The latest listing of DC Comics related news from February 17th - 19th, 2013!
"Young Justice: Legacy" finally has release date!
As "Young Justice" wraps ups its second season on Cartoon Network, the official tie in video game by Little Orbit now has an official date of release. The video game was first announced at the start of 2012 and has been confirmed for this year for some time, although the date of release has been moved around by several months. As reported by World's Finest, the game will be released September 10th; previous dates claimed it would have been this month or next.
The video game is an action-RPG which has been written by the same producers and story editors of the TV show (Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti) and features voice work from all of the regular stars of the animated series. It takes place between the first and second seasons of the heavily serialized show; the game takes on new meaning now that the cartoon it is based on has been canceled by CN. There are a lot of expectations to fill in story holes from the second season as well as offering a last hurrah for fans of the show as well. The game will be released on X-Box 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS and the Wii-U.
"Trouble with Tribbles" writer offers to write "Adventures of Superman"!
One of the more interesting developments from the announcement that anti-gay activist Orson Scott Card has been hired to write the digital first series "Adventures of Superman" has been an offer by David Gerrold on Facebook. Gerrold is a long time science fiction writer who is best known for writing on "Star Trek" (especially the classic episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles") as well as "The Twilight Zone", "Land of the Lost", and "Sliders" who also is openly gay. He has volunteered his talents to offer "balance" to the Card decision - which has brought a lot of scorn to DC Comics at a time when Superman is soon to get a new film. One doesn't know whether DC would take Gerrold up on the offer, but it certainly adds to the chorus of voices who would state that Orson Scott Card was a poor choice to make.
Is Damien Wayne dying?
Speculation is rising that "Batman: Incorporated #8", which will be the final issue of Grant Morrison's long tenure on the Batman franchise, will kill off the character he added to it. Originally conceived in the 1987 graphic novel "Batman: Son of the Demon", Morrison introduced the character properly to the Batman lore in "Batman #655", circa 2006 at the start of his long efforts handling the Dark Knight. It is a run which DC Comics have allowed to exist outside of new continuity for the moment in "Batman: Incorporated" and this will be the final issue of it as Morrison begins to detach from mainstream superhero writing. Damian Wayne is the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul, who has subsequently become the latest Robin. Known for his deadly skills and aggressive manner, he also worked alongside Dick Grayson during his recent stint as Batman. The issue hits the stands next week.
Morrison's final issue of "Action Comics" goes on sale tomorrow, and his "Multiversity" meta series will be debuting later this year. After that his final project for DC Comics is rumored to be a "Wonder Woman: Earth One" type story, although this has yet to be officially scheduled. After working with DC Comics (and its Vertigo imprint) for most of his career, Morrison seems to wish to shift into more creator owned projects (such as "Happy" at Image Comics).
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