Comic News Insider Episode 890 – NYCC Prep w/ Rachael Smith/Thought Bubble w/ Katie West!

Comic News Insider: Episode 890 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Heroes In Crisis #1, Man-Eaters #1, Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #310, Fear the Walking Dead s4 finale, Wynonna Earp s3 finale

Jimmy is joined in studio by one of his favorite cartoonists, Rachael Smith! She’s here for NYCC so he puts her to work co-hosting the podcast. They chat about what she’s got going on at NYCC and Jimmy’s massive interview schedule. And, you’ll hear another Thought Bubble interview with writer Katie West (Becoming Dangerous/Split)! News includes: Humanoids Publishing  hires John Cassaday as new CCO and Mark Waid as new Director of Creative Development, the BPRD comics will conclude soon, Netflix announces 3 new sci-fi 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 873 – SDCC: Fear the Walking Dead w/ Alycia Debnam Carey/Lennie James/Jenna Elfman/Garrett Dillahunt/Maggie Grace/Colman Domingo/Danay Garcia & more!

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Jimmy attended the press conference for Fear the Walking Dead. Attending were stars Alycia Debnam Carey, Colman Domingo, Lennie James, Jenna Elfman, Garrett Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Danay Garcia and producers Scott M. Gimple, Andrew Chambliss, Ian Goldberg, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero! How are the new cast members adjusting? How does the deaths in the recent episodes affect the cast? What’s up with that zombie storm coming? Tune in to find out! Also, Jimmy got to chat with some of them afterwards. Jenna Elfman was moved by his compliments of her character growth and gave him a big ol’ hug. We’re not sure if he has washed his shoulders since. 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 866 – SDCC: Recap w/ Pia Guerra/Tillie Walden!

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Jimmy is in LA recovering from the madness of San Diego Comic Con! Boy howdy did he get a lot of coverage. Some amazing 1:1s and awesome press rooms. And he was even on one of the awesome 2000AD panels! Over the next few weeks, you will hear his coverage for Adventure Time, Better Call Saul, Misfits and Monsters, Cloak & Dagger, DC Superhero Girls, Doctor Who, Fear the Walking Dead, Lego DC Super Villains, Preacher, Riverdale, The Walking Dead, Wynonna Earp, and Young Justice: Outsiders. You’ll also get some great 1:1s with Lights, Dr. Andrea Letamendi, Felicia D. Henderson, Mairghread Scott, Michael Molcher, Shannon Wheeler, Sandeep Parikh and maybe a few other surprises! In THIS episode, you’ll hear his 1:1s with Eisner award winners Pia Guerra (Me the People, Y: The Last Man) and Tillie Walden (Spinning). Also, Jimmy gets his fortune told by The Seer from History Channel’s Vikings! 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 865 – The Trek to San Diego Comic Con!

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Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #1, Farmhand #1, Incredibles 2 #1, Superman Vol 6 #1, X-23 #1, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters 

Jimmy leaves early Wednesday for San Diego Comic Con and is still madly organizing his schedule. Many thanks to pals Emily, Marta, Emmy, Jon and Heidi that sent in audio reviews. And big ups to old childhood friend Jessica for being this week’s newsreader. News includes: HBO picks up Joss Whedon’s sci-fi series The Nevers, Dark Horse Comics announced the release of three new titles in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy universe, DC Comics announced it’s next group of crossovers w/ Hanna-Barbera characters 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 856 – Hankering For Heroes Con!

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Reviews: Dazzler X Song #1, Immortal Hulk #1, Justice League #1, Cloak and Dagger s1 premiere, Humans s3 premiere

Emily Edwards returns to co-host once again and even tries to take over as the main host! Does she succeed in ousting Jimmy? Listen in to find out! Jimmy chats about his upcoming trip to Heroes Con this weekend. He’ll be moderating 3 panels (info below) and has tons of interviews lined up. He also talks about that Fear the Walking Dead mid-season finale. Damn! They are stepping their game up! News includes: Geoff Johns steps down from executive role at DC to get back to creating w/ formation of Mad Ghost Productions, MTV is developing a live-action Aeon Flux TV series, DC Comics relaunches/rebrands Vertigo and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Here are the 3 panels that Jimmy will be moderating at Heroes Con this weekend. Swing on by!

FRIDAY
5:30 pm
Room 203A
INSPIRATIONS
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) moderates a motivational panel on what inspires cartoonists. Come see and hear MONICA GALLAGHER (Assassin Roommate, Ghost Friends Forever), TINI HOWARD (Assassinistas, Rick and Morty, Hack/Slash), MEGAN LEVENS (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Star Trek: Boldly Go), and KATIE SKELLY (My Pretty Vampire, Nurse Nurse) 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!
Saturday
11:30 AM
Room 208B
1:1 With Jim Steranko!
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits down with the legendary JIM STERANKO for a fun and frank 1:1. They will discuss Steranko’s groundbreaking comics, working with other legends, film work, magic, influences, fandom and more! Come hear about the fascinating life of one of the most enigmatic people in comics! This will be a scintillating session, indeed!
Sunday
12:00pm
Room 209
BEHIND THE COVER:  A LOOK AT THE CREATIVE PROCESS WITH EISNER WINNER COVER ARTIST FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA. 
Join Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) and Eisner winning artist Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, Afterlife With Archie) for a fun hour of illustration and chat! Francavilla will design a cover based on YOUR suggestions! Have you ever wondered how many of your favorite cover artists come up with their designs? Francavilla will break down that process for you during this entertaining panel!

Comic News Insider Episode 844 – Infinity CNI!

