It’s US Presidential Election tomorrow, which is all the excuse I need to revisit DCU Decisions, the surreal mini-series by Bill Willingham, Judd Winick, Howard Porter and Rick Leonardi that accompanied the 2008 election and revealed the political leanings of the pre-New 52 DC Universe. Some would say that forcing your characters to state their preferences for either the Republicans or Democrats is a bad decision, potentially limiting their fanbase and pushing fictional creations invented to be universally appealing and outside of such real world things as party politics, and those some would probably be right. But, nonetheless, Decisions was published, revealing that Lois Lane and Wonder Woman were Republicans, Firestorm and Batman were Democrats, and Superman likes to keep his political preference to himself.
I guess it’s a good thing that we didn’t see a New 52 Decisions this year, but I’ll admit that I do kind of miss the random off-kilter quality of the thing, as well-intentioned and awkwardly-executed as it may have been.
(All of Decisions – Never collected as a trade, I think? – is available digitally.)