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Obama, the Mayan calendar and … Jack Kirby?

Yes We Will

Yes We Will

In anticipation of Barack Obama’s inauguration tomorrow, Shooting War creator Dan Goldman created a short webcomic for Tor.com that plays off of the end of Barack’s first term and the end of the ancient Mayan calendar — Dec. 21, 2012 — or, as X-Files fans might remember, the day before the aliens come. Throw in a little bit of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World for good measure, and you have to wonder when we’ll see the first Motherbox in the White House …

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“…and you have to wonder when we’ll see the first Motherbox in the White House …”

The only way Obama will get to use a Blackberry is if it’s a sentient living computer. Presumably, that’d be secure enough.

Where’s the Metron sigil?

Oddly enough, I ended up finding a link to the Mayans’ version of the Fourth/Fifth Worlds while reading Wikipedia’s entry on Darkseid. It made me wonder if Jack Kirby was a Native American mythology buff.

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