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Tomorow is the Iowa Caucus… What Superhero Would the Candidates Be?

Tomorrow is the Iowa Caucus, the first official vote of the 2012 Presidential campaign.  Leading up to it a rather ambitious young man decided to hit the candidates with some hard questions.  If they could be any super hero, who would they be?

Mitt Romney – Superman
Rick Santorum – Mr. Incredible
Herman Cain – Superman
Jon Huntsman – Spider-Man
Ron Paul – refused to play the game
Rick Perry – Superman
Newt Gingrich – Superman

I have to give nerd cred points to Huntsman, the man seemed like he could go a while about why he liked Spider-Man, though he also mentioned Batman.  As far as interacting, Newt comes off as human, not just willing to give an answer, but also listen to the kid’s.  Paul I can only picture yelling “get off my lawn.”

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The weekend is here and it’s a long weekend!  Yay!  To kill some time, here’s news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Death & Taxes – Do Rick Perry and Superman Have the Same Swagger?Does that make Romney Bizzaro Superman?

ComiChron – DC reboot boosts September 2011 unit salesAnyone shocked about this?

The Mary Sue – Netflix Strikes Exclusive Deal For AMC’s The Walking DeadOk, maybe I won’t give up my Netflix.

The New York Times – Barnes & Noble in Graphic Novel Dispute – Having talked to publishers stores like Barnes and Noble sell magnitudes more in graphic novels compared to comic book stores.

Con Coverage:

The Beat – Dont forget: this weekend is GeekGirl Con in Seattle

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Animal Man #2

ICv2 – Gon Vol. 1

USA Today – Holy Terror

MTV Geek – Snarked #1

MTV Geek – Solatorobo: Red The Hunter

CBR – The Walking Dead #89

Comic Book Straw Poll: Decision 2012 Results

Official Press Release

DECISION 2012 RESULTS: OBAMA, PALIN WIN PERRY IN LAST PLACE

October 6th, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! announces the results of DECISION 2012, the comic book industry’s first straw poll: Barack Obama has won, with the top Republican candidacy going to Sarah Palin and a shocking result for last place: Rick Perry!

The results:
1. Barack Obama
2. Sarah Palin
3. Ron Paul
4. Michele Bachmann
5. Mitt Romney
6. Herman Cain
7. Newt Gingrich
8. Jon Huntsman
9. Rick Santorum
10. Rick Perry

As explained in the original press release announcing the straw poll, only candidates who sell more than 1,500 copies of a book will have their biographical comic book printed. As a result, only the top 4 candidates made that benchmark: the other six candidates’ comic books will not be printed.

“I’m really excited about collecting all these comics,” said Brett Schenker, Online Political Strategist who has worked for such political luminaries as John Kerry and Chris Dodd. “I wish this were around when I was working on Presidential campaigns, it’s a fun thing to support, but a great souvenir to remember the people I tried to get elected.”

The DECISION 2012 line of comics and comic book’s first straw poll isn’t just a contest, but also a great way for voters and students to educate themselves on the candidates running in the 2012 Presidential Election. This series of biographical comic books details the history and political lives of the candidates for the 2012 Presidential Election, giving non-partisan background on the candidates. The DECISION 2012 line of comic books is aimed at anyone of any age who enjoys reading and discussing U.S. politics.

More information on the straw poll and the DECISION 2012 line of comics can be found here: http://www.decision2012comics.com

Interested in a biographical comic book from one of the top vote-getters? To find your local comic shop, just go to www.comicshoplocator.com, or call 1-888-COMICBOOK.

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios, an Eisner and Harvey Award-winner, generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

Graphic Policy Radio Episode 4 – DCnU and Which Comic Character Are the Presidential Candidates

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The entire gang is back, it’s Brett, Elana and Ken discussing the first round of the DC comics reboots.  Also, Rick Perry said if he could be any comic character, it’d be Superman.  That got us thinking, which characters would the rest of the Presidential field be?  Find out in the latest episode of Graphic Policy Radio.

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Graphic Policy Radio This Sunday!

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The entire team is back!  Brett, Elana and Ken discuss the latest comic book news.  Scheduled to be discussed this week:

1) DCnU – The first batch of books of DC comics big reboot/revamp.relaunch have been released.  What stood out?  What’s already headed for cancellation? Find out our opinions here.

