January 7, 2009, - 10:20 pm

It’s Official: Spiderman in the Tank for Obama (Ashford & Simpson, Too)

By Debbie Schlussel
Once, comic books were against Nazis and Hitler and were very up front in supporting America’s fight against them. But those days are over. Both DC and Marvel Comics long ago embraced left-wing politics, and when it came to the war on terror, they were for the most part silent. Fighting “global warming” and on behalf of other mythical left-wing creations was far more important (as was transforming Wonder Woman into an ugly, steroidal man).
Now, though, comic books are back to supporting the President, since he embodies their far-left ideology. Yup, Spider-Man is in the tank for Obama and lets us know, telling us he’s left Washington “in capable hands.” In a special issue, “Amazing Spider-Man #583,” out on Jan. 14th, the President-Elect and Obama are shown doing the fist-bump (readers know what I think about the fist-bump). In the plot, the Chameleon tries to kill Barack Obama before he gets inaugurated–feeding into the BS narrative that Obama is a martyr-in-waiting more so than any other President. But Spidey saves the day. Look at the Spiderman-Obama photo gallery (and get out the barf bag).


I’m just wondering: When Obama goes to share some baklava with his new friend Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or his buds in HAMAS, will we see Spidey cheering that on, too, and, again, tell America’s comic book readers we’re in “capable hands”?
Boy, I long for the days of Superman, Sgt. Fury, and other comic book superheroes fighting the Nazis . . . not sitting down to talk and eat wienerschnitzel with them or praising Presidents who want to do just that.
Below is a Sgt. Fury comic book from the Debbie Schlussel comic book collection. Like Spiderman, Sgt. Fury was also from Marvel Comics. Note that Sgt. Fury’s mission wasn’t to have a “dialogue” with Hitler. So sad that these days, the superheroes’ objective is girlie-man foreign policy.

In other pop culture for Obama news, ’80s has-beens Ashford & Simpson (‘memba them?) are re-releasing their annoying “Solid (as a Rock)” song as “Solid (as Barack).” No, not making this up. Hmmm . . . I thought the ’80s were the “bad Reagan years of excess.” I guess this is the Ashford & Simpson repentance for doing so well in those Reagan years, as opposed to the Barack years, in which they won’t be doing quite so well.

24 Responses

All you have to do is look at Stan Lee and his new found friends in Hollywood. He is not going to rock the boat with the club he now belongs to. After doing the ICPO for Marvel look at all his new friends.
On the other hand it is the Nazi Socialist agenda is to influence the youth and what a better way to do it through the youth via comic books and the pop culture.

Johnny V on January 8, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Spider Vegan…oops, I mean Spider Man is looking a bit like Skeletor under that mask in the panels above. Somebody tell that fool to eat some protein!
(Sorry, Toby “Vegan Boy” McGuire was the first thing I though of when I saw the strip.)

cirrus1701 on January 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Wasn’t “Solid as Barack” a SNL skit?????

MarySJ on January 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Comic books are for fags living in their momma’s basement.
Besides, Spiderman is a sissy. I’ve never read the comic books, but I got dragged to the first 2 Spiderman movies and wanted to strangle that dweeb Spiderman. Whine whine whine….and then acting like a dork by not latching onto that girl and having to be dragged into fighting like a man. Come to think of it, maybe he wasn’t so bad since that bimbo was butterface Kirsten Dunst who makes Maggie Gyllenhal look halfway decent.
At least I see some good out of this. The leftist media are going way, way overboard crowning this guy as a savior and he has the biggest hype of a president since Kennedy.
As soon as reality sets in, and yes it will since the bills will come due very soon, the backlash will be enormous.

Jeff_W on January 8, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Well this won’t stop me from being a spiderman fan. Even though I don’t read comic books anymore, I was expecting this anyway.
Spiderman has always been skinny looking throughout his history, so I dunno what the deal is with that one.

Squirrel3D on January 8, 2009 at 1:19 pm

There’s still a few comicstrip heroes that have not fallen into the liberal trap, and they include:
Snoopy (pro military – defeated mighty Red Baron)
Beetle Bailey, also pro military
Bazooka Joe (The Plumber)
Jimmy Lewis
SCS, Michigan
Blog: http://rougerevival.blogspot.com/

Jimmy on January 8, 2009 at 1:22 pm

RE : Nazi Socialist comment.
Since NAZI stands for National Socialist, this is
really redundant. I also found it odd that anyone
would identify Hollywood as NAZI. I would have
thought that Communist would be more appropriate,
although Communist and NAZI are two sides of the
same Socialist coin !

Hawkins on January 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Disappointed to hear about Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. But this all goes to show you how smart Berry Gordy was with his Motown/Jobete writers.
Virtually without exception (and Michael Jackson was the exception, of course) by the time the talent left Motown, they were played out.
Solid was not as good as their Jobete work, and this latest iteration is horrific.

