Toys: DC Collectibles is celebrating America's birthday with this cool new Stargirl statue (fireworks not included). [DC Comics blog]

 
 
 

Art: This 1972 Carl Barks painting of Scrooge McDuck, Donald and the nephews is one of many cool pieces of art that will be in Chicago's George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. [Gizmodo]

 
 
 

Television: After two seasons of a completely different Count Vertigo, The CW's Arrow is apparently stepping up its game, hiring Fargo actor Peter Stormare to be what looks like a new incarnation of the villain. [ScreenCrush]

 
 
 

Rankings: Afterlife With Archie, Saga, Sex Criminals and East of West are among the comics on Amazon's list of the best comics of the year so far. [Amazon]

 
 
 

Conventions: The alternate-reality game The Walking Dead Escape will return to Comic-Con International in San Diego this year, as just one stop on a nationwide tour. [Nerdist]

 
 
 

Toys: Hot Toys' new replica of The Bat from The Dark Knight Rises fits 6-inch character figures and costs a hefty $838. [Topless Robot]