Comic News Insider Episode 784 – SDCC Recap: Clare Kramer/Lights/Shannon Wheeler/Dr. Andrea Letamendi!

Comic News Insider: Episode 784 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy has tamed the beast that was San Diego Comic Con and survived to tell the tales! Here, you’ll hear his recap of the show. Just a few fun tidbits of what went down, people he met, celebs he saw, elbows he rubbed, parties, roundtable sessions, interviews, awesome press rooms, hotels, outside of Comic Con, and all of the madness! He mostly did press rooms but managed to get some 1:1 interviews as well. He chatted with the Clare Kramer (“Glory” on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) about her new documentary that she directed called Joyrider. He also talked to pop star Lights about her upcoming album Skin & Earth and the comic book mini-series she created/wrote/drew/colored/lettered/etc. that coincides with it. On the last day of the con, he conversed with Shannon Wheeler about his new book Sh*t My President Says as well as his past work. And finally, Jimmy had his annual therapy session interview with clinical psychologist pal Dr. Andrea Letamendi discussing superheroes, Star Wars, and real life issues.

Starting next week and the following few weeks after, there will be no regular format shows. Only SDCC press room specials. Jimmy needs that long just to recover from all of the craziness that is Comic Con International. You will hear roundtables for Inhumans, Wynonna Earp, Doctor Who, Legends of Tomorrow, Batman and Harley Quinn, Dirk Gently, Supergirl, Dark Matter, Battlestar Galactica reunion, Gotham, iZombie, Justice League Action, Lucifer and Teen Titans Go! He missed some rooms that he wanted to cover but boy howdy did he still cover a lot!

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Comic News Insider Episode 782 – The Not Ready for SDCC Players!

Comic News Insider: Episode 782 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #1, Diablo House #1, Green Hornet 66 Meets The Spirit #1, Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jon Hoche joins Jimmy in the co-host chair again this week! Jimmy is madly prepping for San Diego Comic Con and has so much to do! News includes: Harley/Ivy will meet Betty/Veronica, Frank Miller is doing a 300 prequel, Marvel’s New Warriors is cast with Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, The Umbrella Academy live action series is coming to Netflix, Titan Comics is publishing an illustrated adaptation of The Beatles’ animated film Yellow Submarine, Michael Jackson’s Halloween will be an hour long animated special  this October on CBS, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Shannon Wheeler

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ShannonWheelerThe guys are back with another great guest for The Comics Alternative Interviews.  This time, Gene and Derek talk with Shannon Wheeler, the creator of Too Much Coffee Man (Dark Horse Comics) and last year’s Astounding Villain House (Dark Horse Comics), as well as the illustrator of God Is Disappointed in You (Top Shelf). The conversation gets going by jumping into the Bible and how both Shannon and Mark Russell re-present the Old and New Testaments — and with strict fidelity of content — with a humorous yet straightforward manner in God Is Disappointed in You. Sure to be loved by atheists and Judeo-Christians alike! The Two Guys with PhDs also ask Shannon about his cartooning for The New Yorker, his penchant for clowns and death, the fine art of one-panel gags, and how his New Yorker rejects find new life in the collections I Thought You Would Be Funner and I Don’t Get It (BOOM! Town). They also talk with him about his work at Dark Horse, specifically Astounding Villain House, learning that Shannon has bigger long-range plans for that series. Oh, and there’s that Portlandia thing, too. There’s a lot of laughing in this episode, probably at least as much as you’ll experience when reading Shannon’s books. So join the fun and listen to the Two Guys’ conversation with a creator whose name is synonymous with the caffeine jitters!

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Comic News Insider Episode 463 – Vampire Cowboys Theater GEEK’s Out!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 463 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Age Of Ultron #1, Archie #641: Archie Meets Glee Part 1, Lost Vegas #1

Jimmy is back in New York City and is joined in the CNI studios by Sheldon Best, one of the stars of GEEK!, a new Vampire Cowboys Theatre production. VCT is an old pal of CNI and has been on many of our podcasts in the past. Always a great time! Jimmy briefly chats about his jaunt to his hometown in Jacksonville and the new comic book shop he visited. Sheldon talks about their upcoming production and all of the geeky/nerdy goodness of it. News includes: lots of SXSW news from Marvel about Marvel #1, Project Gamma, Marvel Infinite and Earth’s Mightiest Show hosted by Blair Buter, Batman Zero Year is coming, Astro City returns, Night of the Living Jughead comes when zombies invade Riverdale, SyFy picks up Ron Moore’s new show called Helix and Laura Vandervoort will star as the last female werewolf in a new sci-fi show called Bitten. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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