Soundly defeated Tuesday by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and shut out by the South Carolina Democratic Party, Democrat Alvin Greene used his sparsely attended election-night celebration, and what remained of his 15 minutes, to promote a cause: his comic book.
The Huffington Post and WBTV report that Greene, who battled obscenity charges and his own party in his unlikely bid for the Senate seat, quickly shifted the focus last night from his failed campaign to Ultimate Warrior, a comic in which he stars as a superhero who saves people from foreclosures.
"This superhero is greater than, um, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk ... and all those other characters," he said, holding a printout up to the TV camera. Asked by a reporter whether he really thinks he could "take the Hulk," Greene responded, "'Nothing stops the Ultimate Warrior …' before mumbling off and then saying 'It makes all the sense in the world'."
Indeed. WBTV reports that Greene, who didn't deliver the traditional concession speech, went on to talk about his plans for an action figure: "He can see into the future. He is faster than [Olympic medalist] Maurice Green and he can out-leap [Michael] Jordan. See, I have projects like this ... what is DeMint offering y'all -- just more gridlock. Politics."
You can read a five-page PDF of the comic, with art by Bob Raymond, on Greene's campaign website.