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:
Skrulls' "Must-Flee TV" Stunt Puts Presidential Debate on Hold
Ken Ellis, DB Staff Reporter
It seems unthinkable even to write this, but there can no longer be any denying that the Skrulls are among us. Furthermore, judging from the individuals who this week simultaneously revealed themselves as the shape-shifting alien menace on our own broadcast waves, they may have been here for far longer than we believed.
Within minutes after multiple celebrities, public figures and television personalities declared that the Earth was now "part of the Skrull Empire," both local and national TV affiliates were flooded with thousands of calls. Concerned citizens throughout the United States nervously inquired if this had been some sort of publicity stunt or hoax, or if television airwaves had fallen victim to subversive terrorist activity.
National networks, perhaps trying to protect themselves from potential litigation, quickly claimed that the source of the problem had not emanated from their end. Sources within confirmed that the Federal Communications Commission was just as quick to state its "unequivocal support" of the networks in this instance, though it did not rule out that the matter would be "thoroughly investigated" in the days ahead.
Unfortunately, this incident has indefinitely put on hold what was shaping up to be a key debate between the presidential candidates. Stephen Colbert had invited his opponents to participate in a nationally televised debate in Roanoke, Va., this weekend. However, as a result of the Skrulls infiltrating the airwaves, all participants have agreed to push the debate back several weeks.
"It's unfortunate, but it's the right move," said Colbert's campaign strategist, David Seperson. "At this time, Mr. Colbert's primary concern is that of a very frightened nation. It was mutually agreed upon among all the hopefuls to reschedule the debate in a week or two, when they could feel more comfortable about re-focusing their political energies back on national matters of interest again."
For a special Colbert easter egg, check out Uncanny X-Men #502, on sale now.
This week's image is from Amazing Spider-Girl #24.
Previous Colbert easter eggs:
X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1, Secret Invasion #13, X-Factor #33, Eternals #2, Punisher War Journal #21, She-Hulk #30 X-Factor #32, Amazing Spider-Man #562 Secret Invasion #3, Ms. Marvel #27 and She-Hulk #29, Incredible Hercules #117, X-Men: Legacy #211, Young X-Men #2, Amazing Spider-Man #556, She Hulk #28, Incredible Hercules #116, Amazing Spider-Man #556, Secret Invasion #1
Tags: Marvel, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report