Comic News Insider Episode 857 – Heroes Con Recap w/ Monica Gallagher/Babs Tarr!

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Reviews: Magic Order #1, Plastic Man Vol. 5 #1, Thor Vol. 5 #1, Archer s9 finale, Legion s2 finale, Supergirl s3 finale

Jimmy is back from Heroes Con and all you get is this dumb podcast! He got about 10 interviews and moderated 3 panels. You’ll hear those interviews over the next 2 weeks as well as 2 of the panels. In this episode, you’ll get interviews with Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate) and Babs Tarr (Motor Crush)! At Heroes, Jimmy sat down with friends Ashley Lanni and Sarah Delaine to review 3 comics this week. He also got friend Megan Fischer to send in an audio review. Thanks to all! News includes: new The Maxx comics are coming from IDW, the Lucifer TV show gets saved by Netflix, Dark Horse will publish a Stranger Things comic mini-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 823 – A Nochebuena Christmas!

Comic News Insider: Episode 823 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archie Christmas Spectacular #1, Christmas Eve #1, DC Holiday Special 2017, Die Kitty Die Christmas Special One Shot, Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special, Gold Digger Christmas Special #9, Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville, The Spirit: Christmas Spirit of 1948, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Jon Hoche returns to co-host and add to the Christmas cheer! The guys talk about keeping up the Christmas spirit and share some of their favorite movies and songs. And since it’s Christmas time, they review a whole slew of Christmas comic books. Jimmy gives a somewhat quick solo review of that little indie film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. News includes: that big Disney/Fox merger, DC Comics will hold a big event in D.C., Action Comics #1000 is pushed back to April 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 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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Come back later this week for more Heroes Con interviews and panel coverage! 

Comics Alternative, Episode 229: Will Eisner Week 2017 – Uses of The Spirit since 2005

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Capturing the Spirit of The Spirit

Every year for Will Eisner Week, always the first seven days in March, the Two Guys with PhDs like to do something special and Eisner-related for the podcast. This year is no different, and for the current episode Andy and Derek have decided to discuss the many uses of The Spirit since Will Eisner’s passing on January 3, 2005. And there are a lot more manifestations of The Spirit than you might think. The guys compare and contrast the various uses of this seminal crimefighter, highlighting those examples that attempt to capture the original tone of The Spirit, that deviate from the original in curious ways, and that cross over into other narrative worlds. The many titles and creators they discuss include:

  • the one-shot Batman/The Spirit, by Joef Loeb and Darwyn Cooke in 2007 (DC Comics)
  • the 32-issue run of The Spirit between 2007 and 2009, by Darwyn Cooke, Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier, and many others (DC Comics)
  • Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales’s 6-issue miniseries First Wave, published between 2010 and 2011 (DC Comics)
  • the concurrent-running The Spirit: First Wave series by Mark Schultz, David Hine, and others, going for 17 issues from 2010-2011 (DC Comics)
  • Mark Waid’s 4-issue miniseries Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction, illustrated by various artists and released in 2013 (IDW Publishing)
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit by Matt Wagner and Dan Schkade, running for 12 issues between 2015 and 2016 (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • the recent first issue of Francesco Francavilla’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • and Joe Staton and Mike Curtis’s current Dick Tracy strip and its team-up with The Spirit (Tribune Company).

There is a lot packed into this episode — you’ll hear plenty about Ebony White, Commissioner and Ellen Dolan, Silk Satin, Mister Carrion, Sand Serif, The Octopus, and, of course, P’Gell — but, thankfully, almost no mention of the disastrous 2008 film. It’s all about the comics.

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Comic News Insider Episode 748 – The SPIRIT of CNI!

Comic News Insider: Episode 748 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1, Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1, The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1, Star Wars: Darth Maul #1, Adventure Time: Islands, Powerless, Steven Universe

Jon Hoche continues his unprecedented run in the rotating  co-host chair! They chat about the new Iron Fist and Stranger Things trailers and Jon is trying to talk Jimmy into making a CNI cookbook. News includes: The Runaways TV show has been cast, Dark Horse Comics will be publishing the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods as periodical comic books, Casper the Friendly Ghost comics are returning, Boom Studios is releasing a Fresh Off the Boat comic on FCBD in May, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announces auditions for 2018 Broadway production 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 695 – Heroes Con w/ Gabriel Ba/Fabio Moon/Francesco Francavilla/Ben Templesmith/Bridgit Connell!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 695 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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 616 – Heroes Con! Francesco Francavilla/Robbi Rodriguez/Angelina (ALB)/Bridgit Connell!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 616 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Black Canary Vol 4 #1, Justice League Of America Vol 4 #1,Prez Vol 2 #1, Robin Son Of Batman #1, Runaways Vol 4 #1, Thors #1, Orphan Black finale, Inside Out

