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“On Wednesday, the latest edition of Action Comics was released, issue 987, named 'The Oz Effect', angering members of the American right-wing press.
Why? Because Superman — one of the world’s most famous superheroes — is depicted protecting a group of undocumented immigrants from an armed white supremacist.
The pages show the suited Clark Kent shielding a group of workers as a man, wearing an American flag bandana, fires at them.
"Stop this!" Superman shouts at the gunman, to which he responds, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter: “Why?! They ruined me! Stole from me!"
Superman then grabs the man and says: "The only person responsible for the blackness smothering your soul — is you!”
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Well a few things here. One, Superman is an undocumented immigrant. Two, Superman is not American he's not even Earthling he's born on a different planet. And 3, let us take a moment to just think about how ridiculous this is. How can an imaginary non-human alien be more Humane than actual humans?
Okay, I am pretty much republican, but the republican hatred for this comic book is absolutely ridiculous. I am not supportive of illegal immigration, but I'm sure if I saw a man about to murder a bunch of undocumented immigrants I'd take a bullet for them. It doesn't matter what country they came from, or if they supposedly stole a mans job, no one should take a human life, and that is what Superman was protecting.
People forgot superman fought against racism. Twice....... By fighting nazi's and the kkk. I know this is from last year. But really? Superman who is a illegal immigrant himself show be a racist just because?................ The brain hemorrhage.... Weighing me down..... From the idiocy....
I am somewhat of a conservative and examine issues before I make a decision. Breitbart is wrong on this situation. Many AMERICANS accuse illegal immigrants of taking American's jobs? The jobs spoken of seem to be jobs that involve labor of a type that AMERICANS will NOT do. ( Harvesting agricultural produce in the hot sun for instance.) Hard MANUAL LABOR at construction sites. SUPERMAN did NOT ask the LEO to produce green cards or automatic citizenship papers for the immigrants. Asked that they be provided SAFETY and protection against any other evil doers.
Noticed they don't say anything about the left constantly committing acts of violence, it's all about race and social justice. Superman is being called a socialist because he is defending the illegal immigrants, but told police to make sure they were safe and cared for, not deported like they should be according to the law. If you actually go on to read the entire article Breitbart goes on to say how Superman is no longer an American but a hero of the world. However they talk about how he goes to Iran to silently support democracy protesters who were opposing the oppressive Mullah government. Doesn't lift a finger to help the oppressed Iranians, yet when he goes back to the United States a mere question about his loyalty is was enough to make him decide to renounce his American citizenship.
Young Turks are a bunch of retarded morons. This has nothing to do with racism, if any right-wing folks are upset about this it's because the mass murders have been happening by left-wing Associated individuals. The KKK was left wing, black lives matters is left wing, the violent terrorist group antifa is left wing. The problem with this comic is that conservative right-wing individuals are not killing people in Mass as this is portraying.
Steven Compston I’ve heard some dumb comments over the past couple years with trump and his cronies. But what you came up with there. That takes a special kinda stupid. I fact a few more knocks to the head and you could probably run for Office man !!! “The KKK is a left wing organisation” 🤣. Go and read a book moron.
KKK left wing? Seriously? Are we playing a political party label game and ignoring policy substance?
BLM left wing? Makes sense...oh wait, you think they are violent....I don't recall BLM lynching white people over decades with law enforcement (participating) turning a blind eye...
Superman as he was originally conceived, was a liberal. If you look at his early stories, he wasn’t fighting aliens or supervillains, what he was fighting were representative of the social and political issues of the day. They included domestic abusers, corrupt businessmen who abused their employees, and congressional lobbyists who made backroom deals to get the US involved in more wars. Yes they toned that stuff down later on, but originally he was a lib
Why did the author have to write on something that is so widely politicized. YES it was a shameless ploy to push his views.. that is OBVIOUS.. Is nothing sacred? CAN WE NOT ALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE VENUE WITHOUT POLITICAL BULLSHIT THAT WE ALL CAN ENJOY.. SPORTS, NOW COMICS!!!! UGH!!!
It's obvious that Neonazis don't read comic books anyway, or they would've already picked up on the fact that they're the villains of the world. Superman has a recurring theme that he actually gets happy when other beings besmirch him with comments like "you humans..." when they talk smack to him. The dude just wants to be one of us, and tries to do his part to defend his adoptive home, but he's often vilified and told "he doesn't belong and he's not needed and needs to go back" by Lex Luthor who just wants him gone because Superman always gets in the way of his plans for a totalitarian dictatorship, the same way alt-righters vilify Hispanics because the majority don't align with their totalitarian fascist ideals and tend to vote against them
Dusk Dawg on top of that, even comic book villains tend to be against them. I recall seeing something where the Joker was opposed to working with Red Skull because he was a Nazi, and even planned to off him because of that
Alexander The great It isn’t choosing sides, we are all human and we just drew a line in the sand. Doesn’t mean we allow them to be killed for it, what even is this world? If I wrote s book on the exact same troubles of this world but replaced it with aliens on a slightly different world, people would have more sympathy in their hearts.
