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Episode 480 - Heroes Con Panel: Covering with Amanda Connor/Jenny Frison/Phil Noto!

2013-06-28
Length: 1s

It's the second of three panels that Jimmy moderated at Heroes Con a few weeks ago. This one was with the awesome cover artists Amanda Connor, Jenny Frison and Phil Noto! It's a fun discussion about their cover work, covers vs. interiors, inspirations, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 479 - Heroes Con Panel: Amanda Connor/Jimmy Palmiotti/Frank Tieri

2013-06-26
Length: 1s

Reviews: Astro City #1, Ehmm Theory #1, Liberator #1, Wild Blue Yonder #1, Under the Dome, World War Z

Due to a last minute emergency, Jimmy's co-host had to back out so he flies solo this week. (Hope things get better, Robert Downey, Jr). And in this episode, you'll hear the first of three Heroes Con panels that Jimmy moderated. This one with Amanda Connor, Jimmy Palmiotti and Frank Tieri. It's full of hilarity and comic book goodness! He briefly chats about the new Shezow on The Hub, Jeff Robinov quitting at Warner Bros. and Charles Soule on the new Superman/Wonder Woman. News includes:  Boom! Studios merges with Archaia Entertainment, Joe Hill's Locke & Key gets picked up by Universal for movie development, William Fichtner is Shredder, and 70's Zod makes them kneel before him in the bathroom. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 478 - More Heroes Con w/ Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Rachel Pandich/Ashely Lanni (Aspire)

2013-06-19
Length: 1s

Reviews: Crow Curare #1, Joe Hills Thumbprint #1, Superman Unchained #1, True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #1, Man of Steel

Jimmy is joined in studio by his new nerdy pal Taylor Katz and they give a looooong review of the new Man of Steel film. More Heroes Con interviews with Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Rachel Pandich/Ashely Lanni (Aspire). Jimmy talks about how he almost screwed up his SDCC plans, briefly mentions new SyFy shows Primeval: New World (skip it) and Sinbad (not terrible) and gives love to his girls Alie &  Georgia regarding their new show on The Cooking Channel (Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia). News includes: Superman and Wonder Woman get romantical, Spider-man finds his sister, Dynamite Teams up Flash Gordon/The Phantom/Mandrake the Magician, Star Wars Land coming to Orlando and IDW gets animated...sort of! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 477 - Heroes Con Recap w/ Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Ryan Black (Tension)

2013-06-12
Length: 1s

Jimmy is joined in studio by his podcast wife Erica Schultz! (Thanks to her real hubby AJ for the baked goods again). They both just got back from Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC and are here to give you the rundown of all the nerdy goodness. No reviews but some great interviews with Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle) and Ryan Black (Tension). Plus a big Heroes Con recap. They also chat about the rumored character that Karen Gillan will be playing in the Guardians of the Galaxy film and give kudos to some Critics' Choice awards winners like Tatiana Maslany (Best Drama Actress for Orphan Black). News includes: Marvel makes Mighty Avengerswith Al Ewing and Greg Land,  a live action Archie movie is on the way along with an Afterlife With Archie comic series, DC Comics brings back Batman: Black and White, and you too can smell like Stan Lee. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 476 - BEA Brief/Pre-Heroes Con Jam

2013-06-04
Length: 1s

Reviews: Star Trek #21, The Wake #1, X-Men #1, Orphan Black season finale, Merlin series finale

Comic News Insider: Episode 476 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 his new favorite co-host, Erica Schultz! Jimmy chats about his visit to BookExpo America and how he chatted with some of the comic book publishers there. Alas, no interviews but some good info about an upcoming comic book or two! Also, Jimmy is traumatized by the recent episode of Game of Thrones and the recent Justice League America #4. Good thing Erica brought some of her hubby's famous chocolate chip cookies to soothe his pain! They also chat about the upcoming Heroes Con and what they have planned. Erica is on a panel and is doing a signing at the Comic News Insider booth. Jimmy will be hosting the booth, moderating 3 panels (see info below), doing tons of interviews, taking pictures and more. You'll also see CNI correspondents running around like Melissa Bleier and photographers Faren and Faith as well as new helper Amber! And a mystery guest rings the doorbell! News includes: DC Comics goes Forever Evil,  Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who, Grant Morrison's Zenith is finally getting reprinted, and SheZow aims to save The Hub network. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy's Heroes Con Panel Schedule

Saturday: 3pm

Room 207CD
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor 
Fan favorites Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor sit down with Heroes’ favorite moderator, Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino as they discuss the craft of making great comics.

Sunday: 11:30pm

Room 207AB
COVERS: VERY GOOD GIRL ART
I re-iterate: Admit it—we all judge books by their covers.  With all the choices out there, how do we sift out the noise and select the quality? It all comes down to the covers, and there are few things as appealing to the eye than "Good Girl Art". Join Adam Hughes, Frank Cho, Jenny FrisonPhil Noto, and Amanda Connor as they discuss this craft with Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino.

Sunday: 2:30pm

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CROSSING-OVER: From Mainstream to Indie and Back
Join psychic huckster Jonathan Edwards as he makes contact with Jack Kirby and Charles Schulz—no wait… sorry…wrongCrossing-Over. Return with us to the land of the living, and join Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino as he discusses working both sides of the fence with Matt KindtBecky Cloonan, Kelly Sue Deconnick, and Robbi Rodriguez. 

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Episode 475 - Even More TCAF w/ Judith Vanistendael

2013-05-29
Length: 1s

Reviews: Akaneiro #1, Bounce #1, Green Team #1, Marvel's Avenger's Assemble on Disney XD

Jimmy flies solo to bring you the final Toronto Comic Arts Festival interview. Actually, it's the panel with Belgian cartoonist Judith Vanistendael that Jimmy moderated at TCAF. It's just under an hour long and they really get into her recent graphic novel, When David Lost His Voice. They talk process, where the story came from, style of art, inspiration, growing up with a famous father and even her pet chickens! News includes: XBox One is coming, Action Comics #1 found in wall, Disney announces new Star Wars toon, Big Hero 6 film coming next year, and Michael Keaton is seen flying over NYC but not as Batman. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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p.s. Much love and thanks to Producer Joe for working his magic on this and the past few episodes!

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Episode 474 - More TCAF w/ Faith Erin Hicks, Patrick McEown, Frederick Peeters & Alice Quinn!

2013-05-21
Length: 1s

Reviews: Chin Music #1, Dream Thief #1, Edgar Allan Poe's Fall of the House of Usher #1, Regular Show #1, Star Trek: Into Darkness

Erica Schultz (M3) comes back to co-host! Jimmy still has more TCAF interviews left for you and you'll hear great ones from Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Patrick McEown (Hair Shirt), Frederick Peeters (Sandcastle) and Alice Quinn (TdotComics). Jimmy and Erica chat about the beautiful comic book art on the Tower of London scaffolding by Emma Vieceli, Kate Brown and Paul Duffield, the recent Doctor Who episode, Natalie Dormer on Elementary(heck...on ANYTHING), and more. News includes: Adult Swim announces new shows, Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival shuts down, Warehouse 13 gets a 5th and final season and Star Wars and Doctor Who fans clash in the UK. 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 473 - DINTERVIEW w/ Paul Pope, Becky Cloonan, Glyn Dillon and Monica Gallagher!

