Comic News Insider Episode 778 – More Heroes Con w/ Cara McGee!

Comic News Insider: Episode 778 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Crosswind #1, Lobo/Road Runner Special #1, Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1, Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1, Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1, American Gods finale, Hotel Transylvania: The Series premiere, Preacher S2 premiere

Jon Hoche returns after a week off to the rotating co-host chair! More Heroes Con coverage this week as well. Jimmy chats with Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall) at her table at Heroes Con and learns about her fascinating life as a cartoonist, former pastry chef, how she taught herself Japanese to read manga, creating tea blends and more! News includes: a Watchmen television series is in development, Ron Howard takes over directing duties on the Han Solo film, the Bumblebee solo film may see him in his original VW Bug form, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Come back later this week for more Heroes Con interviews and panel coverage! 

 

Comic News Insider Episode 763 – CNI Decoded!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 763 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #1, Batman The Shadow #1, Big Moose One Shot, Night Owl Society #1, American Gods, Superheroes Decoded 

Jon Hoche joins Jimmy once again to co-host! They chat about Star Wars Day and Free Comic Book Day this week. News includes: Eisner nominations are in, M. Night Shyamalan announces sequel to Unbreakable, Marvel has joined Comixology Unlimited,  Gene Luen Yang and Panda Express are releasing a new The Green Turtle comic and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 762 – More American Gods w/ Crispin Glover/Orlando Jones/Pablo Schreiber/Bruce Langley!

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Jimmy attended the American Gods press event last week and was part of the roundtables with the creators and cast! In this episode you’ll stars Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Pablo Schreiber, and Bruce Langley. They chat about the evolution of the project, their roles, favorite scenes, their hopes for the series and more! Crispin and Orlando make a great comedy duo as well! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 761 – More American Gods w/ Bryan Fuller/Michael Green/Ian McShane/Ricky Whittle/Emily Browning/Yetide Badaki!

Comic News Insider: Episode 761 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy attended the American Gods press event last week and was part of the roundtables with the creators and cast! In this episode you’ll hear co-showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. You’ll also hear stars Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning and Yetide Badaki. They chat about the evolution of the project, their roles, favorite scenes, their hopes for the series and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 760 – More American Gods w/ Neil Gaiman!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 760 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Greatest Adventure #1, Plastic #1, Secret Empire #0, Gotham spring premiere

Jon Hoche joins Jimmy once again to co-host! Another roundtable from the American Gods press event last week in this episode. Neil Gaiman talked about his very hands on involvement of the new TV show, what book he’s working on next, possibilities of a live action Sandman and more! News includes: DC Comics will start a new line of comics called “Dark Matter”, Marvel Legacy will bring back the original numbering on some comics, Locke and Key is coming to Hulu,  the Avatar sequels are finally coming, a live action Teen Titans series is coming to a new DC Comics streaming service, Reggie is getting recast on Riverdale and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 759 – American Gods w/ Kristin Chenoweth!

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Reviews: Black Panther and The Crew #1, Godshaper #1, Rose #1, Weapon X Vol 3 #1, X-Men Blue #1, Class series premiere, Doctor Who S10 premiere

Jon Hoche and Emily Edwards join Jimmy is this super fun episode! They chat about the Doctor Who casting rumors and the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer. Jimmy attended the amazing American Gods press junket hosted by Starz and got some great roundtable interviews! Here, you’ll hear the awesomely talented and funny Kristin Chenoweth. Later this week and next, you’ll be able to hear the rest. The show is absolutely astounding and you all should check it out when it debuts on April 30th! News includes: Warner Bros. is making an R-rated animated Watchmen film, Jude Law will be a young Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts series of films, Shea Fontana will take over writing Wonder Woman, Dan Parent is bringing his updated classic Archie style to a new comic series, Captain Phasma gets her own comic and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 231: Reviews of The Excavation, American Gods #1, and Rat Queens #1

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“This is not my first detachable penis rodeo”

This week’s episode is an exploration of surrealism and fantasy, and one guaranteed to both fascinate and disturb you. It begins with a discussion of Max Andersson’s The Excavation (Fantagraphics). As the Two Guys with PhDs point out, this is a book that has been years in the making, and parts of it had originally appeared in other outlets, including Andersson’s short-lived Death and Candy series. Derek enjoyed this book, as he does other works by Andersson, although Andy was less charitable in his assessment. He feels that the dream-like meandering of The Excavation ends up leading to nowhere, that there isn’t much in the way of overt themes, and that it’s too much like other indie comics discussed on the podcast.

