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Ever since he made his first appearance in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman has stood for Truth, Justice and the American Way. 
  But now the Man of Steel has stirred up a firestorm of controversy by declaring he intends to renounce his American citizenship.   
  “I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy,” he says in the latest issue of Action Comics. The superhero, who immigrated to Earth as a child from Krypton and was adopted by the Kents in Smallville, Kansas, says he has come to the conclusion that he would be better off serving the world at large rather than just the U.S.
 Conservative commentators in newspapers, blogs and online forums have have reacted with disgust to the new storyline. “If Superman doesn’t believe in America, then he doesn’t believe in anything,” snorts The Weekly Standard.

The publishers of DC comics have tried to calm the storm by saying the Man of Steel is still as American as apple pie. “He remains, as always, committed to his adopted home and his roots as a Kansas farm boy from Smallville,” they say in a statement. 



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