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Reviews: Antar: The Black Knight #1, Hunt For Wolverine #1, Archer s9 premiere, Avengers: Infinity War

In honor of the 5th anniversary of her first appearance, podcast wife Erica Schultz returns to co-host! She and Jimmy chat about Fear the Walking Dead and the Eisner nominations. Also, Jimmy sat down with friend Penelope Bagieu last week and talks about the special interview episode coming out later this week. Plus, Jimmy will be attending TCAF next weekend. News includes: the new animated series Star Wars: Resistance is under production, 3 iconic DC Comics storylines are getting novelized, Fleer Ultra X-men trading cards are making a comeback 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 841 – Panda Expressers!

Comic News Insider: Episode 841 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Crude #1, Domino Vol 3 #1, Exiles Vol 5 #1, Robocop Citizens Arrest #1, Supermansion #1, Lost In Space, The Walking Dead s8 finale, Fear the Walking Dead s4 premiere

2 co-hosts this week! Jon Hoche returns and we welcome his good friend/recent Off-Broadway co-star Olivia Oguma! They chat about the upcoming Riverdale musical, Mike Mignola at MoCCA, Producer Joe covered DINK! and Jimmy checked out the Big Apple Con. News includes: Cathy Yan will direct the Harley Quinn film, Deadpool pop-up bars will appear in NYC & LA, Steven Spielberg is producing a Blackhawks film 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 838 – Ready For MoCCA!

Comic News Insider: Episode 838 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Adventure Time BMO Bonanza #1, Crow Memento Mori #1, Cyberforce Vol 5 #1, Goosebumps: Download and Die! #1, Shadowman Vol 5 #1 

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair once again. Jimmy attending MoCCA Festival this weekend and talks about what he hopes to cover. News includes: The Fantastic Four are returning to Marvel Comics, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill are retiring after their next LOEG comic series, Z2 Comics is publishing a comic based on the Japanese band BabyMetal 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 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 820 – Runaway with CNI!

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Reviews: Betty & Veronica Vixens #1, Doctor Radar #1, Doomsday Clock #1, Big Hero Six animated series, Runaways, Teen Titans Go! 200th episode

Jimmy had to fly solo in this episode so he reached out to some of his CNI crew/friends to get some quick audio reviews. Big ups to Producer Joe, Marta, Heidi and Tony! News includes: Lennie James will crossover from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead, the contracts for the cinematic Avengers is ending soon, a live Daphne and Velma movie is coming 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 819 – Justice League Insider!

Comic News Insider: Episode 819 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Fence #1, Minky Woodcock: Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1, Ninja-K #1, The Punisher, Justice League

Emily Edwards returns to co-host after a short absence and also joining Jimmy is good friend Shelby Olafson! 2 co-hosts for the price of 1! Jimmy attended Anime NYC and talks about what he saw and some people with whom he chatted. News includes: CB Cebuslki is the new Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief, Mark Millar is bringing out new Kick-Ass and Hit Girl comics, a new Harley Quinn animated series will stream on DC Comics upcoming digital service 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 815 – Fall TV Review Special!

Comic News Insider: Episode 815 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Arrow S6, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2, Fear the Walking Dead S3 finale, The Flash S4, Inhumans S1, Legends of Tomorrow S3, Lucifer S3, Once Upon A Time S7, The Orville S1, Riverdale S2, The Shannara Chronicles S2, Star Wars Rebels S4, Stranger Things S2, Supergirl S3, The Walking Dead S7, Carmilla: The Movie

Now that almost all of the massive NYCC coverage is done, Jimmy thought he’d give you some of his quick thoughts on a bunch of fall TV! And he threw in a movie as well. Nothing too rambling and long but some rapid reviews on current seasons of the above mentioned shows. Some are a couple of episodes in and some are even more so. And of course, he binged one in particular. Check out what he’s got to say and let him know what you think! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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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 682 – Raising the Batt Signal!

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Reviews: Black Panther Vol 6 #1, Empress #1, The Fix #1, Grizzly Shark #1, Fear the Walking Dead

Jimmy is joined in studio by good pal/animator Jim Batt. They discuss his awesome Kickstarter project with Neil Gaiman. They also chat about the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer as well as the new Suicide Squad one. Jimmy talks about a couple of deaths on big TV shows last week but stays mostly spoiler-free. News includes: Gerard Way gets new comic imprint at DC called Young Animal, Image Expo announces a slew of new comic projects, Dark Horse is bringing Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens, Image announces Creators for Creators initiative, Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson’s The Boys is becoming a live action show on Cinemax, Freeform is developing a Cloak and Dagger series, Archie is publishing a new Betty and Veronica series along with a new Kevin Keller series, and Animaniacs is finally on Netflix! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 644 – NYCC Approaches!

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Reviews: Jem and the Holograms: Outrageous Annual, The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat #1, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD S3 premiere, Rick and Morty S2 finale, Sleepy Hollow S3 premiere, Fear the Walking Dead season 1 finale, Flight 462 online premiere, The Walking Dead S6 premiere (non-spoilery)

After a last minute cancellation, Jimmy gets returning champion Emmy Potter to well…return and co-host! NYCC madness is in full effect and Jimmy chats about his planned coverage. You’ll also hear about how The Penguin and Jimmy shared some soap. And, of course, they have to talk about Doctor Who! News includes: Doctor Who gets a YA spin-off called Class, old Daredevil team reunites for new Black Widow comic, Marvel’s Damage Control comic is being adapted for TV, Seth Grahame-Smith to direct The Flash movie, Taika Waititi to direct Thor: Ragnarok and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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