Nice find, Teddy. The hypocrisy on display there is pretty painful.
You know, I kinda wonder just how much DC is paying Cooke for this. Is he getting enough to buy his own yacht? Or is he just going to be able to make his boat payments for a few months?
Not that it really matters, I mean what's wrong is wrong. And it does seem like Cooke just plain enjoys playing with established characters, so he probably wouldn't charge extra for this project.
It's just, like, when you hear about some public official who gets busted for corruption, it's somehow more depressing if they were just stealing quarters from the parking meters, rather than bilking the government retirement fund out of millions. I mean, yeah, the worse crimes are more damaging, but if you're going to throw away your integrity, make the temptation actually tempting, rather than some penny-ante garbage. If you're willing to throw away your reputation for practically nothing, then you must not have valued it very highly in the first place.
And no, I don't think making a spin-off comic is as bad as government fraud. Just making another poorly-thought-out analogy, I guess, talking off the top of my head.