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The Super Bowl Pulls No Punches

Heading into the midst of a golden Super Bowl weekend, the studios hard hit with their own brand of “super” indeed.

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The Man of Steel faces off against the Dark Knight in a confrontation so epic it’s going to spell “doomsday” for one of them and bring in the dawn for a league of justice.

It may only be the beginning of the year, but with Super Bowl Sunday captivating more than 100 million television viewers world wide, the studios have upped the ante with longer teases and full-on trailers for their upcoming summer movie slate — and then some! Warner Brothers and Fox studios were leading the pack running cleverly marketed ads that promoted the upcoming Marvel property Deadpool but with the most anticipated game of the year on everyone’s mind, it was a no-brainer that the summer’s big screen brawl took some honors.

Gotham City and her sister city Metropolis were both at the center of airline tourism ads to position Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) encouraged visitor come to Gotham and enjoy the nightlife as well as visit the opera, and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) suggests that the newly rebuilt Metropolis has even more to offer. Either way it’s fans who end winning as the messaging is clear…the dawn is near!

Another trailer that garnered just as much attention and is also pitting two of its titular tentpole stars against one another is the trailer to Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War the sequel to Winter Soldier takes much of its cue from the events in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron — that film’s most pivotal scene came from a quiet moment between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) as the two friends and warriors discuss their mission and the consequences of their heroics.

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Whose side are you going to be one when Civil War breaks out this summer on the big screen?

In the upcoming Civil War Cap finds himself choosing sides when a close friend and ally becomes a target and lines are drawn in the sand. Interesting that two of the big blockbusters and major superhero franchise films are pitting its big guns against one another! Undoubtedly one day Captain America versus Batman will draw just as much attention. Other Avengers making Super Bowl appearances included the diminutive Ant-Man stealing a Coke from the incredible Hulk.

Also making the grade for raising the stakes is the next installment from Michael Bay’s revisiting of his 80’s toy box as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is introduced and reveals some fan favorites that just didn’t make it into the first film. Bay has practically thrown everything but the kitchen sink into this sequel including some classic sidekicks and villains. Fans can expect Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) and the evil Krang to pop in!

One thing is for certain with millions tuning in, the super franchises are ready to make plays of their own to pull us in and keep us engaged this season at a theater near you!

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in March with Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War premiering in May.

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Sieze the Knight – The Dark Knight on Sale!

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DC Comics celebrates the next installment of Frank Miller’s epic “Dark Knight Saga” with a digital comics sale of the original episodes in the series just in time for the holiday!

It was the seminal moment in comic book history… the minute that graphic novelist and artist Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns hit specialty shops the prestige format release revolutionized the industry, and impacted the way creatives would tell stories from that moment on.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns was first published in 1986 as a four-part, prestige format graphic novel directed towards the more sophisticated reader. The series deeply enriched the Batman mythology and put the character back on top of the list of DC Comic’s more popular imprints.

That a sequel was designed to follow in 2001 came as a surprise to fans, but nonetheless Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again was a success and the 3-issue graphic novel would join its predecessor as one of the best-selling series ever.

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The Dark Knight will once again rise! Frank Miller’s epic take on the Batman mythology will go on sale on digital platforms next week in time to ring in the highly anticipated third part of the saga DKIII: The Master Race.

Miller is promising that the next part of the saga DKIII: The Master Race will be just as incredible, certainly the “pre-buzz” has already motivated collectors to search out the variant covers of Issue #1 set to go on sale in November 25th. But to wet the appetite DC has a surprise for its fans!

On Tuesday, November 24th, the DC Comic’s Digital Store will celebrate the release of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight III: The Master Race with a masterful sale of the premiere series, its sequel and several titles in the Frank Miller collection.

Collectors can add digital copies of the first series for only $0.99 including its sequel, and All-Star Batman and Robin #1-10, and several full-volume versions including Batman: Year One. Check out the new Dark Knight adventure, and stock up next week!