Friday, June 1, 2007

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Pissed-Off Federal Government

A promotional quarter for the upcoming sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, featuring good ol' Norrin Radd on one side and George Washington on the other, has been deemed illegal by the U.S. Mint.

There's a certain amount of hypocrisy here--the Franklin Mint, which manufactured the coins, does the same thing for many other properties and never gets in trouble--but also a certain amount of karmic justice. See, Tim Story? This is what happens when you make one of the worst comic book adaptations of all time.

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