How did your favorite superhero vote?

Here’s my favorite piece of electoral analysis this season, courtesty of comics-loving blogger David Campbell. His spot-on (and occasionally profane) look at where the superheroes stand on the issues (the DC crowd are generally Republicans, the Marvelites mostly Democrats) speaks for itself. I second his suggestion that Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense. I only wish Campbell’s post were more comprehensive — who gets Thor’s endorsement? Which party does Swamp Thing support? (The Green Party, duh.) What about the Fantastic Four? (I’d guess that the Human Torch is a flaming liberal, Invisible Girl a transparent centrist, the Thing a rock-ribbed Republican, and Mr. Fantastic — well, he’s flexible.)

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  • Stephanie Travitsky

    This guy does make sense, but what would Thor be politically?

  • Josh

    Do politics matter to a god? He probably isn’t even supposed to vote because that’d be interfering with us mortals

  • Aron

    First thing I thought was that Spider-man was a dem. And there ya go. He owns everything, even politically. So Spawn….

  • Bill

    Before just guessing at any Marvel heroes’ political leanings, I’d take a look at the current Marvel Civil War. Things are starting to be spelled out pretty clearly.

  • Ep Sato

    MR. Fantastic is a dem, and Sue Storm is likely to be. In the case of Mr. Fantastic, during the Secret Wars (issue 8 I believe), Iron Man (then an African American named James Rhodes) says to him “were you surprised to see a Black man under this armor?” to which Mr. Fantastic replied “I didn’t give it any thought. I knew there was a man under the suit”.
    Speaking of Iron Man, Tony Stark WAS named Secretary of Defense within the last year or two in his comic book series.
    But Johnnie Storm ain’t no liberal. The Fantastic Four vs. X Men series featured Johnny Storm and the Thing calling the X Men “muties”, which puts them in the George Allen camp.
    Totally agreed that DC is mostly GOPers, but that’s because guys like Superman (who according to the movies tells people to lead moral lives while he stalks his ex girlfriend, breaks into a litle boys bedroom while he sleeps, attempts adultery and also does some Super Tresspassing) are straight up Reaganites. Frank Miller even makes fun of Superman’s Republican tendencies in the first Dark Knight series he did. Ironically, the publisher’s two biggest badazzes (Guy Gardner and Steel, the Black Superman) are both Democrats as they had an issue where they got to meet President Clinton, and both men looked forward to it.
    Marvel’s more GOP friendly team would have to be the Avengers. On the other hand, they operated for years with a government subsidy, so clearly they support Superhero Entitlement programs.
    Now, my guess is that all the Mike Allred Superheroes under Darkhorse comics are probably the green party and libertarian supporters.

  • Lorenzo

    I want to know what the X-men and The Punisher would belong to.

  • brandonk

    Oh my god, that was hilarious! I love it!

  • brandonk

    PS: I think Thor is an independent. On the other hand, he’s a big-time environmentalist in the Ultimate Avengers movies, so maybe he’s green.

  • sukie

    i love super hero

  • Rob Grizzly

    Yeah, I would have liked to see his views on Charles Xavier and Magneto.
    The Flash?

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