Movies: Jessica Alba has characterized The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer as the movie that made her want to quit acting. I could totally snark on that, but I'm not going to, because she likes pugs. [Moviefone]

Mainstream Media: I don't have a ton of patience for news stories profiling the comic book medium as anything but awesome, which is why I really dug this thoughtful feature on the factors that pull many modern readers to the medium. [The Kansas City Star]

Collectibles: It looks like a heaping helping of collectible cup prints contain higher-than-anybody-wants amounts of lead. And I just bought a set! Rats! [iFanboy]



GAAAAHHHH!: This example of taxidermy gone right wrong is still there when I close my eyes. [Great White Snark]

Toys: Mattel's 12" Superman doll bearing the likeness of the late Christopher Reeve will be up for sale on MattyCollector on December 15, just in time for holiday shopping. Better hope shipping is faster than a speeding delivery truck. [Toynewsi]

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Sci-Fi: If you're looking to deck the halls AND ex-ter-min-ate some humans, you could do a lot worse than Etsy seller merrypranxster's Dalek wrapping paper this holiday season. [Neatorama]

Anime: In case you've run out of ways to terrify yourself, you can now purchase the human-sized mounted head of Neon Genesis Evangelion's protagonist clone/robot/angel-slaying monster EVA Unit 01. [Anime News Network]

DVD: SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Hanna-Barbera's attempt to cash-in on the EXTREEEEEEEEME fad of the '90s was actually even better than its name implied. On December 14, you can totally buy the series on DVD. I hope it's available digitally as well. [Topless Robot]