Comics characters running for president in a presidential election cycle is a hallowed tradition. Bill the Cat did it. The Demon did it. Howard the Duck did it. Uncle Duke did it.
And now Loki, the Norse god of mischief. Because this presidential cycle needs more mischief.
Sadly, as he is not a native born America, Loki is not actually eligible to run for the highest office. But he can in the comics. Because that’s what comics are for, to present ludicrously unqualified candidates with huge followings so we can say “Oh that could never happen in the real world!
And Loki’s upcoming comic, which launches in June, just in time for the conventions, is the perfect place for a platform.
According to Marvel:
Participate in the Marvel Universe caucus and let your voice be heard.
Seriosuly, there could be worse presidents.
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.