It looks like using Obama on the cover of your comic book has finally reached spoof proportions, as it seems more and more publishers are starting to use the Commander-in-Chief’s likeness in a humorous way, while still crossing their fingers that it will sell more issues.
Case in point – Army of Darkness: Ash Saves Obama: A New Hope.
“We’ve addressed this a bit, but for the record, there’s a lot of skepticism about all these Obama appearances in comics these days,” said Dynamite Associate Editor Joe Rybandt. “But hands down, we feel this is the best out of all of them, because really, no one else gets to throw Ash, Obama, a comic book convention and hordes of Deadites into one four issue series mixed in with the realism of President Obama trying to help save the auto industry. So, for all the “posting haters” out there, we’ve heard them all (and even came up with a few of our own): Army of Darkness: Beating a Deadite Horse, Army of Darkness: Jumping the Deadite Shark, Army of Darkness: What, Again? – of wait, that’s the sequel we’ve got brewingâ€¦ and so on.”
This is a four-issue mini-series written by Elliott Serrano, and debuts in August, 2009.
ARMY OF DARKNESS: ASH SAVES OBAMA #1 (OF 4) (JUN090824)
Covers: Todd Nauck, TBD
Writer: Elliot Serrano
Penciller/Inker: Ariel Padilla
Rating: TEEN+ â€¦$3.50
He’s faced them all, but Ashley J. Williams is about to face the greatest horror of his entire deadite-kickin’ career – a comic book convention! But this ain’t any ol’ comic book convention; this one features a special appearance from the president of the United States of America – Barack Obama! How do things go from there when Ash and Obama are in the same place at the same time? And did we happen to mention that the Necronomicon is there doing the thing it does best – turning ordinary humans into the demon possessed undead!