Comic News Insider Episode 777 – Heroes Con: Motor Crush w/ Cameron Stewart/Babs Tarr/Brenden Fletcher!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 777 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy moderated the Motor Crush panel at Heroes Con with creators Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr and Brended Fletcher. Hear all about how they came together for the project, their time on Batgirl, how they work together and their artistic processes. A fun and informative panel for all! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 774 – Holding Out For A Heroes…Con!

Comic News Insider: Episode 774 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Iceman Vol 3 #1, Kiss/Vampirella #1, Gotham S3 finale, Orphan Black S5 premiere, Wynonna Earp S2 premiere

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about that Bat proposal, the Black Panther trailer and fondly remember Adam West. Jimmy is heading down to Heroes Con this weekend in Charlotte, NC. He’s got a ton of interviews to do and is moderating 3 panels. (See them listed below). Say hi if you see him whizzing by this weekend. News includes: DC’s Bombshells United is coming in August as a digital first title,  some E3 news highlights, Jhonen Vasquez will write an issue of the Invader Zim comic, Extraordinary: Stan Lee will be a “This Is Your Life” type documentary and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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HEROES CON PANELS! 

Saturday
11:00 AM
Room 207D
MOTOR CRUSH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits with MOTOR CRUSH creators BRENDEN FLETCHER, CAMERON STEWART and BABS TARR to talk about their hit sci-fi/action/adventure series from Image Comics! How did they come together for this project? What inspired them? What’s it like working on their own creation as opposed to work for hire? When can we expect more?! Come on by this fun and laid back panel to hear them discuss all of this and more.
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3:00 PM
Room 203A
INSPIRATIONS
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) moderates a motivational panel on what inspires cartoonists. Come see and hear BRIDGIT CONNELL (Brother Nash), ASHLEY LANNI HOYE, (Aspire), KATA KANE (Altar Girl), and CARA MCGEE (Over the Garden Wall) talk about what inspires them to create. Thoughts on art, music, literature, TV/film, pop culture and more and how it helps them along in their creative endeavors. Come discover some new things to inspire you and maybe even share your own!
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Sunday
3:00 PM
Room 203A
Spotlight on BEN TEMPLESMITH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits down with BEN TEMPLESMITH to discuss his illustrious career illustrating illustrations! They’ll chat about old work, new work and upcoming work. From 30 Days of Night to Wormwood to Fell. With some Batman and Doctor Who as well! How did he develop his unique style? What inspires him? Come listen, learn and maybe even love! Hail, Squid!

Comic News Insider Episode 770 – TCAF: Motor Crush/Isola w/ Cameron Stewart/Babs Tarr/Brenden Fletcher/Karl Kerschl!

Comic News Insider: Episode 770 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy was at TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) over the weekend and got a ton of great interviews and moderated 2 panels! He moderated the Motor Crush/Isola panel with Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl. Hear them chat about both stories, the creative process, how they came together, their favorite comics, working independently and more! Super fun and informative. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 765 – TCAF Recap w Nate Powell/Kate Ashwin/Mike Maihack!

Reviews: Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1, Misfit City, Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1, Riverdale finale

Jimmy is joined in studio by Jon Hoche and Tess LaCoil in the rotating co-hosts chair. Jimmy just returned from TCAF and has lots of stories to tell! He got many an interview and moderated 2 panels that you will hear over the next couple of weeks. News includes: Superman will go up against Dr. Manhattan in Doomsday Clock, a live-action Judge Dredd show is on the way, Donald Glover is showrunning an animated Deadpool series, the Disney Channel is making a musical about zombies, Green Lantern may be in the Justice League movie, Reggie Mantle has been recast in 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 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

Comic News Insider: Episode 744 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2016! And just like last year, Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2016 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 740 – Tap Dancing Monkeys!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 740 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: The Circle #1, Motor Crush #1, Reggie and Me Vol 2 #1, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio again by co-Hoche-st with the most, Jon Hoche! Jimmy’s birthday did not go as planned but he appreciated your wishes! He also attended the awesome Warner Bros. Holiday Media Mixer and got to hang with some of his favorite publicists. News included: Dragon Ball Super will air in January, A Duck Tales reboot is coming next year, Archie Comics will release 4 special one-shots, Gypsy will come to The Flash TV show, Pokemon Go releases new monsters, Fantagraphics is getting into the superhero game, R.L. Stine will write Man-Thing, and DC Comics is teaming up some of their heroes with ones from Hanna-Barbera. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic Timing – Episode 184: Changing Political Climates and Comics

