Politics are quickly spreading to the pages of the nation's comic books. While "Archie" learned "anything's possible" when President Barack Obama and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made their debut sharing a friendly milkshake earlier this month, the comic's creators are promising to turn up the political heat with new stories featuring Obama and Palin duking it out in "The Fight for America."
According to Politico, Archie Comics plans to announce on Tuesday plans for multiple future covers carrying the Obama-Palin theme. While Obama is dubbed "The Chicago Kid," Palin is declared "The Thrilla from Wasilla."
Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater told POLITICO that the company had received so much positive feedback on the first Obama/Palin cover (which made the rounds last week) they decided, why ruin a good thing?
"We sat around and talked and said, 'Holy toledo!' This is something that we should take a look at and bring the president back on the cover for." (He said he just reached out to both the Palin and Obama camps and predicted that "I'm sure that we're going to hear from them" about their comics).
"At the end of the day, President Obama and Sarah Palin completely come from opposite sides, but they both want the same thing: The best interests of the United States. And we figured Riverdale High School was a place they can unite," he said.