As the uber-comic book convention FanExpo hits Toronto this weekend, I’d like to ask all the progressives busily rebooting the superheroes of my youth to kindly get their stinking paws off my comic books already.
I’ve lamented that the Mighty Thor is now a chick and Marvel is under pressure with an online petition to make Captain America gay. We even saw Justin Trudeau appear on the cover of Civil War 2 recently.
But, as the PC madness continues unabated, all is not completely lost in the comic universe.
If you’re craving a right-wing take on capes and cowls, check out Christopher Nolan’s "Dark Knight Rises."
Released in 2012 at the height of the Occupy movement, this Batman flick demonizes collectivism while championing the power of capitalism and the will of the individual to rise above dire circumstances.
Bruce Wayne is a 1%’er but far from being a symbol of greedy excess, he’s an agent for change – not through death and destruction, but by being a philanthropist and a self-sacrificing vigilante.
The Dark Knight Rises is a scathing indictment of the Occupy movement as well as an unapologetic banner-waver for the power of the individual.