Comic News Insider Episode 700 w/ Michael Emerson/Carrie Preston/Fred Van Lente/Kate Rigg/Lyris Hung/Miss Lasko-Gross/Vera Greentea/Rafael Kayanan!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 700 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bounty #1, The Flintstones #1, Kim & Kim #1, Throwaways #1

It was some last minute negotiating/planning, but Jimmy and Producer Joe were able to pull off an 11th hour anniversary episode! We gathered at the wee early hour of 12pm on Sunday at Adella wine bar (410 w. 43rd St) here in NYC. Thanks to Adella for hosting! Swing on by if you’re ever in NYC. Big thanks to special guests Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Fred Van Lente, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung. And big ups to last minute drive-by guests that Jimmy called up: Miss Lasko-Gross, Vera Greentea and Rafael Kayanan. Of course, since it’s an anniversary episode, there was plenty of singing. Couldn’t have done it without the awesome CNI Chorus consisting of Rachel Felstein, Kristen French, James Rodriguez, Tony Wolf, Emmy Potter, and Amy Wolk. Thanks to all whom attended as well! We brought  back the “10 words or less” reviews and even covered some news in between. News included: a new Iron Man is coming and she’s a young black female named Riri Williams, John Cho says we’ll learn his character Sulu is gay in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Luke Cage mini-series is finally coming to Marvel, Mondo is releasing an Over the Garden Wall vinyl album, and DC is bringing you a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe/Thundercats mini-series in October.

Michael Emerson talks about the Person of Interest finale and interesting fan encounters, Carrie Preston talks about her time on The Good Wife and True Blood and has great advice for young actors, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung do an awesome nerdy spoken word improv, Fred Van Lente talks about some of his current/upcoming work like Weird Detective and Generation Zero, Miss Lask0-Gross discusses The Sweetness, Vera Greentea talks about her recent 9th successful Kickstarter for a new comic she’s writing (more Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits) and Rafael Kayanan talks about his upcoming TV work.

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Comic News Insider Episode 686 – Civil Warring!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 686 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Punisher Vol 10 #1, Renato Jones: One Percent #1, Smosh #1, 3 Floyds Alpha King #1, Weavers #1, Captain America: Civil War

Emmy Potter returns to the studio to co-host with Jimmy after a short absence. They chat about those Tom Hardy in Star Wars VIII and John Barrowman returning to Doctor Who rumors (but not the Fleetwood Mac ones).  News includes: Gene Yuen Lang returns to comics with Dragon Hoops, Oni Press is launching a pro-erotica/sex education imprint, Ryan North/Derek Charm will take over the Jughead series, Van Jensen named first ever Comic Book Ambassador of the United States, CBS will stream the new Star Trek series weekly, Disney will no longer self-publish platform games, Locke & Key is again in development for a TV series, SyFy has ordered Krypton to 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 500: The Almost Musical! Michael Emerson/Carrie Preston/Veronica Taylor/Kevin Maguire/ChrisCross/Rafael Kayanan/Simon Fraser/Michelle Mozes/Qui Nguyen/Heidi MacDonald

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Comic News Insider: Episode 500 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: The Other Dead #1, The Powerpuff Girls #1, Rat Queens #1, Sex Criminals #1

It’s the epic 500th episode recording and we do it live with an audience at The Hourglass Tavern (373 w. 46th St.) in New York City! We’ve sang for years and have teased a musical since 2005…and this will be the closest you’ll get. Many a musical number and so many special guests! Michael Emerson (Person of Interest, Lost), Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife), Veronica Taylor (Pokemon), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), ChrisCross (Bloodshot, Katana), Rafael Kayanan (NCIS: LA, Conan), Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante), Michelle Mozes (Blue Streak), Qui Nguyen (Vampire Cowboys Theatre Co.), and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat). News includes: lightsabers are going to be real, Marvel teases many new titles to be announced at NYCC, DC based TV shows Gotham andConstantine are on the way and Dynamite Entertainment launches toys/games line. The CNI chorus (Patrick Garrigan, Salli Garrigan, Amy Wolk, Kristen French and Erick Pinnick) opens the show with a rocking tune. Jimmy and Kristen sing a duet as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, a special voice mail from Avengers 2, and Jimmy almost spoils Breaking Bad in song. Many thanks to the rotating co-hosts Erica Schultz (the Podcast Wife), Emily Edwards and Kristin Garay. Of course, none of this would be possible without Producer Joe Gonzalez running everything. 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 362 – Pre-New York Comic Con Madness!

Comic News Insider: Episode 362 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Avengers 1959 #1, Blood Red Dragon #0, Chopper #1, Huntress Vol 3 #1, Last Of The Greats #1, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1, Frank Miller’s Holy Terror

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Jimmy is joined by yet another Aussie sitting in the guest co-host chair, Jen Timms. She works in the gaming industry and is in town for New York Comic Con (NYCC) staying at the Aquino/Templesmith palace. She is also Jimmy’s right hand at the CNI booth (D18) in Podcast Arena located in Artist’s Alley. They give some love/reverance to the late Steve Jobs, Jimmy talks about the Warehouse 13 and Breaking Bad finales and tells of his love for Karine Vanasse in Pan Am. They also nerd out over the new Avengers trailerNews includes James Robinson back on Starman, Barnes & Noble yanks DC books, Locke & Key screening at NYCC, Archie Comics brings back superheroes, and Stieg Larson’s trilogy comes to comic books. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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NYCC is this weekend (October 13-16) and CNI has lots of great stuff lined up at their table D18. Signings at the booth (CHECK BACK AT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO SOON) with the likes of Greg Pak, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Colden, Becky Cloonan, Ben Templesmith, Ben McCool, Veronica Taylor, and Jeremy Bastian. Tentative guests include Paul Pope, Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston. The annual raffle will be held this year as well! It’s a fundraiser for CNI so we can get some new equipment/pay for trips/etc. Great prizes in the raffle as per usual with donations from Garth Ennis, Bryan Fuller, Ben Templesmith, Rafael Kayanan, Paul Pope, John Cassaday, DC comics, IDW publishing. Dark Horse comics, Smith Micro, Fred Van Lente, Dean Haspiel, Dan Panosian, Dynamite Entertainment, 2000AD and more! Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. The more you buy, the better chance to win! We’ll do the raffle once on Thursday and twice a day from Friday-Sunday. Swing on by D18 in Artist Alley to see all of the exciting events happening with Comic News Insider at NYCC!