Friday, 9 January 2009

Damn You, Joe Quesada!

Courtesy of Big G, fellow ring-leader over at Our Front Room, comes the most toe-curlingly embarrassing moment in recent comics history.

Apparently the story will also feature such razor sharp dialogue as "Ya hear that, Chameleon? The president-elect here just appointed me ... secretary of shuttin' you up!", which I'm sure we can all agree will have Alan Moore shaking in his hobnail boots. Also, that doesn't even look like Obama. That's just Generic Black Man #1 (Parker looks like he's swapped heads with that bloke from The Shield, as well).

And who can we blame for this? Quesada, obviously. "When we heard that president-elect Obama is a collector of Spider-Man comics we knew that these two historic figures had to meet in our comics' Marvel Universe".

Obviously. If only John McCain had expressed an interest in The Fantastic Four, they might have written a story in which Galactus tries to stop him from shopping for groceries.

On the other hand, though, I am faintly interested to learn exactly why Chameleon is so intent on stopping the inauguration. Is he just a big ol' racist (which would be ironic for a man who can look like anyone)? Or is it something more subtle, like a philosophical objection to universal health care. It could even be something wonderfully "ironic", like the fear Obama isn't going to fight terrorists effectively enough.

Also, I would be OK with a guest slot by Sarah Palin in Uncanny X-Men, but mainly just to see how she's drawn.

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