Mike Greear writes for Bleeding Cool;
This Sunday, Oct. 14, will hereby be known as Spider-Man Day in New York City. Katherine Oliver, commissioner of media and entertainment for the city, joined Marvel Editor Stephen Wacker at Marvel's booth on Friday morning to make the big announcement in honor of Spidey's 50th birthday.
They also announced that a new, free digital comic will be released through Marvel's app this weekend. The story, called "Final Exam," will see Spider-Man teaming up with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The pair, joined by Spider-Man and Captain America, then asked fans to help them sign their over-sized birthday card for the hero, with the hopes that at the con they'll be able to break the Guinness world record for most signatures on a greeting card.
As a massive Spidey fan and a New Yorker, I find it thrilling to see the wall-crawler honored in this way. Between this and Spider-Man week earlier this year, Spidey is being built up more and more to be quite the mascot for the city.
Additional photo by Dan Hart.