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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 »

HEADS-UP! The 1st NYCC 3-Day Pass Contest Is Starting!!

Pete gives the loyal fans a heads-up about the 1st New York Comic Con 3-Day Pass giveaway!

BAT-FLECK! Pete & Ramon Discuss Ben Affleck as Batman!

By now you've already heard the news. Ben Affleck is the new Batman. But how do the Pete's Basement boys feel about this? Heh - How do ya' think?! - see more

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HE'S BACK!! Garth Ennis Returns to Punisher!!

Garth Ennis Punisher MAX Frank Castle Marvel Comics


You heard right! Garth Ennis, critically acclaimed author of Preacher, Hellblazer, and and most notably for me, The Punisher, returns to the character he brought back from the outer reaches of obscurity! Ennis was quoted on ComiXology's podcast that a new mini series was in the works for sometime next year. AND I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!! Read more »

Comic Books are the Best Investment for Your Money!


Comic books are the best investment you could make for your money! Anyone who watches the news sees how volatile and how frustrating to investors the Dow Jones Industrial Average can be on a daily basis. Stocks go up and down based on a variety of factors, and really, who can keep up? Read more »


MOCCA FEST ~ April 6, 2013

I had a blast at MOCCA Fest! Noo, I wasn’t at some hipster barista convention drinking $12 chocolate coffees – I was at the Lexington Ave. Armory for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival. Read more »

Now Who's Gonna' Put The "Dark" Back Into The Dark Knight??


But Now Who’s Gonna' Put The “Dark” Back Into The Dark Knight?

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The Final Pieces...

The Final Pieces

If you've been watching the show, you know I'm always talking about my Amazing Spider-Man collection. I've been trying to get the whole friggin' thing, every issue, as kind of the crown jewel in my whole damn comics geekdom. Over the few years we've been doing the show, I've met a few of you out there with similar aspirations, and some who've just wished me good luck.
So whether you're keeping up, keeping score, or keeping tabs, here's the last 14 issues of Amazing Spider-Man that I need before I finally finish the entire collection! Read more »



Check out the concept art for the new Green Lantern movie! If the movie looks half as good as these designs, its gonna be, as adam would say, "Bad As Shit!"

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