Comic News Insider Episode 805 – NYCC Recap! Ben Templesmith/Alex Segura/Frank Tieri/Dan Parent/Jen Vaughn/Lauren Wilson!

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Jimmy went to New York Comic Con and boy are his arms tired! He covered a bunch of press rooms and got a great amount of 1:1 interviews with some awesome cartoonists/writers/artists. No reviews or news in this episode as we wanted to bring you a bunch of the interviews. Here, you’ll hear Jimmy chat with Ben Templesmith (Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse), Alex Segura (The Archies), Frank Tieri (Jughead: The Hunger), Dan Parent (Your Pal Archie), Jen Vaughn (Deadwater) and Lauren Wilson (The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide). Check out their work. You will not be disappointed. I wouldn’t have talked to them otherwise! Come back later this week for more 1:1s and the Gotham press room. Then next week, even more press rooms from The Tick, Agents of SHIELD, The Walking Dead, The Shannara Chronicles, Carmilla, SuperMansion and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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

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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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Comic News Insider Episode 776 – Heroes Con: Spotlight on Ben Templesmith!

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Jimmy did a one on one spotlight panel with cartoonist/old roommate/good pal Ben Templesmith down at Heroes Con! They chat about his old work, new work, working in both mainstream and independently, roommate adventures, state of the industry and more. They also argue like an old married couple which is hilarious and entertaining! Well, they think so. But seriously, hear Ben talk about his artistic process and how he discovered his unique style. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 775 – Heroes Conning with Kelly Sue DeConnick/Kata Kane/Melody Often/Yoshi Yoshitani!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 775 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Dark Days The Forge #1, The Defenders #1, Legion Of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1, Martian Manhunter/Marvin The Martian Special #1, Blood Drive 

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy was at Heroes Con over the weekend and all he brought back for her was a lousy recap! But you get to hear it too. He moderated 3 panels and got about 14 interviews. Some of which you’ll hear here! He got to chat with Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kata Kane, Melody Often and Yoshi Yoshitani. News includes: The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan gets the hardcover treatment, seven evil Batmen are coming, Kingsman is returning to comics, Ben Templesmith is bringing back Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, 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 774 – Holding Out For A Heroes…Con!

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

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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 654 – Sleepcasting!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 654 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Art Ops #1, Black Magick #1, Cyrus Perkins And The Haunted Taxi Cab #1, The Returned S2 premiere

Emily Edwards returns to co-host in a way too early recording session with a sleepy Jimmy. They chat about Halloween, costumes, and the Preacher trailer. News includes Ben Templesmith launches new sci-fi webcomic called Blackholers, Rupert Grint to star in comic book drama for NBC, Neil Gaiman gets his own anthology TV series, William Shatner is giving the digital comic treatment to his prose novels Man O’ War, a new Star Trek series is coming in 2017, a new Star Wars documentary showcases extras 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 571 – NYCC w/ DMC/Ben Templesmith/Brian Pulido/Babs Tarr & Cameron Stewart!

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Reviews: Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1, Batgirl #35, Sabrina Vol 3 #1, The Flash, Arrow, The Walking Dead

Jimmy recruits Producer Joe to sit in for the big and lengthy New York Comic Con recap. Great interviews included with DMC (Darryl Makes Comics), Ben Templesmith (Gotham By Midnight/The Squidder), Brian Pulido (Lady Death) and Babs Tarr/Cameron Stewart (Batgirl)! The boys share their NYCC stories with all the good, bad and the ugly. (Mostly good!). News bits include: Archie will meet Predator, Marvel will bring back Secret Wars and tease an Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies, also new Ant-ManHawkeye and Spider-Gwen series coming, Captain America 3 will follow Civil War storyline from comics, Lego Batman movie starring Will Arnett coming in 2017, 2 new Vertigo books are on the way, ReedPop announces Paris Comic Con, Ghostbusters 3 will reboot with an all female cast and so much more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 559 – Even More SDCC w/ Orphan Black (Tatiana Maslany/Jordan Gavaris/Maria Doyle Kennedy/Ari Millen/Dylan Bruce/Kristian Bruun/Graeme Manson/John Fawcett) and Gene Luen Yang!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 559 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Genius #1, Howtoons (Re)Ignition #1, Usagi Yojimbo Senso #1

Jimmy planned on having the podcast wife Erica on to co-host but due to a work commitment (on his part) he had to go solo. Next week there shall be a co-host! He discusses the demise of The Podcast Arena at New York Comic Con this year and mourns/gives tribute to one of his idols Robin Williams. Jimmy sat in the roundtables for the hit BBC America show Orphan Black and chatted with stars and producers Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ari Millen, Dylan Bruce, Kristian Bruun, Graeme Manson, and John Fawcet. The roundtables were brief as they had to rush off to their panel but we got some good questions in. Apologies for the annoying/unprofessional reporter from HGTV whom manipulated the tables with her inane questions and often interrupted talent to chat with them. Besides that, and while brief, we still managed to get some exciting news about the upcoming season! Jimmy also chatted with amazing cartoonist Gene Luen Yang about his new graphic novel The Shadow Hero and some of his awesome past comic work. News includes: a new Batman comic called Gotham by Midnight coming from Ray Fawkes/Ben Templesmith, Disney theme parks will add more Star Wars and Kyle Maclachlan joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 552 – SDCC Bound!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 552 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1, Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International San Diego #1, Life With Archie #36, Squidder #1, Snowpiercer

