Comic News Insider Episode 806 – More NYCC w/ Daniel Warren Johnson/Sara Varon/Doogie Horner/Vince Ferriero/Ray Chou!

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Jimmy AND Producer Joe got more interviews at New York Comic Con! Jimmy talked to Sara Varon (SweaterWeather) and Doogie Horner (A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic). Meanwhile, Producer Joe chatted with Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity) and Vince Ferriero and Ray Chou (Skies of Fire)! Give a listen and go check out their awesome work. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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

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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 800 w/ Michael Emerson/Erica Schultz/Jonathan Baylis/Slanty Eyed Mama (Kate Rigg/Lyris Hung)!

Comic News Insider: Episode 800 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bombshells United #1, Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1, Made Men #1, Star Wars Adventures #1, Blood Drive S1 finale

We didn’t think we’d be able to pull it off at the last minute, but we did it! It’s our big 800th episode live recording. Producer Joe comes down from upstate to help out as usual. Special guests: Michael Emerson, Erica Schultz, Jonathan Baylis and Slanty Eyed Mama (Kate Rigg/Lyris Hung)! And, of course, because it’s an anniversary episode, there is plenty of music! Many thanks to the CNI Chorus consisting of Sarah Goldrainer, Liz Pepe, Kristen French, Nicky Schmidlein and Emmy Potter.  Big ups to Hourglass Tavern for letting us hold the show there for the 4th time. Give them a visit if you’re in NYC. News includes: Drew Goddard will direct X-Force, Colin Trevorrow is not directing Star Wars IX anymore, Harley Quinn’s 25th anniversary will have her drawn onto classic Batman covers, Futurama returns as a radio play, the Doctor Who spin-off Class has officially been cancelled and the Guy Ritchie directed live-action Aladdin casts Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders (ugh).

Michael Emerson teases some of his upcoming work on Arrow, talks about his love of the classics and relays some interesting fan interactions. Erica Schultz tells us about her new work Twelve Devils Dancing and other projects. Jonathan Baylis gives the scoop on the new issue of So Buttons…, his autobio comic anthology. And Slanty Eyed Mama update us on what’s happening with them and give us an epic improv spoken word accompanied by violin performance!

Give it a listen and enjoy! On to 900! PLEASE DON’T STEAL THE AUDIO (or pictures) AND POST IT ELSEWHERE! JUST LINK TO THE COMIC NEWS INSIDER WEBSITE PLEASE! 

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Comic News Insider Episode 700 w/ Michael Emerson/Carrie Preston/Fred Van Lente/Kate Rigg/Lyris Hung/Miss Lasko-Gross/Vera Greentea/Rafael Kayanan!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 700 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bounty #1, The Flintstones #1, Kim & Kim #1, Throwaways #1

It was some last minute negotiating/planning, but Jimmy and Producer Joe were able to pull off an 11th hour anniversary episode! We gathered at the wee early hour of 12pm on Sunday at Adella wine bar (410 w. 43rd St) here in NYC. Thanks to Adella for hosting! Swing on by if you’re ever in NYC. Big thanks to special guests Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Fred Van Lente, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung. And big ups to last minute drive-by guests that Jimmy called up: Miss Lasko-Gross, Vera Greentea and Rafael Kayanan. Of course, since it’s an anniversary episode, there was plenty of singing. Couldn’t have done it without the awesome CNI Chorus consisting of Rachel Felstein, Kristen French, James Rodriguez, Tony Wolf, Emmy Potter, and Amy Wolk. Thanks to all whom attended as well! We brought  back the “10 words or less” reviews and even covered some news in between. News included: a new Iron Man is coming and she’s a young black female named Riri Williams, John Cho says we’ll learn his character Sulu is gay in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Luke Cage mini-series is finally coming to Marvel, Mondo is releasing an Over the Garden Wall vinyl album, and DC is bringing you a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe/Thundercats mini-series in October.

Michael Emerson talks about the Person of Interest finale and interesting fan encounters, Carrie Preston talks about her time on The Good Wife and True Blood and has great advice for young actors, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung do an awesome nerdy spoken word improv, Fred Van Lente talks about some of his current/upcoming work like Weird Detective and Generation Zero, Miss Lask0-Gross discusses The Sweetness, Vera Greentea talks about her recent 9th successful Kickstarter for a new comic she’s writing (more Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits) and Rafael Kayanan talks about his upcoming TV work.

Give it a listen and enjoy! On to 800! PLEASE DON’T STEAL THE AUDIO AND POST IT ELSEWHERE! JUST LINK TO THE COMIC NEWS INSIDER WEBSITE PLEASE! 

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Comic News Insider Episode 679 – MoCCA Mirth w/ Rebecca Sugar!

