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Secret “Batman Incorporated” Storyline Leaks

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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.

At the time, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso stated the publisher was investigating the matter.

"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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Home Turf Is Live!

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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!

 

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A Romance Is Revealed

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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!

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PODCAST 63 – SOELIVE 2012 WRAP UP & DLC HOME TURF

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!

 

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PODCAST 62 – WE ARE BACK AND SOELIVE

We are back!!! Podcast 62 we dive into the latest news from DCUO and talk about SOELive!!  Join us for this exciting new episode.

 

 

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PODCAST 60 – DCUO UPDATE 17 AND SURPRISES

 

Podcast 60 is now live and we get you caught up on dc universe online update 17 and a few more surprises in store.  Along with the latest news we also have some community news and shoutouts.  So join us as the unlimited crew holds court.

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SOE Live 2012 Registration is Now Open!

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Calling all Heroes and Villains. Become the Next Legend at SOE Live! Join us at Bally’s Las Vegas this October for a jam-packed weekend of DC Universe™ Online. Meet members of the DCUO development team, participate in live DCUO events and contests, party into the wee hours with fellow players, and hear the latest and greatest about the game. SOE Live, formerly known as SOE Fan Faire, is a celebration of ALL SOE games and gamers alike, with activities planned for players of ALL ages. With so many legendary events planned, your weekend will be a nonstop adventure!

 

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WB TONES DOWN BATMAN

Word came out via Variety that Warner Bros is looking to tone down the violence in the new cartoon series "Beware" (of the Batman).

Enlightened by the events following the Colorado shootings, WB wants to take a closer look at the series.  They've asked for a review of the show's content to ensure they are socially considerate after the tragic events that happened during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Now, no one from WB has commented, but you can rest assured meetings and phone calls have taken place.

My Thoughts: It is a show for kids. But remember, when we were kids we knew when Elmer Fudd was trying to shoot Bugs Bunny it was all fun and games. Do not insult children by treating them with kid gloves. The gunman was clearly not in his right mind and needs psychiatric help.

But I do see WB's side in this situation. They are sensitive to this traumatic event & don't want to draw any bad publicity. It's a tough situation that can put WB between a rock and a hard place.

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BILL FINGER!! BATMANS CO-CREATOR

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?

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Gotham News Radio Special – The Dark Knight Rises Review

Join us as we review the latest movie based on the Batman Franchise.  Warning: We did experiance some audio issues with Shawn and Terran.  We discuss the story, the characters and things you might have missed.  We also give our take on Nolan's Batman trilogy.

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GOTHAM NEWS RADIO 3 – SDCC 12 AND DARK KNIGHT RISES PREVIEW

GOTHAM NEWS RADIO 3 is here and we got all the news about batman from San Diego Comic Con.  We get you caught up on hot batman team Scott Snyders and Greg Capullo's take on Joker's upcoming story arc "Death in the Family".  We also got video game news and of course a preview of The Dark Knight Rises.

Excited? Well hit the play button damn it!

 

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SDCC 2012 DC COMICS SIGNING

FROM THE DC COMICS BLOG:

Earlier today, we told you about our panels at San Diego Comic Con this weekend. Now, take a look at the schedule for signings with our talent at the DCE booth!

 

But that’s not all! As a special treat, Jim Lee and Chris Daughtry will be doing a signing together on Friday at 7:30 at the Michael J. Wolf Gallery! And what’s more, the first 50 people in line for this signing will get a free autographed lithograph, drawn by Daughtry and inked by Lee!

 

Please note that the Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Snyder and Anthony Bourdain signings will require wristbands. Wristbands will be available at the beginning of each day at the DCE booth for that day's signing.

 

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SDCC 2012 DC PANELS

Here are the latest Panels for DC Comics at SDCC by the DC Blog-

THURSDAY, JULY 12

 

10:30–11:30am DC: Talent Search Orientation Session

Moderator: Mark Chiarello

Join DCE’s VP – Art Direction and Design, Mark Chiarello, for an informative orientation session that will explain how DCE’s Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, then this is the panel for you! In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)  Room 4

 

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DCUO SUMMER EVENT AND UPDATE 16

 

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Watch live video from sonyonlinetv on TwitchTV

 

 

Atlantean and Mutineer frigates in the waters of Metropolis for the summer event, Tides of War!

Coming in Game Update 16, the NEW Legends PvP 5v5 Moon Map!

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Snyder Gets Under Joker’s Skin In “Batman: Death Of The Family” , CBC Interview

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On the long list of DC Comics' villains and super villains, the Joker is undoubtedly one of the publisher's best-known antagonists. An iconic Batman bad guy who has appeared in comics, film, TV, video games and pretty much any type of media featuring the Caped Crusader, "Batman" writer Scott Snyder finally takes his long-awaited shot at writing Gotham's maniacal clown in a new October-launching story arc titled "Death Of The Family."

The Joker debuted in 1940 in the pages of "Batman" #1, beginning his 70-odd year life as a criminal psychopath and one of Batman's most dangerous archenemies. In the relaunched New 52 DC Universe, the Joker was first and last seen in writer/artist Tony Daniels' "Detective Comics" #1, getting a face lift from the villain the Dollmaker — quite literally, as Dollmaker peeled Joker's entire face off and tacked it to the wall.

Mysteriously and noticably absent since that issue, Snyder's "Death Of The Family," drawn by regular "Batman" artist Greg Capullo, will be the first to touch on the character fully since last September as the Joker returns, gunning for Batman and all the Bat allies.

Amidst all the buzz surrounding the recently announced storyline, CBR spoke directly with Snyder about his new story, how Joker will look sans-face, and the Joker crossover brewing among the rest of the Bat books.