Red Ryder on January 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Cult of personality nothing new with liberals.
Mao for Beginners (A Writers & Readers Beginners Documentary Comic Book)

eloopd on January 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I just came across this website in my search for feedback on how many countries the Oprah Show is being view live…Anyway, I felt I had to say something after reading some of the old negative comments on Oprah and the show she did about the Holocaust and, (if you ever honestly want to hear my take on the need for keeping the Holocaust in the minds of every citizen in the world ñ by any means necessary – just give me a shout). Anyway, back to my point. I then checked some of the recent comments, and felt compelled to claim with pride, that it takes all types to stand firmly for a falling from grace, and only one type to stumble through a rising to grace.
I donít know you, so my comments are directed to the spiting found on your website: after reading some of the negative, nonsensical observations, I felt grateful for having access to antibacterial-soap, hot and cold running water; and for being trained as a child to take at least one shower a day. And then I became afraid and ashamed for those unable to wash from their skin the residue of waste that fills the spaces that we must all surf through to access content of value.
The easiest thing to be in this world is stupid. The second easiest thing to be in this world is negative. The third easiest thing to be in this world is stupid, negative ñ with access to alike minds.
The hardest thing to be in this world is a person of love, wisdom, understanding, and respect. The second hardest thing to be in this world is a person who consistently shows love, wisdom, understanding, and respect. The third hardest thing to be in this world is a person of love, wisdom, understanding, and respect, who consistently shows love, wisdom, understanding, and respect to people who damn hope with verbal masturbation, curse effort with slighting and stagnancy ñ while pledging change by being members of a falling choir singing praises to abstract accountability.
I sorry, but I volunteer to consistently fail at the latter!
Oh- post it or print it and use it as toilet paper, it really makes no difference. It just had to be said ñ today, Thursday, January 08th, 2009, and not tomorrow.
Mr. De

Mr. De on January 8, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Worse is what Marvel Comics has done to their unashamedly pro-American icon, Captain America. Their transformation over the last decade or so into marxist propaganda rags has me wondering if the Red Skull has seized control of Marvel through the use of cutout corporations……
(P.S. Deb – Thanks for the Sgt. Fury plug!!)

Nick Fury on January 8, 2009 at 3:39 pm

RE : Mr De
I have never read such long winded, pompous bag
of barf as your comments. You must be a product
of one of our universities. May God help us all !
Sure, some of the comments are inane, but many
of them are spot on, witty, satirical and mostly

Hawkins on January 8, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Bleccchhh I thought the appeal of superheroes was their strength, not their dialogue.

mindy1 on January 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Lets just make him KING. Screw democracy, he is the omnipotent Messiah we have all been waiting for. Stan Lee has disappointed me more than once and now I am not surprised anymore.
As for Mr.De. One word for you naive or con man. For you to think most of us don’t have these attributes is elitist. I meet people all the time and most hostile people without a doubt are liberals. When I was growing up most people say liberals were nice hippie types. Once I got into college and met some of the hostility and psychomania they exposed then my attitude changes a lot. Hell look what happened to Ralph Nader, the icon of “progressiveness”. He dared to run for President and ask a liberal who share his exact view and they hate him with a passion like someone molested their child.
This is not to say conservatives cannot be hostile. Any group of people can hostile to attitudes different from their own. However liberals have contorted into a belief system that borders on fascism. So funny you talk about love, understanding and hope then you go off on this rant about us as “people who damn hope with verbal masturbation, curse effort with slighting and stagnancy ñ while pledging change by being members of a falling choir singing praises to abstract accountability.” Where is your love wisdom, understanding and respect for others? Cant find it in your post.

californiascreaming on January 8, 2009 at 6:02 pm

You are absolutely right about Marvel. It is well known that Obama read Spiderman comics when he was a kid so Marvel likes him. Anyway, back in 1942 Marvel responded to Pearl Harbor with an amazing cover for Captain America #13 – you can see it and many of these great 1940’s patriotic covers from marvel comics if you google CAPTAIN AMERICA COVERS and click on the first link that comes up.
Now if I was in charge, the issue of Captain America that came out after 911 would be a recreation of that classic cover from 1942 with Ossama instead of a Jap ( or any Islamic lunatic for that matter)
The great Stan Lee said that he didn’t think that would go over well today but I would have LOVED it.
Marvel is NOT far left by any means. They completely ignored the Vietnam war in the 1960’s even though most of their readers were against that war. They, and DC, pretty much ignore politics thinking it would alienate a lot of their readers and they’re probably right about that. This is not the America of the 1940’s ñ everyone is “sensitive” now !!!!!!!! Comics were GREAT back then !!!! Look at those Great covers from Marvel in the 1940’s.

JEFF2451 on January 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Sorry I was not able to paste scans of the covers onto the comments box – I tried.

