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. With that in mind, Sutton created a series of amusing portraits for The Village Voice that imagi
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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
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.
Anime: The Underworld films will be getting their own anime-
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.P.R.D.: 1946), the story is a prodigiously researched and unflinchingly violent dep
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. But
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. Those people need to head over to Leftycartoons, a collection of left-leaning political cartoons, by Barry Deutsch.
Those people who
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
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