If you took the time to read through the nearly 250,000 documents released this week via Wikileaks, you’d find a comic book connection in several of them. We at Comix 411 have nothing but free time and did the heavy lifting for you. Here are the comic book-related highlights from the document dump:
When visiting with US President Barack Obama, the CIA codename for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is “Bucky.”
Interrogators at Guantanamo routinely asked prisoners to choose: Betty or Veronica?
Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Il sometimes dresses up as Wildcat before he tours a factory. In other news, North Korea still has factories.
If you ever wanted to purchase something from the north side of Korea, now is your chance. The DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) has an electronic shopping mall with SUVs, bikes, roller skates, and other goodies. Available in 4 languages, Chollima, named after a mythical winged horse pictured here, has been open since December. Unfortunately, it is not always reliable as we found out when we tried this weekend when we tried to access it. Still and all, we think its a good thing when other countries participate in capitalism and hope the site doesn’t stay mythical.
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