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 601 – MOCCApproaching!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 601 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Convergence #0, Space Riders #1, UFOlogy #1, Uncanny Inhumans #0, Olympus, Outlander mid-season premiere

Jimmy is recovering from the epic 600th episode recording, so he invites Emily Edwards over to co-host and add some pep to the podcast! They chat about the absolute awesomeness of 600, Jimmy’s finally seen all of The IT Crowd,  he’ll also be a guest on 2 other podcasts this week and they both remind everyone to watch Daredevil and Game of Thrones this weekend. News includes: Star Trek and Green Lantern will team up in comic book form, WonderCon moves again, Amped will be both a new Vertigo comic and USA Network TV show, Bazooka Joe gets redesigned, no end credits stinger in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, the Star Wars digital collection is available this week, Paul Feig’s new sci-fi comedy Other Space will debut on Yahoo Screen next week and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 596 – Live Long and Prosper

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Reviews: Black Hood #1, Curb Stomp #1, D4VE #1, Orphan Black #1, Spider-Gwen #1, Thor Annual, Agent Carter finale, Sleepy Hollow finale  

The podcast wife Erica Schultz is back again by popular demand! She and Jimmy chat briefly about that sweet Power/Rangers fan film, the recent Star Wars Rebels reveal and give some major love to the late Leonard Nimoy. News includes: Noelle Stevenson is reviving The Runaways, CW’s The Flash and Arrow spawn spinoffs, Adventure Time is heading to the big screen, Joe Madureira’s Battle Chasers may be returning, House DeFraction inks a TV deal, DuckTales returns, Harrison Ford is coming back to Blade Runner, Netflix is bringing original/rebooted cartoons, Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart are Electra Woman and DynaGirl, and more casting for Supergirl, Lucifer and Daredevil. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 589 – CNI Favorites of 2014!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 589 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy is joined in studio by The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald and frequent co-host/pal Jon Hoche! They dive in deep and have a lengthy/lively discussion on their 2014 favorites in comic books, TV, animation, film, video games and more. So much love shown to a lot of the people and things we loved in 2014. Did we leave anything out? You’ll have to tune in for that answer and let us know your picks of the year! We do cover some news as well that includes: Image Expo announces massive slate of titles to be released, Emerald City Comic Con partners with ReedPop, animated Vixen series coming to the CW Seed, and Kate Beaton’s new collection Step Aside, Pops will be released from Drawn & Quarterly this September. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 588 – Agent CNI

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Comic News Insider: Episode 588 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Abigail and the Snowman #1, Feathers #1, SHIELD Vol 4 #1, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, Agent Carter

Last minute schedule changes forces Jimmy to fly solo. But he gives his views on some comic, TV and film goodness! He’s happy to see friends succeeding with Grace Helbig’s show getting greenlit by E! and Becky Cloonan being named one of the top 5 comic creators to watch by The Hollywood Reporter. Oh, and that Ant-Man trailer. News includes: IDW Publishing acquires Top Shelf  Productions, The Scarlett Witch/Quicksilver will be showcased in new Uncanny Avengers comic, Gambit film gets a release date, Scarlett Johansson cast as lead in live action Ghost in the Shell movie,  the “Rogue Cut” of X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released this summer and Netflix announces release date of Marvel shows. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 581 – Resurrecting Fred Van Lente

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Comic News Insider: Episode 581 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bigger Bang #1, Django/Zorro #1, The Kitchen #1

Jon Hoche returns to join Jimmy in studio to fill the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy shares his cameo appearance in his pal Grace Helbig’s recent video and they wish a big happy 86th anniversary to Mickey and Minnie Mouse! Special guest Fred Van Lente also joins the guys to chat about his extensive writing career in comics. We cover much including his early work to his massive Marvel comics up to his current new Dark Horse series Resurrectionists.  Fred also has great tips on writing for all of you budding writers out there. And we bring back the old CNI questionnaire to find out some of Fred’s favorite superhero onomatopoeia and catch phrases. It’s a lengthy episode but chock full of FVL goodness! Apologies for rushing at the end though. Jon and Jimmy had to bust out to go see an advanced screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service (Thanks Mark Millar!). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 574 – More NYCC w/ Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Vera Greentea!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 574 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doctor Who 12th Doctor #1, Sleepy Hollow #1, Wytches #1, The Book of Life

