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The Greasy Loners And The Tough Guys

Nick Banks of The Horror News Network rejoins The Jo(h)ns for a look at some of the news that came out of SDCC a few weeks back. Goofy looking supersuits, macho water based heroes and much more nerdery is discussed. Nick tells us what popular TV shows he hate watches, Jon reminisces about a favorite Read More

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Sir Jon’s Comic Book Review – Sandman Overture

The collected edition of the six-issue mini-series SANDMAN: OVERTURE was released in late 2015, to a relieved readership. The individual issues were a lengthy publishing venture, with the first being released in 2013 and the last in 2015. It had been announced repeatedly as issues were delayed that the writer, Neil Gaiman wanted to retain Read More

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A Novel Review: Made to Kill

It isn’t often that a book catches me with its cover, but Adam Christopher’s Made to Kill did just that. Two dimensional art deco of a robot in a trenchcoat and fedora? You better believe I’d check that out. Published by Tor Books late last year, Made to Kill tells the story of Raymond Electromatic, Read More

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Sir Jon’s Comic Book Review – Swamp Thing #1

DC Comics have done little to attract my attention as a reader since the inception of their “New 52” Universe, which drove me away in ways my similes and metaphors cry about. Some things, mostly from their withered Vertigo line of titles, find me interested, if I’m not at least skimming them. A few ideas Read More

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Star Wars: the Force Awakens – a From the Hip Review

For the first official movie review at this page, I’ll need to make a few comments up front. Firstly, the humongous amount of hype for this film nearly destroyed any interest in seeing it until the majority had forgotten it was out. Secondly, I truly had no interest in reviewing it, or even spending more Read More

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Shopping Suggestions 4: The Quest for Hope

A fourth edition for the 2015 Xmas shopping season starts with a recap for those that don’t wish to hit all the earlier posts. The list, in order of department: Comics: Knights of the Dinner Table from KenzerCo. Atomic Robo, formerly of Red 5 Comics, now at IDW Publishing. Infinite Kung-Fu, a Top Shelf top Read More

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Beer is the Answer

“Ah, good ol’ trustworthy beer. My love for you will never die.” ~ Homer Simpson While covering the 2015 New York Comic Con for another website, I attended a panel that crossed over into the areas of brewing and comic books. I was curious as to how a panel with decidedly different interests might operate, Read More

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Shopping Suggestions 3: Season of the Which

As these suggestions have been readily received, I’ll continue the sequel-itis and dig deeper into the forever fun and oddball ideas for your friends and family – or that person you don’t know that well which you’ve been saddled with for some stupid “Secret Santa” situation at your job. I’ve covered movies, basic tabletop games, Read More

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Shopping Suggestions 2: The Sacrifice

Now that Thanksgetting has passed and Black Friday is behind the world-weary retail workers, let’s look at another series of potential ideas for your favorite geek before the Xmas season is done. Not that shopping can’t be done at any other time of the year, but hey, I’m not the one buying, I’m just telling Read More

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Sites I Like

Long, long ago, when the Comic’s Buyers Guide was king of the weekly pop culture newspapers, I discovered a guy named Mark Evanier. He was a writer of an irregular column called News From Me that was incredibly entertaining, witty and informative. I learned he had written and co-created Groo the Wanderer (with the one Read More

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Sir Jon’s Comic Book Review

Yang #8 Some months ago, I traded a handful of comics I’d had in my possession for far too long for a selection of old Charlton comics. Charlton comics have been a passion of mine since I was a kid, long before I knew that the company was based in my home state of Connecticut. Read More

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