Letter 44 Sale Will Save You Money, Make You Happy

letter44Letter 44 is a fascinating comic book about a President who recently won the office from an unpopular man who started some wars and was generally seen as incompetent.  But the moment the new President takes over he discovers why the last President acted the way he did–aliens have been discovered inside the solar system and the old President was preparing for war. Oh, and a space expedition travelling to see what these aliens are up to will reach their destination shortly.  And then it gets really interesting.

It’s also on sale until February 16 for less than a dollar an issue (including the first 6 issues collected in a $5 volume).  So be sure to head over to the Letter 44 Comixology sale and don’t forget about the awesome Superman sale we told you about earlier and how you can save $46!

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That’s Not Really How It Works!: Civics And The Fictional Presidency

We all know the story about the timing of the issue that featured this panel, right?
We all know the story about the timing of the issue that featured this panel, right?

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.

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