Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Want to see some footage from Captain America with the hero on ice? Want to know who’ll release Frank Miller’s upcoming graphic novel Holy Terror? How many lists can feature Marvel’s MODOK as a beloved character? Learn the answers to these questions and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
Topless Robot has a roundup of the Ten Greatest Iron Man Techno-Villains. As one might expect, there are a couple of great weirdos on there (I still dig the costume design for The Ghost, for some reason) and, as he well should, MODOK rates high on the list.
The retooled Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been doing huge summer business, says Variety, with ticket sales up 34% last week, despite less than enthusiastic reviews.
There is a new Captain America TV spot that reveals some of the footage of Captain America being discovered in ice in the modern day.
Speaking of character ranking lists, io9 runs down ten Avengers villains they’d love to see Joss Whedon use, or at least reference, in The Avengers. A couple of the Iron Man list villains end up on this rundown, too, with AIM and MODOK once again getting a big nod.
Moviepool rates the Ten Best Superhero Origin Stories on film, and gives a lot of love to the characters that would probably be my number one: The Incredibles.
Guillermo del Toro tells Fear.net that the Hulk TV show he is producing is still happening, and that it will be different. “We turned in the outline to ABC about four weeks ago,” he says. “And then we did a rewrite for ABC on the outline, and now we are lining up the pages.”
Dunkin Donuts just won’t let Captain America go, and has this Cap-inspired ad for the Captain America Cherry Coolatta, as pointed out by The Daily What. It’s not a bad origin story, really.
We knew that Frank Miller would be one of the comic creators to release work under the new Legendary Comics banner, aka the comics-publishing offshoot of Legendary Pictures. THR says that his graphic novel Holy Terror will be the first release from Legendary, and the company says, “The graphic novel is a no-holds-barred action thriller told in Miller’s trademark high-contrast, black-and-white visual style, which seizes the political zeitgeist by the throat and doesn’t let go until the last page.” Holy Terror was originally conceived as a story with Batman taking on 9-11 attack backers, but when DC passed he redid the story with a “hard-edged” anti-terrorist hero called The Fixer. The 120-page book is 10×13 format, and will arrive on September 14.
IGN got Captain America writers Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely to record a commentary for the film’s recent trailer.
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