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Friday, April 28, 2006

Lex Luthor is a big old copycat!

Seriously, that whole villain as President of the United States thing?

Someone had that idea long before good old Lex!

Hmph, copying from Etrigan! For Shame! least he didn't rhyme.

(ETA: forgot to say where it came from: Demon v3, issue 29)


  • At April 28, 2006 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Any one remember a tv cartoon called Super President?

  • At April 28, 2006 9:00 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I've never heard of it, but it sounds like it would be something incredibly amusing...

  • At April 28, 2006 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said… least he didn't rhyme.

    "Ask not what your country can do for thee,
    This here is my decree,
    Ask what you can do for your nation,
    That I ween is your right vocation."

    There should be a law against me writing Etrigan dialogue.

  • At April 28, 2006 12:05 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    "Give me your tired, your poor and huddled,
    For which dreams and freedom is sought,
    Whatever reason have they for coming,
    As long as they're tasty, Etrigan cares naught."

    Hmm, this is kind of fun. :-)

  • At April 28, 2006 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Fear, it is said,
    Is the only thing to fear,
    But you will fear for your head,
    When Etrigan is near.

  • At April 28, 2006 1:54 PM, Blogger jamawalk said…


    When did one of the O'Doyle's from Billy Maddison get a cabinet position?

    Still, not as cool as PREZ. Now there is a comc.

  • At April 28, 2006 3:25 PM, Blogger Richard said…

    I watched Super President without any awareness that a super-powered commander-in-chief might be a tiny bit tasteless less than four years after the Kennedy assassination. At least subsequent Presidents have solved that whole problem of "how does he find the spare time to fight crime while being leader of the free world?" Nowadays it's common to see superhero mayors all over the place, and mayoring is a much more time-consuming job...

    P.S.: I also remember seeing an ad for JLA which seemed to include Super President and being excited to see him return in comics form...then I realized it was just the Atom with the blue mistakenly dropped from his costume. Ah well.

  • At April 28, 2006 4:47 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    anon: Hmm, I'll need some time to think of a counter. Poetry was never my strong suit.

    jamawalk: Etrigan's evil and magic, you do the math. :-P

    rab: now I *really* want to see this thing!

  • At April 28, 2006 9:42 PM, Blogger Hale of Angelthorne said…

    A demon as president?

    Must..bite down...urge...towards...snarky...Leftist political...commentary...

  • At April 28, 2006 9:56 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Heh, it kind of does it for you. As when Etrigan ultimately resigns from the race, he has them send his votes George Bush's way.

    This was in '92, so it was Bush senior, but it was still funny.

  • At April 30, 2006 2:01 AM, Blogger Hale of Angelthorne said…

    "Demons for Bush"?

    Boy, that's probably a phrase you should never Google, huh?

  • At April 30, 2006 5:59 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    hale: heh, while I understand arguments for and against inserting one's personal politics in comic books, I figure sometimes it's okay.

    Like having a demon send votes to George Bush!

    Because that's funny.

  • At May 01, 2006 1:19 AM, Blogger Hale of Angelthorne said…

    I have absolutely no problem with author's letting their personal politics bleed into stories (if fact, I'd say it's really inevitable), even if I disagree with them, provided they aren't ludicrous screeds like "Liberality For All." Frankly, though, I like it better when several political sides are presented, because that's more like real life. I like Ultimate Thor as a left-wing activist and Ultimate Cap as a conservative. The conflict both makes sense, and increases the dramatic tension. So bring your politics aboard, says I, just remember you are writing a comic book and not a pamphlet.


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