"It's all the rage in the film industry: Take a prominent series of comic books (ahem, "graphic novels"), and give it a gritty reboot. Then, watch the money come pouring in.
Well, DC Comics and Sony Online Entertainment see no reason this formula couldn't work for MMOs, too. The scary thing is that they may be right: Judging by its early hours, DC Universe Online is the best MMO to debut since World of Warcraft, and many gamers will like it even better than that king of online RPGs. Its only major problem is that its player-vs.-player modes rely too much on button-mashing."