Comic News Insider Episode 846 – Training For TCAF!

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Reviews: Avengers Vol 7 #1, Coda #1, DC Nation #0, Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 

TCAF is approaching and Jimmy is madly prepping for it. Due to that, he has to fly solo but recruits friends to send in some audio reviews. Thanks to Amy aka The Frog Queen, Ashley Lanni, Erica Schultz and Rachael Smith. News includes: Gina Gagliano will serve as Publishing Director for the new Random House Graphic, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special will have an all-female creative team including Babs Tarr/Tula Lotay/Leah Moore/Emma Vieceli/ Alex De Campi/etc,  Bill & Ted 3 is happening 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 845 – La Vie en Podcasts avec Pénélope Bagieu!

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Jimmy finally got to sit down with friend Penelope Bagieu for a lengthy interview about her new graphic novel, BRAZEN: REBEL LADIES WHO ROCKED THE WORLD. They chat in detail about the book, past work, music, film, comedy, travel, fans and her rap name. (Tune in to find out!). Enjoy this engaging, smart, thoughtful, and funny interview with one of the most interesting and delightful people around. And go buy that book! You’ll love it! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 844 – Infinity CNI!

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Reviews: Antar: The Black Knight #1, Hunt For Wolverine #1, Archer s9 premiere, Avengers: Infinity War

In honor of the 5th anniversary of her first appearance, podcast wife Erica Schultz returns to co-host! She and Jimmy chat about Fear the Walking Dead and the Eisner nominations. Also, Jimmy sat down with friend Penelope Bagieu last week and talks about the special interview episode coming out later this week. Plus, Jimmy will be attending TCAF next weekend. News includes: the new animated series Star Wars: Resistance is under production, 3 iconic DC Comics storylines are getting novelized, Fleer Ultra X-men trading cards are making a comeback 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 842 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Action Comics Vol 2 #1000, Marvel Super Hero Adventures #1, Skyward #1, Black Lightning s1 finale, Westworld s2 premiere

Jimmy’s got a super tight schedule today & none of the regular rotating co-hosts are available so it’s solo time! Fret not, he recruited pals to do some audio reviews. Thanks to Marta Balusek, Jonathan Baylis, Jon Hoche, Ashley Lanni and Heidi Martin for those awesome reviews! Also, Producer Joe went to Denver for DINK! (Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo). He chatted with old pal/show organizer Charlie LaGreca about the convention. He also got some great interviews with Jeff Lemire, Joe Kelly, Jeffrey Brown and Tyler Cannon. You’ll hear that DINK! special later this week. News this week includes: Marvel is relaunching The Punisher comic series, Barnes & Noble is creating a kids graphic novel section, Ash vs Evil Dead is cancelled and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Brazen and Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures

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This month Pascal and Derek look at two recent books that, while strikingly different in their storytelling approaches, are both insightful examinations of the socio-historical forces that shape individuals’ lives. They begin with Pénélope Bagieu’s Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World (First Second), a collection of 29 short biographies profiling women throughout history who have pushed back and defined themselves on their own terms. This book began as a series of webcomics that appeared on Le Monde‘s blog between January and October 2016. There was actually one original entry, a biographical look at Phulan Devi, that didn’t make it into the American text, and the guys speculate as to why this might have been.

After that they discuss Yvan Alagbé’s Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures, just released from New York Review Comics. This is a much less conventional collection, at least in terms of its narrative and visual styles. The book includes seven short pieces that were originally created between 1995 and 2017. The title story is the longest, and most sophisticated, of the bunch, but Pascal and Derek also spend some time focusing on “The Suitcase” and “Postcard from Montreuil.”  What almost all of the stories in this book focus on, in one way or another, is France’s colonialist past and its ramifications to this day.

Comic News Insider Episode 835 – Jonesing for Jessica!

