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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Shaq shows off new comics at Comic-Con

By Patrick Dorsey

No stranger to the world of fiction -- or superheroes, no matter how infamous -- Shaquille O'Neal is venturing into the world of comic books.

This week O'Neal debuted his two franchises, "Clean Ops" and "Hoopfighters" -- first with the above video and on Friday when the former NBA center visited Comic-Con in San Diego.

There he took part in "The Black Panel," discussing issues of diversity in the comic world. He also took questions from the crowd and, per Entertainment Weekly's Pop Watch:

Most Incisive Audience Question: From Clayton Thomas, who asked Shaq to add him to his Black Comedy tour and then did two minutes to prove he’s got the goods.

Least Incisive Audience Question: A fan asked for a pic with Shaq. Sweet but not a good idea with quip master Michael Davis on the mic.

O'Neal did take a few pictures there, though, with fellow panelists E. Van Lowe and Jamie Kennedy, plus ... well, you'll just have to wait and see.

Riding with @Uber_SD #TheBlackPanel…

— SHAQ (@SHAQ) July 13, 2012

“@Tanjareen: in @MichaelDavis38 's #TheBlackPanel at @Comic_Con with @Shaq & @JamieKennedy Fun Times!…” tangerine

— Jamie Kennedy (@JamieKennedy) July 13, 2012

My Comic Con panel mates. That's Shaq in the middle…

— E. VanLowe (@EVanLowe) July 13, 2012

I only take pics with very very tall people…

— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) July 13, 2012