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 830 – Flea Flicking CNI!

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Reviews: Motherlands #1, Silencer #1, Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny: Rose & Paige #5, Star Wars Adventures #6, Happy! season 1 finale, Cloverfield: Paradox 

Jon Hoche returns to co-host! They talk about some of the genre trailers shown during the Super Bowl, the Nerdist podcast name change and Jimmy thinks Jon is Henry Cavill’s double. News includes: Brian Michael Bendis will be writing 2 Superman titles for DC, Amazon is developing a new Conan series, a Mario Kart game is coming to smart phones and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 266: Reviews of Red Winter, Motherlands #1, and The Archies # 4

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:30 – Introduction
  • 00:003:11 – We get significant listener responses!
  • 00:07:41 – Red Winter
  • 00:32:46 – Motherlands #1
  • 00:50:03 – The Archies #4
  • 01:14:34 – Wrap up
  • 01:15:39 – Contact us

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Here We Come, Walking Down the Street…

This week Gene and Derek discuss, yet again, three diverse titles. They begin with Anneli Furmark’s Red Winter (Drawn and Quarterly). It’s the the first in a trilogy of graphic novels, although this is Furmark’s first work translated into English. The narrative is set in the late 1970s and centers on two lovers struggling with complicating relationships, both marital and political. Each chapter focuses on a particular character involved in the drama, and Furmark’s presentation is both contemplative and tonally provocative. The guys eagerly await further Furmark translations coming from Drawn and Quarterly.

Next, the Two Guys check out the first issue of a new Vertigo Comics miniseries, Motherlands, written by Si Spurrier and with art by Rachel Stott. This is a sci-fi, futuristic story of a middle-age multi-dimensional bounty hunter, Tabitha Tubach, trying to earn a living, while at the same time struggling with her past and a mother who marked it (and not for the better). And as if familial matters couldn’t get more any more trying, the end of this inaugural issue brings additional complications with the emergence of Tabitha’s sibling, Bubbsa.

Gene and Derek wrap up this week’s show with Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg, and Joe Eisma’s The Archies #4. It’s unusual that the guys review an issue of a series beyond the first one or two issues, but this is a special case. The focus of The Archies #4 is a musical group near and dear to both Derek and Gene, The Monkees. That’s right, Davy, Mickey, Peter, and Mike meet The Archies…which is not as unusual as you might think. After all, both groups have been perceived as “fictions,” both have been categorized as bubblegum pop, both inadvertently find themselves in weird dilemmas, and both have a history with Don Kirshner. Hey hey…

Comic News Insider Episode 759 – American Gods w/ Kristin Chenoweth!

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Reviews: Black Panther and The Crew #1, Godshaper #1, Rose #1, Weapon X Vol 3 #1, X-Men Blue #1, Class series premiere, Doctor Who S10 premiere

Jon Hoche and Emily Edwards join Jimmy is this super fun episode! They chat about the Doctor Who casting rumors and the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer. Jimmy attended the amazing American Gods press junket hosted by Starz and got some great roundtable interviews! Here, you’ll hear the awesomely talented and funny Kristin Chenoweth. Later this week and next, you’ll be able to hear the rest. The show is absolutely astounding and you all should check it out when it debuts on April 30th! News includes: Warner Bros. is making an R-rated animated Watchmen film, Jude Law will be a young Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts series of films, Shea Fontana will take over writing Wonder Woman, Dan Parent is bringing his updated classic Archie style to a new comic series, Captain Phasma gets her own comic 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 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

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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 742 – RIP Carrie Fisher: Drowned in Moonlight, Strangled by Own Bra

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Reviews: Hookjaw #1, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1, Power Man and Iron Fist Vol 3 Sweet Christmas Annual #1, Doctor Who Christmas Special

Jimmy has to fly solo this week since everyone is still away for Christmas! But he got the December co-host Jon Hoche and frequent co-host Emmy Potter to send in some audio reviews. No news as it was one of those slow news weeks due to the holidays. It was also a sad week in our world with the loss of pop icon Carrie Fisher. Many friends/listeners sent in their tributes/thoughts on it all. Thanks to Carrie, Kerri, Rachel, Emily, Emmy, Adam/Comfort, Rebecca, Qui, Shena, Erica, Katelan, Sina, Vera and Marta! I know many others wanted to as well and I thank you. Carrie Fisher was a legend and we all miss her. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 686 – Civil Warring!

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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 670 – CNI: The 11th Wizardry School!

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Reviews: Cry Havoc #1, Faith #1, Victorie City #1, The Venture Bros. S6 premiere

Jimmy is joined in studio for the 2nd week in a row by regular guest co-host Emily Edwards! They chat about the DC Comics Rebirth rumors out there and whether they would drop their friends if they got famous. (Emily claims no and you can probably guess what Jimmy claims). News includes: DC announces new slate of Hanna Barbera comics, the CW has picked up the pilot episode for the live action Riverdale series, Barbie gets a makeover, Pottermore announces more wizardry schools, and Fish Mooney returns to Gotham! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 90

Show Notes:

INTRO [00:22]

mainstream:

  • [0:01:19] Secret Avengers #1
    • In which the boys explain why Ed Brubaker is like a puppy.
  • [0:10:54] Thor #610
  • [0:15:56] X-Force #27
  • [0:22:22] X-Men: Blind Science
  • [0:29:49] Thunderbolts #144
  • [0:34:42] Wolverine: Weapon X #13
  • [0:39:08] The Thanos Imperative: Ignition
  • [0:44:35] Ultimate Enemy #4 (of 4)
  • [0:48:27] Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2
  • [0:57:45] Power Girl #12
  • [1:03:44] Green Lantern #54
  • * [1:09:06] Green Lantern Corps #48

indies:

  • [1:12:28] 7 Psychopaths #1
  • [1:14:25] Chimichanga #2 (of 3)
  • [1:16:04] Choker #3
  • [1:17:51] Mystery Society #1 (of 6)
  • [1:22:47] Green Hornet #4

trades [1:25:58]

  • Fortune & Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book HC
  • Wednesday Comics HC

OUTRO [1:34:27]