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Nolan taking over the DCU? Latino Review has the low down on WB giving all DC Comics projects to Nolan to handle.
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."
Home Turf Is Live!
DC Universe Online is proud to present Home Turf, our sixth DLC Pack! Home Turf introduces customizable Player Bases, powerful new abilities provided by your Base's Mainframe, action-focused one on one Player vs. Player Lair Battles, engaging new solo story content in iconic Gotham City and Metropolis locations, and loads of new gear and rewards. Watch the brand new trailer below, then log in and start building your very own Base today!
Hello again everyone,
I wanted to thank all the DC Universe Online fans out there for their support of our latest DLC Pack, Home Turf. To ensure that we were as responsive to our players as possible, we did something new with the launch of Home Turf – we created discussion threads for each new piece of content or feature in the Developer Discussion section of our official forums. The designers that owned the content have been monitoring and participating in those discussions, and we've received loads of great feedback. As a result, we have been able to turn around a couple of server updates with polish, tweaks, and bug fixes in the first few days, with more to come. The discussions are ongoing, so if you haven't yet weighed in, we invite you to do so.
Base Builder's Weekend
In celebration of the launch of Home Turf, we will be doubling your chances of getting Base loot this weekend. Simply put, we will double the odds that you will gain Base items when collecting just about any type of loot in the game, starting Saturday. This means that you're practically guaranteed to get some in Raid content, and close to certain to in Alerts. So be sure to log in and deck out your Bases.
I'd like to especially thank our US PS3 players for their patience as we dealt with some load-related downtime over the last few days. Those issues are resolved and we're looking forward to a great first weekend.
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Season's Greedings! Starting December 11th, Larfleeze is back for our Winter seasonal event, and he's not JUST stealing presents this year. In the chaos caused in the wake of his holiday heists, he's managed to put a plan into place for an even more perilous plunder. He has turned his attention to the ongoing battle between the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps in Downtown Metropolis, taking Power Rings from the fallen Lanterns and keeping them for himself! And not just one or two rings, no, but as many as his greedy orange mitts can grab!
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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!
I know I've been a bit lax with the Injustice: Gods Among Us promotion, but there's a reason. There is sooo much DC goodness out there that sometimes I lose track of the really awesome stuff. And when I lose track of something as extraordinary as Injustice, the updates concerning it pile up into such a giant mass that it develops it's own gravity & then smashes me upside the head at warp speed.
So here are a few things I've seen that I found pretty cool:
When you take a gander at the midwest, you see sport fanatics, car enthusiast, blue collar workers and a slice of the americana experience. But geek culture has infiltrated parts of the world that would have been otherwise untouched, with the emergence of online gaming, super heroes sporting the big screen and new and innovative technology, it has become cool to be a geek.
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.
Rumors have been cropping up all over the internet concerning Cartoon Network's sudden removal of the DC Nation line up from their schedule this year.
Many have directed the blame solely onto the shoulders of Cartoon Network, but the cable network may not be the ones responsible for this fiasco.
One of the most amazing things about geek culture is the conventions and expo's. Wether its dressing up as your favorite super hero, dueling others in trading card games or just meeting like minded people, expos and cons is where its at. This year I will have the privelege to attend the North East Geek Expo, In the smallville-esque town of Jefferson, Ohio. The greater Cleveland-Ashtabula area is very much present with geek history from such notables as Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Createors of Superman) and the famed American Splendor Writer Harvey Pekar. Which makes this area perfect for down to earth conventions and back to basics geek culture. I will be interviewing organizers of the show, panelists and expo goers, so tune in to dcuounlimeted.com to get all the scoop.
We are back from SOE Live from Vegas!!! It was a great time and event from SOE and we give you the latest run down of our experiance at this years SOELive event. We also go into detail about our talk with DCUO devs and info on the new DLC home turf and the future DLC for DCUO in 2013.
So join us as we dive into to DCUO AT SOELive 2012!
Apple fights for his life!!!!
The most intense battle ever in the DCUO Live Quest.
It's time to celebrate. The CW has announced some great news for DC & Green Arrow fans. Arrow has been picked up by the network for a full season, making the episode total 22 for Arrow's freshman year!
Recently, Jens Anderson excitedly announced the newest addition to the DC Universe Online experience. The next DLC will be called Home Turf & will introduce player housing to DCUO. Let's go over some of the main features that have us excited for Home Turf: