Superhero Bits: Dark Knight Returns, Avengers Initiative, Darth Vader, Batgirl, Man Of Steel

Want to see a new clip from The Dark Knight Returns Part 1? Which company is now making high quality Marvel toys? Did you ever think that Darth Vader and Bane sounded similar? What do the creators of the mobile game Avengers Initiative have to say on launch day? What do the X-Men look like as Star Wars characters? Did Samuel L. Jackson offer up some behind the scenes secrets from The Avengers? Read about all this and more in today's Superhero Bits. 

Good new for Marvel toy fans who can't afford Hot Toys. The awesome NECA has revealed they're also doing Marvel toys. Read more at Superhero Hype.

Bleeding Cool has done a round up of all the Iron Man 3 news that we've covered here for a week or so.

Comic Book Resources has an exclusive trailer for a new web show called Batgirl Spoiled.

Bane goes football in this t-shirt over on Red Bubble via Shirtoid.

A "suspicious" man wearing Joker make up was arrested outside a Florida movie theater. Kind of scary. Gawker has more.

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This Man of Steel poster by Hayden Yale isn't particularly special, but people keep asking me for more Man of Steel stuff. Thanks to F Yeah.

Speaking of Man of Steel, What Culture has 10 mistakes Superman Returns made that Man of Steel should avoid.

Kevin Smith tweeted the above video of Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back being overdubbed by Bane. Thanks to Dufase19089.

9GAG posted this drawing of the two richest superheros meeting up. Thanks to Nerd Approved.

Do you and your nerdy significant other need couple cosplay ideas? Fashionably Geek has some ideas and examples.

The Avengers Initiative is out today for iOS and Android. Read an interview with the game's developers at Comic Book Resources.

Disney Blue Sky has five comic books they think Marvel should turn into movies. Interesting picks.

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Artist Drew Friedman drew Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster, the creators of Superman, via Boing Boing.

Samuel L. Jackson talked to The Age (via CBM) about working on The Avengers. Lots of cool info, here's one that stands out:

At a certain point in the production, it only took the makeup team 20 minutes to put on the eye patch and scars. However, the first time it took about an hour-and-a-half because we had to go back and forth to Joss. We'd have to ask things like, "Is this too much? Is this not enough?" We actually changed the scar to the comic book scar for this movie, which is something that a few people have noticed. If you look at the Iron Man and Thor movies, the scar looks like two little cat scratches.

Check out this new clip from The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 via Superhero Hype.

In case you missed it yesterday, Sequel Bits highlighted a bunch of new set photos from Thor: The Dark World.

Artist Rey Arzeno (via Mary Sue) did this cool mashup of the X-Men and Star Wars.