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Link Ink: Marvel’s Disney XD Lineup, Mario Thinks With Portals and a Mangaka’s Minor Planet

TV: Disney XD has revealed the short form series that will fill out its Marvel programming block starting April 1. Segments include “Master Class,” which features Joe Quesada explaining how artists bring characters to life, and an exploration of theoretical IRL superhero tech called “What Would It Take?”. [Marvel]

Creators: Japan’s Saji Astro Park observatory has named a minor planet/asteroid after manga creator Jiro Taniguchi (A Distant Neighborhood). [ANN]

Musicals: Following its success in New York City, the unofficial Spider-Man musical known as The Spidey Project will run in LA March 8 – April 14 at Studio/Stage. [TheatreUnleashed]

Movies: Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) has signed to star in Ciudad, an adaptation of an upcoming graphic novel from Oni Press co-written by Joe and Anthony Russo and Ande Parks. [Deadline]

Fresh Ink! Online: Blair Butler and guest host, writer Sterling Gates (Hawk & Dove, Supergirl, Superman), share their picks this week, which include Orc Stain, Punisher, The Twelve, The Cape, King Conan, Invincible, Justice League, Shade, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Walking Dead. [G4]

Eats: Spider-Man meat buns are coming to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka starting March 14. Delicious. [Kotaku]

Gaming: The Super Mario Bros./Portal mashup game, Mari0, is now available for free download on most major operating systems. [Joystiq]

Humor: Jamie Steinheimer’s comparison of the Captain Planet and the Planeteers cast to that of The Magic Schoolbus is sort of bogus (especially because Carlos is way cooler than Ma-Ti), but amusing in its way. [io9]

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