CNI 364 – CNI One Shot! MTV Special Featuring Death Valley & Good Vibes

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It’s an interview special featuring the casts of the MTV shows Death Valley and Good Vibes! Jimmy sat down at the round tables at New York Comic Con and chatted with the Death Valley cast including Texas Battle, Tania Raymonde, Charlie Sanders and producer Spider One. He also sat with the new animated show Good Vibes cast including Adam Brody, Josh Gad, Debi Mazar, Olivia Thirlby and producer David Gordon Green. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

CNI 347 – CNI One-Shot! Spartacus: Vengeance w/ Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Katrina Law, Lucy Lawless, Liam McIntyre and Stephen S. DeKnight!

It’s the first of many interview specials from San Diego Comic-Con! Jimmy sat down in the roundtables for the hit Starz series, Spartacus: Vengeance. Series stars Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Katrina Law, Lucy Lawless, Liam McIntyre and Stephen S. DeKnight rotated tables and Jimmy was able to get many a question in. Spoilers if you aren’t caught up with the first 2 series of the show.

CNI 346 – San Diego Comic-Con Recap! Lili Bordan, Blair Butler, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Jonathan Ross!

Jimmy flies solo to give you his very own and hopefully not too self-indulgent San Diego Comic-Con recap! No reviews, news or Top 3. He chatted with many folks and did lotsa crazy stuff. Yes, heavy drinking was involved usually. Expect some fun tales and the usual name dropping. He got so many interviews that will be spread over the next few weeks. In this episode, you’ll hear great chats with Lili Bordan (Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome), Blair Butler (Attack of the Show), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Middleman), Kevin Michael Richardson (voice over actor) and Jonathan Ross (Turf, Golden Age).

CNI 329 – TCAF w/Adam Cadwell, Kayla Marie Hillier, Dustin Harbin, Faith Erin Hicks, Angela Melick & Philippa Rice

Reviews: Gladstones School for World Conquerors #1, Moon Knight #1, Richie Rich #1, Thor movie

Jimmy brings us a recap of TCAF in the land of Toronto Canada. He’s joined with guest host Tory Woollcott. News highlights include record sales on Dark Knight Returns, Marvel brings back Ultimate line, politician talks smack about Neil Gaiman and Dark Horse brings free digital comic. Tons of TCAF interviews: Angela Melick, Philippa Rice, Dustin Harbin, Adam Cadwell, Kayla Marie Hillier and Faith Erin Hicks.

CNI 316 – Toy Story Ted

Reviews: DC Universe Online Legends #1, Devil’s Trail #1, Transformers Infestation #1, Uncle Scrooge #400

Jimmy is down in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida for the week. So, he recruits his old highschool/college best pal Ted Carruba to sit in the rotating co-host chair. The boys discuss the Super Bowl, ads, comic film trailers, and reveal some of the antics they used to get up to in their younger days. In honor of the upcoming Toy Fair, Ted discusses his big toy collection and walks us through the old Mego toys he collected and still owns. Also, while shopping at the local Hot Topic, Jimmy gets recognized! News includes: San Diego Comic-Con sells out in 7 hours, Chew goes Scratch n’ Sniff, Stan Lee & Eagle award nominations, Beavis & Butt-Head return, Smallville gets 2 hour finale, Cobie Smulders in Avengers film, Wednesday Comics returns, and Portland Opera and cartoonists.

CNI 311 – Joe’s Swan Song

Reviews: Batman: The Dark Knight #1, Echoes #1. Primeval on BBC America

It’s here. Joe’s final episode. Kind of! It’s our Best of 2010 show where we discuss our favorite picks in the comic book, TV and film world. Lotsa great picks so see if you agree! News includes: Mike Dawson’s Troop 142 to be printed, Fantagraphics to publish Complete Carl Barks, DC announces it will hold the line at $2.99, Marvel has a shift in leadership with a few promotions and more! Jimmy invites his friend Brak to sing some songs for Joe as well.

CNI 310 – Snowblivion

Reviews: Joe Hills The Cape One Shot, Cyclops #1, Magus #1. Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol

The snow gods dropped their load on NYC but Jimmy and Joe are still here transmitting from the CNI igloo. It’s almost a new year so we’re going out with a bang! Okay, maybe a whimper but it’s the most awesome whimper you will ever hear! The boys talk about their Christmas and all the swag they got. Still time to send presents if you want! Joe has an important announcement to make near the end of the show so tune in! The future of CNI depends on it! News includes: Dark Horse Presents returns, Primeval also returns, SDCC scalpers get busted, Bone gets color, and more! Listener feedback and more!

CNI 309 – Christmas on CNI

Reviews: Conan: The Road of Kings #1, Doc Macabre #1, Littlest Zombie vs. Littlest Vampire One-Shot, Suicide Forest #1, Tron: Legacy

It’s our big Christmas special! Songs, presents and of course, news and reviews! The boys discuss why they love Christmas and some of their favorite movies this time of year. Jimmy introduces Joe to some traditional English Xmas things like mince pies and Christmas Crackers as they exchange gifts. News includes: Marvel press conference covering the next big summer event Fear Itself, CrossGen returns, Jamie Smart on Doctor Who, Mark Bagley returns to Marvel, SyFy cancels SGU, Alias by Brian Michael Bendis gets a TV greenlight, movie/TV casting and more!

