Comic News Insider Episode 785 – SDCC: Sina Grace/BSG Reunion w/ Tricia Helfer/Tahmoh Penikett!

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The first of many San Diego Comic Con specials! Jimmy sat down with good friend Sina Grace to discuss his work on Marvel’s Iceman, his Image autobio comic Nothing Lasts Forever, his web series Self-Obsessed and more! Also, while at SDCC, Jimmy did the press room for the Battlestar Galactica reunion. It was a very busy room so his table only got 2 of the actors. You’ll hear from Tricia Helfer (Caprica 6) and Tahmoh Penikett (Helo).

Starting this 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, 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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Comics Alternative, Episode 244: Reviews of Nothing Lasts Forever, What Is a Glacier?,and Revenger and the Fog

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This week the Two Guys with PhDs review three recent releases, two of which are autobiographical in nature. They begin with Sina Grace’s Nothing Lasts Forever (Image Comics). This follows a couple of other autobiographical works from Grace including Not My Bag (2012) and Self-Obsessed (2015), but this latest work has a looser feel to it. Written in diary form when the author was suffering from a rare esophageal condition, the book reveals Grace’s struggles with his health, his romantic/sexual relationships, and his art. Indeed, as both Andy and Derek point out, it’s his emphasis on the latter, along with the pencil art, that makes this such an intimate text.

Next, the guys turn to What Is a Glacier?, a short autobiographical piece from Sophie Yanow (Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics). In this work, the author uses a trip to Iceland, and a visitation to a glacier, to explore the nature of life changes, feelings of uncertainty, and grief over loss. In terms of the latter, Yanow deftly associates the end of a relationship with our treatment of the environment, contextualizing climate change in dire, yet not completely hopeless, terms.

After that Derek and Andy look at a completely different kind of comic. Charles Forsman’s Revenger and the Fog (Bergen Street Press) is the follow-up (and prequel) to his first Revenger volume, Children of the Damned. Originally appearing as four-issue miniseries, and including a one-shot, Revenger and the Fog is a 1970s-/1980s-inspired action narrative of a vigilante, Reggie (AKA, Revenger), enacting retribution against the victimized. In this case, the victims are other members of her team, The Fog, specifically her lover Jenny (AKA, Dynarat). There’s a lot of extreme violence in this story, along with a premise that is sure to gross you out. But as the guys point out, Forsman’s over-the-top handling of his subject matter adds a touch of humor that helps to mitigate the discomfort.

Comic News Insider Episode 774 – Holding Out For A Heroes…Con!

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Reviews: Iceman Vol 3 #1, Kiss/Vampirella #1, Gotham S3 finale, Orphan Black S5 premiere, Wynonna Earp S2 premiere

Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about that Bat proposal, the Black Panther trailer and fondly remember Adam West. Jimmy is heading down to Heroes Con this weekend in Charlotte, NC. He’s got a ton of interviews to do and is moderating 3 panels. (See them listed below). Say hi if you see him whizzing by this weekend. News includes: DC’s Bombshells United is coming in August as a digital first title,  some E3 news highlights, Jhonen Vasquez will write an issue of the Invader Zim comic, Extraordinary: Stan Lee will be a “This Is Your Life” type documentary and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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HEROES CON PANELS! 

Saturday
11:00 AM
Room 207D
MOTOR CRUSH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits with MOTOR CRUSH creators BRENDEN FLETCHER, CAMERON STEWART and BABS TARR to talk about their hit sci-fi/action/adventure series from Image Comics! How did they come together for this project? What inspired them? What’s it like working on their own creation as opposed to work for hire? When can we expect more?! Come on by this fun and laid back panel to hear them discuss all of this and more.
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3:00 PM
Room 203A
INSPIRATIONS
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) moderates a motivational panel on what inspires cartoonists. Come see and hear BRIDGIT CONNELL (Brother Nash), ASHLEY LANNI HOYE, (Aspire), KATA KANE (Altar Girl), and CARA MCGEE (Over the Garden Wall) talk about what inspires them to create. Thoughts on art, music, literature, TV/film, pop culture and more and how it helps them along in their creative endeavors. Come discover some new things to inspire you and maybe even share your own!
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Sunday
3:00 PM
Room 203A
Spotlight on BEN TEMPLESMITH
Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast) sits down with BEN TEMPLESMITH to discuss his illustrious career illustrating illustrations! They’ll chat about old work, new work and upcoming work. From 30 Days of Night to Wormwood to Fell. With some Batman and Doctor Who as well! How did he develop his unique style? What inspires him? Come listen, learn and maybe even love! Hail, Squid!

