerous124 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean the "illegal" immigrants? lol If they want to come to America to make a better living for themselves and their families, they need to come here legally like other immigrants. I'm one of those immigrants who came here legally.
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