If you're a fan of superheroes, you are no doubt are well aware of the grave darkness
approaching the genre. But there are also bright lights on the horizon, and one of them just got a fair bit brighter. Marvel Heroes
has posted its first community blog entry
announcing the opening of closed beta signups, giving potential players a chance to jump into the game and test it out before the rest of the world gets ahold of it.
Note the word "testing" in there; it's emphasized in the blog entry as well as this is a beta meant to provide important test feedback rather than just give everyone an early look at the game. If you're still interested, the blog entry has a very straightforward signup procedure
that will give you a chance to be selected for testing, with the promise of other ways to obtain beta access in the near future.