Comic News Insider Episode 856 – Hankering For Heroes Con!

Comic News Insider: Episode 856 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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 750 – The CNI Storm!

Comic News Insider: Episode 750 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batwoman Rebirth #1, Super Sons #1, The Wild Storm #1, Humans season 2, SuperMansion season 2 premiere, The Walking Dead mid-season 7 

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair after a week’s hiatus. The boys talk about doing a podcast cook book and the new Doctor Who rumors. News includes: The Allreds are bringing Bug!: The Adventures Of Forager as the first Young Animal mini-series, Pixar launches online storytelling course, Karen Berger and Dark Horse will launch Berger Books, Marvel and Archie Comics are releasing Marvel Comics Digests, FUNKO and IDW are joining together to start the Funko Comic Book Universe, Kevin Smith has a Sam and Twitch TV series in development at BBC America, Vertigo comic series The Kitchen is being adapted into film, Guillermo del Toro confirms there won’t be a 3rd Hellboy 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 728 – NYCC: Humans w/ Gemma Chan/Colin Morgan/Tom Goodman-Hill/Sam Palladio/EP Sam Vincent/EP Jonathan Brackley!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 728 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

At New York Comic Con, Jimmy sat in on the round tables for the joint AMC/BBC show Humans and chatted with Gemma Chan, Colin Morgan, Tom Goodman-Hill, Sam Palladio, EP Sam Vincent, and EP Jonathan Brackley. Hear all about the upcoming season 2 and what takes place in “synth” school. 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 634 – SDCC Interruption aka Proof of Life!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 634 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archie: Sharknado One-Shot, Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1, Invader Zim #1, King #1, Star Wars: Lando #1, Fear the Walking Dead TV series, Fantastic Four film

Jimmy decides to take a break from all of the massive SDCC coverage to hit you up with some reviews and news from the past few weeks! It’s a quickie solo episode as it’s very last minute. We’ve been playing nothing but SDCC related podcasts and miss reviewing comics and sharing the news so we thought we’d jump back into the fray with a last regular format show. We know you missed hearing Jimmy’s beautiful voice. Well, okay…he missed recording. News includes:

  • Adam McKay & Funny or Die are teaming with Archie Comics for an Archie musical.
  • Judge Dredd: America collected edition is finally available in actual America.
  • MoCCA announces new venue/dates.
  • New production company Modern Prometheus will adapt Paul Pope’s The One Trick Rip-Off to film.
  • Disney is releasing a giant Miyazaki blu-ray collection in November.
  • Matt Ryan’s Constantine will make an appearance in an upcoming Season 4 episode of Arrow.
  • Chris Pine will be Steve Trevor in the upcoming Wonder Woman film.
  • Tom Hardy will produce and possibly star in an adaptation of the Vertigo comic series 100 Bullets.
  • The sides have been chosen for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
  • And much more!

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Comic News Insider Episode 619 – More Heroes Con w/ Nate Simpson/Andrew Maclean/Lauren Moran

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Comic News Insider: Episode 619 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: E Is For Extinction #1, We Are Robin #1, Venture #1, Falling Skies (TNT), Humans (AMC)

The podcast wife Erica Schultz returns to help finish off the final Heroes Con interviews that Jimmy got while covering his favorite convention. You’ll hear Nate Simpson (Nonplayer), Andrew Maclean (Head Lopper/Apocalyptigirl) and Lauren Moran! News includes: Grant Morrison/Dan Mora bring a bad ass new Santa Claus origin in Klaus from Boom! Studios, Top Cow will end Witchblade series in October, Guillermo del Toro has dropped out of the Justice League Dark movie, Season 3 of Agents of SHIELD will feature the Secret Warriors, Aquaman is most toxic superhero online, a The Walking Dead zombie cruise is scheduled in January with stars from the series and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 531 – MoCCA Merriment w/ Dean Haspiel/Simon Fraser/Danica Novgorodoff/Michelle Mozes

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Comic News Insider: Episode 531 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Walking Dead season finale, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Lost Girl season finale, Being Human series finale

Producer Joe  returns to recap MoCCA Festival with Jimmy. It was an awesome time full of comic goodness. Lots of great interviews with Emmy winner Dean Haspiel (Fear, My Dear), Simon Fraser (Dare2Draw), Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen) and Michelle Mozes (The Hero of Avaryn). News includes: Archie will die in Life With Archie, SyFy shuffles on to the zombie bandwagon wth Z Nation, Xbox to debut original humanoid robot drama Humans and Comic Sans gets a facelift. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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