Great news: Captain America ready to take on evil scourge of, er, tea partiers

posted at 7:54 pm on February 9, 2010 by Allahpundit

Also in this issue: Captain America’s secret identity revealed to be Chris Matthews.

In issue number 602 of Captain America, a new story line has begun called “Two Americas.” In it the current Captain (there have been a few of them, apparently) is on the trail of a faux Captain America that is mentally deranged and getting chummy with some white supremacist, anti-government, survivalists types going by the name of “the Watchdogs.” While investigating this subversive group, Captain America and his partner The Falcon — a black super hero — have decided to try and infiltrate the secretive organization.

In preparation for the infiltration, Marvel Comics depicts the two super heroes out of costume and observing from a rooftop a street filled with what can only be described as a Tea Party protest. The scene shows crowds of people in city streets carrying signs that say, “stop the socialists,” “tea bag libs before they tea bag you,” and “no to new taxes.” Naturally, the people in these crowds are depicted as being filled with nothing but white folks…

The two then discuss their plan to infiltrate the subversive group that Marvel comics seems to be linking to the Tea Party movement. This discussion culminates in The Falcon wondering how a black man would do such a thing. “I don’t exactly see a black man from Harlem fitting in with a bunch of angry white folks,” he tells the incognito Captain America.

The Captain tells him, “no it’s perfect… this all fits right into my plan.” After this we find that the Captain’s plan is to send the black man into a redneck bar to pretend to be a black man working for the IRS and to get everyone all mad… because… well, you know that every white person is a racist that hates black civil servants, right?

I’m surprised the archvillian isn’t a female superhero from Alaska with glasses and “big breasts,” the way the right-wing rabble likes ‘em. Something to shoot for in the next issue, I guess. If you’re surprised by any of this, you haven’t been paying attention: We’ve written sporadically about Marvel’s turn to the left for years now, most recently with Spider-Man’s Sullivan-esque worship of The One but more pertinently with Captain America’s assassination in 2007 — yes, really — after he became the leader of an anti-government civil libertarian movement. My, how Marvel’s take on protesting federal policy has shifted over three years. Exit question: Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?


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Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos are spinning in their graves.

Wethal on February 9, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Bwah ha ha ha ha!!! That’s pathetic.

mjk on February 9, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Are you f*****g serious…oh hell, I don’t even need to ask that question.

I’m glad I gave up on Marvel back in the ’90s.

Cylor on February 9, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I’ve already sent an email to Marvel Entertainment and Disney (the company that owns Marvel) …

No more patronage of either company for me. They want to mix politics with entertainment …

So can I.

No more Disney trips for me.

HondaV65 on February 9, 2010 at 7:58 PM

… with some white supremacist, anti-government, survivalists types going by the name of “the Watchdogs.”

Isn’t that a coincidence. The name for Glenn Beck’s tipsters is… Watchdogs.

Huh. Funny, that.

Enoxo on February 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Goebbels is smiling…and a bit envious.

jukin on February 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM

send a note to them at media relations for Marvel c/o jeff_klein@dkcnews.com

Tim Zank on February 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Also in this issue: Captain America’s secret identity revealed to be Chris Matthews

Need a Hot Air rim shot.

SteveMG on February 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM

After this we find that the Captain’s plan is to send the black man into a redneck bar to pretend to be a black man working for the IRS and to get everyone all mad… because… well, you know that every white person is a racist that hates black civil servants, right?

Triggering memories of a scene from the movie 48hrs.

Robert_Paulson on February 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM

My, how Marvel’s take on protesting federal policy has shifted over three years. Exit question: Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?

I stopped after DC and Marvel both turned to the dark side, each in their own way, as they sold out to Hollywood.

unclesmrgol on February 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM

I heard about this during Beck’s radio show today. Captain Un-American.

Philly on February 9, 2010 at 8:02 PM

HondaV65 on February 9, 2010 at 7:58 PM

What’s even more pathetic…I own a boatload of GE…can’t wait to unload it, but will be living in a culvert if I don’t hang on til it bounces back to the low $30s

Chewy the Lab on February 9, 2010 at 8:02 PM

“Exit question: Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?”

