Deconstructing Comics #589: Dorman, Mackie, and McCrea at Toronto Comicon

This week, three interviews that Koom got at Toronto Comicon, in a special two-hour episode!

Dave Dorman is best known for his Star Wars art, as well as other fantasy work, and even some Batman. Here he talks about being one of the first students at the Kubert School, and the lasting friendships he made there with other now-famous names, and about his approach to painting, including doing likenesses.

Howard Mackie entered Marvel in 1984 as an editor, and eventually became the writer on such characters as Ghost Rider, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. He talks about that transition, working with the guys who would later form Image Comics, and what he’s done since leaving Marvel.

John McCrea is best known for his work with Garth Ennis on such works as Troubled Souls, Hitman, and Section 8. What’s it like working with Garth? Why should you avoid doing work that goes against your publisher’s expectations? Why did he set out to do a different kind of comics than the type he’s seemingly best suited for?

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Comic Book Central #213: Billy Dee Williams on Star Wars, Lando, Batman, and more

Lando in the Lair! This week, I’m sitting down with the King of Cool, the one and only Billy Dee Williams, to talk about Star Wars, Batman, and much more!
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Comic News Insider Episode 834 – The Quick and the CNI!

Comic News Insider: Episode 834 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Alisik #1, Lockjaw  #1, The Terrifics #1, Final Space series premiere, Star Wars Rebels series finale

Jimmy is back in NYC! Alas, due to being way behind and regular co-hosts busy, he has to do a quickie solo episode. But as usual, he rallies some of his awesome CNI correspondents to send in audio reviews. Thanks to Ashley, Heidi, Jon and Marta. You all did great jobs! News includes: DC Comics is publishing comics based in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman world, Marvel Comics is bringing a new The Sentry series, Star Wars may have time travel now 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!

Comic News Insider: Episode 830 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

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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Comic News Insider Episode 829 – Grammy Winning Best CNI of the Year!

Comic News Insider: Episode 829 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Legion #1, Raven Daughter of Darkness #1, X-Men Blue Annual #1 

Jon Hoche returns to co-host! They catch up on movies they finally saw. The John Wick films for Jimmy. Jumanji and Star Wars: The Last Jedi for Jon. News includes: new Justice League comics are coming, Batman is getting his yellow oval symbol back, Valiant gets bought out, a Riverdale musical episode will be Carrie-esque and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Critiquing Comics #124: “The Adventures of Rage” and “The Big Sheep”

In this special Monday edition of Critiquing Comics, Tim and Mulele take on a couple of comics by our listeners:

First, Chris Calderon’s The Adventures of Rage drops us right into the middle of a battle. This is a time-honored approach, but is it being done well here?
Then, Andre Mateus and Rahil Mohsin’s The Big Sheep gives us funny animals in a noir setting. How does this compare with Andre’s previous submission to Critiquing Comics?

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Comic News Insider Episode 824 – Sucked Into Jumanji!

Comic News Insider: Episode 824 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Wormwood Gentleman Corpse Christmas Special, 30 Days Of Night Vol 3 #1, Assassinistas #1, X-Men Grand Design #1, Doctor Who Christmas Special, Jumanji

Emily Edwards returns for some nerdy banter! She and Jimmy have an impromptu chat/review about Star Wars: The Last Jedi and hope everyone had a great Christmas/holiday! News includes: Brian Michael Bendis’ last Marvel comic will be Iron Man #600, The Last Jedi‘s kick ass sisters (Rose & Paige) will be getting a comic book prequel 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 823 – A Nochebuena Christmas!

Comic News Insider: Episode 823 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archie Christmas Spectacular #1, Christmas Eve #1, DC Holiday Special 2017, Die Kitty Die Christmas Special One Shot, Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special, Gold Digger Christmas Special #9, Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville, The Spirit: Christmas Spirit of 1948, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Jon Hoche returns to co-host and add to the Christmas cheer! The guys talk about keeping up the Christmas spirit and share some of their favorite movies and songs. And since it’s Christmas time, they review a whole slew of Christmas comic books. Jimmy gives a somewhat quick solo review of that little indie film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. News includes: that big Disney/Fox merger, DC Comics will hold a big event in D.C., Action Comics #1000 is pushed back to April and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Super Hero Speak – #239: The Last Star Wars Fans

This week the guys review the most divisive Star Wars film ever, The Last Jedi. Initially unsure about the film, they have found themselves defending this film to other Star Wars fans.  With complex character development and twists on themes from the old Star Wars film Last Jedi has disappointed some fans. So listen to what we have to say then let us know if you agree with what we have to say, and let us know what Star Wars means to you. Enjoy!

