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.

The variant cover of the comic Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5, featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surrounded by the members of Alpha Flight: Sasquatch, top, Puck, bottom left, Aurora, right, and Iron Man in the background is shown in a handout photo. Make way, Liberal cabinet: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have another all-Canadian crew in his corner as he suits up for his latest featured 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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Ramon Perez

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.

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  1. Yep. No agenda pushing in Marvel (or DC for that matter). Trudeau doesn’t work as a superhero. All the villains need to do is send a woman for him to elbow in the boob and he’ll lose all his powers.

    At least they should give him an appropriate codename – Cuckman comes to mind.

  2. Good Lord. It sounded like Marvel was getting really left wing and political, but this is just beyond the pale. Preachy, didactic writing – didn’t their creative writing teachers warn them about that?

  3. I don’t read that many comic books, (I just started collecting from flea markets) but heard SJTs were fucking them up, but I didn’t know it was this bad. Thank Hylia I’ve only collected retro comics.

    1. the darkness is a good series (and like the series name it can get dark). one of the early darkness comics has the main character putting a tiny and toothy darkling (he calls nibbles) into a guy’s pants and gives the guy some orders that if he doesn’t follow nibbles is going to bite his d*ck off. well things happen and he accidentally ends up mentioning nibbles to the person he was ordered to rescue.

  4. Let the degeneracy of modern comics stand as a warning, this is the kind of garbage your Steam suggestions might be full of today if we hadn’t given this kind of garbage ample pushback in gaming.

  5. dinna dinna dinna dinna, dinna dinna dinna diinna
    TWATMAN!

    Faster than a Zoe Quinn lie spreading across Twitter
    Stronger than the stink of stupidity that haunts Tumblr
    Able to leap Randi Harper’s brunch trough in one giant leap
    Hes the Canuck Cunt we all love to hate

    TWATMAN!

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