When I heard Spawn creator Todd McFarlane was doing some art for sheriff's candidate Paul Penzone to raffle off as a fundraiser, I didn't realize he was working on a piece featuring Penzone as a Captain America-esque superhero.
But, hey, it works. Penzone may not be quite this ripped, but unlike roly-poly octogenarian Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Penzone actually looks like he could slap the cuffs on a bad guy.
Arpaio's such a wuss, he goes everywhere with a crew of bodyguards. And I mean, everywhere. Wouldn't surprise me if they follow him to the can.
I can envision Joe as The Penguin a la Danny DeVito. Though, he squawks more like Burgess Meredith's old school version of the villain.
And Republican-doofus-turned-Independent-babyman Mike Stauffer? He doesn't look like he can kick his own keister, much less anyone else's. Even Joe could take that pasty Patton Oswalt-lookalike, I'll bet.
First time I saw Stauffer, I thought, "This guy is a cop?" He seemed like a nice enough fella, at the time. Now we know he's a cross between a weasel and a goat, a joke of a candidate who's doing Arpaio the biggest favor of the sheriff's career.
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In any case, seems McFarlane and Penzone are pals because Penzone did some PR work for McFarlane long ago.
"I don't consider myself a superhero," Penzone said on his Facebook page. "But this is a fight of good versus evil. And our team of good citizens, supporters and volunteers will prevail."
Spoken like the next sheriff of Maricopa County.