Comic News Insider Episode 457 – Spartacus: The Musical

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Comic News Insider: Episode 457 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: The Answer #1, Deadpool Killustrated #1, UncannyX-Force #1, Young Avengers #1, Spartacus: War of the Damned

Jimmy is joined in studio by old pal Matt Walton. They discuss the Attack of the Show and X-Playfinales along with the demise of G4TV, Jimmy finaly starts catching up on Adventure Time and loves it, they give comic colorists lotsa love and Jimmy’s interview with young director Emily Hagins is up on Stated. Plus, an exclusive and probably not real scoop on a musical episode of Spartacus! News includes: JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VIIYoung Justice and Green Lantern get canceled making room for Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go!Powerpuff Girls returns, Kyle Baker gives away comics, more original X-Men cast join Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men film, Marvel  rolls out Phase 3 films, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome finally gets SyFy airdate and New Zealand mints Doctor Who coins. 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 451 – Yes, Virginia, There is a Comic News Insider!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 451 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Avengers Arena #1, Cable And X-Force #1, Crow Skinning The Wolves #1, To Hell You Ride #1

Jimmy flies solo after Raven-Symone cancels on him at the last minute. That’s so Raven. He is doing the podcast on the fly without normal segment music so he just plays some Christmas tunes instead. Jimmy starts off w/ some congrats to pals Jonathan Ross for his chat show deal to air in the U.S. and to Blair Butler for her many years doing Fresh Ink on G4TV. News includes: DC Nation returns to Cartoon Network, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 coming in January, DC loses rights to The Spirit and others, Archer goes on tour, Harry Potter cast reunites for more filming, The Walking Dead TV show in black and white and Jackie Chan joins Expendables 3. 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 445 – NYCC Finale w/ Blair Herter (G4TV’S X-Play)!

Comic News Insider: Episode 445 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bedlam #1, CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012, Mars Attacks: Holidays One Shot, Masters Of The Universe: The Origin Of Skeletor #1, Vampirella vs Fluffy One Shot

It’s the last of the New York Comic Con interviews and it’s with good pal Blair Herter (G4TV’s X-Play). Jimmy records this episode from the familiar Hourglass Tavern in midtown Manhattan (Thanks Beth and Josh) and is joined by the lovely and talented cartoonist Michelle Mozes in the rotating co-host chair. You may remember that Jimmy met/interviewed her at NYCC. She was so awesome to take time out of her busy schedule to co-host! News includes: Art for Sandy Relief, new Justice League of America #1 gets 52 covers, Neil deGrasse Tyson finds Krypton, Locke and Key movie possibly confirmed and 2 more Marvel Now teasers revealed.  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 444 – Hurricane-ing It!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 444 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: A-Babies vs X-Babies #1, Alan Roberts Killogy #1, Lets Play God #1, Talon #1, Untold Tales Of Dog Mendonca & Pizzaboy One Shot, Wolverine MAX #1

Due to the hurricane, the podcast is late and Jimmy’s co-host had no transportation to come do the show. Alas, Sandy can’t stop CNI! News includes: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Matthew Vaughn out/Bryan Singer in for X-Men sequel, G4TV cancels Attack of the Show and X-PlayLi’l Gothamcomes to DC Digital, and Monkeybrain Comics to donate all November proceeds. 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 434 – The Zero Episode

Comic News Insider: Episode 434 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Detective Comics Vol 2 #0, Earth 2 #0, Fashion Beast #1, Green Lantern Vol 5 #0, Lookouts Riddle Vol 1 #1, New Crusaders Rise Of The Heroes #1, Stormwatch Vol 3 #0, Worlds Finest Vol 3 #0, Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special

Jimmy is joined in studio by the official CNI photographer Kasha Minenko! She brings her Japanophile love to wax on about anime, manga and some of her fave Japanese authors. They give some love to the Harvey Awards winners and discuss plans for the upcoming New York Comic Con. News includes: The 2012 New Jersey Superhero Weekend and Wonder Woman Day to benefit SAFE, new JJ Abrams sci-fi series from FOX on the way, maybe a new Wonder Woman series coming from the CW, G4TV to rebrand in 2013, Remender leaving Uncanny X-Force, and Billy the vampire slayer to debut in Buffy comics. 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 377 – Happy New Year!

