Spider-Man is *the* Social Arachnid: Meets Obama


For those of you living under rocks the last few days, like yours truly, Marvel announced that President-Elect Obama will meet Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #583.

asm583_obamavariant1“This all new story written by Zeb Wells and art by Todd Nauck and Frank D’Armata takes place in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day and finds one of Spider-Man’s oldest foes attempting to thwart the swearing in ceremony of the 44th President of the United States. The story will be featured as a bonus story in Marvel Comic’s Amazing Spider-Man #583, available in comic book shops nation-wide on January 14th, 2009. A special variant cover by artist Phil Jimenez featuring the President-Elect and Spider-Man will be available for this issue.”

A snippet of the meeting lay below the cut.

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While presidents often appear in Marvel comic books, they’re most often referenced as just “the president,” although they usually resemble whomever is the current seated Commander-in-Chief. So while Barack Obama may be showing up from time to time in the Marvel Universe, Wacker said he’s not going to get a recurring role thanks to this appearance in Amazing Spider-Man.

“In future stories, when you see the president and he’s a black male, you’ll know who he is. But I don’t know that we’re doing a Barack Obama Marvel Team-Up book,” the editor laughed. “He’s not joining the New Avengers.

If he can’t join the Avengers, would you let him join NEXTWAVE? That way he could meet Monica Rambeau. Wherein she will undoubtedly inform him that she once led the Avengers. That puts him within 2 degrees, people.

Other political types that have been in comics lately?

(via newsarama: 1, 2 and by odd tangential clicking Seriously Guys)

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