Deviant Artist Ryan Hall made a bunch of nice Avengers pieces that you can see over on Geek Tyrant. Here’s Hulk.

A new paperback called The Road to The Avengers, is officially licensed canon stories of what happened with all the superheros before The Avengers. Barnes and Noble (via CBM) has this description:

Gear up for the upcoming Avengers movie with these official in-movie-continuity stories starring Avengers mainstays Iron Man, Captain America and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! First, it’s an expanded re-imagining of the original Iron Man, featuring bonus scenes not in the movie! Then, it’s an all-new Iron Man adventure! What happened between the events of Iron Man and Iron Man 2? How did Tony Stark put a new chapter in the history books? And how did Iron Man break and rewrite all the rules? Then, it’s Black Widow, Nick Fury and Agent Coulson in espionage action! Think you know S.H.I.E.L.D.? Check out what you DIDN ‘T see in the movies! And finally, it’s the official comics prequel to the blockbuster Captain America! Steve Rogers is the inspiration for millions during the dark days of World War Two – but where did he get his inspiration from? How did he meet his best friend, “Bucky” Barnes? And what set him on the path to becoming the First Avenger? Experience an all-new Cap adventure on the European battlefields!

Here’s the Lego version of the DC Universe via Geeks are Sexy.

You think you’re a Batman fan? This kid is a Batman fan. Thanks to BIOTV via Fashionably Geek.

ShowbizNest spoke to Kevin Feige about the genesis of The Avengers. It’s a fun read and here’s the intro. Thanks to CBM:

We started looking at the list of characters in the Marvel Universe that hadn’t been taken by other studios: Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow,” says Feige. “And I thought, ‘Isn’t that interesting; all of these characters happen to form one of the most popular comic book series – ‘The Avengers.’

When Batman and Robin “walked up” the side of a building, there were regularaly cameos on the classic TV show. Boing Boing found this clip compiling them all.

Stan Lee talked to Collider about his preparation to play Stan the Janitor in Ultimate Spider-Man:

I spoke to the director and the cast and the crew. I learned what my motivation was. They took me through my background and how I arrived at this point. And, I really put my all into this performance. I wanted to be a janitor, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. I wielded that mop with such care and dexterity that I’m quite proud of my performance. I think I’ve done a lot for janitors, worldwide.

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