02 November 2008

The Weekly Robin: Election Special

This is from the popular webcomic Shortpacked, by David Willis.

Ethan describes the break-up of the first Batman and Robin team on Batman: The Animated Series, not the versions in the comic books (pre- and post-Crisis). Some fans have objected to seeing the word "torture" applied to the TV Batman's methods, but Willis is clearly trying to highlights parallels between Dick Grayson's principled stand and McCain's almost-always-close relationship with the Bush-Cheney administration.

Here's CNN's actual report on Barack Obama's comment. And the Guardian on Rully Dasaad's memories of enjoying American superhero comics with Barry Obama when they were kids growing up in Indonesia.

Thanks to scans_daily for all the references.

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