Was I surprised to read on a mainstream news site that Captain America is going to become President of the United States in the "Ultimate" version of the Marvel Universe? Well, yeah. I mean, that's a pretty drastic idea. Of course, I haven't followed the Ultimate universe in a while, and last I checked they'd also killed off Peter Parker, half the X-Men, and, I think, basically gone "dystopian" with their version of the world. So, you know, whatever.
I mean, Cap over in the mainline Marvel U pondered a run circa 1980 (we got Reagan instead, who, while charming, couldn't have taken Batroc the Leaper). And Superman was elected President in one of those "Imaginary Stories" back in the day, Lex won the election in 2000 as a third party candidate (with Superman's childhood pal, Pete Ross, as VP), and Morrison made a version of Superman President who appeared as recently as Action Comics #9 (Volume 2). And, Superman has been the Prime Minister of Russia over in Red Son. And that doesn't include the dozens of times Superman went crazy and declared himself either king of the gorillas, some locality or of all the Earth.
Back in the 1970's, Batgirl served in Congress for a number of years (it was insane). And, of course, one must never forget DC oddball youth-culture-appeal character Prez Rickard.
|and the President thought he'd really discovered something when he watched his first Kubrick movie...|