- Associated Press - Saturday, August 21, 2010

ROSEMONT, ILL. (AP) - Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich compared himself to a superhero as he stood alongside folks dressed as Superman and Batman at the Chicago Comic Con.

Blagojevich said Saturday at the show in suburban Chicago that he draws inspiration from the superheros as he faces his own battles.

He charged $80 for each photo taken with him and $50 for autographs.

Some fans said Blagojevich earned the money and that he needs it because he isn’t working.

While touring the floor, Blagojevich picked up a red "Batphone" and joked that he was calling his lawyer.

A federal jury convicted Blagojevich this week of lying to the FBI but deadlocked on 23 other charges. Prosecutors plan to retry him.

Actors William Shatner and Adam West are also at the Comic Con.




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