Monday, September 24, 2012
Number 1233: Captain Marvel Jr exposes the real candidates!
Only a few more weeks to go, fellow Americans, and the torture of a presidential election will be over for another cycle (hang in there!) Going back a few elections (think 1952), candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower was running on the Republican ticket against Democrat Adlai Stevenson. So it seemed appropriate to reference elections in comic books, but one of the few election stories I've been able to find is this Captain Marvel Jr tale.
It addresses a situation many voters face when going to the polls. Do they really know a candidate? Is he really who he is portrayed to be? In this case the candidate made it through the process to the nomination, and he's definitely not what he pretends to be.
The second story has a misleading title. “Vampira, Queen of Terror” doesn't even bite anyone. But, she’s got a gorilla, and that's enough for me.
“The Space Voters” is credited by the Grand Comics Database as being drawn by Joe Certa, and “Vampira” is drawn by Bud Thompson. Both are from Captain Marvel Jr #116 (1952).