He’s a supervillain — and not just in the eyes of many conservatives.
Marvel fans are losing their minds on Twitter after learning of an obscure Spider-Man villain who shares a name with the current US President.
“I’m crying why the f–k is Joe Biden a Spider-Man villain,” wrote one flabbergasted Spider-fan in a tweet with over 120,000 likes. The fan also included a Wikipedia page for the minor league baddie, whose name is indeed Joe Biden.
The presidential doppelganger, whose villainous alter ego is called Spectrum, first appeared in “Peter Parker No 1″ in 2010, when the real Biden, 79, was the US Vice President under Barack Obama. The page even includes an out-of-date disclaimer to warn readers that the web slinger’s nemesis is “not to be confused with Vice President Joe Biden.”
Per the page, Spectrum also appeared in “Peter Parker” volumes 11 to 14 and also had a cameo in “Dead Man Logan Vol 12.”
Needless to say, Spider-Man buffs couldn’t believe that their two worlds had collided in such a bizarre fashion.
One superhero buff even posted panels from Spider-Man Joe Biden’s first appearance in “Peter Park No 1,” in which Spidey demands that the villain reveal his identity.
“Yo, Mr. Invisible, I don’t even know your real name!” shouts Spider-Man, to which Spectrum replies, “It’s Joe! Joe Biden! But you can call me ‘Spectrum!’”
Some hopeful Twitter users even asked Sony when they were making a Joe Biden movie.
Of course, there was plenty of right-wing web-slinging as well.
“He’s a villain on this earth as well,” quipped one critic.
Coincidentally, Spider-Man also featured another character directly inspired by Joe Biden, named Joe Biden Jr. who appeared in several Spider-Man comics after debuting in “Amazing Spider-Man” No 683.
“Biden was present in Italy when the world leaders met in an attempt to deal with Doctor Octopus,” his Wiki profile reads. “He witnessed the individual impersonating Al Gore being unmasked, revealing him to be the Chameleon.”