Now that he has raised the Dead, it only makes sense that President-elect Barack Obama has become the subject of a superhero comic book. The amusingly inane lefties at Marvel Comics are releasing a special issue of Amazing Spider-Man this coming Wednesday, in which Obama and Spider-Man team up to stop a villain called The Chameleon from disrupting the presidential inauguration.
USA Today quoted Marvel editor in chief Joe Quesada as saying the decision was nonpartisan and was based on Marvel’s excitement over hearing that Obama once collected Spider-Man comic books:
"We do our best to be completely non-partisan and treat presidents with respect," Quesada says.
"This is not so much a pro-Obama statement but a tip of the hat to having a Spider-Man fan in the White House."
Mm-hmm, right. The utterly cringemaking illustration shown here, along with the other examples linked at the USA Today article, gives the lie to that claim.
—S. T. Karnick