I first saw this story when I got up this morning and was checking my email. I can’t tell you how many times it has popped up in my Google Reader since then.
The long and short of it is as follows – Superman goes to a protest in Iran, someone assumes that he is working for the US government (which he is not) thus causing additional international strife, and then the Man of Steel basically saying “I’m my own person” and that he is sick of his actions being interpreted as official American policy.
A lot is going to be read into this. People are going to accuse the folks at DC Comics of all kinds of horrible things, but I honestly don’t see this as a big deal. Superman is simply taking that next step making “Truth, justice, and the American way” even more inspiring by taking it to the world and doing it as an individual, not as a representative of a country.
One thing is certain…the Man of Tomorrow hasn’t gotten this much press since he died.