Not the first time he got attacked for being to friendly to Non-Americans. He gave up his US-Citinzenship to be more of help internationally. Many US-Citizens felt betrayed by this.
("Truth, Justice and the American Way.... It's not enough anymore.")
Why would people get angry about Superman protecting people from terrorism. Furthermore, why should comic books writers have to censor themselves or refrain from talking about illegal immigration to satisfy these fascist snowflakes?
1911GreaterThanALL In the 1600s white people did an impassive invasion of North America. Sooooooooo maybe you’re right, they know it’s a horrible thing to do. At least in today’s day and age they won’t pillage and kill and rape while they do it.
Superman arrived in America without papers and without permission from the immigration authorities. He has never regularized his status, and he maintains a second, clandestine identity as a journalist- a platform from which he undermines American values such as bigotry, deceitfulness and militarism. No wonder the defenders of liberty at Breitbart are on the warpath.
illegal immigrants eventually want to be citizens of a country but their first act on that countries soil is a crime crossing the border illegally shows a lack of respect for the law they may not like the immigration laws but they must obey those laws and stay where they are if they ever want immigration reform
countries want educated skilled migrants to fill shortages not people who take low skilled jobs and university places away from citizens of a country
daAnT1990 it's just funny to me (but also sad that it males the news) that these "alt right" people act like they used to love Superman (or another comic book hero or sci do franchise ) and now they don't because he betrayed them recently by doing some social justice thing. But no they never loved him because they never understood what he was about in the first place.
Because they are white nerds and don't like colored people who are better at picking up women
For the record, I too am white and a nerd but I think that pretty much sums up the segment of nerds who founded the "Alt"-right
TECHNICALLY his place of residence is Antarctica so does this mean he doesnt have to pay taxes? is he evading taxes? he's also a vigilante why has no one throw him in jail! does he have a license for those eye beams? are they considered concealed weapons? what about his ice breath? if a bullet bounces off superman and hits me, is the crook responsible or superman? i mean if we are gonna start critiquing this comic LETS ASK THE REAL QUESTIONS!
Regardless if he came from the sky, he crossed into U.S. soil as an "anchor baby" to take jobs away from citizens and possibly pave the way from other Kriptonians to gain access to American public services like schools and healthcare. Which did happen, actually (Supergirl). He's the scum of the earth (according to the alt-right)
Also, some fun facts from a comic fan:
-several years ago, a little while before the relaunch of 2011, Superman (in another Action Comics issue) renounced his American citizenship, as a symbol of standing for justice without appearing to stand for America, specifically.
-two years ago, there was a direct-to-video animated film, Justice League: Gods & Monsters, that riffed on core ideas of the DC Universe a bit, particularly with DC's Trinity (Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman). The key way that Superman was changed, was that - in addition to being fathered by Val-Zod instead of Jor-El - he did not crash land onto Earth in Kansas. He crashlanded south. In Mexico. Right by people fleeing over the border. THIS version was adopted and raised by undocumented immigrants, as an undocumented immigrant.
-Superman: Red Son. Just look up THAT little Elseworlds story, in case the title itself wasn't interesting enough.
Left wing freaks, freaking out that right wing freaks are freaking out. These two groups are dumb, brain dead, sheeps. Every single comment in this comment section is the same because all you people are echo chamber loving, mindless zombies, with no free thought of your own. 99% of you never even read a comic. You're just virtual signaling to your lord and savior TYT.
I have. Several. Many. I can tell you that, even at his worst portrayals (e.g. Man of Steel, Superman at Earth's End), Superman would always stand for this. If Superman followed what the far-reich wanted, he wouldn't be a superhero. At best, he'd be like the Molecule Man during Secret Wars 2; an all-powerful basket case content to sit around, uninvolved with the world until the even stronger Beyonder turned up in his apartment. At worst, he'd be an ultimate supervillain, conquering and pillaging with nobody to stop him, at least not without a cost of massive destruction.
Technically speaking, Superman is an "anchor baby" (the worse type of scum, according to alt-right rhetoric), who did in fact later bring in his family of other "illegal immigrants" into the U.S. (Supergirl), to enjoy public services, and take jobs away that "rightfully belong to citizens"
Why I think it goes against superman's character. Superman would save the immigrants, yes. He'd also try to make the American dude see the error of his ways instead of simply berating him about "the blackness in his soul".
That's a great problem about comics now, they don't have any nuance to treat complex topics. Why not explore the redneck's perspective? Why not have superman convince him there are better ways to go about it than shooting people and ultimately get them along? Superman is supposed to be a beacon of hope to everyone, instead he was high justice.
+Slower-Minds-Keep-Right+ (like that name there) Heck, this same stupid demagoguery we're going thru now was an earlier Avenger story, as well as an earlier Invaders story. Mainstream comics, issues of vigilantism and sexism and whatnot aside, have always had these stories, about immigrants and minority communities and fighting fascism and so on. To act like they have displays complete ignorance of anything beyond the surface of past comics, and no finer understanding of their messages or of their potential.
Somewhat related since we're talking about the Breitbart wing and superheros: Apparently there's a wing of them who want[ed] to try and claim the Marvel character Black Panther as an Alt-Right icon because they think he represents their "values" in being the king of a racially homogenous, isolationist country.