2) Presidential candidate Rick Perry said if he could be any super hero it’d be Superman.  We talk about that mismatch and what other super heroes and villains this batch of candidates remind us of.

So join us Sunday and make sure to join the chat by calling in or on Twitter.

Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverse this Sunday starting at 8pm.

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A holiday weekend just makes it that much shorter a work week, and that means we’re closer to SPX!  But, before that comes there’s a signing with Roger Langridge at Big Planet Comics in Vienna, VA.  It’s gonna be a fun week!  While I count down the days until fun, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

The Beat – “Indie” Month-to-Month Sales: June and JulyAlways interesting to see what sells, especially for indie comics.

The Mary Sue – Jim Lee Says Justice League #1 Is “Setting Records” Digitally… but Won’t Quote Actual RecordsI think it’s past time we needed a digital sales chart…

Death and Taxes – Rick Perry’s Superman Love Reveals GOP’s Anachronistic Policies – I get a feeling Rick Perry doesn’t know Superman all too well.

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – Dragon-Con 2011: The Next Generation

MTV Geek – Dragon-Con 2011: Cartoons Come to Life!

Poptimal – San Diego Comic-Con: An Interview with Mark Dos Santos

MTV Geek – Dragon-Con 2011: DC Comics Cosplay Photos

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Ultimate Comic Books Online – The Amazing Spider-Man #668

Primary Ignition – Brightest Day, Vol. 3

Suite 101 – The Three Musketeers: Campfire

First Comic Book Presidential Straw Poll

Official Press Release

DECISION 2012 PRESENTS: COMIC BOOK’S FIRST STRAW POLL FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL 2012 RACE

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! THE COMIC BOOK WITH THE BIGGEST PRINT RUN WINS!

PRE-ORDER YOUR CANDIDATE’S COMIC BEFORE SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 COMIC BOOKS TO SHIP THIS NOVEMBER WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THAT TIME!

www.decision2012comics.com

August 17th, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – It’s a comic book industry first! Make your voice heard! This November, DECISION 2012 debuts the comic book industry’s first straw poll — with biographical comic books for all the top candidates in the 2012 Presidential race. The decision is in your hands; it’s up to you to see who wins! All print runs of each series will be announced this November and the candidate with the highest print wins!

If you want your candidate to win comic book’s first straw poll, you need to call your local comic shop and pre-order your candidate’s comic book before September 29th, 2011! To find your local comic shop just go to www.comicshoplocator.com, or call 1-888-COMIC BOOK to find the shop near you.

The people of Iowa just had their straw poll and only Iowans could participate. Now with comic book’s first straw poll, all of America can participate!

“The DECISION 2012 line of comic books has something for everyone,” said Marketing and Sales Director Chip “Cuddles” Mosher. “For those political junkies that love a good horse race, we have comic book’s first straw poll. For those voters and our young soon-to-be-voters, we have some great non-partisan biographical comics on all the major candidates – announced and waiting to be announced – in the presidential 2012 race. And finally, for the comic book collector we have a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime collectible. The DECISION 2012 comic line and comic book’s first straw poll is a great way to spotlight the upcoming 2012 election and get people excited about voting!”

The DECISION 2012 line of comics and comic book’s first straw poll isn’t just a contest, but also a great way for voters and students to educate themselves on the candidates running in the 2012 Presidential election. This series of biographical comic books details the history and political lives of the candidates for the 2012 Presidential Election, giving non-partisan background on President Barack Obama and such presidential hopefuls as Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum! The DECISION 2012 line of comic books are aimed at anyone of any age who enjoys reading and discussing U.S. politics.

More information on the straw poll and the DECISION 2012 line of comics can be found here: http://www.decision2012comics.com/

Remember to make sure you pre-order your candidate’s comic from your local comic shop by September 29th, 2011. If your candidate’s comic book does not get pre-ordered by at least 1,500 copies then it will not be printed.

About DECISION 2012
The DECISION 2012 line of educational nonpartisan political comics is an imprint of BOOM! Studios, one of the nation’s largest independent comic book and graphic novel publishers. Eisner, Harvey, and Best Publisher Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.