Comic News Insider Episode 887 – More Thought Bubble w/ Kieron Gillen/Leah Moore/Mike Norton/Jade Sarson/Mink Ette!

Comic News Insider: Episode 887 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy was over in the UK and attended Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds. He got 21 interviews total! In this episode, you’ll hear him chat with Kieron Gillen (The Wicked & The Divine/Star Wars)/Mink Ette (Oubliette Escape Room and Adventure Shop) on the train back to London. And at the actual con, he talked to Leah Moore (Sherlock Holmes), Mike Norton (Grave Danger/Lil’ Donnie) and Jade Sarson (Cafe Suada)! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Comic News Insider Episode 825 – The Best of 2017!

Comic News Insider: Episode 825 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) returns to join Jimmy in the annual “Best of 2017” podcast! While there were many amazing comic books, TV shows, films and more…these are the best picks that THEY happen to read/watch. They probably missed some of your favorites but hope you check out what they really enjoyed in 2017. I mean, just check out that picture above. They covered A LOT! They’re definitely more loquacious than laconic so buckle up for a long ride! So many great creators in comics this year and quite a few got multiple kudos throughout the podcast. Thanks to Penelope Bagieu, Emil Ferris, Tillie Walden, Tom King, Greg Pak, Sina Grace and many others for bringing us such amazing work last year. Looking forward to all of your future projects! Drop us a line and let us know what some of your favorites were so we can check them out. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Comic News Insider Episode 749 – The Lego CNI Podcast!

Comic News Insider: Episode 749 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Death Be Damned #1, Justice League of America: Rebirth #1, Steven Universe #1, Legion series premiere, The Lego Batman Movie

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair this week! News includes: Warren Ellis is writing a Castlevania series for Netflix, Kevin Smith is doing the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Matt Reeves will replace Ben Affleck as director of the Batman solo film, Warner Bros. TV is going to develop more original programming based on Archie Comics properties, Marvel releases info about Secret Empire and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Comics Alternative, Webcomics: Reviews of Tales of the Emerald Yeti, Outsider, and Battlepug

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For the July webcomics episode, Sean and Derek discuss three titles that not only vary in content and genre, but are also different in the ways they are designed and consumed. They begin with two current and ongoing webcomics, Kenn Minter and Clarence Pruitt’s Tales of the Emerald Yeti and Jim Francis’s Outsider. The former is just one of the comics on the creators’ publishing site, Near Mint Press. In fact, the Two Guys spend a bit of time discussing the presentation platform of this webcomic — Minter and Pruitt use Google’s free Blogger service — pointing out that its navigation and consumption feels antiquated and isn’t what they’ve usually come to expect from most webcomics. Nonetheless, Emerald Yeti is a fun pulp-infused read of post-Vietnam America that has the feel of an old Marvel serial of the 1970s.

After that, Sean and Derek turn to Outsider, a webcomic that began back in October 2001, but whose updates are so infrequent as to make this a relatively young narrative. The guys mention that Francis’s combination of 3D settings and 2D hand-drawn artwork are an effective means in presenting this hard sci-fi story. But what gives Outsider such a sophisticated edge is the author’s use of mystery and focalization. All the information we get is filtered through the protagonist, Alex Jardin, and his inabilities to thoroughly read the alien cultures he encounters generate more questions than answers.

Finally, the guys wrap up this month’s show with a discussion of a webcomic that concluded just last month. Mike Norton’s Battlepug is an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning webcomic that takes the sword-and-sorcery fantasy subgenre into parodic, and pet-friendly, avenues. This story has been running consistently since February 2011, and it has been collected in hardcover editions annually by Dark Horse Books. Although both of the guys enjoy Norton’s storytelling technique, they differ on its ultimate effectiveness. While Sean feels that the frequency of narrating scenes — that is, visual reminders that the story of Battlepug is being told by a young tattooed woman to her two dogs — disrupts from his enjoyment of the story proper, Derek appreciates these constant shifts from one narrative level to another, as it highlights the complex dynamics of storytelling. And this is arguably one of the book’s central themes. Still, the guys definitely agree that Battlepug is a sophisticated story well worth reading.



Comic News Insider Episode 620 – Heroes Con Panel: Image Comics w/ Mike Norton/Toby Cypress/Matt Roberts/Nate Simpson/Jake Wyatt


Comic News Insider: Episode 620 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: No reviews because it’s a Heroes Con panel special!

Jimmy moderated the Image Comics panel down at Heroes Con recently with Mike Norton, Toby Cypress, Matt Roberts, Nate Simpson and Jake Wyatt. Hear all about their work at Image and elsewhere, their start in comics, their favorite superhero catchphrase and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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FEED IT COMICS PRESENTS: Doc’s Diagnosis ep.2

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Doc is back with a whole other stack of comics to rip through, and he recruited a bit of help in the form of’s writer/editor Wesley Messer! Fans of the Geekening podcast of yore should know who I’m talking about.In this episode we talk Batman #23, Trillium #2, FBP #2, Daredevil #30, Gamma One Shot, Red Sonja #2, It Girl #12, Star Wars #8, and East of West #5!

