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.
Here's the cover of December's issue of 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. Yep. pic.twitter.com/gUjYI7vORK
— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) September 16, 2015
Meanwhile, The Thick Of It‘s creator Armando Iannucci has tweeted to ask fans if they know how the Spider-Man–Thick 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.
@Aiannucci Artist Alex Ross is a fan. Cast of The Office in one of my Spidey books 10 years ago too. These little Easter eggs always fun.
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) September 16, 2015
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.
Ah. Well if Marvel are up for a Thick Of It/ Spiderman crossover, I'm happy to help. https://t.co/vL5kkhkDmD
— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) September 16, 2015