We'll have to give the new Valiant some credit for making a modern communist a villain in their remade universe
This will have Vladimir Putin seeing red.
The Russian president is making his comic book debut as a despot bent on world domination in a new series from Valiant Comics.
But what makes “Divinity II” a work of fiction is that the storyline sees Putin manipulating a ’60s-era cosmonaut who has returned to Earth from deep space with super powers and a desire to build a new Soviet empire.
So they actually have the guts to make a shady real life commie like Putin an adversary. Whether or not it's a good idea to make real life people characters in fiction, what matters here is that the publisher's willing to depict communists as baddies, something the mainstream may no longer be willing to do. That's showing some bravery.
Labels: indie publishers, politics