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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.
DC Universe Online
Direct from DC Blog-
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!
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!
DCUO UNLIMITED's very own Apple and Shawn will be at SOELive and will also host a panel for DC Universe Online. Following is the panel Apple and Shawn will be one and the rest of the DCUO line up at soelive. -
Come meet Apple and Shawn on Friday October 19th panel-
|5:00 PM – 6:00 PM||PP: Power to The People – Fansites||Join representatives from three very different and well-respected fan ventures, DCUO Unlimited, Fanra's EverQuest Wiki and EQII Wire. They'll discuss how they got into running fansites, how they relate to SOE staff and their fellow fans and how they gather information from many sources to form the basis of their offerings. What do they get out of it? This panel is a must for anyone who is interested in running a site, or for those curious as to the how any why! [Apple, Batman expert and founder of DCUO-Unlimited. Sean, a Booster Gold fan and contributor to DCUO-Unlimited since 2009. Fanra, of Fanra's EverQuest Wiki. Morgan Feldon, EQ2Wire and EQ2U.||Palace 2|
DCUO at SOELIVE-
Friday October 19th-
|10:00 AM – 11:00 AM||DCUO: Meet The Devs||Meet the DCUO development team and join them in a discussion on all things DCUO. (Jens Andersen, Creative Director; Jesse Benjamin, Design Director; Mark Halash, Lead Systems Designer)||Palace 3/4/5|
|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM||DCUO: The Next Big Thing||Join the DCUO development team for a special announcement and a discussion on an important new feature! (Jens Andersen, Creative Director; Jesse Benjamin, Design Director; Larry Liberty, Executive Producer)||Palace 1|
|12:00 PM – 2:00 PM||DCUO Live Quest||Join us for the second DCUO Live Quest – spandex optional but always fashionable! Declare your allegiance by joining a live version of DCUO's Legends PvP Arenas. Groups of 10 will battle for Las Vegas as their favorite DC Heroes and Villains!||Palace 3/4/5|
|2:00 PM – 3:00 PM||PP: Advanced PvP in DCUO||Prepare to dominate your PvP game in DCUO! This presentation will incorporate video and slides crafted by veteran DCUO players. [Ryan Armendariz has been at the forefront of educating players (and Devs, he maintains) on various PvP mechanics in DCUO. Bryce Wong, aka "JT," intially focused on PvE progression but soon began to explore and excel in PvP. Kevin Lehrfield, known as "Slob" by too many, quickly became one of the strongest players in game, albeit one of the least vocal... until now.]||Palace 1|
Saturday October 20th-
|10:00 AM – 11:00 AM||DCUO: The Evolution of PVP in DCUO||A fascinating look at the hisorty and future of PvP in DC Universe Online! (Jesse Benjamin, Design Director; Mark Halash, Lead Systems Designer; Steve Wyckoff, Programmer||Palace 2|
|1:30 PM – 5:30 PM||DCUO Legends PVP Tournament||Heroes! Villains! Pair up with a friend or forge a last-minute two-person team at the event to battle for supremacy!||Grand Ballroom|
|5:00 PM – 6:00 PM||DCUO: Combat in DCUO – Real-time Dynamic Combat on a Massive Scale||Join our discsussion covering Powers, Weapons and more, this talk goes over what DCUO does well and where we plan to improve combat going forward. (Jesse Benjamin, Design Director; Mark Halash, Lead Systems Designer; Larz Smith, Senior Programmer; Steve Wyckoff, Programmer)||Palace 3/4/5|
We are back!!! Podcast 62 we dive into the latest news from DCUO and talk about SOELive!! Join us for this exciting new episode.
Trick…or treat? Game Update 19 features a new seasonal event for Halloween – The Witching Hour! This October, Gotham City is getting a ghoulish makeover, and there are tricks and treats aplenty to go around. Don't miss this exciting new event in DC Universe Online!
Chaos in Gotham City!
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.