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Superman: The Movie, an Anniversary of Filmmaking

  This coming December of 2018, Superman: The Movie becomes 40 years old, and Back Issue Magazine is celebrating with a special focus issue to commemorate the cinematic blockbuster that had us all believing a man could fly. Forty years is a long time to forget how a single event can impact our fair world Read More

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The State of the State of the Industry

  Where has The State of the Industry been, all three of you readers have been asking these long, long months. Between moves, job changes and other side projects, The State of the Industry had to take a back seat, and your humble writer is not sorry about it. This column has been a bear Read More

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It’s a Helluva Town

“Your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!” ~ Kang, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror II, “The Monkey’s Paw”, episode 42 Thirty years is longevity in the entertainment industry. Thirty years of a single constant, with little visible change in the outward appearance. That’s an impressive feat, one that is easier when the Read More

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Major Direct Currents

“Surviving in New York Requires like 2 jobs and a little fraud on the side (sic)” ~ from the ‘I’m Still So NYC’ Facebook group, via John Ostrander. As an armchair historian and a comic book fan, I’ve always been fascinated by the intricacies of the earliest days of the comic book form, as well Read More

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Warp Factor Eight, Lieutenant

  Coinciding with the podcast episode ‘It’s Big Enough’, number 53 for those counting, I’m releasing this detailed overview of my trip to the set of the original Starship Enterprise in Ticonderoga, New York. If you just had to know all the minutiae of my day, here it is. Enjoy. Some weeks ago I happened Read More

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Comments Be Damned

Due to the continued spamming of our site with regards to comments on individual articles, that usage is now being shut down. In the year that this site has been up, the ratio of real comments to spam is about 1:1200. With messages such as, “The hotensy of your posting is there for all to Read More

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Once Upon a Time Machine in June

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In April of 2018, Dark Horse released Once Upon a Time Machine Volume 2, a 224 page collection of futuristic interpretations of Greek Myths. It follows on the 2013 success of the first volume, which did similarly modernistic retellings of mythological tales. Chris Stevens, one of the editors, willingly allowed me to ask him a Read More

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Pint O’ Comics Visits Brooklyn and the Five Points Festival 2018

While it’s a basic tenant of the Pint that we deal in everything pop culture, there are areas that we are a bit remiss in. We know we’re a little lax in manga and anime coverage, and we know that we could do more in particular genres or interests that some of the readers or Read More

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Cryptid Cinema: A Quickie Review

Scary things, creatures, critters, creepy-crawlies and monsters of all walks frequently invade the studios of Pint O’ Comics, partly because we enjoy them, but also because the people we are entertained by are just as fascinated by the freakish fiends as we are. It’s a cyclical fandom, as the fondly recalled creations are shared with Read More

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The State of the Industry, August 2017

The market of comic books has always been volatile. One month may show a massive increase in sales across the board, another might show a huge drop. August sales were one of those drops, with a reported 20% fall from July. What is causing such a stunning fluctuation, so soon after great strides from DC’s Read More

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