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Reviews: Ballad Of Sang #1, Dodge City #1, Gideon Falls #1, Oblivion Song #1, Prism Stalker #1, Jessica Jones s2

Emmy Potter returns after a long absence to nerd out with Jimmy! They chat about that rumor that Fox wants Buffy the Vampire Slayer back and Jimmy talks about seeing Penelope Bagiue last week talk about her new book Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World. News includes: DC unveils new Black Label imprint, Netflix strikes a deal with Rob Liefeld for his Extreme Universe, Jeff Goldblum will voice his character in the upcoming Jurassic Park video game 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 834 – The Quick and the CNI!

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Reviews: Alisik #1, Lockjaw  #1, The Terrifics #1, Final Space series premiere, Star Wars Rebels series finale

Jimmy is back in NYC! Alas, due to being way behind and regular co-hosts busy, he has to do a quickie solo episode. But as usual, he rallies some of his awesome CNI correspondents to send in audio reviews. Thanks to Ashley, Heidi, Jon and Marta. You all did great jobs! News includes: DC Comics is publishing comics based in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman world, Marvel Comics is bringing a new The Sentry series, Star Wars may have time travel now 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 833 – Jaguar-ing in Jacksonville!

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Reviews: Batman Sins Of The Father #1-2, Bloodborne #1, The Brave and The Bold #1, Hit-Girl Vol 2 #1, iZombie s4 premiere, The Walking Dead s8 second half premiere

Jimmy returns to his hometown of Jacksonville, FL for his annual trip. And as usual, good pals Ted Carruba and Ashley Lanni join him to co-host. They do a quick catch up and also send out some mad love to Kevin Smith. Hang in there! We’re all rooting for you! News includes: Joss Whedon is returning to the Buffy comics, Boom! is a publishing new Over the Garden Wall graphic novel,  Multiple Man is returning to Marvel Comics, Disney Junior is reimagining The Rocketeer 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 827 – Mad For Mutants!

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Reviews: X-Men Gold Annual #1, The Gifted S1 finale, Runaways S1 finale

Jon Hoche is back as co-host and gives a few of his favorite picks from last year. They chat about a couple of comic fests that happened over the weekend as well. News includes: John Ridley will write The Other History of the DC Universe, a Detective Pikachu game is coming, the Dick Tracy comic reboot is cancelled over a licensing snafu 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 825 – The Best of 2017!

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Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) returns to join Jimmy in the annual “Best of 2017” podcast! While there were many amazing comic books, TV shows, films and more…these are the best picks that THEY happen to read/watch. They probably missed some of your favorites but hope you check out what they really enjoyed in 2017. I mean, just check out that picture above. They covered A LOT! They’re definitely more loquacious than laconic so buckle up for a long ride! So many great creators in comics this year and quite a few got multiple kudos throughout the podcast. Thanks to Penelope Bagieu, Emil Ferris, Tillie Walden, Tom King, Greg Pak, Sina Grace and many others for bringing us such amazing work last year. Looking forward to all of your future projects! Drop us a line and let us know what some of your favorites were so we can check them out. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 821 – Crisis on Earth CNI!

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Reviews: Batman Vol 3 Annual #2, John Wick #1, Justice League of America Vol 5 Annual #1, Star Trek Discovery #1, Agents of SHIELD s5 premiere, Crisis on Earth-X (CW crossover w/ Arrow/Supergirl/The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow)

Jon Hoche returns to co-host! He and Jimmy talk about that awesome Batman Ninja trailer and Jimmy is planning the big birthday this weekend. News includes: DC is releasing a new line of comics this January, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are leaving American Gods ahead of season 2, the live-action The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming to Netflix 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 771 – TCAF: Spotlight on Penelope Bagieu/Sandrine Revel!

