After Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada announced that Stephen Colbert is still running for president in the Marvel Universe, we decided to follow up by contacting a reporter in that universe for updates on his campaign. What follows is the third of those updates.
Are Pennsylvania Skies Bitter Too?
Ken Ellis, DB Staff Reporter
"Bittergate" may have proven costly for Senator Barack Obama in Tuesday's primaries in the Keystone State, but small-town Pennsylvanians may now have another reason to suddenly "cling to guns and religion." It seems the sky is falling.
Four boroughs in Schuylkill County — Coaldale, Cressona, Minersville and Frackville – reported Tuesday afternoon that sizeable portions of flaming debris had "rained down" upon their respective neighborhoods. Presidential hopeful Stephen Colbert had been meeting with Frackville's community leaders when authorities were suddenly dispatched to a blaze caused by what one resident described as "a giant, fiery hunk of metal."
"The way it plummeted from the sky, I thought we were under attack," said lifelong Frackville native Bud Wolman. "It just missed the public library. Still, nobody's driving down that street any time soon."
Based on its trajectory and impact, Frackville fire officials who contained the blaze wondered if the object — a charred metallic alloy approximately 20 feet in diameter — may have fallen from space. They could not confirm any connection to smaller fragments that landed without incident in the other Schuylkill boroughs, nor are they likely to do so any time soon. Agents from S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division) cordoned off the surrounding road within moments of their arrival.
Representatives in the Colbert camp declined to comment on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s actions or promote concerns of a possible terrorist act. However, one was "thankful" that none of Frackville's residents were injured. "These fine people have no reason to panic," she said, "especially if they voted for Mr. Colbert in the primary."
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