2013-05-17
Length: 2s

It's a special DINTERVIEW episode! That's Dinner + Interview = DINTERVIEW! (Thanks to Becky Cloonan for that.) You guessed it, it's another podcast dinner where Jimmy sits down with some cartoonists over dinner to talk comics. While in Toronto for TCAF, Jimmy was joined by Paul Pope, Becky Cloonan, Glyn Dillon, and Monica Gallagher. They discussed the ins and outs of comics from what they use to draw, the process of cartooning, their approach to the medium, digital vs. print, inspirations,  influences and so much more! They even all got a bit silly at times and there may even be some singing and about 5 attempts to end the podcast. It's a bit lengthy as they were having such a grand time. Jimmy turned on the recorder and let it go for 2 hours! Not only do you hear the cartoonists, you'll hear the background noise, the waiter taking our orders, our food arriving, clinking of our silverware, etc. So sit back and be a fly on the wall for an exciting, informative and fun 2 hours of comic goodness with some of the best in the business! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 472 - TCAF Recap w/ Adam Cadwell/Marc Ellerby/Jess Fink/Monica Gallagher/Agnes Garbowska/Lucy Knisley/Renee Nault

2013-05-14
Length: 1s

It's a special recap episode of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)! Jimmy recorded this while still in Toronto and got cartoonist pals Adam Cadwell (The Everyday) and Marc Ellerby (Ellerbisms) to join in the fun! They give their thoughts on the show, the guests, the parties, panels and the drinking. OH THE DRINKING! Jimmy chatted with many at the show and you'll hear great interviews withJess Fink (We Can Fix It!), Monica Gallagher (Glitter Kiss), Agnes Garbowska (You, Me and Zombie), Lucy Knisley (Relish) and Renee Nault (Witchling). No news or reviews just lots of TCAF goodness! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 471 - Tiny TCAF Adventures

2013-05-08
Length: 20s

Reviews: Black Bat #1, Movement #1, Suicide Risk #1, Ten Grand #1, Iron Man 3

Jimmy jets through a quickie solo show before heading off to TCAF (Toronto Comics Arts Festival) this weekend. He gives his thoughts on the recent Free Comic Book Day, meeting Natalie Dormer and interviewing Neil Gaiman about his upcoming Doctor Who episode. No news this week but a brief bit about his plans for TCAF. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 470 - Taking the M3 w/ Erica Schultz

2013-05-01
Length: 1s

Reviews: Joe Hill's Terrifyingly Tragic Treasury Edition, Jupiter's Legacy #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by the talented and charming Erica Schultz (M3). Jimmy clarifies last week's shocking announcement of the end of the podcast. (It's not ending). Erica tells Jimmy all about her comic M3 and how she got the whole process started. She discusses her writing, art, self publishing, working for Neal Adams, her husband's amazing cookies (which she brought for Jimmy to sample), her foray into voice over work and much more! News includes: Dynamite Entertainment joins Darkhorse digital, Hellboy goes itty bitty, new Star Trek news sources arrive, Boston Comic Con gets a new date, Doctor Who Regeneration book is coming in June, Marvel announces new X-Men crossover and Rocky & Bullwinkle return at IDW comics. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 469 - Best Friends Forever with BREA GRANT!

2013-04-23
Length: 44s

Reviews: Danger Girl: Trinity #1, House of Gold & Bones #1

Jimmy is joined by suprise guest co-host and good pal Brea Grant! Big thanks to Brea as she was in town for a few days shooting a music video and made time to to do a little podcasting. They chat about the 75th anniversary of Superman and Lois Lane, Jimmy's segment on Jay & Jack's Podcast for Autism is available, their mutual love for the old Pamela Anderson show VIP, and Patton Oswalt's brilliant Star Wars pitch he did on NBC's Parks & Recreations. News includes: Dredd 3D gets a comic book sequel, Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel will take on Archie Comics The Fox, Will.i.Am brings the boom boom pow to comics and Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction get demonic with Da Vinci. Jimmy chats with Brea about her massive amount of work lately including her own film, Best Friends Forever. Brea also gives some great advice to those who want to get into acting and even ones like me who want to return to the game. They chat movies, TV, comics, video games and so much more. And Jimmy drops a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about the future of the podcast while chatting with Brea. Is it the end? Will it go on forever? Download to find out! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 468 - Boston Love

2013-04-17
Length: 1s

Reviews: Batman & Red Robin #19, Colonized #1, The Steam Engines of Oz , X Vol 2 #0, Defiance

Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent co-host Gretchen Souerwine! They send their love to all in Boston and discuss the upcoming Boston Comic Con that Jimmy is attending on Sunday. Jimmy was on Jay & Jack's marathon podcast for Autism Speaks again and attended the New York Comic Book Marketplace show as well. As Gretchen is a big Doctor Who fan, they briefly discuss the new season. News includes: Comixology comes out as culprit in the Saga #12 ban, Eisner Awards announced, Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton successfully fund Kickstarter campaign in one day for new comic based on Coulton's songs, Man of Steel will kick off DC Universe movies and Adri Cowan collects kids comics for Boston Children's Hospital.  As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 467 - MoCCA Recap w/ Heidi MacDonald/Rob Davis/Robert Sellers/Matt Miner

2013-04-10
Length: 1s

Reviews: Last of Us: American Dreams #1, Mice Templar Vol 4 Legend #1, Snow Angel One Shot, Thanos Rising #1

Jimmy is joined in studio once again by the EIC of The Beat, Heidi MacDonald! They give their big recaps on MoCCA Festival and were quite pleased with the show. The Society of Illustrators took over this year and did a bang up job! Jimmy gets a few interviews at the show with Rob Davis (The Complete Don Quixote), Robert Sellers (Hellraisers) and Matt Miner (Liberator). They also remember comics legends Carmine Infantino and George Gladir. News includes: Apple bans Saga #12 due to gay sex scene, Carrie Kelley returns as Robin and In the Flesh comes to BBC America.  As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy moderated a panel about British comics with UK creators from SelfMadeHero (Rob Davis, Glyn Dillon, JAKe, and Robert Sellers). It was recorded but the sound is not great. We are working on putting up a somewhat ear-pleasing version for an episode. If not, we'll chat a bit about it on next week's podcast. Stay tuned!

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Episode 466 - Pre-MoCCA Mania!

2013-04-03
Length: 43s

Reviews: Comics- East Of West #1, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 #1, Mister X Hard Candy 1-Shot.
TV- Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Revolution, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead.
Theater- GEEK!

Jimmy flies solo since he went to see the new Vampire Cowboys show called GEEK! and rushed home after to record. Alas, after falling asleep off/on, he didn't record until 9am on Wednesday. Sorry for the lateness, kids! A lot of reviews in comics, TV and even theater. News includes: Dark Horse Comics to publish original Star Wars script as comic, Once Upon A Time comes to comic form, Once Upon A Time gets a spinoff called Once: WonderlandTomb Raider movie will be rebooted, Doctor Who 50th anniversary casting confirmations announced and Kiss Hello Kitty animated comes to The Hub. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 465 - Dinner w/ Spidey & Gwen

2013-03-26
Length: 39s

Reviews: Constantine #1, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #1, GI Joe: Special Missions Vol 2 #1, Judge Dredd Year One #1, Star Wars Legacy Prisoner Of The Floating World #1, X-Termination #1

Jimmy does it solo...wait, no...he records solo! He chats about the new Vampire Cowboys Theater show, briefly  mentions a non-spoilery bit about the new Doctor Who episode he got to see in advance, he's back in the web comic Devil Inside, salutes Kelly Sue DeConnick on her troll ownage on Tumblr, and gives some love to the Elysia Kickstarter He also mentions his dinner with fellow podcaster Dave Monteith (Geek Syndicate) whom was in town visiting from the UK for one night. And yes, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) were sitting one table away! News includes: Neil Gaiman's Angela joins the Marvel Universe, DC brings the Batman TV show to digital comics, Green Lantern John Stewart will live, Quantum and Woody returns and KISS Kids will rock and roll until nap time at IDW. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 464 - TOME-ing w/ Templesmith & Re-STATED w/ Swearingen

2013-03-19
Length: 45s

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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Episode 463 - Vampire Cowboys Theater GEEK's Out!

