Australian comic book writer Tom Taylor wrote the successful line of comic books loosely based on the DC Comics game Injustice: Gods Among Us for many years. So maybe he might feel a small sense of pride at this one. As reported by local news station ABC, police have shut down a drug smuggling operation that used hollowed out comic books to hide bags of crystal meth from the authorities, including the copies of Injustice: Gods Among Us he had written.
That comic may have previously been best known for featuring the Joker murder Lois Lane, to be killed in retribution by Superman. But now it could be synonymous with a very different crime indeed.
The police have raided nine properties and charged ten people, saying that the drugs are believed to have been coming to Australia from southern California. They seized three kilos of crystal meth, and are believed to have smuggled $700,000 worth of drugs through mail order comics. They state that they have been working with authorities to take similar action in the US.
You can see the full news report here, but this recovered comic book…
…is this Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual, featuring the villains of the DC Universe in prison, attempting a jail break.
Maybe check your copy just in case? Maybe you might find something like this inside?