It takes a dedicated nerd to dress up as a super hero or heroine of their own design and walk the streets without fear of ridicule. But it takes a dedicated nerd with a serious pair of cojones to do exactly that and take to the streets administering their own brand of justice. In the Subculture Club documentary The Subculture of Superheroes, the cameras follow members of the San Diego-based Xtreme Justice League on their mission to make the city a safer place for all its citizens. They may not have the equipment and flair of the Avengers -- hey, not every hero can hope to be bankrolled by Tony Stark -- but at the end of the day, they do what they can to wipe the scum off the streets -- figuratively and literally, since community clean-up falls under their heroic purview.
A new series of super hero-themed LEGO sets based on recent and upcoming comic book films may have just confirmed, if not revealed, key plot points from Marvel's next movie, Iron Man 3, and Zach Snyder's upcoming take on Superman, Man of Steel. A list of upcoming LEGO sets, on track to come out in 2013, feature Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Superman. Though some of the sets clearly have no relationship their film counterparts, (there's a Batman-themed set called "Aquaman on Ice.") the Iron Man and Superman-themed sets match up with rumored details about Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. For the record, the rest of this post may contain relatively detailed spoilers about Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. Proceed at your own risk.
Steeped in irony, American Spirits, and crime fighting, the hipster superheroes are here to save the day (or, you know, whatever). (Via The Daily What)