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Spider-Man Teaming Up With Obama

By Wyatt Earp | January 9, 2009

<i>A fist bump? Are you frakkin' kidding me?</i>

A fist bump? Are you frakkin' kidding me?

Stop it. Just stop it right now.

Marvel Comics is releasing an issue of Spider-man where the superhero foils a plot against the president-elect. Seriously. Even hardcore Obama fans like Randal Graves have to admit this idea is queer as a three-dollar bill.

“It was a natural after we learned the new president is a Spider-Man fan,” says Marvel editor in chief Joe Quesada about reports that Obama once collected Spider-Man comics. “We thought, ‘Fantastic! We have a comic-book geek in the White House.’”…

In the story by Zeb Wells, Todd Nauck and Frank D’Armata, Spider-Man stops the Chameleon from spoiling Obama’s swearing-in. At one point, Spider-Man says he mistook Vice President-elect Joe Biden for the Vulture (a vintage Spider-Man villain)…

That’s an easy mistake, because unlike Biden, The Vulture has actually accomplished something in his career.

Would McCain have gotten a special issue had he won?

Says Quesada: “If McCain was a Spider-Man fan, I’m sure he would.”

Sure, and it would be titled, “Spidey Saves the Illegals from the Evil Conservative!”

Allahpundit finishes off nicely:

This from an outfit whose top writers are known for penning alternate realities where Superman is a communist, and which preferred to have Captain America fight the Patriot Act instead of Al Qaeda before summarily offing him. (H/T - Hot Air)

Well, I can’t argue with that. I’ve been trying to knock off Captain America ever since he moved next door. Heh.

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11 Responses to “Spider-Man Teaming Up With Obama”

  1. Rick Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    It is over the top. But will Randall admit it also?

  2. Glocksman Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    As a comics geek and political junkie, let me offer my $0.02 US.

    1: McCain would have helped Spidey save the illegals.
    Don’t forget that the sponsors of the ’shamnesty’ were Russ Feingold and John McCain.

    Before you ask, no, I didn’t believe a word McCain said when he claimed to have a change of heart.

    2: It was DC Comics, not Marvel, who put out the alternate ‘history’ book about Superman being a commie.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Rick - Nope. he knows it’s queer, but he’ll never admit it.

    Glocksman - 1. Correct. My bad.

    2. I didn’t know that, either. Good call.

  4. GroovyVic Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Wyatt, sweetie, Obama fevah is everywhere, even the soaps. Just ask Mrs. Earp about the subtle mentions of “new administration,” “military industrial complex,” “I felt like Obama,” that have been occurring lately on GH.

    Everything to do with the war in Iraq is BAD, conservatives are EVIL, Iraq war veterans are crazy, mad dogs.

    Yeah, yeah, “freedom of speech.” I’m so sick of hearing that line thrown out every single time.

  5. Ky Person Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Looks like I’m going to have to boycott all popular culture for the nonce. I hope Obama has a successful administration, but my cynical self says that even if he has an EPIC FAIL, he’ll still be the messiah to our chattering classes.

  6. Crankipants Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Marvel has always done these lame fill-in issues that break away from continuity. Back in the ’70s, Spidey hooked up with the cast of Saturday Night Live. This is just more of the same. This one is designed to generate a lot of publicity which it apparently has in order to get neophytes into the comic shops looking for the Obama comic.

    Comics haven’t been the same since they published war and Western comics and they sold for a quarter. Now they sell for 3-4 bucks a pop and are mostly aimed at pasty 40-somethings who live with their parents.

    What Spider-man doesn’t know is that the campaign and election of B.O. is the masterstroke plan of the nefarious Mysterio, special effects genius and master of manipulating the media! ‘Nuff said.

  7. Doghouse Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    And did anyone notice that Obama is more buff in Spidey world than the real world?

  8. Randal Graves Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I think any person over the age of 15 talking about comic books as if they actually matter is kinda queer.

    But, since you asked, I think it’s a little goofy but no big deal. It would be a HUGE deal if they made Obama the hero who saved the day.

    It’s no different than when McCain was featured on an episode of Cheaters with Tommy Grand.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    GroovyVic - Here’s my freedom of speech: This comic book is hella-gay. And that is saying a lot, since Spider-man is my all-time favorite superhero. Wolverine is #1a.

    KY person - The guy deserves a chance, but if he fails, he deserves to be called out on it. Of course, if he succeeds, he deserves to be called out for that, too. The comic book thing is still idiotic, though.

    Crankipants - Okay, you get a gold star for mentioning my favorite Spider-man villain of all time! (Electro is a close second.)

    Doghouse - Now that you mention it, he does look ripped.

    Randal - Okay, that McCain line was really funny.

  10. GroovyVic Says:
    January 10th, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Wyatt - Shamwow!

  11. USA_Admiral Says:
    January 10th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    It’s Michelle Obama in the spidey suit.