I’ll stick with Nancy ‘n’ Sluggo.
Sluggo was the only 8-year old to own his own house,dilapidated as it was.
Now, that’s the American dream.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on February 9, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Captain AmeriKa.

portlandon on February 9, 2010 at 8:02 PM

I’m a Sad Sack fan myself.

The Ugly American on February 9, 2010 at 8:03 PM

This is exactly the crap that Breitbart was onto with his stories on the NEA and Obama propaganda.

Using the arts to pollute the American mind.

katy on February 9, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Sgt. Rock he ain’t.

Next issue, Captain America changes his name to Captain Amerikkka and takes on evil U.S. soldiers/terrorists after they return from murdering civilians in Iraq.

Bishop on February 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?

I have fond memories of Mad Magazine from 30+ years ago…

… only to see the parodies come true.

Seven Percent Solution on February 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM

So when do Batman and Robin come out of the closet to battle Mormons?

Mark1971 on February 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Exit question: Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?

I never read comics… and I don’t know anyone who does… how many issues do they sell? is the comics business profitable now?

I don’t go to book stores anymore[there is amazon] and when I was young(the 90s… I’m 25 now) the only time I came across comics was at the grocery store… and even then I never read them… and I was addicted to Batman, X-Men, Ironman, and the Fantastic Four cartoons when they were on… so I was in their prime demographic…

ninjapirate on February 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM

In issue number 602 of Captain America, a new story line has begun called “Two Americas.”

So John Edwards shows up?

the_nile on February 9, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Only weirdos read that crap. Weirdos.

SouthernGent on February 9, 2010 at 8:06 PM

If they want to use Captain America then I want to use Bugs Bunny.

“Of course you realize this means war?”

Besides, Captain Tingle reminds me much more of Elmer Fudd.

turfmann on February 9, 2010 at 8:06 PM

It’s Captain Indonesia!

neurosculptor on February 9, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Ironicly, Captain America used to FIGHT communists…

DrAllecon on February 9, 2010 at 3:06 PM

DrAllecon on February 9, 2010 at 8:07 PM

BTW, I remember seeing a video of Hillary Clinton on like a speaker phone trying to get money or something from I think Stan Lee or Peter Paul or something… there is a Hillary Clinton-Stan Lee connection to that scandal…

ninjapirate on February 9, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Exit question: Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?

I used to read comics quite frequently last year–the politics were clear but you could either ignore it or stop reading. But I stopped reading the comics, not because of the politics, but because I got behind in them several months and didn’t feel like reading several hundred comics to catch up.

Enoxo on February 9, 2010 at 8:08 PM

I’m a comic fan. I read this issue last week and just had to roll my eyes. Comic are just like all other entertainment. They are very left wing. Writers always throw in their spin. Liberals just can’t help it.

I remember reading a comic where Cyclops (leader of the X-Men) gave a long dialog on how important leadership is. At the end of it he said “and that’s why I always vote democrat.” I remember another book where one of the main characters what wearing a “no elephants” picture on his shirt (like a no smoking sign.) No explanation story wise. Just a lib artist being preachy. I actually wrote and got an apology from Marvel for that one.

The comic shop I visit actually has a section devoted to all the Obama comics… and there are plenty.

Comics are filled with lefties, and like all things filled with lefties they are also filled with hate, condescension, and intolerance.

It’s annoying to be a conservative and love something that often puts you down. It just doesn’t seem like good business either.
Check out RepUGLIcans…
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Just check out RepUGLIcans…

Ampersand on February 9, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Are there really that many 30+year-old losers still living in Mom’s basement?

How big a vote are we talking about influencing here?

It is kinda sad though. Captain America now against America?

Things have changed, but I knew that already.

David2.0 on February 9, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Not captain of my America.

publiuspen on February 9, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Want to get a really great comic that isn’t a liberal circle jerk of hate then check out Sgt. Rock and the Lost Battalion by Billy Tucci. Amazing stuff.

