Friday, January 30, 2009

the Amazing oBA Man!

Over the last 6 months, Barak Obama has been on the cover of every major U. S. magazine, but I never expected him to be on the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man. Though Spiderman has never been one of my favorite superheroes; Barak Obama is. I've seen presidents make cameo appearances in some of my favorite comics, like when Regan appeared in Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns, but I've never seen a president star in his own special feature like Obama does in this latest edition of The Amazing Spider-Man.

The Amazing Spider-Man #583 now entering its 4th printing, features a bonus inauguration feature where Spiderman saves Obama from the crappy character called the Chameleon (named so because he can shape shift). If your spidey sense is working you've probably already guessed where this moronic storyline is going. Chameleon disguises himself as Obama hoping to be sworn in as president and subsequently rule the world. Good thing Peter Parker is nearby photographing the event and quickly comes to the rescue. A punch, a web-wrap, and a sad villain later, Obama is sworn in and history is made.

Thanks for saving the day Spidey, and thank you Marvel for this cheesy commidification of our new president to boost your sales. Now that's American, all too American.
Pictured above is the 2nd edition of The Amazing Spider-Man #583. Spidey says, "Hey, if you get to be on my cover, can I be on the dollar bill?"


  1. I'm digging the new site design, and glad to see the text seems to be behaving itself at last. Keep on trucking man! And kudos to superhero Obama!!

  2. Obama was all over Savage Dragon for a while too. Crazy.