Comic News Insider Episode 765 – TCAF Recap w Nate Powell/Kate Ashwin/Mike Maihack!

Reviews: Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1, Misfit City, Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1, Riverdale finale

Jimmy is joined in studio by Jon Hoche and Tess LaCoil in the rotating co-hosts chair. Jimmy just returned from TCAF and has lots of stories to tell! He got many an interview and moderated 2 panels that you will hear over the next couple of weeks. News includes: Superman will go up against Dr. Manhattan in Doomsday Clock, a live-action Judge Dredd show is on the way, Donald Glover is showrunning an animated Deadpool series, the Disney Channel is making a musical about zombies, Green Lantern may be in the Justice League movie, Reggie Mantle has been recast in 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 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

Comic News Insider: Episode 744 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2016! And just like last year, Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2016 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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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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Comic News Insider Episode 616 – Heroes Con! Francesco Francavilla/Robbi Rodriguez/Angelina (ALB)/Bridgit Connell!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 616 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Black Canary Vol 4 #1, Justice League Of America Vol 4 #1,Prez Vol 2 #1, Robin Son Of Batman #1, Runaways Vol 4 #1, Thors #1, Orphan Black finale, Inside Out

Jimmy’s down in his hometown of Jacksonville post-Heroes Con! As usual, he recruits old pal Ted and Superhero Beach Comic Shop Mgr Ashley Lanni-Hoye. Jimmy and Ashley give their Heroes Con recaps (GREATEST CON ON EARTH). Jimmy got 13 interviews and moderated 2 panels at Heroes Con. You’ll hear 4 of those interviews here! You’ll love the chats with Francesco Francavilla, Robbi Rodriguez, Angelina (ALB) and Bridgit Connell. News includes: Dark Horse Comics comes to Comixology, NBC cancels Hannibal, Kelly Sue DeConnick is leaving Captain Marvel but Tara Butters/Michelle Fazekas are taking it over, Doctor Strange will get a new ongoing series for the first time in 20 years, David Tennant joins the voice cast of the animated film Chew, Image hit comic Southern Bastards gets optioned by FX, Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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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 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 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 546 – Heroes Con: All-Ages Panel w/ Stephanie Gladden/Mike Maihack/Andy Runton/Chris Schweizer/Jeremy Whitley/Thom Zahler

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Comic News Insider: Episode 546 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy moderated the All-Ages panel at Heroes Con with amazing cartoonists Stephanie Gladden (Girls of Monster Paradise), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Andy Runton (Owly), Chris Schweizer (Crogan Adventures), Jeremy Whitley (Princeless), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes). They talked about their awesome comics, why they went into this genre, the difference between “kid comics” and “all-ages comics” and more! A really great and informative discussion. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 545 – Heroes Con w/ Ben Templesmith/Stephane Roux/Emi Lenox/Michael Cho/Amy Chu/Matthew Smith!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 545 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doodle Jump #1, Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever Original Teleplay #1, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time #1, The Wicked & The Divine #1

Jimmy snuck down to his hometown Jacksonville, FL post-Heroes Con with pal Ashley Lanni whom had to deal with his road trip confessions. They are joined by old pal Ted to record the Heroes Con recap with interviews galore! Jimmy sat down at Heroes with Ben Templesmith (The Squidder), Stephane Roux (Harley Quinn), Emi Lenox (EmiTown), Michael Cho (Shoplifter), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out) and Matthew Smith (Bee Sting). Ashley and Jimmy give their recaps of the most amazing comic convention Heroes Con and encourage all to attend. No news this week so we could fit in more interview goodness. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 544 – Special Editioning w/ Will Sliney/Enrica Jang/Matt Miner & Heroes Con Preview!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 544 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Angry Birds Comics #1, That’s Because You’re A Robot One-Shot, Game of Thrones season finale, The Last Ship premiere

Producer Joe steps in to co-host and join Jimmy in recapping Special Edition NYC. Jimmy sat down with Will Sliney (Spider-Man 2099), Enrica Jang (Red Stylo Media) and Matt Miner (Liberator) at the show to chat about their work. It was a great show full of comic booky goodness. The guys talk about Allison Glock-Cooper’s book Changers, Han Solo’s broken ankle, give congrats to friend Jill Pantozzi and The Mary Sue on their new direction and Jimmy finally started playing BioShock Infinite and digs it. News includes: lots of E3 highlights, Powers TV show coming to Playstation network, Disney developing new Lion King series, NYCC introduces New York Super Week, Jason Momoa is Aquaman in the Superman/Batman film and zombie comics help kids learn geography. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 539 – More TCAF w/ Box Brown/Eric Kim/Jesse Lonergan/Rebecca Scoble & Lianne Sentar