The podcast wife Erica Schultz returns to join Jimmy in studio for some more New York Comic Con coverage! They both forget how to speak throughout this episode but get their groove back near the end. Plus, Jimmy’s 6 year old nephew Maximus and 5 year old niece Chloe record their reviews of the new film Book of Life. At NYCC, Jimmy chatted with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics CCO) about all things Archie as well as his impressive writing resume in theater (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), TV (Glee, Big Love) and film (Carrie). He also sat down with one of his new favorite writers Vera Greentea about having her own publishing company, the comics she’s written and her love of baking (still waiting on those baked goods!). News includes: Warner Bros. announces massive slate of DCU films including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Shazam and more, WB also announces new digital unit Blue Ribbon Content will be producing a live action Static Shock series along with an untitled Mortal Kombat one, Marvel is bringing back yet another old storyline for revamp, Dave Gibbons is announced 1st UK Comics Laureate, and The Other Dead comic series is coming to Animal Planet in a new series. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 565 – CNI is Not a Cat!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 565 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bob’s Burgers #1, Pop #1, Sundowners #1, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz who brings the awesome and cookies! They discuss the DC “no jokes” policy in movies rumor, Jimmy has done the ALS Ice Bucket challenge,  he also kind of had lunch with Joss Whedon (not really…or really?), and mourns the passing of legendary Archie artist Stan Goldberg. Also, Erica will be tabling at Baltimore Comic Con but Jimmy had to cancel his Sunday attendance. So go tell her how much you miss seeing Jimmy! News includes: Hello Kitty is possibly maybe not really or could be a cat, a live action The Tick series may return courtesy of Amazon streaming, San Diego convention center expansion may be dead, more Arrow casting news, and Doctor Who comes to Minecraft on Xbox. 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 527 – Cosmos News Insider

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Comic News Insider: Episode 527 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Magneto Vol 3 #1, Moon Knight Vol 7 #1, Rogue Trooper Vol 2 #1, Starlight #1, Believe, Cosmos, Resurrection, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 300: Rise of an Empire

Jimmy is again joined in studio by playwright extraordinaire Qui Nguyen (Vampire Cowboys Theatre Co.). They chat about Anne Rice’s return to vampires and if you should laugh at every joke. Lots of reviews this week including a few TV shows and movies. Jimmy saw two in one day! News includes: A new Kill Shakespeare comic series is coming, Cartoon Network greenlights Black JesusThe Walking Dead mobile game  is on the way,  Harlan Ellison’s Star Trek script coming to comics, Batman and Green Hornet reunite in comics, Boom! gets first look deal with Cartoon Network, Marvel announces documentary series, and BBC America premieres sci-fi documentary series. 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 525 – Save Denver Comic Con!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 525 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Loki Ragnarok & Roll #1, New Warriors Vol 5 #1, Undertow #1, Star-Crossed (on the CW)

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! Jimmy hung in an ice bar with pal Grace Helbig and new bestie Chester See and he tells of the frozen goodness. They chat about the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, rumors of Peter Capaldi only doing one series of Doctor Who, that rumored Black Widow solo movie, some casting bits about Doctor Who and Constantine and pay homage to the late Harold Ramis. News includes: Denver Comic Con suffers internal woes with ousting of founder Charlie LaGreca who then starts Save Denver Comic Con, Fox casts reboot of Fantastic Four movie, Bryan Fuller’s Pushing Daisies may revive as a musical or movie, Archie’s Kevin Keller is The Equalizer, and Heroes returns to television. 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 460 – Bobby Timony (Night Owls)

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Comic News Insider: Episode 460 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Comics: Katana #1, New Ghostbusters #1, Powers Bureau #1 , Secret Avengers Vol 2 #1, Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio by old cartoonist pal Bobby Timony (Night Owls). They might do the Harlem Shake but you’d never know. Jimmy gives love to the British pop duo The Floe and congrats to good friend Grace Helbig on her Streamy Awards wins! News includes: Black Mask Studios goes live, Ron Weasley becomes a superhero, Harry Potter gets new covers, Peter Dinklage joins X-Mencast, Boom announces Adventure Time annual and TellTale games brings a Walking Dead sequel along with a Fables based game. 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 439 – New York Comic Con w/ Cliff Chiang/JM DeMatteis/Greg Pak/Ben Templesmith/Dan Parent/Michelle Mozes

Comic News Insider: Episode 439 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Ame-Comic Girls Featuring Wonder Woman #1, Evil Ernie #1, Uncanny Avengers #1

