In Q & A, a weekly feature of Fantastic Fangirls, we ask our staff to tackle a simple question — then open the floor to comments.
What comic book character do you think would make a good president (or appropriate head of state for your country)?
Carol Danvers. She’s got the military background. She’s got the leadership experience. She’s even been responsible for some very serious diplomacy while traveling the galaxy (and is currently something of an ambassador to Canada!). I don’t mean Carol Danvers right now. She’s a little too itchy to punch every problem, and has a bit of a wanderlust. But in twenty years or so, I think Carol Danvers could be the no-BS politician we all need. And as for the economy and other areas where she’s weaker, well. That’s why the best presidents have the best advisors (and also why I want a Marvel Universe West Wing-like show).
Aunt May. It’s a mistake to give Ben Parker all the credit for Peter’s development into a responsible adult. May does all the boring, messy, back-aching tasks of hero-support and she’s been a social activist in multiple incarnations of the character. She’s a community leader who could pivot into congressional politics and I’m pretty sure she’s the president we need.