Comic News Insider Episode 877 – SDCC: Bobcat Goldthwait/Lights!

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Jimmy attended the press room for TruTV’s new show Misfiits & Monsters only to find that show creator Bobcat Goldthwait was doing the press by himself! Bobcat talked about the creation of the show and what inspired him. He also dropped random amazing bits like that he’s been working on a musical with Ray Davies of The Kinks! Jimmy also did a great 1:1 with the multi-talented singer/songwriter/cartoonist Lights. You may remember he also interviewed her last year and what a year it has been for her! She is always delightful and awesome! No regular format show over the next few weeks. Just the awesome and massive SDCC coverage!! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 863 – CNI Sizzler!

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Reviews: Charlies Angels #1, Modern Fantasy #1, Multiple Man #1, Luke Cage s2

It’s a sizzling heatwave in NYC so everyone is staying home in their air conditioning. Jimmy gets friends Marta, Erica, Ashley and Emmy to send in their audio reviews. And frequent co-host Emily serves as news reader. Thanks to all! News includes: DC Universe will be a subscription streaming service that will include original content, A Halo TV series has gotten a 10 episode order at Showtime, CBS is releasing an official Star Trek-branded straight bourbon 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 846 – Training For TCAF!

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Reviews: Avengers Vol 7 #1, Coda #1, DC Nation #0, Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 

TCAF is approaching and Jimmy is madly prepping for it. Due to that, he has to fly solo but recruits friends to send in some audio reviews. Thanks to Amy aka The Frog Queen, Ashley Lanni, Erica Schultz and Rachael Smith. News includes: Gina Gagliano will serve as Publishing Director for the new Random House Graphic, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special will have an all-female creative team including Babs Tarr/Tula Lotay/Leah Moore/Emma Vieceli/ Alex De Campi/etc,  Bill & Ted 3 is happening 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 836 – Call the Kwong!

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Reviews: Encounter #1, Eternity Girl #1, New Mutants: Dead Souls #1, Vampironica #1

By popular demand, Emmy Potter comes back 2 weeks in a row to co-host! She and Jimmy chat about that little Avengers: Infinity War trailer & the facial hair that lies within. News includes: Ava DuVernay is directing a New Gods film, Dark Horse Comics is publishing 2 Incredibles 2 comics. DC Comics will publish a bi-weekly Justice League comic starting in June 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 263: Reviews of Now #2, The Strumpet #5, and Barbarella # 1 & #2

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:32 – Introduction
  • 00:03:00 – Catching up with flu-ridden Gene
  • 00:04:21 – Now #2
  • 00:44:07 – The Strumpet #5
  • 01:11:49 – Barbarella #1 & #2
  • 01:26:56 – Wrap up
  • 01:27:55 – Contact us

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Anthologies, Origins, and Rebirths

This week Gene and Derek discuss three recent titles, two of which are anthologies and one a blast from the past. They begin with the second issue of Fantagraphics’ Now, edited by Eric Reynolds. As the guys mention, this one is comprised of various comics that run the gamut of art and narrative styles. While some of the contributions are more “traditional” in their storytelling presentation — such as the pieces by Susan Jonaitis and Graham Chaffee, Ariel López V., Dash Shaw, and Joseph Remnant — others challenge our understanding of the medium. Short works by Fabio Zimbres, Conxita Herrero, and James Turek are just some of the stories in this issue that experiment with how comics mediate narrative.

Next, the guys turn to another anthology, The Strumpet #5. Edited by Ellen Lindner and Glynnis Fawkes, this collection was successfully Kickstarted last year, and the theme of this volume is origins. As Gene and Derek point out, this understanding of “origins” is rather broad, with some of the contributions focusing on origins of identity, origins of awareness, origins of memories, origins of myths, origins of tyrants (Donald Trump, anyone?), origins of sexuality, and origins via birth. This is a transatlantic anthology, with creators from both North America and the UK providing a diversity of story and style. Gene had been familiar with some previous issues of The Strumpet, but this was Derek’s first exposure to the anthology. And he is sorry he hadn’t discovered it earlier.

