Faith #5: Valiant’s Misstep
I’d like to preface this by stating that I’ve already voted early by mail, and that I didn’t vote for either Hillary or Donald.
Valiant Comics has every right to put Hillary on the cover of Faith #5. However, upon seeing the cover I can’t help but cringe. If I saw my favorite presidential candidates on the cover, I’d wince in embarrassment. I’m very much aware that comic books aren’t strangers to the political arena. But I guess I just had higher hopes for Valiant. They’re the come back kids, making all the right moves.
Hillary on the cover smells of propaganda. It looks like something from a bygone era. Its as if Valiant hired Kim Jong’s publicity agent to come up with this cover, and the communist party is endorsing Hillary as the Chairman of the party. Bottom line, this isn’t very Rock n’ Roll of Valiant.
I’ve stated before that Faith represents the every woman. Out of all the books I’ve reviewed, Faith has been one of my favorites, consistently. Hillary is the complete opposite of what Faith is. It’s like Donald Trump standing next to Miles Morales, it doesn’t work. Donald is the antithesis of Miles. At least when Obama was on the cover of Spider-Man, Obama wasn’t some silver spooned Park Avenue oligarch. Although for the record I was very much against, a president being on the cover of Spider-Man.
I feel I should be harsh on Valiant, because I’m a believer in comic books and the good they do for society as a whole. I’m also a free American who holds to the idea that our government should be questioned and criticized at every turn. We often hear the merits of separation of church and state. I’m here to say there needs to be more of a emphasis on the separation of the state and the media.