Friday, February 12, 2010

Call Him Captain Blue-State America?

In the pages of the comic books, Captain America sees a problem to be dealt with: the Tea Party movement.

While Marvel apologizes, Brendan McGuirk of Comics Alliance writes an opinion piece that basically says Deal with it, teabaggers.

It's hard to enjoy reading these comics when they are written from a particular political viewpoint; like many Hollywood movies, those of us on the right of the political spectrum feel shut out and denigrated by the writers and producers of these art forms.

When Marvel killed Captain America off during the Bush years, the Marvel Editor-In-Chief, Joe Quesada, gave an interview in which he mentioned that conservative readers thought that Captain America should be in Iraq punching out Saddam, as he once punched out Hitler, and the liberal readers thought that Captain America would be among the Iraq War protestors.

Is this how it's to be? Should Marvel perhaps publish two versions of the same comic so as to cater to both sides of this divided country?

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