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The first arc of Al Ewing and Paco Medina's U.S.Avengers wraps up this week with the final battle against the Golden Skull, a supervillain who bears more than a little resemblance personality-wise to a certain gold-and-winning-obsessed President of the United States.

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If you're not familiar with why this is so funny, when commemorating African-American History Month, Trump made a speech in which it really seemed like he had no idea who famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass was, and neither did his press secretary Melissa McCarth--I mean, Sean Spicer. (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/frederick-douglass-trump/515292/)

And if you think I'm harping on this Golden Skull/Trump connection out of nowhere, here are a few more (non-consecutive) panels from this issue which paint the picture.

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Date: 2017-02-15 06:59 pm (UTC)
commodus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] commodus
It's been a while since I've seen a villain with such awful taste. Nice to see him get called out on his tacky design :D

Date: 2017-02-15 07:03 pm (UTC)
thehood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehood
It wasn't just tacky, it was a poor design choice on his part.

Date: 2017-02-15 11:06 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Yeah...gold is heavy and soft...a terrible choice for armour, powered or otherwise.

Date: 2017-02-15 08:49 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
You weren't seeing him as a Trump analogue from Ch. 2?

Also, given that he's been hogging political news for nigh-on a year, I'd hardly call this 'fast editors'; in some sense it feels like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.

In the same way, I'm convinced that Steve Rogers being a sleeper agent for HYDRA was planned in the long term as a response to the rise of Trump. Whether or not he won, it's still a clumsy attempt at drawing attention to the seedy underbelly of Neo-Nazism in American culture.

Date: 2017-02-15 09:54 pm (UTC)
mastermahan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mastermahan
Skull being Trump "is being recognized by more and more people".

Date: 2017-02-15 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I'd rather have the guy fighting to stop them personally

Date: 2017-02-16 12:09 am (UTC)
thehood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehood
I can see your point in some, but i think you're reaching in others, no offense.

Date: 2017-02-16 08:44 pm (UTC)
lamashtar: Dear god, make everyone die. Amen. (makeeveryonedie)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
You might be right about the neo-Nazism. Its shocking how fast its risen inside the most senior military/government circles. That and the fundamentalist religionism.

But it was nearly unthinkable once for us to have Wiccan chaplains, openly gay soldiers, racism against non-whites being so well known. History tells us there is always a backlash.

Date: 2017-02-16 03:04 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Solid gold? That'd make the armour especially soft and pliable. Someone didn't think this through. Kinda like a certain Toupeed Tangerine Tyrant.

Date: 2017-02-16 04:42 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
I guess gold armor would be good if you're fighting an enemy with acid or rust-based powers.

Date: 2017-02-16 08:46 pm (UTC)
lamashtar: Shun the nonbelievers! Shun-na! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lamashtar
There was discussion some time back about the names of naval ships and who was appropriate for them. This seems like someone read the same articles I did and responded.

Date: 2017-02-17 08:15 pm (UTC)
mesmiranda: (quack)
From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
C'mon, guys, it works in Terraria.


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