The cultural impact of Barack Obama

It was obvious that Barack Obama represented a change in style, tempo and agenda of the US government, but what wasn’t obvious to the international audience is the cultural impact that Mr Obama has had on his country’s culture.

Science fiction mirrors the nature of its society, Invaders of the Bodysnatchers and Starship Troopers were both products of the pre-detenté cold war. Which explains why the comic industry represents Barack Obama as a mix of John Wayne and Cary Grant. Here is examples that I found at Comicana around the corner from my office:

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President Obama battles zombies.

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President Obama meets Savage Dragon.

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Barack Obama and Spider Man hang out at the Lincoln Memorial.

Somehow I can’t the same happening for any of our current or future leaders in the UK.