First it was a terrifying, shadowy figure.
Then it was a video sceen cap.
And now Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, Marvel president and adviser to POTUS, is just standing there on an airplane runway getting his picture taken by the AP, after three decades of not allowing any photographs – even going so far as to go to the Iron Man premiere in a disguise.
This is kind of like the last season of Lost.
Perlmutter’s wide open appearance was part of a “listening panel” for veterans in Florida. A panel that did not include any reps from major veterans groups.
The White House did not release a complete list of those who were there when Trump held a meeting on the VA at the White House Tuesday. Representatives of American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars told Military Times they weren’t invited.
Someone who was included was Marvel Entertainment chair and former CEO Isaac ‘Ike’ Perlmutter.
To be fair, Perlmutter, 74, is a veteran of the Israeli army.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.