Comic News Insider: Episode 377 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Brody’s Ghost #1, DC Comics Presents Elseworlds 100-Page Spectacular One-Shot, DMZ #72 (Final issue), The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #1, Too Much Coffee Man #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by old CNI stalwarts Kevin Conn and Jon Hoche as well as first timer Lorraine Cink. She’s a hilarious, nerdy and adorable lady who does improv with our palGrace Helbig. The drinks flow heavy (yet again) and the show goes off the rails early just like you like it! Jimmy and Lorraine sing about their new year’s eve, they all discuss the Russian Avengers and the Upside Down trailers and try to figure out what the big deal is with Wonder Woman onHarry’s Law. News includes: DC finally reveals their mystery woman, Bryan Hitch and Jonathan Ross announce their new series, St. Trinian’s creator Ronald Searle dies, Marvel lawyers claim mutants are NOT humans, and a sci-fi brothel is beaming into Nevada. Plus, the CNI Hotline is very busy with calls of (what we thought were congratulations and wishes of a happy new year) confusion and outright annoyance. Calling in are pals “Arlene Fowler” (True Blood), Michael Emerson (Person of Interest),  Jonathan Ross (UK chat show host), Sara Cox (BBC Radio 1 DJ/personality), Blair Herter (G4TV’s X-Play), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Osborn, Castle: Deadly Storm) & Matt Fraction (Casanova, Iron Man). As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Tune in this FRIDAY for the BEST OF 2011 show where the same crew in this episode (and seen below) break down their favorite comics, TV shows, and films. It’s a fun discussion of our year’s best! And yes, even more drinking happened. 

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Comic News Insider Episode 366 – More NYCC w/ Blair Butler (G4TV’s Fresh Ink), Blair Herter (G4TV’s X-Play) & Kevin Mellon!

 

Comic News Insider: Episode 366 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Deadpool MAX 2 #1, Dead Rising Road To Fortune #1, Monocyte #1, My Greatest Adventure Vol 2 #1,  Orchid #1, Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #1, Shade Vol 2 #1, 30 Days of Night #1,  X-Men Regenesis #1. Batman: Year One DVD

Strap in! It’s another super-sized episode! Sorry for the length but we have over an hour worth of great interviews. Jimmy is joined by Aussie pal Matt Brick again to review tons of comics and chat about Speakeasy Dollhouse, Mekhi Phifer, Once Upon A TimeX-Men anime on G4, Grace Helbig co-hosting Attack of the Show, CDC zombie comic, Marvel layoffs, Dry Seasons preview, The Loxley’s and the War of 1812 preview, and Matt Smith might be leaving Doctor Who. Speaking of…more NYCC interviews with G4TV’S Blair Butler and Blair Herter. Blair Butler swung by the Comic News Insider booth to hang with Jimmy and chat her first written comic book called Heart. They also chatted the comic industry and recent comics as well. Blair Herter came by after meeting Jimmy the night before and having many drinks. They had a blast talking comics, video games and how Jimmy is stealing his fiance’, Jessica Chobot, from him. Kevin Mellon also came by to talk about Heart. You know, since he’s the artist on the comic book. News includes: Ben McCool & Nikki Cook’s Memoir heads to TV,  Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons announce their comic The Secret Service, Joss Whedon takes on Much Ado About Nothing, 2000AD fills gap in empty Barnes & Noble shelves, The Punisher heads to TV, Spider-Kids dressed up needed for Spidey column, Ed Brubaker’s Criminal heading to film, Red 2 is coming and King Con III is postponed. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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