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Jimmy was at TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) over the weekend and got a ton of great interviews and moderated 2 panels! He moderated the Spotlight panel with Penelope Bagieu (California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas) and Sandrine Revel (Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo). They talk about their books, differences between French and North American publishers/audiences, favorite comics, inspirations, ever changing art styles and more! A massive thank you to Charlotte Groult (Book and Debates Officer – Consulate General of France in Toronto) for serving as Sandrine’s translator. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 769 – More TCAF w/ Sandrine Revel/Jamie Tanner & Five Points Fest Fun!

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Reviews: Generation X Vol 2 #1, Eternal Empire #1, Luke Cage #1, X-Files Funko Universe #1, Agents of SHIELD S4 finale, Supergirl S2 finale

Emily Edwards returns to co-host after a brief hiatus! The Five Points Fest was this weekend and Jimmy attended. Check out his thoughts on the comics/toy show. They also discuss the Into the Badlands finale along with Dutch cartoonist Aimee de Jongh’s TCAF diary comics. Speaking of TCAF, It’s the last of the TCAF interviews that Jimmy got when he was in Toronto. You’ll hear him talk to Sandrine Revel (Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo) with special assist from translator Charlotte. He also chatted to old pal Jamie Tanner (The Consumptive 3). News includes: Netflix announces a Dark Crystal prequel, Supernatural will do an animated Scooby-Doo episode, Once Upon A Time will lose cast members & reboot next season, Tom Hardy will be Eddie Brock in the Venom film, Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey is here, The Runaways is returning to comics, DC Comics will explore the Dark Multiverse and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Notes 1: Born to Be a Larve and California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before The Mamas & the Papas

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On this month’s Euro Comics episode, Edward and Derek check out to recent publications, both from publishers that they’ve yet to discuss on the series. They begin with Boulet’s Notes 1: Born to Be a Larve, just out from Soaring Penguin Press. This is the first collection of the comics Boulet created specifically for his blog, and this initial volume includes the entries published between July 2004 and July 2005. While the guys enjoy Boulet’s work, they feel that the strips may not work as well in book form as they had originally on the blog. The episodic nature of the comics could probably be better appreciated as online updates than as a bound collection.

Next, the guys turn to Pénélope Bagieu’s latest English translation California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before The Mamas and the Papas (First Second). Derek and Andy W. had discussed Bagieu’s earlier book, Exquisite Corpse, on an episode about two years ago, and the latest work certainly follows up on that promise. In fact, Edward is bowled away by this graphic biography. As the subtitle suggests, it covers the life of Cass Elliot — born Ellen Cohen — up to the breakout of the famous 1960s quartet. The guys appreciate Bagieu’s art, but they are particularly impressed by her choices of narration and her structuring of the story.

 

 

Comic News Insider Episode 756 – MoCCA Merrymaking w/ Penelope Bagieu!

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Reviews: Adam Strange Future Quest Special #1, Booster Gold Flinstones Special #1, Green Lantern Space Ghost Special  #1, Suicide Squad Banana Splits Special #1, X-Men Prime #1, Sleepy Hollow season finale, The Walking Dead season finale

Jon Hoche is back to co-host in this very lengthy episode! Jimmy went to MoCCA Fest over the weekend and gives his recap. He got 4 great interviews from the likes of Penelope Bagieu, Falynn Koch, Julia Alekseyeva and Matthew Loux. You’ll hear his great chat with Penelope in this episode! They talked about her recent book from First Second called California Dreamin’, some of her past/upcoming work, how she’s a drummer in a band, her dislike of erasers and more! Such a fantastic interview that you’ll be sure to enjoy. News includes: Gerard Way ensures that more Doom Patrol is coming, a Beetlejuice musical is in the works, Joss Whedon may write/direct/produce a solo Batgirl film, Seth Rogen is set to bring Robert Kirkman’s Invincible to film, a new Invader Zim, Scott Snyder explains Dark Nights: Metal and more! Come back later this week to hear a MoCCA Fest interview special with Julia and Matthew. And then hear the interview with Falynn in next week’s regular format show! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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