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Gay Man is Cover Artist for Obama's Spider-Man Debut


President-elect Barack Obama is to be featured in five pages of a special inauguration issue of Marvel Comics' Amazing Spider-Man, USA Today reports:

"The White House transition team did not respond to a question about the extent of Obama's comic-book geekiness, but Obama did mention Spider-Man during the campaign, primarily at children-oriented events. And during an Entertainment Weekly pop culture survey, Obama said Batman and Spider-Man were his top superheroes because of their 'inner turmoil.'"

Towleroad hears that the cover art was done by gay artist and NYC resident Phil Jimenez.


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  1. That's not spider-man. It's Bill dress up like him. Because you know Bill still thinks he is King of the Dems.

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 9, 2009 10:49:28 AM

  2. This is the corniest shit I have ever seen. Nice of Marvel to show support (or are they capitalizing on his image?), but just corny as hell. Fist bump??! Gag.

    Posted by: Q | Jan 9, 2009 11:46:14 AM

  3. You queens are so fucking ignorant its revolting.Im embarrassed for you.

    Posted by: DJ | Jan 9, 2009 12:07:54 PM

  4. Gay geek moment: Phil Jimenez is one of the sweetest, most kind people I've have the pleasure to talk with. I've approached him at several conventions (I know, I know - NERD!) and he's always been a pleasure.

    But, um, yeah - that's pretty freakin' corny. Damn Marvel editors and their "brilliant ideas"...

    Posted by: Jay | Jan 9, 2009 12:10:50 PM

  5. Marvel extends the storyline to 6 issues so Spider-Man and Obama can fight villains like Bill O'Reilly, aka The Parrot, whose powers include a Super Squawk and the deafening repetition of talking points.

    Posted by: jpm | Jan 9, 2009 12:16:56 PM

  6. Phil Jimenez rocks and his Wonder Woman was out of this world.

    Posted by: Darren | Jan 9, 2009 12:45:19 PM

  7. DJ is clearly a Spidey fan.

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Jan 9, 2009 1:02:12 PM

  8. Those drawings, especially on the inside, barely resemble Obama.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 9, 2009 3:12:05 PM

  9. Love Jimenez, but Marvel, could you plz not hire homophobe Orson Scott Card? Also, the Colossus as 'gay drug addict' story in Ultimate X-men sux.

    Posted by: UnionStayshyn | Jan 10, 2009 3:25:04 AM

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