Comic News Insider Episode 774 – Holding Out For A Heroes…Con!

Comic News Insider: Episode 774 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Iceman Vol 3 #1, Kiss/Vampirella #1, Gotham S3 finale, Orphan Black S5 premiere, Wynonna Earp S2 premiere

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about that Bat proposal, the Black Panther trailer and fondly remember Adam West. Jimmy is heading down to Heroes Con this weekend in Charlotte, NC. He’s got a ton of interviews to do and is moderating 3 panels. (See them listed below). Say hi if you see him whizzing by this weekend. News includes: DC’s Bombshells United is coming in August as a digital first title,  some E3 news highlights, Jhonen Vasquez will write an issue of the Invader Zim comic, Extraordinary: Stan Lee will be a “This Is Your Life” type documentary and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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HEROES CON PANELS! 

Saturday
11:00 AM
Room 207D
MOTOR CRUSH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits with MOTOR CRUSH creators BRENDEN FLETCHER, CAMERON STEWART and BABS TARR to talk about their hit sci-fi/action/adventure series from Image Comics! How did they come together for this project? What inspired them? What’s it like working on their own creation as opposed to work for hire? When can we expect more?! Come on by this fun and laid back panel to hear them discuss all of this and more.
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3:00 PM
Room 203A
INSPIRATIONS
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) moderates a motivational panel on what inspires cartoonists. Come see and hear BRIDGIT CONNELL (Brother Nash), ASHLEY LANNI HOYE, (Aspire), KATA KANE (Altar Girl), and CARA MCGEE (Over the Garden Wall) talk about what inspires them to create. Thoughts on art, music, literature, TV/film, pop culture and more and how it helps them along in their creative endeavors. Come discover some new things to inspire you and maybe even share your own!
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Sunday
3:00 PM
Room 203A
Spotlight on BEN TEMPLESMITH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits down with BEN TEMPLESMITH to discuss his illustrious career illustrating illustrations! They’ll chat about old work, new work and upcoming work. From 30 Days of Night to Wormwood to Fell. With some Batman and Doctor Who as well! How did he develop his unique style? What inspires him? Come listen, learn and maybe even love! Hail, Squid!

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 724 – NYCC Recap w/ Si Spurrier/Brian Pulido/Melody Often/Legacy Rising!

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Reviews: Cage Vol 3 #1, Jessica Jones #1, Midnighter and Apollo #1, Shade The Changing Girl, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Luke Cage

Jimmy is still recovering from NYCC along with everyone else so he flies solo this week against his better judgement. He gives his New York Comic Con recap and talks about the massive coverage he got while there. In this episode, you’ll hear Jimmy interview Simon Spurrier (The Spire/Doctor Who/Weavers), Brian Pulido (Coffin Comics/Lady Death/La Muerta), Melody Often (Trinidot) and the creators at Legacy Rising. News includes: James Olsen will become Guardian on Supergirl, The Wasp will be joining the team in the Avengers 4 film, Lion Forge Comics announces a new superhero line, Hayley Atwell will return to Agent Carter in animated form, Super Sons is comiung from DC Comics focusing on Damien Wayne/Jonathan Kent, Ms America will finally get her own series at Marvel, Archie Comics will be publishing comics that will tie into the Riverdale live action series 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 696 – More Heroes Con: Introverts vs Extroverts Panel w/ Bridgit Connell/Monica Gallagher/Erica Henderson/Kata Kane!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 696 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy attended Heroes Con last weekend and moderated some great panels! Here, you’ll hear the Introverts vs Extoverts panel he did with Bridgit Connell, Monica Gallagher, Erica Henderson and Kata Kane. They talked about how they learned to overcome being introverted, gave advice on how they promote their work, if there is such a thing as being too extroverted and much more! Check out this informative and fun panel! And later this week, CNI will release a Heroes Con interview special with Bobby Timony, Brockton McKinney, Kevin Mellon, Nic Terhorst, Genevieve FT, Buzz, Anna-Liisa Jones, Haigen Shelley, and Jim Shelley. And then in next week’s podcast, the final Heroes Con interview with Brenden Fletcher will be available for your listening pleasure. Phew! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 695 – Heroes Con w/ Gabriel Ba/Fabio Moon/Francesco Francavilla/Ben Templesmith/Bridgit Connell!

