Want to read the history of Superman’s symbol? Is Edgar Wright working on a comic book project? How does Clark Gregg balance all his Marvel work? Care to watch a video of how The Avengers could be screwed up? Has a stunt man revealed a new action scene in The Dark Knight Rises? What does the Silver Surfer have to do with beer? Did Scarlett Johansson feel short changed on the set of The Avengers? Read about all this and more in the 200th edition of Superhero Bits!

The new site ScreenCrush has a very interesting history of the Superman shield.

Want to learn more about Before Watchmen? It’s going to be the centerpiece of the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Geek Draw (via Geek Tyrant) posted a few “superhero tragedies” by Tony Fleecs. Fantastic juxtaposition.

The new Empire Magazine has a ton of Avengers content including Scarlett Johansson talking about Black Widow. Thanks to Comic Book Movie:

I knew that I didn’t want to play a love interest. That’s not who Widow is. I think Joss understood the importance of having a female perspective. He’s a very sensitive guy. He works really well with women. He obviously can write for them! He loves strong and independent women and he’s got a certain understanding of, and an appreciation for, women who take charge of the situation, of themselves – so it was clear to me that the character would not be underwritten.

This Batman Vinyl is rad and available for affordable pre-order. Thanks to GeekAlerts for the heads up.

Variety has a detailed article about the marketing tie-ins surrounding The Avengers.

SpeedForce (via Nerd Bastards) posted this Mad video explaining differences between Superfriends and Justice League.

Jim Hill wrote a great article about how Clark Gregg balances all his different roles in the Marvel universe.

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