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There is no shortage of politics creeping up in the world of comic books. This week Ron, Josh, and Conor show off some different ways politics have shown up in the pages of our favorite books.
This past month, IDW Publishing released two bio comics titled Presidential Material
Barack Obama and another about John McCain. We take a look at these issues, and let you know if they’re worth reading, and if they’re actually good comic books. You can even watch them on your iPhone or Touch.
Then we go over some comics where politics are central to the story, including Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan and Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris’ Ex Machina. Both of these excellent books come at politics, but from different angles entirely.
Finally, we talk about politics in the Superhero world, and how DC and Marvel deal with government in their respective universes.
We try to stay on message, and not once do we flip flop in the entire episode
Note: This is not a forum for campaigning and political debate. If you want to talk about politics within comics, or their place in comics, go for it. Actual political debate (which is healthy and excellent, but belongs in other forums) will be deleted. We know you can do it, so play nice. Thanks!
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