Comic News Insider Episode 464 – TOME-ing w/ Templesmith & Re-STATED w/ Swearingen

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Comic News Insider: Episode 464 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Buddy Cops One Shot, Sledgehammer 44 #1, Wolverine Vol 5 #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by Stated Magazine’s Ryan Swearingen once again. They chat about the massively successful Veronica Mars Kickstarter and ripple effect it will have on crowdfunding. Jimmy also entices his roommate Ben Templesmith to come chat a bit about TOME, his own successful Kickstarter project with 44 Flood. Ben also chats briefly about his upcoming book Ten Grand with J. Michael Straczynski and other projects. News includes: Superman newspaper strips will be printed in their entirety, Marvel announces a live action superhero show and Marjane Satrapi’s critically acclaimed/award winning graphic novel Persepolis gets banned in a Chicago highschool. 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 457 – Spartacus: The Musical

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Comic News Insider: Episode 457 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: The Answer #1, Deadpool Killustrated #1, UncannyX-Force #1, Young Avengers #1, Spartacus: War of the Damned

Jimmy is joined in studio by old pal Matt Walton. They discuss the Attack of the Show and X-Playfinales along with the demise of G4TV, Jimmy finaly starts catching up on Adventure Time and loves it, they give comic colorists lotsa love and Jimmy’s interview with young director Emily Hagins is up on Stated. Plus, an exclusive and probably not real scoop on a musical episode of Spartacus! News includes: JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VIIYoung Justice and Green Lantern get canceled making room for Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go!Powerpuff Girls returns, Kyle Baker gives away comics, more original X-Men cast join Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men film, Marvel  rolls out Phase 3 films, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome finally gets SyFy airdate and New Zealand mints Doctor Who coins. 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 411 – A Conversation with Frisky & Mannish

Comic News Insider: Episode 411 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

In another crossover with Stated Magazine, Jimmy sat down with the comedy cabaret duo Frisky & Mannish when he was in London last month. Check out the profile interview he did for them on Stated! It was a super fun time had by all! Listen to the whole interview here to learn about how F&M met and became the rising superstars that they are now. Many laughs occurred during this itnerview so be warned: IT’S FULL OF FUNNY! Thanks to F&M and their publicist Charlotte for hanging and letting it all happen. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 401 – CNI Assemble! MoCCA/TCAF Recaps!

Comic News Insider: Episode 401 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Earth Two #1, Smallville Season 11 #1, Worlds Finest Vol 3 #1, The Avengers film

Still recovering from the epic 400th episode last week, Jimmy flies solo to bring you a MoCCA recap and lots of reviews! He gives out his thanks for all the episode 400 love, thoughts on Free Comic Book Day, more Stated Magazine interviews released (Natali MorrisLive Prude Girls), being part of a piece in The Awl, and sadly remembers Maurice Sendak and Adam Yauch. No news as he reviews many of the books he picked up at MoCCA and goes over the awesomeness of the festival. Also, The Beat‘s Heidi MacDonald leaves a message on the hotline to give her TCAF recap. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 400! Paul Pope, Kevin Maguire, Ben Templesmith, ChrisCross, Becky Cloonan, Ben McCool, Emma Hayley, Dr. Vasilis Pozios & “Alan Moore”!

Comic News Insider: Episode 400 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Airboy Deadeye #1, Merciless Rise Of Ming #1, Popeye Vol 3 #1

It’s the epic 400th episode recording! Recorded live at Hourglass Tavern in midtown Manhattan. Jimmy is joined by frequent co-hosts Kevin Conn, Grace Helbig and Jon Hoche! Producer Joe is on the mixer/tech and made sure everything ran smoothly. So many great guests joined in the fun including Paul Pope, Kevin Maguire, Ben Templesmith, ChrisCross, Becky Cloonan,  Ben McCool, Emma Hayley, Dr. Vasilis Pozios and “Alan Moore” even showed up. There was news, reviews, songs and all sorts of silliness. And oh yes…we drank! Thanks to Kasha  for photography, Brad for video, Producer Joe for producing, and to Beth and Josh at Hourglass for putting up with us. Also, a big thanks to show sponsors Heidi MacDonald of The Beat and Ryan Swearingen of Stated Magazine for chatting with us for  a few minutes as well. CNI and The Beat had a big announcement too! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Pictures! Thanks to Kasha Minenko for being the official CNI Photographer of the night! You can see the entire set at Jimmy’s Flickr account.

