10 items from 2012
We’re already at day five of the Steam Summer Sale, and this is about the time I start running out of jokes. How many ways can I tell you that I’ve spent too much money, or that my wallet is hurting? Besides, you deserve better. So I’m going to take this a different way. “What is the martial art expert’s favorite beverage?” “Kara-tea”…. Ok yeah that was horrible. Let’s pretend this never happened.
Just a reminder, unless the game you want is a daily deal or a flash sale, don’t buy it yet. There’s plenty of time left, and we’re all going to laugh when you buy something that goes on sale for more the next day.
- Chaz Neeler
Over the course of the next 6 weeks, I will be getting myself ready for the action spectacular that is The Expendables 2. This will be possibly the manliest film ever made, so with that in mind I feel it necessary to man the hell up in preparation by re-watching films from the Expendables themselves. Each star, a load of action, and possibly a whole bunch of dead brain-cells by the time the release date rolls around.
The rules are simple. I shall be avoiding the most iconic roles, like Rambo for Sly, the Terminator for Arnold etc., with the exception of naff sequels. I will be thinking randomly, delving into some of the darkest recesses of these muscular CVs, as well as some films that simply get forgotten. »
Each week we bring you news on what is being released into the gaming world…. So lets get it started! Kicking off this list of games which will be released 16th April – 22nd April 2012 is:
Battleship (Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii / 3Ds / DS):
Battleship thrusts you headlong into an Earth facing an unknown aquatic alien menace. As Cole Mathis, the U.S. Naval fleet’s “Boots on the Ground”, you must prove yourself worthy as an elite soldier and help defeat the enemy. Find your inner soldier and stop the alien threat before it’s too late!
Combining naval strategy simulation with first-person shooter gameplay, players fend off the enemy beachside while ordering attacks against their marine counterparts. Seamlessly switching between battlefield and overview “Battle Command” map, the Hasbro game is brought to life as carriers, frigates, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and the legendary USS Missouri Battleship pummel the enemy in a »
When DC Comics launched their full universe reboot The New 52, the company maintained that their run of ongoing titles would always number fifty two. Initially this had fans questioning how they would handle cancellations, but this was answered by a one in/one out kinda deal, with a cancelled title been replaced by a new one. We’ve seen this with Hawk And Dove, Men Of War, and others receiving the chop, and their replacements, with notable inclusions Batman Incorporated and Dial H, hitting shelves in May.
Now a new anthology title, National Comics, has been announced, but as of yet there is no word on what title will be cancelled.
As reported by Wired , the new title, a revival of a series which first saw print in the 1940′s, will focus on a different character every issue, telling done-in-one stories featuring the more obscure character who call the DC Universe their home. »
- Tom White
And here we are again, with all the new product coming from DC.
We have a tip of the hat to the original Justice League of America #8, the first endings from the New 52, and… oh heck, let’s just dive in, shall we?
As usual, spoilers lurk below.
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Carlos D’Anda
Backup story art by Gary Frank
1:25 Variant cover by Mike Choi
1:200 B&W Variant cover by Jim Lee
On sale April 18 • 40 pg, Fc, $3.99 Us • Rated T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 Us
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
In the five years that the Justice League has been a team, Green Arrow has never once been a member. And he intends to rectify that right here, right now! One member against his candidacy: Aquaman! »
- Glenn Hauman
It was only a matter of time, really, for Hawk And Dove.
The painfully mediocre title will be one of six books that DC is canceling to make room for a ‘new wave’ of comics added to their New 52 roster. The other sacrifices are O.M.A.C, Blackhawks, Mister Terrific, Static Shock, and Men Of War. Fortunately, none of these are the wonderful worlds of monstrous mayhem praised in our previous article. Jeff Lemire even plans to bring his Frankenstein character into the eighth and final issue of Men Of War, giving monster kids an extra reason to buy it.
On another bright side, one of the replacements in store at DC will be Dial H, helmed by China Miéville (Kraken, Ironside, The City & The City)—one of the best science fiction/fantasy writers working today—in his comics debut, with art by Mateus Santoluoco. It should be fascinating »
DC Comics has announced six new titles to launch in May. The new series will replace the six that are to be cancelled from the original relaunched New 52. Batman Incorporated will return alongside Earth 2, G.I. Combat, The Ravagers, Dial H and World's Finest. O.M.A.C., Hawk and Dove, Blackhawks, Men of War, Static Shock and Mister Terrific will all end in April with their 8th issues. Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated will continue with illustrations by Chris Burnham. Dial H is a series about an everyman who gains superpowers that will be written by award-winning novelist China Miéville - who was once lined up to write Swamp Thing - alongside artist Mateus Santoluoco.
Dial H preview image: The series will be rebooted by China Miéville (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
When DC’s New 52 launched last year, I asked myself: will they still cancel a book due to poor sales? Seeing that there publication slate only consist of 52 books (and a handful of miniseries). Well, it seems DC have come up with a logical solution to this dilemma: cancel one book to make way for another. One out, one in style.
Reported by Bleeding Cool, six of the launch titles from DC’s universe wide reboot, Hawk and Dove, O.M.A.C., Mister Terrific, Men Of War, Static Shock, and Blackhawks, have all gotten the axe and will end with their eighth issue.
In May, the six new series will start: Batman Incorporated, continuing the story Grant Morrison started in the pre-New 52 universe. Earth Two, featuring the Justice Society from a parallel Earth. Dial H, a tale of transferrable super powers based on the old series Dial H For Hero. »
- Tom White
DC Comics has announced that Batman and Detective Comics will increase in price. The titles will jump from 32 pages to 40 pages in tandem with the rise from $$2.99 (£1.94) to $$3.99 (£2.59). Scott Snyder and Tony Daniel's Batman titles will join Justice League, Action Comics, Men of War and All-Star Western in the higher price bracket. DC Comics executive vice president of sales, marketing and business development John Rood told Newsarama that there was a "story reason" behind the price rise. Scott Snyder confirmed that (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
Happy New Year, Mafiosi! Here’s what hits shelves this week!
Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Gabriel Hardman), $3.99
Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes #3 (Of 4)(Cover B Declan Shalvey), $3.99
Elric The Balance Lost #7 (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $3.99
Elric The Balance Lost #7 (Cover B Jonboy Meyers), $3.99
Elric The Balance Lost #7 (Cover C Francesco Mattina), Ar
Irredeemable #33 (Cover A Kalman Andrasofszky), $3.99
Irredeemable #33 (Cover B Dan Panosian), $3.99
Malignant Man Tp, $14.99
Peanuts #1 (Of 4)(Charles Schultz First Appearance Of Charlie Brown Variant Cover), Ar
Peanuts #1 (Of 4)(Charles Schultz Regular Cover), $3.99
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover A Liam Sharp), $3.99
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover B Ale Garza), $3.99
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover C Matteo Scalera), Ar
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover D »
- Brandon Johnston
10 items from 2012
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