U.S. Senate Candidate is the Ultimate Warrior
Alvin Greene’s improbable candidacy for U.S. Senate. Taking on sitting Senator Jim Demint, his race for South Carolina‘s Senate seat started off weird and has only gotten odder. With spending little money, almost no campaigning and no website, Greene won the Democratic nomination, defeating Vic Rawl and garnering 55% of the vote.
An uproar occurred over this long shot win, but Greene was certified the nominee. Oh yeah, did we mention Greene received an involuntary honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, is unemployed, lives with his father and on August 13, 2010, it was announced that he had been indicted on criminal charges of showing pornographic pictures to an 18-year old female college student?
But, what does this have to do with comics!?
With the help from Bob Raymond, Greene has been running a graphic novel on his campaign website depicting himself as the “Ultimate Warrior.” Four pages have been released so far.
The series sees Greene discharge because he spoke out about issues he saw with intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. According to his Wikipedia page:
During Greene’s time in the Air Force he received numerous poor evaluations from his superiors. The evaluations stated Greene was an ineffective leader who lacked organization and was unable to express thoughts clearly.
While the art is actually pretty decent (the pages are much better than the picture shown above), the story is hilariously bad. It jumps from his discharge to seeing a family being evicted with him finally chasing down the bad guys only to be distracted by a young women doing research. The tool they use to allow you to view the pages doesn’t even work all that well generating a small picture of the intended page.
Weird is an understatement in describing this candidacy and candidate.