Marvel Comics featuring Obama with Spiderman
Barack Obama is being featured along with superhero Spiderman in a new children’s book by Marvel Comics, after learning that the U.S. President-elect was an avid Spidey collector as a kid.books Updated: Jan 09, 2009 11:19 IST
Barack Obama is being featured along with superhero Spiderman in a new children’s book by Marvel Comics, after learning that the U.S. President-elect was an avid Spidey collector as a kid.
"When we read that we thought, ''Oh my God the future Commander-in-chief is actually the future nerd-in-chief,''" the New York Daily News quoted Joe Quesada, Marvel''s top editor, as saying. "With a geek in the White House, we just had to give him a shout back. It''s just the coolest thing ever," Quesada added.
The comic to go on sale next Wednesday will have Spiderman with Barack Obama on its cover. According to news.com.au, it will be a six-page special story revolving around mild-mannered photographer Peter Parker, who spots two Obamas on inauguration day.
He will transform into Spiderman, and tell the real Obama from the fake. Gus Poulakas, owner of Silver Age Comics in Queens, said that the sales stunt would be very beneficial for the industry. "We''ll get a couple of people coming in off the street, who didn''t read a comic book in their lives, people wanting to get a piece of history," he said.
This is not the first time that comic book creators’ inclination towards the political arena has been reported, for Obama was endorsed by the title character of Image Comics'' ‘Savage Dragon’ during the presidential campaigning too. "Let me just say if John McCain had come out and said he was a big Spider-Man or Captain America fan, we''d do it for him, too," Quesada said.