Category Archives: Politics
6 Write-In Candidates for the X-Men
The polls are open! For the next week, comic book fans can head over to Marvel.com to vote on a new member of the X-Men! The idea was introduced in the latest issue of Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men comic: the team is going democratic. The residents of Krakoa will vote for who they want on the X-Men lineup. And to sweeten the pot, Mavel is having the fans vote for one of those members. I love this idea!
I absolutely love the idea of making the main X-Men team lineup dependent on a vote — both in-story and for the fans. This, along with Nightcrawler forming a mutant religion, is exactly the sort of strange and new idea I wanted to see in Dawn of X. You can keep your interdimensional swordfights and your ancient Apocalypse children, give me neat new infrastructure quandaries for how X-Men teams are formed! I’ve long been annoyed by what I call the X-Men Assembly Line for team rosters. This new idea is the bee’s knees!
If you go vote at Marvel.com, there’s a list of choices to choose from: Banshee, Polaris, Forge, Boom-Boom, Tempo, Cannonball, Sunsport, Strong Guy, Marrow and Armor. Longtime readers of this blog will know that I immediately voted for Strong Guy! But seeing as how I’m a rather opinionated fellow, I have a couple of suggestions for write-in candidates.
Join me after the jump for six(ish) characters that I think deserve a spot on the main X-Men team and a chance to get more character exploration in the new status quo!Read the rest of this entry
6 USA-Themed Superheroes (Other Than Captain America)
Hooray America! At long last, the people of the United States of America came together to oust Donald J. Trump from the White House! Granted, it was a tight race and a good 70 million+ Americans still voted for that national embarrassment to remain in power, but the only thing that matters in the end is the win for Joe Biden.
So let’s celebrate by recognizing a bunch of fun USA-themed comic book characters!
Obviously Captain America is the #1 choice for such a list, but everybody already knows about him. Let’s dig deeper and find some of the more obscure and yet still 100% real America-themed comic book characters! There are a lot more than you’d think. And I’m not just talking about U.S.Agent or Iron Patriot either. Oh no, we’re digging deep for this list and it’s going to be a raucous good time!
Join me after the jump for six United States of America-themed superheroes as we celebrate a Trump-less country.Read the rest of this entry
Vote! And Vote Safely!
I don’t write about politics on my blog because writing about politics is just not my thing. But today is Election Day in America and my comics team and I whipped up these fun Gamer Girl & Vixen Get Out the Vote pictures!
So vote for whoever you’re going to vote for, just vote. Personally, I hope we kick Donald Trump and the Republican Party to the curb and start saving our country. But that’s just me.
The real important thing is that you buy Gamer Girl & Vixen comics!
Bad Lip Reading the Debates!
Bad Lip Reading is one of the Internet’s true treasures, and they don’t hold back when it comes to crazy presidential debates. They slammed out the first Democratic debate last night, and I’m gonna add the Republican debate from a few months ago to be fair!
This is all the politics I need in my life.
I dunno what it is about this week, but not much is going on. Javier reminded me of this sweet blooper reel from Game of Thrones Season 4, so why not partake?
If Game of Thrones bloopers aren’t you thing, about about a mishmash of President Barack Obama singing the song Fancy, which I guess was a hit this summer? I don’t know. I have absolutely zero connection to the music world of today. I’m like Abe Simpson. It has happened to me!
But these mishmashes are always fun. Can we start calling them all ‘mishmashes’? That’s a fun word.