Fans of Playdom's Facebook-fueld Marvel: Avengers Alliance got a glimpse at a brand new Marvel character this weekend when one of the key players in the Infinity crossover was revealed in the game before being properly introduced in the comics.
Avengers Alliance is a turn-based combat strategy game available via Facebook and Playdom's website in which players recruit Marvel heroes and train them up to take on the bad guys. The game routinely offers limited time "Special Operations" missions, sometimes based on comic or movie story lines such as Avengers Vs. X-Men, Dark Avengers, and Iron Man 3. The current Special Op is based on Infinity, and offers two unlockable new characters. One is Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. The other... well, potential spoilers for Infinity ahead...
Threads: It turns out that Chewbacca's messenger bag may actually be useful for carrying more than "quarrels." Confession: I totally had to look up whatever bowcaster amunition is called in the Star Wars universe.
Contests: Tongal is currently hosting contests for Marvel and DC Lego fans to stop motion a
Upcoming: Vanguard Publishing has announced that the hardcover edition of The Frazetta Sketchbook will arrive in stores on December 26 and include 160 pages of previously unpublished drawings and painting preliminaries by the artist.
Movies: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone bring the music for a wonderfully goofy German promo.
Gaming:Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will include playable versions of Bizarro, Gorilla Grodd, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Black Adam, Nightwing, Katana, Damian Wayne, Shazam and Zatanna... depending on who you preorder from.
The Facebook gameMarvel: Avengers Alliance represents, in a fashion, both the potential and limitations of "social" superhero RPGs. Developed by Playdom (Gardens of Time), which was acquired by Disney at about the same time as the House of Ideas a few years back
If you're a regular ComicsAlliance reader, there's a good chance your social media feeds have been sufficiently clogged/enriched with your friends' latest achievements from the recently-released Marvel: Avengers Alliance Facebook RPG
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