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Arc Reactions – 88 – The Last Jedi (film)

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We talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest in the epic space fantasy saga. We talk about the characters, the plot, the action and more.

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Comic News Insider Episode 818 – Masters of CNI Fu!

Comic News Insider: Episode 818 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Master of Kung Fu Vol 2. #126, Port of Earth #1, Slots #1 & #2, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics 

Jimmy brings back regular co-host Jon Hoche as we revert back to a regular format show after all the massive NYCC coverage. Which we hope you enjoyed! They talk about Jodie Whittaker’s official outfit as The Doctor and what they hope to see at this weekend’s Anime NYC convention. News includes: Jean Grey is returning to Marvel Comics, Amazon is producing/airing a prequel TV series based on Lord of the Rings, Hasbro approaches Mattel about a buyout offer and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic Book Central – Episode #200: 4th Anniversary Special

Get ready to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Comic Book Central! It’s my annual treasury-sized travel back over the past year to revisit some of the most memorable moments on the show. Guests from the worlds of Superman, Star Wars, Star Trek, DC and Marvel TV shows and movies, MST3K, Lost in Space and much MORE!      http://comicbookcentral.net

 

 

 

Comic Book Central – Episode #194: Cincinnati Comic Expo Part Two

Superman! Superman II! The Empire Strikes Back! EVERY Pixar film! Oh, and he just so happened to know a thing or two about a thing or two for 11 seasons of Cheers! John Ratzenberger joins me for a Q&A on part two of my trip to the Cincinnati Comic Expo!
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Comic Book Central – Episode #191: Julian Glover

Legendary actor Julian Glover joins me in the Lair this week to talk about his incredible roles in the worlds of Indiana Jones, Star Wars, James Bond, Game of Thrones, and much, MUCH more!
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Comic News Insider Episode 800 w/ Michael Emerson/Erica Schultz/Jonathan Baylis/Slanty Eyed Mama (Kate Rigg/Lyris Hung)!

Comic News Insider: Episode 800 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bombshells United #1, Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1, Made Men #1, Star Wars Adventures #1, Blood Drive S1 finale

We didn’t think we’d be able to pull it off at the last minute, but we did it! It’s our big 800th episode live recording. Producer Joe comes down from upstate to help out as usual. Special guests: Michael Emerson, Erica Schultz, Jonathan Baylis and Slanty Eyed Mama (Kate Rigg/Lyris Hung)! And, of course, because it’s an anniversary episode, there is plenty of music! Many thanks to the CNI Chorus consisting of Sarah Goldrainer, Liz Pepe, Kristen French, Nicky Schmidlein and Emmy Potter.  Big ups to Hourglass Tavern for letting us hold the show there for the 4th time. Give them a visit if you’re in NYC. News includes: Drew Goddard will direct X-Force, Colin Trevorrow is not directing Star Wars IX anymore, Harley Quinn’s 25th anniversary will have her drawn onto classic Batman covers, Futurama returns as a radio play, the Doctor Who spin-off Class has officially been cancelled and the Guy Ritchie directed live-action Aladdin casts Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders (ugh).

Michael Emerson teases some of his upcoming work on Arrow, talks about his love of the classics and relays some interesting fan interactions. Erica Schultz tells us about her new work Twelve Devils Dancing and other projects. Jonathan Baylis gives the scoop on the new issue of So Buttons…, his autobio comic anthology. And Slanty Eyed Mama update us on what’s happening with them and give us an epic improv spoken word accompanied by violin performance!

Give it a listen and enjoy! On to 900! PLEASE DON’T STEAL THE AUDIO (or pictures) AND POST IT ELSEWHERE! JUST LINK TO THE COMIC NEWS INSIDER WEBSITE PLEASE! 

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