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Two hot-button topics converge in Spawn #225

You may have heard that America will hold another presidential election in November. You might also remember four years ago, when we last held one of these big events that ran through all 50 titles, er, states, and everyone and their brother featured Barack Obama on the cover of their comic or within its pages.

We haven’t seen quite the frenzy from the comic industry this election season, but Todd McFarlane is jumping in feet first. As noted in the Image Comics solicitations that came out earlier this week, Spawn #225 will feature two different endings based on the results of the election. Here’s the text:

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President Obama to fight sagging approval rating by joining the Guardians of the Globe



The latest member of Image’s big faux August team book, Guardians of the Globe, is none other than President Barack Obama. He joins Spawn, Invincible and Rick from Walking Dead on the roster.

He’ll be there to kick ass and push for health care reform, no doubt.

The First Daughter takes her turn as superhero

The First Daughter

The First Daughter

The comics industry’s fascination with the First Family takes an interesting turn next week with the debut of The First Daughter, which casts the child of a fictional (yet familiar) president as an action hero.

The Keenspot Entertainment comic stars Tasha — not Sasha — Tasker as the teen daughter of a president who’s “inspired in equal parts by Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger.” While exploring her new home at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Tasha discovers a secret room, and soon begins to display special abilities.

The first issue, written by Mike Rosenzweig and illustrated by Rob Nix, will be offered next week as a Comic-Con exclusive. It also will be available as a free download this fall from the iPhone App Store. Subsequent issues will be priced at 99 cents.

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