Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Obama in the Comics
Our new president is apparently a Marvel guy. Barack Obama has said he collected Spiderman and Conan the Barbarian comics when he was growing up. Now the comics industry, recognizing a fellow geek, is making Obama the star of many comic books.
Image Comics especially seems to have embraced Obama. He's appeared on three of their covers, and he won the all-important endorsement of the Savage Dragon during the campaign. Marvel got into the act when Spiderman swung by the inauguration festivities. Spidey takes down an Obama imposter, and gets a fist-bump from the new president.
Considering the challenges Obama is facing, he's probably going to need a few superheroes on his side.