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Barack Obama Is President of Spiderman

Does whatever a spiderman does.Who is that mysterious black person in a business suit who looks absolutely nothing like Barack Obama, your new president? It’s COMIC-BOOK Barack Obama, that’s who! Jesus fucking christ, could Marvel Comics maybe hire somebody who can maybe draw something vaguely resembling the president-elect, rather than “random negro dude in a suit who also seems to have neck tumors”? [USA Today]

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  1. AfghanVet

    Doing the “terrorist fist bump” no less.

    I wonder if we are going to see scenes of World Leaders holding the pose of a fist bump with Obama while thousands of cameras flash away.

  2. Tommy Says Soooo

    1) Why does Spiderman have his left hand depicted, as this is not necessary for a terrorist fist bump?

    2) And what kind of disease results in deformed fingers?

    Unless of course that’s Larry Craig dressed up as a second Spiderman doing a reacharound.

  3. Tommy Says Soooo

    [re=213030]AfghanVet[/re]: Count on it. It will be just like how everyone gave Bubba a saxophone or a beejer.

  4. Doglessliberal

    He actually looks like Mark Trail in blackface, except with a menacing expression on his face (Mark never menaces, even when he is beating up bad guys who are trying to kidnap his dog).

  5. Texan Bulldoggette

    The shape of Spiderman’s head is a little scary, too. Does he not have any skin on his skull? (His neck is also really long–like those women in those tribes who stretch out their necks).

  6. Min

    OMG…is that Michelle?!? I now have more insight into the President-Elect’s twisted sex life than I ever wanted.


    I’m holding out for the “Shaft” remake. Cuz Obama’s one baaaad mothafuck-hush yo mouf!

  8. Godot

    And really, it’s not just Barry that the artist can’t draw. What’s with the malformed skull and fingers on Spidey?

  9. Godot

    [re=213050]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I guess it depends whether you’re asking Sean Hannity or J. Jonah Jameson.

  10. Mr Blifil

    Jokes on Hopey. That’s Joe the Plumber under the Spidey suit, judging by the phrenology…

  11. Mr Blifil

    [re=213032]Tommy Says Soooo[/re]: The left hand is demonstrating the unendurable agony of being required to stand so close to a person of color, let alone forcing one’s self to play out the mockery that you are “down” with him. Basically, black people seem to have debilitating Kryptonite-like effects on members of the super-powered community.

  12. hobospacejungle

    As a sop to the younger set on Inauguration Day Spiderman will be riding with the Obama family in the Hope-ty up Pennsylvania Avenue.

  13. Theodorick Of York

    [re=213034]Cape Clod[/re]:

    How ’bout if The Knob Gobbler is the good guy portayed by Larry Craig
    who defeats his arch enemy The Iridescent Naugahyde Python by luring him
    into his super secret underground airport bathroom cave and swallowing him
    hole….er, whole.

  14. MrAgro

    [re=213058]bitchincamaro[/re]: “At one point, Spider-Man says he mistook Vice President-elect Joe Biden for the Vulture (a vintage Spider-Man villain).”

    Spidey makes a funny!

  15. you cannot be serious

    “the story has Spidey preventing the Chameleon from ruining Obama’s inauguration. Here the archvillian is escorted away by a security detail.”

    The Chameleon is a PUMA?

  16. articulate moran

    [re=213057]Schadenfried[/re]: Tom always did remind me of Barry. I can’t wait for next season, if there is one.

  17. Chet Kincaid

    [re=213045]Theodorick Of York[/re]: Norman Osborn was the Green Gobbler. His son, Harry, was the Knob Gobbler.

  18. AfghanVet

    [re=213044]Obamaton[/re]: “I’m Don Cornelius and I will be your head steward for this flight on Air Force One…”

  19. shortsshortsshorts

    Carmelo Junior on January 3rd, 2009 1:54 pm

    Our new president was not only a party animal but a crack head, pot head, drunk, and there are rumors that he is bi…well the bi part has never been confirmed!?

  20. AfghanVet

    So…just a random thought, but I think Hopey should get Dave Chappel to be his Press Secretary.

