Press Release

BOOM! announces the results of DECISION 2012, the comic book industry’s first straw poll: Barak Obama has won, with the top Republican candidacy going to Sarah Palin and a shocking result for last place: Rick Perry!

The results:
1. Barak Obama
2. Sarah Palin
3. Ron Paul
4. Michele Bachmann
5. Mitt Romney
6. Herman Cain
7. Newt Gingrich
8. Jon Huntsman
9. Rick Santorum
10. Rick Perry

As explained in the original press release announcing the straw poll, only candidates who sell more than 1,500 copies of a book will have their biographical comic book printed. As a result, only the top 4 candidates made that benchmark: the other six candidates’ comic books will not be printed.

“I’m really excited about collecting all these comics,” said Brett Schenker, Online Political Strategist who has worked for such political luminaries as John Kerry and Chris Dodd. “I wish this were around when I was working on Presidential campaigns, it’s a fun thing to support, but a great souvenir to remember the people I tried to get elected.”

The DECISION 2012 line of comics and comic book’s first straw poll isn’t just a contest, but also a great way for voters and students to educate themselves on the candidates running in the 2012 Presidential Election. This series of biographical comic books details the history and political lives of the candidates for the 2012 Presidential Election, giving non-partisan background on the candidates. The DECISION 2012 line of comic books is aimed at anyone of any age who enjoys reading and discussing U.S. politics.
More information on the straw poll and the DECISION 2012 line of comics can be found here:

Interested in a biographical comic book from one of the top vote-getters? To find your local comic shop, just go to, or call 1-888-COMICBOOK.

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios, an Eisner and Harvey Award-winner, generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

via BOOM! Studios

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  1. TaZ
    October 6, 2011 at 11:08 am — Reply

    Well, that was worthless…considering Palin’s not even running. Perry last? Yeah, that’s about right. Kinda like a bad comic debut…a lot of hype and sell but nothing worth spending time on.

  2. October 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    Guaranteed the Ron Paul comic will get no mainstream media coverage.

    • TaZ
      October 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm — Reply

      He blew that chance when he said that we shouldn’t send drones to take out US born terrorists in other countries. That was an entire story arc right there…

  3. Andrew H.
    October 7, 2011 at 11:40 am — Reply

    They could still do the Palin issue….and quit halfway through.

  4. October 7, 2011 at 11:53 am — Reply

    I’d like to see the actual numbers. I wonder if stores would change their numbers on these now that Palin is not running (for sure), Bachmann has dropped from the light, and Cain won the Florida and two other straw polls.

  5. Belmont
    October 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm — Reply

    Usually, I really don’t feel like address politics and when comic books or comic book companies decide to pull something like this. Comics at least I hope, the saying is still there is to “escape reality”. Here’s my take we just vote and it’s a revolving door where nothing gets done up there in Washington. Beginning to wonder those “two cents” are really worth it anymore…………..

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