Marvel is getting political. Or at least having some fun with the current presidential race.
In the new issue of “Spider-Gwen Annual #1,” the Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump is depicted as the villain M.O.D.A.A.K., which stands for Mental Organism Designed As America’s King.
“Spider-Gwen” is set in an alternate universe in which Peter Parker’s first girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, is the one bitten by a radioactive spider, transforming her into the superhero Spider-Woman.
The new issue features the Trump-like M.O.D.A.A.K. calling some characters of color “foreign filth,” according to ComicBook.com.
In this comics universe, Captain America defeats the villain by smashing his helmet with her shield, while the retired Cap narrates that “it’s a weird new world out there… This nation’s anger and greed and fear are still very real.”
See one panel from the issue, which features several unrelated short stories drawn by different artists, below.
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5. "So let's take a look at what he has done. He's written a lot of books about business -- they all seem to end at Chapter 11," Clinton said in a speech Monday, drawing huge applause from her supporters.
“She’s going to make to is to redefine him not as a private entrepreneurial success, but as more of a poster child for some of the bad business excesses. It’s a really interesting strategy,” University of Southern California clinical professor of communications Gordon Stables told TheWrap.
“It’s about his character… she obviously wanted to highlight that there is something about his disposition or his temperament that basically says, ‘he doesn’t have the patience or wisdom or character to occupy the kind of crisis in the White House,’” Stables said.
“I actually thought that was the most effective thing that you heard from her in terms of articulating this, because it personalizes it, it conveys that she’s someone who is a real person,” Stokols said. "It’s something that some voters will be able to relate to personally and it seemed convincing.”
1. "The Chamber of Commerce and labor unions, Mitt Romney and Elizabeth Warren, economists on the right and the left and the center, all agree: Trump would throw us back into recession," Clinton said.
“Clinton is defining the campaign on her terms… she’s positioning herself to make the argument she’s going to make in November. Trump is still fighting to define and differentiate what to say. He ran a very smart campaign to defeat the other Republican primary competitors,” Stables said.