Comic News Insider Episode 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

Comic News Insider: Episode 744 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2016! And just like last year, Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2016 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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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 81: The Wicked and the Divine

At the center of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE is a set of suave, sexy, newly-super-powered people who have been granted the powers of deities from across cultures and religions. Every 90 years, a new generation of gods emerges through an event called the “Recurrence,” but there’s a cost to their power: Within two years, all of them will be dead.

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The latest iteration emerges as a crew of huge personalities befitting of the 21st century’s celebrity worship culture. The gods play massive shows and throw multi-day ragers, attracting legions of adherents just like a real-world celebrity might—with the obvious advantage of having supernatural abilities.

Through it all, though, the clock is ticking, and after Lucifer (a David-Bowie-inspired badass) gets herself into trouble with the law, things start to go south for the Pantheon. Meanwhile, our protagonist, a teenager named Laura, gets in with “Luci” and some of the other gods, skirting the edge of fame as she becomes entangled in their web of rivalry and intrigue.

Gillen wields the large and diverse cast well, crafting strong personalities for characters that so clearly demand them. Tracing a line back to Gillen and McKelvie’s last series together, PHONOGRAM, music also saturates this comic, as each of the gods takes cues (both in plot and in depiction) from various pop artists: Rihanna, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, and others!

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The ComicsVerse team sits down to talk through the major themes of this book, an undeniably cool series with a strong premise, a continuously captivating plot, and attractive and boldly colored artwork. Join the ComicsVerse Podcast panel for a wide-ranging chat on the music, religion, fandom, and romance that characterize THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE.

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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 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 613 – Book Expo America Recap/BEA chat w/ Gwenda Bond/Special Edition NYC Preview!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 613 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Fight Club 2 #1, Indestructible Stingray #1, Inferno #1, Kids of the Round Table #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! Jimmy gives his recap of Book Expo America and shares the interview he did with author Gwenda Bond (Lois Lane: Fallout). News includes: The Wicked and the Divine gets a TV adaptation, Lumberjanes to be adapted to film, Hip Hop Family Tree will be Fantagraphics first monthly series, DC Comics kicks off huge digital sale with over 1200 titles for $.99, Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Capcom announces new Mega Man series, and more! Also, Erica and Jimmy give a big preview of this weekend’s Special Edition: NYC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 589 – CNI Favorites of 2014!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 589 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy is joined in studio by The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald and frequent co-host/pal Jon Hoche! They dive in deep and have a lengthy/lively discussion on their 2014 favorites in comic books, TV, animation, film, video games and more. So much love shown to a lot of the people and things we loved in 2014. Did we leave anything out? You’ll have to tune in for that answer and let us know your picks of the year! We do cover some news as well that includes: Image Expo announces massive slate of titles to be released, Emerald City Comic Con partners with ReedPop, animated Vixen series coming to the CW Seed, and Kate Beaton’s new collection Step Aside, Pops will be released from Drawn & Quarterly this September. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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