EXCLUSIVE: "Scribblenauts Unmasked" Experiences a Cover "Crisis"

Mon, September 23rd, 2013 at 8:58am PDT

Video Games
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor
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In preparation for the September 24 release of "Scribblenauts Unmasked," WB Games, 5TH Cell and DC Entertainment have provided CBR with a series of homage covers using the "Scribblenauts" DC characters recreating of some of the publisher's most iconic covers.

The subject of endless homages and parodies, "Crisis on Infinite Earths" #7 is easily one of DC's most recognizable cover images of all time, featuring a distraught Superman holding the lifeless body of Supergirl. "Scribblenauts Unmasked" puts its own spin on the cover, using the game's teardrop symbol for sadness as well as the skull and crossbones coming out of Supergirl to signify death. It's another cute take, but perhaps most impressive is the massive roster of onlookers in relatively the same places they're at in the original cover -- including the obligatory Maxwell cameo.

For more "Scribblenauts Unmasked" comic book action, check out the rest of CBR's exclusive homage covers for "Action Comics, "Batman" #497 and "Brave and the Bold" #28.

A "Scribblenauts Unmasked" digital comic will also be available via comiXology for those that purchase the game. The toy enthusiasts out there may also be interested in DC's blind box "Scribblenauts" vinyl figures, available in March.

"'Scribblenauts' is one of the most unique games ever created due to the amount of objects we put in the game, and the unique way that players can interact with those objects via Maxwell's magic notebook," 5TH Cell Senior Producer Caleb Arseneaux told CBR News earlier this month. "When we looked at the DC Universe, we saw an equally huge number of characters and objects that we felt players would love to interact with in a new way. We've added over 2000 DC Universe objects to the game, ranging from Superman to Bizarro to vehicles used by obscure characters."

Check back every day until September 24 for a new cover homage using the trademark "Scribblenauts" style.

"Scribblenauts Unmasked" releases September 24 for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and PC.

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