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Barack the Barbarian

Barack the Barbarian

We’ve all heard countless times that President Barack Obama is a fan of Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian, and we saw where his affinity for the wall crawler led a few months ago. Now the other sword has dropped.

On Sunday, Comic Continuum posted Devil’s Due Publishing’s solicitations for June, and they include a comic titled Barack the Barbarian: Quest for the Treasure of Stimuli #1, written by Larry Hama. There’s also a poster offered of the cover to the first issue by Tim Seeley (pictured above). Here’s the full solicitation text:

BARACK THE BARBARIAN: QUEST FOR THE TREASURE OF STIMULI #1

Written by Larry Hama, art by various, covers by Tim Seeley and Rachelle Rosenberg.

From a far away land rises a mighty hero. The son of peasants from two different realms, the one known only as Barak protects the people of Hope Kingdom at all costs. Watch as he takes on the likes of Boosh the Dim, Red Sarah, and Cha-nee the Grim in this first issue!

But wait, there’s more!

Obama will appear in not one, but two comics from Devil’s Due, the other being Drafted: One Hundred Days:

DRAFTED: ONE HUNDRED DAYS

Written by Mark Powers, art and cover by Chris Lie.

Humanity has repulsed the first wave of alien invaders — but the battle has left much of America in shambles. As the coldest winter in a century assaults the starving, shell-shocked populace, it falls to a former U.S. Senator to rally a small construction unit in the frozen, haunted remains of Chicago. A man whose own destiny has been changed by the war: Barack Hussein Obama.

Also of note, Devil’s Due has also solicited Olympus by Geoff Johns and Butch Guice, which was originally published by Humanoids in Europe and then DC in the United States, when they had the license. Although it doesn’t star Obama, it is worth checking out.

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I was quite excited when I saw the return of Drafted listed. After I found out what it was about, not so much.

On the other hand, it could be a stunt to drum up interest for the start of a second season of the series?

Enough is enough. If comic companies are going to try and milk Obama’s appearance like it was the next chromium cover, they should at least donate a portion of the proceeds to a good charity. This isn’t clever satire or even novel anymore. Now this is blatant hucksterism.

It’s funny that my search for The Cranberries album brought this page up. ;)

The photo is DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!! That is offensive to barack and to girls. People who created this…WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!!!! If i haven’t mention before this photo is horrible.

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