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Nerdarchy In The U.S.A.

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Nerdarchy In The U.S.A.
Barack Obama with Alex Ross’s Obama-Man T-shirt, photo provided bySal Abbinanti exclusively for CBR

This year’s U.S. Presidential Election is arguably the most important race in history, with viewership of debates, registration of young voters, and amounts of campaign money raised all at record highs.

The candidates — Senator John McCain of Arizona and Senator Barack Obama of Illinois — and their issues have inspired considerable response from the comic book, internet and other nerd-related communities, which have been ceaselessly producing both original and remixed artwork, videos, comics, cartoons, iconography, graffiti, and other such creative endeavors in a demonstration of political activism markedly different from traditional political cartoons, and unique to internet culture and fans of genre fiction. Ironically, much of these expressions are decidedly anarchic in nature.

With just four days left until November 4 (don’t forget to vote!), CBR presents this gallery of such work, which we hope you’ll help us grow in the coming days. Have you created a genre-esque response to the election? Did you come across an image or video you thought was too classic to forget? Send us your artwork and links and we’ll add them to this feature. Please put NERDARCHY in the subject line or it may be missed! Alternatively, you can always post items in the CBR Community forum.

For more politically themed CBR coverage, check out the following stories:

Special thanks to Stephen Gerding for assistance with this feature.

“Obama-Man” by Alex Ross “The Snark Knight” by Comedy Central Newsweek cover remix from LYING IN THE GUTTERS
Election buttons by Marvel Comics
Comics Industry For…Obama! art by Eric Powell Art by Jamie Hernandez “DC Universe: Decisions” #1 artwork by Stephane Roux
Stephen Colbert for President by Marvel Comics
“Hope” by Shepard Fairey “Hopeless” by Mad Magazine “Nope” by Barry Stock
Graffiti art on La Brea and Melrose in Los Angeles, CA
Campaign buttons by Hebiclens
“McCainzilla” by Lauren Clyne
“Adama ’08” by http://www.vote-adama.com/ Art by Alex Ross Art by Drew Friedman for The New York Observer
“Female Force: Hillary Clinton” by Bluewater Productions Nick Fury campaign poster by Kevin Church “Batmobama and Robiden” by Paul Richmond
Fan-made “Super Sarah” sign at October 30, 2008 Sarah Palin event
J. Scott Campbell artwork for IDW Publishing J. Scott Campbell artwork for IDW Publishing “Female Force: Sarah Palin” by Bluewater Productions
Art by Manny Silva
Erik Larsen’s The Savage Dragon endorses Barack Obama Art by Alex Ross “A New Hope” by David Friedman
Conan/Swamp Thing ’08 by Michael Cho
“Secret Invasion” by Brian Michael Benids and Leinil Francis Yu
Barack Obama in Metropolis, Illinois
“Cylons For McCain” from The Boston Phoenix
“McCain: The Comic Book” and “Obama: The Comic Book” by Antarctic Press “Mumblepuss” by Jamie Fickes
From The American Zombie’s Guide to Election 2008 by Pink Raygun

We hope you’ll help us grow in the coming days. Have you created a genre-esque response to the election? Did you come across an image or video you thought was too classic to forget? Send us your artwork and links and we’ll add them to this feature. Please put NERDARCHY in the subject line and don’t forget to vote!

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