When Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man #583 arrives next week, it will feature a special story featuring Spider-Man fighting those who would prevent President-Elect Obama from being sworn in.  No, I’m not talking about Rumsfeld and Cheney, but real Spider-Man foes like the Chameleon.

“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,” says Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada.  “Historic moments such as this one can be reflected in our comics because the Marvel Universe is set in the real world.  A Spider-Man fan moving into the Oval Office is an event that must be commemorated in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man.”

Take the jump from what is sure to be one of the best lines from the issue.


Oh Joe Biden, are you going to be the butt of all jokes for the next four years?

via Marvel

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  1. Alex
    January 8, 2009 at 9:38 am — Reply

    I am so disturbed by Spidey’s jaw in the second panel.

  2. January 8, 2009 at 10:06 am — Reply

    ENOUGH with the politcial tie-ins. It’s one thing when it’s Colbert, but Obama? Is this seriously necessary?



  3. RussyH
    January 8, 2009 at 11:08 am — Reply

    ANY comic with real life politicians in just annoys me out! Why do it? just seems a pointless PR stunt.

  4. dtrod
    January 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    Nothing like exploiting Democrats in order to boost sales! First Colbert, and now Obama! And why not? Sales are horrid since the story line “One More Day” ruined the book…

    I can’t wait for the Henry Waxman variant cover.

  5. Krod
    January 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    . . . Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada [said] that he and his artists and writers “do our best to be completely non-partisan and treat presidents with respect.

    If they think they have to say that about their comics to sell them, why don’t they actually do it? I mean, if you have to lie in advertising the content of your product to attract customers, just change the content to what you obviously think people actually want.

  6. mosdef
    January 8, 2009 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    Spideys entire head looks retarded in the last panel, its freakin me out

  7. Brent
    January 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm — Reply

    The fist bump is over the top. We get it, Obama is the first…hip…President.

  8. Novan Leon
    January 8, 2009 at 7:17 pm — Reply

    Fist bump and a line straight out of a John Wayne movie. Mix that with bizarre spidey art and you have one disturbing frame.

  9. Cart
    January 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm — Reply

    In order to be non-partisan, shouldn’t Bush be in the Fantasic Four this month in a storyline where they help him move out of the White House?

  10. January 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm — Reply

    What the shit is the problem with Spidey’s head in the second panel? Is is that Obama’s fist bump has flesh-melting superpowers???

    When I was a kid I thought amazing artists worked in comic books.

  11. Frankie
    January 9, 2009 at 1:09 am — Reply

    I for one am still boycotting spiderman until the storyline “one last day” comes out….((just made that story line-up and its all mine!!! ))

  12. Mike
    January 9, 2009 at 3:44 am — Reply

    I know the comic is supposed to be pro-Obama… I feel silly even thinking I have to put a ***SPOILER*** warning (does anyone even care?), but he tells Obama apart from an Obama-disguised Chameleon by using basketball… and then fistbumps??? Has anyone at Marvel actually met a black person before or are they just going off of what they see on television? Did they delete the panels where Obama does the running man and yells “DYNO-MITE!”? God this is pathetic.

  13. anonymous
    January 9, 2009 at 4:53 am — Reply

    ugh… Amazing Spiderman was one of my favorite comics back when. Why oh why.

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