2013-03-13
Length: 57s

Reviews: Age Of Ultron #1, Archie #641: Archie Meets Glee Part 1, Lost Vegas #1

Jimmy is back in New York City and is joined in the CNI studios by Sheldon Best, one of the stars of GEEK!, a new Vampire Cowboys Theatre production. VCT is an old pal of CNI and has been on many of our podcasts in the past. Always a great time! Jimmy briefly chats about his jaunt to his hometown in Jacksonville and the new comic book shop he visited. Sheldon talks about their upcoming production and all of the geeky/nerdy goodness of it. News includes: lots of SXSW news from Marvel about Marvel #1, Project Gamma, Marvel Infinite and Earth's Mightiest Show hosted by Blair Buter, Batman Zero Year is coming, Astro City returns, Night of the Living Jughead comes when zombies invade Riverdale, SyFy picks up Ron Moore's new show called Helix and Laura Vandervoort will star as the last female werewolf in a new sci-fi show called Bitten. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 462 - TED Talks

2013-03-05
Length: 44s

Reviews: Batman Incorporated #8, Five Weapons #1, Uncanny Skullkickers #1, Amalas Blade #0, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 #0.1, Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #1

Jimmy is back in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida and as is tradition, old highschool/college best pal Ted joins him as co-host! The boys discuss the hit viral Wonder Woman fan trailer, some NPR Cliffnotes and the recent episode of The Walking Dead. Ted discusses his toy  collection and first trade show as a retailer. News includes: MonkeyBrain Comics will come to print, some quick TV/Film bits like a possible new Tomb Raider film, Megan Fox in the new TMNT movie, Pushing Daisies to air on Chiller and Tim Curry joins the Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon. LOTS of Emerald City Comic Con news including Gail Simone writing a new Red Sonja book, a new 100 Bullets prequel called Brother Lono from the original creators, Joe Madureira returns to WolverineWest Coast Ultimates starring Ultimate Wonder Man, Black Knight and others, Dark Horse Comics makes ongoing series out of X, Ghost, The Victories and Captain Midnight, and IDW will bring 3 new GI Joe titles along with an updated X-Files comic series. Phew! Must have been a busy convention! Also, Jimmy hears from Sean Wang about his Runners Kickstarter. Go support it! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 461 - And the Oscar goes to...CNI!

2013-02-27
Length: 26s

Reviews: GI Joe Vol 6 #1, Justice League Of America Vol 3 #1, Justice League Of Americas Vibe #1, Kill Shakespeare Tide Of Blood #1, Nova Vol 5 #1, Vitriol The Hunter #1

Jimmy is ill with the plague so cancels his special guests for the night so he doesn't infect them. And boy howdy were they SPECIAL GUESTS! Fret not, we'll have them on in the near future. (Sorry Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, and Jennifer Lawrence). Jimmy briefly mentions some of his Oscar highlights and tries to keep the coughs down to a minimum. News includes: IDW and Cartoon Network team up for comics, more Marvel teasers, DC announces new Green Lantern creative teams, another death in the Batman family and MoCCA Fest gets their own awards. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 460 - Bobby Timony (Night Owls)

2013-02-19
Length: 1s

Reviews: Comics: Katana #1, New Ghostbusters #1, Powers Bureau #1 , Secret Avengers Vol 2 #1, Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio by old cartoonist pal Bobby Timony (Night Owls). They might do the Harlem Shake but you'd never know. Jimmy gives love to the British pop duo The Floe and congrats to good friend Grace Helbig on her Streamy Awards wins! News includes: Black Mask Studios goes live, Ron Weasley becomes a superhero, Harry Potter gets new covers, Peter Dinklage joins X-Mencast, Boom announces Adventure Time annual and TellTale games brings a Walking Dead sequel along with a Fables based game. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 459 - State of the Podcast

2013-02-13
Length: 1s

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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Episode 458 - Adamantium Sized!

2013-02-06
Length: 59s

Reviews: Comics: Before Watchmen Dollar Bill #1, Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #1, Emily And The Strangers #1, Masters Of The Universe Origin Of He-Man #1

Oscar short films: Head Over Heels, Paperman

Jimmy is joined in studio by the most amazingly talented and awesome Katelan Foisy. Writer, artist, model, actress, Tarot reader, and so much more. Jimmy continues his new found love for Adventure Time (yeah, yeah...you all were ahead of the game) with the comics. Also, he and Katelan chat about a couple of Kickstarter projects they'd like to see come to fruition. News includes:  DC Comics says WTF, Tomb Raider returns to comics, Marvel unleashes massive Wolverine collection, Warner Bros. releases Superman collection, Emily VanCamp cast as female lead in Captain America sequel and Chris Pratt will be the lead in the Guardians of the Galaxy film. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 457 - Spartacus: The Musical

2013-01-30
Length: 1s

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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Episode 456 - Dan Goldman (Shooting War, Red Light Properties)

2013-01-22
Length: 1s

Reviews: Black Beetle: No Way Out #1, High Ways #1, Savage Wolverine #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by cartoonist Dan Goldman! They discuss some returning sci-fi shows likeLost Girl and Being Human. Jimmy's a little tired so forgets to do the reviews until near the end of the show. BUT WE DO THEM! News includes: Paul Pope's Battling Boy is coming out this October, Warren Ellis teases ScatterlandsX-Treme X-Men and Age of Apocalypse get canceled and could there be a Jenny Olsen instead of Jimmy in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel film? Finally, Jimmy chats with Dan about his work including Shooting War, Kelly, Red Light Properties and more! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 455 - The Breakfast Show

2013-01-16
Length: 19s

Reviews: End Times Of Bram & Ben #1, Mars Attacks KISS One Shot, Star Wars Vol 2 #1, Superior Spider-Man #1, Continuum (on SyFy)

After last week's massive "Best of 2012" show, Jimmy flies solo to give you a quickie full of some comic booky goodness! News includes: Bendis reveals his Guardians of the Galaxy, new The Walking Dead showrunner is named, DC cancels many a title and has some creator shakeups, Marvel reveals a new all-female X-Men book and the Y: The Last Man film finds a director. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 454 - Best of 2012 w/ Marvel's The Watcher Lorraine Cink!

2013-01-09
Length: 1s

Reviews: Mars Attacks Popeye One Shot, Morbius The Living Vampire Vol 2 #1, New Avengers Vol 3 #1, The Red Ten #1

It's the super huge and long BEST OF 2012 show! Jimmy is joined by Marvel's The Watcher host Lorraine Cink and good pal Mike Cho. Both are CNI vets and bring their nerdy knowledge to the podcast once again. Jimmy saw Django Unchained and Attack of the 50 Ft Cheerleader. One had lotsa violence and another had lotsa boobs. Guess which one he REALLY liked? News bits include:Axe Cop will debut on Fox's late night animation domination in July, Guillermo del Toro is heading up a  DC comics based "Dark Universe" film, XX coming from Marvel, Adventure Time graphic novel on the way, Joseph Gordon Levitt cast in Sin City 2, Disney's Aladdin coming to Broadway, and Disney Junior's "A Poem is..." series recruits Doctor Who and Lady Mary Crawley. And the feature segment is our lengthy, informative and fun BEST OF 2012 picks...that we read! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 453 - Les Spiderables!

