Superhero Bits: Watchmen, Sin City 2, Man Of Steel, Action Comics, The Avengers

How much did Nicolas Cage's copy of Action Comics #1 sell for? Is there an update on a comic book sequel to Watchmen? What does Robert Rodriguez have to say about Sin City 2? Does Michael Shannon have a funny anecdote about the differences between Take Shelter and Man of Steel? How should have X-Men: First Class really ended? Read about all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

I'm starving, got any super pizza back there? Thanks to KidsKidsKids via That's Nerdalicious.

The new Superman game we featured recently is now available on iPhone and iPad.

Geeks Are Sexy has a full set of geek trading cards including the cast of The Big Bang Theory, Kevin Smith, the Mythbusters and, of course, Stan "The Man" Lee.Mark Ruffalo spoke to The Capitol (via Comic Book Movie) and compared The Avengers to Hydrofracking. Yeah, it's a stretch.

The How It Should Have Ended crew tackles X-Men First Class.

I mentioned this yesterday, but just to be a completist, here's a snippet from Coming Soon's interview with Jeremy Renner:

[I] was blessed to be a part of [the Marvel] universe because I love what Marvel did with something so fantastical and unrealistic, making it kind of plausible, like when they did "Iron Man". I just thought those were really great movies, the first one in particular... The character of Hawkeye was always cool. He's kind of a rogue, shadowy character. That's what attracted me to him. Then he's also a human being. He just has a high skill set, so they call him a superhero.

What Culture loves the DC 52, but has found at least five major flaws with the entire reboot.Nicolas Cage's previously stolen, 9.0 graded copy of Action Comics #1 recently sold at auction for $2.1 million, the most ever paid for a comic book. Thanks to Hollywood Reporter.

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Fashionably Geek highlights this well-done, but very large, tattoo of female Wolverine X-23.

Rumor has it Andy Kubert is, in fact, drawing a super secret sequel to Watchmen. Read more over on Bleeding Cool.

This photo of Batman meeting some dogs in sunglasses has been circling around the Internet. And rightfully so. Thanks to Bunny Food (via Stuff I Stole).

Michael Shannon was on the BBC Radio (via CBM) and actually was posed with some new and interesting questions about Man of Steel. You can read all his responses here, and even listen to them at the 1:17:09 mark here, but here's a quote about a funny difference between shooting Take Shelter and Man of Steel:

The funny thing about it is that no matter how much time or money you have on a film, you always hear people complaining about time and money or saying they don't have enough time and money. I mean, for example, there's this scene we shot recently, [a] fairly short scene, and it was scheduled for two-and-a-half days and you know, I'm talking literally a scenes that's a page-and-a-half or something like that. Two-and-a-half days later and we still weren't finished. Whereas on Take Shelter, we'd be shooting 10 pages a day.

I'm not sure exactly the origin of this photo, it has something to do with a Latin music podcast, but it's awesome nonetheless.

Speaking to The Playlist, Robert Rodriguez sort of offered an update on Sin City 2:

We have a script for 'Sin City 2' and we just needed to round it out a little bit more, brought in Bill to try and solve some things. Like before we had three different stories that we were trying to meld together and he took a pass at it for a couple of weeks and now Frank is doing his pass. We're pretty close. We might have it soon.

Superhero Hype released this animated trailer for the Batman game, Gotham City Imposters, that will be available for download next month.