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Obama and McCain Comics Get More Coverage

The Pueblo Chieftain does a good job covering the soon to be released IDW comic books covering the history of Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama.  We’ll have a review of the comics when they’re released.

The only piece of contention I have with the article is this quote from David Park:

There was not really much point in the Golden and Silver Age of comic books … to reference politics too much because the audience was presumed to be so young, and therefore nonvoters.

This assistant professor who studies pop culture needs to do some research.  As I’ve discussed in earlier posts, comic books from the 1930’s and earlier stemmed from a political bent and often were commentaries on the society.  Captain America’s debut was highly political calling for America’s entry into World War II well  before Pearl Harbor occurred.

You can find the full article here.

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