2013-01-01
Length: 52s

Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #700, Aquaman #15, Deathmatch #1, Justice League #15, Mara #1

Returning to the studio to co-host is The Beat's Heidi MacDonald! Always nice to have a real journalist to class up the joint. They chat about Christmas, New Year's, and send Peter David well wishes. Jimmy saw Les Miserables and goes on too much about it. He also sings a special  belated birthday song to Stan Lee! And because there can't be enough music ever, there is also a special song from Doctor Octopus himself following the Amazing Spider-Man #700 review. News includes: Dying Star Trek fan gets wish, NBC passes on Bryan Fuller's The Munsters reboot, upcoming Disney Infinity game is to be open world, and Animaniacs joins The Hub's lineup. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 452 - Dreaming of a CNI Christmas

2012-12-26
Length: 29s

Reviews: Black Beetle Night Shift #0, JSA The Liberty Files The Whistling Skull #1, Rotten Apple One Shot, Uncanny X-Force #35, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012

Jimmy went out to New Jersey for Christmas and the plan was to record with his sister and brother-in-law. Alas, due to sleep schedules, company, shopping, gift wrapping, etc...it didn't happen. But you get this express Xmas quickie from Jimmy solo! He had an amazing Xmas with the fam! You may hear a few special holiday related bits in the show as well. News includes: Gail Simone re-hired on BatgirlStar Wars comics coming to Marvel in 2015, Shelly Bond is promoted to new Vertigo Executive Editor, BBC America picks up Nerdist, and Glen Mazzara bugs out on The Walking Dead. Here's wishing everyone who celebrates it the happiest of Christmases! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 451 - Yes, Virginia, There is a Comic News Insider!

2012-12-19
Length: 29s

Reviews: Avengers Arena #1, Cable And X-Force #1, Crow Skinning The Wolves #1, To Hell You Ride #1

Jimmy flies solo after Raven-Symone cancels on him at the last minute. That's so Raven. He is doing the podcast on the fly without normal segment music so he just plays some Christmas tunes instead. Jimmy starts off w/ some congrats to pals Jonathan Ross for his chat show deal to air in the U.S. and to Blair Butler for her many years doing Fresh Ink on G4TV. News includes: DC Nation returns to Cartoon Network, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 coming in January, DC loses rights to The Spirit and others, Archer goes on tour, Harry Potter cast reunites for more filming, The Walking Dead TV show in black and white and Jackie Chan joins Expendables 3. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 450 - My Damn Channeling with Beth Hoyt and Molly Templeton!

2012-12-12
Length: 1s

Reviews: Avengers Vol 5 #1, Hellboy In Hell #1, Kevin Keller #6, Star Wars Purge: Tyrants Fist #1, Thunderbolts Vol 2 #1

Jimmy heads down to the My Damn Channel studios in midtown to record with Beth Hoyt (Host/Writer) and Molly Templeton (Director of Talent and Audience Development). The opening subject is something you wouldn't expect...Jimmy's birthday! Jimmy also gets some mad love from pal Heidi MacDonald's site The Beat when he is picked as Person of the Day. They give their thoughts on the trailers for Star Trek: Into Darkness and Man of Steel. Plus, Jimmy and Molly are excited to see The Hobbit while he and Beth are excited to see Les Miserables. News includes: Gail Simone off Batgirl, Harlan Ellison and Paul Chadwick team up for DC, Jim Starlin returns to DC with unnamed project, Creator Owned Heroes ends with issue #8 and the new Fantastic Four film gets a release date. Jimmy checks in with Molly and Beth on just exactly what it is they do both at My Damn Channel and in the real world. Let's just say they are super talented, funny, smart and charming women. SAY IT! And, a special movie trailer for a new Christmas movie starring Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 449 - Rockin' The Beat with Heidi MacDonald!

2012-12-05
Length: 1s

Reviews: Arrow #1, FF #1, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #1, RIPD City Of The Damned #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio by a real comics journalist in the form of The Beat's Heidi MacDonald! They chat about Jimmy being drawn by pal John McCrea in a future issue of Mars Atacks!, his upcoming birthday on December 9th and The Beat's big relaunch bash on Thursday. News includes: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere coming to BBC Radio 4, Discovery Channel believes in zombies, Bazooka Joe gets canceled and The Dandy ends and begins anew! They also remember and pay homage to comic artists Spain Rodriguez and Josh Medors. Plus, Jimmy gets Heidi's insight on Karen Berger's departure from DC/Vertigo and the possibility of Alan Moore getting the Watchmen rights back. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 448 - Getting Spacey w/ Kim Boekbinder

2012-11-28
Length: 1s

Reviews: Adventures Of Augusta Wind #1, Baltimore The Play One Shot (Dark Horse), Captain America Vol 7 #1, Edgar Allan Poes Conqueror Worm One Shot, Indestructible Hulk #1, Judge Dredd Vol 4 #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio by the fantastic musician extraordinaire Kim Boekbinder! We chat about her music and just for us nerds...her upcoming album all about space! News includes: director Bryan Singer announces cast for his upcoming X-Men flick, the Joseph Gordin Levitt as Batman rumor and Jim Mahfood re-releases his Beastie Boys comic. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 447 - Pickled CNI

2012-11-21
Length: 52s

Reviews: All New X-Men #1, Fantastic Four Vol 4 #1, Great Pacific #1, Tarzan: The Once And Future Tarzan One Shot, Thor God Of Thunder #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by Gretchen Souerwine in the rotating co-host chair. They chat aboutArrowLincoln, Twinkies and Jimmy meeting the awesome Judy Greer. News includes: Marvel announces Age of Ultron, more Uncanny Avengers, Paul Cornell/Alan Davis on the new Wolverine, Max Fleischer Superman on YouTube, Batman/Judge Dredd finally collected and The British Comic Awards. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 446 - Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival!

2012-11-14
Length: 33s

Reviews: Before Watchmen Moloch #1, Colder #1, Deadpool Vol 4 #1, Freelancers #1, Legends of the Dark Knight #2 

Jimmy does it solo style to bring you a quickie episode with lots of reviews and news! Plus, he attended the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival and picked up lots of great swag. Hear his recap, his obssession over the new Star Wars Angry Birds, and his love of the new Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. News includes: Hellblazer ends, ElfQuest movie may happen, Bear McCreary scores Da Vinci's Demons, WonderCon stays in Anaheim and Fringe to air on Science Channel. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 445 - NYCC Finale w/ Blair Herter (G4TV'S X-Play)!

2012-11-06
Length: 1s

Reviews: Bedlam #1, CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012, Mars Attacks: Holidays One Shot, Masters Of The Universe: The Origin Of Skeletor #1, Vampirella vs Fluffy One Shot

It's the last of the New York Comic Con interviews and it's with good pal Blair Herter (G4TV's X-Play). Jimmy records this episode from the familiar Hourglass Tavern in midtown Manhattan (Thanks Beth and Josh) and is joined by the lovely and talented cartoonist Michelle Mozes in the rotating co-host chair. You may remember that Jimmy met/interviewed her at NYCC. She was so awesome to take time out of her busy schedule to co-host! News includes: Art for Sandy Relief, new Justice League of America #1 gets 52 covers, Neil deGrasse Tyson finds Krypton, Locke and Key movie possibly confirmed and 2 more Marvel Now teasers revealed.  As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 444 - Hurricane-ing It!

2012-10-31
Length: 28s

Reviews: A-Babies vs X-Babies #1, Alan Roberts Killogy #1, Lets Play God #1, Talon #1, Untold Tales Of Dog Mendonca & Pizzaboy One Shot, Wolverine MAX #1

Due to the hurricane, the podcast is late and Jimmy's co-host had no transportation to come do the show. Alas, Sandy can't stop CNI! News includes: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Matthew Vaughn out/Bryan Singer in for X-Men sequel, G4TV cancels Attack of the Show and X-PlayLi'l Gothamcomes to DC Digital, and Monkeybrain Comics to donate all November proceeds. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 443 - Post-NYCC w/ Michael Avon Oeming/Taki Soma/Emma Vieceli

2012-10-27
Length: 49s

Jimmy had several drinks late night at a bar and convinced Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma and Emma Vieceli that it would be a good idea to do some podcasting at said bar. We chat mostly abot Oeming's career with Taki and Emma commenting in at their leisure. Super fun, informative, and at times silly...but mostly SUPER FUN! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 442 - Even More NYCC with Blair Butler/Seth Kushner/Tera Patrick

2012-10-25
Length: 1s

Reviews: Cyberforce Vol 4 #1, Ex Sanguine #1, Ultimate Comics Iron Man #1, Zaucer Of Zilk #1

Jimmy flies solo again to bring you some more great interviews from New York Comic Con with Blair Butler (G4TV),  Seth Kushner (Culture POP Photocomix) and Tera Patrick (Sinner Takes All). News includes: CW's Arrow gets full season pick up, Warner Bros beats The Shusters, Penguin launches kids line, and Heidi MacDonald's The Beat named one of 2012's best blogs. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Come back on Saturday for a post-NYCC late night bar special with Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma and Emma Vieceli! 

