Friday, May 13, 2011

2011 Situation Room Super Heroes



May 2, 2011
Obama's Osama Bin Laden Mission Captured In Historic Situation Room Pictures (PHOTOS)

May 5, 2011
Clinton: Allergy led to my Situation Room photo

May 9, 2011
Hillary Clinton, Audrey Tomason go missing in Situation Room photo in Di Tzeitung newspaper

May 10, 2011
Picture of the Day: Superheroes! The Ultimate Situation Room Meme

It takes a mighty big picture to get this weird. I love how prominent they made J'Onn J'Onzz, because all that green draws your eyes right to him. This is also the best executed mash-up, with Robert Gates totally looking the part. This could very well end up being one of the most widely circulated Martian Manhunter images of all time once it's done making the rounds. I've sure seen it enough times without trying. Despite previous associations with Superman and Spider-Man, I'm really glad Obama ended up as Captain America. Not only do the colors suit him, but it's a nice zing after all that Birther nonsense (while anticipating the inevitable "Osama isn't really dead" push back.)

9 comments:

will_in_chicago said...

I truly loved the photo, and thought that J'Onn was the best done of the lot. I think that a lot of people are going to look at this. It might raise his profile a bit.

mathematicscore said...

It looks like I was sadly mistaken...

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/05/13/flashpoint-friday-the-outsiders-greatest-enemy-is-revealed/

Diabolu Frank said...

M.C., I was just looking at that image a few hours ago. I plan on devoting a quick post to it, or else I'll leave it until the solicits go up next week. I liked your reveal better.

James said...

Frank can you tell who the characters are all suppose to be. The ones in the far back are hard to tell.

Diabolu Frank said...

There's a list in that last link. It goes like this:

1. Vice President Biden as The Flash

2. President Obama as Captain America

3. Air Force Brigadier General Marshall Webb, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, as Superman

4. Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough as Green Lantern

5. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as Wonder Woman

6. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as Martian Manhunter

7. Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as Spider-Man

8. National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon as Batman

9. Chief of Staff William Daley as Spawn

10. Antony Blinken, National Security Adviser to Vice President Biden, as The Crow

11. Audrey Tomason, the National Security Council's Director for Counterterrorism, as Catwoman.

12. John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism as Captain Marvel (with Kree DNA).

13. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper as possibly the Cartoon Network version of Robin, or maybe just a guy in sunglasses.

mathematicscore said...

Re: James Clapper; I was thinking Black Lightning?

David H. said...

oh man how do people come up with stuff like this? :)

Diabolu Frank said...

So you're saying the guy who photoshopped this was Geoff Johns?

mathematicscore said...

Boom goes the dynamite.