Ampersand on February 9, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Who knew Captain America was a Socialist who buys into a disgraced politician’s campaign slogan?

Reminds me of a book, (Slaughter House 5?) where the Nazis have this German Officer dressed up in a bastardized Captain America uniform trying to recruit the American prisoners to fight against the Russians.

TheBigOldDog on February 9, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Captain Socialist America!!!

Denverslim on February 9, 2010 at 8:13 PM

SDA has the right title for this nause,

Comrade Amerika

Jim708 on February 9, 2010 at 8:13 PM

This new Cap’ is nothing like the old Captain America. It seems that he has shifted focus from fighting Nazis and commies and now fights groups in the name of “diversity” and “tolerance”. That may be more P.C. but that isn’t MY Captain America. Used to be my most favorite superhero, no more…..

Rightwingguy on February 9, 2010 at 8:15 PM

The Hulk will no longer be green, he will be rainbow hued.

Bishop on February 9, 2010 at 8:16 PM

But I do have the complete collection of “Captain America Sentinel of Liberty”, man that series rocked. Old school Captain America rocked.

Rightwingguy on February 9, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?

Not since I was about 12.

ddrintn on February 9, 2010 at 8:16 PM

I don’t read Marvel comics anymore, but it isn’t because of the politics.

tbrosz on February 9, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Captain America used to fight fascism, back in the day when he was cool. Now, he fights against America?

Marvel has now jumped the frigging shark.

Ain’t no way I can follow these guys anymore, this is like Roger Staubach going and playing for the Steelers or something, or, Curt Schilling actually playing or rooting for the Yankees. This is unfathomable.

ted c on February 9, 2010 at 8:16 PM

The Hulk will no longer be green, he will be rainbow hued.

Bishop on February 9, 2010 at 8:16 PM

HA. well he is Red right now…

Ampersand on February 9, 2010 at 8:17 PM

SPOILER ALERT:

Capt and a busload of AIG Executive’s orphans die at the end, when Capt tried to tazer a suicide bomber instead of shooting him.

Bob Owens on February 9, 2010 at 8:18 PM

The only thing that could have made this worse was a variant foil cover or a side story arc about clones.

Never change Marvel, never change.

tetriskid on February 9, 2010 at 8:18 PM

I wonder how many people buy/donate Marvel Comic books etc to send to the troops?

If they protest Bible verses on sights will someone in the military protest this smearing of the Tea Party?

journeyintothewhirlwind on February 9, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Sorry, I have a less expensive source for toilet paper (softer and 2-ply): eat it, Cap’n!

ya2daup on February 9, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Jump the shark is right, ted. Captain Commie.

Philly on February 9, 2010 at 8:19 PM

No, I don’t…but I dumped my MVL stock.

Dadvocate on February 9, 2010 at 8:19 PM

We have entered another reality, ala Dr. Strange!

Archimedes on February 9, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Zombie Gary Gygax just released a new Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual with the dreaded Alaskan Succubi…

tommylotto on February 9, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Yeah, just glanced at this in the store last week. I get New Mutants, and I’m a Steve Rogers fan. It’s a shame that the comics are so bad. Worse that it’s straw men and they can’t show a real view point.

I stopped reading Cap when he was tracking down the evil soldiers torturing those innocents in Gitmo.

The_Livewire on February 9, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Exit question: Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?

MAD magazine’s political and social commentary was pretty spot-on up until the mid 90s. Now…they’re a pseudo-porn fishwrap with all the intellectual depth of a blond teenage cheerleader. |-{

Dark-Star on February 9, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Wasn’t there a a super hero by the name of Minuteman(Man?) in one of the universes?

Silverwolf on February 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Aside from AP, how many other 40y/o virgins are going to read these comics?

MeatHeadinCA on February 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Who even buys this crap anyway? Do 12 year olds really care about the Tea Party movement?

Urban Infidel on February 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM

LOOK! Up in the sky!

