Pete's Basement Season 6, Episode 28 - 9.10.13

We announce our first contest winner! Find out how you can win a pair of 3-day passes in our NY Comic Con Giveaway Part 2. Forever Evil drops with nifty 3D lenticular variants highlighting the depths of DC's rouges (get it-- depths, heh, heh, ho boy). Plus viewer mail, and lots more comic reviews.

Spider-Man Movie to have SEVERAL villains

Spider-Man Rogues

Paul Giamatti was quoted saying there will be SEVERAL villians in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2. Giamatti is playing the role of the Rhino. He is confirmed as well as Jamie Foxx as Electro.

This might be a concern to fans due to the past problem of overcrowding a movie. In the last Toby Maguire Spider-Man we had Venom, Sandman and the Green Goblin!! This can easily kill a movie or franchise. Tune into our next show to hear what our resident Spider-Man fan Pete thinks!

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2020 Tokyo Olympics were predicted by Akira

Sign from Akira reads 147 days until the Tokyo Olympics

As Brian Ashcroft points out over at Kotaku, it's true, Akira predicted the 2020 Tokyo Olympics thirty years ago. Lets hope that's all it got right. I'm not in the mood for malicious city-engulfing fat people today.

Via Kotaku Read more »

Batwoman team quits due to prohibited marriage

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The most popular gay character in comics has lost her creative team. J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman have left the book. According to them they fought hard to have Kate Kane (Batwoman) get engaged to Maggie Sawyer but were told that a marriage between the two could not happen. Issue 26 will be their last work on the book.

DC stated that their decision not allowing the marriage is not based on sexual orientation. Gail Simone stated that DC isn't allowing any marriages in their books. Read more »

Deadline to Win First NY Comic Con Tickets is Tonight!

Last Day of NY Comic Con Giveaway part 1

Our first NY Comic Con Giveaway question closes tonight, September 6th, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, so act quick! The answer to the trivia question is easy to figure out, and if you get it right then you'll be part of the drawing to win on the next episode of Pete's Basement. But you've got to enter to win, so go here and enter!

And if you miss out on this chance, they'll be another one coming up soon, so tune in to the Pete's Basement show every week for details on the next contest to win NY Comic Con tickets. Read more »

Brooklyn Brewery's Beer Based Superhero!

Brooklyn Brewery Beer Superhero, The Brooklyn Defender

Filed under the category of "Um, Yes Please" welcome the first beer based superhero The Brooklyn Defender, from Brooklyn's namesake brewery, the Brooklyn Brewery. Maybe I just don't get as 'drunk on the town' as much as I used to, but apparently they've been tapping this Superkeg at some popular hometown digs. Yes, in addition to being a costumed adventurer, it's an actual beer! An American black ale to be precise. I approve. I shall seek ye out, oh Superbeer, and drink thee verily. Kudos Brooklyn Brewery. Hit us up for some Super Cross-promotion.

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Pete's Basement Season 6, Episode 27 - 9.2.13

Win 2013 New York Comic Con Tickets! Find out how to enter and win the first pair of 3-day passes free from Pete's Basement. Justice League Trinity War concludes. D.C. drops some epic books. Dr. Doom vs Magneto? Danny and Cheeseburger join in. Full roundtable alert!

Bebop and Rocksteady Coming to Pages of TMNT

Spoiler Ahead

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They're coming. I've been waiting a very long time for this. Bebop and Rocksteady were my favorite characters in the cartoon. I always like the oddball characters or the character that isn't necessarily everyone's immediate favorite and you didn't get anymore oddball than Bebop and Rocksteady. Read more »

The Villain in Avengers 2: Who Is Ultron?

Avengers Age of Ultron

Welcome to Ultron 101, a brief history of one of the Avengers' deadliest enemies.
By now you've heard that James Spader has been cast as Ultron in the Avengers sequel due out in 2015. But if you're new to comics - maybe you got into them because the movies intrigued you - or maybe you're not a big comics fan and your knowledge of the core material doesn't spread beyond the movies - then you may have found yourself sitting idly by while all your nerdier friends were "How cool is this!"-ing last week when the news broke.

So who is Ultron? Or more accurately, what is Ultron? Read more »

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