Obama Meets Spiderman

According to USA Today:

In a growing world of Barack Obama collectibles, one item soon may be swinging above the rest. On Jan. 14, Marvel Comics is releasing a special issue of Amazing Spider-Man #583 with Obama depicted on the cover. Inside are five pages of the two teaming up and even a fist-bump between Spidey and the new president.

FIRST LOOK: Check out some panels from ‘Amazing Spider-Man #583’ “It was a natural after we learned the new president is a Spider-Man fan,” says Marvel editor in chief Joe Quesada about reports that Obama once collected Spider-Man comics. “We thought, ‘Fantastic! We have a comic-book geek in the White House.’ ”

The White House transition team did not respond to a question about the extent of Obama’s comic-book geekiness, but Obama did mention Spider-Man during the campaign, primarily at children-oriented events. And during an Entertainment Weekly pop culture survey, Obama said Batman and Spider-Man were his top superheroes because of their “inner turmoil.” (John McCain picked Batman.)
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Why couldn’t Obama be down with Black Panther or Martha Washington? Too revolutionary maybe? Maybe.


Happy reading ya’ll!


4 thoughts on “Obama Meets Spiderman

  1. I bought the Martha Washington series when I was in high school. Who knows where it went since then, right? Well, I went on eBay awhile ago and replaced my entire collection—even gave somebody else a few copies as a gift. Check eBay.


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