Comic News Insider Episode 673 – Hometown Funk!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 673 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1, Power Man and Iron Fist Vol 3 #1, Snowfall #1, Tomb Raider Vol 3 #1

Jimmy is in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL so he gets his friends Ted Carruba and Ashley Lanni Hoye to co-host. Ashley is manager at the awesome comic book shop Superhero Beach where we record this episode. Superhero Beach is located at 1124 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Thanks to owner Neil Sindicich for letting us record in the shop! After catching up a bit, the trio chats about the recent Retrorama toy show that Ted was a part of, some favorite comics/TV and lament over the possibility of Agent Carter getting canceled.  News includes: DC announces full title line-up for Rebirth event, Dark Horse announces new titles including Black Hammer and Wonderfall, Marvel is doing a comic adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Image Comics will launch a monthly magazine called Image+, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are doing a Tales From the Darkside comic, the Nintendo World store has re-opened in NYC, Julianne Moore has been cast as the big bad in the Kingsman 2 sequel and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 adds new cast members including Kurt Russell. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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The Grawlix Podcast #25: Rebirth?

Grawlix Podcast Logo CPNOn this episode of The Grawlix Podcast the G-Crew discuss DC’s Identity Crisis, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Invincible, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and more. Since our heroes recorded this episode mere hours before release they get to discuss timely topics such as Doctor Who’s streaming absence and join in on the DC “rebirth” speculation. Every um, awkward silence, and stutter-stammer presented in it’s full, unedited glory. Enjoy!

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Super Hero Speak – #140: 2015 Movie Speakies!

In part 2 of Super Hero Speak’s first annual award episode the guys give you the 2015 Movie Speakies! So sit back and enjoy as the guys talk about the best and worst movies of 2015.

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“Coulson!” prize (best character death):
Han Solo (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Ant-tony (Ant-man)
Quicksilver (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Shyamalan prize (best surprise twist):
Hawkeye has a secret country house and a whole secret family (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
At President Snow’s execution, Katniss kills Coin instead (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2)
Blofeld is Bond’s adopted brother. (Spectre)
Nostalgia Critic (Shyamalan Month: January)

“Deus Ex Machina” prize (worst use of convenient plot device or bad science):
The I. Rex can speak raptor because … genetics (Jurassic World)
Poe’s alive but seemed to conveniently abandon his quest for BB-8 (Star Wars)
Thor tries to destroy Vision with lightning, but this somehow gives him life. (Age of Ultron)
The mind stone is conveniently in Loki’s staff and there is information stored on it like a hard drive that can be read as an AI Program. (Age of Ultron)
consciousness can be transferred via helmet and wires (Chappie)
Blofeld drilling into James Bond’s head. Not only does it not affect him in the way Blofeld says, it doesn’t affect him at all. (Spectre)
Tank on a keychain (Ant Man)
Thomas the Tank balloon (Ant Man)

“I Know Kung Fu” prize (best movie fight):
Kilo Ren vs. Rey (mind vs. mind) (Star Wars)
Finn vs Riot Trooper (Star Wars)
Ant-man vs. Falcon (Ant-man)
T. rex vs. I. rex vs. Raptors (Jurassic World)
Hulkbuster Iron Man vs Hulk (Age of Ultron)
Mad Max: Fury Road (The entire movie)

“Maybe you should put some shorts on or something if you want to keep fighting evil today” prize (worst hero):
The Thing (Fant4stic)
Adam Sandler (Pixels)
The Hulk (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Finn (Star Wars)

“Inconceivable” prize (worst villain):
Darren Cross (Ant-man)
Doctor Doom (Fant4stic)
John Connor (Terminator: Genisys)
Vincent Moore (Chappie)
Baron Von Strucker (Age of Ultron)
Josh Trank (Director: Fantastic 4)

“It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you” prize (best hero):
Rey (Star Wars)
Finn (Star Wars)
Ant-man (Ant-man)
Hawkeye (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max)

“Wait’ll they get a load of me” prize (best villain):
Kilo Ren (Star Wars)
Ava (Ex Machina)
Richmond Valentine (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Spectre)
Immortan Joe (Mad Max: Fury Road)

“Michael Bay” prize (worst picture / waste of effects budget for all the story problems):
Fant4stic
Pixels
Terminator: Genisys
Chappie

Honorable Mentions:
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
Tomorrowland
Jupiter Ascending

“Mulligan” prize (movie that wasn’t perfect, but we’re willing to give it a pass):
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jurassic World
Spectre
The Force Awakens

“Honest Trailer-proof” prize (best picture / least plot holes):
Ant-man
Ex Machina
The Force Awakens

“HA HA” Funniest movie
The Martian

Comic News Insider Episode 667 – Foley Artist Edition!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 667 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: A-Force Vol 2 #1, Last Contract #1, Lone Wolf 2100 Vol 2 #1, Obi-Wan and Anakin #1, The Shannara Chronicles

Jimmy is joined in studio by regular co-host Jon Hoche and newcomer/future foley artist Megan Bussiere! They chat some more Best of 2015 that they forgot about, Jimmy’s going to guest on another podcast and they focus on The Force before heading off to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the 3rd time (2nd for Megan)! News includes: Gene Yang named national ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Netflix will launch new Dreamworks Animation shows including Voltron, The Venture Bros. season 6 premieres January 31st, KaBoom! Studios is making Over the Garden Wall an ongoing series and the final hour long episode of Gravity Falls will air February 15. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #226: More Star Wars! Who is Rey? Uncanny X-Men!