JEFF2451 on January 8, 2009 at 6:44 pm

The comics were patriotic at one time; what many people don’t realize is that the attack on comics by Frederic Wertham et al in the 40s and 50s was more an attack by the left than by the right. Wertham was far-left, e.g. testified for Ethel Rosenberg, and helped with the logistics of relocating their two sons after their execution, etc. etc. Under the guise, among other things, of fighting racism, he attacked patriotic comics with a vengeance.
Many of the smaller houses that went out of business by the early 50s were very patriotic. Although DC was patriotic during the Cold War, there was always a liberal tinge. Kind of like the NYT. Patriotic during the Cold War, but radical, both before and after.
As you know, Superman got his start battling coal barons, slumlords, etc. etc. He fought tne Nazis during WW II; the liberals all supported that war. DC supported the Cold War through the 50s, but took a lot of subtle potshots at the Republicans during the late 50s, and by the early 60s, embraced JFK. By the late 60s they were radical to stay.
The really interesting comics to read are those from the early and pre-Cold War era by the smaller houses. On several internet sell sites it is possible to purchase DVDs containing hundreds of comics each by a number of these smaller firms, that would cost tens or hundreds of thousands otherwise.

c f on January 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Obviously I meant to same the NYT as patriotic during the early stages of the Cold War, i.e. through the 50s. Of course they were anti-American by the mid-60s.

c f on January 8, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Debbie glad to see your safe to keep fighting the good fight.
Sent Debbie an image from the comic, The Ultimates (a new version of the Avengers).
Captain America is leading a fight against an alien invasion.
I love this exchange in the picture:
alien leader “surrender”
Captain America “surrender? Do you think the letter on my head stands for France?”
Sadly it was soon after this in order to shake up the Marvel Universe, Marvel killed Captain America. Guess he doesn’t fit in with the new obama liberal America.
I have thousands of comic books, been collecting all my life. I would be at the comic shop every Wednesday and pick up 20+ titles, yes every week. Then Marvel killed Captain America. I haven’t purchased a comic book since.
Now in the news I see that DC has decided to follow Marvel and shake up their world and have killed Bruce Wayne. Again a successful business man is not someone to be idolized right now. Guess they want to spread his wealth for him.
also in the movie world rumor has it that Marvel is looking at Matthew McConaughey as Captain America.

ender on January 8, 2009 at 11:52 pm

The funny part about all these “Comic books” and Hussein Obama coins is that they are doing exactly what the Hussein Obama camp along with every un-American democrat can’t stand and say does not work. They are using the free market to make a profit off a product that idiots are buying up by the dozen.
A Sucker is born every minute!! P.T. Barnum is wrongly accused of saying that, but who ever did say it was wise beyond their years. either that or they had a crystal ball that let them see into the Future of the Democrat Party.
Until these people see how idiotic they are things will never change. I do however have a plan to help open their eyes.
I am trying to get my Representative to bring up a bill in the house that would let these people see exactly what they are and how idiotic they sound. Not that it will work but it is called…
The Unessential Workers Tax Bill.
Under the terms of this bill Useless people who make large amounts of money but contribute nothing to the Nation as a whole would be taxed at a retroactive rate of 70%. The People this bill would effect are Actors, Athletes, Musicians, Artists, Activists, Community Organizers, Journalists (Print, Tv, and Radio) and Political Campaign Organizers.

mfee01 on January 9, 2009 at 7:16 am

Come on, Debbie. An American superhero shouldn’t protect his commander-in-chief? That’s a mission not even Superman would turn down.
“Superman, are you there? We’ve uncovered a top-secret Jap plot to assassinate President Roosevelt! America needs your super strength, O Man of Steel!”
“Roosevelt? Nothing doing. I wouldn’t risk a broken nail for that pinko rat bastard. Didn’t you hear how he sold us all out at Yalta?”
“Yes, but if Tojo’s yellow rice-monkeys do him in, who’ll be running the country? Harry Truman, that’s who — an inexperienced and unvetted product of machine politics!”
“That’s a darn good point, Commissioner. But remember, Truman comes from a small town. In case you haven’t noticed, we grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity — and dignity!”
“By gum, you’re right, Man of Steel. You’ve just put me in a super conundrum!”
“I’ll have to mediate on this one, Commissioner. You can find me in my fortress of solitude.”
“And I’ll check with Congressman Dies of the House Un-American Activities Commission. Maybe he can use his powers of super-clarity to shed some light on this one.”

Mooga on January 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm

As being my first coment on this site, I want to say that you a breath of fresh air. You are the very few female commentators that is not afraid of her femininity and you love your men to be as masculine as possible.
This article reminfs me a show that was showed aired on the History Channel, titled COMICBOOK SUPERHEROES UNMASKED. The interviews sounded like I was hearing a DEMOCRAY NOW show.
The interview where the shows producers were exploring the reactions of the superheroes concerning 9/11. Most of them were portrayed as being “victims” who were showned with tears in their eyes of sadness and incredulous that somehting like this had happened. Even Stan Lee said it would be ridiculous to show a superheroes punching an islamist terrorist in the face in today’s comics like Captain America did to the Nazis in the 1940’s.
Most of the comic writers and illustrators today are lefties that love to be controversial just so they can make a name for themselves.
Anyways great site and keep it going there Debbie.

Mario on January 10, 2009 at 3:36 am


Doak Winston on December 1, 2010 at 12:06 am

Somebody has been drinking the right-wing Kool Aid!!! Try checking your facts before you write such an amazingly ignorant post. You just make yourself look like a fool when you don’t.

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