“El Peso Hero” is not your typical comic book series. The eponymous main character defends immigrants, stands up for the disenfranchised and speaks only Spanish.
It may sound like an impossible feat to appear in a popular superhero series without even having to physically show up for the job, but that's just what Comedy Central pseudo-pundit Stephen Colbert has pulled off by lending his name and likeness to Marvel Comic's "Amazing Spider-Man" #573.
When faced with that nagging "Where's Osama bin Laden?" question once again during a press conference about 9/11, White House spokesperson Dana Perino pointed out that President Bush & Co. don't have superpowers. Oh, right! Well, Stephen Colbert has a few suggestions about super-skills specially tailored for Bush.
Right, so it was clear that things were going to change a bit at The Wall Street Journal when it became a part of the Murdochian Empire, but this is a little much: In this somewhat startling essay, Andrew Klavan sees a "W" where others see Batman's bat symbol in "The Dark Knight" and believes the film is a "paean of praise" to President Bush.