Allan Janus says: "In regard to the 1950's comic that predicts the administration's Iran policy, I discovered a villain - the evil Yew Bee - in one of the Fletcher Hanks Stardust thrillers (contained in "I shall destroy all civilized Planets) who bears an uncanny resemblance to our dear vice president. And guess what - he's plotting to take over the country!"
Cheney - sorry, I mean Yew Bee - wreaks terrible destruction on the country - normal weaponry and constitutional restraints are useless! Cheney - sorry, Yew Bee - is poised to triumph and plunge the U.S. into a hideous dictatorship... and then Super Wizard Stardust appears and turns Chen... I mean Yew Bee, sorry - into a giant rat! By the way, Super Wizard Stardust is the only superhero I know of who's so secure in his masculinity that he can wear polka dots. And they look good on him!Link
(Click on thumbnail for enlargement) And, of course, we hope that the title "most prophetic comic" is not awarded to T-Man # 20 (which, alas, little Dickie Cheney probably devoured at some point in the course of his undisclosed childhood).
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects