Sunday, February 21, 2010

Politics Invading Comic Strips: Captain America was Just the Beginning! Garfield, Drabble, Fox Trot, Dilbert, Marmaduke, and Family Circus not Immune!

You have probably heard that the comic book superhero called Captain America recently had an adventure in which he took on a Tea Party-esque group that was determined to bring down the government that Captain America holds so dear. It was all over the news. Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about.

But the so-called "Captain America Tea-Bagging Incident" (which is what I'm now calling it) was just one part of a larger story. In these hyper-partisan times, politics have invaded all of our comics, including those beloved daily strips that appear in our nation's newspapers. Below are just a few examples of "actual" comic strips I collected from my local paper, totally at random. As you can see, even Garfield the cat is taking a political position: