The classic immigrant, the adult Boy Scout, the white knight, and a Christ-like figure, Superman has remain a light in the darkness, a symbol and beacon and hope since his debut in Action Comics in 1938, one year before the end of the Great Depression. Last Wednesday, it released the 900th issue, where Richard Donner and David S. Goyer are some of the A-list names that have been successful in the big-screen superhero genre, along with Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof, as they paid homage to the Man of Steel who remains inspiration in a post-9/11 world and during the Great Recession.
Lindelof’s story “Life Support” took place before the planet Krypton was no more as Jor-El makes arrangements for his only son Kal-El’s destination to his new home known as Earth, where he was founded and taken in by Martha and Jonathan Kent, who raised their son as Clark Kent in Smallville, Kansas. And speaking of Smallville, we’re less than a week away for Friday’s two-hour finale of both the longest-running sci-fi and comic book series on television, where Clark (Tom Welling) will finally become the hero fighting for truth, justice, and the American Way.
However, in Action Comics‘ 900th issue, that may be called into question, as Superman gets ripped by the Secret Service for going to a non-violent protest against the Iranian government, which might lead to giving his U.S. citizenship.
“‘Truth, justice, and the American Way’ — it’s not enough anymore” he stated. “The world is too small, too connected.”
However, according to a recent statement in the New York Post from DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio, Superman will “put a global focus on his never-ending battle, but he remains, as always, committed to his adopted home and his roots as a Kansas farm boy from Smallville.”