Comic News Insider Episode 760 – More American Gods w/ Neil Gaiman!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 760 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Greatest Adventure #1, Plastic #1, Secret Empire #0, Gotham spring premiere

Jon Hoche joins Jimmy once again to co-host! Another roundtable from the American Gods press event last week in this episode. Neil Gaiman talked about his very hands on involvement of the new TV show, what book he’s working on next, possibilities of a live action Sandman and more! News includes: DC Comics will start a new line of comics called “Dark Matter”, Marvel Legacy will bring back the original numbering on some comics, Locke and Key is coming to Hulu,  the Avatar sequels are finally coming, a live action Teen Titans series is coming to a new DC Comics streaming service, Reggie is getting recast on Riverdale 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 670 – CNI: The 11th Wizardry School!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 670 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Cry Havoc #1, Faith #1, Victorie City #1, The Venture Bros. S6 premiere

Jimmy is joined in studio for the 2nd week in a row by regular guest co-host Emily Edwards! They chat about the DC Comics Rebirth rumors out there and whether they would drop their friends if they got famous. (Emily claims no and you can probably guess what Jimmy claims). News includes: DC announces new slate of Hanna Barbera comics, the CW has picked up the pilot episode for the live action Riverdale series, Barbie gets a makeover, Pottermore announces more wizardry schools, and Fish Mooney returns to Gotham! 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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Deconstructing Comics #458: Lucy Knisley Processes Her Thoughts

An Age of LicenseWhen doing an autobiographical comic — a memoir, a travelogue, whatever — one problem to consider is how the people around you feel about appearing in your comic, especially if it’s getting published! This week Tim talks with Lucy Knisleyauthor of many such comics, including An Age of License — about this problem, as well as doing art for a living without losing the joy, getting career advice from Lynda Barry, and much more.

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Comic News Insider Episode 606 – TCAF Recap: Andy Belanger/Lucy Knisley/Mike Maihack/Babs Tarr

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Comic News Insider: Episode 606 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: No reviews this week!

Jimmy does it solo after planned co-hosts schedules didn’t permit them to hang. He got A LOT of coverage at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and shares just a few interviews. He talked to Andy Belanger (Southern Cross, Kill Shakespeare), Lucy Knisley (Displacement, Relish), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), and Babs Tarr (Batgirl). He gives his overall recap of the show which is basically that it’s awesome and you should all attend! News bits include: Archie Comics launches Kickstarter campaign for “New Riverdale”, new Thor identity revealed, the Flash/Arrow spin-off gets a name with DC’s Legends of TomorrowAgent Carter gets picked up, Hugh Jackman says Wolverine 3 will be his last appearance as character, The Coldest City by Antony Johnston/Sam Hart will be adapted to film starring Charlize Theron, Brad Bird confirms The Incredibles 2 will be his next film, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Even more TCAF interviews this week with CHIP ZDARSKY, JILLIAN TAMAKI, and ED PISKOR! And yet even more next 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 566 – Baltimore Conning

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Comic News Insider: Episode 566 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Death of Wolverine #1, Detective Comics: Futures End #1, Ex-Con #1, God Hates Astronauts #1, Grayson: Futures End #1, The Names #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz who brings the fantastic and the pumpkin bread! They talk about the rumor of Jenna Coleman leaving Doctor Who soon and Jimmy gets a 3rd lame email from the same person who just copies/pastes each one over and over again. Stop it! Erica went to the Baltimore Comic Con and shares her experiences. And the podcast marriage is tested when they completely disagree over a review! The horror! News includes: Supergirl TV series may be coming, no Hodor in Game of Thrones season 5,  The Rock will be Black Adam in an upcoming Shazam film, Disney announces 3 new animated shorts and a new Hansel and Gretel live action film is coming via an adaptation of an upcoming Neil Gaiman graphic novel. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 562 – Yet Even More SDCC w/ Lucy Knisley & Yomi Ayeni/Corey Brotherson!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 562 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Lady Zorro #1-2, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1, Outlander (on Starz)

