Usually when DC announces a new series of themed variant covers (as with last week's Flash 75 announcement), the promotion includes a wide variety of comics in a single month. But DC's newest variant cover theme will focus on one specific series. Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr.'s Superman series will begin featuring a new variant cover theme starting with this week's Superman #35 and lasting through March's Superman #40. Each of these variant covers will spotlight an iconic team-up between Superman and another DC hero that Johns has written over the course of his DC career.
We have an exclusive look at the variant covers for Superman #35 and #36:
In addition to these covers, DC has revealed that Superman #37 will feature a Superman/Green Lantern team-up by Ethan Van Sciver, while Superman #38 will see Lee Moder pair Superman and Stargirl (the star of Johns' very first DC project).
All last week, Marvel put out a series of teaser images promising the return of popular event storylines like Civil War and Planet Hulk. Now we have the exclusive reveal of the latest teaser. It seems that House of M will join the growing lineup of event comics returning next summer.
The original House of M was an 2005 mini-series from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Olivier Coipel. The series saw Scarlet Witch rewrite reality so that mutants were the dominant species on Earth and her father, Magneto, was their supreme ruler. Though the Marvel Universe was restored in the end, the Scarlet Witch's magic wiped out the mutant gene and left less than 200 mutants around the world. The fallout of House of M continued to impact the X-Men comics for years afterward.
Alliances seem to be key to staying alive in Gotham, and Oswald Cobblepot is doing his best to work his way into Sal Maroni's good graces. In "Viper," he gets deeper into the mobster's inner circle and receives a bloody nose for his trouble.
While Penguin keeps busy, Fish Mooney plots against Falcone and Detectives Gordon and Bullock investigate a new street drug. It's causing euphoria followed by death. There's never a dull day in Gotham. See what's ahead in the below photo gallery.
Gotham: "Viper" Photo Gallery:
Watch Gotham: "Viper" on Monday, October 20th, at 8:00pm ET/PT on FOX.
Nintendo has announced it's holding a special Nintendo Direct looking at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U later this week.
Both American and European versions of the broadcast will take place at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm GMT on October 23. The livestream is apparently set to focus on "50 Must-See Things" and will reveal new info on the brawler.
Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has been teasing a reveal for some time, and a retail listing last week made reference to the Master Hand and Crazy Hand modes, along with the Board Game mode and Studio Creator. Could we be about to find out more? We'll let you know as more info arrives.
EA Canada is aware of issues with the FIFA 15 player Transfer Market feature and is working on a fix, according to the official EA Sports Twitter account.
FIFA 15 players began experiencing issues with its player transfer system over the weekend, according to complaints on Twitter and Reddit. Up to 21-hours ago, users began receiving an in-game error message notifying them that the feature “is very busy at the moment and we’re experiencing some delays.”
Halloween series producer Malek Akkad sheds some light on the future of the Halloween series.
Speaking during a press conference to promote a new Halloween-themed maze attraction in Orlando, Malek Akkad offered up a nugget of information regarding Halloween III. According to Akkad, via Shock Till You Drop, a new draft of the script for Halloween III – which is the eleventh iteration in the franchise – is due to reach him a day before Halloween.
“It’s been a joy to work with so many creative people – ten films,” Akkad said.
“We’re working on eleven as we speak. We’re working on a script right now. A new draft – perfect timing – is supposed to hit the day before Halloween. Hopefully my Halloween night reading will be a good read.”
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's required PC system specifications have been revealed.
The game's Steam page has been updated with the minimum horsepower you'll need if you want to jump into Sledgehammer's shooter. You can check them out below.
30 minutes of pre-alpha footage from Free Radical's cancelled Star Wars Battlefront III has leaked online.
The early footage, which you can see below, is naturally very rough around the edges but offers a glimpse at both land and vehicle-centric combat that would have been available had the game seen the light of day. Levels shown off include Hoth and Coruscant.
Free Radical, best known for its work on the TimeSplitters franchise, had a deal with EA to create the third and fourth entries in the Battlefront franchise, though this was cancelled and the developer fell into administration. It was then bought and rebranded as Crytek UK, which has since become Deep Silver Dambuster Studios and is working on Homefront: The Revolution.
A Florida-based mother has started a petition against retail giant Toys R Us after taking umbridge at the store's decision to sell figures of Breaking Bad's Walter White.
The Hollywood Reporter explains Susan Schrivjer feels that the figure isn't appropriate considering it comes with a little tray of (plastic) crystal meth.
"Anything to do with drugs is not doing the right thing," she said, before adding she was "appalled" and requesting the company reevaluate its "visions and values". In just under a week, the petition has picked up over 1,000 signatures.
Toys R Us has issued a statement explaining the toys are listed as suitable for children aged 15 and over, and also asserting they're found in the section allocated for adult figures.
Tekken 7 will begin rolling out to arcades across Japan in February, 2015, according to information apparently acquired from a recent Bandai Namco Autumn business meetings.
The details of the fighting game’s impending arcade release also appeared on Japanese resource Arcade Game Portal. The report shortly follows news that Tekken 7 entered location testing in Japan earlier this month, offering players the chance to test out new mechanics along with the arcade netplay system.
Have you tried NBA 2K15's much-discussed new face scan feature? We did, on both PS4 and Xbox One. The likenesses... left a little to be desired.
-Why NBA 2K15's face-scanning tool is like climbing a hill only to get kicked in the penis.
Most Driveclub players should be able to play the game online as of now, developer Evolution Studios has announced via Facebook.
