Comic News Insider Episode 620 – Heroes Con Panel: Image Comics w/ Mike Norton/Toby Cypress/Matt Roberts/Nate Simpson/Jake Wyatt

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Comic News Insider: Episode 620 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: No reviews because it’s a Heroes Con panel special!

Jimmy moderated the Image Comics panel down at Heroes Con recently with Mike Norton, Toby Cypress, Matt Roberts, Nate Simpson and Jake Wyatt. Hear all about their work at Image and elsewhere, their start in comics, their favorite superhero catchphrase and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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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 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 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 596 – Live Long and Prosper

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Reviews: Black Hood #1, Curb Stomp #1, D4VE #1, Orphan Black #1, Spider-Gwen #1, Thor Annual, Agent Carter finale, Sleepy Hollow finale  

The podcast wife Erica Schultz is back again by popular demand! She and Jimmy chat briefly about that sweet Power/Rangers fan film, the recent Star Wars Rebels reveal and give some major love to the late Leonard Nimoy. News includes: Noelle Stevenson is reviving The Runaways, CW’s The Flash and Arrow spawn spinoffs, Adventure Time is heading to the big screen, Joe Madureira’s Battle Chasers may be returning, House DeFraction inks a TV deal, DuckTales returns, Harrison Ford is coming back to Blade Runner, Netflix is bringing original/rebooted cartoons, Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart are Electra Woman and DynaGirl, and more casting for Supergirl, Lucifer and Daredevil. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 595 – And the Oscar For Best Podcast Goes to…

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Comic News Insider: Episode 595 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Adventure Hour Presents Sparks Nevada Marshal On Mars #1, Pirate Eye Exiled From Exile #1, Secret Identities #1, Stray #1

The podcast wife Erica Schultz returns! She and Jimmy chat briefly about the nerdy bits from the Oscars, the Jason Momoa as Aquaman picture and Spielberg being on board for Chris Pratt to play Indiana Jones. News includes: Dynamite announces Swords of Sorrow series and The Spirit revival,  Invader Zim is back in comic book form, Archie Comics to end with issue #666, a man is dressed as Green Lantern at his wake and lots of TV/film casting news. 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 592 – CNI Flare!

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Reviews: Munchkin #1, Casanova Acedia #1, Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit #1, Dying And The Dead #1, Multiversity Guidebook #1, Nutmeg #1, Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #1, Paddington

The podcast wife Erica Schultz braves the cold and slush to return for a review-filled episode! They chat about the Game of Thrones season 5 trailer and Jimmy is doing Veronica Varlow’s 28 Day Danger Diary Instagram Photo Challenge. News includes: Superman gets another power and costume tweaks, upcoming Teen Titans series will not have Beast Boy or Cyborg but will include Hawk & Dove and Barbara Gordon, turn your iPhone 6 into a Batmobile, Copenhagen man can’t be called “Superhero” and Akira creator wins Angouleme Grand Prize.  5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 590 – CNI Incursion!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 590 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Boom Box 2014 Mix Tape #1, Holy F*ck #1, Star Wars Vol 4 #1, 12 Monkeys, The Venture Bros. (All This And Gargantua-2)

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! They chat about the rumored Spider-Man appearances in upcoming Avengers films and all of the problems the Fantastic Four film is having. News includes: Marvel announces the end of it all with Secret Wars, Image Comics offers a subscription service, Atomic Robo converts to web comic, Chew card game coming in May, Jane Goldman is working on the Fables movie script, the live-action Powers TV series will debut March 10, Best Animated Feature Films for the Oscars and Gotham gets renewed for a 2nd season. 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 587 – CNI’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 587 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Captain Stone #1, Garbage Pail Kids Comic Book Puke-Tacular #1, Mono #1, The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1, Robin Rises Alpha #1, Ascension, Doctor Who Christmas Special

It’s the hot CNI New Year’s special for you! Jimmy welcomes podcast wife Erica Schultz and Geek Syndicate Managing Editor Sharlene Mousfar to the CNI studio for a New Year’s extravaganza! They chat about what nerdy stuff they got for Christmas and what the new year ahead will bring. News includes: Danielle Corsetto to call it quits on Girls With Slingshots, Constantine gets saving…kind of and Netflix’s Daredevil series will be dark in tone. Have a safe and happy new year! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 574 – More NYCC w/ Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Vera Greentea!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 574 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doctor Who 12th Doctor #1, Sleepy Hollow #1, Wytches #1, The Book of Life

The podcast wife Erica Schultz returns to join Jimmy in studio for some more New York Comic Con coverage! They both forget how to speak throughout this episode but get their groove back near the end. Plus, Jimmy’s 6 year old nephew Maximus and 5 year old niece Chloe record their reviews of the new film Book of Life. At NYCC, Jimmy chatted with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics CCO) about all things Archie as well as his impressive writing resume in theater (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), TV (Glee, Big Love) and film (Carrie). He also sat down with one of his new favorite writers Vera Greentea about having her own publishing company, the comics she’s written and her love of baking (still waiting on those baked goods!). News includes: Warner Bros. announces massive slate of DCU films including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Shazam and more, WB also announces new digital unit Blue Ribbon Content will be producing a live action Static Shock series along with an untitled Mortal Kombat one, Marvel is bringing back yet another old storyline for revamp, Dave Gibbons is announced 1st UK Comics Laureate, and The Other Dead comic series is coming to Animal Planet in a new series. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 567 – Stealing the Batmobile

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Comic News Insider: Episode 567 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batgirl Futures End #1, Copperhead #1, Dawn/Vampirella #1, Rot & Ruin #1, Z Nation

Jimmy is joined in studio once again by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! She totes peanut butter/tabasco cookies this time. Deeeelish! They chat about the official Batmobile pic from set, the Obi-Wan spin-off rumor and the Avengers: Age of Ultron synopsis that was released. News includes: Fantagraphics announces a big FU (Press), Teen Titans travels to TNT, the Steve Rude documentary finally sees a release date and Norman Reedus will release a fan appreciation book. 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 565 – CNI is Not a Cat!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 565 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bob’s Burgers #1, Pop #1, Sundowners #1, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz who brings the awesome and cookies! They discuss the DC “no jokes” policy in movies rumor, Jimmy has done the ALS Ice Bucket challenge,  he also kind of had lunch with Joss Whedon (not really…or really?), and mourns the passing of legendary Archie artist Stan Goldberg. Also, Erica will be tabling at Baltimore Comic Con but Jimmy had to cancel his Sunday attendance. So go tell her how much you miss seeing Jimmy! News includes: Hello Kitty is possibly maybe not really or could be a cat, a live action The Tick series may return courtesy of Amazon streaming, San Diego convention center expansion may be dead, more Arrow casting news, and Doctor Who comes to Minecraft on Xbox. 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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