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As the title implies, Comic Timing goes political this episode, partially as some catharsis after the events of the past few weeks, and also as a way to try and explain and further understand the political climate, and how it effects the comic book industry. Brandon Christopher of Pop Culture Clash, Donovan Moragn Grant of Questions, We Don’t Have Answers, Brent Kossina and Ian Levenstein discuss the decision made by Humberto Ramos and George Perez to refuse attending conventions in Red States after the President Elect takes office, as well as comic shops refusing to stock Motor Crush issue 1 because it has a black female lead. We also discuss tangential political topics that are not entirely comic related, but are still relevant to the overall conversation.

This episode may not be for everyone, but I really do feel like there is some excellent conversation within. No punches were pulled, but everyone involved did their best to be respectful while speaking their minds. Give it a listen and see for yourself!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. You can follow Ian on Twitter @i_am_scifi, on Instagram at i_am_scifi or on Tumblr at heehaw-ds9.tumblr.com; Brent is on Twitter too @kossinab; Brandon is on Twitter @TheDabbaDon, thedabbadon on Instagram, and Geekcetra on Tumblr; Donovan is @donoDMG1 on Twitter.

Thanks again for listening, and we’ll see you next time for Doctor Strange, Luke Cage and more!

Comic News Insider Episode 695 – Heroes Con w/ Gabriel Ba/Fabio Moon/Francesco Francavilla/Ben Templesmith/Bridgit Connell!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 695 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy attended Heroes Con over the weekend and boy howdy did he get a lot done! He moderated 2 panels and got 11 interviews. He flew solo and gave a nice Heroes Con recap for you to enjoy. Including info about the panels he moderated, interviews, people he met (including Jim Steranko!) and more. In this episode, you’ll hear him chat with the Wonder Twins Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Francesco Francavilla, Ben Templesmith and Bridgit Connell. Later this week, you can listen to the panel he moderated called Introverts vs Extroverts with Monica Gallagher, Bridgit Connell, Kata Kane and Erica Henderson. And even later this week, CNI will release a Heroes Con interview special with Bobby Timony, Brockton McKinney, Kevin Mellon, Nic Terhorst, Genevieve FT, Buzz, Anna-Liisa Jones, Haigen Shelley, and Jim Shelley. And then in next week’s podcast, the final Heroes Con interview with Brenden Fletcher will be available for your listening pleasure. Phew! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 666 – Best of 2015!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 666 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2015! Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2015 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #200 – NYCC DC Bat-Tacular!

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, DC Comics, Gotham Academy, Brendon Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Harley Quinn: Jimmy Palmiotti, Batgirl, Babs Tarr, We Are Robin, Khary Randolph, Batman, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, NYCC, New York Comic Con

It’s a special week here at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, as we celebrate the landmark 200th episode! With special thanks to Charlotte Sandler from BH Impact and the folks at DC Comics’ publicity, you’ll enjoy five special interviews with Bat-family creators that were all recorded at this year’s New York Comic Con! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Gotham Academy: Brendon Fletcher, Karl Kerschl 1:19
  2. Harley Quinn: Jimmy Palmiotti 10:34
  3. Batgirl: Babs Tarr, Brendon Fletcher 19:26
  4. We Are Robin: Khary Randolph 24:11
  5. Batman: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo 33:08

More interviews from NYCC next week and another special chat, so be sure to listen in!

 

ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 49: Interns Take Over! — BATGIRL in “Batgirl of Burnside”

Welcome to another entry of the ComicsVerse podcast, “Interns Take Over!”  This podcast series allows members of the ComicsVerse staff and interns to dedicate episodes to storylines and collections of their choosing. For my pick, I decided to go with BATGIRL: BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE (which collects issues #35 – #40 of the current BATGIRL and material from DC COMICS SECRET ORIGINS #12) series co-written by Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, with art by Babs Tarr over layouts by Stewart.

CLICK: Want more BATGIRL? Check out this written review of Stewart and Tarr’s BATGIRL: “Batgirl of Burnside!”

I’ve been an avowed fan of the re-launch since it began, hence why I suggested it in the first place. However the other members of the panel bring completely different perspectives to our analysis. Both Alex Katz and Josh Cui have extensive familiarity with the New 52 Bat-Verse and were wary of the new approach in BATGIRL. On the other side of the spectrum, neither Jamie Rice nor Kay Honda had previously read any Batgirl comics but had a lot of things to say!

