In the newly released teaser for Batman: The Golden Child by Frank Miller and Rafael Grampá, DC comics features the joker and Darkseid helping an evil governor that looks identical to President Trump. It’s not even remotely subtle.
Missed the new issue of Batman: The Golden Child? The Joker and Darkseid are helping fund President Trump and Republicans re-elections, you know, because they’re all villains. Get it?
Oh DC Comics, you’ve become Marvel. pic.twitter.com/IeXCsbTEjh
— Bleeding Fool (@BleedingFool) December 12, 2019
Greta Thunberg also makes a guest appearance in a heroic role.
why is greta thunberg in my batman comic this is weird pic.twitter.com/sW1BLvC42H
— Jacob Mercy (@jacobmercy) December 12, 2019
In one panel the joker wears a patriotic stars and stripes jacket and touts an increase in voter registration.
“Registration is UP! UP! UP! They’re breathing hard out there! They’re sweating! They’re panting! Friends, This is no Election! This is an orgy!”
The Joker Joins The Trump Campaign In Bleak New 'Dark Knight Returns' Comic https://t.co/u3NNGZeniW
Gee, Thanks a Heap, DC Comics.
— Mark T Geiger (@MarkTGeiger1) December 14, 2019
Trump isn’t named in the comic, but his image appears on a number of pages — and the comic character’s speaking style mimics the president’s (“You’re gonna love it! I’m talking streets so safe you can let your kids go play and not even think about ’em!”). The Joker’s American flag jacket also sports the same infamous message that appeared on Melania’s coat last year: “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?”
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg makes a cameo appearance among a group of protesters.
The comic, created by Frank Miller and drawn by Rafael Grampá, presents a new generation of characters — the children of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batwoman — as they battle to thwart the dark duo’s scheme backing Trump, who turns out to be a puppet of the Joker.
In the tale, Darkseid has recruited the Joker as an “agent of chaos” to promote Trump’s election with the goal of destroying humanity’s faith in itself so people can be more easily conquered by the forces of evil.
— Mouse (@mouse_cl) December 11, 2019