Comic News Insider Episode 700 w/ Michael Emerson/Carrie Preston/Fred Van Lente/Kate Rigg/Lyris Hung/Miss Lasko-Gross/Vera Greentea/Rafael Kayanan!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 700 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bounty #1, The Flintstones #1, Kim & Kim #1, Throwaways #1

It was some last minute negotiating/planning, but Jimmy and Producer Joe were able to pull off an 11th hour anniversary episode! We gathered at the wee early hour of 12pm on Sunday at Adella wine bar (410 w. 43rd St) here in NYC. Thanks to Adella for hosting! Swing on by if you’re ever in NYC. Big thanks to special guests Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Fred Van Lente, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung. And big ups to last minute drive-by guests that Jimmy called up: Miss Lasko-Gross, Vera Greentea and Rafael Kayanan. Of course, since it’s an anniversary episode, there was plenty of singing. Couldn’t have done it without the awesome CNI Chorus consisting of Rachel Felstein, Kristen French, James Rodriguez, Tony Wolf, Emmy Potter, and Amy Wolk. Thanks to all whom attended as well! We brought  back the “10 words or less” reviews and even covered some news in between. News included: a new Iron Man is coming and she’s a young black female named Riri Williams, John Cho says we’ll learn his character Sulu is gay in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Luke Cage mini-series is finally coming to Marvel, Mondo is releasing an Over the Garden Wall vinyl album, and DC is bringing you a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe/Thundercats mini-series in October.

Michael Emerson talks about the Person of Interest finale and interesting fan encounters, Carrie Preston talks about her time on The Good Wife and True Blood and has great advice for young actors, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung do an awesome nerdy spoken word improv, Fred Van Lente talks about some of his current/upcoming work like Weird Detective and Generation Zero, Miss Lask0-Gross discusses The Sweetness, Vera Greentea talks about her recent 9th successful Kickstarter for a new comic she’s writing (more Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits) and Rafael Kayanan talks about his upcoming TV work.

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Comic News Insider Episode 600 w/ Michael Emerson/Anthony Del Col/Vera Greentea/Erica Schultz!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 600 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: The Walking Dead season finale, Aquila #1, Jem and the Holograms #1, Miami Vice Remix #1, Hit 1957 #1

It’s the epic 600th episode/10 Year Anniversary recording! As usual, we record our anniversary episodes live at a bar and once again, we were at The Hourglass Tavern (373 w. 46th St) here in NYC. Thanks to Beth, Joss and the staff for taking great care of us all. It was a fun filled night with special guests, a few songs and many a drink. Producer Joe was on hand to take care of all of the tech while Jimmy hosted the grand event. Jimmy chatted with old friend Michael Emerson in a lengthy talk about his career, advice for young actors, fan interactions and more. He also talked to awesome comic book writers Anthony Del Col, Vera Greentea and Erica Schultz. Yes, the podcast wife has lots of great writing gigs going on and coming your way. Alas, a few cancellations over the last week (including some comic artists and actors) but still a great group of guests. Thanks to all! Mad props to guest co-hosts Emily Edwards and Jon Hoche for helping out with news and reviews. And big ups to the CNI Chorus (Rachel Felstein, Erick Pinnick, Emmy Potter, Dana Aber, Amy Wolk and Kristen French) for being so melodic and having fun with us.  News includes: Dark Horse comics is bringing back Barb Wire, the animated The Smurfs reboot gets a release date, X-Men: Apocalypse has cast an actual Asian as Jubilee, Legendary Comics to release a Pacific Rim comic, Fear the Walking Dead is the official name for the spin-off and Maisie Williams will guest star in Doctor Who. 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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Comic News Insider Episode 574 – More NYCC w/ Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Vera Greentea!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 574 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Doctor Who 12th Doctor #1, Sleepy Hollow #1, Wytches #1, The Book of Life

The podcast wife Erica Schultz returns to join Jimmy in studio for some more New York Comic Con coverage! They both forget how to speak throughout this episode but get their groove back near the end. Plus, Jimmy’s 6 year old nephew Maximus and 5 year old niece Chloe record their reviews of the new film Book of Life. At NYCC, Jimmy chatted with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics CCO) about all things Archie as well as his impressive writing resume in theater (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), TV (Glee, Big Love) and film (Carrie). He also sat down with one of his new favorite writers Vera Greentea about having her own publishing company, the comics she’s written and her love of baking (still waiting on those baked goods!). News includes: Warner Bros. announces massive slate of DCU films including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Shazam and more, WB also announces new digital unit Blue Ribbon Content will be producing a live action Static Shock series along with an untitled Mortal Kombat one, Marvel is bringing back yet another old storyline for revamp, Dave Gibbons is announced 1st UK Comics Laureate, and The Other Dead comic series is coming to Animal Planet in a new series. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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