Superhero Bits: The Avengers, Blade, Iron Man, Man Of Steel

Why does Joss Whedon say The Avengers is being told through Captain America's point of view? What evil substance might have appeared on the set of Man of Steel? Which comics and graphic novels were the best sellers in 2011? Want to see a clip from tonight's Blade anime premiere? Read about all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits.

We've already seen this image, but here's a close up crop of it. It's Captain America in The Avengers from Entertainment Weekly (via Comic Book Movie). There's much more Avengers and Captain America below.

A new commercial for Chronicle has come online thanks to Just Jared (via Superhero Hype)

A french poster for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance has appeared online from Lyricis (via Superhero Hype)

Joss Whedon spoke to Entertainment Weekly (via CBM) and mentioned the inherent problem of The Avengers and that writing from Captain America's point of view made that the most believable:

I set out with a very simple problem: There is no reason for these people to be in the same movie. So that's what my movie has to be about. So much of the movie takes place from Steve Rogers' perspective, since he's the guy who just woke up and sees this weird ass world. Everyone else has been living in it.

He continued:

[The Avengers] is very much about people who are alone — because I'm writing it.[Captain America] is kind of the ultimate loner in that way. There is an anachronism to him, and Chris and I have always tried to make it, without making it goofy or too obvious, always tried to make him that same grounded '40s Steve Rogers he was in the other movie.

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What does putting a red balloon in a scene from The Dark Knight do to the scene's tone? Watch this Reddit video and find out.

Gamma Squad has subtracted 47 of the DC 52 and come up with the five books you should be reading.DC themed USB keys from Mimoco via Nerd Approved.Bleeding Cool runs a list of the top 500 best-selling graphic novels of 2011. Some big surprises on there, such as Marvel not being that high. And if that interest you, they also list the top 500 best selling comic books of the year too.Hot Toys keeps outdoing themselves with amazing collectibles. This is the Iron Man Mark 1 via ToysRevil. That's also a photo of the Tony Stark's face inside on the first page.Chris Evans spoke to GQ Magazine about why Captain America's personality is important to the team of The Avengers.

I don't think he's the coolest guy—he's far from it. He's a straight- shooter. He's probably pretty boring as far as a character goes, but I feel like he grounds things. When you have these giant personalities and egos, there needs to be someone who brings them back down and reminds that this is a team, not the individual show.

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MTV posted this exclusive clip from the Blade anime that premieres on G4 tonight. There's also another clip over on Superhero Hype.


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Comic Book Movie found the above image on The Prop Shop from the set of Man of Steel. This was found at the crash site where Kal-El lands from Krypton. Is it black kryptonite? Or just black rocks that mean nothing? Speculate!

They've even got some video from the set. See another at the Prop Shop.