Check out the cover to Uncanny Avengers #2, the Marvel NOW! book from Rick Remender and John Cassaday!
Source: Press Release
It is always a risky move that could alienate half an audience when comics companies mix politics with superhero stories, but that doesn't stop Marvel and DC, stalwarts of the "liberal media," from doing so at every opportunity. In the past few years, we've seen Marvel Comics depict the Tea Party as racist hatemongers in Captain America, and we've seen DC's Superman renounce his US citizenship. Now, Marvel is taking things to a new level by revealing what The Outhouse's sources say is Mitt Romney's next campaign poster and using it as the cover for Uncanny Avengers #2.
This is a bold and underhanded move, showing that Marvel is not afraid to show their true colors (commie red). The Romney campaign likely worked for months on this image, meant to depict Romney and other key republican leaders in a positive light, ready to get out there and fight the evils of abortion, health benefits, and taxes for the wealthy. Instead, Marvel has ruined everything by associating the poster with the Red Skull and his band of Nazi S-Men, which at least half of Romney's voter base will likely find distasteful.
Shame on you, Marvel Comics. Leave politics out of our comics.
Here's the press release:
Marvel NOW! – UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 Cover Unveiled!
From the ashes of Avengers VS. X-Men an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble – enter the Uncanny Avengers! From the blockbuster creative team of Rick Remender & John Cassaday, Captain America and Wolverine begin a quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit cast from the ranks of the Avengers and the X-Men. This November in Uncanny Avengers #2, the Red Skull makes a movie that transforms him into the most powerful man on Earth! And with anti-mutant sentiment at an all-time high, it will be up to Captain America, Wolverine, Havok, Thor, Rogue, and the Scarlet Witch to take down the Skull and his S-Men.
Each issue of Uncanny Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of Uncanny Avengers features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
An all-new direction! All-new threats! This is Uncanny Avengers NOW!
This November, Rick Remender & John Cassaday redefine what it means to be Earth’s Mightiest in Uncanny Avengers #2!
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UNCANNY AVENGERS #2
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
ON SALE THIS NOVEMBER!