Comic News Insider Episode 801 – Shadow Housing w/ Dan Poblocki!

Comic News Insider: Episode 801 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Runaways Vol 5 #1, Secret Empire Omega #1, Sheena Vol 4 #1, The Orville series premiere, Preacher S2 finale, South Park S21 premiere, The Strain series finale

We’re back to normal shows! And Jon Hoche returns to co-host! The boys talk about the new Tomb Raider and Black Widow…I mean Red Sparrow trailers and Jimmy thanks everyone for the awesome 800th episode recording. Producer Joe sat down with author Dan Poblocki to chat about the release of his 3rd book in his Shadow House trilogy. News includes: Ed Piskor is creating X-Men: Grand Design remixing years of X-Men continuity, Daniel Dae Kim replaces Ed Skrein in Hellboy, Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise is coming to the big screen, DC’s Ragman is getting an upgrade, 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 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

Comic News Insider: Episode 744 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2016! And just like last year, Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2016 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 666 – Best of 2015!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 666 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2015! Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2015 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 613 – Book Expo America Recap/BEA chat w/ Gwenda Bond/Special Edition NYC Preview!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 613 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Fight Club 2 #1, Indestructible Stingray #1, Inferno #1, Kids of the Round Table #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! Jimmy gives his recap of Book Expo America and shares the interview he did with author Gwenda Bond (Lois Lane: Fallout). News includes: The Wicked and the Divine gets a TV adaptation, Lumberjanes to be adapted to film, Hip Hop Family Tree will be Fantagraphics first monthly series, DC Comics kicks off huge digital sale with over 1200 titles for $.99, Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Capcom announces new Mega Man series, and more! Also, Erica and Jimmy give a big preview of this weekend’s Special Edition: NYC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 608 – TCAF: Jillian Tamaki/Ed Piskor!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 608 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

At TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival), Jimmy sat down with Jillian Tamaki to discuss her fantastic work on Skim, This One Summer and SuperMutant Magic Academy. They talk about her process on graphic novels and webcomics, working with her cousin Mariko, storyboarding Adventure Time, identifying/not identifying with characters in her work and even a fun tangent about Archie Comics!

Jimmy also had a chance to talk with Ed Piskor of Hip Hop Family Tree fame. They reminisced about some of their favorite old school rappers, characterization of some of the figures in the comic, the massive research for these comics, the style of art, why you should get the collections even though it’s available as a webcomic, the rap scene today and more!

Both are fantastic interviews! Jimmy is a great admirer of both of their work and you will be too after hearing this podcast. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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And yet even more TCAF interviews this week with MICHEL FIFFE, KAGAN MCLEOD, JONATHAN BAYLIS, WILLOW DAWSON, CONOR MCCREERY, ROBERT GOODIN and DAN BERRY! 

Comic News Insider Episode 605 – Age of CNI!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 605 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Mayday #1, Pisces #1, Scarlett Couture #1, Avis Dolphin, Cleopatra in Space: The Thief and the Sword, Gotham (season finale), Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

Jimmy is joined by good friend Melissa Dowell in studio. They chat about the Suicide Squad cast picture released and how Jimmy seems to have trouble with the English language lately. Jimmy is going to TCAF this weekend in Toronto and chats a bit about the show and the massive amount of interviews he has lined up. News includes: a Marvel/Netflix Punisher series may be on the way,  the untitled Flash/Arrow spin-off will go straight to series and debut in January 2016 and LucasFilm confirms the long rumored new Indiana Jones film. 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 541 – Sina Grace Burns the Orphanage!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 541 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: MPH #1, Nailbiter #1, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jimmy is joined in studio by cartoonist Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed). They haven’t seen one another since NYCC in October and had A LOT to catch up on! It’s a lengthy episode but chock full of informative and fun Sina Grace goodness. They chat about the Hannibal Season 2 finale and serendipitously meeting famous folks. In the official interview section with Sina, they talk about Burn the Orphanage, Not My Bag, Self-Obsessed, Li’l Depressed Boy, his time working in a comic shop, when he was a Top Cow intern, their mutual love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. News includes: Edgar Wright departs Ant-Man, bone marrow drive for Seth Kushner and the Hang Dai Studios signing, March: Book One becomes the first graphic novel to win the RFK Book Award, Battle Royale continues in manga one-shot and a man sues a stripper for his Harry Potter DVDs. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 82: The May Previews Catalog

Anthology Woes, Steampunk Nos

PreviewsMay2014It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s time for Andy and Derek to flip through the latest Previews catalog. In this issue, they highlight a variety of books and comic-book series that will be coming out later this year, including new titles from Dark Horse (The Goon: Occasion of Revenge #1, Red Moon, and Sally Heathcote, Suffragette), DC/Vertigo (Bodies #1 and Trillium TP), Image (Low #1, Supreme: Blue Rose #1, Black Kiss 2: XXXmas in July Special, and Murder Me Dead), Adhouse Books (Youth Is Wasted), BOOM! Studios (Black Market #1), Dynamite Entertainment (The Devilers #1), Drawn and Quarterly (Benson’s Cuckoos), Fantagraphics (The Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2DKW: Ditko, Kirby, Wood, Jim, and Luba and Her Family), First Second (The Shadow Hero), Hill and Wang (Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me TP), and Knockabout Comics (Beatles with an A: The Birth of a Band). Among the highlights from this episode, you will hear

  • Derek’s frustration at not getting his copy of Previews in time, and thus, having to rely on a crappy text file
  • Andy renewing his ongoing resistance to anything with “steam” in the title
  • Fantasies about killing clowns
  • More gripes about series numbering and the shenanigans of Marvel
  • Derek going negative on Vertigo’s new attempt at an anthology, and then Andy advising Derek to readjust his expectations on anthologies

This this a fun episode? Of course it is! And it’s the kind of good quality podcasting you’ve come to expect from The Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics.

This episode’s incidental music is brought to us by
Paul McCartney and Wings’ Back to the Egg

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