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Ward Sutton Reboots (Washington) DC Politics for Village Voice [Art]


Having observed the tremendous popularity of DC Comics New 52 initiative, whereby the publisher relaunched its entire line of superher titles with designed costumes, retooled creative teams and updated origins, cartoonist Ward Sutton wondered if the same kind of aesthetic overhaul could be helpful to politicians...

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BOOM!’s Presidential Straw Poll to Be Determined by Comics Pre-Orders


We're still over one year away from the United States' next presidential election, which is hard to believe based on what we see and hear in the media. The Republican party has yet to select a candidate to oppose President Barack Obama in 2012, but the GOP's primary campaign very quickly made itself unavoidable in virtually every channel through which we ingest information, including entertainment...

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Link Ink: Kirby Krackle’s New Album Arrives Online, Coffee From a TARDIS and Zombie Batman


Music: Kirby Krackle's new album, "Super Powered Love," has arrived on iTunes and other digital outlets, just in case you didn't catch them at Comic-Con.

Movies: According to Deadline, Dodgeball director Rawson Thurber is rewriting Universal Pictures' live action adaptation of The Umbrella Academy...

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Former Congressman Uses Famous ‘Green Lantern’ Scene to Attack Political Enemies


Former Florida Congressman Alan Grayson has used the ascension of Green Lantern in the American consciousness to facilitate an attack on his political opponents. In a blog published to The Huffington Post and distributed as a letter to supporters, Grayson invoked a famous scene from the 1970s Green Lantern series in which Hal Jordan was admonished by an elderly African-American man for his failure to ensure social justice for the people of Earth while he was helping aliens on other planets...

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‘Graveyard of Empires’ Brings Zombies into the Afghanistan War [Previews]


On sale now from Image Comics is Graveyard of Empires #1, the 32-page first chapter of a new limited series set against the war in Afghanistan. Created by Mark Sable (Unthinkable) and Paul Azaceta (Amazing Spider-Man, B...

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99 Problems But a Cape Ain’t One: Conservatives Attack Islamic Superheroes


Superhero fans, especially those old enough to have opinions, are often divided by their views on the appropriateness of real-world politics in their escapist literature. While many of us regard Dennis O'Neil and Neil Adams' socially relevant run on "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" to be a superlative example of costumed heroes confronting the hard-hitting issues of the day, just as many readers dismiss it as didactic and inappropriate given the characters' roots in benign adolescent power fantasies...

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Cartoonist Chip Zdarsky’s Answers the Hard Questions About His Fake Mayoral Race


It's been a couple of weeks since we last wrote about Chip Zdarsky AKA Steve Murray, the Canadian cartoonist running a genuinely hopeless race for Mayor of Toronto. The "Prison Funnies" and "Bad Advice" creator launched his "M4M" campaign after an unhappy encounter with a plastic bag surcharge at a local café, an event that inspired some radical positions on not just taxes (Murray believes all taxes are unjust except those that pay his Mayoral salary) but also garbage (Murray proposes that his friend's company, Gary & Sons, can handle Toronto's garbage for "like, half the price"). He has si...

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Read Leftycartoons For Your Daily Dose of Liberal Smugness


There are certain people out there who wake up every morning still missing the "The West Wing," who think that Hal Jordan's famous "blue, orange and purples skins" scene would have been better with a fat cat wearing a sash labeled "military industrial complex" in the background, and who want to start their day with some insufferable liberal smugness...

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Don’t Be That Guy: Political Campaign Edition


One of the major hazards of politics is that the closer we get to Election Day, the more politicians seek to boil down their platforms down into memorable sound bites, and in the process, they can get downright insulting...

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What If Superheroes Treated Galactus Like Global Warming?


If superhero comics accurately portrayed the grinding tedium of the actual political process, it would probably make for pretty boring comics, which is why superheroes ultimately just punch everyone in the face rather than going through the proper channels...

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