Heard on the Hill

Politicos Grasp at Champions’ Coattails

Campaign to co-opt #NationalSuperheroDay takes flight

Would-be heroes invaded Capitol Hill in 2014 in a failed attempt to set a Guinness World Record. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A “holiday” dreamed up by comic book creators to celebrate their favorite fantasy characters does not appear to be immune from political interference.  

It’s been 20-plus years since Marvel employees unleashed National Superhero Day upon the world.  

Based on a recent flurry of activity across the social mediasphere, it would appear that pols and activists, though somewhat late, are excited about joining the party.  

Hero Worship

“March” co-author Andrew Aydin knows civil rights icon John Lewis of Georgia is the real deal .  

Sidekickin’ It

Florida Republican Gus Bilirakis is fine with getting the other guy’s back.  

The Distress Call

Fans of White House hopeful Bernard Sanders won’t back down .  

Vote or Die

These are worse than being able to calm jittery squirrels.  

A Wing and a Prayer

Breaking up is hard to do, right Sen. Rubio?  

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