‘The Thick Of It’ cast appear on cover of new ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ comic book

Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison and Joanna Scanlan can all be seen seated inside a London bus

The cast of The Thick Of It make an unexpected cameo on the cover of December’s issue of The Amazing Spider-Man comic book.

Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison, Joanna Scanlan, Paul Higgins, James Smith and Polly Kemp can all be seen on the comic book’s cover, seated inside a London bus onto which Spider-Man has been slung. Addison shared a picture of the cover on Twitter earlier today.

Meanwhile, The Thick Of It‘s creator Armando Iannucci has tweeted to ask fans if they know how the Spider-ManThick Of It mini-crossover came about. “Anyone know why Thick of It cast are in recent Spiderman issue? As a lifelong Marvel fan I’m delighted. And curious,” he wrote earlier today.

Mark Millar, creator of comic books including Kick-Ass and Wanted, replied to suggest that comic book artist Alex Ross might be responsible.

Another of Iannucci’s followers pointed out that the comic book’s writer, Dan Slott, is also a fan of the British political sitcom, which ran on BBC Two and BBC Four for four series between 2005 and 2012.