Thursday, August 10, 2017

Today, an unhinged President raises the threat of nuclear annihilation!...in this comic.


Hoo boy, this felt too on the nose when I picked it up last week; this week it doesn't seem funny at all. Then again, I'm not sure there were a lot of jokes in this one anyway: from 2001, The Adventures of Superman #597, "Rubber Crutch" Written by Joe Casey, art by Derec Aucoin.

This issue, there's more than a little voters' remorse in Smallville, as President Luthor is becoming increasingly erratic, starting with a cross-country campaign tour for his re-election--barely a year into his term! Which is primarily a smoke screen, to get him into position to launch a series of nuclear missiles! Admittedly, this president has an excuse: he's been infected by the Joker, as part of the Last Laugh crossover!

Superman has stop both the nukes, and the Lexbots VP Pete Ross had to send out to bring Luthor in; and Luthor is turned into S.T.A.R. Labs to be cured. Meanwhile, Pete makes another tough choice, and gives the kill order for the Joker...!

Looking over that checklist, the only book I think I bought from the entire crossover was Superboy #93, because it guest-starred the Creeper. I don't recall it being very good, though. No, I probably bought JLA #59, too. I think that was better than this one; but I tapped out of the rest of the storyline. It happens.

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

I swear more and more, everyday, it looks like Trump is taking plays out of this Lex 2000 presidency more and more :(