One of the more daring ideas in American politics comes--as should be expected--from the world of comics fandom, via comic writer Mark Millar's message board. Never since the days of science fiction superfan philosopher and erotic politician Claude Degler have I heard such calls for a bold new direction in human society. Comics fan posting under the name "MichaelNetzer" calls on comic artist Neal Adams (whose twisted, lithe figures added some mod excitement to the comics field in the late '60s through work on such bizarro classics as the "relevant" Green Lantern/Green Arrow, though his influence has been, to my eyes, mostly pernicious) to lead the way:
Neal Adams has given us innumerable gifts, such as embarking on the discovery of the scientific model under which the universe came into being, which is slowly and surely toppling Einsteinian science - the theories of relativity, the big bang, pangea, subduction and many other superstitious tales of magic and sorcery which the scientific community still adheres to today. A new model of the universe which will become the catalyst for the success of our next evolutionary phase as the generation which will conquer the final frontier, as we're destined to do.
Amongst his other great works, Neal Adams has also embarked on putting forth a model for a new sociopolitical leadership through the voice he has in the comics. Neal Adams has tackled social, political and ecomonic issues on both the local and international fronts in America and the world through transcending bipartisan politics in seeking truth and justice.....
Neither the Republican nor the Democrat representatives are able to stand for such truth and justice because they can no longer represent the true ideals of their respective parties, which have long been buried under the manipulations and pressures of the money wielders who pull their strings.
Ollie Queen himself couldn't have said it any straighter! Netzer goes on to declare:
What could be more right today than for the prolific, informed and opinionated comic book creators to come together to form a guild and a union which calls for a revival of truth, justice and the American way?
What could be more right than for the comic book creators to reach deep within themselves for the essential values which bind us all together, and thus evolve into a union of leaders such as they're destined to become?
Adams, of course, because of his universal scientific genius, should be president in Netzer's plan. Some further, not necessarily libertarian, suggestions for how to apply comic creators unique genius to contemporary politics: Brian Michael Bendis for Attorney General (that whole "Matt Murdoch as Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen" thing shows a bold mind when it comes to private law); Neil Gaiman at the National Endowment for the Arts (arty chicks love him); Todd McFarlane at Treasury (he's experienced with bankruptcy); Dave Sim at Health and Human Services (it needs a real man's guidance); Steve Gerber at Interior (his Man-Thing showed intimate understanding of the natural world's needs); Steve Ditko as White House Chief of Staff (for Objectivist guidance); Stan Lee as UN ambassador; Roy Thomas as Librarian of Congress; and of course, our own Peter Bagge should get any position he desires--or none, if that's what he desires. (Feel free to continue this stupid game in Comments, true believers!)
[Link via Fanboy Rampage.]
UPDATE: Thanks to commenter Kevrob for letting me know, in the comments thread, that Mr. Netzer used to be known as comic artist (in the Adams-imitator tradition) Michael Nasser, and that he has a whole Web site dedicated to the whos whats whys wheres and hows of the Comic Book Creators Party, which will hit the ground running, Netzer saith, at this year's San Diego Comic Con.