More importantly, what did Spider-Man's creator, Stan Lee, think? Stan talked to the Washington Post and gave his thoughts.
It was an obvious thing to do. It was the editors there [at Marvel] who made the decision. I think it's great. I had read [recently] that the president-elect was a big fan of Spider-Man and Conan, that he reads them -- maybe he still reads them, I hope!He also said he'd like to be made Secretary of Comics if Obama was looking for a way to thank him for the poster.
When I read that, I autographed a Spider-Man poster and sent it to him. I fully understand that he probably hasn't had time to respond to me yet, and that's okay. [Laughing.] He might be busy.
There was the news at the beginning of the year about Stan giving his daily Spider-Man strip a Brand New Day treatment (which was later revealed to just be a flashback to before the marriage).
To tell you the truth, I realized that they're doing that with the "Spider-Man" comic book storyline, so I thought: Just for fun, let's go with that storyline in the strip, too.
I may just do it for one storyline or two. Then [when we revert back], we'd run another note like we did [this month] to level with people. When we do go back probably to a great extent will depend on reader feedback. We've always depend a lot on reader feedback. I like to say that one reason I wear glasses is because I read every fan letter.
Check out what else he's working on, his thougths on Heath Ledger being awarded a Golden Globe and what he'd like for the next Spider-Man movie.