Obama fesses up in comic book: I’m a Spider-Man fan

January 12, 2009

The superhero finally gets to meet his humble fan thanks to the magic of Marvel Comics.

The comic book setting is inauguration day 2009. And it is the president-elect who is the superhero and none other than the irrepressible Spider-Man who’s the fan.

“…This is your day, after all, and I know it wouldn’t look good to be seen palling around with me,” Spider-Man says as he tries to leave Obama to the limelight.

“Hey, not so fast,” says the soon-to-be commander-in-chief.

Then comes the confession: I’ve been a big fan of yours. The conversation ends with a fist bump between the two men.

Obama, in turn, might get the services of Spider-Man as he deals with multiple problems that have landed on his plate: the recession, the Iraq war and the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“The future president’s gonna need Spider-Man,” the narrator says.

Meanwhile, on the cover page, Spidey is seen trying to broker a deal with Obama: “Hey, if you get to be on my cover, can I be on the dollar bill?”

The issue will hit the stands on Jan. 14 as Marvel joins the long list of newspaper publishers, news stations and gold coin makers hoping to cash in on the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

(Picture: Marvel Comics)

Keep an eye on:

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  • Time Warner’s AOL Web services arm will expand and centralize is digital publishing operations (Reuters)
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