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Reviews: The Powerpuff Girls, The Walking Dead S6 finale, Wynonna Earp S1 premiere

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the awesomeness of Benedict Cumberbatch dressed as Doctor Strange buying Doctor Strange comics and talk at length/give theories about the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead. Over the weekend, Jimmy (and Producer Joe) attended MoCCA Festival. A great small press/indie comics show right here in NYC. Jimmy gives a quick recap of it all. On the Sunday of the show, Jimmy and Producer Joe sat down with Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe creator) for a lovely chat about the show, her time on Adventure Time, her musical work and much 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 640 – Keeping Hope Alive!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 640 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Danger Girl: Renegade #1, Miracleman #1, Plutona #1, Toil And Trouble #1, Guardians of the Galaxy animated series premiere

Emily Edwards returns to check out the new CNI studio in Inwood. They chat about Force Friday and the Arrow Season 4 trailer. Also, when Producer Joe was in Texas, he met up with loyal listener Jesse Jackson and they sat down for a nice nerdy chat which you can hear here! One day Jimmy will meet Jesse and they’ll talk nerdy things over lots of bourbon. ONE DAY JESSE! News includes: Disney and Sanrio sue over copyright infringement with edible cake frosting sheets, The Venture Bros. season 6 is coming next February, Amadeus Cho is the new Hulk, Ubisoft will open a theme park in Malaysia, USPS will release Charlie Brown Christmas themed stamps in October 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 600 w/ Michael Emerson/Anthony Del Col/Vera Greentea/Erica Schultz!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 600 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: The Walking Dead season finale, Aquila #1, Jem and the Holograms #1, Miami Vice Remix #1, Hit 1957 #1

It’s the epic 600th episode/10 Year Anniversary recording! As usual, we record our anniversary episodes live at a bar and once again, we were at The Hourglass Tavern (373 w. 46th St) here in NYC. Thanks to Beth, Joss and the staff for taking great care of us all. It was a fun filled night with special guests, a few songs and many a drink. Producer Joe was on hand to take care of all of the tech while Jimmy hosted the grand event. Jimmy chatted with old friend Michael Emerson in a lengthy talk about his career, advice for young actors, fan interactions and more. He also talked to awesome comic book writers Anthony Del Col, Vera Greentea and Erica Schultz. Yes, the podcast wife has lots of great writing gigs going on and coming your way. Alas, a few cancellations over the last week (including some comic artists and actors) but still a great group of guests. Thanks to all! Mad props to guest co-hosts Emily Edwards and Jon Hoche for helping out with news and reviews. And big ups to the CNI Chorus (Rachel Felstein, Erick Pinnick, Emmy Potter, Dana Aber, Amy Wolk and Kristen French) for being so melodic and having fun with us.  News includes: Dark Horse comics is bringing back Barb Wire, the animated The Smurfs reboot gets a release date, X-Men: Apocalypse has cast an actual Asian as Jubilee, Legendary Comics to release a Pacific Rim comic, Fear the Walking Dead is the official name for the spin-off and Maisie Williams will guest star in Doctor Who. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 537 – TCAF Lunch with Becky Cloonan and Renee Nault!

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Producer Joe joins Jimmy to intro/outro this great lunch interview Jimmy did at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) with Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Batman) and Renee Nault (Witchling). What started as just a quick recap of the show turned into a great conversation about self publishing, advice for tabling at a convention, upcoming work and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Tune in Sunday for another special podcast! It’s the spotlight panel that Jimmy moderated with German cartoonist Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer, Cash: I See A Darkness). He’s a talented, smart and funny man with a great career. Hear them discuss it all! 

Then come back next week for even more TCAF interviews with Jesse Lonergan (All Star), Eric Kim (Nitro Battlers), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Lianne Sentar/Rebecca Scoble (Sparkler Monthly) and the Sports vs Comics panel that Jimmy moderated. 

Comic News Insider Episode 536 – TCAF w/ Darwyn Cooke/Nicholas Gurewitch/Kazu Kibuishi/Mike Maihack/Renee Nault

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Comic News Insider: Episode 536 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: No reviews this week as it’s a TCAF recap!

Producer Joe joins Jimmy to discuss their recent jaunt to The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) in Toronto. They give their recap and thoughts on the terrific show. Such a great time! Thanks to everyone involved for such a well run and fun festival. Great interviews included in this podcast are with Darwyn Cooke (Parker), Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) and Renee Nault (Witchling). News includes: 3 DC titles (iZombie, FlashConstantine) picked up for TV runs, Marvel’s Agent Carter is coming to TV as well with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting a second season pick up, More Marvel films from Fox including X-Force, Gambit and Deadpool, Usagi Yojimbo returns with a sci-fi twist, the Finger family is not okay with DC Comics, and the smallest comic might be in your hair. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Tune in later this week for some special podcasts! First up on Friday is a lunch interview with Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Batman) and Renee Nault (Witchling). Started out as just a recap and turned into a wonderful conversation about self publishing, advice for tabling at a show, and some of their upcoming projects. Then on Sunday, we’ll release the spotlight panel that Jimmy moderated with German cartoonist Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer, Cash: I See A Darkness). He’s a talented, smart and funny man with a great career. Hear them discuss it all! 

