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DATELINE: STAR CITY– It’s been revealed that the ROYAL FLUSH GANG will be the super-baddies of the sixth episode of the CW’s new Arrow series. Based on the DC character of Green Arrow, the TV series will present the hero in a more updated and realistic setting than on the comics pages. In keeping with that, the Royal Flush Gang will actually be a pack of paparazzi who hide in the toilets at Buckingham Palace to get a topless shot of Kate Middleton.

DATELINE: NEW YORK– Valiant will continue to add to its line with the release of Shadowman this Fall. Based on a group of comics originally released in 1992, Valiant vows to continue coming out with these comics until someone actually buys one.

DATELINE: MARVEL– The list of titles that will be part of the MARVEL NOW project which is NOT, repeat, NOT a reboot, continues to grow. In addition to the Uncanny Avengers and Uncanny X-Force, the powers-that-be have announced Uncanny X-Pletives, consisting of mutants whose names sound dirty but aren’t. The line-up will include:

  • PROFESSOR XXX
  • JUGGERNAUGHTY
  • CANNONBALLS
  • SON-OF-A-BEAST

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