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It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s “Barack the Barbarian?— Devil’s Due Publishing is advertising its —Barack the Barbarian— comic series, which features President Barack Obama as a superhero, depicted with a reasonable facsimile of his head atop a rippling, he-man body.[IMGCAP(1)]The comic company insists that the book makes a great holiday present (for those Democratic fanboys on your list, maybe) and invites readers to “Join Barack, a lone wanderer in the scandalous land of Warshingtun— as he embarks on his “Quest for the Treasure of Stimuli.—And in other Obama-as-strange-creature news, the “Barackula— mask is proving to be a popular Halloween costume. The president of costume shop Halloween Express expects the “Twilight—-meets-White-House getup will even surpass the once-trendy Clinton masks.Southern Hospitality. Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris is in town this weekend, set to speak today at a luncheon at the National Press Club about his efforts to encourage philanthropy through his group, “The Ludacris Foundation.— Ludacris (real name: Chris Bridges) will also host the foundation’s annual benefit dinner Saturday night at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, where he’ll honor several people for their community service efforts, including Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who is set to receive the first-ever Ludacris Foundation Congressional Leadership Award.Other celebs scheduled to attend the gala include legendary producer Quincy Jones, entrepreneur Russell Simmons, rapper Common, track phenom Usain Bolt, actress Gabrielle Union and D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.