I’d completely forgotten about the whole Superman’s citizenship business until I read this today: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2011/05/is-superman-still-renouncing-his-citizenship/
The fact that I consider myself a “Superman Fan” but had forgotten all of this probably shows how out of touch I am with the current iteration of the character.
As for the reason I forgot about it the minute after I read about it, let me make the following simple points. I don’t understand why message board threads on the topic are running 13 pages long:
1) Superman is an alien being FROM ANOTHER PLANET.
2) Superman is an ALIAS. “Clark Kent” can be an American citizen, but “Superman” cannot except in an honorary sense.
3) Superman co-creator Joe Shuster was born CANADIAN.
4) Superman is a FICTIONAL CHARACTER.
P.S. One scene I really hated in Superman Returns, was the scene where he flies up into space above the Earth and listens for all the bad stuff going on, and then flies down to stop a bank robbery IN METROPOLIS of all the shit going on in the world.