The Cosmopolitan Stranger: A Thesis



Superman, the comic book superhero, has become a cosmopolitan. In a recent issue of Action Comics the Superman character states that he intends to give up his US citizenship: ‘I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of US policy’. But this is not all. Superman decides he is better off serving the world than serving the US. Action Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio were quoted as saying that, ‘Superman announces his intention to put a global focus on his never ending battle’.1 In a statement full of cosmopolitan intent Superman says, ‘[t]ruth, justice and the American way — it’s not enough anymore’, ‘[t]he world is too small, too connected’.


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© Chris Rumford 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonUK

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