Friday, October 17, 2008

Born On Krypton



When Barack Obama jokingly said "Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-el, to save the planet Earth," at the Al Smith Dinner, it reminded me of a black Superman character from 1999. In Legends of the DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, long time fans were treated to a lost chapter from the famous maxi-series Crisis on Infinite Earths. In this comic, an interesting universe was depicted which featured ethnically diverse versions of several regular DC Superheroes, such as a Japanese Flash, a black Superman, a Middle Eastern Wonder Woman and a Native American Green Arrow. This world had silver age storytelling sensibilities but with a contemporary multi-cultural dynamic.

What’s more interesting (and coincidental) is that the Superman of this earth had a round S-symbol and he was married to a Super-Girl who wasn’t his cousin.

And what was the name of this alternate world? “Earth D

Heh Heh I think it’s a good year to be a Democrat. Could this the dawning of Earth D?

Oh and on a side note, there was an “Earth R” too. It was a world created by the villain Despero and it was populated with Reptilian lifeforms… I guess that figures.



-Swinebread

6 comments:

RAB said...

The adjustment made to the original panel is astonishingly well done!

And oh, all the possible jokes about "Earth-R" are fighting among themselves trying to escape my brain. Which itself is kind of apt, as well...

TF said...

I'm pretty sure Sarah palin and McNasty ARE reptilian life-forms in disguise.

pidomon said...

Classic!
It's fun watching the Planet R about to implode

The Moody Minstrel said...

Countdown to the "national disaster" and subsequent declaration of martial law...5...4...3...

Dean Wormer said...

I've always had a soft spot for Superman so Barack won all sorts of love from me on that quote.

Dr. Zaius said...

I loved it when he said that!