Creator of Marvel’s Thanos Blasts Trump’s Campaign For Using His Character in Video
With a likely impeachment looming, Donald Trump’s campaign is looking to start fighting back. And one of the most popular ways for Trump’s supporters to fight is to paint the President as some kind of superhero.
That’s just what they did following the introduction of Articles of Impeachment by congressional Democrats. A video released by the campaign shortly after the announcement depicted Trump as Avengers’ villain Thanos. The creator of Thanos, Jim Starlin, reacted to the use of his character by saying that he felt “violated.”
Hours after Nancy Pelosi made the announcement, the Twitter accounts, Trump’s War Room, posted the video. They wrote, “House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump’s re-election is inevitable.
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.
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— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
Starlin, who created the character in 1973, was asked about the video by The Hollywood Reporter. “After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer,” said the artist and writer. “How sick is that.”
The Marvel veteran was able to find a silver lining, though. He continued, “These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end.”
Perhaps the Trump campaign team has not seen the latest Avengers installment. [SPOILER ALERT] While Thanos was able to claim victory in Avengers: Infinity War, the heroes are able to defeat the Mad Titan and reverse his actions in Avengers: End Game.