Spider-Man Meets Obama in 'Amazing Spider-Man #583'
Spider-Man Meets Obama
Update: From USA Today's report on the issue's story: 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).
Additionally, Quesada commented to the paper that, as he sees it, the appearance isn't an endoresement of any kind, rather, "a tip of the hat to having a Spider-Man fan in the White House."
The Editor-in-Chief added that, "If McCain was a Spider-Man fan, I'm sure he would."As Newsarama has noted before, Obama has joined a small but notable group of American Presidents who have appeared in comics, including John F. Kennedy, FDR, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and others. For collectors, the issue certainly will see increased demand, and retailers knew about the Obama appearance prior to the final order cutoff for the issue. That said, unless there is a significant overprint by Marvel, the issue will certainly sell out at comic book shops on Wednesday, with a second printing coming the following week or later. Related: 5 Things We Hope Obama Learned from Spider-Man Marc Guggenheim on Spider-Man: "Character Assasination" Review: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows