Music: Nerdcore Now Vol. 1 compiles more than 20 artists performing jams driven by geeky pop culture themes. The free compilation is worth downloading for the Adam Warrock track alone, but there's something for every nerd along the way. [Underwire]

Broadway: Even with a revised ending, critics still seem unfavorable of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. [Robot6]

Interviews: Artist Joe Stanton discusses his prolific career in comics and expresses an interest in doing more Green Lantern work. [The Graphic Novel Reporter]

Gaming: The upcoming Marvel Versus Fighting Pad gives the Xbox 360 crowd a new way to play next week's Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. [Joystiq]

Continuity: The Super Bowl trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger is at the forefront of the blogosphere, but did you know the Marvel Universe has a Cap film of its own? [Comic Vine]


Animation: The Prodigies, an upcoming French CG animated film (adapted from a novel by Bernard Lenteric) about abused youth lashing out at the world with newfound superpowers, has a new trailer. [Twitchfilm]

Toys: Transformers 3 Optimus Prime has... butterfly wings?! Bayyyy!!!!!!!! [Topless Robot]

Gaming: We saw some rough footage of Galactus in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 last week, but now the official goodness has arrived. [IGN]

Toys: Following the success of their Nick Fury promotion, Marvel's offering an exclusive X-Force Archangel Marvel Universe action figure to new Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited service subscribers. [Marvel]