Jimmy flies solo to bring you this massive NYCC special! Tons of interviews from amazing creators like Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), JM DeMatteis (The Adventures of Augusta Wind), Greg Pak (X-Treme X-Men), Ben Templesmith (Lust), Dan Parent (Archie) and Michelle Mozes (BlueStreak). Jimmy gives us blow by blow recap full of whom he saw, interviewed, drank with and more. Expect lots of name dropping and friend worship. News includes: Cartoon Network pulls DC Nation block, DC cancels titles, David S. Goyer to write a DC series, Scott Snyder will write The Wake, Jeff Lemire will write/paint Trillium: The Last Love Story Ever Told, Dynamite Entertainment brings big creators (Rick Remender, Mark Waid, Fred Van Lente) to their fold, Image announces multiple titles with big creators, Super Spider-Man to replace Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel gets cosmic with Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy, Agent Coulson lives in The SHIELD TV series and in comic book form, Scott Snyder teams wth Jim Lee for new Superman title Man of Steel, and The Goon film seeks your help. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Come back on Thursday for a NYCC interview special with Caleb Monroe (Steed and Mrs. Peel), David Phillips/Sarah Braly (Hi-Fructose Zombies), JT Petty (Bloody Chester), Josh O’Neil/Andrew Carl (Once Upon A Time Machine), Neil Dvorak (Easy Pieces), Peter Tomassi (Red Bubble Chief Community Officer). And then again on Saturday for a NYCC movie special featuring roundtable interviews with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Julianne Moore (Carrie) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie). 

Comic News Insider Episode 430 – Still Even More SDCC: Revolution/The Walking Dead Black Carpet!

Comic News Insider: Episode 430 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archer & Armstrong #1, Creep #0, Gambit Vol 5 #1, Hawkeye #1, It Girl & The Atomics #1

The final San Diego Comic Con interviews are in! We think…Roving reporter Melissa attended the roundtables for the upcoming show Revolution and chatted with stars Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, J.D. Pardo, Tracy Spiridakos and creator Eric Kripke. She also attended the “Black Carpet”  for The Walking Dead while out there covering for both CNI and Outside Comic Con (Thanks to Kim for access!) and chatted with stars Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yuen, creator Robert Kirkman and ABC TV Scandal star Guillermo Diaz. The sound for the interviews isn’t great but still lots of good content! Wear your forgiveness headphones and enjoy! Jimmy flies solo due to last minute cancellation from  Stan Lee   Jim Lee   Jae Lee   Jason Lee   Spike Lee   Lee Majors  his Mom. He chats about hanging with Jonathan Ross in NYC, meeting Cyndi Lauper, and that good pal Grace Helbig is part of Kevin Pereira’s leetUP tour. News includes: RIP Joe Kubert, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli take over Avengers Assemble, a super crossover from DC Comics with Superman, Superboy and Supergirl, Dennis Stashwick and Dennis Calero getClandestine at SyFy and a long out of print Andrew Loomis book is back. 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 400! Paul Pope, Kevin Maguire, Ben Templesmith, ChrisCross, Becky Cloonan, Ben McCool, Emma Hayley, Dr. Vasilis Pozios & “Alan Moore”!

Comic News Insider: Episode 400 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Airboy Deadeye #1, Merciless Rise Of Ming #1, Popeye Vol 3 #1

It’s the epic 400th episode recording! Recorded live at Hourglass Tavern in midtown Manhattan. Jimmy is joined by frequent co-hosts Kevin Conn, Grace Helbig and Jon Hoche! Producer Joe is on the mixer/tech and made sure everything ran smoothly. So many great guests joined in the fun including Paul Pope, Kevin Maguire, Ben Templesmith, ChrisCross, Becky Cloonan,  Ben McCool, Emma Hayley, Dr. Vasilis Pozios and “Alan Moore” even showed up. There was news, reviews, songs and all sorts of silliness. And oh yes…we drank! Thanks to Kasha  for photography, Brad for video, Producer Joe for producing, and to Beth and Josh at Hourglass for putting up with us. Also, a big thanks to show sponsors Heidi MacDonald of The Beat and Ryan Swearingen of Stated Magazine for chatting with us for  a few minutes as well. CNI and The Beat had a big announcement too! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Pictures! Thanks to Kasha Minenko for being the official CNI Photographer of the night! You can see the entire set at Jimmy’s Flickr account.

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The CNI 400 crew! Co-hosts Kevin Conn, Jon Hoche, Producer Joe Gonzalez, host Jimmy Aquino, co-host Grace Helbig!

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Roommates Ben Templesmith & Jimmy

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Dr. Vasilis Pozios of Broadcast Thought

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Emma Hayley of Self Made Hero

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Roommates Ben Templesmith, Jimmy vs. Roommates Melissa Dowell, Katelan Foisy. Better known as the famous Aquinosmith/Fowell rivalry.

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