Comic News Insider Episode 773 – Book Expo America Adventures!

Comic News Insider: Episode 773 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Blood Bowl: More Guts More Glory #1, Cable Vol 4 #1, Judge Dredd Funko Universe One-Shot, Class S1 finale, Fear the Walking Dead S3 premiere, Wonder Woman

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy went to Book Expo America and tells all about it! He made some great new contacts, saw some amazing books and hung with old pals. BEA is always an awesome show! News includes: the creative team for the new Runaways comic is announced, SpongeBob SquarePants the musical is coming to Broadway, Tala Ashe is joining Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular, Cowboy Bebop is going to be a live action 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 759 – American Gods w/ Kristin Chenoweth!

Comic News Insider: Episode 759 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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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Comic News Insider Episode 735 – Rob Kutner at The Plaza!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 735 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Champions #1, 2, Midnighter and Apollo #1, 2, Moonshine #1, Reborn #1, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Class, The Walking Dead S7 premiere, Stan Against Evil, Doctor Strange

Due to some sort of national duty of ours, no one is available to co-host so Jimmy flies solo.  But fret not, he recruits friends to send some audio reviews and read the news. Many thanks to Heidi, Marta, Emily, Rachel, Melissa and Dave for participating! He also had a chance to sit down with Rob Kutner at The Plaza Hotel to talk about his comic book Shrinkage, his podcast Runaway Brains and his work as a writer on The Daily Show and Conan. News includes: Marvel announced a Star Wars: Doctor Aphra comic series, DC announced a Captain Atom series and an Amazons series, IDW announced a Biff to the Future comic series, Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming next fall, Donald Glover has been cast as a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming solo Han Solo film, Season 2 of Jessica Jones will have all female  directors, Cyborg Superman is coming to Supergirl, Young Justice season 3 is coming, a Time Bandits TV series is in the works, Michael Keaton is playing The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming 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 727 – NYCC: Doctor Who w/ Peter Capaldi/Steven Mofffat/Pearl Mackie/Dirk Gently cast & creatives/Class cast/creatives!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 727 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

At New York Comic Con, Jimmy sat in on the round tables for the 3 BBC America shows Doctor Who, Class and Dirk Gently. Repping DW were Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, showrunner Steven Moffat and EP Brian Minchin. For the spin-off Class, he talked to Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, Vivian Oparah, and Writer/Creator Patrick Ness. With Dirk Gently, he spoke to Fiona Dourif, Mpho Koaho, Writer/EP Max Landis, EP Robert Cooper, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, and Samuel Barnett. Hear some tidbits about the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special and new season and what to expect from the new shows Class and Dirk Gently. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Arvind Ethan David

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For this interview episode, Derek talks with Arvind Ethan David about his current work on the IDW miniseries, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short. He writes that title, working with Ilias Kyriazis on art, and he was the editor of last year’s earlier Dirk Gently series. Arvind talks with Derek extensively ArvindEthanDavidabout his fascination with this unorthodox detective, his association with the late Douglas Adams, and the curious road he traveled to get into comics. A Spoon Too Short isn’t an outright adaptation of any of Adams’s novels, although its title springs from an alternative title the writer had been considering for a book he was working on at the time of his death. And fans of Douglas Adams will recognize in the comic plenty of allusions to novelist’s body of work. Arvind also shares some inside information — at least, what he’s able to disclose — about the new Dirk Gently BBC series that will begin this fall, where he will work with Max Landis to bring the Adams character to television for the second time. The guys also discuss the upcoming Darkness Visible, an original comics series that Arvind is writing with Mike Carey and that will be coming out from IDW later this year. This is a busy time for the solicitor/producer/editor/writer, but in this interview Arvind takes the time to share his experiences and whet listeners’ appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things.

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Comic News Insider Episode 683 – Whitewashing Free Podcast!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 683 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Black Road #1, Goldie Vance #1, Hot Damn #1, House of Penance #1, Moon Knight Vol 8 #1, Orphan Black S4 premiere, Supergirl S1 finale

Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent co-host Jon Hoche! They chat/rant about the questionable casting of non-Asians in Doctor Strange and Ghost in the Shell. As many of you know, Jimmy (former actor) and Jon (working actor) are both of Asian descent and have lots to say about the subject. Oooh, controversy! Slow news week so they have a nice talk about the Eisner nominations and some of the nominees that they’ve read and would like to check out.  They give some great recommendations in comics, TV and film 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 675 – Stop Stealing My Beer!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 675 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Action Lab: Dog of Wonder #1, The Discipline #1 (Image), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1, Predator: Life and Death #1, Vampirella Vol 6 #1, Agent Carter season 2 finale, The Shannara Chronicles season 1 finale, Zootopia

Emmy Potter makes it a magical 2 weeks in a row as guest co-host! They chat about the new Ghostbusters trailer (both the U.S. and Ukranian ones) while Jimmy keeps trying to steal Emmy’s beer. News includes: Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy will crossover, Sina Grace brings his memoir Self-Obsessed to web series, Big Hero 6 is getting the animated series treatment, Joseph Gordon-Levitt exits the Sandman film, Ian McShane joins the cast of American Gods, JK Simmons is the new Commissioner Gordon, Boomerang will air a DC Superhero Girls special, Scalped gets a pilot order, Zendaya joins the Spider-Man reboot and Peter Capaldi may stay on Doctor Who after showrunner Steven Moffat’s departure. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #219: Doctor Who! Gwenpool! Red Tornado!

