Under the Radar

A Conspiracy Theory Wrapped in Intrigue



This week Boom! Comics publishes its first issue of "Unthinkable," a post-9/11 conspiracy comic written by Mark Sable with art by Juan Totino Tedesco. According to Sable's Twitter account, his travels to NYC for a comic signing this Wednesday were waylaid when he was detained by the TSA after an inspector discovered a script for an upcoming issue in his carryon luggage. After several hours of this alleged interrogation, Sable was allowed to continue to his destination.

Is this a promotional stunt or did government agents actually consider seizing a comic book plot outline as possible terrorist contraband? Can we ever know the truth? Check out a review of "Unthinkable" at io9 and read a story/borderline press release about the TSA incident at Comics Bulletin.

James Barber has written about music and movies for Slate, Blender, Good and AlltheMusicNews.com. He is also a record producer, band manager and was an A&R guy at Geffen/DGC Records. He has never been a celebrity chef in Canada, even though he gets a lot of internet fan mail for that guy.

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