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with BATGIRL co-writer Brenden Fletcher.

Bringing together all these various viewpoints, we were able to examine all facets of the collection including the plot, Babs Tarr’s artwork, the changes to Barbara Gordon’s characterization, the Burnside setting, the villains, the supporting cast, the book’s use of social media and hipster culture and Batgirl’s new costume. In addition, we examine several of the controversies that have erupted around the arc, including the controversial character Dagger Type and the changes made to his issue for the collection, and the idea of Barbara Gordon drinking and having a hangover. We even take a slight detour to discuss the controversy surrounding the aborted BATGIRL #42 Killing Joke variant cover controversy.

We had a great time recording this, and hope you all have a great time listening to it, whether you’re a Batgirl super-fan or a novice.

LISTEN: “Interns Take Over!” Grant Morrison’s NEW X-MEN

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The following members of the ComicsVerse team make up the panel of this podcast:

Alex Katz (host), Brian Delpozo (co-host), Josh Cui, Jamie Rice and Kay Honda.

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Comic News Insider Episode 618 – Heroes Con: DC Panel with Ben Caldwell/Ming Doyle/Jeremy Haun/Stephane Roux/Babs Tarr/Robert Venditti

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Comic News Insider: Episode 618 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: No reviews because it’s a Heroes Con panel special!

Jimmy moderated the DC Comics panel at Heroes Con last weekend with Ben Caldwell, Ming Doyle, Jeremy Haun, Stephane Roux, Babs Tarr and Robert Venditti. Hear how they got their start in comics, the books they are doing for DC, their favorite onomatopoeia and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 606 – TCAF Recap: Andy Belanger/Lucy Knisley/Mike Maihack/Babs Tarr

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Comic News Insider: Episode 606 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: No reviews this week!

Jimmy does it solo after planned co-hosts schedules didn’t permit them to hang. He got A LOT of coverage at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and shares just a few interviews. He talked to Andy Belanger (Southern Cross, Kill Shakespeare), Lucy Knisley (Displacement, Relish), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), and Babs Tarr (Batgirl). He gives his overall recap of the show which is basically that it’s awesome and you should all attend! News bits include: Archie Comics launches Kickstarter campaign for “New Riverdale”, new Thor identity revealed, the Flash/Arrow spin-off gets a name with DC’s Legends of TomorrowAgent Carter gets picked up, Hugh Jackman says Wolverine 3 will be his last appearance as character, The Coldest City by Antony Johnston/Sam Hart will be adapted to film starring Charlize Theron, Brad Bird confirms The Incredibles 2 will be his next film, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Even more TCAF interviews this week with CHIP ZDARSKY, JILLIAN TAMAKI, and ED PISKOR! And yet even more next week with MICHEL FIFFE, KAGAN MCLEOD, JONATHAN BAYLIS, WILLOW DAWSON, CONOR MCCREERY, ROBERT GOODIN and DAN BERRY! 

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #168 With Babs Tarr

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Now at a comics shop near you – Batgirl #40, the last issue before DC begins their Convergence event!  Here’s the description: “A decision Barbara made during her darkest days in Gotham City returns to haunt her! What was it? And how does it tie into the evil impostor Batgirl? Find out here!”

To celebrate, I have a very special interview with Babs Tarr, artist and collaborator on Batgirl! We chat about what process she went through to be chosen for this gig, what it’s like to be a woman comics creator and also a woman comics reader, and how much she enjoys working with the other folks on this tremendously popular title!

Thanks so much to Pamela Horvath and Steven Solomon from DC Comics for making this interview happen!

 

Comic News Insider Episode 589 – CNI Favorites of 2014!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 589 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy is joined in studio by The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald and frequent co-host/pal Jon Hoche! They dive in deep and have a lengthy/lively discussion on their 2014 favorites in comic books, TV, animation, film, video games and more. So much love shown to a lot of the people and things we loved in 2014. Did we leave anything out? You’ll have to tune in for that answer and let us know your picks of the year! We do cover some news as well that includes: Image Expo announces massive slate of titles to be released, Emerald City Comic Con partners with ReedPop, animated Vixen series coming to the CW Seed, and Kate Beaton’s new collection Step Aside, Pops will be released from Drawn & Quarterly this September. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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