Skip to comments.Archie Comics covers with Sarah Palin and Odumbo
Posted on 09/27/2010 4:39:01 PM PDT by max americana
It was revealed earlier this month that Archie Comics had put President Barack Obama and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the cover of 'Archie' issues #616 and #617. On the first cover we peeked, the two pols are featured looking downright friendly: Obama and Palin share a milkshake, prompting Archie to declare, "Wow, I guess *anything's* possible!" Inside, Obama and Palin get involved with Riverdale High's student government election, in which Archie is running against Reggie.
But, lest you think the comic book is all mush, POLITICO has learned that the company is set to announce two covers on a less bi-partisan theme: Palin and Obama fighting it out.
Archie Comics will announce on Tuesday variant covers on the Obama-Palin theme, with one cover showing Obama poised to clash with Palin in midair, while another labeled "The Fight for America!" depicting Obama and Palin sporting boxing gloves, prepped to spar with one other. Obama is dubbed "The Chicago Kid" while Palin gets named "The Thrilla from Wasilla."
Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater told POLITICO that the company had received so much positive feedback on the first Obama/Palin cover (which made the rounds last week) they decided, why ruin a good thing?
"We sat around and talked and said, 'Holy toledo!' This is something that we should take a look at and bring the president back on the cover for." (He said he just reached out to both the Palin and Obama camps and predicted that "I'm sure that we're going to hear from them" about their comics).
"At the end of the day, President Obama and Sarah Palin completely come from opposite sides, but they both want the same thing: The best interests of the United States. And we figured Riverdale High School was a place they can unite," he said.
They screwed up; there are TWO Jugheads on the cover.
You gotta love the “Thrilla from Wasilla”
superman vs spiderman on the left
superman vs muhamed ali on the right
It is worth noting that between the two of them, Sarah Palin is actually built more like her super-hero likeness than President Obama is.
ur right, never thought about that angle before.
Dang! I need me some (super) boots like she has!
Sarah is in LA today with Bristol for DWTS.
It’s an astounding 113 degrees today. I’m a native ... this is hot!
I’d bet on her anyday against Obama in an arm-wrestle.
What-thah-hell is that supposed to be?
I just came from the Jewelry District in DT L.A. at 230 PM..the streets were a virtual oven I kid you not. Hot air blowing at your face made everything worse.
I was thinking the exact same thing. My older brother had that comic!
I could see Obama hitting women.
I could see him screeching and pulling her hair!
Sarah and Rush will be on Greta's at 9:00PM CDT. I think Greta is in LA with Sarah, and I think Rush's part was taped earlier today.
They are still making Archie? Man I thought that guy would be married with kids by now.
Now it may just be that Sarah is the most photogenic conservative they could come up and also one likely to be recognized by their readers. But isn't this a telling reason to look to Palin for 2012? We need someone who is a sharp contrast from borderline Communism (we already know our Govt is currently socialist, right?) as our standard-bearer.
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