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Spider-Man inauguration fever hits eBay

As Comic Book Resources reported earlier, USA Today broke the news today that next week’s issue of Amazing Spider-Man will feature Spider-Man and President-Elect Barack Obama teaming up in a five-page story. Half the print run will feature an Obama cover by Phil Jimenez.

And even though we’re still six days away from the book’s, it’s already popping up on eBay. Actually, it started popping up before the cover was revealed, which lead to some interesting, and some downright bizarre, images being used on the listings. I think this one is my favorite:

The Amazing Obama

The Amazing Obama

Some of them are offering from five to ten copies of the issue, while one listing noted that the Stephen Colbert variant cover was a hot item, and “his popularity is no where near that of Obama.” So far I’m not seeing any bids, but that could have changed by the time you’re reading this.

Update: You can see the Obama variant cover after the break.

Amazing Spider-Man #583 (Obama variant cover)

Amazing Spider-Man #583 (Obama variant cover)



There are comics retailers out there that just embarrass the hell out of me. I understand the need to make cash, but listing a comic before it’s actually come out and you didn’t even have the cover? Come on.

I wonder how many e-bayers “ratings” will suffer when they may find out the book was probably sold-out before they could even order one? As of a few minutes ago, there was only 20 listings for the book.

Personally, I have no interest in it. One of the main reasons I cut back to DC superheroes is Marvel’s insistence that their books are in the “real” NYC. Nothing against the new Prez, and I wish no harm to sellers. But, when my LCS tried to get additional books before the last cutoff date, not only could they NOT get additional books, Diamond somehow “lost” their initial orders and will not have enough total copies of the book (regular and Obama covers) to give their regular subscribers!!

I’m not into conspiracy theories (ok, I really am ;) ) but I can’t wait to see how many CGC Obama covers Wizard will have to sell.

Just thinking out loud,


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