With great power comes ceremonial recognition from the D.C. Council.
Spider-Man -- or rather Mingering Mike, an artist who has sworn to keep his identity secret, like Spider-Man -- made an appearance Wednesday before the D.C. Council, in order to receive honors from lawmakers for his artistic contributions in the nation's capital.
The local artist, whose work will appear at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2015, and who created a series of portraits of D.C. Councilmembers, accepted the honors, officially known as the Ceremonial Recognition Resolution of 2013, and said some words about art:
"We do need art and music in our lives, so please contribute as much as you can to art and music. Put us on the map again like Chuck Brown did. Thank you."
But mostly, he just made the Council a lot more awesome, even if just for a day. We move that superhero costumes become the official Council dress policy.
Here are some wonderful Tweets with pictures from Spidey's appearance:From the Washington Post's Mike Debonis:
From The Huffington Post's Jason Cherkis:
Mingering Mike wore a Spider-Man suit to accept his ceremonial resolution pic.twitter.com/KnB4h89ruK
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) July 10, 2013
And the Washington City Paper's Will Sommer:
— jasoncherkis (@jasoncherkis) July 10, 2013
Mingering Mike poses with his Anita Bonds portrait. pic.twitter.com/JGiw9FkR08
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) July 10, 2013