Next, they delve into the first issue of American Gods, a series from Dark Horse Comics that’s adapted from Neil Gaiman’s popular novel. Scripted by P. Craig Russell, and with art by Scott Hampton, this inaugural issue does a good job at establishing the premise and making the story assessable to those who have never read Gaiman’s original novel (and both Derek and Andy have not). However, the guys do have a little problem with the heavy-handed and spoiler-filled synopsis inserted on the first page of the comic book.

And finally, the Two Guys wrap up with Kurtis J Wiehe and Owen Gieni’s Rat Queens #1 (Image Comics). This is the first issue in the series’ second volume, and while both of the guys see the economic logic of a new #1 issue, Derek wonders about the narrative necessity of this publishing move. Nonetheless, both Andy and Derek are fans of the first iteration of Rat Queens, and they both feel that the first issue in its second volume is an effective jumping on point that could satisfy new readers.

 

Comic News Insider Episode 751 – CNI Jax Beach!

Comic News Insider: Episode 751 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Elektra Vol 4 #1, Highlander American Dream #1, Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal #1, Justice League of America Vol 5 #1, Agents of SHIELD

Jimmy returns to his home town of Jacksonville, FL and reunites the Jax Beach posse of Ashley Lanni and Ted Carruba. They chat about the nerd wins at The Oscars and Jimmy and Ashley go on about their love for both Zootopia and Moana.  News includes: IDW is publishing a Jack Kirby artist edition book, Matt Reeves WILL direct the solo Batman film, Chris McKay is in talks to direct a solo Nightwing movie, Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood returns to Image Comics in May, American Gods will debut on Starz in late April, Siri will pretend to be the Batcomputer from Lego Batman, and Logan will be the last hurrah for both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in their respective roles. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 748 – The SPIRIT of CNI!

Comic News Insider: Episode 748 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1, Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1, The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1, Star Wars: Darth Maul #1, Adventure Time: Islands, Powerless, Steven Universe

Jon Hoche continues his unprecedented run in the rotating  co-host chair! They chat about the new Iron Fist and Stranger Things trailers and Jon is trying to talk Jimmy into making a CNI cookbook. News includes: The Runaways TV show has been cast, Dark Horse Comics will be publishing the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods as periodical comic books, Casper the Friendly Ghost comics are returning, Boom Studios is releasing a Fresh Off the Boat comic on FCBD in May, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announces auditions for 2018 Broadway production and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 221: The January Previews Catalog

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Happy New Year from the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics! On this, their first regular episode of 2017, Andy and Derek take their monthly gander at the current Previews catalog. Before they do that, though, they welcome and thank a couple of new Patreon supporters to the Comics Alternative family, including Alla Rull, who becomes the latest of the guys’ official Podcast Patrons. Then they jump headlong into the January Previews, highlighting a variety of upcoming titles from both large and small publishers alike. Among the interesting fare found in this month’s catalog are offerings from:

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Comic News Insider Episode 693 – Rebirthing!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 693 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batman Rebirth #1, Bolts #1, Civil War II #1, Control #1, Green Arrow Rebirth #1, Green Lanterns Rebirth #1, Superman Rebirth 

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the rumors involving Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and Tom Hiddleston as James Bond. News includes: Superman will make an appearance in the first 2 episodes of Season 2 of Supergirl, Millarworld announced Reborn from Mark Millar and Greg Capullo, and Gillian Anderson will play “Media” in the upcoming TV adaptation of American Gods. Jimmy is leaving for Heroes Con in North Carolina next week and you shouldn’t definitely go if you are in Charlotte from June 17-19! One of the best comic conventions around. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 550 – Fumbling Towards SDCC

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Comic News Insider: Episode 550 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Rocket Raccoon Vol 2 #1, Tech Jacket Vol 2 #1, Knights of Sidonia, Sailor Moon Crystal, The 7D

The podcast wife Erica Schultz returns! Jimmy hopes you loved his massive Heroes Con coverage. If you missed it, just go back and check out the last 5 episodes! They give some mad love to the Hero Initiative and their awesome professional volunteers, wish Heidi MacDonald and The Beat a Happy 10th Anniversary, giggle at the broody Superman picture released, guffaw at the Fox ADHD Captain America song parody and Jimmy expresses glee over Community getting a season 6 on Yahoo. They also end with talking about their tentative San Diego Comic Con plans (hint: SUPER BUSY). News includes Starz developing Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Vertigo announces The Kitchen, Amazon announces top comics of 2014 so far, Sleepy Hollow TV show coming to comics, Green Arrow comic gets new writers, Arrow TV show gets many a new cast member, Barnes and Noble announces Get Pop Cultured, and Marge Simpson goes MAC (cosmetics). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Zone 4 #276: Derby, Rebels & Spektor

The crew returns to reminisce over Derby City Comic Con, talk some headlines, and review some comics.