  21. norbizness

    Part of the Spidey song goes “He’s got radioactive blood,” open hearing which the Secret Service tries to gang-tackle the webslinger. And all people should be drawn like Tony “Candyman” Todd, which recently appeared as an African warlord on that 24: Redemption movie.

  22. Fly Over Girl

    Wait … that’s not President-elect Barack Obama. That’s Bizarro President-elect Barack Obama!

  23. Hostile Michigander

    I have trouble believing Obama got elected in the Marvel Universe. The government there is even more facist than the one in ours.

    Also, Barack’s insistence that he’d meet Doctor Doom without preconditions would totally sink his chances.

  24. Fly Over Girl

    [re=213084]Chet Kincaid[/re]: Isn’t Norm Coleman the Green-Eyed Goblin and Mark Foley is the Knob Gobbler?

  25. Chet Kincaid

    [re=213033]Troof[/re]: It’s not a three-piece suit – the comic is about villains trying to foil the swearing-in. So it must be an overcoat.

  26. Anonymous Office Zombie

    Bah, they should have used The Vulture reference to take a shot at McCain. And then, they could have cut to McCain blabbering on about his ‘Nam stories to The Punisher. And then, an annoyed Punisher could have made a happy ending by using his bazooka to end the conversation.

  27. actor212

    [re=213095]Fly Over Girl[/re]: He was never accused of cocksucking but of groping, so Foley clearly was Dr Octopus

  28. loudmouthredhead

    EVERYONE in the marvel universe has roid-rage muscles, even a fat ass like the Kingpin. Not sure how that could possibly happen but, hey, it’s a comic.

    [re=213070]you cannot be serious[/re]: Shoulda gone with that fat lady…[re=213057]Schadenfried[/re]: I thought the same thing, ha. Barry probably doesn’t fear “The Health Inspector” though.

  29. choinski

    So the sixpack Obama was photographed with in Hawaii was just drawn on?

    Reminds me of those 1980’s GI Joe cartoons where every charachter – including the President – was drawn as an overblown steroid case.

  30. loudmouthredhead

    [re=213108]Sassette[/re]: Strange how Jim Rhodes from Iron Man looks more realistically “black” than this Barry…what are you sayin’, Marvel!?

  31. mdotsota

    [re=213057]Schadenfried[/re]: Barry differs from Tom on the “should someone be locked up if she doesn’t get out of the way of your pee” issue.

  32. loudmouthredhead

    Geez, Secret Service. I know we have plenty of cracka-ass racists in this country, but isn’t bullet-proof glass and buff guys with earpieces enough?

  33. GuyOnTheWing

    Barack has pretty shockingly Arian features in that cell… I don’t think the marvel comic animator’s hand would let him draw a black president.

  34. Vewol Mevemont

    [re=213121]GuyOnTheWing[/re]: That’s what I was thinking. This looks like a poorly drawn white person with an extreme tan. For that matter, it could be John Boehner, although the tan would have to be more orange.

  35. Fly Over Girl

    [re=213102]actor212[/re]: Ah, thanks!

    Why not start a political Marvel Universe? Kitty Harris can be the villainous Pink Sugar.

  36. Chet Kincaid

    At the end of the issue, Ultimate Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) approaches George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton in a Washington bar to propose forming….the X Presidents.

  37. Trace

    So Spider-Man can save Obama in a comic before the actual inauguration, but he couldn’t prevent 9/11 in a comic AFTER the attacks? What good are you, anyway, web-head?

  38. bitchincamaro

    Cartoon drawing person should have stripped in “Inaugural Cookies Obama” and prevented this entire broo-haha.

  39. threeb

    At least it wasn’t Palin in the executive seat, because if asked what comic books she reads, she’d say “all of them.”

  40. NotthatLC

    And yet the drawing of Obama on the cover actually looks like him, skin color, big ears, and all. Drives me crazy when they do that.

  41. Mahousu

    It looks like Spidey’s calling for /b/lackup. Honestly, this 4chan crap is getting out of hand.

  42. Aloysius

    [re=213122]Sussemilch[/re]: Totally Skrull. You’re absolutely right. Which is why the PUMAs and Freepers are going so apeshit: they’re the only ones who recognize that Barry’s a Skrull shapeshifter, and is therefore an illegal alien.

    No need to worry until Marvel Barry puts Frank Castle in charge of Homeland Security.

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