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Saturday, May 16, 2009
The President in Comic Books 3
Truth is stranger than fiction I guess.
In the 1970's DC comics published a comic entitled "Prez". Prez was about a 19 year old kid who becomes president of the United States, made possible by a change in the constitution.
It only lasted 4 issues, but it is interesting to note that one of Prez's antagonists was a descendant of George Washington, a leader of a militia group.
For the last eight years, the president of the DC universe has been Lex Luthor. Strangely, things in comic book universe seem to be a bit better than the real one. Sure, there is an alien invasion a couple of times a year, but at least it's out in the open.
I'm not sure what DC was trying to do by having a villian as president, but perhaps it was a hidden indictment on the leader we had at the time.
I was going to write a little more, but it's Saturday and my wife is screaming at me to get off the computer. I will have more later....