President-Elect Barack Obama, as I've been told many, many times in the past week or two, "collects Spider-Man and Conan comics." There are several interesting facets to that particular reveal:
- It's in the current tense, as opposed to the always-popular refrain of "I used to collect comics when I was a kid" that I hear so often in contexts like this.
- It makes an already-appealing public figure (to me, at least) just that much moreso!
- As combinations go, Spider-Man and Conan are something of an odd couple... while once upon a time they were both Marvel Comics publications, Conan has moved elsewhere in the past decade (Dark Horse Comics, I think); more importantly, they're very different genres (superhero vs sword & sorcery) and it's not like enjoying one of them would naturally lead to the other!