Obama and Spider-man? Come on, DC!

January 23rd, 2009 by | Tags: ,

Fine, we all know that Marvel wrote President Obama into that Spider-man comic.  It’s still DC that has the best potential storyline with the new President.

Speaking at a Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, then-Senator Obama said, “I was actually born on Krypton, and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the planet earth.”

Don’t tell me that this wouldn’t make the New Krypton story more interesting.  Or he could be a recurring character.  President AND Superhero.  Hell, DC made Santa a kryptonian, but the President is out of bounds?

Okay, so I don’t really expect them to wrongly portray Barack Obama as a kryptonian.  But I would like to see DC rightly portray him as a massive geek.  As we’ve seen, a large influx of kryptonians does not bode well for peace in Action Comics.  However, massive geeks are right at home in the Superbooks. 

Imagine the cameo: 

Superman’s Pal Barack Obama.

The entire issue would be Michelle Obama and Lois Lane standing back and rolling their eyes while their husbands go on.

“You are awesome.”

“No.  No.  You are.”

“You!  You saved the world!”

“Are you kidding me?  You did!  You!”

“No, you.  You’re the guy.”

“You’re the guy.  I’m not.  You are.”


Of course, it would only be a matter of time before there was a policy meeting or a giant space creature attack or Lois dragging Clark out by one ear, but it would be fun while it lasted.

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6 comments to “Obama and Spider-man? Come on, DC!”

  1. Obama would be able to take care of that giant space creature attack with his glowing blue space ring.

    Say, you know how in Marvel they like to draw Norman Osborn as Tommy Lee Jones and Ultimate Nick Fury as Sam Jackson? DC should make Ganthet look like Joe Biden. It works!

  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_President

    Change James Norcross into Barak Obama, and I’d be a viewer/reader for life.

  3. And Dan Didio says it’s not going to happen. See question 5: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/010923-DiDio-20-Answers.html

  4. @Gavok

    The Guardians were originally designed to look like the first PM of Israeli, David Ben-Gurion, probably because Gil Kane was Jewish.

    In other words, “edit: fuck, beaten!” on your part pal 😉

  5. …and while Obama handles the space monster, Supes has to have a meeting with some lobbyists from the oil industry, and is completely baffled as to why researching alternative energy is such a big deal to them.

    “nono, seriously, I’ve got like five perpetual motion machines in my fortress. One of them powers my popcorn machine. I’ll just drop it by Tuesday, it’ll be rad.”

  6. Go read the preview to Final Crisis #6