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I'd like to see a deconstruction of Creator Provincialism where the fact 90% of all superheroes and supervillains come from or live in the US actually causes the other countries to react and feel uncomfortable. Where America's relationship with the rest of the world is hindered because they have the monopoly on supers. I expect much like the nuclear arms race, the other countries would fight to build up their stock on superheroes. If you wanna play dark, give us a Bad Future where there was an apocalyptic war caused by all the nations fighting for or against America due this envy eventually reaching melting point
On a more light-hearted note, if the president is still the same as our world, seeing the normal president have the mickey taking out of him or lampshading that fact would be a nice touch. You could have a supervillain kidnap the president and self-depractingly he laughs saying "really? I'm just the president in a world full of superhumans, you honestly think kidnapping me's the notch in your belt?" Especially Trump, if anyone's going to make light of that and roast the supervillain for it, it's him
Technically, Doomsday Clock is doing just that. There's a report released during the series called the Superman Theory that posits that the majority of metas showing up in America is deliberate.
As for the other part...not sure about any situation that requires us to cheer for Donald Trump in any way shape or form...or even agree with him, but that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish.
that was the premise of Ultimates 2
It was meant to be the president in general, I'm only using Trump as an example because he's the current president
Obama would probably geek out if Superman saved him
There is no world in which Trump doesn't believe he's better than Superman. Trump always believes he is the greatest, most important person in the world, and he would never claim anyone else was a bigger deal. Shit, Trump would be the guy watching Superman catch a plane and saying how he would've done it so much better.
Obama met Spider-Man once, iirc.
You know, for a story that people love to champion because of how well it "gets" Superman, it's odd how few people point out that "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and The American Way" is basically about a white, North American man beating down a team of minorities and immigrants to show how morally superior he is.
Well, that certainly gets to "the American way" part.
Logically you can make that argument for any white straight american male fighting against a minority villain.
"What's So Funny..." is a lot worse about it.
Especially the part where Superman pretends to kill the Elite to scare them.
You mean a white immigrant beating up other mostly white immigrants? Manchester Black is white in the comics. So is his sister.
Edited by CharlesPhipps on Apr 11th 2019 at 2:29:41 AM
Um, what are you talking about? Most of the Elite in "What's So Funny.." are non-white. Coldcast is a hulking African American man with a damaged eye, the Hat is a Japanese man with a drinking problem and Menagerie is a sexually aggressive Puerto Rican woman. Black's sister wasn't a member of the Elite in "What's So Funny..".
And you are correct, it is a white immigrant beating up a multicultural group of Americans and immigrants.
Edited by CharlesPhipps on Apr 11th 2019 at 6:25:51 AM
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