The writer of a comic script that included references to terrorism and 9/11 was detained by TSA officers at LAX last weekend while attempting to board a plane to go to a comic signing in New York.  The creator was Mark Sable, the comic was Boom!’s Unthinkable #1, and the signing will be at Jim Hanley’s Universe. 


Sable was pulled aside for two levels of extra screening, and when agents discovered the script for Unthinkable #1, which refers to 9/11, terrorist plots, and a police state on the front page, they began to interrogate him, “having a hard time understanding that a comic book could be about anything other than superheroes, let alone that anyone actually wrote scripts for comics,” Sable wrote. 


In the story of Unthinkable, a writer is employed by a government think tank to dream up worst case terrorist plots, then becomes a suspect when one of the plots comes true.