Obama's New Comic Book Gig: Facing Alien Death Panels

It had to happen: Now that comic book companies have adopted President Obama as a magical sales talisman, one company is branching out to include Joe Biden and other governmental figures. Oh, and "alien death panels," as well. Topical!

According to indie publisher Moonstone Comics, the fifth issue of toy hero revival Captain Action will feature "President Obama and Captain Action as they battle a space alien death panel and the insidious Red Crawl." Whether or not the space alien death panel will be arguing the ins and outs of healthcare reform and how it relates to the nationality of Dr. Stephen Hawking remains unclear, but the publisher is ready to bring other national figures into the medium while we puzzle it out, according to Captain Action Enterprises' Ed Catto:

Since [we first announced the issue], practically every comic publisher has featured President Obama... As a result, we repositioned our story, and it now serves as a kind of tongue-in-cheek commentary on all the other comics featuring the President. We might be the first comic to feature Vice President Joe Biden and certainly are the first to feature the VP's Deputy National Security Advisor, Brian McKeon.

Speculators, look out: McKeon's first appearance is sure to rise in value in years to come.

Captain Action #5 is due in stores August 26th.