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:
Colbert to Voters: "Whose Country Is It, Anyway?"
Ken Ellis, DB Staff Reporter
The presidential race continues to tighten up at a time when the very fabric of national stability threatens to fray apart. Less than a day after the House of Representatives outright killed a $700 billion emergency rescue bill to resuscitate the flat-lining economy, they followed suit on a bill to allocate R&D funds toward counter-extraterrestrial technology. It's a pattern of behavior that presidential nominee Stephen Colbert this week argued is no longer acceptable.
"While his opponents talk about attending 'debate camp,' Mr. Colbert has been adamant about his position since he first announced his decision to run for the Oval Office," said spokesperson Tracy Dugan Tuesday in Hollywood, where Colbert had been attending a private black-tie function hosted by Anthony Stark. "Red tape and under-the-table favors have conditioned Capitol Hill to the point where all our leaders ever say is 'no' — even when the measures proposed could help them as much as their constituents."
Emphasizing these points to Stark's other guests in attendance, Colbert stressed that although the measures and bills proposed of late may not be iron-clad to succeed, it's "an essential step" in the right direction.
"Rejecting the approportion of funds toward counter-extraterrestrial defenses is mind-numbingly absurd," Dugan affirmed. "It only strengthens Mr. Colbert's stance that such thinking has allowed the Skrulls to infiltrate positions of power and influence worldwide. We can't simply hope that Earth's defenders will turn these monsters away — especially when the monsters may also be disguised as our protectors.
"Capitol Hill's actions this week only reinforces that our society has taken for granted the notion of super-heroes saving the day from alien menaces," she added. "There has to come a time when Americans must again rely on our elected officials to be our heroes. Mr. Colbert may not be able to fly or fire lasers like an Iron Man, but he's incredibly proactive and passionate about doing what's right for our country. That, above anything else, makes him a hero we need more than ever."
For a special Colbert easter egg, check out Punisher War Journal #24, on sale now.
This week's image is from Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-Man #2.
Previous Colbert easter eggs:
Amazing Spider Girl #24, 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