The Two Guys with PhDs wrap up by looking at a new series from Dynamite Entertainment that brings back a classic, and controversial, figure from the 1960s. Barbarella is Mike Carey and Kenan Yarar’s contemporary take on Jean-Claude Forest’s legendary protagonist. The cheesecakey emphasis and the eroticism is definitely a part of this title, but Carey gives the space-traveling Barbarella more agency, making her more heroic, and less of a passive vessel, than Forest’s original incarnation. The guys discuss the first two issues of the series, the second of which was just recently released, and both Derek and Gene are hooked.

Comic News Insider Episode 825 – The Best of 2017!

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Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) returns to join Jimmy in the annual “Best of 2017” podcast! While there were many amazing comic books, TV shows, films and more…these are the best picks that THEY happen to read/watch. They probably missed some of your favorites but hope you check out what they really enjoyed in 2017. I mean, just check out that picture above. They covered A LOT! They’re definitely more loquacious than laconic so buckle up for a long ride! So many great creators in comics this year and quite a few got multiple kudos throughout the podcast. Thanks to Penelope Bagieu, Emil Ferris, Tillie Walden, Tom King, Greg Pak, Sina Grace and many others for bringing us such amazing work last year. Looking forward to all of your future projects! Drop us a line and let us know what some of your favorites were so we can check them out. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 821 – Crisis on Earth CNI!

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Reviews: Batman Vol 3 Annual #2, John Wick #1, Justice League of America Vol 5 Annual #1, Star Trek Discovery #1, Agents of SHIELD s5 premiere, Crisis on Earth-X (CW crossover w/ Arrow/Supergirl/The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow)

Jon Hoche returns to co-host! He and Jimmy talk about that awesome Batman Ninja trailer and Jimmy is planning the big birthday this weekend. News includes: DC is releasing a new line of comics this January, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are leaving American Gods ahead of season 2, the live-action The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming to Netflix 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 783 – SDCC Bound!

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Reviews: Dark Days: The Casting #1, Spider-Men II #1, Game of Thrones S7 premiere

Jon Hoche joins Jimmy in the co-host chair again this week! Jimmy is losing his mind over all the San Diego Comic Con preparation! But he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’ll be there all week so follow him on Instagram and Twitter to see pictures and hear about the big show. News includes: Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor in Doctor Who, lots of D23 news including an immersive Star Wars hotel and the live-action Aladdin film has found its cast,  new Hellboy comics,  Berger Books will release 4 new books next year, Mike Carey is bringing back Barbarella to comics via Dynamite Entertainment, 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 782 – The Not Ready for SDCC Players!

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Reviews: Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #1, Diablo House #1, Green Hornet 66 Meets The Spirit #1, Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jon Hoche joins Jimmy in the co-host chair again this week! Jimmy is madly prepping for San Diego Comic Con and has so much to do! News includes: Harley/Ivy will meet Betty/Veronica, Frank Miller is doing a 300 prequel, Marvel’s New Warriors is cast with Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, The Umbrella Academy live action series is coming to Netflix, Titan Comics is publishing an illustrated adaptation of The Beatles’ animated film Yellow Submarine, Michael Jackson’s Halloween will be an hour long animated special  this October on CBS, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic Book Central – Episode #178: Steven de Souza

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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 773 – Book Expo America Adventures!

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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 772 – Lost in the Speed Force!

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Reviews: The Archies One Shot, I Am Groot #1, Samaritan Veritas #1, Archer S8 finale, Arrow S5 finale, The Flash S3 finale, Lucifer S2 finale

Jon Hoche returns after a week away to the rotating co-host chair! Jimmy talks about a possible 1:1 interview with a Gotham star or 2. News includes: DC Comics will do some Metal midnight launches, Battle Angel Alita is now on Comixology, Dynamite Entertainment is publishing new Turok and Sheena comics, Neil Gaiman will read The Cheesecake Factory menu if $500k is raised for charity, an Animaniacs reboot may be in development 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 763 – CNI Decoded!

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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 760 – More American Gods w/ Neil Gaiman!

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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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