Diadem wrote:That would have been a good joke, had it made sense. But it doesn't. He's not a naturally born US citizen, but he's certainly a US citizen. He was adopted. Adopted kids are citizens, you know. Plus in one comic he was awarded citizenship of every UN member country as a thanks for saving the planet.
Right. The comic has received way more views (and scrutiny) than I expected. And people have pointed out all sort of continuity issues. Apparently according to a story from the 80's, Superman was actually hatched from a birthing matrix in a super computer called the Eradicator here on earth, thus making him a native--though I don't know what the constitution says about if you're hatched here. And the UN thing was pointed out to me as well--though I think that was retconned in the 80's as well.
Anyway, adopted kids are certainly citizens if the appropriate paperwork is filled out. But I don't think the Kents did that. I think they faked papers or something, which would not make him a citizen.
Another argument that was brought up is that apparently a child of unknown origin under the age of five found in America is granted citizenship. Seriously. Check it out here
Ultimately, I have to concede that through a thorough reading of the comics and constitutional law, Superman should be able to win an appeal. But I don't think that means the comic doesn't work.
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