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Comic News Insider: Episode 539 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1, Justice League United #1, The New 52: Futures End, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale, Arrow finale, Once Upon A Time finale, Warehouse 13 series finale, Godzilla

Jimmy flies solo this week so as not to make the episode too long. He forgets how long winded he is so the episode will still be LONG. Thanks to Producer Joe for the editing magic. However, it’s chock full of more TCAF (The Toronto Comic Arts Festival) goodness! Interviews with Box Brown, Eric Kim, Jesse Lonergan, and Rebecca Scoble/Lianne Sentar. News includes: DC to launch weekly digital first Wonder Woman series, Dynamite Entertainment announces new titles including Bob’s Burgers, Captain Victory, Terminal Hero and Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880, John Layman/Rob Guillory’s Chew coming to tabletop games, and Lumberjanes is going to a full series. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Come back Friday for the Sports vs Comics panel that Jimmy moderated with Wai Au, Box Brown, Reinhard Kleist and Jesse Lonergan! 

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 478 – More Heroes Con w/ Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Rachel Pandich/Ashely Lanni (Aspire)

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Comic News Insider: Episode 478 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Crow Curare #1, Joe Hills Thumbprint #1, Superman Unchained #1, True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #1, Man of Steel

Jimmy is joined in studio by his new nerdy pal Taylor Katz and they give a looooong review of the new Man of Steel film. More Heroes Con interviews with Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Rachel Pandich/Ashely Lanni (Aspire). Jimmy talks about how he almost screwed up his SDCC plans, briefly mentions new SyFy shows Primeval: New World(skip it) and Sinbad (not terrible) and gives love to his girls Alie &  Georgia regarding their new show on The Cooking Channel (Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia). News includes: Superman and Wonder Woman get romantical, Spider-man finds his sister, Dynamite Teams up Flash Gordon/The Phantom/Mandrake the Magician, Star Wars Land coming to Orlando and IDW gets animated…sort of! 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 477 – Heroes Con Recap w/ Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Ryan Black (Tension)

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Comic News Insider: Episode 477 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 is joined in studio by his podcast wife Erica Schultz! (Thanks to her real hubby AJ for the baked goods again). They both just got back from Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC and are here to give you the rundown of all the nerdy goodness. No reviews but some great interviews with Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle) and Ryan Black (Tension). Plus a big Heroes Con recap. They also chat about the rumored character that Karen Gillan will be playing in the Guardians of the Galaxy film and give kudos to some Critics’ Choice awards winners like Tatiana Maslany (Best Drama Actress for Orphan Black). News includes: Marvel makes Mighty Avengerswith Al Ewing and Greg Land,  a live action Archie movie is on the way along with an Afterlife With Archie comic series, DC Comics brings back Batman: Black and White, and you too can smell like Stan Lee. 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 335 – Heroes Con w/ Jonathan Hickman, Mike Maihack, Curt Franklin/Chris Haley, Rob Anderson, Enrica Jang!

Comic News Insider: Episode 335 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews:  50 Girls 50 #1, Reed Gunther #1, Zombies Christmas Carol #1

Jimmy attended Heroes Con and got a ton of great interviews for your listening pleasure! Enough to spread out over 4 or 5 episodes! In this episode, Jimmy chats with Jonathan Hickman, Mike Maihack, Curt Franklin/Chris Haley, Rob Anderson, and Enrica Jang. Good pal Mike Cho returns to guest c0-host. They briefly talk about some of the games coming out of E3 and Jimmy gives his massive Heroes Con recap. News includes: DC starts announcing new titles for relaunch, Batman Inc. will return, Eliza Dushku gets Torched, Valiant Comics returns and Jeff Lemire’s Essex County makes the jump to film. As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Tune in Thursday for a special Heroes Con interview show with Don Rosa, Van Jensen, Chris Schweizer, and Charles Soule.

Come back on Saturday to hear the panel that Jimmy moderated called Taking on the Property: Iconography with Darwyn Cooke, Ed McGuinness, Don Rosa, and Tim Sale!