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Who's the best All-American hero: Superman or Captain America?

It’s not DC versus Marvel. Well, not exactly. But DC’s most patriotic hero is Superman, without a doubt, and his Marvel counterpart in the red-white-blue category is definitely Captain America. It’s not as cut-and-dried as simple flag-waving, though. Both are patriots in a broader sense, seeing the good and bad. But which hero is the most All-American?

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Both Superman and Captain America are symbols of patriotic heroism. Like many of the best aspects of America, these heroes are the product of refugees and immigration. Superman’s creators, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, were children of European Jewish immigrants, as were Captain America’s creators, Joe Simon and the legendary Jack Kirby. Regardless of the varied truths of American history, which is full of heroes and villains, these superheroes represent how America wants to see itself.

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Truth. Justice. The American Way. Any questions? Clark Kent began as a child refugee, adopted by good-hearted parents from Kansas, and grew up to be a sort of human flag. Superman is a symbol of hope, strength and bravery. He is undeniably a good guy, and reminds Americans of what a truly benevolent force looks like. 

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Captain America looks like the flag, and punched Hitler. Yeah, socked the Fuhrer right in the kisser, a year before the USA joined WWII. Steve Rogers is a true-blue Brooklyn kid, and, as most recently noted in the films, “America’s Ass.” In a good way. Joe Simon straight-up created him to fight Nazis. He’s battled all kinds of other enemies, but deep down, he’s there to protect the oppressed against ultra-nationalist jerks.

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