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Lost Classics: The Death and Return of Superman (SNES, Genesis)

With Batman hitting movie theaters this week, this week’s Lost Classic takes a look at one of the gaming adaptations of another DC icon, Superman. The Death and Return of Superman is a beat em up based upon the controversial storyline of the same name. While it probably isn’t saying much, this is arguably the best game starring the Man of Steel. Developed by Blizzard Entertainment (who would later go on to make some little known game called Diablo) and published by Sunsoft, TDATOS is a solid, if generic, adaptation of the comics. Taking control of Superman, you battle your way through Metroplois until you are taken down by Doomsday. From then on, each level will have you in control of one of the four substitutes, each having their own playstyle. Eventually, SUpes will be reborn, and you’ll be back in control of him. Many of the scenes from the comic are reenacted in game form, particularly the destruction of Coast City. While there isn’t much setting it apart from other brawlers, it’s a solid title featuring Superman. How many other games featuring the Man of Steel can you say the same thing about?

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SDCC 2012 News Coverage Roundup

SDCC 2012 is here! As ever, Powet.TV strives to bring you the latest and most relevant news to you, our readers. If you want to keep up with all the coverage, bookmark this post. We’ll be dropping a link here for each news items we post. You can also click on the SDCC 2012 News Coverage Roundup image in the left sidebar to get back to this post.

SDCC 2012: Exclusives Checklist
SDCC 2012: Preview Night reveals MOTU Classics Granamyr, third Accessories Pack and more
My Little Pony Trolley carries fans to SDCC 2012
SDCC 2012: Design a My Little Pony contest winner announced
SDCC 2012: Preview Night – Marvel Legends
SDCC 2012: My Little Pony Royal Wedding crown tiaras at Shout Factory booth
SDCC 2012: Limited Comic Con MLP poster featuring all 10 Design a Pony finalists
SDCC 2012: My Little Pony Comic Book coming from IDW
SDCC 2012: Season 3 preview: A Spike and Twilight Sparkle song
SDCC 2012: Legend of Korra Season 2 News
Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie Coming 2014
SDCC 2012: Derpy toy sells incredibly well
SDCC 2012: Thomas Jane reprises role as The Punisher in fan film ‘Dirty Laundry’
SDCC 2012: Kaitlyn Leeb, the woman with three boobs from Total Recall

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Warner Bros. releases 14 minute The Dark Knight Rises featurette

The Dark Knight Rises is coming to theaters July 20, 2012. Taking place eight years after the events in The Dark Knight, the story revolves around the urgent need for Batman’s return to Gotham, but will he?

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DC Comics unveils INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us brawler from NetherRealm

It looks like some more of that Warner Bros. and DC Comics synergy is coming to fruition. The studio responsible for Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm (part of WB Games) has a new game on the way and it looks like a doozy from this trailer. Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, both comic writers are penning the story and I can only hope it plays out as well as Mortal Kombat’s story did because that was the best storytelling I’ve ever seen in a fighting game. This fighter will feature a pretty great cast of characters just from the short list already announced in Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and Solomon Grundy. The game is called Injustice: Gods Among Us and it really looks like the lines between hero and villain have been greatly blurred. Marvel’s had a pretty great run on fighting games for along time now, but I’m looking forward to see how far DC’s answer to those games can push the limits.

Choice quote from Ed Boon in an interview from GameSpot:

Injustice’ is our twist on the blockbuster over-the-top superhero game in a fighting game shell. We’re trying to add some major components to shake up the fighting game genre…One of the big kind of goals that we have its to is to have fighters that feel completely different from one another.

Injustice: Gods Among Us is coming in 2013 to PS3, XBOX 360 and Wii U.

Official Press release after the jump! In addition, I also embedded the interview with Ed Boon after the jump. Check it out.
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Powet Toys Review: Young Justice Superboy and Artemis

The Young Justice toy line has come to an end, but with the second season currently on tv, I decided I need to buy these figures before they’re gone for good.

Here is a review of the deluxe Superboy and Artemis figures. Kinda disappointed that Superboy didn’t come in his more common jeans/shirt outfit. Artemis is spot on, though the hands could use some work.

Enjoy the video! Buy these toys before they’re gone! They look great with DCUC figures!

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Arrow coming soon to the CW, based on Green Arrow

CW has a new show in the pipeline based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow. The new show, called Arrow, will star Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen and air on Wednesday evenings at 8PM EST. This will pair Arrow with Supernatural, which airs at 9PM. No word on a premiere date just yet.

Here is a basic run down of the plot:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

Source: MTV Splash Page

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Final Trailer for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Tom Hardy as Bane from The Dark Knight Rises This weekend movie theaters everywhere will be running the trailer for the final act of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. The trailer is intended to play before screenings of The Avengers, so if you’re out for one of the biggest comic adaptations of the year, you’ll get a taste of the other.

But as you can see by this post, Warner Bros has graciously gone ahead and posted the trailer online for us to watch on our computer monitors and cell phones. I haven’t watched it yet, trying to save it for the theater. If I crack today and look at it, I’ll post in the comments all my thoughts and reactions.

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DC Comics bringing back He-man to comics

DC Comics has announced plans for a new limited series featuring the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe property from Mattel. James Robinson will be writing the story while, Phillip Tan and Ruy Jose handle the pencils and inks, respectively.

In the new series, Robinson reintroduces the Masters of the Universe® to comic readers with Skeletor having won a major victory and rewriting the world of Eternia where he now rules from Castle Grayskull and the Masters have no memory of their former glory. Adam is a simple woodsman haunted by dreams of a heroic warrior, wielding a powerful sword in battle. He is found by a mysterious sorceress who tells him his dreams are of the way the world should be, that he is Eternia’s champion He-Man. Adam sets off on a quest to regain his power and reawaken the Masters of the Universe.

The series is set to start in July and run for six issues.

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