Comic News Insider Episode 757 – More MoCCA w/ Julia Alekseyeva/Matthew Loux!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 757 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy went to MoCCA Fest over the weekend and got some great interviews! In this episode, you’ll hear from Julia Alekseyeva (Soviet Daughter) and Matthew Loux (The Time Museum). Julia’s graphic novel is a fascinating tale about her great grandmother Lola growing up in the former Soviet Union. She and Jimmy have a great talk about Lola’s life and how it helped to shape Julia into the woman she is today. Matt’s new graphic novel from First Second is a load of time traveling fun! He talks about the various adventurers from different eras in time and why he chose them. Next week, you’ll hear the final MoCCA interview Jimmy conducted with Falynn Koch (Science Comics: Plagues). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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

Comic News Insider: Episode 756 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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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Comic News Insider Episode 755 – Grande MoCCA Prep!

Comic News Insider: Episode 755 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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 681 – MoCCA: Nobrow Special w/ Sam Bosma/Jeremy Sorese!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 681 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy went to MoCCA over the weekend and got some great interviews. In this Nobrow special, you’ll hear his chats with Sam Bosma (Fantasy Sports) and Jeremy Sorese (Curveball). Jimmy is a big basketball fan like Sam which is a good thing since his book Fantasy Sports deals with the sport! And hear them both correctly pick the NCAA men’s basketball champion! In his talk with Jeremy, they have a great deal to say about relationships, friendships and more. They even get a little Steven Universe love in there as well since Jeremy wrote the comics. Both were really great interviews so do give a listen! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 680 – MoCCA: SelfMadeHero/Abrams Special w/ Reinhard Kleist/Jim Ottaviani!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 680 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy went to MoCCA over the weekend and got some great interviews. In this SelfMadeHero/Abrams special, you’ll hear his chats with Reinhard Kleist (An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar) and Jim Ottaviani (The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded). Jimmy and Reinhard catch up a bit as it’s been a couple of years since they last talked at TCAF. He gives some great insight into his book about the tragic story of Olympic runner Samia Yusuf Omar. In his interview with Jim, the 2 talk about Jim’s science background as well as his many other comics. They both give their theory surrounding the mystery of Alan Turing’s death as well. Both were great talks so do give a listen! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 679 – MoCCA Mirth w/ Rebecca Sugar!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 679 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: The Powerpuff Girls, The Walking Dead S6 finale, Wynonna Earp S1 premiere

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the awesomeness of Benedict Cumberbatch dressed as Doctor Strange buying Doctor Strange comics and talk at length/give theories about the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead. Over the weekend, Jimmy (and Producer Joe) attended MoCCA Festival. A great small press/indie comics show right here in NYC. Jimmy gives a quick recap of it all. On the Sunday of the show, Jimmy and Producer Joe sat down with Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe creator) for a lovely chat about the show, her time on Adventure Time, her musical work and much 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 603 – More MoCCA w/ Monica Gallagher/Jamie Tanner!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 603 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archie vs Predator #1, The Fox Vol 2 #1, RunLoveKill #1, The Tithe #1, Orphan Black. Other Space

More MoCCA interviews with Monica Gallagher and Jamie Tanner! Jimmy is joined in studio by artists Melissa Dowell and Yao Xiao. They chat about all the trailers that came out last week including Star Wars, Jurassic World, Fantastic Four and Batman vs Superman. News includes: Archie gets a Sharknado, Revolution comes back in comic form,  an X-Men is outed by telepathy, Silicon Valley Comic Con is coming, R2D2 will fly around the world, Jedis CAN marry, Patty Jenkins is new Wonder Woman movie director, a new Flash Gordon film is on the way, a live action Winnie the Pooh film is coming, a Galaxy Quest TV show is happening and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 601 – MOCCApproaching!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 601 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Convergence #0, Space Riders #1, UFOlogy #1, Uncanny Inhumans #0, Olympus, Outlander mid-season premiere

Jimmy is recovering from the epic 600th episode recording, so he invites Emily Edwards over to co-host and add some pep to the podcast! They chat about the absolute awesomeness of 600, Jimmy’s finally seen all of The IT Crowd,  he’ll also be a guest on 2 other podcasts this week and they both remind everyone to watch Daredevil and Game of Thrones this weekend. News includes: Star Trek and Green Lantern will team up in comic book form, WonderCon moves again, Amped will be both a new Vertigo comic and USA Network TV show, Bazooka Joe gets redesigned, no end credits stinger in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, the Star Wars digital collection is available this week, Paul Feig’s new sci-fi comedy Other Space will debut on Yahoo Screen next week and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 599 – One More to Go!

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Reviews: Chrononauts #1. Frankenstein Underground #1, Giant Days #1, Red One #1, iZombie

Jimmy is joined in studio by members of the CNI Chorus Rachel Felstein and Emmy Potter! Rachel joins in again after last week’s debut while Emmy makes her CNI debut this week. They chat about that recent Captain Marvel movie rumor and what’s in store for episode 600 next week. News includes: MoCCA Fest announces programming, UN announces gender equality comics competition, Dr. Seuss gets a museum, Science Channel launches science initiative, Mallrats 2 is coming with original stars, Jennifer Lawrence’s last time as Mystique will be in X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Files returns to TV for a 6 episode event, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun join AMC’s upcoming Preacher series, & more new cast members for the Deadpool movie.  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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Comic News Insider: Episode 531 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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 530 – Pre-MoCCA Mania!

