Halloween Man Takes on Donald Trump

The creative team behind Halloween Man have produced this splendid tribute to Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s classic Captain America cover.

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However, rather than having Steve Rogers clouting Hitler, this image by Evan Quiring and Sergio Calvet Renedo depicts Drew Edwards’ Halloween hero opposing an all-new threat to democracy… Donald Trump!

Okay, so Trump isn’t in the same league of villainy as Hitler (yet), but I’m all for American citizens lashing out at the right-wing lunatic in a peaceful and creative way.

Says Drew Edwards on the image:

The creative team of the underground comic, Halloween Man is honoring Simon and Kirby by taking a stance we hope they’d approve of.

Donald Trump says he will “Make America Great Again.” Well, I for one believe America is already great and one of the things that makes it so is its people. A people who are diverse culturally, racially, sexually, and religiously. America’s melting pot culture is what gave us everything from Rock ‘n’ Roll to Chicken Fried Steak. I know I’m just the creator of an underground comic, but I love this country and seeing this hate sweep the nation is absolutely heartbreaking. So I’ll fight it with the only weapon at my disposal, my characters. If anyone feels similarly powerless, please remember, we’re not. Together, we can show Donald Trump and his followers, that America is better than his narrow view of it.

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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