On July 1 TheBlaze broke the news that the image of an "Armed & Angry" President Obama would grace the cover of a special comic book set to hit stores on September 11.
As we reported two months ago, the limited-edition cover featuring a well-armed, zombie-killing President Obama was slated to appear on one of every 10 copies in the Iusse #1 printing (i.e., if a store orders 100 copies of “The Other Dead,” 10 of them will have the Obama cover, making it a highly-anticipated book almost certainly destined for coveted-collectible status).
But some are concerned that the special issue might never see the light of day.
Late Sunday night TheBlaze learned from the Obama cover artist Dave Dorman that the September 11 release for the book has been delayed by U.S. Customs.
Why, you ask?
9/11 Release of Obama “The Other Dead” #1 Cover Held Up By CustomsFans and Media Watching Closely As This Story UnfoldsLOS ANGELES, CA--September 9, 2013—The Other Dead (IDW Publishing) comic’s creative team just received word that their book, slated to release on 9/11, is being held up in Customs “to spray for moths.” The timing is conspiracy theory-level suspicious, given the fact that the book’s one-in-10 variant cover by Eisner and Inkpot Award-winning artist Dave Dorman portrays President Obama wielding guns, just as the President is currently considering military action against Syria. “At first I thought Customs said they were spraying for Mothra, which was ironic since the books were being held up in Asia, and this is a sci-fi horror comic about deadly creatures,” quipped Dorman. “But the timing of this delay is suspect.”
Initially the cover was said to be a concern for fans of the president due to the image of a gun-toting Obama during a summer filled with the administration talking about the need for more gun control in America.
But with the president's current stance on Syria and the possibility of him ordering a U.S. military strike against Assad-regime forces, "The Other Dead" cover could add fuel to the fire for those who say Obama is determined to take action, no matter what Congress or anyone else has to say about Syria.
It's even become an internet meme. This image was spotted online Sunday night:
(H/T: Dave Dorman)
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