Handicapping the candidates
by Mike Baron
Asked who their favorite superhero was, the Presidential candidates opted out - except for Ron Paul. Paul proudly proclaimed Paul Pope's "Berlin" Batman. Street cred to Mr. Paul.
But what if the other candidates had answered?
John McCain: "Captain America. We're both decorated combat vets and like Cap, I'm coming back from the dead."
Mitt Romney: The Supreme. They look alike, both claim god-like power, and both adhere to strict doctrine. Mitt's a little sliprier than the Supreme, but you want that in a pol.
Mike Huckabee: The former Bouncing Boy fan now claims Ralph Dibny, the elongated man as his inspiration. Both evince a remarkable flexibility - Ralph with his body, Mike with his memory.
Rudy Giuliani: The Spectre.
Alan Keyes: Mister Miracle
Joe Biden: Robin. Better suited as a wise-cracking side-kick anyway.
John Edwards: Angel. Comes from vast wealth, very concerned about his hair.
Barack Obama: The Black Panther. T'Challa went on to rule Wakanda. Barack's looking to do the same here.
Hillary Clinton: Darkseid.
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