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Episode 441 - NYCC Movie Special with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Julianne Moore (Carrie), Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie)

2012-10-21
Length: 37s

Jimmy flies solo again to bring you more special interviews from New York Comic Con. He attended the roundtables for the remakes of Evil Dead and Carrie where he chatted with Bruce Campbell, Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz! Bruce was hilarious and Chloe was so smart. Jimmy almost lost his senses chatting with the stunning Julianne though. Hear some great tidbits on the upcoming movies! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 440 - More NYCC w/ Neil Dvorak/Caleb Monroe/Josh O'Neil & Andrew Carl/JT Petty/David Phillips & Sarah Braly/Peter Tomassi

2012-10-18
Length: 47s

Jimmy flies solo to bring you even more interviews from New York Comic Con! Here he chats to Neil Dvorak (Easy Pieces), Caleb Monroe (Steed and Mrs. Peel), Josh O'Neil and Andrew Carl (Once Upon A Time Machine), JT Petty (Bloody Chester), David Phillips and Sarah Braly (Hi-Fructose Zombies) and Peter Tomassi (Red Bubble). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Come back on Saturday for a NYCC movie special featuring roundtable interviews with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Julianne Moore (Carrie) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie). 

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Episode 439 - New York Comic Con w/ Cliff Chiang/JM DeMatteis/Greg Pak/Ben Templesmith/Dan Parent/Michelle Mozes

2012-10-17
Length: 1s

Reviews: Ame-Comic Girls Featuring Wonder Woman #1, Evil Ernie #1, Uncanny Avengers #1

Jimmy flies solo to bring you this massive NYCC special! Tons of interviews from amazing creators like Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), JM DeMatteis (The Adventures of Augusta Wind), Greg Pak (X-Treme X-Men), Ben Templesmith (Lust), Dan Parent (Archie) and Michelle Mozes (BlueStreak). Jimmy gives us blow by blow recap full of whom he saw, interviewed, drank with and more. Expect lots of name dropping and friend worship. News includes: Cartoon Network pulls DC Nation block, DC cancels titles, David S. Goyer to write a DC series, Scott Snyder will write The Wake, Jeff Lemire will write/paint Trillium: The Last Love Story Ever Told, Dynamite Entertainment brings big creators (Rick Remender, Mark Waid, Fred Van Lente) to their fold, Image announces multiple titles with big creators, Super Spider-Man to replace Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel gets cosmic with Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy, Agent Coulson lives in The SHIELD TV series and in comic book form, Scott Snyder teams wth Jim Lee for new Superman title Man of Steel, and The Goon film seeks your help. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Come back on Thursday for a NYCC interview special with Caleb Monroe (Steed and Mrs. Peel), David Phillips/Sarah Braly (Hi-Fructose Zombies), JT Petty (Bloody Chester), Josh O'Neil/Andrew Carl (Once Upon A Time Machine), Neil Dvorak (Easy Pieces), Peter Tomassi (Red Bubble Chief Community Officer). And then again on Saturday for a NYCC movie special featuring roundtable interviews with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Julianne Moore (Carrie) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie). 

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Episode 438 - Pre-New York Comic Con Madness!

2012-10-10
Length: 57s

Reviews: Doctor Who Vol 5 #1, Legends Of The Dark Knight #1, Lydia vs Zombies #1, Non-Humans #1

Producer Joe sits in to co-host this pre-NYCC special! We chat about what events will be happening at the CNI booth  (interviews, signings, raffle, etc) and in general at the convention. Come to booth #3350 and see us! Events will be posted soon. News includes: James O'Barr returns to The Crow, Frank Cho makes Wolverine savage, Garth Ennis brings crime to Dynamite, Dear Dracula gets animated as do Iron Man and The Hulk. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

New York Comic Con is this week from October 11th-14th! Comic News Insider will have their booth again in the Podcast Arena! Come by and visit #3350 for signings, interviews and our annual fundraising raffle where you can win great swag! Signed comics, toys and more! The schedule of events at the CNI table will go up next week! Producer Joe will be there as well taking donations for The Project Solution and giving away messenger bags with original Paul Pope art (also signed/numbered) as a thank you gift for donation $30 cash or $32 credit. We'll also have some official CNI photographers roaming around taking pictures so look for a massive photo album coming the following week. SO MUCH GOING ON! 

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Episode 437 - David Reuss (Society of Illustrators)

2012-10-03
Length: 1s

Reviews: Batman Incorporated Vol 2 #0, Batman The Dark Knight Vol 2 #0, Happy #1, Justice League Dark #0, Talon #0

Back in the rotating guest co-host chair this week is Gretchen Souerwine! It's been awhile but she comes well prepared and researched plus brings her professional news reader voice. Also joining Jimmy, is artist David Reuss. He discusses his work, being on the board of the Society of Illustrators, their recent acquisition of MoCCA and more! Gretchen and Jimmy talk some of the new fall TV shows like Elementary and Park Avenue 666 and wax on way too long about theDoctor Who midseason finale. News includes: Grant Morrison reveales Multiversity, Patrick Stewart may be back in X-Men, FOX signs Mark Millar, Asians in comics exhibit in NYC, LUST from Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles and menton3, and Halloween Comic Fest 2012 coming on Halloween. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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New York Comic Con is coming up next week from October 11th-14th! Comic News Insider will have their booth again in the Podcast Arena! Come by and visit #3350 for signings, interviews and our annual fundraising raffle where you can win great swag! Signed comics, toys and more! The schedule of events at the CNI table will go up next week! Producer Joe will be there as well taking donations for The Project Solution and giving away messenger bags with original Paul Pope art (also signed/numbered) as a thank you gift for donation $30 cash or $32 credit. We'll also have some official CNI photographers roaming around taking pictures so look for a massive photo album coming the following week. SO MUCH GOING ON! 

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Episode 436 - Girl Power!

2012-09-25
Length: 1s

Reviews: Batwoman #0, Catwoman Vol 4 #0, Ghost Vol 3 #0, Justice League Vol 2 #0, Sword Of Sorcery Vol 2 #0, Womanthology Space #1, Wonder Woman Vol 4 #0, Revolution TV series

This week, Jimmy is joined by good pal Emily Edwards in the rotating co-host chair. And because she loved it so much last week, Emily's roommate, Kristin Garay returns for more nerdy goodness! They discuss Jimmy's dental woes, how Stan Lee is doing after some rumors and encourage you to see Dredd 3D. News includes: Alan Moore returns to comics with a new series through Avatar, Jughead goes on hiatus, Superman exhibit at Cleveland airport and freedom rings in the upcoming CBLDF Liberty Annual! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 435 - Free Molly Crabapple!

