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Following the piracy of "Batman" #17 in advance of its release date earlier this week, DC Comics has another leak on its hands. A photo of variant covers for "Batman, Incorporated" #8 has surfaced, nearly two weeks prior to the comic's February 27 release date. The photo shows three variant covers homaging Grant Morrison's "Batman: R.I.P.," with Damian Wayne's Robin standing in for his father, the Dark Knight. Additionally, the letters "R.I.P." appear at the bottom, using Robin's "R" icon, revealing a major spoiler for Morrison's upcoming "Batman, Incorporated" arc, which has been kept under tight wraps by DC. Damian's death as the focus of Morrison's newest arc has been a popular theory on Internet message boards, as Damian is nowhere to be found on the covers for May's Batman-related issues, even on the cover of "Batman and Robin" #19.
The photo comes from the Twitter account of retailer Al Mega, who posted an auction on eBay for "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 weeks before its scheduled release date. Mega's Twitter feed indicates he has access to advance copies of DC's books — on February 8, he posted a photo of a number of issues not set to release until February 20 including "Justice League of America" #1, "Justice League" #17, "Green Lantern: New Guardians" #17 and more.
When approached by CBR News about the leak, DC representatives replied, "No comment."
"Batman Incorporated" #8 is far enough from its release date that retailers shouldn't have received copies from Diamond yet. Retailers who opt-in to Diamond's early delivery typically receive issues on the Tuesday before release, which makes how Mega obtained the issues somewhat of a mystery. Timing-wise, the leak syncs with the "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 leak last year, when scans of the issue popped up online 12 days early, exactly the same amount of time before the issue was scheduled for release.
"It's always disappointing when someone decides to spoil a big story by posting it on the torrents," Alonso told CBR. "Piracy affects fans, creators and retailers who look forward to a big comic book to put some cash in their registers — which 'Amazing Spider-Man #700' definitely will do. The fact that physical copies of the issue exist, but are accessible to a select few, is, of course, alarming."
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SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoiler alerts ahead!)
Earlier this week, we teased that JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 would reveal the fate of the transformed Superman after being bitten by the Cheetah. Well if you picked up the issue when it hit stores this past Wednesday, you now know exactly what we were talking about!
In JUSTICE LEAGUE #14, the League continues their battle against the Cheetah and Superman, while simultaneously trying to protect the Man of Steel from the wounds inflicted upon him. Deep in the forest, they meet the tribe that the Cheetah was meant to protect. The head of this tribe details the long history of the Cheetah and reveals that the root of the problem is not that the Goddess of the Hunt is evil. Instead, it’s the woman possessed by her who is!
After being captured by the tribe, Superman is cured, and Cheetah gets locked away in Belle Reve. But once behind bars, the villainess begins to talk to an unseen source, revealing that her imprisonment was all part of a larger and mysterious plan. Meanwhile, on the Watchtower, the League tells Diana that Barbara Minerva is a lie. She is actually a wanted criminal who continues to switch identities to escape the authorities. Hurt by this news about the woman she once called her best friend, Wonder Woman seeks comfort in the Man of Steel.
Much to the surprise of the local customers, Superman takes Wonder Woman to the Smallville Diner in an attempt to help her regain some incentive to be the superhero that she is. Afterwards, he takes her on a tour of the Kent family farm and the duo share another passionate kiss.
Little do these lovebirds know, someone is watching their every move! It’s their teammate, Batman. And judging by the look on his face, he seems less than thrilled about his friends’ developing romance. How will the Dark Knight’s knowledge of Wonder Woman and Superman’s relationship impact it? And more importantly, what will this mean for the Justice League itself? Place your bets in the comments section!
Below, take a look at the final pages of “The Secret of the Cheetah” as Superman and Wonder Woman kiss under the watchful eye of Batman. Setting the stage for next month’s epic crossover event with AQUAMAN, “Throne of Atlantis,” JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 comes to you from the creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artists Tony S. Daniel, Matt Banning, and Sandu Florea. Pick up the issue, in stores now!
In August, DC Comics revealed they would launch JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA with the exceptional creative team of Geoff Johns & David Finch. But it appears that this was only the tip of the comic iceberg.
I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of Batman: The Brave & the Bold Volume 2 – Help Wanted from DC Comics through the Goodreads First Reads program. This volume keeps the action fresh & upbeat by using short vignettes to tell Batman's exploits. Just like the same-titled animated series, Batman shares the spotlight with a number of DC heroes including Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Aquaman, Hawkman, Jonah Hex & Zatanna. The writing keeps very close to the animated series. In fact, it's difficult not to hear the voices of Diedrich Bader, Corey Burton, John DiMaggio, William Katt or Phil Morris as you devour these stories.
