Welcome to the latest installment of your breath of snark free air!
Special President’s Day edition!
COOL COMIC THINGS
A cool comic thing is Captain America’s relationship with the President of the United States.
It started with FDR, who gave Cap his round shield…
It continued into the Nixon administration, with negative results…
And the Reagan White House did not fare too well in Captain America comics…
Bill Clinton, however, had a really cool moment with Cap, where Clinton thinks Cap has just been killed in an explosion…
Classy move by Clinton, no?
And Cap’s response is great, too….
The end of the issue is dramatic, as well…
Cap interacted with George W. Bush in the Captain America Annual 2001, where we learn that Cap is responsible for George H. Bush surviving World War II!
Are there any other significant interactions with United States Presidents that I am missing in Captain America comics?
SNARK FREE CHALLENGE
Who do you think would make a better president – Tony Stark or Reed Richards?
Name me a comic book cover that is an homage to this important moment in a President’s life.
COOL COMIC BOOK MOMENT
In Action Comics #309, Superman is faced with quite a pickle. He has to appear on a TV show along with Clark Kent!!
What to do? What to do?
Well, in a really cool comic moment, we see Clark Kent appear at the same time as Superman, and learn that playing the role of Clark Kent is none other than the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy!
It leads to this excellent exchange (please note that the comic came out about a year after Kennedy was killed).
ODD COMIC THINGS
Isn’t it weird how Pete Ross became President? Not the exact manner (as he was Vice-President when it was revealed that Lex Luthor was a super crook), but how he was elected Vice-President in the FIRST place!
Pete did not even finish his first (and only) term in Congress because he was part of a dangerous conspiracy.
And since Luthor did not even know that Pete knew Superman at the time, why WAS Pete Ross chosen?
Well, that’s it for this installment of Snark Free Corner.
Hope you had fun!
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