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Spidey Meets the President!

January 8th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

MARVEL PRESENTS SPECIAL SPIDER-MAN STORY TO CELEBRATE THE HISTORIC INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA

All-new 5-page story to be featured in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583, on sale January 14, 2009

Features an exclusive commemorative variant cover of Spider-Man and President-Elect Obama

asm583_obamavariantNEW YORK – To celebrate the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama, Marvel is proud to present an all-new story teaming up one of the world’s most recognizable political figures with the world’s greatest super-hero as President-Elect Obama joins Spider-Man in Spidey Meets the President!

This all new story written by Zeb Wells and art by Todd Nauck and Frank D’Armata takes place in Washington, D.C. 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 will be featured as a bonus story in Marvel Comic’s Amazing Spider-Man #583, available in comic book shops nation-wide on January 14th, 2009. 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,” says Marvel’s 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.”

For fans of Spider-Man and those wanting to own a part of this historic moment in American history, visit your local comic book retailer on January 14, 2009 to purchase the issue. To find a comic book retailer near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/ or call 888-COMICBOOK. . For more information, please visit www.marvel.com.

Marvel Comics is a division of Marvel Entertainment, Inc., one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies. With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel’s operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Rooted in the creative success of over sixty years of comic book publishing, Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its character franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world. For additional information visit http://www.marvel.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR ARTWORK PLEASE CONTACT:

For Marvel:
Jeffrey Klein, Ann Hinshaw
DAN KLORES COMMUNICATIONS
212-685-4300
jeff_klein@dkcnews.com or ann_hinshaw@dkcnews.com

MARVEL and all related Marvel characters are © and trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. Copyright © 2009 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. www.marvel.com.

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