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Life Lessons Learned at Comic-Con

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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CONFISCATED FROM SOME PRINCESS Radar, Storm trooper (Photo: Greg Garry) Pope schmope. Radar partied with Storm Troopers and the Fantastic Four at NYC Comic-Con this weekend and took away a few lessons. First and foremost: The Javits Center has major climate control issues—it's either Fortress of Solitude cold or Pits of Tartarus hot depending on where you stand. Among other things we gleaned from the nation's biggest geek gathering:

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You Can't Throw a Batarang at Darkseid

This came to light during a panel where salivating fanboys could ask writer Grant Morrison and illustrator J.G. Jones about the upcoming Final Crisis series, where all the D.C. heroes unite to take on the giant overwhelming evil of the New Gods and to force 15 year-olds to purchase more comic books than usual because of all the crossovers. A guy in a full Nightwing costume including domino mask asked how the, shall we say, power-challenged super heroes like the Bat-clan will be able to help out against such overwhelming odds. After all, he said. "You can't throw a batarang at Darkseid." Isn't that just as true in life as it is at Comic-Con?

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