In the grand comic book indsutry tradition of seeing what worked once for someone and then doing it over and over again until it stops working, Marvel Comics followed Erik Larsen and IDW’s lead and slapped Barack Obama on the cover of this week’s Amazing Spider-Man. (Perhaps you’ve heard of it?)
It worked like a charm, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing more Obama comics in the near future (An upcoming Youngblood cover featuring Obama, for example, has already been announced).
So if Marvel’s greatest rival DC Comics wants to get in on this Obama sales bonanza action, they better hurry up.
But where exactly would Obama fit in the DC Universe?
Well, it just so happens he fits perfectly into on of the company’s biggest ongoing storylines—Geoff Johns’ ongoing War of Light/Rainbow Lanterns epic.
Why, there’s a new Lantern Corps which shares the same color as Obama’s political party, and their powers are generated by hope!
I imagine it would look something like this…
…only, you know, much better drawn.
(Apologies to Geoff Johns, who wrote the Blue Lantern oath and the scene from Green Lantern #36 this is based on, and to Ivan Reis, whose layout for the same issue this is kinda sorta taken from)