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According to G4's TheFeed, Taco Bell is joining the frenzy for the new PlayStation3, and offering $12,500 worth of tacos, gorditas, or whatever else on their menu to the first person willing to trade his or her game console with the franchise. While the "lucky" gamer will walk away with a life time supply of pseudo-Mexican fast food, the chain plans to donate the video game system to a local Boys and Girls Club. For more information on how to earn the Taco Bell Bucks, follow the link below (note: Taco Bell fanatics will have to act fast. The offer expires December 1, 2006). Click here to read more.

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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