In 1992, I guess the VSDA decided that their weren’t many people going out to vote. Then the VSDA decided lets get Spider-man to help. The VSDA produced this short PSA in order to get the vote out.
It’s true Spider-man is one of our beloved characters, but I’m not so sure that having a fictional character is the best way to get people to the polls. Although, I must admit it sure is a remember-able ad. Also, if you notice the Marvel Comics copyright in the beginning of the video. They got Marvel Comics approval, very nice.
Spider-man is right though, he cannot vote for you. You will have to do it all on your own. Let Spider-man fight the Green Goblin instead.
Perhaps, older fan boys will find it interesting, but the way it looked, it felt like it was directed towards kids- who by the way cannot vote. Notice how Spidey signs his name as Spider-man, I thought Peter Parker was his name. Perhaps it gives a message of voter fraud. I’m just throwing that out there.
I’m not sure Spider-man, and the government are a good mix, but it sure does get their message out. And it’s fun to watch.
Well if you enjoyed the above video, then enjoy the next video of Spider-man trying to make his way to vote.
Image Credit: US Defense Dept. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons