‘Back in the Cold War’: Vladimir Putin Makes Appearance in DC Comics’ Latest
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‘Back in the Cold War’: Vladimir Putin Makes Appearance in DC Comics’ Latest

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a business forum. File photo. In DC Comics’ latest comic, Russian President Vladimir Putin is a character ‒ and he declares war on the United States. In the new eighth issue of "Watchmen" sequel "Doomsday Clock," Putin plays a short but pivotal role in the development of the story, much of which takes place in Russia. According to comicbook.com, the issue begins with the superhero Firestorm in the middle of a crowd in Russia, a crowd he soon accidentally turns into glass with his powers. This sets in motion an international incident in which Putin meets Superman, with whom he is briefly chummy, before using the humans-transformed-into-glass business as a pretext for declaring war on the United States. Is this Putin in comic form? Lol. #DoomsdayClock pic.twitter.com/Qz5eXe7YNQ — SanTy🎅Clause (@tysynapse) December 6, 2018 Why the US? Well in the "Doomsday Clock" universe, it’s widely held that the US government is directly responsible for the abundance of people with superpowers, using them as a way to destabilize rival nations and dominate global affairs, Syfy explains. At a press conference after the incident, the Russian president says, "They have been amassing an army covertly for more […]

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