Covid19: Singapore’s Obsession With Comic Superheroes
Remember the Virus Vanguard comic Covid19 superheroes? This superhero team was a collaboration between Gov.sg and art collective Band of Doodlers. However the drawings got taken down one day after being introduced on the gov.sg website.
Well, it looks like the Singapore government still cannot get enough of superheroes. The Economic Development Board (EDB) recently released another four cartoon "heroes". These cartoon characters are meant to represent four different Covid19 diagnostic test kits for detection, contact tracing and containment efforts.
They were named as "The First Mover", "The Super Tracker", "The Speed Tester" and "The Dual Detector".
With the Covid19 pandemic looming over Singapore, we wonder why government agencies still waste resources drawing superhero comics. The time and money should instead be spent on dealing with the coronavirus.