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WonderCon recap Part 1: YouTube banks on geek, '21 Jump Street' stars hit Anaheim and Marvel Comics hearts digital

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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum Jonah Hill speaking at the 2012 WonderCon in Anaheim, California.

The second biggest pop culture event of the year (next to San Diego Comic-Con), with tens of thousands of fans in attendance, is in the books, so let's take our first look back at some of the new and notable to come out of the convention:

"21 Jump Street" stars hit on married woman

In one of the convention's shortest panels, "21 Jump Street" stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum showed footage from the film on its opening day, as well as appearing live and answering fan questions. Oh, and they appeared in their movie police outfits.

The fan-friendly marketing looks to have worked, helping the movie hit a number one opening weekend with $36 million.

In one of the panel's funniest moments, a woman asking a question referenced her husband, leading Tatum to say that her husband deserved "major points" and Hill declaring her the hottest wife at WonderCon.

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Radio drama lives on through live performance in LA

We talked earlier this week about Marvel Comics putting out an audio version of their comic Daredevil #1, but some groups are putting on far more extensive live audio productions right here in Los Angeles. The most well-known of these groups is probably the Thrilling Adventure Hour, which runs shows at the Largo Theater, but there's more than that around town.

This weekend, the group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is putting on a show called Comic Book Summer Camp at the NerdMelt stage at Meltdown Comics. The show features live performances of old school comic book stories, live music, comedy, art and more.

This particular show is going to be summer-themed; they say it will include "tales of summer vacation, summer fun and summer love." And Meatballs references. The comic they mention on their site that I'm most excited for: Superboy pulling double duty and dating both Lana Lang and Lois Lane at summer camp. (Superheroes get all the girls.)

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