It's time for Tuesday links, right after the jump.
Marvel Avengers Alliance
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...
Video: If you were at ECCC 2013 last weekend, you probably saw Alice Finch's insanely awesome LEGO Hogwarts. If not, no worries,
DC: It's unclear just what DC's new Channel 52 will encompass, but it promises "All the news, some of the facts."
Gaming: DC Universe Online's Home Turf DLC is now live, giving players access to inner sanctums, sidekicks and more.
Video: Taiwanese stop motion animator counter6
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.
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hardcover edition of The Frazetta Sketchbook will arrive in stores on December 26 and include 160 pages of previously unpublished drawings and painting preliminaries by the artist.
Controversy: It appea
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.
Theme Parks: It app
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