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DC Week-In-Review: Post FCBD and Superman: Unbound Edition

DC Week-In-Review: Post FCBD and Superman: Unbound Edition

By Tim Beedle Friday, May 10th, 2013

No two ways about it. It’s hard to top free comics. All of us here at DC work on comic books, and we still love Free Comic Book Day. No matter who you are, it’s impossible not to feel a little deflated that Monday after FCBD weekend. It’s the most Monday-like of Mondays. As if the day spent the entire weekend drinking power smoothies and doing P90x workouts so that it could completely kick our butts when it returned.

So how did we survive and get through another week? By focusing on all of the great DC Comics stuff to hit the web this week, much of it right here on DCComics.com. And guess what? We’re 100% free to read too!

Here’s what went down this week on the DC Comics website…

Let’s face it, the only way to get through the Monday morning after FCBD is to spend it talking about FCBD. That’s what all of our great fans were doing on Twitter, so we compiled some of those tweets and photos into one awesome post. You want to know how DC fans spent their Free Comic Book Day, well it’s all right here.

We also posted the Jim Lee and Scott Snyder Superman: Unchained interview from the back of our FCBD comic, in case you weren’t able to pick it up this weekend.

And speaking of Superman un-thinging things, this week also saw the release of Superman: Unbound, the latest DC Universe Original Animated Movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can now buy or rent it on Blu-Ray, DVD, OnDemand and Digital Download. And if you like to sample before you buy, check out this exclusive clip from the film.

Okay, okay, we hear you Batman fans grumbling. We have you covered this week as well. Did you see this awesome new Batman: Arkham Unhinged DC Collectibles variant cover?

Or how about these GORGEOUS Jae Lee pages from BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1. Those should please fans of both characters, as well as pretty much everyone with a set of working eyeballs.

And if you like early looks, “What’s New in the New 52” sure didn’t disappoint this week with sketches of Cheshire and Dr. Phosphorus. One question, though. Do you think Cheshire’s hair ever gets tangled up around those swords? If she’s not careful when she draws those things, she could be in for one embarrassing trip to the hairstylist.

On Thursday, we checked in with our friend Robert Venditti, who has quite a lot to say about Green Lantern. Which is good, since we don’t want writers who don’t have anything to say. So what can we expect from his opening storyline? Click here, Lantern fans, to find out.

We also broke down the 5.2 Reasons to join the Suicide Squad. Hopefully one of them is a good medical plan and comprehensive life insurance…

And speaking of Suicide Squad, we also gave you a look at its shocking final page in today’s “This Just Happened” feature. Though, actually, the entire issue #20 was pretty shocking. You should read it. Preferably before you click on this spoiler-filled link.

You might have heard about Infinite Crisis and Batman: Arkham Origins, two of the highly anticipated new video games coming out from DC Entertainment later this year. Well, if you’re as excited as we are about them, you’re going to want to get your hands on these upcoming statues and action figures from DC Collectibles based on characters from the games. Somehow, we doubt Hera would approve of Wonder Woman’s new look.

Finally, over in the DC Comics Fan Family blog, we talked about the fun new LEGO Batman game which is now available for the iOS. And we posted a crack-up worthy clip from the fun new LEGO Batman movie which will soon be available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Finally, we offered up ten awesome Mother’s Day gift suggestions, of which LEGO Batman isn’t one (hey, it can’t all be about LEGO Batman, people!).

And with that, we wrap up this installment of the Week-In-Review. Because we’ve reached the end of what we wanted to recap, and NOT that we just remembered we still haven’t bought Mom a gift. That’s totally not why we’re wrapping this up and Googling the nearest Williams-Sonoma… Yeah…

Have a happy Mother’s Day weekend, and we’ll see you again in seven!