Pete's Basement Season 6, Episode 30 - 9.24.13

Bonus question number two is revealed for the final week in our New York Comic Con 2013 giveaway! Buzzkill destroys it drunkenly out of the gate. Infinity turns the tide on digital comics for Pete. Lex Luthor kills it, mercilessly.

80 Million Digital Comics Downloaded from Comixology in 10 Months

Comixology in logo form

Comicxology, the digital comic book marketplace, has been serving up an average of 8 million comics a month for the last 10 months, according to The Motley Fool. That's impressive in that it brings it into the realm of print sales, and that it took three years to reach its first 100 million downloads.

In the article, the author basically begs Comixology to go public. Comixology plays it coy and just giggles a little, lifting it's proverbial skirt to a curtsey. It doesn't look like you'll see CMXLGY listed for sale any time soon, but look on the bright side, you can still buy FB for less than $50 a share...

Via The Motley Fool Read more »

Thor The Dark World was touched by Whedon

Thor The Dark World Poster

According to Alan Taylor director of the new Thor movie, Joss Whedon was "airlifted in" like some kind of comicdom SWAT team to rewrite a few scenes that "weren't working". Joss is kind of like a comic book geek senator. He gets in there and makes sure our geekiest interests are represented. Plus he's got the writing chops to make sure it also doesn't, you know, plain suck for everyone else. And thank god for that.

Via Bleeding Cool News

Snow White and the Huntsman Writer to Pen G.I. Joe 3

Snake-Eyes GI Joe Movie

The writer of Snow White and the Hunstman, Evan Daugherty, has signed on to write the next installment of the GI Joe movie series. Jon M. Chu is back in the director's chair after his turn on GI Joe: Retaliation, which starred WWE superstar and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the mountain of a man Roadblock. Read more »

Disqus Pete's Basement

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Ben Affleck talks Batman on Jimmy Fallon

Ben Affleck, our most recent Bat-foil, handles the criticism like a boss. Last night on Jimmy Fallon he talked about how the producers warned him that everyone who plays Batman goes through an extensive period of hater-love, cause haters gonna hate. Watch the clip on YouTube. Batman convo starts at 1:57.

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Pete's Basement Season 6, Episode 29 - 9.17.13

Special guest Dave reveals our first NY Comic Con 3-Day Pass Giveaway Bonus Question! Answer correctly and get 10 additional entries to win. We tear DC's new Lobo a new tofu hole. Harley Quinn shows off her-- evil genius. The Riddler will kick your ass-- with his MIND! All this an a lot more on this exciting episode.


Wolverine Origin II promo

Marvel has just announced that one of only two books shipping on Christmas Eve December 24th will be Wolverine: Origin II with its nifty two-layer acetate cover. The first cover will be Joe Kubert's wolves looking all menacing in the background, and the second layer, drawn on the acetate film, will be Wolverine's claws dripping blood, ready for the fight!

Remember Marvels from back in the 90s, with its cool double-layered acetate covers? It was one of the first times you'd ever heard the name Alex Ross, and those covers popped out at you like a 10ft balloon! Read more »

What Is The New Godzilla Going To Look Like? AWESOME!! That's What!

Godzilla Gojira

GOJIRA!! RUN!! -- To the Theaters Next Year!

Godzilla is here, and he looks fuckin' awesome!!! He actually looks LIKE GODZILLA!!!
You know, as opposed to that festering bowl of dog snot America vomited at us back in '98.
THIS is the Godzilla we all grew up with that makes frightened Asians run screaming in terror with his disintegrating halitosis!

Check out this leaked picture, and the rest of the quick scoop at Geek League of America Read more »

2013 NY Comic Con Giveaway Question #2

Enter to win two free 3-day Passes to 2013 New York Comic Con here. Winner will be randomly chosen from all qualified and correct entries on the Pete's Basement show October 1st. Contest closes Friday, September 27th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. No purchase necessary. Open to U.S. residents 18 and older. Terms and conditions apply.

Good luck!

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