|US President Elect, Barack Obama is quite an interesting man. For example as a child, did you know that he collected Spiderman comics? Well although Mr. Obama has graced the covers of numerous magazines and newspapers in recent months, one cover that you may not thought of was the cover of Amazing Spiderman #583. The world’s most recognizable political figure teams up with the world’s greatest super-hero, as President-Elect Obama joins Spider-Man in "Spidey Meets the President".
Spider-Man has a new sidekick, and it's none other than the President-Elect!! Barack Obama collected Spider-Man comics as a child, so Marvel Comics wanted to give him a "shout-out back" by featuring him in a bonus story, said Joe Quesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief.Pretty cool, the issue is already sold out and is in second print. These issues are already selling upwards of $100 on eBay.
The comic starts with Spider-Man's alter-ego Peter Parker taking photographs at the inauguration, before spotting two identical Obamas. Parker decides "the future president's gonna need Spider-Man," and springs into action, using basketball to determine the real Obama and punching out the impostor. Obama thanks him with a fist-bump!
Obama is a comic book fan, and has said that as a child, he collected Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comic books. His Senate Web site used to have a photo of him posing in front of a Superman statue.
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