Comic News Insider Episode 526 – We Killed Shakespeare!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 526 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Fantastic Four Vol 5 #1, One-Hit Wonder #1, Revenge #1, Kill Shakespeare Live, Hannibal

Jimmy is joined in studio by playwright extraordinaire Qui Nguyen (Vampire Cowboys Theatre Co.). They chat about the nerd wins at the Oscars, watching mutual pal Maureen Sebastian on Revolution, and the ridiculous witchhunt by a small minority to remove Jonathan Ross from hosting The Hugo Awards. News includes: Marvel to shoot Netflix series in New York, Archie Comics announces Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa as Chief Creative Officer/hires Lena Dunham to write an Archie arc/Afterlife With Archie may be a movie, Arkham Knight will conclude Batman Arkham video game series, SyFy cancels Being Human and picks up Metal Hurlant ChroniclesRocket Raccoon goes solo, and Steve Rude is back on Superman. As always, Listener Feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 497 – Evil CNI

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Comic News Insider: Episode 497 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Danger Girl: The Chase #1, Forever Evil #1, Batman #23.1, Batman and Robin #23.1, Detective Comics #23.1, The Dark Knight #23.1, Justice League #23.1, Justice League of America #7.1, Superman #23.1, The Star Wars #1, X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1

Jimmy is joined in the new studio by recent co-host Taylor Katz and his roomie Malcolm Branch. Both are experienced nerds, so fret not! They chat about the Robocop trailer and the whether or not they’ll be getting the new iPhone. (See? Nerdy!). News includes: creative team leaves Batwoman title, Marvel announces All-New Marvel Now line, Fantagraphics will release Don Rosa collection, Harley Quinn wants you, Brooklyn Defender to help your liver enjoy NYCC, Ming Doyle to draw second arc of Quantum and Woody, Teen Titans Go! will be a new digital comic, Royal Canadian Mint producers special Superman 75th anniversary coins and more! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 459 – State of the Podcast

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Comic News Insider: Episode 459 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Comics: Dia De Los Muertos #1, Fairy Quest #1, Fearless Defenders #1, Legend Of The Shadow Clan #1, Snapshot #1, Son Of Merlin #1 

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Jimmy is joined in studio by good old pal Emily Edwards. They discuss the Entertainment Weekly possible Star Trek slip up about “Khan”,  are thankful that it’s not PAUL Pope resigning, the scrapping of the Justice League of America movie script, Matt Damon on Let’s Talk About Something More Interesting with Live Prude Girls and more. News includes: Geoff Johns steps down from writing Green Lantern, Don Rosa explains why he’s leaving comics, Civil Rights legend Rep. John Lewis to pen graphic novel, The Luna Bros. The Sword comes to film, Star Wars spin-offs coming to a galaxy near you, Venture Bros. returns, Superman the musical returns for a brief time and zombies just may become a reality. Thanks science! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 337 – Heroes Con Iconography Panel w/ Darwyn Cooke, Ed McGuinness, Don Rosa, Tim Sale

Comic News Insider: Episode 337 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Yet even more Heroes Con love! Jimmy moderated a great panel at Heroes Con called TAKING ON THE PROPERTY: ICONOGRAPHY with comic book titans Darwyn Cooke (The Spirit, DC’s New Frontier, Parker), Ed McGuinness (Deadpool, Superman/Batman), Don Rosa (Scrooge McDuck) and Tim Sale (Batman, Hulk, Spider-Man). Here is the whole panel in it’s entirety. The idea of the panel was how they took an established character and put their own stamp on it. Some great things were discussed by these amazing cartoonists. Thanks again to pal Mike Cho for hanging out to intro/outro this episode. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 336 – Heroes Con Special w/ Don Rosa, Chris Schweizer, Van Jensen, Charles Soule

Comic News Insider: Episode 336 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

More Heroes Con love! Jimmy got so many great interviews at the show so we had to put out some specials! Mike Cho stays on to co-host and introduce interviews with Don Rosa (Scrooge McDuck), Chris Schweizer (Crogan Adventures), Van Jensen (Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer) and Charles Soule (27). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Come back on Saturday to hear the panel that Jimmy moderated called Taking on the Property: Iconography with Darwyn Cooke, Ed McGuinness, Don Rosa, and Tim Sale!

 

Comic News Insider Episode 334 – BookExpo America w/ Jeremy Atkins (Dark Horse Comics), Michael Molcher/Keith Richardson (2000AD) and Grace Reviews X-Men: First Class!

Comic News Insider: Episode 334 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Comeback Kings #1, Hack Slash Eva Monsters Ball #1, Tattered Man One Shot

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Kevin Conn (Unemployed Skeletor/Lava-Roid) sits in the guest co-host chair! Jimmy was at BookExpo America last week and got a couple of interviews with Michael Molcher/Keith Richardson (2000Ad) and Jeremy Atkins (Dark Horse Comics).

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Grace Helbig returns to give a non-spoilery review of X-Men: First Class. (Thank, Gracie!)

The boys talk about Green Lantern #60, the Old Spice Guy does Luke Cage and just what were those X’s in the sky all about? Jimmy also got a press pack containing the first 3 episodes of the upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day series and he gives a non-spoilery type chat about it. Guess what? It rocks! (Thanks, Starz!) News includes: DC to reboot entire comics line, Steve Rogers returns as Captain America, Chinese prisoners forced to play WOW, Orlando Bloom confirmed for The Hobbit film, and Fox releases an X-Men: First Class iPad app. And is Lego-Lass a new Legionairre?!! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy will be attending Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina. June 3-5. It’s one of the best purely comic book based conventions around and always a favorite of ours here at Comic News Insider. Once again, CNI will have a table so please come by to say Hi! Jimmy will be doing interviews galore as per usual at the table.  CNI and other podcasters like Comic Geek Speak will be located at the front entrance next to the info booth! Meanwhile, click on the link above to check out the impressive guest list that is at Heroes Con this year!

And…Jimmy is moderating 3 panels!

  1. Everything ARCHIE – All Ages Celebration continues as we bring together Paul Kaminski, Jon Gray, Ian Flynn and Jim Amash to discuss the creative process from the folks who bring us all things Riverdale as well as all things SONIC! FRIDAY, 2:30 p.m. Room 206.
  2. Taking on the Property: ICONOGRAPHY– Reshaping an ICON– Bringing your own stamp, but still staying true: Tim Sale (Batman) Ed McGuiness (Superman) Darwyn Cooke (Spirit and New Frontier) Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge). SATURDAY, 4:30 p.m. Room 207BCD.
  3. Web Comics: Group Efforts – Meet the Small Press groups who have developed their own multi-strip brand Curt Franklin, Chris Haley, Mike Maihack, Kevin Church, Benjamin Birdie and TJ Kirsch, talk about creativity in the Small Press World. SUNDAY, 11:30 a.m. Room 206.