It’s a bird…
It’s a plane…

NO.

It’s CAPTAIN ASSHOLE!

*trumpets*

hillbillyjim on February 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM

It’s Captain Indonesia!
neurosculptor on February 9, 2010 at 8:07 PM

And his sidekick, Komrade Kenya!

ya2daup on February 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Who even buys this crap anyway? Do 12 year olds really care about the Tea Party movement?

Urban Infidel on February 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM

I think I saw one of those anthropological documentaries that seemed to suggest only single males 30+ read this stuff…

MeatHeadinCA on February 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Who knew socialism was an American tradition?

Speakup on February 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM

MAD magazine’s political and social commentary was pretty spot-on up until the mid 90s. Now…they’re a pseudo-porn fishwrap with all the intellectual depth of a blond teenage cheerleader.

Dark-Star

I read MAD religiously when I was a kid in the 60s and 70s. Now that was a comic. I wasn’t allowed to go to R-rated movies, so I’d get to ‘see’ them through Mort Drucker.

Urban Infidel on February 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM

lemme guess that this was an NEA funded storyline…?

ted c on February 9, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?

The last comic I read was The Watchmen. I even gave up on Popular Science because it has become so politicized. I hope Popular Mechanics can avoid the lefty socialist crap.

Mojave Mark on February 9, 2010 at 8:24 PM

I think I saw one of those anthropological documentaries that seemed to suggest only single males 30+ read this stuff…

MeatHeadinCA

Then they must be of the species in my area who still ride skateboards and wear skinny jeans.

Urban Infidel on February 9, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Oh, they also messed up a sign in the comic. It reads “America not Americant“. Uhh…shouldn’t that be “American not Americant”. Sucks when your idiocy shows don’t it Marvel?

Rightwingguy on February 9, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Do liberals get their limnp wristed hands inteo EVERYTHING?

Daemonocracy on February 9, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Wethal on February 9, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Fury is a punk bitch, too. He’s now an anti-American turncoat like Captain America, working for the UN through SHIELD. I got sick of Marvel around the time the X-Men moved to San Francisco and became fighters for gay rights.

Virus-X on February 9, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Then they must be of the species in my area who still ride skateboards and wear skinny jeans.

Urban Infidel on February 9, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Hehehe well maybe they use the comics to roll … n/m

MeatHeadinCA on February 9, 2010 at 8:26 PM

C’mon, now. Ya gotta “unmoderate” that submission for this thread, given the subject matter. Seriously.

hillbillyjim on February 9, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Aside from AP, how many other 40y/o virgins are going to read these comics?

MeatHeadinCA on February 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM

ha……

I’m a 32 year old married guy who reads them. There are actually some really great stuff out there if people could get past their bias.

But there is a lot of crap too.

Ampersand on February 9, 2010 at 8:27 PM

MARVELous.

Not.

hillbillyjim on February 9, 2010 at 8:27 PM

I read MAD religiously when I was a kid in the 60s and 70s. Now that was a comic. I wasn’t allowed to go to R-rated movies, so I’d get to ’see’ them through Mort Drucker.

Urban Infidel on February 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Tip from a fellow MADster: get the decade collections like “Mad about the fifties.” The backstory on the parody-ads, comics, staff, etc. is as interesting as the art itself!

Dark-Star on February 9, 2010 at 8:28 PM

I’m a 32 year old married guy who reads them. There are actually some really great stuff out there if people could get past their bias.

But there is a lot of crap too.

Ampersand on February 9, 2010 at 8:27 PM

OK, we’ll make an exception for you ;-)

MeatHeadinCA on February 9, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Do liberals get their limp wristed hands into EVERYTHING? I mean seriously, like Anne Coulter said, if something isn’t outwardly conservative from the beginning, it will eventually be infiltrated and taken over by these whacko lefties.

No tea partier anywhere has used the deragatory term “tea bagger” in their signs. That’s an MSNBC term and it’s clear their stories are lifted from that networks coverage.

I don’t care about 30 year olds reading this, it is yet another form of liberal indoctrination for the kids.

