Comic News Insider Episode 825 – The Best of 2017!

Comic News Insider: Episode 825 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) returns to join Jimmy in the annual “Best of 2017” podcast! While there were many amazing comic books, TV shows, films and more…these are the best picks that THEY happen to read/watch. They probably missed some of your favorites but hope you check out what they really enjoyed in 2017. I mean, just check out that picture above. They covered A LOT! They’re definitely more loquacious than laconic so buckle up for a long ride! So many great creators in comics this year and quite a few got multiple kudos throughout the podcast. Thanks to Penelope Bagieu, Emil Ferris, Tillie Walden, Tom King, Greg Pak, Sina Grace and many others for bringing us such amazing work last year. Looking forward to all of your future projects! Drop us a line and let us know what some of your favorites were so we can check them out. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Top 5 Comics Podcast Ep. 99 Season 5

Comic book round table. This week, we have – A talk about Unworthy Thor, The Flash “Current Rebirth Run”, Sam Wilson Captain America #20, All Star Batman #8, Interview with Comic Artist Buzz and more ………..

Run Times –

News In Comics…. – 4:30 – 9:40

Unworthy Thor – 9:56 – 15:36

The Flash #16 Rebirth – Rogues Reloaded – 15:36 – 21:07

Sam Wilson Captain America #20 – 21:07 – 29:10

All Star Batman #8 – 29:22 – 37:00


Interview with

Comic Artist Buzz  – 37:00 – 44:00


Books to look for – 46:45


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This week we finish the first story arc of the current Mighty Thor series with issue #5! It’s Thor vs. Odin, mostly in the background, with a lot of other stuff going on! Malekith gets married! Freyja gets stabbed! The Warriors Three get ignored! Nuff said, True Believers!

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This week we look at Mighty Thor #3! Girl Thor faces off against Lady Loki in the general vicinity of a building with a very female shape! Freyja faces trial! Alfheim gets bombed! The crowd of Lokis goes wild! Co-starring Tom Hiddleston as Loki McPubeface. Nuff said!

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This week, it’s Mighty Thor #2, courtesy of Aaron and Dauterman! Thor defends Alfheim from Roxxon and Malekith’s evil army, while Heimdal gets thrown in jail, and Loki tries to prove himself to King Laufey, despite his face pubes! Plus I have a few basic thoughts on Wonder Woman (no spoilers)! Nuff said!

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OK, how about something a little more recent? This week we look at Mighty Thor #1 (2016) – Yes, it’s the continuation of Jane Foster’s adventures as she goes up against a falling satellite, everyone sings “It’s Raining Elves!”, the Avengers show up and then leave, and Loki gets face pubes! Fluff said!

Top 5 Comics Podcast Episode 85 – Season 4

Comic book round table. This week, we have – Unworthy Thor #1, Big Trouble In Little China Escape From New York #1, Vigilante : Southland #1, Foolkiller #1, Superman #10, and more ………..

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News In Comics…. – 2:11- 14:21

#1 – 14:41 – 27:31

Big Trouble In Little China Escape From New York #1 – 27:38 – 35:57

Vigilante : Southland #1 – 35:57– 45:08

Foolkiller #1 – 45:08- 59:36

Superman #10 – 56:36- 1:13:13

Books to look for – 1:13:32

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This week we wrap up our coverage of the Secret Wars cross-over, with Thors #4! In addition to the end of the story, this issue features the return of Girl Thor, lots of fighting, and even a Man-Beast/Super-Beast cameo!

Enjoy, and see you in late June!! For more info on what I’ll be doing over the hiatus, see !! Excelsior!

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It’s issue #3 of Thors this week, as we continue our look at this Secret Wars crossover! Loki gets interrogated! Ultimate Thor discovers a pile o’ Janes Foster (is that anything like Bananas Foster?!) There are zombies!! What more needs be said?

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This week we continue to look at 2015’s “Thors” series with issue #2! With Beta Ray Thor dead, the Thors need to figure out who’s responsible for killing all the Jane Fosters (Janes Foster?) – See the Thors fight Hulks, Morbiuses (Morbii?) and more!

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This week we shift gears again, as we  look at the first issue of the Secret Wars mini-series Thors, which features a veritable pleTHORa of thunder gods! ….as cops!!… yeah…. It’s all more fun than it sounds, so don’t miss it!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #205 With James Haike, Tim Townsend

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, kickstarter, James Haike, Solar Flare, Branko Jovanovic, Song Ye, Michael Legace, Doctor Strange, Tim Townsend, Marvel, Clea, Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo, AndWorld Design

Recently I attended the first-ever MegaCon Fan Days, and I made two excellent contacts then that turned into interviews I’m sharing during this episode!

First up is James Haike, creator of the excellent independent comic Solar Flare. During our chat, he discusses what inspired him to write this comic, how he assembled the team (including Branko Jovanovic, Song Ye and Michael Legace) who’s bringing it to life and what we can expect to see from them in the future! I’m a big fan of this title, so I strongly recommend that you support James’ current Kickstarter campaign like I have! You can also purchase the individual issues at their website, so don’t miss out! To view the video about the series we discuss during our conversation, go to this link!

Then I conclude this episode with a brief chat with Tim Townsend, who’s working on Marvel’s new Doctor Strange comic with Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo. He talks about what he does to make this great book happen, and tells us a little about the various characters in the Sorcerer Supreme’s life we might or might not see again soon!


Comic Timing Extra Point – Episode 13: Consolidating Comics with F.O.R.C.E.


It’s been a while, but we’re back in style! Yes, that is a Chipmunks quote. Anyway, we’re up to lucky number 13 on the Comic Timing Extra Point. This episode, Ian runs solo for the first half, as he discusses selling off a bunch of his comic collection at Wild Pig Comics in Kenilworth, New Jersey two weeks back. Much thanks to Wild Pig’s owner, the talented Chris Eberle of Comic Geek Speak, for making that magic happen! There’s also some discussion of the transition from physical copies to going mostly digital, manga scanlations and why you should either wait for official release or hit the library over turning to the dark side of the Internet, and then a quick review of Southern Bastards Volume 1 by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.

After that, we transition to the one and only interview Ian conducted at the 2015 edition of New York Comic Con, with the one and only Shawn Pryor. Shawn discusses what it’s like to return to New York City after a twenty year hiatus, what’s next in store for Cash & Carrie post-Kickstarter, and his newest miniseries coming out of Action Lab Entertainment in 2016, F.O.R.C.E. It ain’t Super Pro, yo!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

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