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Matt McGloin

Scott Lobdell Puts "The American Way" Back into Superman; Clark Quits Daily Planet

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There has been a trend in comics and all forms of media alike to promote globalism and such.

Recently in Action Comics #900, Man of Steel movie writer David Goyer had Superman renounce his American citizenship.

Superman Returns saw Perry White quote the famous Superman line, but instead of "The American Way," said "...and all that."

Various other movies include the same types of themes, whether it's "World Day" or we all fight to save the world, we're all on the same world, etc.

Now the new writer on the DC Comics Superman comic book says that he isn't ashamed of "The American Way," and that's where he will be taking Superman with this week's issue of Superman #13.

The issue will see Clark Kent actually quit the Daily Planet over the fact that it's become less of a place to print truth, justice and the America way -- and has become more of a place of entertainment journalism.

That's not the only factor though, as Clark's strong feelings for Lois Lane, in addition to a disturbing text message he reads between Lois and her boyfriend, add to Superman's fire.

Basically Superman gets tired of sitting behind a desk and taking orders for something that's really meaningless - and that's where the America Way comes in - by Superman going out to do things himself.

"This is really what happens when a 27-year-old guy is behind a desk and he has to take instruction from a larger conglomerate with concerns that aren't really his own," Lobdell tells USA Today. "Superman is arguably the most powerful person on the planet, but how long can he sit at his desk with someone breathing down his neck and treating him like the least important person in the world?"

"While it has its problems, there are a lot of good things to say about America and the American way, and I'm glad Clark is standing up for her," Lobdell added. "I'm happy to be involved in that and his declarations."

The issue also sees the introduction of the new Superman villain, H'el, which sees the introduction of the Superman line-wide crossover, "H'el On Earth."

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