As previously announced Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #583 will now see President-Elect Obama join forces with the Wallcrawler in the issue’s Spidey Meets the President bonus story.To meet expected demand for this momentous issue, Marvel has now announced it’s heading back to press to offer the Amazing Spider-Man #583 Obama Second Printing Variant featuring a re-colored version of the original Obama variant cover drawn by Phil Jimenez.
This variant is expected to ship on January 21.
The previously mentioned Spidey Meets the President story is written by Zeb Wells and drawn by Todd Nauck & Frank D’Armata and takes place in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, as one of Spider-Man’s oldest foes attempts to thwart the swearing in ceremony of the 44th President of the United States.
Additionally, Obama’s exciting appearance alongside Spider-Man has been covered around the world by the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, BBC, Canada’s National Post, Agence France Press, Sydney Morning Herald, Singapore’s Straits Times. The impressive array of positive press is sure to attract the attention of comic readers and Obama supporters around the globe.“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,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada. “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.”
The 40-page, full-color Amazing Spider-Man #583 should be sought-after not only by regular followers of the series, but Obama fans that showed their support in the recent election.