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THIS JUST IN: Marvel elects our next president: Ultimate Captain America

“He is Abraham Lincoln — if Lincoln had had access to a jet plane and a devastating right hook.”

So writer Sam Humphries tells Comic Riffs about Ultimate Captain America, who — according to the precincts reporting from his Marvel alterna-universe — will become President Cap this Wednesday. Ultimate Comic Ultimates Nos. 15-16 will launch a story arc in which the First Avenger wins a recall election by a write-in landslide.

To read the full Comic Riffs exclusive, click here.

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.

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