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Spider-Man and Barack Obama Team Up

Marvel Comics' new issue of SPIDER-MAN will feature soon-to-be inaugurated President-Elect Barack Obama.

Written by Zeb Wells with art by Todd Nauck and Frank D'Armata, the story 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.

"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."

Fans can read it in its entirety in Marvel Comics' AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583, available in comic book shops nationwide on January 14, 2009. Look for the special variant cover by artist Phil Jimenez featuring the President-Elect and Spider-Man, reported to be featured on about half of all printed issues.

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