Sunday, January 11, 2009

Obama, Spider-Man team up for Marvel comic - The Australian - 9th January 2009

Barack Obama - a longtime fan of Spider-Man - will meet his webby hero in a commemorative comic book adventure to be published by Marvel next week.

"To celebrate the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama, Marvel is proud to present an all-new story teaming up one of the world's most recognisable political figures with the world's greatest super hero," Marvel said on its website.

Marvel decided to publish the Obama meets Spidey comic, after learning the soon-to-be president of the US is a fan of the web-spinning superhero.

"When we heard that president-elect Obama is a collector of Spider-Man comics, we knew that these two historic figures had to meet in our comics' Marvel Universe," said Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada.

"A Spider-Man fan moving into the Oval Office is an event that must be commemorated in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man," he said.

The story takes place in Washington on January 20, the day of Obama's inauguration, and involves one of Spider-Man's oldest foes trying to prevent Obama taking the oath of office, according to Marvel.

The comic - number 583 in the Amazing Spider-Man series - will go on sale on January 14. (Credit: The Australian)

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