Pint O’ Comics: Two “real adults” who fittingly met in a comic shop navigating through the world of pop culture and more. Podcasting and writing about the things we love, we look to bring you a different perspective on comics, movies, books, TV and far beyond. Reviews, previews, rants, raves and the occasional screaming match or punch thrown, our passion is for the four color, the binge watch, the overblown trilogy or quadrilogy and all that fits in between. Let’s all have some damned fun while we’re at it! Listen in and read along, we plan on taking you for a ride you won’t forget quickly.
Viking by nature, pirate by nurture, Jon “Sir Jon” Johnson is a wordsmith, reader, game master and curmudgeon of growing notoriety. With flask in hand, he will prove to you the greatness of any game, comic or film by comparing it to SPEED 2. He can typically be found reading independent comics, Raymond Chandler or archaeological magazines, watching films of an earlier era, or playing Dungeons and Dragons with a large group known as the Fond of Justice (League). He can be befriended with a good, dark ale but he may be difficult to get rid of if you do.
John Amenta (Ganache) was born in the height of Star Wars popularity and raised in the 80’s, by He-Man, Roadblock and Michael Knight. A neighbor would bestow hand me down Starlog and Fangoria magazines instilling a love for genre storytelling. A subscription to the monthly Marvel G.I. Joe comic steeped him further in the fantastic. This passion for all things make believe and ability to talk for hours led to the world of podcasting, and eventually radio. Now poised to take the world by storm with his finely crafted vessel Pint O’ Comics, John seeks to provide no bullshit discussion on the stuff so many of us love. And yes, it is hard to get rid of Sir Jon.
Lou Skywalker (Six Pack):
Have been gaming as long as I can remember, got my first Nintendo for Christmas in 1985 and never looked back; The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Dragon Warrior changed my life. Got my tabletop start at the age of 11 when I was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons by my friend’s older brother (I still have the original dice he gave me 27 years later). I am also a part time game streamer.
G.I. Gary (Six Pack):
The son of a US Army officer, on Christmas 1984 I was introduced to G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Waging war on Cobra with my brother began the 80s dominance of TV shows acting as 30 minute toy infomercials. With Transformers, Robotech, Voltron, and MASK filling up the toy box and the tube influencing my imagination and that next toy I needed to ask my parents for. In 1991 I discovered comic books of my beloved G.I. Joe and that led into the 90s hype of X-Men & Superman. After high school took a decade long break from toys and most comics (never stopping collecting new issues of G.I. Joe) and thanks to a little one in my life, have rediscovered the joys of toys and comics sparking the imagination and engaging play time.
Manster (Six Pack):
Lloyd Green made his debut in the same year as the Batman and Star Trek the television series. His most hated TV character was Dr. Zachary Smith. Even at a tender young age he knew that guy was a dick. As his young self developed and matured he read copious amounts of Stephen King novels, watched horror movies with his dad and thoroughly enjoyed the soothing sounds of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. The Atari 2600 was the gaming console of choice and for his on-the-go needs it was the Milton Bradley handheld masterpiece – Microvision! He was indeed a product of the 80’s, having spent the entire decade in high school and college. Comic book reading was not one of his pursuits until the fourth decade of his life. He preferred reading the smaller publishers and creator-owned books, but still had his favorites from the big two. Once this new hobby was started there was no slowing him down. Everything was consumed like a house on fire. There is rumour of a wife and three children but no one knows for sure. We believe he is buried somewhere under comics.
Chris Frodel (Six Pack):
There must be something in Connecticut’s water supply. Not only has the state inspired such writing talents as Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller and Samuel Clemens but if I might be so bold to say, I too was born here. Coincidence? Maybe. Delusion? Perhaps. But that won’t stop me from putting forth entertaining reviews for the films I’ve seen. Or at least, try to. Not for the Pint nor for my own page, Arguing With Myself. I’ve grown up on a (un)healthy dose of TV and films of every genre but I’ve also been known to pass the time with the written word, too. I’ve read many books (of the comic variety). My life is like the HBO series Dream On….except without the dissolved marriage, balancing work with a social life and raising a teenage son…Otherwise EXACTLY like Dream On.