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Pablo D.

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Subj: Re: Should social-political ideologies enter comic books?
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 02:12:17 am EST
Reply Subj: Should social-political ideologies enter comic books?
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 12:38:38 am EST

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MA are Republicans, NA are Democrats, you can debate that, but not really. I don't believe this was unintentional.
Financially advanced (Iron-man, Wonder-man, Wasp) or Militarily leaning characters ( Ms Marvel, Black Widow, Ares) and weak-minded (Yellowjacket, Sentry)(this may raise some hackles) not to mention most powerful- Republican
Weaker group, looking out for the most vulnerable of citizens (Cap, Spiderman, Wolverine, Cage, Doc Strange, Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Echo, or Daredevil) underdogs all. Not sure about Spiderwoman.-Democrat

Corporate vs. man on the street.

Republicans won the Civil War battle. Dems will win the final battle and ultimately the war-shortly before the '08 elections.

Is this orchestrated?

> Is this orchestrated?

I think most of that is just you. Not saying that's bad or wrong or anything, just that I don't think that's how Marvel intended their Avengers stuff to be read.

Now, as far as Civil War goes, that's a different story. There was definitely a lot of heavy handed political commentary in there for those who looked for it.

I think Bendis said somewhere recently that Secret Invasion also could be seen as some sort of political allegory about the situation with racial profiling and the right to occupy Iraq that some Americans think they have or not, but truth be told, I think he was just saying that so SI would seem as 'relevant' as Civil War was. At its core, it seems more like the archetypal Invasion of the Body Snatchers type story, which was in itself a form of political allegory, yes, but in regard to an entirely different subject: the 'Red Scare' that permeated American society during the forties and fifties.