2012-09-17
Length: 51s

Reviews: Avengers vs X-Men #11, Batgirl Vol 4 #0, Batman And Robin Vol 2 #0, Batman Vol 2 #0, Creep #1, Doctor Who Annual 2012, Suicide Squad Vol 3 #0, DREDD 3D

Jimmy is joined in studio by old pal/CNI convention aide Kristin Garay! They reminisce over nights at her horse farm with a bunch of Browncoats, talk about the very successful Small Press Expo over the weekend, and put their support behind FREE MOLLY CRABAPPLE (She's free)! News includes: more Marvel Now! announcements including new Cable & X-ForceThunderboltsand Avengers Arena, DC brings new Human Bomb mini-series, JL Animals coming to DC Nation cartoon block, Arrow comic book to tie in with new CW series and Chiller TV to premiere first film anthology. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 434 - The Zero Episode

2012-09-12
Length: 54s

Reviews: Detective Comics Vol 2 #0, Earth 2 #0, Fashion Beast #1, Green Lantern Vol 5 #0, Lookouts Riddle Vol 1 #1, New Crusaders Rise Of The Heroes #1, Stormwatch Vol 3 #0, Worlds Finest Vol 3 #0, Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special

Jimmy is joined in studio by the official CNI photographer Kasha Minenko! She brings her Japanophile love to wax on about anime, manga and some of her fave Japanese authors. They give some love to the Harvey Awards winners and discuss plans for the upcoming New York Comic Con. News includes: The 2012 New Jersey Superhero Weekend and Wonder Woman Day to benefit SAFE, new JJ Abrams sci-fi series from FOX on the way, maybe a new Wonder Woman series coming from the CW, G4TV to rebrand in 2013, Remender leaving Uncanny X-Force, and Billy the vampire slayer to debut in Buffy comics. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Thanks for listening!

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Episode 433 - Emily Hagins (My Sucky Teen Romance, Pathogen)

2012-09-04
Length: 1s

Reviews: Detective Comics Vol 2 Annual #1, Justice League Vol 2 #12, Locke & Key Grindhouse One Shot, National Comics Looker #1, Phantom Lady Vol 3 #1

Jimmy flies solo so the episode doesn't run too long! All those pesky guest co-hosts talk too much. Sheeesh. Jimmy sat down with director Emily Hagins about her new film My Sucky Teen Romancealong with her other film work. Loyal listeners will remember that Emily was on the podcast a few years back with her first feature film Pathogen. This amazing 19 year old has done 3 features! Listen to them chat about zombies, vampires, ghosts, comedy and just generally nerd out over film. Jimmy also spoils the Doctor Who premiere that aired last Saturday. News includes: Joss Whedon brings S.H.I.E.L.D. to TV, Marvel teases Dark Phoenix return, Hickman's Avengerslineup announced, BBC's Sherlock gets the manga treatment, and Michael Emerson is The Joker! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 432 - Doctor Who in NYC!

2012-08-29
Length: 1s

Reviews: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spike #1, Galaxy Man #1, Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #1, True Blood finale

Jimmy is joined in studio by famed vloggers/comedians/life coaches/newly engaged couple Michelle Vargas and Justin Akin! They chat about the Doctor Who screening and interviews they attended last week.  Well, Jimmy did the interviews with stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan along with executive producer Caroline Skinner which you'll hear throughout this episode. Michelle attended the screening of the first episode (airing this Saturday on BBC America). Fret not. NO SPOILERS.  News includes: Superman and Wonder Woman get it on, new Justice League of America comic book coming, Rob Liefeld quits DC/goes on Twitter rant about it and a new Star Wars animated TV series called Detours is coming from the makers of Robot Chicken. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 431 - A CNI Quickie

2012-08-22
Length: 22s

Reviews: The Victories #1, Expendables 2

Jimmy flies solo for a quickie this week as guest co-host canceled at the last minute. And believe it or not, there is no more San Diego Comic Con coverage! Jimmy gets a late night visitor, gets some inside scoop on the X-Men: First Class sequel, remembers director/producer Tony Scott and thanks Producer Joe for all of the San Diego Comic Con episode producing. News includes: Colleen Doran is adapting a Neil Gaiman short story into a graphic novel for Dark Horse, the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special is coming, The Avengers sequel gets a release date, The Boysends in November with a super-size issue, Warner Bros. and WWE Studios announce a Scooby-Doo/WWE animated feature, and Whilce Portacio returns to creator-owned comics with Non-Humans.  As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 430 - Still Even More SDCC: Revolution/The Walking Dead Black Carpet!

2012-08-15
Length: 1s

Reviews: Archer & Armstrong #1, Creep #0, Gambit Vol 5 #1, Hawkeye #1, It Girl & The Atomics #1

The final San Diego Comic Con interviews are in! We think...Roving reporter Melissa attended the roundtables for the upcoming show Revolution and chatted with stars Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, J.D. Pardo, Tracy Spiridakos and creator Eric Kripke. She also attended the "Black Carpet"  for The Walking Dead while out there covering for both CNI and Outside Comic Con (Thanks to Kim for access!) and chatted with stars Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yuen, creator Robert Kirkman and ABC TV Scandal star Guillermo Diaz. The sound for the interviews isn't great but still lots of good content! Wear your forgiveness headphones and enjoy! Jimmy flies solo due to last minute cancellation from  Stan Lee   Jim Lee   Jae Lee   Jason Lee   Spike Lee   Lee Majors  his Mom. He chats about hanging with Jonathan Ross in NYC, meeting Cyndi Lauper, and that good pal Grace Helbig is part of Kevin Pereira's leetUP tour. News includes: RIP Joe Kubert, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli take over Avengers Assemble, a super crossover from DC Comics with Superman, Superboy and Supergirl, Dennis Stashwick and Dennis Calero getClandestine at SyFy and a long out of print Andrew Loomis book is back. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 429 - SDCC: The Following!

2012-08-11
Length: 49s

Jimmy sat down with the cast and producers of the upcoming new Fox TV show The Following. Another sort of "off topic" show but hope you don't mind. It's SDCC and there's so much to cover. Why not a few non-nerdy things?  Stars Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore and producers/directors Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega sat down to chat about what to expect with the show. Intriguing concept of a serial killer running a cabal of admirers to do his evil deeds. For the record, Jimmy is now only 1 degree of Kevin Bacon! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 428 - SDCC: Breaking Bad!

2012-08-09
Length: 1s

Jimmy sat down with the cast and creator of the hit AMC show Breaking Bad. Yes, I know. It's not really in the "nerd" realm of stuff we normally cover on CNI. But, as I mentioned in shows past, SDCC is a place where we can cover things that aren't normally covered since they are all there. Plus, I know plenty of you watch this show too! Bryan Cranston, Anna Gun, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Bob Oedenkirk, Jonathan Banks,  Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt and creator Vince Gilligan all sat down and chatted about the current and final season. Great insights into the characters and story. Spoilers do abound if you're not caught up! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Come back Saturday to hear the roundtables for the upcoming Fox TV show The Following!

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Episode 427 - Yet Even More SDCC: Supernatural!

2012-08-07
Length: 1s

Reviews: Beasts Of Burden Neighborhood Watch, Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe #1, First X-Men #1, Love And Capes What To Expect #1, Epileptic

It seems the San Diego Comic Con coverage will never end! Roving reporter Melissa attended the roundtables for the hit show Supernatural and chatted with stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padelecki, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, and Mark Sheppard. Along with creator Ben Edlund and showrunner Jeremy Carver.  The sound for the interviews isn't great but still lots of good content! Wear your forgiveness headphones and enjoy! Good pal Jenny sits in the rotating co-host chair this week and discusses why reading Epileptic was so personal and moving for her. News includes: Society of Illustrators acquire MoCCA, Marvel Now! creators announced, 2000AD goes day/date digitally, New SyFy series from Shyamalan/Noxon and Fuller, and Jonathan Luna returns solo. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Thursday to hear the roundtables for Breaking Bad! And then again on Saturday for the roundtables for the upcoming new Fox drama The Following!

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Episode 426 - SDCC: Paranorman!

2012-08-04
Length: 52s

Jimmy sat down with the cast and creators of the upcoming stop motion animated feature Paranorman. Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kodi Smit-McPhee provide some of the voices in the film and you hear them chat about their process and the excitement they had doing it. Christopher particularly comes across like a guy you want to have a beer with and Anna is really, really funny! Producer Arianne Knight  and Production Designer Nelson Lowry talk about the design of the zombies and the craft of stop motion.  Lead Animator/Producer Travis Knight, Director Sam Fell, and Writer/Director Chris Butler expand on the stop motion technique and why they used it. They also talk about the anti-bullying message that the film brings forth. Very fascinating stuff and we're highly looking forward to it! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 425 - SDCC: Lost Girl!

