Marvel taps its superpowers to raise awareness of male breast cancer

As Peter Parker’s uncle told him in ‘Spider-Man’: ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ Plus, the Atari 2600 celebrates its 35th birthday, ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ returns, the battle looms for post-election PR talent, and more.

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Comic books readers are used to their superheroes fighting evils lurking around every corner. Fighting breast cancer, though—now that’s another story. However, the disease is the next villain that Marvel has its characters pursuing; the company teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help raise awareness that men are also at risk of the often deadly and frequently late diagnosed illness.

Comic book superheroes also make an appearance in this “geektastic” gallery of kids and babies’ Halloween costumes from parenting blog Babble.

Letting my nerd flag continue to fly, I’d like to wish Atari a happy belated birthday. On Sunday, the video game manufacturer’s classic 2600 console turned 35 years old. To mark the occasion, Yahoo’s Plugged In blog assembled these 35 factoids about the system that brought us the gifts of “Asteroids” and “Pong.”

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