CNI 308 – Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall, The Hollow Planet) & John Lucas (Conan the Barbarian, Fear Agent)

Reviews: Bring the Thunder #1, Captain America: The Korvac Saga #1, Let Me In:
Crossroads #1, Raise the Dead 2 #1, Twenty Seven #1

The show’s so big we had to fit in 2 interviews for you! Scott Thompson of Kids in the Hall fame joins us to discuss his first graphic novel, The Hollow Planet. We also chat to old buddy John Lucas about some of his recent work on Conan and Fear Agent. Jimmy regales us with tales of debauchery from his birthday. Yes, drinks and strippers were involved. Also, vote for Jimmy’s friend, Heather Stricker, as Best Actress in a Musical on the Nashville Broadway World site! She’s awesome, so do it! News includes: Owly at a mainstream publisher, Death Note returns, Doctor Who musical spoof, Mekhi Phifer on Torchwood, Mark Waid leaves Boom and more!

CNI 307 – Indira Varma (Human Target, Torchwood)

Reviews: Lady Death #0, Marineman #1, Valhalla Cindermane #1, The Walking Dead Season 1

Indira Varma (Human Target, Torchwood) joins Jimmy in a chat about her new addition to the Human Target TV series as well as other TV/film/theater work. She’s quite engaging and lovely!The boys chat about Jimmy’s upcoming birthday on December 9th (there’s even a song!). There’s a lengthy discussion on The Walking Dead season 1 and the morality of it all as well. (Result: Joe’s a saint, Jimmy’s a bastard). News includes The Walking Dead writing staff fired?, Marvel’s “Architects”, Attack of the Show gets a new host, Brian Blessed, a real sonic screwdriver, DC’s Raven character might get a live action series and more!

CNI 306 – Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) Part 2!

Reviews:
Comics: Bedtime Stories For Impressionable Children #1, Kull: The Hate Witch #1, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit, Vampirella Vol 4. #1

Cartoons: Young Justice, GI Joe: Renegades, Transformers Prime

It’s Part 2 of our Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer on Smallville) interview! We chat about the show, her music, TV shows & films she’s into and much more! The boys discuss their Thanksgiving and mourn the loss of a couple of film greats. News includes: Mark Millar starts Kapow! Comic Con, Spider-Man musical opens in previews, Julia Wertz has a Fart Party sale, James Gunn’s Super gets a release date, Shark Week comics, Marvel en Espanol and more!

CNI 305 – Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) Returns! (Part 1)

Reviews: Batman Incorporated #1, Osborn #1, RPM #1, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer on Smallville) joins us from Vancouver to chat Smallville, some movie projects, music, TV, film and more! Jimmy does the interview solo & gets in many a question from Twitter as well. We chatted so much that we split it up into 2 parts. Tune in next week for Part 2! The boys discuss The Venture Bros. finale & Cookie Monster SNL audition video. News includes: Buffy reboot sans Joss Whedon, Locke & Key TV series, more SDCC registration woes, Dynamite picks up Warehouse 13, New Dragon Ball and Spidey gets a job!

CNI 304 – Mercerless

Reviews: All-New Batman The Brave And The Bold #1, Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #648, Halcyon #1

Last minute interviewee Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer on Smallville) is unable to join us but hopefully we’ll get her on next week. The boys discuss the Annie Liebovitz Spider-Man musical pics and the Green Lantern teaser trailer. Jimmy is friends with a mermaid & gives Joe his belated birthday presents. News includes Doomsday returns to DC comics, Del Toro & Eick bring The Hulk to TV, first page of Watchmen goes on sale, Torchwood & Doctor Who will crossover and more!

Episode 303 – King Con with Abede Lovelace, Bree Rubin & Ami Bogan, Fred Chao & Jamie Tanner, Jonathan Baylis, Paul Ciaravino & Jeffrey Burandt

Reviews: Bela Lugosi’s Tales From the Grave #1, Captain America: Man Out of Time #1, Enter the Zombie One-Shot, Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale

Jimmy was at King Con in Brooklyn over the weekend and has several tales and interviews to share. Interviews with Abede Lovelace (City of Walls), Bree Rubin (Sex, Drugs and June Cleaver) & Ami Bogan (The Glass Urchin), Fred Chao (Johnny Hiro) & Jamie Tanner (The Aviary), Jonathan Baylis (So Buttons), Paul Ciaravino & Jeffrey Burandt (Americans UK). News includes: Marvel clarifies price changes, The Walking Dead gets a 2nd season, Batman Live show, SDCC tix back on sale, 2000AD artist Leigh Gallagher’s cartoon proposal to fiance’, Bob Shreck to head comics line for Legendary Pictures, a new Indiana Jones?, Zombieland writers take on Cowboy Ninja Viking and more!

CNI 302 – The Walking Dead CNI

Reviews: Action Comics #894, Hellboy/Beasts of Burden One-Shot, Incognito: Bad Influences #1, Superman: Earth One (GN), The Walking Dead (AMC series pilot)

Post Halloween stories keep the spooky going! Joe scares the neighborhood kids with his annual mini-haunted house. Jimmy rants about crazy fans…again. (Fan is short for “fanatic”). The boys have a lengthy discussion about the new The Walking Dead series on AMC. Hint: It’s awesome! News includes: San Diego Comic-Con tickets on sale for a hot minute, Marvel brings Point One, King Con II is in town, new Batman film gets an official name, Caprica gets cancelled (Capricant?) and more!