Comic News Insider Episode 837 – Kryptoniting!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 837 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1, Lucy Dreaming #1, Weapon H #1. Krypton 

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair after his big stint Off-Broadway! News includes: Frank Miller signs a 5 project deal with DC Comics, a Spice Girls animated film is in development, Kurt Busiek’s Astro City is coming to TV 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 726 – NYCC: Paul Cornell/Nick Abadzis/Simon Fraser/Michael Molcher!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 726 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

At New York Comic Con, Jimmy chatted with Michael Molcher (2000AD PR Coordinator) all about 2000AD! The comics, the history and more. He talked to Nick Abadzis (10th Doctor Who comics) and Simon Fraser (11th Doctor Who comics) about their particular Doctor Who comics, their favorite Doctors and companions and other adventures in the Who-niverse. And finally, he interviewed Paul Cornell (3rd Doctor Who comics/Saucer Country) about his current comic and novel work including the upcoming Vampirella series. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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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 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 532 – More MoCCA with Nick Abadzis!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 532 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: All-New Ultimates #1, Batman Eternal #1, Flash Gordon Vol 7 #1, Lumberjanes #1, Shutter #1, Metal Hurlant Chronicles, Warehouse 13

Producer Joe  is back again to wrap up our MoCCA coverage and use his producing/editing magic. Jimmy had a great chat with Nick Abadzis at MoCCA talking about his new SelfMadeHero book The Cigar That Fell In Love With A Pipe among his many other works.  Jimmy apologies for his voice as he’s home sick with the plague. News includes: Amazon acquires Comixology, Eisner nominations announced, Grant Morrison’s Multiversity is finally coming, Dick Grayson to become a super-spy and SyFy picks up The Expanse. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 530 – Pre-MoCCA Mania!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 530 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Real Heroes #1, Rocky & Bullwinkle #1, Star Slammers Remastered #1, Survive #1  

Producer Joe comes back to chat about what we’re going to cover at the upcoming MoCCA Festival! A lot of great guests, exhibitors, panels and more. Listen in for what to expect. The guys chat about April Fool’s pranks (the good and bad), Jimmy was a guest on the awesome Everything Comes Back to 2000AD (Episode 161 now available), say Happy 75th birthday to Batman and hear Hugh Jackman sing as Wolverine. We also get our special April 1st correspondent La-me Jocare to gather the news bits for us which include: Stan Lee is not Stan Lee, Superman/Batman movie will have every DC character ever in it and all Marvel comics will be labeled as #1 every week. We didn’t vet La-me’s stories due to a time crunch so take them with a grain truckload of salt. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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RBDHB: Nick Abadzis Interview

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Our interview with Nick Abadzis the writer of “Laika” & Hugo Tate at MICE in Boston MA.
RBDHB had the pleasure of interviewing Nick Abadzis the writer of “Laika” & Hugo Tate at MICE . We talk Dogs in Space, making your own comics and How a Stickman becomes a man.

You can find Nick Abadzis Here –
www.nickabadzis.com/
twitter.com/NickAbadzis

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Deconstructing Comics #238: Laika

In 1957, the Russians were winning the space race. After the successful launch of Sputnik, the Russian space program was under pressure to further embarrass the U.S. by launching a living thing — a dog — into orbit. This is the story of Laika, who made a historical splash big enough to get a vague mention in Peanuts. Nick Abadzis’ graphic novel on the topic reaches even higher thematically, and delivers. Tim and Brandon review.

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