I saw this yesterday, but I almost don’t know what to say about it. You have to ask yourself what kind of world are we living in when Justin Trudeau is drawn as a comic book superhero. I mean, I guess it would be OK if it was some kind of joke. But the artist seems to really believe Trudeau is worthy of emulation.
Yes, I know it’s an alternate cover. Still, what the fuck is this shit?
Make way, Liberal cabinet: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have another all-Canadian crew in his corner as he suits up for his latest feature role — comic book character.
Trudeau will grace the variant cover of issue No. 5 of Marvel’s “Civil War II: Choosing Sides,” due out Aug. 31.
Trudeau is depicted smiling, sitting relaxed in the boxing ring sporting a Maple Leaf-emblazoned tank, black shorts and red boxing gloves. Standing behind him are Puck, Sasquatch and Aurora, who are members of Canadian superhero squad Alpha Flight. In the left corner, Iron Man is seen with his arms crossed.
“I didn’t want to do a stuffy cover — just like a suit and tie — put his likeness on the cover and call it a day,” said award-winning Toronto-based cartoonist Ramon Perez.
“I wanted to kind of evoke a little bit of what’s different about him than other people in power right now. You don’t see (U.S. President Barack) Obama strutting around in boxing gear, doing push-ups in commercials or whatnot. Just throwing him in his gear and making him almost like an everyday person was kind of fun.”
I remember when heroes used to be masculine and not afraid of offending people when standing up for what’s right. Nowadays, chumps like Trudeau pass for role models. We’re in for a long, hard road of pain with punks like this at the forefront of public life.