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Stu The Disgruntled Greek
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little kon-el

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Subj: Re: I think the alternative would be kind of weird...
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 at 05:34:45 pm EDT (Viewed 165 times)
Reply Subj: I think the alternative would be kind of weird...
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 at 02:52:22 pm EDT (Viewed 196 times)

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Like I don't want Captain America following Donald Trump's orders. That just feels wrong to me. Like in the 1980's, John Walker was this weird thing of "What if Ollie North was Captain America." The 1970s were a direct response to Richard Nixon as president. These were controversial stances at the time. I'm sure if the internet were around, they would've blown up in the same way as "What if Captain America was a traitor to the country?" of Secret Empire today. I mean this is the whole "Donald Trump is really a traitor who is manipulating America's downfall" metaphor as a comic book.

We've seen this misfire before. During the last Presidential Election, Marvel was really really banking that Mitt Romney would win. Norman Osborn is basically Mitt Romney and the whole "Green Goblin as HAMMER Leader" is very much shades of Mitt Romney as Super-villain. Marvel bet the whole bank of a very conservative administration to mirror the Dark Reign storyline and they kind of lost with stories that didn't quite fit the Pres. Obama administration. Their president stand-in (especially in Thunderbolts) acted more like Mitt Romney than President Obama. The biggest problem is that they didn't foresee 2016 and how Osborn would've been the perfect cipher for Donald Trump (right down to the goofy hair).

I bet if they had foreseen that, we would've had Dark Reign in 2016 instead of 2012.

- l.k.



Didn't Dark Reign start getting promoted in 2008? So John McCain...

The Disgruntled Greek