First Oprah, then Scarlett, now Peter.
That's Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, the latest celebrity—real or otherwise—to try to bask in the reflected glory of our newly elected president, Barack Obama.
Marvel Comics announced today that it will celebrate the upcoming inauguration of Obama with an all-new story teaming up president-elect Obama with the wallcrawler in "Spidey Meets the President" in The Amazing Spider-Man.
This all-new story—written by Zeb Wells, with art by Todd Nauck and Frank D'Armata—takes place in Washington on Inauguration Day and finds one of Spider-Man's oldest foes attempting to thwart the swearing-in ceremony of the 44th president of the United States.
The story is featured as a bonus in Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man number 583, available in comic-book shops nationwide on Jan. 14. A special variant cover by artist Phil Jimenez, featuring the president-elect and Spider-Man, will be available for this issue.
"When we heard that president-elect Obama is a collector of Spider-Man comics, we knew that these two historic figures had to meet in our comics' Marvel Universe," Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada said in a statement. "Historic moments such as this one can be reflected in our comics because the Marvel Universe is set in the real world. A Spider-Man fan moving into the Oval Office is an event that must be commemorated in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man."