Thursday, January 08, 2009

Spidey, meet Mr. President (elect)

Yep, you read that right, Spidey is going to meet Barack Obama. According to USA Today:

On Jan. 14, Marvel Comics is releasing a special issue of Amazing Spider-Man #583 with Obama depicted on the cover. Inside are five pages of the two teaming up and even a fist-bump between Spidey and the new president.

Yep, Not since Superman met President Kennedy have I been this excited (well, no not really, but you get the point). If you want to see a couple of panels of the comic you can do that now, but the comic itself won’t be out until January 14. That is if you can find it.

The issue, selling for $3.99 at comic-book specialty shops (find one at, is expected to be an instant sellout, especially because the Obama cover, by Phil Jimenez, is limited to half the run.

"This issue will have a lot of heat and go for premium prices. I already have people calling about it," says Alan Giroux, owner of All About Books and Comics in Phoenix. "I expect this will be on the collectors' market for $20 by the first day.

I’ll let you know if I manage to score a copy.


Tommy said...

Man, that's awesome!!

Hope you're able to snag the special cover. I'll be trying to pick it up as well.

Robert J. Sodaro said...

I've got my guy working on it, but — while I’m not objecting to getting a second copy just to secure this cover — I'm not paying more than cover price for it.

Reggie White Jr. said...

This could be a pretty hot item. I'm interested to see the sales number estimates for this issue.