Lots of people were reduced to tears of helpless laughter by Liberality For All, a conservative graphic novel portraying the horrifying effects of a Gore presidency (conservative voices assassinated, a liberal fascist state, a heroic band of conservative resistance fighters led by surgically enhanded G. Gordon Liddy and Oliver North).
Comics genius Warren Ellis (The Authority, Transmetropolitan, Planetary, etc.) has just posted the cover art of Next Wave, supposedly a forthcoming Marvel comic which in his words is "about pirate superheroes on an American jihad against terrorist product-testing." It seems to offer a, um, rather different brand of comic book politics.It's real. "Nextwave is an elite superman task force organized by the government agency known as H.A.T.E. (Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort). Their mission was to stop superhuman terrorists, but when they find out their own organization is the one behind a conspiracy aiding villains in taking out small towns in rural states where heroes never venture, they have to stop it." Doesn't sound especially political after all... but it does sound funny as heck.