New 52

Pete's Basement Season 7, Episode 31 - 9.30.14

Comic Con ticket winner announced! Is DC putting back the OLD 52? Booster Gold and Superman: Doomed, and what it could mean for the future of DC. Rich joins the Basement Crew to show off his newest eBay gem, and have Pete give it his appraisal. Collectors Volume 2 from our good buddy Eddie DeAngelini of CollectorsComic.com, as well as a surprise Book of the Week right outta' left field! Plenty of starts and finishes this week, not the least of which is Aliens: Fire and Stone, Roche Limit, IDW's Ghostbusters, and Derek Jeter's career! We'll miss you, Captain! RE2PECT!

Bangladesh Is Big On Comics

Dhaka Comicon from Al Jazeera

Bangladesh is definitely not the first place that comes to mind when you think of comic book culture. Especially when you consider that comics, which aren't exactly cheap for Americans, are very expensive in Bangladesh. According to Al Jazeera, per capita income in Bangladesh is around $1000 a year! But that hasn't stopped a budding western-comic-book fan base from growing. And some Bangladeshi comic companies are popping up too.

The capital city, Dhaka, was host to the 2013 Dhaka Comicon which saw 16000 attendees. And 'Jamil's Comics and Collectables', one of Dhaka's first and only dedicated comic book shops, sold out all 10 copies of New 52 Batman by Scott Snyder much to the owner Jamil's delight. I guess every culture understands the hero archetype. I just didn't expect 'mutant' to translate so well.

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New Lobo Design for DC's New 52

While DC is distracting us with their poor Batman casting choices, they are sneaking this equally poor new design for Lobo under our noses.... LOBO for heaven's sake!! Read more »

Pete's Basement Season 6, Episode 23 - 8.06.13

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the top comic book this week and both Pete and Ramon gush over its awesomeness. The Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog team up concludes. Also ending: Tony Stark's pride after his hook-up with Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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