This week, it’s Brant, John, and Ron.

First up, we talk at length about Derby City Comic Con.

Then we talk some comic and TV headlines, mostly centered around the character of Green Arrow, and some other things as well.

After that, we take a look at the second issue of Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult from Dynamite Entertainment. And then Star Wars: Rebel Heist #3 (of 4) from Dark Horse

There’s also an audio spot from Comic Geek Speak about a very special run they are doing to raise money for Livestrong in honor of one of their own.

And we close out the show with announcements.

If you’d like to sponsor an episode of Zone 4, go here for details, or email us. If you’d like to donate to the show (one-time or monthly) see details here.

You can now find Zone 4 on Stitcher.com as well!

This Week’s Links and Topics

The Wolf Of Wall Street AND Justice League War movie review, the 2014 Superb Owl Marvel movie trailers and the RHCP have been doing heroin for years and they’re just fine!

NSFW!!!

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Introduction goes here…. Look I’m pretty sure you’re familiar with the format by now. Just read the damn liner notes and stop pestering me will ya!?

 

Is there a bicycle in your trousers or are just happy to see me?

C Bomb’s Perth Fringe Season…. To be continued…?

Proper circus carnies

G Money’s potential Twitter Handles

Amazon is no more (at least for us!)

The Superb Owl Halftime Show

Fillup Syringemore Heroin’s death

Just be addicted to Hate like G Money

 

 

Questions and talk topics

 

–          Upgrading software

–          Favorite Horror movies and horror comics

–          Stop killing sharks!!!!

–          Superb Owl trailers: Captain America Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider Man 2 and Transformers Age of Extinction

–          Lex Luthor casting news and Michael Cry-Bay-Bay

–          THAT Coca Cola ad!

–          Comic/Superhero movie saturation

–          Russians killing each other over prose

 

 

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

 

Movie Review: Justice League War

 

BDO is no more in Perth

Celebrities aren’t famous because they say clever things

 

NERD NEWS!!!! (1 hour 47mins)

 

–          JRJR’s arrival at DC and working with Geoff Johns on Superman

–          American Gods no longer running with HBO but has been picked up by Fremantle Media

–          Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Iron as Alfred

–          First look at Outlast on PS4 and PC

–          Microsoft’s Kinect is now guarding the Korean border

–          Xbox Trolls are doing God’s work in FPSs

–          EA are scum….. What a surprize!!!

–          Seth Gordon set to direct the Uncharted movie

 

Supanova Perth, Image Comics Expo and Captain Planet: THE MOVIE

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NSFW!!!

A short one (due to our Man Of Steel review) to keep you going until Sunday. Let’s have at it!

 

SUPANOVA wrap up

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We play our new game “G Money Guesses Groupon!!!!!”

UFP Crew Questions

–          Florida Vs George Zimmerman

–          Douchebags at Supanova

–          Jim Carrey about Kick Ass 2

 

NEWS!

“Comedian” Josh Thomas once again, pushes the boundary of the definition of “Comedian”

Fifi Box once again, pushes the boundary of “relevancy“

Texan teens Justin Carter hauled off to jail for bad taste FB comments

Will.i.am Vs Pharrell

 

NERD NEWS!

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods signed for 6 seasons on HBO

Vertigo releases

–          Hinterkind by Ian Edgington

–          The Discipline by Peter Milligan

–          Dead Boy Detectives By Toby Litt

–          Suiciders by Lee Bermejo (both writing and art)

Image Expo News!

–          MPH By Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo

–          Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting

–          ODY-C by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward

–          Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour

–          Black Science by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera and Dean White

–          Deadly Class by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig

–          Alone by J Michael Straczynski and Bill Sienkiewicz

–          Lost Souls by J Michael Straczynski and Colleen Doran

–          Dream Police by J Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato

–          The Walking Dead will be released bi-weekly

Wolverine gum that no-one should buy!

State Of Decay re-submitted to the Australian Classification Board

Ubisoft hacked!

Latest GTA V needs a little room

Mad Max will be Australian after all!

If you’re an Xbox Fanboy, be ready to be labelled a “Chikan” or “Groper/pervert” in Japan

Terminator rebooting as a new trilogy

Captain Planet: THE MOVIE!!!

Geoff Johns to write for the new Arrow series

Agents of SHIELD promos

Dark Horse to re-launch the “Aliens” franchise

Private Eye #3