I was putting together a blog post about my favorite issue of Sandman on this, a big election day, and it got me thinking about the shifting nature of presidents in a shared universe like the DC or Marvel universe, and what everyone's preference is.
There has been a lot of back and forth, of course. Real world presidents regularly made appearances in the comics in the 40s and 50s; recently released was a crazy Haney written Teen Titans story, ink art by Allred, that had Kennedy as an integral character, for crissakes!
And even in the 80s, Reagan was the president of "Legends", if I recall correctly.
But somewhere along the way, "President" became generic, so as not to date the comic I suppose. I didn't see a lot of Clinton or Dubya.
With the pop cultural popularity of Obama, it seems that we've had a return to a real world president - Marvel made big bank off of the Spider Man issue, was showing off Obama all through Dark Reign, and even now DC is putting on Green Lantern issues with Obama as the obvious president - and I'm wondering what people think?
How do you like your presidents? Does it jar you?
And finally...Prez Rickard for President!!!