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Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« on: January 08, 2009, 07:02:09 am »
I didn't know whether to put this here or in Vox Populi!  :D



Obama, Spider-Man on the same comic-book page



By David Colton, USA TODAY
In a growing world of Barack Obama collectibles, one item soon may be swinging above the rest.

On Jan. 14, Marvel Comics is releasing a special issue of Amazing Spider-Man #583 with Obama depicted on the cover. Inside are five pages of the two teaming up and even a fist-bump between Spidey and the new president.


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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 08:23:17 am »
That's cool, Catch...

- - - but you know what?  It'll be difficult for anyone around my way to actually get a chance to purchase these items, like for instance when the Savage Dragon issue came out that Mr. Obama appeared in, the comicbook retailer hoarded multiple copies into his personal collection so that no one (without a reserve list) can purchase them.  Mind you... Florence, SC is the same  city that President-Elect Obama lost on election day. :-\

The same occurence happened in Florence the day after  election day.  In all of the major bookstores like Books-a-Million or Barnes & Nobles had mysteriously sold out the Time issue that featured President-Elect Obama.  The same with the other major newspapers and periodicals. I'm like, ...What th' _____?!

The speculators are on a rampage because they think the novelty of first African-American President will be worth something in the future.  Hey!  If it'll stimulate this nation's economy then I'm all for it but GOT DAMM people!  ...save an issue or two on the shelves for some of us who really want to read the material!   

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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 08:27:22 am »
Tell you what...if I get my hands on two...I'll mail you a copy and you can reimburse me!  I'll see what I can do.

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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 12:52:17 pm »
a fist bump..?  uh oh...  ::)
wonder what the J. Jonah editorial will say about that...

dang! this is my first time hearing of this..

I'll have to bum rush the LCBS asap... hit up multiple locations.. start mapping them out now..
« Last Edit: January 08, 2009, 12:57:16 pm by Hypestyle »
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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 11:43:41 pm »
The way LCSs get these is to match their previous orders, then when that is done, they are able to order as many copies as they want.  The pre-order on the Obama issues weren't that big and underestimated.  Second printings are coming out the following week on the initial release.


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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 09:48:41 pm »
I didn't get the book! I know, I know, its an inexcusable offense to be here in Brooklyn and not get it.

I'm curious as to whether Marvel was wise enough to heavily promote the Black Panther relaunch within the issue?

I hope Joe Q didn't miss such a golden opportunity.

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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 06:04:44 am »
The line at the LCS down here was out the door with people trying to get the Obama cover.  This is what I hate about variant covers...even though they bring new people into the shops, those people are only there for this one thing and drive up the prices to ridiculous levels.  The LCS I got to was the only shop on the whole soutside to get any Obama covers I had it on my pull list so I got mine.  It was funny seeing folks who've never read comics before arguing over the price of the issue.  They couldn't, for the life of them, figure out why he was charging $30 a book for a book who's cover price was $3.99, but they forked over the dough anyway.  I looked on eBay and the regular cover is going for $20 and the Obama variant has sold for up to $180.  It's the Death of Superman all over again.

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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009, 10:05:52 am »
I'll just have to get a second print copy... no way in hades I'm shelling out that kind of dough.. mad respect to the Prez-elect, but I can't take it there..
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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 10:49:28 am »
This was a genius idea from the folks at Marvel.  This kind of stunt brings the non-fan into the shop - without killing a character.

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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 10:57:25 am »
hopefully they'll include this in the next TPB for the current arc... ah.. that would be even better for me..
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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2009, 12:09:34 pm »
what makes this work is Marvel's and SPiderman's name recognition.
How crazy did ppl get when Obama showed up in Savage Dragon?

Are ppl checking for Obama in Leifeld's YOUNGBLOOD? doubt it.


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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2009, 12:29:36 pm »
It's the way Marvel did it, too.  They ensured that this would be a collectible by the way they caught some retailers with their pants down.  Some didn't order enough to get the variant cover.  At least they have the 2nd Printing coming out on the 21st.

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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 03:56:22 am »
I think Marvel missed it, by making this the varient.  What good is it to bring in large numbers of new buyers into the store and then send most of them away disappointed?  And marvel makes no extra money when dealers immediately charge 30 bucks for issue.

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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 12:16:36 pm »
My brain aint working.  I forget the regular issue still has the same story as the varient cover, and people can still get that. 

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Re: Obama Guest-Stars in the Amazing Spider-man!
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2009, 05:07:39 pm »
you know its a big deal when my mom called me to ask if i got my spidey obama comic.
hahahahha...
i told her "no ma'am. i don't collect spider-man"
she was surprised.

would Obama meeting T'challa garner THIS much attention or would there be a lot of HATE?


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