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It's a bird, it's plane, it's…Stephen Colbert!

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Stephen Colbert is already a Comedy Central and college cable hero, but now he's going to be a comic book hero as well.

The Conservative parodist will appear in issue No. 573 of The Amazing Spider-Man. In a preview of the comic book, Colbert is seen swinging from rooftop to rooftop alongside the super hero.

This isn't the first of Colbert's cameos in the Marvel world, which has traditionally lent itself to gimmicky television tie-ins. The company's editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada, hints at a Colbert-for-President campaign, making The Colbert Report's fake presidential dream a reality.

Gimmicky indeed!

Colbert follows in the footsteps of other television hosts who have cropped up in Marvel panels. From a 1978 issue featuring the cast of SNL to a David Letterman countdown, the crossovers are indulgently cheesy.

The Colbert issue, however, attempts to reconnect with classic issue No. 50, which also blurred the lines between the comic book and the television world. In No. 50, Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon of The Tonight Show are integrated seamlessly into the storyline. The issue also features the unforgettable image of a defeated Spider-Man discarding his super hero suit, which will recur in Colbert's issue.

While we really love Colbert, why do they have to mess with a classic?

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18 comments to “It's a bird, it's plane, it's…Stephen Colbert!”



  1. 1

    …who'd he blow?



  2. 2

    it's awesome….



  3. 3

    will this be made into a musical?



  4. 4

    mama of 2 were you kidding



  5. 5

    i love colbert. he's hilarious, and it's hilarious how some people take him serious hahaha. love stupid people & colbert.

  6. CHA says – reply to this


    6

    wow



  7. 7

    looks like he's got a wet spot on his pants



  8. 8

    "While we really love Colbert, why do they have to mess with a classic?"
    cause i'm sure perez reads comic books.



  9. 9

    perez hunny,
    everything is a re-make or a re-make now days
    dont u know? dont hate on them for trying to put a spin and make it up to date



  10. 10

    Re: whotookmyguitar – DITTO THAT



  11. 11

    read it somewhere else already, Mario. sigh



  12. 12

    Many sentences in this post make me cringe. I got an idea, why don't you just stop talking about things like Stephen Colbert, stuff you don't even care about or have any idea about. You're an idiot.



  13. 13

    at least do your research before you decide how "gimmicky" something is. when's the last time you even read a comic book? (never is a suitable answer.) and what do you mean by "messing with a classic"? i seriously don't understand. you realize they continue to produce spider-man comics, right?



  14. 14

    I love Stephen Colbert! And I love how some ppl take him serious! Freakin hilarious!

  15. Adge says – reply to this


    15

    Stephen Colbert was at New Deck Tavern a couple months ago on UPenns Campus. He was extremely rude to people that wanted to meet him. The second he walked into the bar he turned on his TV show and was a douche. Let me know if you want pics. I have many, that BitCH! P.S. No one in Philadelphia gives a shit about him.



  16. 16

    Looks like Spiderman want to punch Colbert.



  17. 17

    LOL, awesome!! Colbert is hilarious!



  18. 18

    Colbert's a wicked man, and being featured in a Marvel comic is classic.