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Aleister & Adolf: Occultist vs. Furher!

Aleister & Adolf cover

What if Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime had been defeated by magic – the very magic that Hitler had his armies pursue?

Douglas Rushkoff’s Aleister & Adolf is a graphic novel that takes history and looks at it through the proverbial glass darkly – postulating that legendary occultist Aleister Crowley developed a new and powerful weapon to take on Hitler’s war machine.

Aleister & Adolf is set for publication on November 2nd. Follow the jump for further details.

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Inside Look: Playstation’s Powers!

Powers - Copley-Heyward

It was a bit of a shock to learn that Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s dark stake on super-powered characters, Powers, had been licensed by Playstation.

Then they cast Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker – a former Power who lost his powers under devastating circumstances and now was a detective investigating Powered crimes. The they cast Eddie Izzard as bad guy Power, Wolfe and changed Walker’s partner, Deena Pilgrim from petite blue-eyed, blonde to African-American because Susan Heyward’s audition was so impressive. Then they added Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl – one of the few genuinely altruistic Powers in the world. Suddenly, the Powers live-action series become a source of much intrigue – intrigue that grew with the release of the first trailer last October.

Now, Sony and Playstation have released the first behind-the-scenes look at the world of Powers – a seven-minute video that features interviews with most of the major players in front of and behind the camera. Check it out after the jump.

Powers premieres on March 10th, with new episodes released on Tuesdays

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