New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg stopped by Midtown Comics Downtown with his friends Joe Quesada and Spider-Man to announce the new comic, “Spider-Man, You’re Hired!” in which Mayor Bloomberg helps unemployed Peter Parker find a job. Take a look at all the great pictures from this amazing event!

From the press release:

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Marvel Entertainment Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, and Spider-Man today announced the creation of “Spider-Man, You’re Hired,” an all-new comic book highlighting City resources available to New Yorkers who are navigating the job market. The comic, which features an unemployed Peter Parker starting his job search, is the Administration’s latest effort to connect out-of-work New Yorkers to job training and placement services. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement at Midtown Comics’ new store in Lower Manhattan.

“New York City provides free, first-rate job training and placement assistance, and we want every New Yorker that needs help to know about it, so we asked Spider-Man to help us spread the word,” said Mayor Bloomberg.

Photo: Edward Reed

Photo: Edward Reed

The full-color, eight-page comic features an out-of-work Peter Parker, frustrated and at a loss about how to find a new job. A serendipitous meeting with the Mayor helps to put him on the right track. The New York Daily News is printing a special edition of “Spider-Man: You’re Hired” at no cost to the City, appearing in over 600,000 papers with a list of all the Workforce 1 Centers in the City where the comic will be available.

Photo: Edward Reed

Mayor Bloomberg and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada

“Marvel’s proud to team-up with the City of New York to help inform all New Yorkers about the free services designed to assist them in finding employment. We couldn’t ask for two better leading men than Spider-Man and Mayor Bloomberg,” said “Because even New York’s most famous Super Hero needs a day job!”

Photo: Edward Reed

Mayor Bloomberg with Midtown Comics co-owner Gerry Gladston

Photo: Edward Reed

The one-sheet comics are available for download on NYC.gov and can also be seen on phone kiosks and other signage throughout the city.  A public service announcement featuring the comics can also be seen in City taxi cabs and on NYC life (channel 25) and NYC gov (channel 74), the City’s government station.

Midtown Comics VP of Purchasing Gahl Buslov with the Mayor

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