Marvel Universe: Colbert for President – The Incredible Hulk May Help Stephen Colbert Win the White House
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:
Hulk May Smash Colbert into White House
Ken Ellis, DB Staff Reporter
For a second straight week, Stephen Colbert's popularity with the American public has spiked in the numbers, and this time it has propelled him ever-so-slightly over his opponents. Last week many believe it was due to his encounter with Spider-Man in New York City; this week, he can thank…The Hulk?
"Months ago, 'World War Hulk' nearly laid waste to New York and New Jersey," explained Colbert campaign strategist David Seperson, "and Mr. Colbert believed that the government was almost criminally slow to respond to the crisis that had caused so much destruction. His work in creating national fundraisers and a more widespread public awareness over the past several months pretty much forced Congress into employing emergency relief efforts – such as Damage Control – to help rebuild cities in the Garden State affected by the attack. And judging from the numbers that came out this week, the voters in New Jersey are showing their appreciation with their endorsement of Mr. Colbert."
Colbert's stops over the next week include Kansas and Illinois, states where he continues to trail behind his opponents. Then, following a brief stopover in Texas, where he trails heavily, the populist will return to the hot, arid temperatures of Nevada, where Colbert and his adversaries are running in an almost-ironic statistical dead heat.
"Nevada is a big deal for Mr. Colbert," Seperson added. "A Hulk sighting had disrupted his campaign stop in Las Vegas over the summer, so he didn't get to connect with the people there as much as he had wanted. And since there have still been reports of Hulk sightings around Mojave Desert, I think all the progress he has made in New Jersey will help him with the voters there."
If Seperson's observations are correct, as incredible as it sounds, it's quite possible that ol' Greenskin could be a monstrously influential figure who propels Stephen Colbert into the White House this November.
Check out the exclusive Stephen Colbert/Spider-Man Team Up in Amazing Spider-Man #573.
Previous Colbert easter eggs:
Punisher War Journal #24. Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-Man #2, 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