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Zach Galifianakis, Superhero: ‘Bored to Death’ Comic by Dean Haspiel and Jonathan Ames

You don’t see a lot of actors playing comic book creators in mainstream TV or film, so it’s been a bit of a pleasant surprise to see comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis playing a Brooklyn comic book artist named Ray Hueston on the HBO comedy “Bored to Death.” As some fans may know, the character is actually based on Brooklyn comics artist Dean Haspiel, who worked with Harvey Pekar on “American Splendor” miniseries and author Jonathan Ames on the Vertigo graphic novel “The Alcoholic.”

Now, Haspiel has taken the character his inspired to superheroic new levels, rejoining Ames to co-create a real comic for Super Ray, the character that Ray Hueston draws on “Bored to Death” and his origin story, which involves touching the dreaded third rail of the New York subway. Check it out after the jump!

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