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Rush Limbaugh Steals Dungeons & Dragons Art

Thank you Bleeding Cool for the tip off, but it looks like folks in charge of the Rush Limbaugh‘s Limbaugh Letter used the below illustration by Christopher Hiers, which is a rip off of the below piece by Wayne Reynolds, which was originally published in 2002 as part of the Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition Monster Manual II.

A Bleeding Cool reader informed Reynolds who responded:

Thanks for the link. That’s a bad copy of an illustration I was never happy with in the first place. WotC’s legal team might be interested in this one though!

Hope Limbaugh wasn’t too supportive of that whole SOPA/PIPA train…..

Limbaugh Claims Bane and Bain is Too Similar For Coincidences

Bane (comics)Rush Limbaugh went on his radio show and rallied against The Dark Knight Rises, claiming conspiracy since the villain in the movie is named Bane and Mitt Romeny used to run Bain Capital. Limbaugh clearly thinks the American people are too dumb to know the difference.

His exact quote:

Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed whatever it is villain in this movie is named Bain [sic]?

Rush decided to completely ignore the fact that the Batman villain was created in 1993 and chosen as a character in the movie at the latest of 2011. Surely DC Comics and director/writer Christopher Nolan were psychic and knew Mitt Romney would be the Republican nominee for President.

Limbaugh went on to wonder whether this will influence voters:

This movie, the audience is gonna be huge. A lot of people are gonna see the movie, and it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd, and they’re gonna hear Bane in the movie and they’re gonna associate Bain. The thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie, “Oh, yeah, I know who that is.”  (laughing) There are some people who think it’ll work.  Others think you’re really underestimating the American people to think that will work.

Here’s the actual audio:

Chuck Dixon, the co-creator of Bane responded to ComicBook.com about the controversy:

The idea that there’s some kind of liberal agenda behind the use of Bane in the new movie is silly. I refuted this within hours of the article in the Washington Examiner suggesting that Bane would be tied to Bain Capital and Mitt Romney appearing. Bane was created by me and Graham Nolan and we are lifelong conservatives and as far from left-wing mouthpieces as you are likely to find in comics.

As for his appearance in The Dark Knight Rises, Bane is a force for evil and the destruction of the status quo. He’s far more akin to an Occupy Wall Street type if you’re looking to cast him politically. And if there ever was a Bruce Wayne running for the White House it would have to be Romney.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day, what’s everyone getting?

Around the Blogs:

The Mary Sue – Rush Limbaugh Thinks The Dark Knight Rises’ Bane Is Part Of A Political Agenda [LOL]Wow, the man is crazy.

ICv2 – Sebastian Stan Returns as Bucky in ‘Winter Soldier’ For those that read Brubaker’s comics, are you shocked?


Around the Tubes Reviews:

Kiowa County Signal – Batman: Death By Design

The Beat – Captain Marvel #1

Kiowa County Signal – Get Jiro!

Twitter Tuesday

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It’s been quite a while but we’re bringing back Twitter Tuesday.  Below is a highlight of some of the past week’s more politically oriented Twitter posts from those in the comic book industry showing it’s not just geek stuff they discuss.


Rush Limbaugh on the Limbaugh Comic Book

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Bluewater Productions recently released a comic biography looking at the life of Rush Limbaugh.  Of course the factual accuracy was brought up on the radio show (we have no idea as to the actual validity of the facts, but check out our review).

RUSH: They said I had a cat named Banjo?

CALLER: Yeah, well, it references a cat named Banjo.

RUSH: I think they probably take some creative liberties here. I have a cat. The cat’s called Punkin.


RUSH: But I didn’t have a cat in the seventies.

The problem is, the comic never said it was Rush’s.  From my reading of it, I assumed the cat was the narrator’s.  In fact throughout the whole comic book, it’s never mentioned Rush ever had a cat.  But why actually read the comic to see what it says, right?

Rush on his radio show then went on a rant about his knowledge of comic books (very little).

RUSH: I’ve never read comic books, in fact. I just never have. You know, I was stunned. I mean, I’ve heard of Spider-Man and all that stuff but I’ve never read them. I didn’t know Iron Man was a comic book. They make these movies. (interruption) The staff is worried here that I’m somehow doing harm to myself by admitting truthful aspects. What is so horrible about not having…? (interruption) Well, I’m sorry, Snerdley. Sorry, Snerdley. (interruption) Snerdley’s telling me that Marvel comic books are a way of life for American boys. See, that’s… (interruption) X-Men. I never knew the X-Men was a comic book. When I saw the first X-Men movies, I thought, “Wow, somebody’s got a creative imagination.” I never knew X-Men was a comic book.