Its not about who he is protecting...its about how the comic illustrated white people with guns...most american nra supporters just want to protect themselves and their property in desperate time (which they are well within their rights).
Personally I believe superman should protect everyone, despite documentation, orientation, race, religion or affiliation.
The problem begins when certain people are portrayed as hateful bigots by the broad stroke of DC Comics. An entertainment source that is now indoctrinating numerous children to believe if a person fits this new villain characteristics (aka white bra american) : they must be evil.
Btw to my fellow comic nerds...SUPERMAN has never been American (he's not even human Lol)...if you're looking for an American hero...that's CAPTAIN AMERICA lol
Well Captain America parents were poor Irish immigrants, so if he was born now, he will be American but his parent will be deported.
Also his powers come from a Jewish scientific, from a German Jewish Scientific.
So he also don't will be the perfect America Hero.
You're correct. He is basically a retelling of the story of Moses: young child is doomed and but placed in a basket by his parents and raised by foreigners, then grows up to be a hero. There are other Jewish ties but ill stop there...
Just so I understand. What race is illegal alien? And, who is racist? Is it the person that doesn't want any illegal aliens to stay in their country? Or, is it the person that automatically assumes that an illegal alien is a person of color? Thereby assuming that anyone who doesn't like illegal aliens, is a racist.
+James Edward+ Not like I'm not unaware of that. The drone program and the lack of any visible progress on police reform are certainly things I'll hold over Obama for years to come, in addition to that. We DO need media to call out EVERYONE on their bullshit, including the most successful (or most popular, anyway) at progressive policies.
I agree with your statement. Especially the dirt bag employers that take advantage of the situation. My major problem in the sudden push for "defending" illegal immigrants is this... that when Obama and his party were deporting illegal immigrants, this wasn't even a story. Let alone something to riot/protest about. To date, more illegals have been deported by the Obama administration than by Trumps. Yet, the media and entertainment industries barely, if ever mentioned it. The hypocrisy of it, is disgusting.
+James Edward+ What they SHOULD be going after are:
-jackass employers that entice undocumented folk with jobs knowing that they can't protest low wages or a lack of benefits for fear of deportation
-Congressfolk failing to pass immigration reform which could help these people become citizens more easily
-people in government (predominantly people in the undocumenteds' home government or else our own State Department) who failed to stabilize the regions that these people are coming from, having no other options back home
You want to curb illegal immigration without being called racist? Then 1.) protest it along the aforementioned lines, and 2.) do something about the dickheads (including POTUS) who are attacking undocumented immigrants - or people who just LOOK Hispanic or whatever - as opposed to the causes that trap them in desperate circumstances to begin with. Same thing as with the assumption that "black" = "criminal"; try improving the welfare of black communities and encouraging whites (and others, let's be real) that such an assumption is wrong, rather than just locking everyone you don't like up and calling it a day, which is 80+% of the time QUITE racist.
Wow...that was well said. And, well thought. Unlike most over the top liberals, you have actually put some thought into your beliefs. Kudos to you (I actually mean that). But, what I meant by my original post was this.... Not everyone that wants to stop, or at least drastically slow the influx of illegal immigrants is racist. And, that anyone who thinks that all anti illegal immigration is racist, is thoughtless and asinine. Which includes the vast majority of the liberal agenda pushers.
+James Edward+ Why oh why is this so hard to get? I call people racist, WHEN THEY ARE RACIST. Are there actually alt-reich people that aren't racist? Are there alt-reich people who aren't bigoted in some other respect? Whatever ideology can be ascribed to these people, it pretty consistently is based on hatred of arbitrary detail, from skin color to genitalia to country of origin. Are there extremists/bigots in the center-right, center-left, far-left, whatever? Sure; I stand for environmental protection at every turn, and I'm not standing for eco-terrorism (who are generally extremists leftists). And you think that they need help and protection? One: the REST of us need protection from these asshole perspectives that, yes, can and ARE getting people killed, and two: yes, they need help getting OUT of these perspectives, but don't expect me to just casually hold an alt-reicher at bay the way I would an obnoxious screaming baby.
Back to your original point: where are the nonbigoted alt-reich people? What does the alt-reich stand for that ISN'T bigoted? Nationalist interest? That's still bigoted; even if it can be divorced from racism (which realistically it CAN'T), it's still bigoted based on country of origin. Boosting the middle-class? They sure aren't pushing that agenda considering how much they stand for a POTUS who is deeply entrenched in "the swamp". Getting "tough" on crime? Again, entrenched in the swamp, so not pursuing the super-white-collar crime that really matters, and more importantly, since when is THAT phrase NOT a dogwhistle for racism?
Lastly, we weren't talking about voting Democrat. You want not to vote for them? Fine. They generally suck too. Just get out and vote, and not for bigots or incompetents.
Uh.... no, that's superman yelling "WHY?!"
He is asking the question in anger at the supremacist, who then explains that he does it because he thinks they stole his job.
Doesn't change that the guy looks legitimately surprised that his super idol would stop him though. So it doesn't really change the story much.
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