Tag Archives: comic books

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New Ms. Marvel Is A Muslim Teen Girl From Jersey City. Can America Handle A New Jersey Superhero?

Marvel, the comics company that has built its franchise on superheroes with human problems — like Peter Parker’s lonesome quest to find something good on TV — will build a new comic book around a 16-year-old Pakistani-American girl named Kamala Khan, who has to balance superheroics with being a high school student and a first-generation daughter of Muslim immigrants who’d prefer she concentrate on getting into a good college instead of messing around with mutant supervillains. A big fan of Carol Danvers, the current Captain Marvel — the Marvel Captain Marvel, not the DC Captain Marvel, who everybody except Comic Book Guy just calls “Shazam” anyway — Kamala takes Danvers’ previous nom de spandex, Ms. Marvel, after she discovers her mutant superpower, the ability to morph her body. Which explains the big weird fist in the promo art, although nobody’s explained that porcupine with the Hulk Hands. Unless the critter is a mutant as well, we assume this means that characters in Marvel comics can buy licensed Marvel merch, too, though the royalties probably go to S.H.I.E.L.D. Read more on New Ms. Marvel Is A Muslim Teen Girl From Jersey City. Can America Handle A New Jersey Superhero?…
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Glenn Beck Does Not Like Michelle Obama’s Biracial Spider-Man

There is plenty of Insanity happening out there already to support the idea that maybe this country is getting close to arriving at the End Times, but just in case anyone was still holding onto some “Hope,” last week we received absolute confirmation that everything will be horrible forever, and Barack Obama will continue to punish everyone with Sharia law for years and years after he wins the future with his favorite campaign song, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Screw you people.” This confirmation has nothing to do with the debt ceiling or America’s credit rating or Barack Obama’s alleged 50th birthday. No, it is actually this: Last week, in a comic book, the Ultimate Spider-Man took off his mask and revealed that he is some sort of biracial teenager. Oh, and that is not the scariest part! The real horror is that Michelle Obama has been planning this comic book race war all along, and her health food thing was merely a distraction. How could we have been so blind? Read more on Glenn Beck Does Not Like Michelle Obama’s Biracial Spider-Man…
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The Obama Administration Is Not A Registered Sex Offender, And That Makes RedState Very Frustrated

Matthew Yglesias writes in earnest about McDonald’s policy. [Matt Yglesias] The Obama Administration loves to have sex with minors. RedState knows this is true, because Whoopee Goldberg said something on teevee and also isn’t it obvious? Q.E.D., Amen. [RedState] Read more on The Obama Administration Is Not A Registered Sex Offender, And That Makes RedState Very Frustrated…
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OKAY, You People Who Keep Asking Us To Endorse Various Superheroes For DC Mayor…

Here’s what’s happening: a bunch of hippies inspired by the Nobama campaign are giving up consulting and corporate law to become Progressive Activists and Organizers, at least until the recession passes. They are enrolled in something called “New Organizing Institute Boot Camp” and, for Training, have been holding a mock election for DC mayor — young progressives nationwide care about DC zoning issues more than anything else — all week. It took us several days to understand this, as these e-mails with subject “Endorse the Green Lantern for DC Mayor” and such kept evading our spam filters. So with voting ending at 6, tonight, let’s make an “informed” endorsement! Read more on OKAY, You People Who Keep Asking Us To Endorse Various Superheroes For DC Mayor……
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Bachmann Comix Will Feature Sexy Flying Imams, Other Things

The crazed baby-farming, Bush-groping McCarthyite fluorescent light bulb evangelist Michele Bachmann captures the imaginations of liberals and artists alike. How, they wonder, can somebody be so nuts without very publicly nurturing an addiction to high-strength prescription meds? Read more on Bachmann Comix Will Feature Sexy Flying Imams, Other Things…
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Barack Obama Is President of Spiderman

Who is that mysterious black person in a business suit who looks absolutely nothing like Barack Obama, your new president? It’s COMIC-BOOK Barack Obama, that’s who! Jesus fucking christ, could Marvel Comics maybe hire somebody who can maybe draw something vaguely resembling the president-elect, rather than “random negro dude in a suit who also seems to have neck tumors”? [USA Today] Read more on Barack Obama Is President of Spiderman…
 

Comic Book Version of America Dies, Too

Having decided that’s it’s just not funny anymore to have a heroic character called “Captain America,” Marvel Comics has killed off the famed comic-book “super soldier.” Created in the 1940s as a cartoon foe of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, the Captain has had some hard times. Nobody loves America and we aren’t exactly winning wars these days. Read the whole sad story, after the jump. Read more on Comic Book Version of America Dies, Too…
 

Presenting: Slate’s Stupidest Idea Since “The Zeitgeist Checklist”

Popular newspaper summarizing and Milbank enabling website Slate has the perfect accessory for your coffee table or the coffee table of a loved one: “9/11: The Comic Book.” This totally useful and non-exploitative 5-year anniversary cash-in will finally answer such burning, unresolved 9/11 questions as: Would Batman have been able to prevent the events of 9/11 if he hadn’t been encumbered by bureaucratic red tape? Is it true tower 7 was actually felled by Mr. Mxyzptlk? Was the colossally inept response by NORAD somehow Jughead’s fault? So, wait, are the mice Jews, or firefighters, or what? Is the sound of America’s loss of innocence more of a “fwoosh” or a “tssssssssssss…”? Bonus: See a sneak preview panel of the graphic novelization, after the jump! The 9/11 Report [Slate] Read more on Presenting: Slate’s Stupidest Idea Since “The Zeitgeist Checklist”…
 

Remainders: The Clothes Make The Lieber-Man

In the mixed-up world of Connecticut politics there’s one thing Joe Lieberman can count on. [Corrente] How many naked Libertarians can you fit in the back of a squad car? [AP] Read more on Remainders: The Clothes Make The Lieber-Man…
 

Conservative Bizarro World

Isn’t usually the prerogative of the disenfranchised to invent elaborate dystopian fantasies of what will happen under the rule of the oppressor? Exactly what part of the Bush “I’m-gonna-appoint- whomever-I-want-so- whaddya-gonna-do-about- it-nah-nanny-nah-nah” Presidency is so unsatisfying that conservatives would need to engage in this particular fantasy? Read more on Conservative Bizarro World…