To celebrate the holiday, Marvel is releasing a free digital comic featuring Captain America and Spider-Man at the Gettysburg Address.  This digital comic arrives hot on the heels of The Amazing Spider-Man #583, where Spider-Man met President Obama.

“We were completely blown away by the overwhelming response to the Spidey Meets the President storyline.  Comic book shops have not been able to keep it on shelves, so we thought it would a fitting way to celebrate President’s Day by offering free online access to all fans to view and read the storyline – including some exclusive new content – only at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited,” says Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Publishing.  “And in celebration of President Lincoln’s historic Bicentennial, we could think of no better tribute in the Marvel Universe than to have Spider-Man and Cap honoring one of his enduring legacies, the Gettysburg Address.”

While the “Gettysburg Distress” issue is free, users will need to create an account to access the content.  I wonder when Marvel will release Spider-Man meets Nixon, or the super-secret Wolverine/Jimmy Carter crossover issue.

via Marvel

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  1. Lifeisaglitch
    February 16, 2009 at 11:52 am — Reply

    Gettysburg Distress….BEST TITLE EVER!!!

  2. Gaumer
    February 16, 2009 at 10:00 pm — Reply

    Next month Spidey meets Richard Nixon

  3. mugsgame
    February 16, 2009 at 10:05 pm — Reply

    Eric Larsen is going to be pissed. He was about to do a six-part arc in Savage Dragon with Abe Lincoln.

    I wonder if they have Lincoln hook up with Northstar?

  4. mugsgame
    February 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    Disregard that last post. I’m a douche.

  5. Novan Leon
    February 17, 2009 at 8:46 am — Reply

    Now this presidential cameo is somewhat cool, the Obama was merely ironic.

  6. February 17, 2009 at 1:33 pm — Reply

    Hey ! They stole this idea from Scott McCloud !!


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