Robot 6

Obama, Palin head to Riverdale for hotly contested student council race

Archie #616

Archie #616

Only in Riverdale would President Barack Obama and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin share a shake at the local soda shop. Above is the cover to December’s Archie #616, which guest stars both politicians in a story about student government campaigns that “spiral out of control at Riverdale High!” It’s Archie vs. Reggie throwing mud at each other in the political arena, as Obama and Palin are pulled into the fray.

The story continues in Archie #617, the cover for which can be found after the jump.


Archie #617

Archie #617

“Campaign Pain” Part 1.

President Barack Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin get involved as Student Government campaigns spiral out of control at Riverdale High! The race between Archie and Reggie gets hot as campaign chaos reaches to the top, forcing an impromptu visit from these big-name politicos, who get pulled into the fray!

SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ART: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli, and Digikore Studios
COVER: Dan Parent and Tito Pena
Shipping Date: DEC 15, 2010
On Sale at Comic Shops: DEC 22, 2010
Newsstands: Week of JAN 4, 2011
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb glossy stock, Full-Color
$2.99 US

ARCHIE # 617

“Campaign Pains,” Part 2

When President Obama and famed politician Sarah Palin arrive, Riverdale becomes the center of a national crisis! Archie and Reggie have each claimed support from one of these political powerhouses, but they don’t! Now Riverdale is in chaos and when the Secret Service gets involved it only gets worse!

SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ARTIST: Dan Parent, Jack Morelli and Digikore Studios
COVER: Dan Parent
Shipping Date: 1/19/11
On Sale at Comic Shops: 1/26/11
Newstands: Week of 2/8/11
Comic, 32 pgs, 40 lb. glossy stock, Full-Color



This may be the greatest thing in the history of ever.

Bah, more use of Obama (and Palin) to boost comics sales. And isn’t involving them in High School politics a step *down* for both? Also, how can you do this stuff (presumably) without their permission? Yes they are celebrities, but surely they own the copyrights to themselves?

Sijo, public figures lack that kind of legal protection so long as the writer, artist, etc., isn’t acting with malice. It would be hard to argue that Archie Comics is doing anything of the sort. This is stupid, not illegal.

“Campaign-Pain?” Just call it “Cam-Pain!” Has even the art of writing terrible puns completely died?!

Where are the monkeys and bicycles?



Leave a Comment


Browse the Robot 6 Archives