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Grady returns on this intimate podcast as we talk some Gwenpool, Red Tornado and possible upcoming DC movie. Then it’s on to our review of the Doctor Who season 9 premiere. Procure the Tardis. Listen in!

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Comic News Insider Episode 580 – Big Hero CNI

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Comic News Insider: Episode 580 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: American Legends #1, Humans #1, Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #1, Doctor Who, Big Hero 6

Last minute guest co-host cancellation so Jimmy flies solo this week! Been awhile since you’ve had him all to yourself SO ENJOY. News includes: Star Wars 7 gets a subtitle, Howard Shum has a great new KickstarterEvil Dead TV series is on the way, CM Punk to write a story in Thor annual, Doctor Doom character change for upcoming Fantastic Four remake, IDW to publish new Jack Kirby book, John Lasseter to direct Toy Story 4, hundreds of retro games free online, and Mark Wahlberg will the 6 Billion Dollar Man. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Pop Media Savant Episode 107: TV Talk: Elementary vs Sherlock

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This week I take time out to compare and contrast two of the strongest show on television today Elementary and Sherlock. Fans of one discounts the merits of the other without even giving the other a proper chance. So in true Pop Media Savant fashion I am going to discuss and examine both only the way I can. Enjoy!

Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 71: A Review of Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time and Betty Blues

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DoctorWhoPrisonersTimeCompleteIn this week’s review episode of The Comics Alternative, Derek and Gene discuss two recent releases. They begin with Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, the Complete Series (IDW Publishing), written by Scott and David Tipton and illustrated by a host of artists. First, they place the book within context, discussing last year’s 12-issue Prisoners of Times miniseries and the 50th anniversary of the BBC’s Doctor Who television show. Then they look at the book as a whole — after a brief comment or two about their own histories as Whovians — focusing on its narrative structure, its variety of stylistics takes on the Doctor, and the way its premise springs from an easily overlooked event in the BBC series that occurred with the ninth Doctor. The Two Guys also discuss briefly the history of the franchise in comics, pointing out that one of the great features in the Prisoners of Time miniseries, and retained in the book, is the various retrospectives on the Doctor Who comics.  If you’re a fan of the television series, or just a lover of good science fiction stories, this nice hardbound edition is for you.

Next, Gene and Derek turn their attention to Renaud Dillies’s Betty Blues (NBM). This graphic album just recently came out from NBM’s ComicsLit imprint, although it was originally published in French in 2003…and was the winner of the Angoulême Comics Festival Prize for First Comic Book in 2004. Since then, Dillies has written Bubbles BettyBlueand Gondola and Abelard, both also translated and published through NBM, but now his first book is available to English readers in the U.S. The guys remark on the beauty of Dillies’s art and the sophistication of his story. While it might appear at first glance that this is a book for young readers — with its funny animals, rounded drawings, large panels, and colorful pages — this narrative is anything but juvenile. In fact, Betty Blues is a somber and ambiguous work that delves into mature themes and resists simple resolutions.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #122: The 21 Geekiest Things of 2012… Excluding The Avengers Movie

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Do you like year end “Best of” shows? Good, cause here’s another one. This episode, we pick the 21 geekiest things of 2012… excluding the Avengers movie. Sorta.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #110: Doctor Who “The Angels Take Manhattan” Review

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This week, we take a break from the comics and review “The Angels Take Manhattan”, Doctor Who’s farewell to Amy and Rory. We have one guy who’s #KindaNewToWho, one who #HatesWho and the other who’s #GettingRealTiredOfWho. Listen in!

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Comic News Insider Episode 432 – Doctor Who in NYC w/ Matt Smith and Karen Gillan!

Comic News Insider: Episode 432 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spike #1, Galaxy Man #1, Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #1, True Blood finale

Jimmy is joined in studio by famed vloggers/comedians/life coaches/newly engaged couple Michelle Vargas and Justin Akin! They chat about the Doctor Who screening and interviews they attended last week.  Well, Jimmy did the interviews with stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan along with executive producer Caroline Skinner which you’ll hear throughout this episode. Michelle attended the screening of the first episode (airing this Saturday on BBC America). Fret not. NO SPOILERS.  News includes: Superman and Wonder Woman get it on, new Justice League of America comic book coming, Rob Liefeld quits DC/goes on Twitter rant about it and a new Star Wars animated TV series called Detours is coming from the makers of Robot Chicken. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Geeky Talky – Episode 105

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In this special episode, I’m joined once again by Sarah Jane Smith for more Doctor Who discussion. We talk about the 2011 Christmas special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe followed by news and rumors for the upcoming 2012 season. Spoilers!