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All us nerds know plenty of these viral websites tied into things like the new Batman movie or LOST. Now, there’s actually one tied into a good old-fashioned comic.

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Last week, news about a website tied into the most recent issue of CHECKMATE began circulating on various comic book forums. In the story, the new head of security (CASTELLAN) at the headquarters of the espionage organization set up a sophisticated computer system to defend their castle. We need that he (former supervillain CARL DRAPER) has set up a website into which he is linked cybernetically.

Well, as it turns out, that website actually exists. Once you get past the password protection on the site, the user is hooked into a Wiki created by Draper full of his notes about Checkmate, their members and a load of DCU heroes and villains.

On the Comic Bloc forums, the issue’s co-writer Eric Trautmann, was fairly coy about the website’s creation and whether he had anything to do with its creation.

Regardless of who made it, it is a great way for a DCU nerd to kill a couple hours on the computer, looking up stuff about The Calculator or Count Vertigo.

Posted by Mark Coale

Comments

  1. PLUS CHECKMATE is tied for IRON FIST as GREATEST COMIC BOOK on the stands now. Or, at least, smartest.
    I love it. It’s been so good, ever since it started.
    I’m glad they are investing in promoting it since it doesn’t have the moneymaker elements that a lot of the “hot” comics have.
    Great, great stuff. Just what America needs.

  2. BradyDale Says:

    08/27/07 at 4:04 pm
    PLUS CHECKMATE is tied for IRON FIST as GREATEST COMIC BOOK on the stands now. Or, at least, smartest.
    I love it. It’s been so good, ever since it started.
    I’m glad they are investing in promoting it since it doesn’t have the moneymaker elements that a lot of the “hot” comics have.
    Great, great stuff. Just what America needs.

    Actually, CHECKMATE has been kicked down to #6, after IMMORTAL IRON FIST, BOOSTER GOLD, BLACK SUMMER, DOKTOR SLEEPLESS and THE BOYS.

  3. In any event, it’s a really good series, and more people should buy it.

  4. Mark Parsons says:

    Nice to see some CHECKMATE love. It deserves a wider audience and a long run, filled with betrayal and skullduggery.

  5. Charles:

    I’m happy to be #6 in that company.

    Thanks!

    -E

  6. Nicola Scott says:

    So, what’s the password?

  7. Mark Coale says:

    Look CLOSELY at the ARTICLE for a big clue.

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