Marvel comics has been doign a great job of creating marketing events over the past year or so – which is good because they haven’t focused on creating great comic books. This week, on the cover of “The Amazing Spider-Man”, is Barack Obama. For some reason, this is a really big deal. Apparently there’s a mini-story in the book involving Spider-Man and Obama. I’m happy for the author, who I think has been one of the more under-rated comic book authors in the past few years. I’m doing him a service by not reading his comics anymore, because whenever I start reading them, they get canceled. Plus, I’m not that big of a Spider-Man fan.
Anyway, comic book stores have been sold out for over a week and it just got released today. There are all sorts of notices at comic book stores to pre-order and that you are limited to one copy per customer. Maybe someday I’ll grumble when I see collector’s editions of this issue going for thousands of dollars. But for now, I don’t really care.
I keep digressing. This morning I went to my local comic book store. They had only been open an hour and they had already posted a sign on their front door that they were sold out of the Obama issue. And what’s even more impressive, is that someone had already put graffiti on the sign.
I’ll let the photo speak for itself.
New York cracks me up.