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Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1
Vision – They call themselves the Sons of the Serpent — a paramilitary sect devoted to maintaining racial and moral purity.
Patriot – They’re white supremacists.
Hawkeye – To be fair, they also hate gays and lesbians.
Patriot – And uppity women apparently.
Random bad guy – “As the serpent drove Adam and Eve from Eden… so shall we drive out the unfit — the inferior!”
Hulkling – You’re actually using the Bible to justify murder?
Random bad guy – What would you know about the Bible sodomite?
Brightest Day #5
Aquaman – They said it’d take weeks to find something that could withstand pressures at 5,000 feet so they could fix this leak. But they didn’t count on us, Mera.
Mera – The owners of this rig might be begging someone to clean up their reckless mess, but they won’t like our shutting down all their wells.
Aquaman – Too bad. They’re done drilling offshore. This fuel has done more damage than good to the world. It’s perpetuated war, greed and corruption.
Sparta U.S.A. #5
Narrator – Here in Sparta, we love our homes. “A Spartan’s home is his castle.” The great Ronald Reagan said that. If I’m remembering my American Patriots class right. Folks around here’d die defending their homes.
Wolverine – Hell. Just when things were looking up. Al Qaeda in San Francisco.
Young Allies #2
Reed Richards – … it would have been impossible to stop him from instantly committing a terroristic act of suicide.
Singularity – Personally, I’m appalled. I thought we were supposed to be more sophisticated than those savages across the ocean from us.
In 1984 the Central Intelligence Agency produced a comic book for the people of Grenada denouncing Communism. The comic book was air dropped over the country as part of an invasion by the United States and a few allies. President Reagan worried about a Communist friendly government and used the safety of 800 medical students as a reason to invade the tiny country.
This was an interesting moment in history as it shows off American military action that many people don’t remember and is a physical item produced by and American agency that’s rather secretive in their endeavors.
You can learn more about the Grenada invasion here.
The cover says “Number 1 of a series.” Our question is what’s in the rest of the series? Did the CIA produce one for each of our invasions?
Ah government propaganda, isn’t it fun? You can read the full comic book at http://www.ep.tc/grenada/.
Thanks for http://www.ep.tc/ and it’s amazing collection of these fantastic nuggets of history.
Bluewater Productions continues to pump out the biographical comics, this time Ronald Reagan gets the treatment. From their website:
From movie star to charismatic leader of the free world, the life of Ronald Reagan will be the featured subject on an upcoming issue of Bluewater Productions’ Political Power biography comic series.
Considered by many to be either one of the United States’ greatest presidents and father of the neo-conservative movement or an out-of–touch figurehead, Reagan’s legacy still sparks debate 20-plus years after leaving office.
Political Power: Ronald Reagan, scheduled for release in October, examines Reagan’s eventful life from radio broadcaster to B-movie actor to California governor to President and includes his dignified fight against Alzheimer’s disease in later years.
“Reaganomics, the assassination attempt, “Star Wars,” the air-traffic controllers strike, Iran-Contra, and, of course, the collapse of the “evil empire” Soviet Union; wherever you may fall on the political spectrum, you must agree that Reagan’s time in office has had a profound and lasting influence on the country,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis.
Writer Don Smith adds “I think the crux of the book will be the assessment of whether Reagan was simply at the right place and time when the Soviet Union fell. Or was he one of the shrewdest occupants of the White House?”
The issue, penned by Smith, was illustrated by Scott Woodward. The cover art was provided by award-winning artist Azim Akberal.
The comic book series, launching in this month with a feature on former-Secretary of State and retired four-star general Colin Powell, includes planned biographies on Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Al Gore and several others.
“Like its sister title Female Force, Political Power strives to tell even-handed stories of the individuals responsible for shaping the American way of life,” Davis added.
The biographical comic series has drawn a firestorm of media attention in the past month, including features on “Live with Regis and Kelly,” CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, and in People magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, USA Today and thousands of blogs and other media outlets.