Jon Johnson (Sir)

The Pint O’ Comics 2018 Awards Winners!

Congratulations!

The ballots have been counted, the votes tallied, the submissions checked for accuracy and the winners are finally in for the first Pint O’ Comics Awards! With a long gestation period, we’ll get right into it. There were 12 categories in the “Top Shelf” section of the Awards, where all listeners and voters were allowed Read More

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Sir Jon’s Comic Book Review – Ogre #1-3

As listeners of the radio show and podcast are aware, I am an avid fan of the fantasy genre, as can be seen in the many retellings of my gaming group in the various Great Game columns published here at the Pint website. Unaware of the Great Game? There’s a search function just off to Read More

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Atomic Robo: The Greatest

I’ve extolled the wonders and magnitude of the varied Atomic Robo series, as well as the character the series is named after on the Pint O’ Comics podcast. I’ve mentioned how similar the overall arcing narrative is to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, only wrapped in much more science fiction than paranormal and occult. It’s a similarity Read More

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The Best of 2018 – Determined by YOU!

With the continued success of Pint O’ Comics, we are always looking to spread word of great works and to do so, we’ve created the first Pint O’ Comics Awards, a likely annual event where we let you choose your favorites amongst the categories listed. We ask that all votes are sent in to pintocomicsawards@gmail.com, Read More

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Saint Bill

Depending on your interest in a myriad number of things, you are going to either love or loathe William James Murray. He is an avid golfer with a reported handicap of 7, owns minor league baseball teams, loves major league sporting events, and any of that could teeter your opinion of the man to one Read More

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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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