Marvel Makes Obama’s Nerdy Dreams Come True
Posted on Jan 8, 2009
Marvel Comics enjoyed quite a moment of free publicity last year when the Barack Obama camp released a list of previously little-known factoids about the candidate mentioning that he collected “Spider-Man” comics in his youth, and now the comic company is giving the president-elect a creative show of gratitude.
Barack Obama will be “nerd-in-chief” when he takes office as U.S. president this month, according to Marvel Comics, which is putting him on the cover of its next “Spider-Man” comic.
The special edition of the weekly Spider-Man comic features a six-page story about the superhero saving the day when an imposter tries to take Obama’s place as president. It is due to hit newsstands next Wednesday.