Someone email this to Glenn Beck, he would have a field day with this stuff and it would actually put pressure on marvel to maybe DIVERSIFY their writing staff in terms of ideology.

Daemonocracy on February 9, 2010 at 8:29 PM

You’ve answered your own question. if anybody was reading it, they wouldn’t be doing the desperate ploy for attention. When sales are in the toilet ( ust like ratings) say the most absurd and insulting thing to the very people your trying to sell your product to and hope to god they buy your piece of junk.

It’s done wonders for MSN and CNN and re-election hopes for Democrats. It’s the lefty version of “thinning the herd” but they are thinning their own herd, no one else

Niteowl45 on February 9, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?

I have fond memories of Mad Magazine from 30+ years ago…

…only to see the parodies come true.

Seven Percent Solution on February 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM

WE HAVE A WINNAH!!!

I could not agree with you more.

Spiny Norman on February 9, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Is Iron Man still cool or will he turn on me too?

Bishop on February 9, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Shut up! For God’s sake, shut up before they go back to making Hulk movies!

Chris_Balsz on February 9, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Who even buys this crap anyway? Do 12 year olds really care about the Tea Party movement?

Urban Infidel on February 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM

How do you think that youths were instructed in the evils of facism and communism in the 40′s 50′s and 60′s?

thomasaur on February 9, 2010 at 8:33 PM

This and this are more to my liking. There are some more good ones over on the blogroll as well.

hillbillyjim on February 9, 2010 at 8:33 PM

I don’t care about 30 year olds reading this, it is yet another form of liberal indoctrination for the kids.

Someone email this to Glenn Beck, he would have a field day with this stuff and it would actually put pressure on marvel to maybe DIVERSIFY their writing staff in terms of ideology.

Daemonocracy on February 9, 2010 at 8:29 PM

kids aren’t reading this. Comic are losing adults and failing to get kids as new buyers. At $4 a book it’s no wonder kids don’t buy them. These days comics are written by and for the same demo. It’s why times are grim for these companies.

Ampersand on February 9, 2010 at 8:34 PM

I’ve given up on Marvel, and when they moved the X-Men out to San Francisco to become champions of gay rights, that pretty much made sure I wouldn’t be coming back.

Virus-X on February 9, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Are there really that many 30+year-old losers still living in Mom’s basement?

How big a vote are we talking about influencing here?

It is kinda sad though. Captain America now against America?

Things have changed, but I knew that already.

David2.0 on February 9, 2010 at 8:10 PM

David you’re totally missing the point, 30yrs ago when I used to read comics the Cap’n represented all that was America, truth justice and th… oh wait, that was DC and Superman. Same thing though.

This is about indoctrination, last summer when i was doing research at the local library, I found “Barack Obama is your new Bicycle, 366 ways he really cares.” laid out on every table in the AM.

http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-Your-New-Bicycle/dp/1592404162

This evil manipulation of young minds is the precursor of tyranny. And as we have lately seen Saul Alinsky’s “Rules fror Radical’s” as part of High School curriculum for O of A’s “outreach program” to youth is continuation of 6that indoctrination.

Targeting of the young is reminiscent of the Hitler Youth. Perhaps Benjamin Disreali captured it best with:

“Wherever is found what is called a paternal
government, there is found state education.
It has been discovered that the best way to insure
implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.”

Give up with your “30yo’s in Ma’s basement” meme, this the ground-work for totlitarianism we are discussing here.

Archimedes on February 9, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Tip from a fellow MADster: get the decade collections like “Mad about the fifties.” The backstory on the parody-ads, comics, staff, etc. is as interesting as the art itself!

Dark-Star

Sounds great. Thanks! I used to have a nice stack of the original 50′s MAD paperbacks. I gave them to my old friend who is also a MAD lover.

Urban Infidel on February 9, 2010 at 8:35 PM

I have fond memories of Mad Magazine from 30+ years ago…

…only to see the parodies come true.

Seven Percent Solution on February 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM

MAD is the original Onion.

