Infographics: Wired's Tim Leong (a sometime contributor to CA) constructs a massive graphic that follows the evolution of Batman's many villains just in time for The Dark Knight Rises. [Wired]

Industry: Image Comics has announced that The Walking Dead #100 has achieved 383,612 initial orders, "...Effectively becoming the best-selling comic book in initial orders for any publisher since 1997." [Image]

Movies: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may be playing Lobo in a live action film before long. [SHH]


Movies: A bunch of character profiles from Japan's live action Rurouni Kenshin movie have popped up online, giving fans a closer look at the film before its August 25 release date. [JEFusion]

Toys: Marvel Select Venom is now available for pre-order, complete with its scary interchangeable heads and mitts. [DST]


Tokusatsu: Classic Kamen Rider heroes endorse a Japanese pre-fab home company Daiwa House's security features in a new commercial. [Crunchyroll]

Gaming: New gameplay images of Capcom's HD port of the 1998 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure arcade game showcase its smoother graphics. [Joystiq]

Toys: Medicom's upcoming Real Action Heroes figure of Blade of the Immortal protagonist Manji seems to retain all the detail of series artist Hiroaki Samura's designs -- especially with all those weapons. [Medicom]