Gaming: Hori will release Real Arcade Pro V series fight sticks for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 in Japan. They are ginormous. [Joystiq]

Dread: There's an IMDB page for a Smallville spinoff, Metropolis, which is almost certainly fake, but hilarious nonetheless. [io9]

Manga: New copyright laws in Japan may threaten fan-made manga. [Robot6]

Covers: Vertigo has unveiled Frank Quietly's new cover for the collected Flex Mentallo:Man of Muscle Mystery Deluxe Edition, which is out in February. [Graphic Content]

Toys: DC Comics has reupped its deal with toy manufacturer Mattel with a new multi-year agreement. [The Source]

Statues: Sideshow Collectibles has a new Batman bust of for preorder. [Tomopop]


Video: It's been around for a bit, but Seaside Pictures' The Legacy is worth a look if you haven't seen it yet. [YouTube]

Threads: Italo Perochena blends Garfield and Lion-O for a Threadless design, currently up for consideration. [Super Punch]