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 Captains America to Vote November 4th
Ken Ellis, DB Staff Reporter
This Halloween weekend, Stephen Colbert wants YOU to play the role of super hero. In these final hours before the United States places itself under new executive management, Colbert is applauding efforts to encourage the Marvel Universe to go to the booths November 4th and vote — whether it's for him or his opponents.
"For the most part, people have already decided on who they're voting for," said James White, Jr., polling director at The DB. "Colbert's campaign has made leaps and bounds these past few weeks — enough to put him in a virtual deadlock with his political rivals. And his latest move may push him over the top."
Colbert's "latest move" has taken place throughout the final leg of a marathon campaign trail, where he and his team have been handing out buttons of various costumed individuals — including Spider-Man and Iron Man — who encourage electors to "Be a Hero, Vote!" Furthermore, he has encouraged supporters to invite friends who support either of his opponents to his rallies, so he can further promote the importance of making your voice heard come Election Day.
"It's a great strategy, if executed properly," White noted, "but also an incredibly risky one. Not everyone wants alleged 'super heroes' endorsing their candidate. Throughout his entire campaign, it has been no secret that Colbert seems friendly with some of these costumed figures. That brings about a danger that he'll ultimately alienate himself as a friend of the American people."
Well, Colbert — and the rest of the world — will learn exactly how risky his strategy was after this Tuesday. And there won't be any masked individuals around to save the day, either way.
This week's image is from New Warriors #17, on sale now.
Previous Colbert easter eggs:
Amazing Spider-Man #573, 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