Superman Gives Up His U.S. Citizenship

In Action Comics latest issue, Superman proclaims himself a citizen of the universe after clashing with the U.S. government. Which puts rather a dent in his longtime motto: Truth, justice and the American way.

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Just as President Obama tries to put an end to skepticism over whether he's a natural-born citizen, another name is in the news for giving up his American citizenship. Of course Superman really was born outside the U.S., on the planet Krypton. In this week's 900th issue, Superman proclaims himself a citizen of the universe after clashing with the U.S. government, which puts rather a dent in his long-time motto - truth, justice and the American way.

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