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If Superman is a Democrat, Is Batman a Republican?
Mother Jones ^ | May 12, 2008 | Dave Gilson

Posted on 05/12/2008 7:14:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

DC Comics has just announced that it's sending its characters into the most terrifying parallel universe yet: the American political system. At a comic-con last week, the publisher's executive editor talked about its upcoming "DC Decisions" series, in which members of the DC universe will declare their partisan affiliations. "Everyone’s talking politics; it’s an elections year, and we’re going to try to see how the characters of our universe react to that," he said, which I think means that his writers have completely run out of material. So now that superheroes are going to start meddling in domestic politics, which way will they swing politically? A few guesses at some of the exciting partisan plot twists to come, after the jump.

Possible political revelations in "DC Decisions":

Superman: Illegal immigrant, journalist Plot twist: Uses super-duperdelegate powers to reverse time and rig the delegate-counting at the Democratic convention.

Batman: Aging, super-wealthy crime fighter Plot twist: Liked Giuliani, but now can't decide between McCain and former president Luthor.

Robin: "Ward" of aging, super-wealthy crime fighter Plot twist: Embarrassed when alternate-universe Obama is forced to declare that "Earth-Two Dick Grayson does not speak for me."

Wonder Woman: Broke the glass ceiling in her invisible jet. Plot twist: Once used her bracelets to deflect Bosnian sniper fire during a top-secret mission.

Plastic Man: Extremely flexible, perfect hair Plot twist: This early Mitt Romney backer may sit this one out.

Green Lantern: Cool ring gives him godlike powers Plot twist: Attacked on cable news after he says American flag lapel pins leave unsightly holes in his unitard.

Aquaman: Hangs out with fishes, probably suffering from mercury poisoning. Plot twist: Sending telepathic signals to get Al Gore to run.

Supergirl: Superman's cousin and occasional jailbait. Plot Twist: Retreats to the Fortress of Solitude after her "I've Got a Crush on Kucinich" video is leaked.

Rorschach: Creepy objectivist loner Plot twist: Being wooed by Ron Paul as a possible running mate.

All Paulite and DC fanboy hate mail in the comments, thanks!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; democrats; election; elections; gop; motherjones; superheroes
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Weird!
1 posted on 05/12/2008 7:14:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Batman hates guns.

Superman is an alien. ;-)

2 posted on 05/12/2008 7:18:48 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Superman ain't no democrat!

Perhaps mickey mouse...

3 posted on 05/12/2008 7:19:20 PM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: devolve; 2ndDivisionVet

Ahhh, but that would make James Bond a Libertarian then. He certainly takes liberties........snicker!!


4 posted on 05/12/2008 7:20:27 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder Woman is another illegal alien!


5 posted on 05/12/2008 7:20:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Batman has a relationship with Robin so he MIGHT be a liberal....LOL.


6 posted on 05/12/2008 7:20:31 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If your business isn’t politics, keep your politics out of your business.


8 posted on 05/12/2008 7:21:34 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mad Hatter: Currently head of DNC
9 posted on 05/12/2008 7:22:08 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Marysecretary
Batman has a relationship with Robin so he MIGHT be a liberal....LOL.

Then there's Alfred!

But wait! On TV, Aunt Harriet made sure everything was on the up and up ;-)

10 posted on 05/12/2008 7:23:29 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man, am I glad they left out the AC/DC comics characters.


11 posted on 05/12/2008 7:25:33 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (John McCain, the Manchurian Candidate.)
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To: Morgana
This is one of last year's WW I saw at Dragoncon during the weekend's events.


12 posted on 05/12/2008 7:28:41 PM PDT by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Joker-John McCain!


14 posted on 05/12/2008 7:30:42 PM PDT by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Superman needs to use special powers to be a hero (not to mention being a jouranlist in his real life) Batman on the other hand is 100% real, just puts on a masks and fights crime. It is pretty obvious who the Republican is.


15 posted on 05/12/2008 7:31:59 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: buccaneer81

Well, the actress who played her on TV is half-Mexican (and a hottie in her prime).


16 posted on 05/12/2008 7:33:33 PM PDT by Clemenza (I Live in New Jersey for the Same Reason People Slow Down to Look at Car Crashes)
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To: Morgana

Is that Hillary and Huma, the Wonder Twins?


17 posted on 05/12/2008 7:33:50 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
>>If your business isn’t politics, keep your politics out of your business.

Sage words, worth repeating.

18 posted on 05/12/2008 7:37:14 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most comic book writers are stinking liberals, which is why I stopped reading them back in 2002.
It was when that asshole Straczynski took a potshot at Fox News in Amazing Spider-Man when I stopped reading them...


19 posted on 05/12/2008 7:37:22 PM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Johnny Thunder, plot twist. Don't tase me bro.
20 posted on 05/12/2008 7:37:40 PM PDT by allmost
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To: LukeL

Besides—Batman is a successful business man. Batman is a Conservative.

Now Lex Luthor is a Republican cut from the Nixon cloth. He would make a great running mate for McCain.

I think Clark Kent is a Democrat but Superman is an independent.