Join us. Or die! Oh, and of course don’t forget to listen to our regular show Feed It Comics!

If you’re feeling frosty, leave us a review on itunes, it would be incredibly cool of you and it will help us jump up in the standings. Surely you want the whole world to have access to such premium free media!

Books we cover:

  • Batman #23
  • Trillium #2
  • FBP (Federal Bureau if Physics) #2
  • Daredevil #30
  • Red Sonja #2
  • It Girl #12
  • Star Wars #8
  • East of West #5
  • Gamma One SHot

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Comic News Insider Episode 459 – State of the Podcast

Comic News Insider: Episode 459 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Comics: Dia De Los Muertos #1, Fairy Quest #1, Fearless Defenders #1, Legend Of The Shadow Clan #1, Snapshot #1, Son Of Merlin #1 

TVBattlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, The Walking Dead

Jimmy is joined in studio by good old pal Emily Edwards. They discuss the Entertainment Weekly possible Star Trek slip up about “Khan”,  are thankful that it’s not PAUL Pope resigning, the scrapping of the Justice League of America movie script, Matt Damon on Let’s Talk About Something More Interesting with Live Prude Girls and more. News includes: Geoff Johns steps down from writing Green Lantern, Don Rosa explains why he’s leaving comics, Civil Rights legend Rep. John Lewis to pen graphic novel, The Luna Bros. The Sword comes to film, Star Wars spin-offs coming to a galaxy near you, Venture Bros. returns, Superman the musical returns for a brief time and zombies just may become a reality. Thanks science! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Geeky Talky – Episode 54


In this special episode, I’m joined by DC exclusive artist Mike Norton to discuss his new webcomic Battlepug. We also discuss pugs, Young Justice, and upcoming Marvel work.

Comic Timing – Episode 104: Megacon and Emerald City

Coast to coast coverage here on Comic Timing, as Brent attends Megacon in Orlando, while Ian heads to Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle! Brent and Ian share their thoughts on both cons at the beginning of the show, then they head into the interviews conducted during the weekend by both hosts. These interviews are with:

1) G. Willow Wilson, writer/creator of Air
2) Wayne Cordova (Radio Wayne, M.I.M.E.S.) and Andrew Charipar (artist of awesomeness)
3) Eric Trautmann, writer of The Shield, JSA vs. Cobra, and many more
4) Steven T. Seagle, writer of American Virgin, one fourth of Man of Action Studios (Ben 10, Generator Rex)
5) Travis Earls and Sean Cummings of Doombox Comics
6) Mike Norton, artist of Green Arrow/Black Canary, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, The Waiting Place, and many other things
7) Bryan Deemer, Peter Rios, Brian “Pants” Christman, and Adam Murdough in the background, all of Comic Geek Speak
8 ) John Aegard, creator of The Comfort Guide
9) Pat Loika, the man that everyone knows. Oh, he’s an artist too (check out Blacklisted)!
10) Mandy, Brent’s fiancee
11) Adam Withers and Comfort Love, creators of The Uniques, and The Uniques Tales (which is written and drawn by their many buddies)

Check it all out, and enjoy! And we’ll be back for Episode 105 for a regular episode of Comic Timing.

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CCL Podcast #177 – Wizard World Chicago 2008 and some Marvel Horror

Collected Comics Library Podcast #177

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This week on the show I tell you all about my adventures at Wizard World Chicago 2008. Including the people I met, the Comics Podcasting Panel and all of the collected editions that bought at unbelievable discounts – Legion of Monsters HC (Marvel), Essential Horror Volume 1 (Marvel), Stoker’s Dracula (Marvel), Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness (Marvel and Dynamite), Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era – Tales of Suspense Volume 2 (Marvel) and Ex Machina Deluxe Edition HC (DC). In just a few days I’ve managed to read most of them.

Also, there is news that the Absolute Black Dossier will not include the 45 rpm song by Alan Moore. Wasn’t that the whole point of this edition? As much as I will probably pick it up, I’m over this whole soap opera.

Lastly, as usual I rundown the New Releases of the Week and congratulations to Joe of Lowell, Massachusetts on winning my giveaway of Kick-Ass #1 and 2 (Marvel/Icon).

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CNI 114 – Mike Norton

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Joe’s birthday special! Super-sized for his pleasure. Because you demanded it, more Joe and Jimmy banter! Plus, after months of trying, we finally got him. Ladies and Gentleman, CNI presents…Mike Norton. And a surprise guest as well! And a naked man!