All April long, we'll be highlighting the wonderful world of comics, from interviews with creators and a look at the way the industry works to deep dives with our favorite characters, storylines and controversies. Stay tuned for more throughout the month, and let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter @blastr!
Ever since Captain America first punched Hitler in the ‘stache back in 1941, getting political has been an essential element of superhero comics. Every once in a while, however, a character will take that theme a bit more literally. Over the years, all sorts of characters have tried to gain political power to match their superpower, with varying degrees of success. So, in honor of Blastr’s Comic Book Month — and a fairly cartoonish election cycle off the page — we’re lining up some of the best four-color candidates in superhero comic book history for your consideration.
From grouchy waterfowl to demons, supervillains and former Jon Stewart employees, the diversity of the nominees spans the Marvel and DC universes, and even includes a few from their alternate universes. There's nothing more important for democracy than being an informed voter, so read up on the choices and let us know who you’d cast your ballot for in the comments.