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JUSTICE LEAGUE BEING TAKEN OVER BY NOLAN?

Nolan taking over the DCU? Latino Review has the low down on WB giving all DC Comics projects to Nolan to handle.

 

 

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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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Base Builder’s Weekend and Producer’s Letter!

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. 

Best,
Larry Liberty
Executive Producer
DC Universe Online

 

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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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The All-New Batman: The Brave & the Bold Volume 2 – Help Wanted

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. 

 

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Batman #0 out now!

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!

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Exclusive First Look at the Variant Covers for BATMAN #13

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!

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Joker & Superman Cast in ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part Two’

After years of waiting, Batman fans are finally getting The Dark Knight Returns in the form of a two-part animated movie. Part One is set to hit stores on the 25th of this month with Part Two expected in early 2013. News on the second movie has been fairly scarce, until now. TV Guide has revealed the first still from the film that reveals the Joker. The actor to portray the Mephistopheles of Mirth is an inspired choice.

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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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Aurora Theatre Massacre Victims Show Solidarity With Batman Garb

James Holmes, the 24 year old alleged Colorado theatre massacre shooter, was charged on Monday with 142 counts, including 12 counts of first-degree murder & 116 counts of attempted murder. The Arapahoe County District Attorney's office charged Holmes with two counts for each victim — one for carrying out the crime "after deliberation" & the second for "malice manifesting extreme indifference to human life." Holmes was greeted in the courtroom by a multitude of images of "The Bat," as many of the victims & victims' families attending the hearing wore Batman t-shirts.

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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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