Good news: Spider-Man teaming up with Obama

posted at 2:33 pm on January 8, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Debbie Schlussel, turns out those Obama commemorative plates aren’t, in fact, the cheapest attempt to make a buck off his inauguration.

“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.’”…

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)…

Would McCain have gotten a special issue had he won?

Says Quesada: “If McCain was a Spider-Man fan, I’m sure he would.”

Heh. This from an outfit whose top writers are known for penning alternate realities where Superman is a communist, and which preferred to have Captain America fight the Patriot Act instead of Al Qaeda before summarily offing him. Check out panel four, in particular, from the photo gallery; such is Spidey’s obsequiousness that he’s practically qualified to guest-blog at the Daily Dish. Good lord, man. You’re a superhero. Get a hold of yourself.

Exit question: What other Obama-related themes should we expect from comic going forward? Krypton just recently became racially diverse, so look out for future issues in which Superman recounts how the planet’s Golden Age was ushered in by a charismatic leader named “Bar-El”…


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