Comic News Insider Episode 755 – Grande MoCCA Prep!

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Reviews: Anno Dracula #1, Helena Crash #1, Iron Fist Vol 5 #1, Magdalena Vol 4 #1

Jon Hoche is back in the co-host chair! He and Jimmy discuss the Justice League and Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers, The Flash musical  episode, and this weekend’s MoCCA Festival. They are off to a Gotham press event directly after so the episode goes quite briskly! News includes: The Pro is getting a live action adaptation, Mighty Mouse is getting a new comic book series, Silver Sable/Black Cat will team up for a Spider-verse movie, Greg Pak is writing his first prose novel based on his Planet Hulk storyline, Disney CEO Bob Iger suggest that Han Solo may not be the character’s real name, Marvel’s Generations comic series will pair up old and new heroes 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 738 – Go Go Go Moana!

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Reviews: Donald Quest #1 Masked #1, Super Powers Vol 4 #1, Moana

Jimmy is joined in studio with returning co-host, Jon Hoche! They mourn some losses, chat about Vietgone (the off-Broadway play that Jon is performing in) and Jimmy officially welcomes the Christmas season! News includes: Boom Studios announced a Steven Universe ongoing comic series, Eddie Murphy was almost in a Star Trek film, X-Men Blue and Gold are coming in April, Direct Currents Magazine addresses the bloody Watchmen button, the new Iceman solo comic series from Sina Grace/Alessandro Vitti is coming next spring and more! Big thanks to Rachel for sending in her awesome review of Moana! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 639 – Too Street For Bond

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Reviews: Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra #1, Over the Garden Wall #1, Sherlock Holmes: Seven-Per-Cent Solution #1, Falling Skies series finale, Hannibal series finale

Making a special guest appearance…it’s the return of Producer Joe! Joe comes up to the new Inwood CNI studios to make sure everything is up to snuff. They chat about that Wonder Woman lunchbox story, how Idris Elba would make a great James Bond, and remember the great Wes Craven. News includes: First Second is launching a Science Comics line, Bergen Street Comics is closing down next month, New Jersey’s Comic Fusion Superhero Weekend for charity to benefit CASA-SHaW, Fear the Walking Dead 30-minute special will feature a season 2 cast member 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 598 – Road to 600

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Reviews: Bill & Teds Most Triumphant Return #1, Howard The Duck Vol 4 #1, Ninjak Vol 3 #1, Southern Cross #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by Emily Edwards and CNI featured singer Rachel Felstein! They chat about the new Superman/Wonder Woman/Batman costumes and the upcoming 600th episode! News includes: Marvel announces new Star Wars artist, Cobra Commander gets key too the city of Springfield, IL, Rogue One will be first stand-alone Star Wars film, James O’Barr’s The Crow will get a film reboot starring Jack Huston,  and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 580 – Big Hero CNI

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Reviews: American Legends #1, Humans #1, Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #1, Doctor Who, Big Hero 6

Last minute guest co-host cancellation so Jimmy flies solo this week! Been awhile since you’ve had him all to yourself SO ENJOY. News includes: Star Wars 7 gets a subtitle, Howard Shum has a great new KickstarterEvil Dead TV series is on the way, CM Punk to write a story in Thor annual, Doctor Doom character change for upcoming Fantastic Four remake, IDW to publish new Jack Kirby book, John Lasseter to direct Toy Story 4, hundreds of retro games free online, and Mark Wahlberg will the 6 Billion Dollar Man. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 553 – San Diego Comic Con Madness w/ Bryan Fuller/Susan Eisenberg/Key & Peele!