Dark-Star on February 9, 2010 at 8:36 PM

So, I assume their NEA check is in the mail.

Seixon on February 9, 2010 at 8:37 PM

So, I assume their NEA check is in the mail.

Seixon on February 9, 2010 at 8:37 PM

I believe that final payment has been made.

thomasaur on February 9, 2010 at 8:38 PM

C’mon, now. Ya gotta “unmoderate” that submission for this thread, given the subject matter. Seriously.

hillbillyjim on February 9, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Well, since we’re all prudish tonight, here goes:

LOOK!

Up in the sky!

It’s a bird…
It’s a plane…

NO!

It’s CAPTAIN ASHHOLE!

——

Now wasn’t that awful?

hillbillyjim on February 9, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Exit question: Do any of you guys still read this crap, or have the politics chased you away?

The politics? I was never in to it, but I’m guessing adolescence chased most people away.

RightWinged on February 9, 2010 at 8:41 PM

I collected Marvel and DC comics for almost 30 years. I stopped about 5 years ago to funnel disposable cash into stuff that both my son and I enjoy doing.

I can tell you that I do not miss it. I have gone back and re-read issues from the Reagon era and they were very unfair and harsh on him. I did not notice at the time because I was into the story and art and not the politics.

mechkiller_k on February 9, 2010 at 8:41 PM

I have to say, this is the first time I am truly proud of Captain America…

Sonosam on February 9, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Tip from a fellow MADster: get the decade collections like “Mad about the fifties.” The backstory on the parody-ads, comics, staff, etc. is as interesting as the art itself!

Dark-Star on February 9, 2010 at 8:28 PM

So THAT’S why you love Bam-bam so much!

He looks just like Alfred E. Neuman’s long-lost twin.

hillbillyjim on February 9, 2010 at 8:42 PM

So when do Batman and Robin come out of the closet to battle Mormons?

Mark1971 on February 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Two snaps up in a circle!

Laura in Maryland on February 9, 2010 at 8:43 PM

FYI – the stuff my son and I do now are strategy games (mechwarrior), trap shooting and 9MM target practice.

mechkiller_k on February 9, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Thank you AP. You are the best! I needed the break.

obleo on February 9, 2010 at 8:44 PM

MAD is the original Onion.

Dark-Star

When I was a kid at sleep away camp my mother would always send me boxes filled with candy, gum and MAD. One time we had this hippie camp counselor who intercepted my package. She asked me if I was going to share it, and without hesitation I said, ‘no.’ My mother was a poor, hardworking single mother and I wasn’t about to give up her cheerful little care package to the others. So the hippie counselor took it away from me.

Later that night, I crept into her bunk and took it back and shared it with my small circle of friends. She never said another word to me about it.

Urban Infidel on February 9, 2010 at 8:45 PM

New SuperPerson team: Michelle The Fatzapper and Bloomberg anti-Carb.

MeatHeadinCA on February 9, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Tip from a fellow MADster: get the decade collections like “Mad about the fifties.” The backstory on the parody-ads, comics, staff, etc. is as interesting as the art itself!

Dark-Star on February 9, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Potrzebie!

Spiny Norman on February 9, 2010 at 8:46 PM

I wonder if as a child Obama wanted to be like Kaptain Amerika…

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kx0ktd71xj1qzzhzdo1_500.jpg

MeatHeadinCA on February 9, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Right after 9/11, Marvel decided that Captain America should confront the gritty reality of terror. Essentially, it consisted of Cap apologizing for Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Honestly, I’d rather they just give up on the character altogether if they can’t do him right. And if they can’t get him right in the aftermath of 9/11, chances are they’ll NEVER get him right again.

Also, kids aren’t reading this stuff any more, for the most part. About 10 years ago, I read that the average comic-book reader was 37. That number’s probably higher now. It’s a dying medium.

tsj017 on February 9, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Funny how Captain America has more in common with Karl Marx than the founding fathers.

YoungAmerican on February 9, 2010 at 8:51 PM

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