Producer Joe joins Jimmy before he heads off to San Diego Comic Con! They chat about what Jimmy will be covering in the show and the madness that will ensue all week. News includes: Thor will be female, Sam Wilson aka Falcon will be Captain America, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Powers and The Flash TV shows get casting, Duane “The Rock” Johnson may have let slip that he’s playing Shazam, Dynamite gets The Spirit, Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong heading to big screen, Archie’s Dark Circle Comics annunces first titles, Geoff Johns confirms that the DC film and TV universes will remains separate, and the Harvey Awards nominations are out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 545 – Heroes Con w/ Ben Templesmith/Stephane Roux/Emi Lenox/Michael Cho/Amy Chu/Matthew Smith!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 545 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doodle Jump #1, Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever Original Teleplay #1, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time #1, The Wicked & The Divine #1

Jimmy snuck down to his hometown Jacksonville, FL post-Heroes Con with pal Ashley Lanni whom had to deal with his road trip confessions. They are joined by old pal Ted to record the Heroes Con recap with interviews galore! Jimmy sat down at Heroes with Ben Templesmith (The Squidder), Stephane Roux (Harley Quinn), Emi Lenox (EmiTown), Michael Cho (Shoplifter), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out) and Matthew Smith (Bee Sting). Ashley and Jimmy give their recaps of the most amazing comic convention Heroes Con and encourage all to attend. No news this week so we could fit in more interview goodness. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 533 – Un-Ironically Enthusiastic with Dana Aber!

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Reviews: Solar Man of the Atom Vol 2 #1, Star Mage #1, Orphan Black S2:E1, The Real History of Science Fiction

Big Thunder Productions’ Dana Aber joins her pal Jimmy in studio to chat about her upcoming nerdy musical theater production called Un-Ironically Enthusiastic (Nerds on Parade). In tribute, Jimmy sings a little ditty for her. Apologies to you all especially to My Chemical Romance. News includes: DC’s 3rd weekly comic announced, Warren Ellis to revamp Dynamite heroes, Dark Horse to publish Venture Bros. art book, autistic teen starts comic book vending machine business, Templesmith’s Wormwood gets animated, Fox and Sony team up in Amazing Spider-Man 2 stinger, and man sues ex over Snoopy plush doll. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 502: NYCC Recap with Ben Templesmith/Kelly Sue DeConnick/John Layman/Emma Vieceli and more!

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Reviews: Afterlife with Archie #1

New York Comic Con is over and it’s time for the big CNI recap! Jimmy is joined in studio by Emma Vieceli and they chat about the good and bad, the mood and the sad, and the food and the…uh…glad! Jimmy got SO many interviews over the weekend and you’re going to hear quite a few in this episode from the likes of Ben Templesmith (Tome), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), John Layman (Detective Comics), Vito Delsante (Eternal Kick), David Bass (WildStarMMORPG), Jay Nolte (The Zombie Office), Adam Withers/Comfort Love (Rainbow in the Dark), and Shawn Curran/George Sanders. News includes: DC Comics is bringing back Tiny Titans and Stephanie Brown, Marvel Comics is bringing back Miracle Man and launching a new Silver Surfer series, Priest and Bright are returning to Quantum and Woody, Archie Comics announces Farewell Betty and Veronica series, and Darwyn Cooke will illustrate some prose Parker novels. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Riddick Review, The Australian Election and Michael Shannon to play both Elvis Presley AND Richard Nixon

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NSFW!!!!

 

We may sound funny to us, but we (hopefully) sound ok to you. Let’s get it on!

 

G Money thought Robbie Williams and Robin Williams were the same person for years.

We try to explain what happened with the Australian elections and what it might mean for us and the country

 

UFP Crew Questions!

–          It’s official, Iron Man 3 is terrible

–          New 52 Vs Marvel Now

–          Best/favourite Directors

–          Explaining the Australian elections via nerd/pop culture references

–          Yeast infections

–          Crabs

–          Thor 2 posters

–          Web shows we watch

–          Female superhero movies

 

You get to hear what we talk about over the break! It’s our reaction to the new Lobo.

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Movie Review: Riddick

 

NERD NEWS! (@ 1 hour 29 mins)

–          JH Williams walks off Batwoman

–          CP Smith replaces Ben Templesmith on Ten Grand

–          All new Invaders by James Robinson and Steve Pugh

–          Harley Quinn Zero issue art contest

–          Casting news for Amazing Spiderman 2 and 3

–          Mortal Instruments future uncertain (GOOD!)

–          Michael Shannon to play Elvis Presley

–          iPhone 5S released and no-one cares!

–          Diablo 3 for PS3/Xbox360

–          How much it would cost to make Dr Wily’s castle from Mega Man 2

Comic reviews

–          Infinity #2

–          Forever Evil

–          Battle of the Atom

Comic News Insider Episode 477 – Heroes Con Recap w/ Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Ryan Black (Tension)

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Comic News Insider: Episode 477 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 is joined in studio by his podcast wife Erica Schultz! (Thanks to her real hubby AJ for the baked goods again). They both just got back from Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC and are here to give you the rundown of all the nerdy goodness. No reviews but some great interviews with Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle) and Ryan Black (Tension). Plus a big Heroes Con recap. They also chat about the rumored character that Karen Gillan will be playing in the Guardians of the Galaxy film and give kudos to some Critics’ Choice awards winners like Tatiana Maslany (Best Drama Actress for Orphan Black). News includes: Marvel makes Mighty Avengerswith Al Ewing and Greg Land,  a live action Archie movie is on the way along with an Afterlife With Archie comic series, DC Comics brings back Batman: Black and White, and you too can smell like Stan Lee. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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