2012-08-02
Length: 1s

Jimmy sat down with the cast and creators of the hit SyFy (and Jimmy's new favorite) show Lost Girl. He got a 1:1 with star Anna Silk and chatted with producers Emily Andras and Jay Firestone. Next day, he sat in on an informal Q&A with about 10 other media folks and they had a nice/civil chat with stars Ksenia Solo & Kris Holden-Reid along with producer Jay Firestone. If you're not watching this show, listen in and I bet this changes your mind! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Saturday for the roundtables for the upcoming stop motion animated feature Paranorman!

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Episode 424 - Even More SDCC w/ Karl Urban/Olivia Thirlby (Dredd), Morgan Spurlock and Saul Rubinek/Allison Scagliotti (Warehouse 13)

2012-07-31
Length: 1s

Reviews: Captain Marvel #1, Debris #1, X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2 #1, The Walking Dead #100

Still more San Diego Comic Con coverage coming your way! Jimmy sat in on the  roundtables for the upcoming Dredd movie and chatted with stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby. He also sat in the  first part of the press conference with Morgan Spurlock and managed to get a question in. Plus, he was able to get Saul Rubinek and Allison Scagliotti from Warehouse 13 as well! News includes: Marvel teases new Iron Man series, Marvel's prose books get audio movies, DC hints at linewide crossover, Steve Rude seeks Indiegogo funds for project and The Hobbit will be 3 films. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Thursday to hear the roundtables for SyFy's new hit show Lost Girl! And then again on Saturday for the roundtables for the upcoming stop motion animated feature Paranorman!

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Episode 423 - SDCC Movie Special: Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful, Iron Man 3!

2012-07-29
Length: 1s

Jimmy covered the press conferences for Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Iron Man 3 at San Diego Comic Con. Frankenweenie had  director Tim Burton, executive producer Don Hahn, producer Allison Abbate and voice actor Atticus Shaffer. Jimmy manages to get a question in but Tim dances around it for some reason. Hmmm. Oz the Great and Powerful had director Sam Raimi, actresses Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis, and producer Joe Roth in attendance. Really great talk about the upcoming movie and its relation to Baum's original world. And Michelle Williams even answers the Dawson's Creek movie question! Finally, the Iron Man 3 press conference had stars Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle along with director Shane Black and producer Kevin Feige. Big announcements and a great final quote from RDJ himself! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 422 - SDCC: Arrow!

2012-07-25
Length: 55s

Jimmy covered the roundtables for the highly anticipated Arrow series coming soon from the CW network. He chatted with stars Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy, director David Nutter and producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. Listen to what to expect when the series begins and how to look out for some big DC easter eggs. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in on Saturday for all of the roundtables for a movie special edition covering press conferences for Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful and Iron Man 3!

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Episode 421 - More SDCC w/ Willam Shatner, Roger Corman, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt & More!

2012-07-25
Length: 1s

Reviews: Danger Girl/GI Joe #1, Finding Gossamyr #1, Bloodshot #1, Chew: Secret Agent Poyo #1, The Crow #1, Revival #1, Space Punisher #1, The Dark Knight Rises film

Jimmy is finally back in NYC but still has plenty more San Diego Comic Con coverage for you. He chatted with William Shatner, Roger Corman, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, Jena Sims, Olivia Alexander and Sona from iStock photos! News includes: Top Cow launches Kickstarter for Cyber Force, Dreamworks buys Classic Media, DC postpones Batman, Inc. #3, Ryan Reynolds is The Highlander and Grant Morrisson gives up on superheroes. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Thursday to hear the roundtables for the highly anticipated CW show Arrow! And then again on Saturday for all of the roundtables for a movie special edition covering press conferences for Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful and Iron Man 3!

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Episode 420 - SDCC: The Walking Dead!

2012-07-21
Length: 59s

Jimmy did the roundtables at Comic Con for The Walking Dead and chatted with showrunner Glenn Mazzarra, producer Gale Anne Hurd, producer/make up guru Greg Nicotero, creator Robert Kirkman and stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yuen, Lauren Cohan, Laurie Holden, David Morrissey and Danai Gurira. And you guessed it, he recorded the intro/outro of this episode while in L.A. and Live Prude Girls, Stevie Nelson and Milana Vayntrub (Jimmy hearts them muchly), joined him in the west coast studio. As for TWD roundtables, lots of teases and dancing around but some good hints are revealed! And great insight into the series and characters from the cast themselves. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Come back next week to hear even more SDCC coverage! 

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Episode 419 - San Diego Comic Con: Spotlight on Becky Cloonan!

2012-07-19
Length: 55s

Jimmy moderated Becky Cloonan's Spotlight panel at Comic Con on Thursday. He went to L.A. for a few days after and Live Prude Girls, Stevie Nelson and Milana Vayntrub (Jimmy hearts them muchly), joined him in the west coast studio. In the panel, Becky and Jimmy discuss her extensive career and her love of self publishing. It's a great class on comics making so listen in! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Come back on Saturday to hear all of the roundtables from The Walking Dead

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Episode 418 - San Diego Comic Con Madness with Stan Lee, Tom Kenny & Bill Fagerbakke (SpongeBob & Patrick), Tara Strong (Twilight Sparkle, Batgirl, Bubbles), and Alexandre Philippe (Doc of the Dead)

2012-07-18
Length: 1s

Jimmy is still recovering from the madness of San Diego Comic Con! Phew! He's in L.A. for a few days after and Live Prude Girls, Stevie Nelson and Milana Vayntrub, join him in the west coast studio for a chaos filled ramble-fest! So much was covered for your earholes. We get off the rails rather quickly but give you a great recap of SDCC and interviews with Stan Lee, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Tara Strong and Alexandre Philippe. No reviews but lots of funny and fun! News includes:  The Walking Dead #100 breaks records, Image announces tons of titles, Tarantino announces Django Unchained mini-series for Vertigo, Marvel gives movie release dates, Shaq launches a comic line, Evil Ernie returns, and IDW announces a My Little Pony comic book by Katie Cook. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 417 - San Diego Comic Con Pre-Game!

2012-07-11
Length: 1s

Reviews: Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1, Cape 1969 #1, He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe #1, Hero Worship #1

Jimmy is in San Diego for Comic Con! He is joined by 2000AD PR Coordinator Michael Molcher to chat about their SDCC plans and things to check out. 2000AD has a great line up of things including all the Dredd movie activities including signings, a panel and a screening! Jimmy is moderating a panel with Becky Cloonan and doing tons of interviews with the likes of Stan Lee, Karl Urban, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny, the casts of Fringe, The Walking Dead and so many more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 416 - Heroes Con Panel w/ Adam Hughes, Scott Snyder and Bill Willingham!

2012-07-05
Length: 1s

Jimmy was at Heroes Con and moderated a few panels. This particular one was called Vertigo Visions! Originally, it was just Scott Snyder and Bill Willingham. Adam Hughes was added at the last minute. A great discussion was had about Fables, American Vampire, Batman, Before Watchmen, DC comics, becoming a writer in comics, transitioning within the comic industry, and so much more! Really great conversation filled with big laughs and informative lessons. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 415 - More Heroes Con with Francesco Francavilla!

2012-07-04
Length: 1s

Reviews: Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1, Fatima The Blood Spinners #1, Hit-Girl #1, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 2009, Massive #1, The Amazing Spider-Man film

Jimmy is joined in studio by good pal Matt Brick! They go over the recent Entertainment Weekly San Diego Comic Con edition and Jimmy chats about some of the highlights he's going to cover while out there next week. And in the last of the awesome Heroes Con interviews, Jimmy chats with favorite Francesco Francavilla about Batman, The Black Beetle and how drawing is his life. News includes: Marvel relaunches Marvel Now!, Tony Daniel leaves Detective Comics, MonkeyBrain Comics launches, a zombie restaurant shambles into Tokyo and Adam Cadwell founds The British Comic Awards. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in this Friday to listen to the last of the Heroes Con panels that Jimmy moderated. Vertigo Visions with Adam Hughes, Scott Snyder and Bill Willingham!

