My first blog (some artifacts of which survive here) was based around the idea that criticism was easy, actually creating or fixing something is hard. After Captain America #602, I got to thinking… what would be a comic that might actually appeal to conservatives…
Two hundred and thirty-four years ago, an elite group of thinkers embarked on a grand experiment. They eventually died. However, their blood and sweat was bound into the foundations of their project and they would return when needed most. Like now…
George Washington – Always ready with a plan, it’s his charisma and leadership that keeps the FF team together and forges their paths to victory.
Thomas “Faceman” Jefferson – Popular with the ladies, Tom has a silver tongue that gets him in almost anywhere, usually trouble.
Benjamin “Howling Mad” Franklin – Ben might be certifiably insane, but because of his great skill with machines, the team puts up with him… so far.
John “Bad Attitude” Hancock – The muscle of the group, John is always itching for a fight and woe to those who draw his ire.
Some scenes floating around in my noggin
[the FF team is watching a television]
Ben – Pardon me, but who is the negro there?
Civilian – Actually, um – sir, the word, negro, is considered rude. And that, is Obama. The president.
[the team gasps]
Tom – Well was he freed by his master or his ancestors?
Civilian – I don’t think either. Slavery was abolished in this country over a century and half ago.
George – [laughing] We did it gents. ‘The land of the free’… I love it when a dream comes together.
[the team meeting with President Obama]
Tom – [looking at the paintings on the wall] So much has changed in this house and yet… the weight is still the same.
John – A bit too garish for my taste.
Obama – Sirs, it is a great honor to meet you.
George – [shaking Obama’s hand] And it is our honor to meet today’s president.
Obama – Your arrival couldn’t be better timed. I really need-
George – No.
Obama – What?
Tom – The people elected you. Which means you must fulfill the duties we laid out for the office as you see fit.
George – We built this nation so men could find their own way, not ordered by others. [the team starts to leave] Obama, sir, do the best you can. That’s all that can be asked of anyone.
Obama – But there’s so much disagreement and animosity in this country…
George – [laughs] It’s always been that way. You should have seen the Philadelphia Convention.
Obama – I could use your advice.
George – Then seek it out. [as the door is closing] We left our words for that reason, Mr. President.
[the FF team is standing over a battlefield]
John – [walking over and grabbing a crawling opponent] Do we kill this one?
George – No, leave him alive. [grabbing the man’s clothing, George draws him close] We let him live so he can deliver a message to Bin Laden. Tell him we’re coming., and he should turn himself in to the president, before we bring the fury of all Hell to his doorstep.
Now I just need an artist and publisher. Co-writer could be useful too…