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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...
The Facebook game Marvel: 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
Gaming: The free Facebook RPG, Marvel: Avengers Alliance, is now live.
Movies: Sony is apparently adapting Valiant's Bloodshot into a live action film. No, seriously.
Awards: The 2012 Eagle Award nominees have be
Nine more of the initial 28 playable characters from the upcoming Facebook RPG Marvel: Avengers Alliance have been announced. New screen shots from the game show Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, B
Previews: Vertigo has new previews for its March debuts Fairest, Saucer Country, Dominique Laveau: Voodo Child and The New Deadwardians.
TV: Actress Susanna Thompson has been cast as Green Arrow's mother in The CW's "Arrow" pilot and Katie Cassidy (Gossip Girl) has signed to play Dinah "Laurel" Lance (no word on whether she'll double as Black Canary).
Movies: Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans, Battle: Los Angeles) is in talks to di