Marvel Team-Up Featuring Spider-Man and Barack Obama

Man, Spider-Man gets to meet all the interesting public figures. Late last year, he got to hang out with Stephen Colbert, now he’s all set to meet Barack Obama.

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.

“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.)

In the story by Zeb Wells, Todd Nauck and Frank D’Armata, Spider-Man stops the Chameleon from spoiling Obama’s swearing-in. At one point, Spider-Man says he mistook Vice President-elect Joe Biden for the Vulture (a vintage Spider-Man villain).

This is due to hit the stands next week, but if you want this one, ya better get to the stores early on New Comics Day — they’re expecting this issue to sell out fast.

(Link courtesy of ComicBookResources)

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  1. TS Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

    Man, was that a mediocre meeting, shoved in the back of what amounted to a moderately risque Archie issue.

    However, I liked the brief appearance by Not-Quite-Lex-Luthor.

  2. Scott Slemmons Said,

    January 14, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

    Oh, foo, I haven’t seen it yet. Might not end up seeing it at all, depending on how much it costs…