Superhero Bits: The Avengers, X-Men First Class, The Dark Knight Returns, Man Of Steel

Why haven't we seen many photos of Iron Man on the set of The Avengers? Curious about the Thor and X-Men: First Class Blu-rays? Would you like to have a Batman coffee table? How about look at fan art of Man of Steel, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Returns? When did Marvel almost buy all the DC characters? Which late actress from the Forties and Fifties will be digitally placed in The Avengers? Read about all of this and much more in today's Superhero Bits.

The Daily Blam found this cool Avengers image featuring Nick Fury. Blow it up to check out some of the details.

Inspired by The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster, AliZecker at Deviantart (via CBM) has created this poster for Man of Steel.

Geek Art posted a slew of stylized superhero art by artist named Ivan Camelo. That's Wolverine, obviously, and at that link you can see a great many other superheroes and comic characters in the same style: Batman (at the top), Superman, Green Lantern, Bishop, Thanos, etc.

Former Marvel editor Jim Shooter has a new blog (via io9) in which he's been dropping knowledge about old school comic book stuff including the fact that, in the mid-Eighties, Marvel almost bought DC. Head over there to read all about it.

i09 has created a gallery of "Fan-Made Superhero Movie Posters We Wish Were Real." One of the most impressive is this one for Captain America: The First Avenger by Deviant artist Alex4everdn. Head there for posters for X-Men: First Class, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel and more. FYI though, guys. Some of those posters ARE real. Tyler Stout, Mike Saputo, Eric Tan, Ken Taylor, Florian Bertmer. All real posters.

Superhero Hype has this exclusive look behind the scenes of the upcoming X-Men: Destiny video game.

This is a church many of us would like to attend. Geeks Are Sexy alerts us to an Etsy page where you can buy a stained glass window Batman poster.

GeekWeek took an awesome tour of Dark Horse Comics. Head there to see photos and read about the experience.

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Maybe you can't have a batcave, but you can have a BatTable. Check out this Batman coffee table from Neatorama (via The Daily What).

Over on IGN, you can read their first impressions on the Thor Blu-ray and its special features, including features it has that tease The Avengers. Sounds like a solid release.

Oh Clark Kent. You will be forever alone. Funny comic find from Buzzfeed.

Want to watch a video of naked Jennifer Lawrence? Of course you do. io9 has a sneak peek at an extra from the X-Men First Class DVD showing the seven-hour process of applying her Mystique makeup. No embed, click the photo above to head to the site.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most influential and revered Batman stories ever, The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. /Film reader Sean Hartter made this great poster to commemorate.

JoBlo has an exclusive deleted scene from X-Men: First Class featuring Havoc learning how to harness his power. No embed, head over to the site.

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Cracked provides some laughs with their video The 8 Saddest Real World Superheroes.

Back in the 1980, Radio Shack put out a comic book where Superman is teaching school children about computers. Thanks to io9 for finding this gem. Head there to read the whole thing.

Foogos has posted a bunch of pop culture symbols made with food. Above is obviously lime Green Lantern; head to the link to see Batman, Robin and many others. Pretty AND delicious.

THE NEXT PAGE IS EXCLUSIVELY SPOILERS FOR THE AVENGERS. BE WARNED.

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Why haven't we seen many photos of Iron Man on the set of The Avengers? Because he wasn't there. Comic Book Movie posted this photo, among others, of an actor (not Robert Downey Jr.) in a motion capture suit that'll later be made into Iron Man. But wait, there's more.

How about a video for good measure? Comic Book Movie has this video and another of Iron Man fighting god-knows-what on the set of The Avengers. Great stuff.

/Film reader Zack Parks alerted us to his Comic Book Movie article where a friend of his, Rick Kinkade, got to meet Joss Whedon by winning an auction. He found out that Whedon wanted the Wasp in the film and that late actress Joan Leslie (above), who was in Yankee Doodle Dandy, will be digitally placed in the movie as Captain America's girlfriend in an opening montage at the beginning of the film. Very curious how that'll work since Cap was frozen. Read more at the link.

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More from The Avengers: Superhero Hype has new set photos showing the inside of a recent set. Odds are this is the place terrorized by Loki last week.