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On this podcast Squirrel tells us why we’re wrong with our Star Wars: The Force Awakens review. Then he throws out a ridiculous Rey identity theory, and we review Uncanny X-Men #1 and Obi-Wan & Anakin #1. Listen in!

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Comic News Insider Episode 666 – Best of 2015!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 666 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2015! Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2015 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 Book Savant Episode 280: Movie Talk: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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This week it is all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens the most anticipated movie of the year! I will do a full spoiler-filled review so stay away until you get a chance to see the movie. Also I will speculate on where the franchise might go from here and some of the Marvel comics that are based on the galaxy far far away. Enjoy!

Comic News Insider Episode 664 – The CNI Before Christmas!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 664 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Jem and the Holograms Holiday Special, Krampus, Mickey and Donald Christmas Parade, Pep Digital: Archie’s Christmas Carols, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Emily Edwards returns to co-host this Christmas special! Full of Christmas cheer, comics and songs! They chat about favorite Christmas movies and TV specials while Jimmy goes on a mini Xmas rant. News includes: Mel Brooks is developing a Spaceballs sequel,  a Captain America special will air before the season 2 Agent Carter premiere and it is confirmed that Santa Claus is real! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 663 – The CNI Awakens!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 663 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Alabaster: The Good The Bad And The Bird #1, Violent #1, Scarlet Witch #1, Snow Blind #1, Troop #1, Childhood’s End, The Expanse

Co-hosts are too busy to come to the crib, so Jimmy recruits pal Stephen Reid to do some mp3 reviews and a Top 3. Jimmy’s excited as you all are that Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this week. News includes: Jeff Lemire’s Essex County gets optioned for TV, Dark Horse will publish adaptations of Neil Gaiman short stories, a Supergirl digital comic will tie into the CBS show, Titan Comics will publish Penny Dreadful comics based on the Showtime series and Hasbro is looking to create a shared movie universe for Transformers, GI Joe, ROM, MASK and Visionaries. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 657 – The Trailer!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 657 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Citizen Jack #1, Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1, Extraordinary X-Men #1, Hangman #1, James Bond #1, Klaus #1

Emily Edwards returns to co-host and this time at a more reasonable hour! They chat about the Japanese trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and if they prefer stars over hearts. News includes: Disney may be retiring all Star Wars “Slave Leia” merchandise, JK Rowling reveals the American term for “muggles” in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off, 2000AD dropped from 2016 Free Comic Book Day, DC Comics based shows may take years to appear on Netflix/Hulu, Mark Dacascos to join Agents of SHIELD while Ken Marino joins Agent Carter, George RR Martin promises bittersweet ending to Game of Thrones series, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan is cast as “Negan” in The Walking Dead. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic News Insider Episode 648 – NYCC: Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie/Darryl Cunningham!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 648 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Assassin’s Creed #1, Chewbacca #1, I Hate Fairyland #1, The Twilight Children, Star Wars Rebels S2 premiere

Jimmy is joined in studio by Melissa Dowell. They chat/gush about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and when they plan on seeing it. At NYCC, Jimmy sat down with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie to discuss The Wicked and the Divine, Phonogram, Young Avengers, and more! He also chatted with cartoonist Darryl Cunningham about his works Age of Selfishness, How to Fake a Moon Landing and Psychiatric Tales. News includes: Star Wars: Battlefront video game will allow you to play as familiar characters, the Art of John Cassaday will be on display at the Metropolis Gallery in NYC, FX is bringing a Legion TV series based on the X-Men character, FX is also working on a Y: The Last Man series based on the popular comic book series, Fox is producing an X-Men related series as well called The Hellfire Club, Entertainment Weekly is holding their first EW Fest in NYC this weekend 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 585 – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like CNI

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Comic News Insider: Episode 585 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bitch Planet #1, Herald Lovecraft & Tesla #1, The Valiant #1, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, Once Upon A Time

Jimmy has last minute scheduling changes so has to do a quickie solo episode for you! Hope you enjoy! He mentions the Golden Globes nerdy nominations, the possibility of Spider-Man going back to Marvel from Sony and the new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer. News includes: Archie Comics to relaunch flagship title, The Venture Bros. returns. Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names revealed via old style Topps trading cards and the lost Disney cartoon Empty Socks is found. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 583 – The CNI Awakens

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Comic News Insider: Episode 583 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Gotham By Midnight #1, Ody-C #1, Planet Gigantic #1, Shadow Show #1, Toe Tag Riot #1, Sleepy Hollow mid-season finale, The Walking Dead mid-season finale

Jon Hoche returns once again to join Jimmy in studio to chat about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, the Doctor Who Christmas special and Jimmy’s birthday next week on December 9th. News includes: Boom Studios brings back Bill & Ted, Jenna Coleman possibly floundering on whether to leave Doctor Who or not, Frozen sequel in the works, IDW gets truly outrageous with new Jem & the Holograms comic series, XBox Live gets hacked and Suicide Squad movie gets cast. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #197: The Force Awakens! Apocalypse! Constantine! ODY-C!

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The Professor from Rhymes With Geek sits in on this podcast again as we talk Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the blown-up FF movie cast and Oscar “I’m now Apocalypse” Isaac. Then we review Image Comics’ ODY-C #1. We’re going R2-D2 short this episode. Listen in!

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