NY Comic Con Superheroes Speak Out on Politics

This week’s comic was pretty fun to think up and draw. You know, the election season is in full swing, but with all the constant coverage, it’s hard to say anything that hasn’t been said, especially with a weekly comic. Basically, if something doesn’t happen the same day I draw and publish Dustinland, it’s already been talked about and parodied a million times on everything from The Daily Show to the plain ol people on the Interwebs. But how can you not talk about it right now? Well, here’s my answer.

I wanted to do something that ties into the NY Comic Con anyway, so this is perfect. I went to Comic Con for the first time last year (I used to go to similar stuff when I was a kid but it’s not fair to call those Comic Cons since it was just dudes in a room selling comics—not 10,000 people dressed up like Sailor Moon) and my mind was blown. Sadly I am not going this year but at least I can chip in with this strip. I actually wanted to make it longer, and if you look in between the frames, you can see some extra ideas.

Got any superhero/politics combo ideas? Throw em out there—I’d love to hear it!

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4 responses to “NY Comic Con Superheroes Speak Out on Politics

  1. The Thing and… fracking?

  2. Plastic Man and flip-flopping. (Was there a Plastic Man? IIRC, one of the Fab Four, or whatever it was, could stretch and bend almost to infinity, but I can’t remember if that was his name.)

    The Silver Surfer and rising ocean levels.

    Spider-Man and urban renewal (who’s going to keep building skyscrapers for him to swing from?).

    Magneto and metal manufacturing/imports.

    • Plastic Man was DC and Mr. Fantastic was Marvel. I like how—especially back in the day—there were a lot of different versions of the same guy. Stretchy guy, fire guy, ice guy, arrow shootin guy, etc… Growing up I loved The Tick (not the awful live action version) for making fun of all these hero stereotypes.

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