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:: dies laughing ::

There's been some high-octane crazy coming out of the Marvel Bullpen over the years, but this ranks right up there.

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yahtzee63
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
I have heard that Obama collects Spider-Man comics. Perhaps this is their biggest shout-out to a fan ever.
wiliqueen
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, there's no "perhaps" about it. You know they've been cooking this up ever since he started showing his geeky colors on the campaign trail.

It's how they've gone about it that's cracking my shit up. "I'm more upset by the Chameleon's appalling lack of understanding of the electoral process." :: dies ::
irish_horse
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
That had to be the best part of the whole thing!
sventhelost
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
I...just .... people are so ...
wiliqueen
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Dorky? :-D
sventhelost
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah. :)

Not that I don't wish I had enough artistic talent to draw silly cartoons.
wiliqueen
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed by the expressiveness of Spidey's face outline in the fist-bump panel...
maiac
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
I LOL'ed at the crack about mistaking Biden for the Vulture.
wiliqueen
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I went cold turkey on comics in general years and years ago, and I don't remember the last time I bought anything Marvel except TPB reprints of old stuff. But this... I might cave. The cheese is just too funny.
maiac
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
You realize you are reacting exactly the way they want you to. People who've never even bought a Marvel comic ever will buy this one as a "souvenir". It's great for Marvel's bottom line.
wiliqueen
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Well, of course. Which is fine -- I have nothing against shoring up their bottom line. I'm not boycotting them or anything.

It's mostly just that, once I stopped hanging on monthly titles, I've felt no need to get back into the habit. They're a PITA to store and difficult to reread. paulcornell2 is bound and determined to lure me back with what he's been doing with Captain Britain, but I'm still happy to wait for the bookshelf collections.

If I buy this, it'll be for the LOL factor. Then it'll go in the pile of stuff that desperately needs to be either gotten rid of or bagged and crammed into the longboxes somewhere.

Edited at 2009-01-08 10:47 pm (UTC)
maiac
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
I may buy the issue myself. It looks like great fun.

I haven't bought comic books since about 1994, when late ex and I sold off his/our collection. Our timing was perfect: a comics store was opening a new branch and needed used-comic inventory. We were stunned by how much it was worth. We got enough for a trip to England, with quite a lot left over.
wiliqueen
Jan. 9th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
I wish we'd done something back then. It used to be simply time-intensive for anyone not a dealer to get value for back issues, but with the advent of the grading services, it's become effectively impossible. :-/
tzikeh
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
The Marvel Universe kept Stephen Colbert's run for President alive after it failed in our universe. Colbert has had Joe Quesada on the show several times. During his most recent appearance, Joe gave Stephen a copy of the issue of Spider-Man in which The Daily Bugle's front page says Colbert defeated McCain and Obama (of course, it turns out J. Jonah ran the page too early, and Obama ultimately won). Stephen and Joe both signed the copy, and Stephen has left it on his set as a "lure"--he will give it to Obama, if Obama will appear on his show.

I love our crazy fuckin' pop culture.
wiliqueen
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
That entire chain of events is made of glorious cheese. :-D

ETA: Also, your icon is exceptionally awesome.

Edited at 2009-01-09 01:18 am (UTC)
falzalot
Jan. 8th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh man, if only this wasn't the post-BND Spider-Man I'd be all over it.

Yes, I know, my "Oh, Joe Quesada No!" is showing. :->
phantomminuet
Jan. 9th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
And here I thought John Ringo was the only one who had earned the phrase. :-)
wiliqueen
Jan. 9th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
*snicker* Is okay. I'm sure many people's will be.

I've never had much investment in Spidey, and even I think some of the things they've done are stupid. (Okay, mostly the MJ-rewind thing. Just...arg.)
diannelamerc
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Just saw this myself. and think it's great.

Geek In Chief, indeed. :)
wiliqueen
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Hee!
studiesinlight
Jan. 9th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing this link! Oh I do dearly love Marvel... you know, as it was when I froze it in time when I stopped reading monthlies over a decade ago, but just the same. ;-)

On the final pic, the USA Today caption says that some presidents have appeared in superhero comics. Silly newspaper. Every president appears in Marvel during his tenure. Usually calling up the Avengers or the FF, and being reassured by Steve or Reed.
wiliqueen
Jan. 9th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
*chuckle* Indeed, you'd think some geeky soul would have caught that. No doubt they did after the piece went live, actually.
evil_overlord
Jan. 10th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
hehheh....oh my. I keep seeing mention of this over on scans_daily, but not paid much attention aside from that.

Though gosh, from the company that had *David Letterman* featured prominently in an issue [and god, blanking on whether it was 'Avengers' or 'Spider-man' that happened in, I was collecting both at the time] I wasn't really surprised to see Obama. *G*

And Marvel?? I'm sure people would just love you if you joined the digital age and made your *current* comics available in digital format. Much easier to store such things on a CD or DVD than in a comic box. heh [of course, would be lovely if *all* the comic-makers did that. LOL But ah well, they'll probably stick to the more expensive books for quite some time]
wiliqueen
Jan. 10th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
If they did that, I'd probably just end up reading more again. *g*
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