This Magazine Kills Fascists looks at times that comic books and superheroes have dealt with tyrannical, corrupt and outright fascist world leaders — not because we think we can find a solution, but because art can provide inspiration in the face of oppression.
Today, for absolutely no reason at all, we're going to talk about the time a violent and unqualified businessman was raised up to a position of global importance and how he used it to give his unqualified criminal friends jobs, swindle America and was ultimately brought down by his own fragile ego. Like I said... no reason at all.
For a good long while, comic book fans had plenty of reasons to be fed up with Skrulls. Those scaly green shapeshifters were literally everywhere you looked in the Marvel Universe - worst of all, sometimes you didn't even know it was a Skrull until it was far too late...
In the recent Marvel Universe event "Dark Reign," a villainous Norman Osborn (a.k.a. Green Goblin) took charge of a major government law enforcement agency, and like anyone with a serious commitment to vengeance, immediately pulled out a list of people who would be first against the wall...
When they announced the "Frankencastle" series where Punisher (a.k.a. Frank Castle, ba-dump) becomes some kind of monster, I wasn't expecting the tagline "Rest In Pieces," to be quite so literal.
If you've been sitting out on the Dark Reign titles because nothing seems to happen in them, you may have missed the rather startling events of "Dark Reign: The List: Punisher" #1, where Frank got decapitated and chopped into many, many pieces at the claws of Wolverine's son, Dark Wolverine...
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