Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Political Cartooning

Elliot S! Maggin, writer of many comic books, including the much-anthologised “Must There Be A Superman?”, is standing for Congress. Which prompts two questions – not about his platform, of course, because who pays any attention to that in American politics?* – but …

1) Will he include the “S!” (for “Shazam!”) on the ballot form? and

2) Will he cite as relevant experience his time running Oliver Queen’s campaign for mayor of Star City?

52 issue 24 “Just Imagine”, written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid, art breakdowns by Keith Giffen, pencils by Phil Jimenez, inks by Andy Lanning, colours by David Baron, lettering by Pat Brosseau, edited by Stephen Wacker, DC Comics, 2006, reprinted in 52 Volume 2, DC Comics, 2007

* Sorry. As an outsider, I really shouldn't make such remarks, but I couldn't resist.

1 comment:

Sean Kleefeld said...

Speaking as an American, no one here really does care about the actual platforms and policies of politicians, just so long as they sound/look good. I mean, c'mon! Jesse Ventura as governor of Minnesota and Arnold Schwartzeneger as governor of California? If we get Carl Weathers as governor of Florida, we'll have a Predator trifecta for cripes sake! And that's just wrong!

Good likeness of Maggin, BTW.