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The CNI 400 crew! Co-hosts Kevin Conn, Jon Hoche, Producer Joe Gonzalez, host Jimmy Aquino, co-host Grace Helbig!

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“Alan Moore”, Jimmy

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Roommates Ben Templesmith & Jimmy

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Dr. Vasilis Pozios of Broadcast Thought

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Emma Hayley of Self Made Hero

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Roommates Ben Templesmith, Jimmy vs. Roommates Melissa Dowell, Katelan Foisy. Better known as the famous Aquinosmith/Fowell rivalry.

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Comic News Insider Episode 396 – A Conversation with Michael Emerson

Comic News Insider: Episode 396 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

In the first of perhaps many crossovers between Comic News Insider and Stated Magazine (Jimmy is the Pop Culture Contributing Editor), Jimmy invites his old pal Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest) into his new abode for a lengthy and all inclusive conversation. As loyal CNI listeners know, Michael has been on the podcast several times during his years on Lost. This time, they chat about Michael’s upbringing, his first interest in theater, moving to NYC to pursue acting, giving it up, moving to Jacksonville, Florida (where he and Jimmy met) and having his passion reignited and moving back to NYC to jump start it all again! Even Jimmy learns things he didn’t know! (A marching band?!) Sit back and enjoy this more serious but still laid back and fun conversation with Michael Emerson! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 395 – Boston Bound

Comic News Insider: Episode 395 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Alabaster Wolves #1, Americas Got Powers #1, Courtney Crumrin #1, Secret #1, Secret Service #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by Geek Syndicate reporter Sharlene Mousfar! They chat about Jimmy’s interviews for Stated Magazine (he’s the new Pop Culture Contributing Editor), briefly discuss the UK and US Being Human season finales, Pottermore, Brea Grant’s Kickstarter campaign,  the upcoming Boston Comic-Con and the approaching 400th episode recording/bash. And old pal Michael Emerson stops by at the end of the episode to await his recording of the NEXT episode! News includes: DC does daily digital comics, Marvel Comics brings new Gambit and Hawkeyeongoing series, AMC options Robert Kirkman’s Thief of ThievesFringe producers shoot 2 season finales, Sin City 2 is happening, Archie swaps genders, and more! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 392 – The CNI Games

Comic News Insider: Episode 392 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child #1,  Hoax Hunters #0,  Rebel Blood #1, Stan Lees Mighty 7 #1, Supercrooks #1, The Hunger Games

Jimmy is joined in studio again by frequent guest co-host and all around good pal Jon Hoche! The boys talk about the Shazam preview, the finished Heart mini-series by Blair Butler/Kevin Mellon, the TMNT movie, and the pending lawsuit against The Daily Show for using “CNI” in a report. Jimmy is finally getting some interviews up at Stated Magazine and he officially booked his UK trip to cover Bristol Expo and Kapow Con. New includes: WHO’s Jenna-Louise Coleman?,Fringe will have a 5th season, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome update, and UK Being Human gets another series. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 369 – CNI Gets Stated!

 

Comic News Insider: Episode 369 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Avenging Spider-Man #1, House Of Night #1, Magneto: Not A Hero #1, Operation Broken Wings 1936 #1, Point One #1, Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Jimmy is joined in studio by Stated Magazine Co-Founder/Editor Ryan Swearingen.  They chat about Brea Grant’s new indie film, Primeval is back, and Jimmy’s temporary return to video game playing.  And a special announcement! News includes: Batman Beyond comic returns, DC Nation premieres on Cartoon Network, Top Shelf goes digital, Doctor Who to reboot in film, Ghost Projekt comes to SyFy, and how to help make a Chris Claremont documentary. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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