New Talent: New Xeric Grant winners have been announced. Check out this year's worthy recipients. [The Beat]Hollywood: Is Mark Ruffalo the new Bruce Banner in Joss Whedon's "The Avengers," or is it just another rumor? You be the judge. [Deadline]

Animation: Ty Burrell, Jane Lynch, John Barrowman and more are joining up for the second season of "The Super Hero Squad Show." [TV Guide]

Customs: Thor's greatest enemies are forged in customized plastic. [The Fwoosh]

Plush: Check out Hellboy's skull! It's adorable! Really! [Great White Snark]

Fashion: I don't doubt for a second that the Mystery Mobile is capable of this. [Slash Film]

Improv: Darth Vader and accompanying Storm Troopers escort Princess Leia off of a New York City subway car. Hilarity ensues. [Improv Everywhere]

Hollywood: The film adaptation of "The Runaways" is planning for a January - July 2011 shoot. [Production Weekly]

Statues: Not to be outdone by Japan and Gundams, China has entered the giant robot statue with Optimus Prime as its champion of choice. [Topless Robot]

Conventions: Mark Hamill will appear at "Star Wars Celebration V" held in Orlando this August. [MTV Movies Blog]

Radio: "Captain America" and "Incognito" writer Ed Brubaker participated in KCRW's ongoing Guest DJ Project, and you can listen to the full show online. [KCRW]