Jim Starlin created Thanos in the 1970s. On Tuesday, the comic book writer blasted President Trump's 2020 campaign in response to a video showing the president's smiling face superimposed over the film's main villain at the exact moment the creature snaps his fingers before declaring, "I am inevitable."
"House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump's re-election is inevitable," the @TrumpWarRoom account wrote, referencing the "Avengers" character's famous line.
Starlin made it clear he did not find the video tasteful -- or even humorous -- at all. In "Avengers: Endgame," Thanos falls short in his third attempt at destroying the universe.
"After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer," the comic book writer said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
The campaign video was released hours after Pelosi announced articles of impeachment against Trump will proceed.
Meanwhile, Pelosi's announcement was mocked, along with the president, in a jingle created by "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" last week. The song mocked Trump as a "bum," and Pelosi as a "grandma."