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Millar and McNiven’s Nemesis, and the Times Square billboard that wasn’t [Updated]

The Times Square billboard purportedly promoting "Nemesis"

The Times Square billboard purportedly promoting "Nemesis"

From Mark Millar, the man who brought you the story of Orson Welles’ efforts to produce the very first Batman movie, comes this photo of a billboard purportedly advertising Nemesis — in comic shops today! — in New York City’s Times Square.

“Times Square, New York City, 15 minutes ago,” Millar wrote this morning on his message board. “Is this what happens when you give a comic-book writer some movie royalties?”

Well, not necessarily. Eagle-eyed viewers, or Google Image searchers, may recognize the photo as originating from slightly more than “15 minutes ago” — like January, when much hay was being made over the Weatherproof billboard that featured President Obama.

So, no Nemesis billboard. Decent bit of Photoshop work, though; it certainly convinced some people.

You can see the original photo after the break.

Update: In the comments thread, reader MD shares a snapshot of what the billboard on that street corner actually looks like this morning. (If you’ll recall, Weatherproof Garment Company agreed to remove the Obama ads at the request of the White House.)

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