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KAPOW! Spidey saves Barack Obama!

Barack Obama and Spider-Man

The next American President Barack Obama is about to saved from a sticky end by super-hero Spider-Man.

Spidey swings into action when super-villain the Chameleon uses his evil power to pretend to be Obama!

That's the story Spider-Man fans will be able to read on 14 January, when the real world crashes into the pages of Marvel comic The Amazing Spider-Man.

The story is set on the day Obama is due to take control of America and become the president - 20 January.

That event is called Inauguration and it's when he officially takes over from President George Bush. More than a million people are expected in Washington to watch.

Barack Obama on the cover of a Spider-Man comic
Obama used to collect Spider-Man comics when he was younger.


One of his official senate pictures even showed him standing in front of a Superman statue, so bosses at Marvel couldn't resist making him the star of one of its issues.

Joe Quesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief, said: "How great is that? The commander-in-chief to be is actually a nerd-in-chief.

"It was really, really cool to see that we had a geek in the White House. We're all thrilled with that."