Forget Oprah … The New York Times blog The Moment shares the “one in five” cover for Savage Dragon #137, featuring the Dragon giving Obama his support:
Politicians have graced the pages of comic books before, for a guest appearance or two, and will again in October, as the subject of comic book biographies. An endorsement seems like the natural next step. Larsen is pleased with his story, which will mention Obama, though the senator will not make an appearance in the issue. “He’s not slugging bad guys or anything like that — although that would be cool,” Larsen says. The comic does, however, include McCain supporters. But don’t be confused. Savage Dragon definitely leans Democrat — a cover dating back to the last presidential campaign showed Mr. Dragon taking a swing at President Bush.
The new issue goes on sale Sept. 3, and one in five copies will have the Obama cover. No word at this point whom Superman plans to vote for.