Then come back next week for even more TCAF interviews with Jesse Lonergan (All Star), Eric Kim (Nitro Battlers), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Lianne Sentar/Rebecca Scoble (Sparkler Monthly) and the Sports vs Comics panel that Jimmy moderated. 

Comic News Insider Episode 535 – TCAFfeinated!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 535 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #1, Battlestar Galactica Six #1, Dexters Laboratory Vol 2 #1, Southern Bastards #1, V-Wars #1, Vertigo Quarterly Cyan #1, Amazing Spider-Man 2

Producer Joe joins Jimmy in studio to talk about their upcoming trip to The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).  Jimmy will be moderating 2 panels (info below) and they both will be conducting many an interview. They pay tribute to their friend Jamie Dallessandro and send love to his family/friends. We lost one of the best of us. The guys go on to chat about Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars Day, Fox canceling Being Human, the CBR forum revamp, the ET video game cartridge dump and Jimmy makes up a new gaming company called Atario. News includes: Star Wars VII cast revealed, Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Superheroes announced, SyFy developing comic book based shows, Yahoo developing sci-fi comedy, 11th Doctor gets terminated, Carlton Cuse remaking The Returned, and Kevin Smith gets Krampus for Christmas. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy’s TCAF Panels

I’ll be moderating a couple of panels at TCAF this weekend. Come on by and check them out! 
Sports Vs. Comic Books: Making Peace Between Schoolyard Enemies 
Jocks Vs. Nerds is an engrained trope, but times have thankfully changed. The North American comics industry is catching up to its European and Japanese compatriots, realizing that blending popular sporting events with comics and graphic novels goes together like peanut butter and chocolate, and the result are great comics that appeal to an entirely new artist. Join authors Box Brown (Andre The Giant), Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer), Wai Au (Fujosports), and Jesse Lonergan (All-Star) for a spirited discussion of this emerging genre of comics!
@ The Pilot Saturday, May 10 11am-12pm
Spotlight: Reinhard Kleist
This would be a feature interview with Kleist about his work and career, with a special focus on The Boxer, which is debuting in English at the festival.

@The Marriott 50 Saturday, May 10 12pm-1:15pm

Comic News Insider Episode 530 – Pre-MoCCA Mania!

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Reviews: Real Heroes #1, Rocky & Bullwinkle #1, Star Slammers Remastered #1, Survive #1  

Producer Joe comes back to chat about what we’re going to cover at the upcoming MoCCA Festival! A lot of great guests, exhibitors, panels and more. Listen in for what to expect. The guys chat about April Fool’s pranks (the good and bad), Jimmy was a guest on the awesome Everything Comes Back to 2000AD (Episode 161 now available), say Happy 75th birthday to Batman and hear Hugh Jackman sing as Wolverine. We also get our special April 1st correspondent La-me Jocare to gather the news bits for us which include: Stan Lee is not Stan Lee, Superman/Batman movie will have every DC character ever in it and all Marvel comics will be labeled as #1 every week. We didn’t vet La-me’s stories due to a time crunch so take them with a grain truckload of salt. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 518 – Favorites of 2013!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 518 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Favorites of 2013 special! We don’t say “Best of” because whom are we to say what’s best? Oh yeah, WE’RE COMIC NEWS INSIDER! Still, call it what you will, it’s our best/favorites/what we liked for 2013 in comics, TV, film and more. Jimmy is joined in studio by The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald, Erika Schultz (M3), Mike Cho and producer Joe Gonzalez. It’s a great, lengthy chat so strap in! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 496 – MoJoe JoeJoe

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Comic News Insider: Episode 496 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Detectobot #0 & #1, Itty Bitty Hellboy #1, Justice League #23, Overtaken #1

Jimmy tricks original co-host/CNI founder/old & now new roommate Joe Gonzales to come back again this week! Don’t get used to it, kids. He’s just helping out while we get the apartment organized. Jimmy chats about his start of re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the glory of SMG in short skirts. News includes: James Spader is Ultron, Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon, Spider-Man helps pay for a wedding and NYCC adds RFID to badges to cut down on counterfeits. 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 495 – The Return of Mighty Joe G!

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Reviews: Bela Lugosis Tales From The Grave #4, BloodShot #0, Genie the Genius #1, Kiss Kids #1

Original co-host/CNI founder/old & now new roommate Joe Gonzales returns to the podcast! Jimmy moved back in w/ his old roomie and forced him to co-host. No escape now, Joe. They briefly chat about the move and that Joe may co-host a bit more occasionally since they are only a room away now. Jimmy also gives some love to the Kickstarter for one of his favorite webcomics, The Zombie Hunters. News includes: Ben Affleck is the new Batman, Justice League Canada is happening up north, Lobo gets a makeover, Marvel Experience show till tour U.S., and Dark Horse teases new Firefly/Serenity comics/products. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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