DC Comics president Geoff Johns says that there are no plans to turn Superman into a Nazi. When it comes to superheroes, there are arguably none more readily identified with America than Superman. As Superman’s vintage motto attests, Superman fights for truth, justice, and the American way, at least when he’s fighting for the side of good. As with any long-running comic character, Superman has turned evil a few times, but his standard characterization remains that of the moral freedom fighter.

Superman’s biggest competition when it comes to the title of most American superhero comes from Marvel’s Captain America, an identity most commonly inhabited by Steve Rogers. Unfortunately, ...

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