Presidents Day Special: Lincoln vs. Robot Hitler
I think that title just about sums it up, but for those of you who don't know, today is Presidents Day, and while it's ostensibly a holiday set aside to honor all of our various Heads of State here in the good ol' USA, we here at the ISB know that it's all about Abe.
As longtime readers might remember, former Illinois State Wrestling Champion Abraham Lincoln is unequivocally my favorite president, and that's why I set aside some time today to read Benito Cereno and Graeme MacDonald's action-packed 2004 one-shot Tales From the Bully Pulpit, an adventure story wherein Teddy Roosevelt and the ghost of Thomas Edison hijack a time machine and wage a battle against South American Nazis on Mars, and I can assure you, it's as fantastic as it sounds.
The best part, of course, is the climax, when Roosevelt reveals his secret weapon for defeating Hitler's plan of Martian conquest, and what follows can only be considered awesome:
Happy President's Day, Everybody!
As part of his sinister master plan, Robot Hitler assembles a group of history's greatest dictators, including both Chairman Mao and "his interdimensional anthropomorphic counterpart," Chairman Meow in what may actually be the best use of cat-based communism in printed media. But needless to say...
...they don't do so hot. Man that guy's awesome.
More Presidential Hilarity From the ISB:
| Independence Day 2005: The Presitron |
| Presidents Day 2006: The Purely Theoretical Adventures of Abraham Lincoln |