Sunday, October 05, 2008
'Truthiness' Could Swing Stephen Colbert Into Marvel White House
By Scott Thill EmailOctober 05, 2008 | 9:49:00 AMCategories: Celebrity, Comedy, Comics, Television
Here's the good news: Stephen Colbert is running for president in the Marvel Universe. And, according to Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, the unhinged television superstar is gaining serious momentum.
Here's the bad news: He's not doing the same in the real world. Mark Waid, The Amazing Spider-Man writer who assimilated the faux newscaster/White House wannabe into issue No. 573 of the comic book, thinks we could use a Colbert presidency more than we could use a Palin vice presidency.
"Despite what a frightening number of red-staters seem to think," Waid said, "as impressive as it is, being able to field-dress a moose is not a superpower."
Posted by SM Schwartz at 4:55 PM