22 posted on 05/12/2008 7:38:16 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Superman is a Democrat, Is Batman a Republican?

"Final question - How many people have rented from Netflix?"

23 posted on 05/12/2008 7:39:36 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I guess Robin would be a RINO sort of like Lincoln Chaffey?


24 posted on 05/12/2008 7:40:03 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: buccaneer81

Maybe Aunt Harriet was having the relationship with Alfred...just a thought.


25 posted on 05/12/2008 7:40:10 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Green Lantern would obviously be a member of . . . the Green Party.


26 posted on 05/12/2008 7:42:22 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (DC in DC.)
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To: LukeL
Superman needs to use special powers to be a hero (not to mention being a jouranlist in his real life) Batman on the other hand is 100% real, just puts on a masks and fights crime. It is pretty obvious who the Republican is.

Let's talk about a real hero:

- orphan; raised by aunt and uncle;

- inner-city urban catholic (witness crucifixes in Aunt May's bedroom;)

- despises mainstream media bosses for distorting photographic evidence a la Reuters/Al Jazeera;

- works several jobs;

- primary nemesis is Soviet-haircut-sporting evil professsor (Doctor Octopus was probably a lefty academic who would have signed on with the Duke 88.)

You just KNOW Spiderman is a conservative.

28 posted on 05/12/2008 7:44:20 PM PDT by Castlebar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know what party the Flash is, but he’s always running.


29 posted on 05/12/2008 7:44:47 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (DC in DC.)
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Shazam!


30 posted on 05/12/2008 7:45:26 PM PDT by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mikrofon; martin_fierro

The Flash is being Swift-booted.


31 posted on 05/12/2008 7:47:41 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (DC in DC.)
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To: potlatch

.

Shaken

Not Stirred....


32 posted on 05/12/2008 7:48:16 PM PDT by devolve ( -- -The_Project_Islamic_Hope_website_banner no_longer_features_Barack_Hussein_Obama_Junior)
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To: Marysecretary
Maybe Aunt Harriet was having the relationship with Alfred...just a thought.

Ouch! I'm shielding my eyes!

33 posted on 05/12/2008 7:49:47 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

34 posted on 05/12/2008 7:51:16 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Castlebar

If Doctor Octopus has tenure, you know he is a liberal. I am surprised no one has mentioned the real American hero G.I. Joe.


35 posted on 05/12/2008 7:51:18 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Clemenza
(and a hottie in her prime).

True, but the real measure of a woman is the Dyan Cannon factor:

Is she still hot after 55? Not so sure about Lynda Carter. But Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd...

Smokin'!

36 posted on 05/12/2008 7:52:46 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: devolve

Lol, I knew injecting 007 into ‘super heros’ would get a response.

Somehow that doesn’t sound quite right!!

There have been several serious accidents on the latest Blond Bond set.


37 posted on 05/12/2008 7:53:15 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Batman is a successful business man.

So are Bill Gates, Ben & Jerry and Dodi Fayed's father.

Book, Cover, all that...

39 posted on 05/12/2008 7:58:06 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the worst idea DC has had in a long, long time.


40 posted on 05/12/2008 7:59:22 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: DesScorp
This is the worst idea DC has had in a long, long time.

Yeah, but sometimes they hit a home run. The 9-11 graphic novel collections are going to be passed down through generations in my family.

41 posted on 05/12/2008 8:04:28 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Castlebar
You just KNOW Spiderman is a conservative.

Yet another reason Marvel will always be better than DC.

42 posted on 05/12/2008 8:23:54 PM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: buccaneer81
Batman is a successful business man trust fund brat.

Fixed that for you...

43 posted on 05/12/2008 8:25:34 PM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: Morgana

What was the name of that show? I forgot. It wasn’t Shazam was it?


44 posted on 05/12/2008 8:31:51 PM PDT by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: Morgana

more like ElectraKnuckle and DynaToe.


45 posted on 05/12/2008 9:04:35 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, people, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

46 posted on 05/12/2008 9:11:01 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: Califreak
I used to buy Superman every week for years. All of them. The Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics, Adventures of Superman, etc. Anything with Superman including all the cross-over issues.

But then they had to get into politics and make ultimate bad guy, Lex Luthor, a Republican and Democraps the good guys. So I quit buying.

47 posted on 05/12/2008 9:13:28 PM PDT by pjd
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To: pepsi_junkie

thats odd, why would batman worry abou....ooooooh.


48 posted on 05/12/2008 9:16:39 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, people, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Superman is more likely to be a Republican. His motto was “truth, justice and the American way” (before they changed into something else). Meanwhile, the billionaire Bruce Wayne (Batman) who seems to feel torn and guilty-ridden all the time sounds like a Dim to me.
49 posted on 05/12/2008 9:40:05 PM PDT by paudio (Like it or not, 'conservatism' is a word with many meanings. Hence the quotes.)
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To: Califreak
What was the name of that show? I forgot. It wasn't Shazam was it?

Holly Molly! You don't recognize Captain Marvel? :-)

50 posted on 05/12/2008 9:44:13 PM PDT by paudio (Like it or not, 'conservatism' is a word with many meanings. Hence the quotes.)
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