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The State of the Industry, August 2017

September 27, 2017 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

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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G.I. Gary Reviews: Sons of Yellowstone Issues 1 and 2

September 9, 2017 Author: Gary Viola

From Helios Comics (formerly of Headshrinkers Press) Sons of Yellowstone #1 & #2 Writer: Jeff Nelson Art: Peter Cacho Letters: Nichi Scribbles Colors: Matt James While roaming the aisles of Terrificon with Mr. Ganache, we came across the Helios Comics table and John talked to them a little bit for the podcast. After the interview, Read More

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Sir Jon Reviews: (Brendon Small’s) Galaktikon #1

September 3, 2017 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

Albatross Funnybooks, Eric Powell’s (of The Goon fame, for those unaware) venture into comic book publishing, has risen to the attention of the Pint O’ Comics team, with brief reviews of some of their titles on the podcast. As such, when a new title with impressive cover art was solicited in June, I had to Read More

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G.I. Gary’s Pull List Pick of the Week – 8/31/17 *Spoilers*

September 1, 2017 Author: Gary Viola

Before I go into this review I want to remind readers that IDW is publishing two continuities of G.I. Joe.  There is “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero,” still written by Larry Hama and that is still in its own original universe. This book that I’m about to review, has no connections to it. “G.I. Joe” Read More

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G.I. Gary Reviews:”The Hard Place” #1

August 28, 2017 Author: Gary Viola

“The Hard Place” Issue #1 Doug Wagner: Story Nic Rummel: Art & Cover B Charlie Kirchoff: Colors Frank Cvetkovic: Letters Brian Stelfreeze: Covers A & C “Image Comics presents A 12-Gauge Production:” and with that line on the interior front cover, you know what follows will be cinematic to some degree. And the plot lives Read More

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Sir Jon Reviews: Forbidden Gallery #2

August 24, 2017 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

Publisher William Mull wisely sent me a preview copy of Forbidden Gallery issue two, a comic that straddles the lines of horror, suspense and dark drama while having the appearance of a title that time-travelled from 1970. As a fan of anthologies and all of the templates that Forbidden Gallery provides, the book is fully Read More

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Terrificon 2017

August 22, 2017 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

Pint O’ Comics stormed into the Mohegan Sun casino on Friday, the 18th of August, with all the good intentions of making new friends, finding new comics and meeting fellow pop culture enthusiasts of all sorts. We came away with all of that, and much, much more. After attending Terrificon last year for a single Read More

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G.I. Gary’s Pull List Pick of the Week – 8/17/17

August 21, 2017 Author: Gary Viola

Image Comics “Curse Words” #7 Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Ryan Browne Imagine a world where a singular wizard leaves his dimension and enters ours.  Upon familiarizing himself with his new surroundings, he identifies more towards his new neighbors and rejects his former position.  Now imagine that the ruler of his dimension just got PISSED and Read More

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Sir Jon Reviews – Betty and Veronica #1-3

August 15, 2017 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

Icons come in many forms, more so when it comes to comic books. The basic imagery of the chest symbols of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are easily recognizable across nations, as are color schemes and costumes. Some icons are known more regionally and some become forgotten over time. When it comes to the characters Read More

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The State of the Industry, July 2017

August 14, 2017 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

It’s been nearly a year since the last sales recap of State of the Industry, an unintentionally long respite between From the Hip and Pint O’ Comics. Your humble archivist apologizes, as these missives have become such an important part of at least one of you readers’ lives. Many changes have occurred during the year, Read More

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