Jimmy’s down in his hometown of Jacksonville post-Heroes Con! As usual, he recruits old pal Ted and Superhero Beach Comic Shop Mgr Ashley Lanni-Hoye. Jimmy and Ashley give their Heroes Con recaps (GREATEST CON ON EARTH). Jimmy got 13 interviews and moderated 2 panels at Heroes Con. You’ll hear 4 of those interviews here! You’ll love the chats with Francesco Francavilla, Robbi Rodriguez, Angelina (ALB) and Bridgit Connell. News includes: Dark Horse Comics comes to Comixology, NBC cancels Hannibal, Kelly Sue DeConnick is leaving Captain Marvel but Tara Butters/Michelle Fazekas are taking it over, Doctor Strange will get a new ongoing series for the first time in 20 years, David Tennant joins the voice cast of the animated film Chew, Image hit comic Southern Bastards gets optioned by FX, Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 563 – SDCC: Spotlight on Francesco Francavilla!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 563 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy moderated his good pal Francesco Francavilla’s spotlight panel at Comic Con. They chatted about his career in comics from creator owned The Black Beetle to mainstream work like Batman, Afterlife With Archie, Captain America and Bucky, Black Panther and more. They also talk about his poster work for Mondo, his Eisner winning cover work, his pop culture obsession and drawings inspired from it, and so much more! Listen in to hear about Francesco’s fantastic life and career in comics! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 562 – Yet Even More SDCC w/ Lucy Knisley & Yomi Ayeni/Corey Brotherson!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 562 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Lady Zorro #1-2, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1, Outlander (on Starz)

Jimmy is joined in studio by podcast wife Erica Schultz! Been too long since the podcast marriage came together and they have lots to chat about. Erica talks about her recent appearance at Boston Comic Con, Jimmy was a guest on friends Brea Grant and Zane Grant’s podcast Mystic Party (Episode 22), and they get excited over the rumored Blu-Ray release of the original unaltered Star Wars trilogy. Producer Joe jumps in to review Outlander with Jimmy as well! It’s the last of our San Diego Comic Con interviews as well and we go out with a bang of comic book goodness. Jimmy chatted with the amazing Lucy Knisley about her new work and had a great convo with awesome UK comic writers/pals Yomi Ayeni and Corey Brotherson about their latest outputs. News includes: Marvel tests the Wal-Mart waters, Valiant brings free comics and a new non-revival comic, Dustin Harbin will draw anyone for $50 and Sony’s Powers TV show casts the leads. Come back this weekend to hear the Francesco Francavilla panel that Jimmy moderated at SDCC! 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 551 – Vampire Cowboys Return!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 551 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Chastity #1, Grayson #1, Spider-Man 2099 #1, Spread #1, Extant, The Strain, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Vampire Cowboys Theater Company returns to CNI! Jimmy heads down to their rehearsal space for their new show Untitled Vampire Cowboys Project and is joined by pals/fellow Asians writer Qui Nguyen and actor Jon Hoche. Both, of course, are very familiar to the CNI audience as they’ve co-hosted many many times in the past.  Be prepared for madness and hilarity! Jimmy and Jon give love to Qui on his Emmy win for Peg+Cat,  they chat about the new Doctor Who trailer, praise Gail Simone on her new Comics Survival Kit Tumblr site and Jimmy’s obsession love passing fancy of YouTube sensation Zoella. News includes: new Batgirl creative team announced, Archie’s superhero line gets rebranded, Dredd illustrated screenplay out this week, Lucy Knisley brings something new, and Lucy Griffiths departs Constantine. Jimmy also gives a little heads up of his upcoming San Diego Comic Con coverage and boy howdy is it as crazy as always! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 547 – Heroes Con: Archie Panel w/ Francesco Francavilla/Paul Kaminski/Alex Segura!

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Jimmy moderated the Archie panel with Afterlife With Archie artist Francesco Francavilla, Paul Kaminski (Executive Director of Editorial) and Alex Segura (SVP Publicity and Marketing) to talk all things Archie Comics from the hit horror series Afterlife With Archie, the upcoming “Death of Archie” in the pages of Life With Archie, the live action Archie movie, video games, Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch, classic Archie stories, crossovers, new characters, Red Circle Comics and much more. They coverA really great and informative discussion. 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 477 – Heroes Con Recap w/ Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Ryan Black (Tension)

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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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Optimus Prime Douche-truck, fat narcissists and Doctor Who: “Thunderingly Racist”

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Oh dear….. It’s quite a pleasant affair here….. HAHA! F*ck that! A HUGE show here. Let’s check it out!

 

Channel ten doesn’t fail to disappoint with shitting on their own points and sh*tting out terrible programs

UFP Crew Questions

–          Justin Beiber becoming the new Chris Brown

–          “What if” scenarios involving Chrissie Swan

–          Comic books that will never be adapted into movie

–          Fave 80s movies

–          Amanda Bynes falling further and further into the deep end

–          “What if” scenario involving Disney buying DC Comics

–          Inkers involved in comics

–          Australian Urban Legends

Haley Morris-Cafiero: Fat narcissist and lonely c*nt

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The Great Gatsby Review – VERY slight spoilers

 

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Christopher Lee’s celebrates his 91st Birthday by releasing a metal album

KILLER GAMMA RAYS!!!!

Trask Industries revealed by Bryan Singer to be included in Days of Future Past

DC’s “Villains Month” updates/follow up titles and inclusion of David Finch

Joss Whedon summons Saoirse Ronan as The Scarlett Witch

Neil Gaiman…. ACTING via Blood Kiss Kickstarter

Jim Jarmusch’s new vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive

Sam Mendes back on board for the next Bond film

Francesco Francavilla’s “Batspoiltation”

Damon Lindelof apologises for nothing

Optimus Prime: Fast and the Furious Douche-Truck

Doctor Who is “Thunderingly Racist”

E3 2013 anticipated releases

Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within

Teaser trailer for Sonic: Lost World

More problems with Xbox One

Blizzard’s under wraps release

Wolfenstien reboot fans were asking for

Leprechaun reboot NO ONE was asking for