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Jimmy attended Heroes Con over the weekend and boy howdy did he get a lot done! He moderated 2 panels and got 11 interviews. He flew solo and gave a nice Heroes Con recap for you to enjoy. Including info about the panels he moderated, interviews, people he met (including Jim Steranko!) and more. In this episode, you’ll hear him chat with the Wonder Twins Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Francesco Francavilla, Ben Templesmith and Bridgit Connell. Later this week, you can listen to the panel he moderated called Introverts vs Extroverts with Monica Gallagher, Bridgit Connell, Kata Kane and Erica Henderson. And even later this week, CNI will release a Heroes Con interview special with Bobby Timony, Brockton McKinney, Kevin Mellon, Nic Terhorst, Genevieve FT, Buzz, Anna-Liisa Jones, Haigen Shelley, and Jim Shelley. And then in next week’s podcast, the final Heroes Con interview with Brenden Fletcher will be available for your listening pleasure. Phew! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 693 – Rebirthing!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 693 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batman Rebirth #1, Bolts #1, Civil War II #1, Control #1, Green Arrow Rebirth #1, Green Lanterns Rebirth #1, Superman Rebirth 

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the rumors involving Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and Tom Hiddleston as James Bond. News includes: Superman will make an appearance in the first 2 episodes of Season 2 of Supergirl, Millarworld announced Reborn from Mark Millar and Greg Capullo, and Gillian Anderson will play “Media” in the upcoming TV adaptation of American Gods. Jimmy is leaving for Heroes Con in North Carolina next week and you shouldn’t definitely go if you are in Charlotte from June 17-19! One of the best comic conventions around. 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 642 – Seeking Nick Furry!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 642 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Awake #1, Captain America: White #1, Paybacks #1, Tokyo Ghost #1, Doctor Who, Gotham, Minority Report, Moonbeam City

Jimmy welcomes back Emily Edwards in the rotating co-host chair. They chat about nerd wins at The Emmys and hope someone will cosplay Nick Furry (not a typo) at NYCC. News includes: Bill Finger will finally get credit for his contributions to Batman, Friday is National Comic Book Day, DC’s Omega Men is saved from cancellation (kind of), female creators sweep the Ignatz Awards at SPX, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze are the new creative team behind upcoming Black Panther series 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 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 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 603 – More MoCCA w/ Monica Gallagher/Jamie Tanner!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 603 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archie vs Predator #1, The Fox Vol 2 #1, RunLoveKill #1, The Tithe #1, Orphan Black. Other Space

More MoCCA interviews with Monica Gallagher and Jamie Tanner! Jimmy is joined in studio by artists Melissa Dowell and Yao Xiao. They chat about all the trailers that came out last week including Star Wars, Jurassic World, Fantastic Four and Batman vs Superman. News includes: Archie gets a Sharknado, Revolution comes back in comic form,  an X-Men is outed by telepathy, Silicon Valley Comic Con is coming, R2D2 will fly around the world, Jedis CAN marry, Patty Jenkins is new Wonder Woman movie director, a new Flash Gordon film is on the way, a live action Winnie the Pooh film is coming, a Galaxy Quest TV show is happening and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 602 – Mighty MoCCA Merriment w/ Dean Haspiel/Seth Kushner/Barbara Stok!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 602 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Convergence #1, Rebels #1, Savior #1, Daredevil, Game of Thrones

It’s the MoCCA recap and Jimmy is joined in studio by Producer Joe and pal Jon Hoche. Jimmy and Joe attended MoCCA Festival over the weekend and experienced some amazing small press comic book goodness! Jimmy interviewed Monica Gallagher, Dean Haspiel, Seth Kushner, Barbara Stok and Jamie Tanner. You’ll hear Dean, Seth and Barbara in this episode and Monica and Jamie in next week’s episode. Jimmy also cheated on CNI by appearing on 2 other podcasts last week. He was part of the annual Jay and Jack charity podcast for Autism Speaks and a guest on his friend Amber’s Vodka O’Clock podcast (available next week). Jimmy and Joe gave their recap and thoughts on this year’s MoCCA. Hint: It rocked! News includes: New Lego Dimensions game from Warner Bros., DC Comics leaves NYC for good, you can relive Superman 2 with Margot Kidder, Agents of SHIELD gets a spin-off, Olivia Munn is cast as Psylocke in upcoming X:Men film, new Spider-Man film will have teenage Spidey/no origin re-telling/new costume with “classic Spidey” feel, Brad Bird is working on The Incredibles 2, Lucy Griffiths joins AMC’s Preacher cast and director Michelle McLaren leaves Wonder Woman film over “creative differences”. 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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