LEGO Batman 3 recruits comic book man Kevin Smith

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LEGO Batman 3 recruits comic book man Kevin Smith
Famous geek Kevin Smith won't have time to be chasing Amy - or any Jersey girl, really - because next month the man also known as Silent Bob will strike back at Brainiac and other DC Comics villains as he fights to save Earth in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

Okay, we're done with the Smith-directed movie puns now. But it's true, Clerks fans: Smith will be featured in the upcoming game from Traveller's Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive. What's more, he'll be playing the role of himself as a nod to his influence in the comic book industry and nerd culture.

Smith won't be the only person to see themselves in virtual LEGO form though: writer, comic store co-owner and DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns will also appear in the game as himself, fighting off the villains his company pits against its plethora of heroes on a monthly basis.

Smith and Johns, as well as Troy Baker and Stephen Amell (Arrow) will join the game's developers for a LEGO Batman 3 panel at New York Comic-Con next weekend.
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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham To Swoop into New York Comic Con 2014 for Another Galactic Adventure!

LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham is swooping into New York Comic Con 2014 to take convention goers on a galactic adventure in the DC Universe with exciting content that includes a star-studded panel, hands-on demos, character reveals and more! Check out the full New York Comic Con lineup for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham below:

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Panel – Join us at Main Stage 1-D at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, October 11 at 12 p.m. for an animated panel discussion with actors Kevin Smith and Troy Baker, TT Games developers Arthur Parsons and Stephen Sharples, DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns... plus, a special guest appearance by Stephen Amell, star of hit TV series Arrow. The panelists will go behind-the-scenes of this year's ultimate Super Hero adventure for all ages and reveal new characters, show off exclusive gameplay demos and give away out-of-this-world prizes!

Hands-On Demos at DC Entertainment Booth – The game will be playable at the DC Entertainment booth #SCO1. Stop by and get hands-on time with one of our TT Games developers.

Content Reveals – Throughout the show we'll be revealing new characters and content from the game. You can follow @LEGOBatmanGame on Twitter for the latest info. #LEGOBatmanGame
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