a question by Apr 29, 2011
Some controversy surrounds Action Comics 900 as the issue where Superman renounces his American citizenship. Publicity stunt or a shrewd DC Comics ploy to sell more comics? Comment?
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answered:    April 30, 2011
James, if comics don't come up with new ideas they will be as obsolete as the things that are on Paul's featured Lunch list. Only people with unhappy lives and nothing better to do, will make a comic book plotline a "controversial issue." Controversy always helps sales. Didn't the last two Fantastic Four issues sell out fast? I am sure that the Harry Osborn drug issue that caused Marvel to not have the Comics Code seal on a Spiderman comic during the 1970's, was a big seller. The Dan Brown book, The Da Vinci Code, was not one of his better books but it was an immense best seller because of the controversy.
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answered:    May 11, 2011
After reading the comic, it is clear the "critics" have not actually read the story! Being a trademarked character, they cannot change too much about Superman. I mean it is not as if he died or anything, right? Oh wait! I've seen silly reactions like they'll never buy DC comics, as if they were ever doing so anyway. The story is quite small. No info on the 53 page starter story? Superman wants to be a citizen of the world and be criticized or mistaken for being a symbol for American policy. He actually went to Iran to stop a protest there. He decided as a citizen of the world he needs to think BIG. I think it's a refreshing change. I also think the media need to actually read the story. :)
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