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Soap opera attempts Marvel mutant rescue

The Hollywood Reporter learns that Marvel Comics has joined the creators of the CBS daytime soap Guiding Light to introduce a character with super powers into the show. In the show's Nov. 1 episode the character (regular Harley Davidson Cooper) will be "zapped by an electrical current and [become] infused with superpowers, including the ability to levitate and to conduct electricity." That's it? And here's a quote that will have comics readers retching all over their protective sleeves:

"Joining forces with Marvel is such a natural fit for us because comic books and soap operas have so much in common," said Guiding Light head writer David Kreizman, citing the long-running story lines and larger-than-life situations found in both mediums.

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