Jimmy is joined in studio by podcast wife Erica Schultz! Been too long since the podcast marriage came together and they have lots to chat about. Erica talks about her recent appearance at Boston Comic Con, Jimmy was a guest on friends Brea Grant and Zane Grant’s podcast Mystic Party (Episode 22), and they get excited over the rumored Blu-Ray release of the original unaltered Star Wars trilogy. Producer Joe jumps in to review Outlander with Jimmy as well! It’s the last of our San Diego Comic Con interviews as well and we go out with a bang of comic book goodness. Jimmy chatted with the amazing Lucy Knisley about her new work and had a great convo with awesome UK comic writers/pals Yomi Ayeni and Corey Brotherson about their latest outputs. News includes: Marvel tests the Wal-Mart waters, Valiant brings free comics and a new non-revival comic, Dustin Harbin will draw anyone for $50 and Sony’s Powers TV show casts the leads. Come back this weekend to hear the Francesco Francavilla panel that Jimmy moderated at SDCC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 553 – San Diego Comic Con Madness w/ Bryan Fuller/Susan Eisenberg/Key & Peele!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 553 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy is in L.A. post-Comic Con so he flies solo to bring you some awesome San Diego Comic Con coverage! He chatted with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), Susan Eisenberg (voice of Wonder Woman) and the hilarious comedians Kegean-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele. Jimmy gives his brief recap of the week (well, as brief as he can keep it!) with some cool moments thrown in for your listening pleasure. We also get a quick bit from Sina Grace (Jimmy’s host in L.A.) about his upcoming return to Li’l Depressed Boy in October. And a quickie mp3 from Kat Rocha/Josh Finney about their awesome World War Kaiju comic. No reviews or Top 3 due to the all the coverage! News includes:  Marvel announces Star Wars comics from Jason Aaron/John Cassaday, Kieron Gillen/Salvador Larocca, Mark Waid/Terry Dodson, Spider-Woman gets her own ongoing, the Agents of SHIELD TV series gets adapted to comics, a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series is coming, DC announces two animated features (Batman vs Robin & Justice League: Gods & Monsters), IDW will bring Orphan Black, Edward Scissorhands and Galaxy Quest comics, Image announces massive slate of new comics, Dark Horse will have a new Hellboy title, Gal Gadot is revealed in her Wonder Woman outfit at Comic Con, exclusive Avengers 2 trailer shows Ultron and resulting destruction, Avengers 3 will feature Thanos, Ant-Man film announces new casting, Batman: The Complete Television Series is available November 11, Robert Kirkman’s Outcast is coming to Cinemax, and congrats to all the Eisner winners! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 552 – SDCC Bound!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 552 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1, Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International San Diego #1, Life With Archie #36, Squidder #1, Snowpiercer

Producer Joe joins Jimmy before he heads off to San Diego Comic Con! They chat about what Jimmy will be covering in the show and the madness that will ensue all week. News includes: Thor will be female, Sam Wilson aka Falcon will be Captain America, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Powers and The Flash TV shows get casting, Duane “The Rock” Johnson may have let slip that he’s playing Shazam, Dynamite gets The Spirit, Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong heading to big screen, Archie’s Dark Circle Comics annunces first titles, Geoff Johns confirms that the DC film and TV universes will remains separate, and the Harvey Awards nominations are out! Leave 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 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 493 – SDCC: Adventure Time w/ John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Olivia Olson, Jeremy Shada, Adam Muto, Kent Osborne

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Comic News Insider: Episode 493 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Infinity #1, Thor #11, Vampirella Southern Gothic #1, Kick Ass 2, The World’s End

The podcast wife, Erica Schultz, joins Jimmy in studio again! They chat about Jimmy’s upcoming move back in with Producer Joe next week. More San Diego Comic Con interviews! Jimmy sat in on the round tables for the hit Cartoon Network show Adventure Time and chatted with voice stars John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Olivia Olson, Jeremy Shada and producers/writers Adam Muto and Kent Osborne. News includes: Garth Ennis returns to The Punisher, Harper Collins signs Molly Crabapple to write/draw memoirs, CLiNT magazine canceled and Rally Downtown presents a comic book trivia night. Great feedback from a loyal listener Glenn that gest Jimmy and Erica to wax on about the recent Doctor Who casting and showrunner Stephen Moffat’s comments about diverse casting. 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 475 – Even More TCAF w/ Judith Vanistendael

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Comic News Insider: Episode 475 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Akaneiro #1, Bounce #1, Green Team #1, Marvel’s Avenger’s Assemble on Disney XD

Jimmy flies solo to bring you the final Toronto Comic Arts Festival interview. Actually, it’s the panel with Belgian cartoonist Judith Vanistendael that Jimmy moderated at TCAF. It’s just under an hour long and they really get into her recent graphic novel, When David Lost His Voice. They talk process, where the story came from, style of art, inspiration, growing up with a famous father and even her pet chickens! News includes: XBox One is coming, Action Comics #1 found in wall, Disney announces new Star Warstoon, Big Hero 6 film coming next year, and Michael Keaton is seen flying over NYC but not as Batman. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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p.s. Much love and thanks to Producer Joe for working his magic on this and the past few episodes!