Superman, Illegal Alien

A few thoughts on Superman’s renunciation of his U.S. citizenship:

  • Who cares? No one reads comic books anymore anyway.

  • Last year I read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, and the contrast between the novel’s depiction of comic-book superheroes battling the fascists during WWII and the current Superman who “appeared in Tehran to non-violently support the protesters demonstrating against the Iranian regime” is hilarious. 

  • If he doesn’t have another citizenship somewhere else then he’s an illegal alien wherever he is in the world.

  • Along those lines, my colleague Jerry Kammer notes a Mexican corrido ballad entitled “Superman Es Ilegal.”

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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