On “The Goddamn McCain”

Consider Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.

An aged hero confronts a new generation. He’s older, he’s slower, he knows that he’s physically no match.

An artist has done an incredible job mixing portaits of John McCain with Frank Miller’s Batman dialogue and thought balloons from The Dark Knight Returns. If Frank Miller, circa 1985, were writing John McCain’s innermost thoughts, the end result would be much like this.

(The frightening thing? I knew exactly where each of those captions came from, without having to pull my copy of DKR off the shelf. Yup.)

But what would Frank Miller write today?

Probably something like this, riffing off a scene from All-Star Batman and Robin
I'm the Goddamn McCain!

Do we really want the goddamn McCain as our next President?

Okay, and who’s going to pick up the gauntlet and match Sarah Palin to the dialogue from All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder #10, hmm? 😆

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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