Comic News Insider Episode 476 – BEA Brief/Pre-Heroes Con Jam

Comic News Insider: Episode 476 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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Jimmy is joined in studio by his new favorite co-host, Erica Schultz! Jimmy chats about his visit to BookExpo America and how he chatted with some of the comic book publishers there. Alas, no interviews but some good info about an upcoming comic book or two! Also, Jimmy is traumatized by the recent episode of Game of Thrones and the recent Justice League America #4. Good thing Erica brought some of her hubby’s famous chocolate chip cookies to soothe his pain! They also chat about the upcoming Heroes Con and what they have planned. Erica is on a panel and is doing a signing at the Comic News Insider booth. Jimmy will be hosting the booth, moderating 3 panels (see info below), doing tons of interviews, taking pictures and more. You’ll also see CNI correspondents running around like Melissa Bleier and photographers Faren and Faith as well as new helper Amber! And a mystery guest rings the doorbell! News includes: DC Comics goes Forever Evil,  Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who, Grant Morrison’s Zenith is finally getting reprinted, and SheZow aims to save The Hub network. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy’s Heroes Con Panel Schedule

  • Saturday: 3pm

Room 207CD
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor 
Fan favorites Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor sit down with Heroes’ favorite moderator, Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino as they discuss the craft of making great comics.

  • Sunday: 11:30pm

Room 207AB
I re-iterate: Admit it—we all judge books by their covers.  With all the choices out there, how do we sift out the noise and select the quality? It all comes down to the covers, and there are few things as appealing to the eye than “Good Girl Art”. Join Adam Hughes, Frank Cho, Jenny FrisonPhil Noto, and Amanda Connor as they discuss this craft with Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino.

  • Sunday: 2:30pm

Room 208ABC
CROSSING-OVER: From Mainstream to Indie and Back
Join psychic huckster Jonathan Edwards as he makes contact with Jack Kirby and Charles Schulz—no wait… sorry…wrongCrossing-Over. Return with us to the land of the living, and join Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino as he discusses working both sides of the fence with Matt KindtBecky Cloonan, Kelly Sue Deconnick, and Robbi Rodriguez.

Tales of the Justice Society of America – Episode #8


This episode, we start out with Scott H. Gardner answering the burning question — “What’s in the ***ing box?!” — which inadvertently sets Michael Bailey off on a tirade about event fatigue in modern comics. Then the discourse gets slightly…ummm, elevated with a…er, firm offering of up-lifting adventure with a cocksure Dr. Fate battling evil with a wave of his “magic wand” from All-Star Comics #3 (the JSA’s very first adventure).

The main feature is an analysis of issue #64 of All-Star Comics in which our heroes travel back to the magical kingdom of Camelot!! Character Spotlight this issue on Sir Justin, the Shining Knight, and last but not least — BECAUSE YOU DEMAND IT! — still more zany comic book ads!!

While elsewhere in Gotham City Firefly burns a Senior Citizens Community to the ground, Batman and Robin battle the macabre menace of — “The Muse”!!


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