It has been reported this week that Marvel Comics is releasing a special issue of Amazing Spider-Man #583 on January 14, 2009 with Barack Obama on the cover. Marvel editor in chief Joe Quesada learned that Obama is a Spider-Man fan and said: "Fantastic! We have a comic book geek in the White House." The USA Today article points out that US presidents have appeared in comics since the days of FDR.
It's already predicted that the issue, which will have a face value of $3.99, will be worth as much as $20 the first day it goes on sale at comic-book specialty shops.