With an election day just past, I wanted to focus on some awesome political-office-related covers. General Zod's Campaign is still going strong, by the way. Here are a few other superheroes who have thrown their spandex into the ring:
Lex 2000 #1
This striking cover comes from the time that Lex Luthor was elected President of the United States. Comparisons with the actual election of 2000 flew fast and furious. The situation in the DC Universe's version of America reminds me of Alfred E. Neuman's perpetual campaign slogan: You Could Do Worse; You Always Have.
Captain America #250
Roger Stern and John Byrne teamed up for a story in which Cap runs for President and would have won but he drops out of the race in order to keep on bustin' heads. That's a good thing. If he'd been elected someone might have tried to assassinate him.
Green Arrow #60
DC skipped the entire Universe forward a year and then spent the next year catching the readers up on what happened. It was a pretty cool idea even if it had a few speedbumps along the way. My favorite change was the election of Oliver Queen as Star City's mayor. Yeah, let's see how that kid from Pittsburgh does in an archery contest!
Doom 2099 #28 & Doom 2099 #29
And now, two covers from Warren Ellis's run on Doom 2099. President Doom. 'Nuff said.
This is even better than that time Zod put his face on Mt. Rushmore!