I greatly enjoy DC Comics’ Showcase Presents series of black and white reprints. Sometimes they feature obscure characters, or just stories that would be far too expensive to hunt down the original comics in order to read, and at the price of below $15 each, the 500+ pages are generally worth it. Besides, sometimes there’s some outright screwiness going on. Take the original appearance of longtime foe of the Aton the Floronic Man, Jason Woodroe. At the end of the issue, there’s a quick courtroom scene where a judge states that he is going to be handling certain procedures before Woodroe can be hauled off to a federal court for the crime of attempting to take over the world.
This tickles me for the very implications of what that panel suggests, namely that in that universe, the United States Congress proposed, debated, voted on, and passed a bill outlawing attempted world conquest. Said law was then signed by a president. I am sure for the juvenile readers of the original stories, this doesn’t seem too wild, but really, that’s the sort of thing that really catches my attention.
That said, let’s look at some fictional presidents.
Breaking news! The White House just posted a video from President Barack Obama in advance of his State of the Union address. In the video Barry shows us the top cities in the world that have the fastest and best internet connection. I’ll Give you one guess which city in America has the best internet connection…. If you guessed Cedar Falls, Iowa, then you are a genius. Yeah. Cedar Falls.
Anyway – he continues to say he wants to get to work on getting everyone better internet. Check out the video, it’s pretty cool. Thanks Obama!