The Saturday Comics: The Presidency In The Comics

24 Mar

March 24, 2012

Last week’s post about the truly exciting and sales-busting (not) Lyndon B. Johnson comic led me to some other comics about the President or the Presidency.

First up is a pair of historical comics, one by General Motors (ironic, now that you look back on it) and one by, once again, Dell.

Next up, a rather serious JFK comic…

…followed by a not-so-serious comic featuring President Nixon.

Jackie Jokers? Never heard of him, obviously a ripoff of my very own creation:

My lawsuit has been rejected by several firms but I still have hope!

The first ladies have gotten into the act as well. This one is by Charlton Comics.

Is it just me or is there something off about her whole face? Too big eyes, strange nose, cruel mouth. And her daughter? Her eyes look very suspicious. what does she see?

DC also had its own fictionalized comic about the Presidency, called Prez, about the first teenage President. Constitutionality be damned!

And finally, could there be a better President than Superman?

Would you declare war on the US?

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10 Responses to “The Saturday Comics: The Presidency In The Comics”

  1. zathra March 24, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    Jackie Jokers looks like an adolescent Beatle.
    Superman as President ? Not any more. He forfeited his U.S. citizenship recently, or so I heard. Some people were pissed off because of this. Besides, the Birthers wouldn’t approve, without a birth certificate. ;)

    • bmj2k March 24, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Very true! You just know Lex Luthor would be a birther.

      • zathra March 24, 2012 at 11:26 am #

        ” SEND THIS KRYTONIAN – BORN RAO – WORSHIPPING LIBERAL THREAT BACK TO KRYPTON !! ” Said Luthor, who had recently married Orly Taitz, after conveniently puncturing his eardrums…..

        You’re dealing with comic books, but there was also a 1960’s animated t.v. series named ” Super President “, with the highly improbable, wet – cardboard flimsy, premise that the Chief Executive could also be a costumed superhero. The Secret Service would have a devil of a time following him, meetings w / Senators, ambassadors & other heads of state would be missed, party – fundraisers w / be cancelled….. ;)

        • bmj2k March 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

          I have to look into that.

          • zathra March 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

            Even for a children’s Saturday morning animated series, you can hear the seams of credibility stretching & tearing. It was 1 of the few shows that I missed because it SOUNDED somewhat boring, as well as crebility – deficient.

  2. Thomas Stazyk March 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    What do you think was the target market of the Caroline Kennedy comic?

    • bmj2k March 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

      Girls, I’d guess. An early form of girl power comic?

      • Thomas Stazyk March 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

        Yeah, but in the 60s?

        • bmj2k March 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

          Yeahhh, I got nothing. (Or rather I have something but I’d rather not consider it.)

          • zathra March 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

            She was the role model for ” Dr. Girlfriend “, at least as far as her general appearance ( Pillbox hat, hairdo, etc. ). ;0 :D

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