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Saturday, January 31, 2009 

Even Final Crisis wasn't safe from politicization

The UK Daily Record (via Robot 6) tells that Grant Morrison did a nod to Barack Obama in the last issue of Final Crisis:
Grant told the Record: "I wanted to do something special for the last part of this huge comic book series.

"As I was writing it, I heard Obama making a joke about being born on the planet Krypton and being sent to Earth by his father Jor-El to save the world.

"I thought it would be a fitting end to all the darkness in America recently.

"All the comics have been dealing with darkness recently and, having defeated evil, it's now time to celebrate."
I'm afraid darkness is still likely to prevail, economically too, so I don't see what the point is, and the nod to Obama was uncalled for. But now I see what was meant when it was said this series went through a rewrite towards the end. And I can guess what might've happened if John McCain had won: they would've depicted him as the president of an alternate earth who was evil and needed to be defeated, wouldn't they?

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