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Reviews: Real Heroes #1, Rocky & Bullwinkle #1, Star Slammers Remastered #1, Survive #1  

Producer Joe comes back to chat about what we’re going to cover at the upcoming MoCCA Festival! A lot of great guests, exhibitors, panels and more. Listen in for what to expect. The guys chat about April Fool’s pranks (the good and bad), Jimmy was a guest on the awesome Everything Comes Back to 2000AD (Episode 161 now available), say Happy 75th birthday to Batman and hear Hugh Jackman sing as Wolverine. We also get our special April 1st correspondent La-me Jocare to gather the news bits for us which include: Stan Lee is not Stan Lee, Superman/Batman movie will have every DC character ever in it and all Marvel comics will be labeled as #1 every week. We didn’t vet La-me’s stories due to a time crunch so take them with a grain truckload of salt. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 467 – MoCCA Recap w/ Heidi MacDonald/Rob Davis/Robert Sellers/Matt Miner

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Comic News Insider: Episode 467 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Last of Us: American Dreams #1, Mice Templar Vol 4 Legend #1, Snow Angel One Shot, Thanos Rising #1

Jimmy is joined in studio once again by the EIC of The Beat, Heidi MacDonald! They give their big recaps on MoCCA Festival and were quite pleased with the show. The Society of Illustrators took over this year and did a bang up job! Jimmy gets a few interviews at the show with Rob Davis (The Complete Don Quixote), Robert Sellers (Hellraisers) and Matt Miner (Liberator). They also remember comics legends Carmine Infantino and George Gladir. News includes: Apple bans Saga #12 due to gay sex scene, Carrie Kelley returns as Robin and In the Flesh comes to BBC America.  As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy moderated a panel about British comics with UK creators from SelfMadeHero (Rob Davis, Glyn Dillon, JAKe, and Robert Sellers). It was recorded but the sound is not great. We are working on putting up a somewhat ear-pleasing version for an episode. If not, we’ll chat a bit about it on next week’s podcast. Stay tuned!

Comic News Insider Episode 466 – Pre-MoCCA Mania!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 466 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Comics- East Of West #1, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 #1, Mister X Hard Candy 1-Shot.
TV- Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Revolution, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead.
Theater- GEEK!

Jimmy flies solo since he went to see the new Vampire Cowboys show called GEEK! and rushed home after to record. Alas, after falling asleep off/on, he didn’t record until 9am on Wednesday. Sorry for the lateness, kids! A lot of reviews in comics, TV and even theater. News includes: Dark Horse Comics to publish original Star Wars script as comic, Once Upon A Time comes to comic form, Once Upon A Time gets a spinoff called Once: WonderlandTomb Raider movie will be rebooted, Doctor Who 50th anniversary casting confirmations announced and Kiss Hello Kitty animated comes to The Hub. 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 465 – Dinner w/ Spidey & Gwen

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Comic News Insider: Episode 465 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Constantine #1, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #1, GI Joe: Special Missions Vol 2 #1, Judge Dredd Year One #1, Star Wars Legacy Prisoner Of The Floating World #1, X-Termination #1

Jimmy does it solo…wait, no…he records solo! He chats about the new Vampire Cowboys Theater show, briefly  mentions a non-spoilery bit about the new Doctor Who episode he got to see in advance, he’s back in the web comic Devil Inside, salutes Kelly Sue DeConnick on her troll ownage on Tumblr, and gives some love to the Elysia Kickstarter He also mentions his dinner with fellow podcaster Dave Monteith (Geek Syndicate) whom was in town visiting from the UK for one night. And yes, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) were sitting one table away! News includes: Neil Gaiman’s Angela joins the Marvel Universe, DC brings the Batman TV show to digital comics, Green Lantern John Stewart will live, Quantum and Woody returns and KISS Kids will rock and roll until nap time at IDW. 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 437 – David Reuss (Society of Illustrators)

Comic News Insider: Episode 437 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Batman Incorporated Vol 2 #0, Batman The Dark Knight Vol 2 #0, Happy #1, Justice League Dark #0, Talon #0

Back in the rotating guest co-host chair this week is Gretchen Souerwine! It’s been awhile but she comes well prepared and researched plus brings her professional news reader voice. Also joining Jimmy, is artist David Reuss. He discusses his work, being on the board of the Society of Illustrators, their recent acquisition of MoCCA and more! Gretchen and Jimmy talk some of the new fall TV shows like Elementary and Park Avenue 666 and wax on way too long about theDoctor Who midseason finale. News includes: Grant Morrison reveales Multiversity, Patrick Stewart may be back in X-Men, FOX signs Mark Millar, Asians in comics exhibit in NYC, LUST from Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles and menton3, and Halloween Comic Fest 2012 coming on Halloween. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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New York Comic Con is coming up next week from October 11th-14th! Comic News Insider will have their booth again in the Podcast Arena! Come by and visit #3350 for signings, interviews and our annual fundraising raffle where you can win great swag! Signed comics, toys and more! The schedule of events at the CNI table will go up next week! Producer Joe will be there as well taking donations for The Project Solution and giving away messenger bags with original Paul Pope art (also signed/numbered) as a thank you gift for donation $30 cash or $32 credit. We’ll also have some official CNI photographers roaming around taking pictures so look for a massive photo album coming the following week. SO MUCH GOING ON!