I know, I know. I just posted a Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe video yesterday. But watch this thing?which purports to explain the story of how the two worlds merge?and tell me it’s not hilarious. My favorite moment is when when Superman gets hit and says “Magic?!” as if this covers why the Joker can hurt him, or why he can’t fly, or why Batman only throws his Batarangs above the heads of his opponents.
Also, I like the idea that only one property will survive after this cataclysmic fight. If Midway or DC chose two people to represent their companies, forced them to play the game, and the losing company had to fold, I’d give ’em mad props for that.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.