Friday's here, and we've got the links to help you wrap your work week.
Video: Stan Lee reads "A Visit from St. Nicholas" like a true believer... in Santa.
Proposals: Eddie Zarick shows off his arc reactor proposal prop. How could any body turn down a ring stored i
Office Supplies: As part of its promotions for The Avengers movie, Marvel has released pixel art templates of each of the film's heroes that fans can assemble using Post-it notes.
Donations: The Hero In
TV: The next companion on Doctor Who will be played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, starting Christmas, 2012. She's excited.
Essays: Oguie Maniax examines the way female "defaults" and "templates" affect comic storytelling.
Creators: Alex Wood gets Robert Crumb's thought
Movies: The first trailer for Morgan Spurlock, Joss Whedon and Kevin Smith's Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope documentary is now live. Does it reflect your SDCC experiences so far?
Manga: A new Biohazard (Resident Evil) manga series February 23 in Japan's Weekly Shonen Champion.
Gaming: New Beavis and Butt-Head avatar accessories are now availa
Comics: The results of Boom! Studios' comic book presidential straw poll are in and President Obama has won the battle of the pre-orders.
Movies: New photos reinforce the idea that Amy Adams could be playing a redheaded Lois Lane through the entirety of Man of St
Conventions: The official map for the San Diego Comic-Con International has surfaced at last. The Beat's annotations may help attendees spot a few of their future line hangouts and/or plan quick escape routes.
Upcoming: October's Savage Dragon #177 will see the Dragon face down an undead Osama bin
Gaming: Nintendo unveiled its next generation console, the Wii U, yesterday at E3. It looks pretty rad, but all you really need to know for now is that Batman: Arkham City is confirmed for the system when it drops in 2012.
Smurfs: Just in time f