Bruce Wayne has returned from his worldwide quest to take the law into his own hands! • This issue reveals the early steps of building everything that surrounds Batman – the costume, the cave, the car, the gadgets!
Joker is coming back to DC Comics after a long long abcense.
Below, take an exclusive first look at the issue's variant cover by Aaron Kuder!
Attention JUSTICE LEAGUE fans! Just moments ago, BUZZFEED announced some big and exciting news. Beginning with December’s issue #15, JUSTICE LEAGUE will welcome Ivan Reis and Joe Prado onto the creative team as the series’ new ongoing artists. Head on over to BUZZFEED to check out their exclusive coverage and to see some jaw-dropping new art!
Straight from the DC Blog:
Editors Matt Idelson and Pat McCallum Discuss the Green Lantern universe
On September 5th, the release of GREEN LANTERN #0 will introduce a brand new Green Lantern to the DC Universe. Then starting in October, the monumental crossover event, “Rise of The Third Army,” will span the pages of GREEN LANTERN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS, and RED LANTERNS. To help you prepare for these exciting adventures, we’ll be putting a spotlight on the Green Lantern universe and the upcoming events that will change it forever each day this week on THE SOURCE.
To kick us off, editors Matt Idelson and Pat McCallum break down the Green Lantern universe and explain some of the fundamentals of what you need to know before picking up GREEN LANTERN #0 and the “Rise of the Third Army” titles. Take it away, fellas!
It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of Comic Book Artist Joe Kubert. Co-creator of Sergeant Rock, Tor and Ragman, famed for recreating Hawkman, founder of the Kubert Art School, he is the father to Comic Book Artist Adam and Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert has passed away, aged 85. We send our prayers and thoughts to the Kubert family.
The complete DC Universe Online Legends Comic is now available in three trade paperback volumes! Experience the DCUO adventure in a whole new way in this comic series inspired by the game.
As you may or may not know Scott Snyder has been working on the new Batman run for DC Comics, the story in those issues has been overwhelming. Scott Snyder, you are hearing his name everywhere now. I hear it in podcasts and I find him mentioned all over the web. But one thing that somehow comes up in all these articles and podcasts is the name American Vampire. There are monsters of all sorts that I absolutely love, but vampires has never been one that has intrigued me. I feel the genre is completely overplayed and honestly I get sick of hearing about it. That is until I told myself "you liked his Batman run thus far why not give his own creation a shot?". So I did, and Scott Snyder (Writer), Stephen King (Writer), Rafael Albuquerque (Artist) all deliver and exceed what I was expecting.
I love Batman! Many of us do because there is something about a guy dressing up in an outfit and fighting crime that amazes us. The cowl, the cape, the Batmobile, the Batcave, the Joker, Catwoman, etc. There are so many iconic things that draw us to the Caped Crusader.
As the credits for Dark Knight Rises roll, you will see the usual acknowledgment that Batman was created by Bob Kane. But what if I told you that all the things that you love about Batman were not even created by Bob Kane? Would you be mad? Would you feel like you've been lied too?
Batman: Earth One is a new updated origin story of Batman brought to you by writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank. This graphic novel brings you an origin story we have never seen before. You really get to see the emotional drive that pushes Bruce to do what he know's he has to do. That is to be Batman, Gary Frank doesn't give you heavy duty armored up Bruce in this book. Instead you see Bruce in the beginning stages really getting a feel for what he's doing. This means sporting combat boots, a cheap suit, and gadget's that need a little bit of fixing up. And when you need fixing up, who do you go to? I won't spoil that for you. But it does give you an idea of the characters you will meet in this book, it is the same characters we have seen before of course but their stories have been re-imagined for the better? for the worse? that is your decision.
Last week, DC Digital held a Batman 101 sale that gave fans & newcomers a chance to get 101 Batman comics at a bargain price. The sale provided new readers a chance to learn more about the Caped Crusader & gave older devotees a chance to read classic tales they may have missed out on.
Now, DC is helping fans move deeper into the Batman mythos with the Batman 201 Sale. Immerse yourself into the world of the Dark Knight in preparation for the final chapter in Nolan's Batman Universe, The Dark Knight Rises.
Comic Con 2012 is well underway & swag-a-plenty is raining down upon the Legion of Geeks congregated in San Diego. More than a few of us that are unable to attend for one reason or another are envious. However, DC has not forgotten us. Right now, you can download the Special Edition Arrow comic for free.