“We're still improving server performance to get all of you enjoying full online connectivity together, but the majority of Driveclub players should now be able to connect and play online,” reads the post.
“More server updates and upgrades are coming online over the weekend, so while this work continues you may still experience some issues with connectivity but please keep trying. When you do get connected you can go online, play for your club, use your club cars, play multiplayer races, compete in face-offs, and compare your best times and scores with everyone on the leaderboards. This is in addition to playing in Tour mode, creating your own single events and customising your cars in your garage (which you can do offline too).”
Mighty No. 9 will launch with English voice overs following a 20,000-backer vote on whether Keiji Inafune’s upcoming title will feature Japanese or English voice overs.
The developer asked backers to vote on voice over preferences earlier this month after the team received overwhelming feedback from the community requesting Japanese voice acting. According to an update on the game’s Kickstarter page, more than 20,000 backers weighed in on the decision.
Join Kosta as he plays through some of the most seminal adventure games of all time. You can read all the previous instalments here.
In Spycraft, you're a CIA agent investigating a recent high-ranking assassination in Russia. Why? Because the President is counting on you dammit, and the fate of the entire world depends on it. And that’s President as in the President of these/those United States, and not President as in the President of the Minnesota Book Club.
We’re dealing with a man who’s about to broker a treaty with Russia that will ensure nuclear disarmament and peace for the foreseeable future, not someone looking to spark a discussion about social status after reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s. So no, no amount of cheating by trying to find a place that still rents a copy of the video will save you here.
Team Samsung White won the League of Legends 2014 World Championship over the weekend, defeating Star Horn Royal Club in a 3-1 match to sweep up the $1 million USD prize pool.
Consisting of Hyeong-seok "Looper" Jang, In-kyu "Dandy" Choi, Won-seok "Pawn" Heo, Seung-bin "imp" Gu and Se-hyoung "Mata" Cho, Samsung White lost only two games during the entire tournament. The results of the final match deemed it the second year in a row that Star Horn Royal Club - Jian "Uzi" Zihao, Yun "Zero" Kyung-sub, Choi "InSec" In-seok, Lei "corn" Wen and Jiang "Cola" Nan - finished second place in the World Final.
While the limited-edition Forever stamps featuring Batman are selling well, traditional stamp collectors believe the Caped Crusader represents everything ruining the stamp program.
The controversy arises from Batman's 75th anniversary stamps, which feature 8 different designs and include the artwork of several iconic Batman artists per sheet of 20 stamps. According to Businessweek, traditionalists in the stamp collecting community are upset with recent efforts to attract younger audiences to stamp collecting.
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Hey guys, remember Lynne Reed? Carrie’s informant from early Season 1 who was an American member of some Saudi Prince's harem, and who got killed because of her ties to Carrie? Who Carrie lied to about having CIA protection, when in fact she did not? Yeah, just another casualty left in the wake of Carrie Mathison’s one-woman mission…
Well, here we are again with Carrie totally lying to one of her assets, though this time she’s throwing in a cringe-inducing seduction of the virginal Aayan just to sweeten the pot. Man.
Yes, this is different in that the seemingly innocent, puppy-eyed Aayan has been revealed to still be in touch with his terrorist uncle Haqqani… the guy who was the target of the attack in the series premiere that killed those 40 civilians, including Aayan’s family. (Also blood on Carrie’s hands depending on how you look at it.) Obviously the kid is of greater importance to Carrie now than before this revelation, and she’s going to do whatever she needs to in order to keep him around… even if that means playing cutesy “let’s put sheets on the couch” games as foreplay.
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For those fearing that The Walking Dead might lapse back into the janky pacing of last spring's episodes now that our survivors were back on the road, you can breathe easy. Not only did "Strangers" (written by comic creator Robert Kirkman) feature everyone traveling together, but it introduced us to a new character, a new shelter, and brought back Gareth and the Terminus goons for more cannibal chaos. So all in all a solid episode with a satisfying mix of down time and thrills.
First things first though, last week I thought the guy right at the end - the one who smacked Gareth in the mouth - might have been someone from the comics. Being brought out a bit early. I was wrong, But at least I wasn't alone in my wrongness as other fans considered the possibility as well and Kirkman himself had to tweet exactly who it was. Apparently he was the crazy tattoo-faced "We're them!" guy that Rick and Glenn let out of that one container (I didn't catch the tattoos in the flashback darkness). Okay, fine. It fits. Though if I'd been Gareth, that dude would have been the first I'd have eaten once I turned the table on my abusers. Just sayin'. I wouldn't have kept him around a second longer than I had to.
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I did not see a lot of this episode's action coming.
I mean look, history unfortunately dictates the winners and losers in this show's final season gang war. As much as Nucky had promised death toward Luciano and Lansky, it wasn't going to happen. They've always been destined to be the founding fathers of American organized crime. And given that this show is this show, it all more or less comes down to how Nucky will fall.
So there was even a moment here, in "Friendless Child," when I wondered if Nucky was going to die on his knees in front of Luciano. And that was thrilling. Sure, it would have meant that the final episode would have been missing the lead series character, but the story in the moment had convinced me that it could happen.
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Emma and Hook's date offered plenty of opportunities for the writers and actors to lay on the charm, and it worked. The episode was packed with endearing moments from Mary Margaret snapping a Polaroid of Emma in her dress to Elsa and Charming bonding over being protective to Emma's “Captain Hand” joke – it was as sweet as can be but in a human, not overly saccharine fairy tale way. And hey, they even figured out a way to make the Lady and the Tramp pasta scene work. That deserves bonus points.