Short update on the post from the other day. Apparently the scene was inspired by President Obama’s speech during the campaign at the Alfred E. Smith dinner. Writer Grant Morrison told Scotland’s Daily Record:
I wanted to do something special for the last part of this huge comic book series. As I was writing it, I heard Obama making a joke about being born on the planet Krypton and being sent to Earth by his father Jor-El to save the world. I thought it would be a fitting end to all the darkness in America recently. All the comics have been dealing with darkness recently and, having defeated evil, it’s now time to celebrate.