A longtime collector of Spider-Man comic books, President-elect Barack Obama gets to meet the wall crawler himself in a 5-page story written by Zeb Wells and penciled by Todd Nauck for The Incredible Spider-Man #583 (January 2008).
Spidey Meets the President
When photographer Peter Parker gets sent to cover Barack Obamaâ??s inauguration ceremony heâ??s prepared to see history in the generating. But things take a turn for the weird when a second Obama crashes the inauguration and tries to get sworn in. Now itâ??s up to Spider-Man to help prove which Obama is the genuine President-elect, by way of a rather funny exchange that reveals Obamaâ??s high school nickname and a supervillainâ??s lousy understanding of basketball and politics.
The problem also characteristics a variant cover of President-elect Obama giving a thumbs-up as Spider-Man snaps his photo and asks Obama if he can be on the dollar bill.
According to Vaneta Rogersâ?? January 8, 2009 Newsarama.com article â??Webslinger in the White Home, Quesada on CNN,â? Marvel Comicsâ?? selection to have Obama meet Spider-Man came from Obamaâ??s acknowledgment that he read Spider-Man comics increasing up. This revelation excited Spider-Man editor Steve Wacker, who qrae 2 decided to let the two popular figures meet in the January 2008 issue of The Incredible Spider-Man.
Barack Obama in Comic Books
This isnâ??t the 1st time Obama has appeared in a comic book. In the course of the 2008 presidential race, both Obama and John McCain appeared in biographical comic books titled Presidential Material that covered important moments in their lives. Each books were published by IDW Publishing.
Throughout the race, Obama also appeared on a â??Super Barack Obama T-Shirtâ? created by comic book artist Alex Ross. The shirt depicts Obama tearing open his shirt in Superman-like style, revealing a giant red â??Oâ? on his chest.
Obama also appeared on the cover of The Savage Dragon #137 (September 2008) exactly where Image Comics’ fin-headed crime fighter endorsed Obama for President of the United States. On November 11, 2008, Savage Dragon creator Eric Larsen wrote and drew an exclusive comic strip for Geek to Me: The Redeye Blog for Geeks & Nerds, displaying a meeting in between the Savage Dragon and Obama.
Michelle Obama in Comic Books
According to a November 11, 2008 press release by Blue Water Productions, future 1st lady Michelle Obama is also scheduled qrae two to star in a biographical comic book that will be released on April 2009. The book is component of Blue Waterâ??s ongoing Female Forces series, which also characteristics Senator Hillary Clinton, Governor Sarah Palin, and Caroline Kennedy.
Reactions to the Comic Books
Reactions to Obamaâ??s comic book appearances have been mixed. Even though some really feel these appearances are merely a sales stunt, other individuals appreciate the mix of politics and pop culture. According to Sewell Chanâ??s January 14, 2009 New York Occasions post â??Lining up for Obama and Spider-Manâ? hundreds of fans in Midtown Manhattan stood in the cold weather on the day the Spider-Man/Obama comic came out to get their copy of the issue.
â??Barack Obama is my superhero,â? states fifty-eight year old Melanie Seinfeld in the post. â??Iâ??ve by no means bought a comic book in my life, but I love Barack. And Iâ??m not selling this on eBay. This oneâ??s for me.â?
Read an interview with the character designer of The Magnificent Spider-Man animated cartoon series at Interview with Spider-Man Character Designer.
And understand about Spider-Man’s daughter at How Peter Parker’s Daughter Became a Superhero and A Spider-Girl is Born.