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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DC Universe Online: Totally Awesome!

If you have ever wanted to enter into the DC Universe and help Batman or Superman bring down Lex Luthor or The Joker then this is the game you want to play.  DC Universe Online is an online role playing game that allows you to create a superhero and fight alongside DC's most powerful heroes.

One of the most notable elements to the game, aside from its graphics, are the voices.  As you watch the attached trailer 2 voices are quickly recognized; those of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hammill.  These to actors have provided the voices for Batman and the Joker for over a decade now.  I am pleased to know that they will continue providing the voices for their respective characters in DCUO.  Other notable voices are Adam Baldwin (Superman), Gina Torres (Wonder Woman) and James Marsters (Lex Luthor). 

DC Universe Online is currently undergoing Beta Testing.  I have been unable to get an official release date.  In any case, DCUO looks as if it will be an awesomely fun way to enter into the DC Universe!  Below is the cinematic trailer promoting the game.  The only word that can describe it is WOW!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Win Superman: Peace On Earth Signed by Alex Ross; And More!

We are looking for a awesomely cool new design for our company logo.  Therefore, we have decided to host a contest.  Anyone who wants to submit their idea for our new logo may do so by sending us an email with as a jpg file.  All submissions should be submitted to us by October 15, 2010.  After that date no more submissions will be accepted.  No exceptions.  From there we will choose from among the submissions.  Feel free to enter as many times as you like.  The more submissions the better.  What will you win?

The winner of our contest will receive a 1-year free membership to the Krypto-Knight Comic Book Club, which includes a 15% discount on all orders, a free comic book at sign-up, a t-shirt with the new logo, a free gift with every order and free shipping with every order over $15.  You will also win a copy of Superman: Peace On Earth signed by Alex Ross, ROM #1, Man-Thing #1, X-Men 2 on DVD, Green Lantern: Fear Itself Hardcover and a Star Trek Action Figure from the new movie by J.J. Abrams. 

If you would like to enter our contest send your designs to  We look forward to seeing all your submissions.

Marvel's 1st Published Limited Series - Contest of Champions

     Comic book limited series seem to be the norm in today's superhero universe.  However, that has not always been the case.  It was not until 1979, that DC became the first comic book company to print a limited series.  In 1979 they printed, The World of Krypton.  Soon to follow suit was Marvel with its first limited series entitled, Contest of Champions.  What was this story about?

     Contest of Champions came about as a result of challenge between the Elder of the Universe, Grandmaster, and a hooded female known as Death.  Grandmaster sought to have his fellow Elder, the Collector, resurrected by Death and, therefore, proposed a game.  Should Grandmaster win the contest then the Collector would again be given life.  Yet, if Death should win the contest then the Collector would remain dead.  The two decided to use Eath's superheroes as pawns by forcing them into teams and pitting them against each other.  Grandmaster's team consisted of Captain America, Captain Britain, TalismanWolverine, Sasquatch, DefensorShe-Hulk, Daredevil, Peregrine, Darkstar,  the Thing and Blitzkrieg. while Death's team consists of Iron Man; Vanguard; Iron Fist; Shamrock; Storm; Arabian Knight; Sabra; Invisible Woman; Angel; Black Panther; Sunfire and the Collective Man.  The final result was that the battle ended in a tie and Grandmaster was portrayed as successful in the contest.

      This successful limited series lead to further series of a similar nature.  Secret Wars, Secret Wars II, Civil War, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Final Crisis, DC Countdown and Blackest Night were all limited series that encompassed heroes from across their prospective universes and had major impacts.  Other limited series, however, were more character or storyline focused.  The Dark Knight Returns, the Wolverine limited series, and Watchmen are examples of limited series that proved successful.  In today's modern comic age it seems the limited series is overdone with many "reboots", "relaunches" and "remakes".  While many of the stories have proven exciting, many fans who are fond of the traditional comic book universe have found these changes to be untraditional and  unnerving.

     We would like to here from you.  What is your favorite limited series and why?  All comments are welcome.  Please visit us on Facebook and Twitter.  You may also enjoy our website ( and our Ebay store.