If there were a repository of every item I’ve ever had, you would not find one comic book. There was… (interruption) What did I do…? (interruption) I did play with baseball cards. I played baseball. I read a lot. I started working when I was 13. I hated being a kid. Don’t forget that, Snerdley. I hated being a kid, and I didn’t want to do anything that was identified with being a kid. I wanted to be an adult the first time I hung around ‘em. They were having fun, plus they were bossing me around. So I might have… (interruption) Wait a second, wait a second! Wait a second, wait a second, wait a second! I do remember this. I have erred. I do remember one time my mother gave me a Swanson’s Frozen Fried Chicken TV Dinner and I read a couple pages of a Superman comic book while eating it, and I watched Clutch Cargo on TV, which is a cartoon show. One of the worst of all times, but it was still on TV. One of my favorite cartoons was The Wacky Races. (interruption) Oh, yeah, The Wacky Races and the Road Runner and the Coyote, but I didn’t read comic books. (interruption) No, no, no. Guys in Missouri didn’t have to go out and do the harvest. I’m sure even people had to go out and do the harvest read comic books. (interruption) Now I never read Sgt. Rock. I never heard of Sgt. Rock. Let me go back to the phones here. Why is this so unbelievable? (interruption) No, it’s not! Comic books…? Comic books are like Rockwell Americana stuff? Sorry. Sorry. Not me.

It’s not a big deal that Rush doesn’t know comic books, I’m actually impressed he saw X-Men.  And for what it’s worth, I don’t agree with Rush’s politics, but the comic book was very even in the positive and negative and was a pretty basic look at his life.


Review – Political Power: Rush Limbaugh

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RUSH LIMBAUGHBluewater has cornered the market when it comes to political biographies in comic book form.  These 30 something page issues are good primers to give you a general background about the individuals.  Generally you’re given key moments in the individual’s life along with hints as to some of the people that influenced the.

In the case of Rush Limbaugh we’re taken through his childhood and fascination with the radio that led to a career in the business.  The evolution of his personality is touched upon with slight mentions as to what else was going on in that time period.  For those with a sense of history or politics can easily connect the dots as to Rush’s ups and downs (polls of his like/dislike by Americans are cited throughout).

We’re also shown the folks he’s inspired and in fairness his positive and negative.  Rush is an interesting person, in that he rails for the individual, but at the same time does give a lot to charity.  He decries the criminals, but he himself is one with his admitted drug use.  All of these sides to him are fairly shown.

Is this an in-depth biography?  No, and we shouldn’t expect it in 30 something pages.  But for those with interest in Rush, his philosophy and rise to fame and power, this isn’t a bad place to start.

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Spanning The Political Spectrum: Bluewater Releases Rush Limbaugh, Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore & Sonia Sotomayor Bio Comics This Week

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They span the spectrum of red and blue states. They are arguably some of the most fascinating and polarizing figures on the modern political stage today. And this week, supporters and detractors can get their hands on Bluewater’s biography comics on Rush Limbaugh, Nancy Pelosi, Sonia Sotomayor and Al Gore.

Female Force: Sonia Sotomayor, Female Force: Nancy Pelosi, Political Power: Rush Limbaugh and Political Power: Al Gore,are sold separately and are in comic book stores on May 5th. They are the latest additions to the successful line of Bluewater’s biography titles.

“These four individuals represent some of the most influential and historic figures of the 21st century,” said Bluewater president Darren Davis. “Each has a uniquely compelling story that defines who they are today and how they got there.”

Davis emphasizes that each of the titles strive to tell an even-handed story; that they are not “puff pieces or hatchet jobs” written from a skewed point of view.

“We understand that there are many that hold strong and passionate opinions, but Bluewater believes we have a responsibility to transcend the political rancor and give readers and honest accounting of these people’s lives and accomplishments,” Davis said.

According to Davis, the Sotomayor title has been requested for inclusion for the Supreme Court’s library archive.

The books feature several Bluewater creative talents including: Robert Schnakenberg and artist Cesar Feliciano (Sotomayor), Scott Davis and artist Giordanelli Corbellini (Gore), Dan Rafter and artist Oski Yanez (Pelosi) and Don Smith and artist JB Fernandes (Limbaugh)

Both the Female Force and Political Power biography comic book series strive to present biographies prominent individuals responsible for shaping the political and cultural landscape. Both series launched in 2009.

The comic book series, has drawn considerable media attention, including features on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, “The View” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” It has also been featured in such periodicals as People Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and thousands of blogs and other media outlets.

Female Force offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. In past issues, the monthly series has featured Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, Barbara Walters and others. Female Force individual issues are also available on Amazon.com, where they have been ranked among the site’s top 300 books.

The suggested retail price (SRP) for each issue is $3.99.


Choice Quotes

Deadpool: Team-Up #899

Hercules – Tell me.. the knife in your head… does it hurt?

Deadpool – I-think-that-Rush-Limbaugh-and-Sean-Hannity-actually-make-a-lot-of-valid-points.

Hearcules- By Zeus man! Snap out of it!