Of course. DC has no amazing, timeless heroes that inspire people to do the right thing. None whatsoever. And specially none with the colors of the american flag.
No, no, they need to color Superman all red, white and .. Oops.How about a red, white and blue Lantern corps?
Superman is an illegal alien who came here to take the jobs of our heroes.
Because that's all that separates Batman and Captain America, right?Seriously, though, I doubt DC--or anyone else, for that matter--could create a "patriotic" hero that didn't come across as a ripoff of Captain America.
What about Uncle Sam and The Freedom Fighters? The All-Star Squadron?
They already tried a multi-colored Batman. It didn't...quite work.http://randomcub.tumblr.com/post/1522905669/holy-double-rainbow-batman
Well, they HAD Superman, but he recently disassociated himself from America, didn't he?
Captain America's a douche. If you want a patriotic hero, you're looking for the Comedian.
Citizen Steel is all Red White and Blue, heck, Commander Steel was on Justice League Unlimited and even threw a round sheild at a bad guy...Welp, I need to get out more....
How has this guy not heard of General Glory and his sidekick Ernie?! ARGHHHHHHHH!!
"Seriously, though, I doubt DC--or anyone else, for that matter--could create a "patriotic" hero that didn't come across as a ripoff of Captain America." Actually, someone did- Archie Comics created The Shield a year before Captain America, making him the first USA-themed character in comics. Cap is the rip-off!
Heh - I used to have the SHIELD when the re-launched him and tried to explain the whole "We were first" thing... Didn't help sales any.
It usually doesn't. See also- Doom Patrol.
@Anon 1:39 PM : Superman was never associated with America in the first place. The story was non-canon to begin with, and also doesn't really make sense. The only citizenship Superman ever had was honorary earth citizenship and human status from the UN. Clark Kent has American status, and that identity never renounced shit. His Superman persona on the other hand renounced citizenship he never had in the first place in what amounts to a 4 page long Elseworlds/What If? that is being even further retconned out in September with the big relaunch.
Gotta question the logic behind the big relaunch. They say that it's a good place for new readers to begin, but by that same token it seems to me to be a great place for old readers to jump ship. DC is playing a zero sum game.
Truth, Justice and the American Way, right?
Spoilers: Wonder Woman wears/used to wear the colours of her outfit as a sign of goodwill to the American people.