Merchandise: Captain America's star-spangled shield and Rorschach's grappling gun are just two of a grown up geek's favorite things. [Mania]

Comics: Wolverine is the best he is at what he does, but who's the worst at what he does in the Marvel Universe? The answer may surprise you! [Topless Robot]

Toys: All eleven of Doctor Who's various incarnations have undergone yet another radical transformation - from man to Lego! [TheBritishBafoon]

Comics: Cougar from "The Losers" and Snake-Eyes from "G.I. Joe" are two of the five mightiest mute characters in comic books. Can you guess the other three? [iFanboy]

Conspiracies: Sean T. Collins runs down the conspiracy theory that Marvel Comics intentionally boosted The Avengers over the X-Men over the last decade in order to benefit their upcoming film slate culminating in - you guessed it - "The Avengers." [Robot 6]

Video Games: "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" producer Stephane Gravel talks about the game's design process and the challenges of catering to each of the game's unique universes. [Marvel]

Hollywood: What does Hit Girl have in common with Ellen Ripley of the "Aliens" franchise? According to "Kick-Ass" screenwriter Jane Goldman, quite a lot. [Sci Fi Wire]