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Link Ink: Iron Man’s Briefcase, ‘One Piece’ Jumps 2 Years and Stephen King on Vampires

Luggage: It may not transform into wearable armor, but cosplayers will likely still dig the Iron Man 2 Tony Stark Mark V Briefcase replica.. [Fashionably Geek]

Conventions: Tom Spurgeon speaks with Comic-Con International’s David Glanzer about the show’s decision to stay in San Diego. [The Comics Reporter]

Hollywood: Darren Arfonsky (“Requiem for a Dream,” “The Wrestler”) has been rumored to be involved in a number of comic book films over the years, but this time the director’s being linked to both “Preacher” and “Superman.” [MTV Splash Page]

Manga: Straw hat pirates rejoice! Eiichiro Oda’s epic pirate manga “One Piece” has returned from its’ hiatus in Japan with a two-year time jump. [Topless Robot]

Vampires: Horror novelist and “American Vampire” co-writer Stephen King spells out his feelings about vampires being depicted as “lovelorn southern gentlemen,” “anorexic teenage girls” and “boy-toys with big dewy eyes.” [EW]

Architecture: We’ve seen plenty of Mobile Suit Gundam models, but Makoto Sei Watanabe’s design for the Aoyama Technical College built in 1990 is the first Gundam-inspired building we’ve come across. [Neatorama]

Toys: Mattel’s revealed its latest Toys “R” Us exclusive DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe Classics two-packs featuring Hawkman vs. Stratos and Aquaman vs. Merman. [Toy Newsi]

Dining: “Star Wars” lightsaber chopsticks are now being joined by Gundam’s beam swords. [Anime News Network]

Toys: Disney stores will soon carry a box set of minimates representing the classic version of Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America representing Marvel’s Heroic Age. [Marvelous News]

More Vampires: You know who else isn’t down with vampire romance? A number of Dark Horse Comics stars including The Goon. [Dark Horse]

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