Thanos Creator Calls Donald Trump’s ‘Avengers’-Themed Campaign Video “Sick” – Update

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Thanos Creator Calls Donald Trump’s ‘Avengers’-Themed Campaign Video “Sick” – Update
Updated with Jim Starlin reaction: What’s more presidential than a sadistic alien despot who wipes out half the universe? In a curious move, the campaign to re-elect President Donald Trump has circulated a mash-up photo and video that melds the head of chief executive with the hulking form of Thanos, the extraterrestrial menace made infamous in the Avengers films from Disney and Marvel Studios.

Thanos creator Jim Starlin slammed the campaign ad in a post on Instagram. “After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous dang fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer. How sick is that?” Starlin, who created the character in 1973, wrote.

“These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end,
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