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Weird Dick McGee

Recorded what seems like months ago, an episode of stuff that is so October of 2017! Lloyd gets promoted, Jon reviews what may be the worst film he has ever seen, John and Lloyd discuss Blade Runner 2049 and Victor Crowley. The real reasons behind Anakin’s turn to the dark side are discussed as is 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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Sir Jon Reviews: (Brendon Small’s) Galaktikon #1

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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Sir Jon Reviews: Forbidden Gallery #2

© ACP Comics

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

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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The State of the Industry, July 2017

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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Sir Jon Reviews – Your Black Friend

It’s been a few weeks since I read Ben Passmore’s YOUR BLACK FRIEND, a one-shot comic book that I couldn’t pass on ordering when it was solicited through AdHouse Books some months back. I’ve always enjoyed slice-of-life comics, especially done-in-one tales similar to Damon Hurd’s work like MY UNCLE JEFF. I gave YOUR BLACK FRIEND Read More

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Pint O’ Comics Radio Show

Sundays from 6:30-7:30pm. Live on 88.1 WESU – Middletown, CT or stream at wesufm.org/

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State of the Industry – March 2016

2016 continues to show that successful comic book movies do not necessarily spark any interest in the comic books they are derived from, as the third month of the year continued a downward trend in sales figures. Only three titles rose above that all-so-important 100k mark in March, with Marvel maintaining dominance. Of the top Read More

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State of the Industry – February 2016

February sales in the comic book market are traditionally slow, with 2016 continuing that (trend) as numbers dipped to lows not seen in nearly a year. Only three titles topped 100k for the month, though a fourth came so close it may as well be considered an even 100 thousand. Marvel dominated the top ten Read More

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Those that are About to Die – An Examination of the Suicide Squad, Part One

Suicide Squad

A lengthy re-read and discourse on the DC comic book series, Suicide Squad and all subseries. By late 1986, after the final issues of the Legends mini-series had hit the shelves, my interest in the newly reformatted DC Universe was at an all-time high. Amazing amounts of awesome new series were being released following the Read More

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