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Jimmy is in L.A. post-Comic Con so he flies solo to bring you some awesome San Diego Comic Con coverage! He chatted with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), Susan Eisenberg (voice of Wonder Woman) and the hilarious comedians Kegean-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele. Jimmy gives his brief recap of the week (well, as brief as he can keep it!) with some cool moments thrown in for your listening pleasure. We also get a quick bit from Sina Grace (Jimmy’s host in L.A.) about his upcoming return to Li’l Depressed Boy in October. And a quickie mp3 from Kat Rocha/Josh Finney about their awesome World War Kaiju comic. No reviews or Top 3 due to the all the coverage! News includes:  Marvel announces Star Wars comics from Jason Aaron/John Cassaday, Kieron Gillen/Salvador Larocca, Mark Waid/Terry Dodson, Spider-Woman gets her own ongoing, the Agents of SHIELD TV series gets adapted to comics, a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series is coming, DC announces two animated features (Batman vs Robin & Justice League: Gods & Monsters), IDW will bring Orphan Black, Edward Scissorhands and Galaxy Quest comics, Image announces massive slate of new comics, Dark Horse will have a new Hellboy title, Gal Gadot is revealed in her Wonder Woman outfit at Comic Con, exclusive Avengers 2 trailer shows Ultron and resulting destruction, Avengers 3 will feature Thanos, Ant-Man film announces new casting, Batman: The Complete Television Series is available November 11, Robert Kirkman’s Outcast is coming to Cinemax, and congrats to all the Eisner winners! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 541 – Sina Grace Burns the Orphanage!

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Reviews: MPH #1, Nailbiter #1, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jimmy is joined in studio by cartoonist Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed). They haven’t seen one another since NYCC in October and had A LOT to catch up on! It’s a lengthy episode but chock full of informative and fun Sina Grace goodness. They chat about the Hannibal Season 2 finale and serendipitously meeting famous folks. In the official interview section with Sina, they talk about Burn the Orphanage, Not My Bag, Self-Obsessed, Li’l Depressed Boy, his time working in a comic shop, when he was a Top Cow intern, their mutual love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. News includes: Edgar Wright departs Ant-Man, bone marrow drive for Seth Kushner and the Hang Dai Studios signing, March: Book One becomes the first graphic novel to win the RFK Book Award, Battle Royale continues in manga one-shot and a man sues a stripper for his Harry Potter DVDs. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 531 – MoCCA Merriment w/ Dean Haspiel/Simon Fraser/Danica Novgorodoff/Michelle Mozes

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Reviews: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Walking Dead season finale, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Lost Girl season finale, Being Human series finale

Producer Joe  returns to recap MoCCA Festival with Jimmy. It was an awesome time full of comic goodness. Lots of great interviews with Emmy winner Dean Haspiel (Fear, My Dear), Simon Fraser (Dare2Draw), Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen) and Michelle Mozes (The Hero of Avaryn). News includes: Archie will die in Life With Archie, SyFy shuffles on to the zombie bandwagon wth Z Nation, Xbox to debut original humanoid robot drama Humans and Comic Sans gets a facelift. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 518 – Favorites of 2013!

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It’s our Favorites of 2013 special! We don’t say “Best of” because whom are we to say what’s best? Oh yeah, WE’RE COMIC NEWS INSIDER! Still, call it what you will, it’s our best/favorites/what we liked for 2013 in comics, TV, film and more. Jimmy is joined in studio by The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald, Erika Schultz (M3), Mike Cho and producer Joe Gonzalez. It’s a great, lengthy chat so strap in! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #151: Burn The Orphanage and Batman vs. Superman Rumors

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On this podcast we review Burn The Orphanage: Born to Lose #1. It’s an… interesting comic. Then we talk some DC movie news with some possible Batman and Lex Luthor casting. Listen in!

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The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 117

INDIE
1. [02:09] The Walking Dead #81
2. [10:00] Spongebob Comics #1
3. [15:09] Lil Depressed Boy #1
4. [22:01] Hotwire: Deep Cut #3 (OF 3)
5. [30:44] Northlanders #37
6. [37:37] 27 #3 (OF 4)

MAINSTREAM

7. [41:39] Osborn #3 (OF 5)
8. [51:39] New Avengers #9
9. [56:41] Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1 (OF 6)
10. [1:05:52] Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #153
11. [1:09:51] Wolverine #5.1
12. [1:15:09] Punisher Max #10

MANGA SPOTLIGHT
13. [1:22:44] Bakuman TP Vol 03