This is some extremely cool comic book news. Marvel just announced that “Spider-Man and acclaimed television personality Stephen Colbert will join forces in an all new eight-page story featured in the extra-sized AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #573!”
How totally bizarre, but I love it. We’ve blogged about Colbert before when he wore a Neil Young costume and sang with Crosby, Stills and Nash. I didn’t think that could be topped, but… swinging around with Spidey is about as good as it gets.
Marvel appears to be quite the fan of Colbert. In the Marvel Universe, Colbert is still a popular presidential candidate, even though in real life he was voted off the Democratic ballot last November.
Here’s a clip of the Colbert talking with Joe Quesada, the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics:
“You are polling incredibly high among super-humans and mutants.”
– Joe Quesada
Congratulations, Stephen Colbert. You are truly a hero among men. I hope Marvel ends up giving you a super power.
The Colbert/Spider-Man #573 will be released in October. In the meantime you can keep track of Stephen Colbert’s presidential campaign in the Marvel Universe HERE.
In closing, I just want to say that DC Comics seems to be missing the Colbert Boat. If they knew what was good for them, they’d be rushing to sign Colbert for a live-action Plastic Man movie. I think he’d be perfect. In the meantime, Colbert’s presidency in the Marvel Universe will just have to do.