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Episode 414 - Heroes Con Panel w/ Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson!

2012-06-30
Length: 1s

Jimmy was at Heroes Con last weekend and moderated a few panels. This particular one was with Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson! They discussed their recent collaboration, Frankenstein Alive, Alive! This led to a lot of chatting about favorite Frankenstein movies and how old Bernie was when he saw his first one. The conversation organically flowed into lots of their other work including Swamp Thing, 30 Days of Night, and Criminal Macabre. Steve and Bernie were old neighbors and talk about their Scrabble nights where they would come up with story ideas. A great discussion with 2 amazing creators! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Go check out Episodes 412 and 413 for even more Heroes Con coverage! 

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Episode 413 - More Heroes Con w/ Steve Niles, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Mellon, Charles Soule and more!

2012-06-28
Length: 1s

Jimmy is joined in studio by 1/3 of Broadcast Thought, Dr. Vasilis Pozios. Jimmy was at Heroes Con last weekend and got a ton of great interviews! So many that we had to do this special episode chock full of them! He sat down and chatted with Steve Niles and Kevin Mellon about Creator-Owned Heroes as well as lots of their other work. He also talked to one of his favorite writers Kelly Sue DeConnick about her 2 new series (Captain Marvel, Ghost) coming out. Charles Soule talks his Image series 27 and the sequel. Ian Flynn discusses The New Crusaders and how he got started working for Archie Comics. Chad Cicconi explains why and how he helped form Action Lab Entertainment. And Jimmy finds some great local cartoonists Christine Brunson and Melanie Florencio hawking their zombie comedy comic book (Undead Norm)! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Come back on Saturday to hear the panel that Jimmy moderated with Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson!  

And go back to Episode 412 to hear even more great interviews from Heroes Con!

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Episode 412 - Heroes Con w/ Ben Templesmith/Jonathan Hickman/Ryan Bodenheim/Nick Pitarra/Jeffrey Brown/Nate Cosby and more!

2012-06-26
Length: 1s

Reviews: Astonishing X-Men #51, Before Watchmen: The Comedian #1, Dark Horse Presents #13 (Ghost story), Mars Attacks #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by 1/3 of Broadcast Thought, Dr. Vasilis Pozios. Jimmy's roommate, Ben Templesmith, pops in for a few minutes to discuss his new project 44FLOOD and the successful TOME Kickstarter. They chat about the massive coverage that Jimmy got at Heroes Con and the awesome time that was had by all! Jimmy moderated 2 panels and interviewed tons of cartoonists. In this episode, you'll hear Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Bodenheim, Nick Pitarra,  Jeffrey Brown, Nate Cosby, Keu Cha, Brockton McKinney, Bo Fader, Amy Mebberson, Jay Potts, Rachel Pandich and Tom King! News highlights include: Ed Brubaker is leaving Captain America, George Takei beams into Kevin Keller, Midtown Comics gets its' own reality show and True Blood actress Camilla Luddington is Lara Croft. It's a lengthy one, folks, so strap in! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Thanks for listening!

Tune in Thursday for a special Heroes Con interview show with Steve Niles, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Mellon, Chad Cicconi, Charles Soule, Christine Brunson, Melanie Florencio, and Ian Flynn!

And then check back on Saturday to hear the panel that Jimmy moderated with Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson!  

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Episode 411 - A Conversation with Frisky & Mannish

2012-06-21
Length: 50s

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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Episode 410 - Heroes Con Bound!

2012-06-20
Length: 31s

Reviews: Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1, Kiss: Dressed to Kill #1, Spider-Men #1

Jimmy flies solo as he's madly prepping for Heroes Con this weekend! Slow news week so he discusses some of the highlights of the upcoming convention in Charlotte, NC. Always a favorite show. CNI will have a table as usual and getting lots of interviews! Jimmy is also moderating a couple of awesome panels (one with Bill Willingham/Scott Snyder and the other with Steve Niles/Bernie Wrightson) so come on by if you're attending! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Friday for a special "Conversation with Frisky & Mannish" episode! Another crossover with Stated Magazine for your earholes! 

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Episode 409 - Poppin' Fresh!

2012-06-13
Length: 48s

Reviews: Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1, Creator-Owned Heroes #1. Harbinger Vol 2 #1, Higher Earth #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by old pal Kevin Conn (I Hate Earth).  The boys chat about the Arrowand Spider-Man trailer. The Tony awards (especially Wolverine aka Hugh Jackman) are discussed as well as the recent disproportionate Catwoman comic book cover. Which then leads into a small (and rare serious) discussion of the new Tomb Raider trailer and how women are portrayed in games and comics in general. News includes: DC cancellations and new titles announced, Batman to finally appear in Smallville, Archie Comics CEOs settle in court and Laura Hudson leaves Comics Alliance. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 408 - BEA Briefs

2012-06-06
Length: 51s

Reviews: DC Nation #1, Grim Leaper #1, Marvel Superheroes Magazine #1, Ravagers #1, Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #1, Superman Family Adventures #1

Jimmy is joined in studio again by good pal Matt Brick. Jimmy attended Book Expo America and met lots of cool folks there. Most notably: Capstone publishing had some cool comic books to check out, Mill Creek Entertainment had some great collected DVDs and NYC Subway Line had some awesome NYC subway inspired clothing and accessories (see pics below). News includes: DC reveals their gay character to be former Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott, FAO Schwarz and Midtown Comics team up, Image Comics is having a RevivalSpartacus to end on Starz and some E3 video game highlights! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 407 - A Conversation with Frankie Boyle

2012-05-31
Length: 54s

Jimmy sat down at lunch with comedian/comic book writer Frankie Boyle when he was in London for Kapow Con. Good pal/fellow podcaster Barry Nugent (Geek Syndicate) came along for the ride to join in the fun. Frankie is known for his "controversial/in your face" comedy so there is some bad language throughout. However, he's a pleasant fellow who knows his comic books well! The guys chat about Frankie's comic in Clint Magazine called Rex Royd, growing up reading comic books, his last comedy tour, his books and overall career. Really great discussion! Jimmy ends with a couple of profile questionairres to sum it all up. This episode is also a crossover with Stated Magazine and will appear on that website some time in the near future. Thanks to Frankie for his time and for lunch! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 406 - Back in the U.S.A.!

2012-05-30
Length: 1s

Reviews: Astonishing X-Men #50, Dancer #1, Epic Kill #1, Hardcore Pilot Season #1, Mind MGMT #1

Jimmy is back home in NYC and is joined by old pal/former guest co-host Matt Brick.  Jimmy's having back issues but still was able to check out some great videos like the new Primus "Lee Van Cleef", Greg Pak's new Pakcast and the ECCC Star Wars Radio Play with big names in the voice over world like Rob Paulsen, Billy West and Tara Strong. Plus, they give congrats to good friends Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger on their recent engagement! News includes: a Fables Con is teased, hearing impaired kid inspires Marvel, NYCC officially merges with NYAF, body painted topless girls get kicked out of Motor City Con and a possible zombie attack in Florida. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

TUNE IN FRIDAY FOR A SPECIAL "CONVERSATION WITH FRANKIE BOYLE" FROM KAPOW CON! 

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Episode 405 - More Kapow Con: SelfMadeHero Edition!

2012-05-25
Length: 51s

Jimmy is still in London at the SelfMadeHero offices and publisher Emma Hayley hangs around to co-host this SMH special! Great intereviews at Kapow Con with SMH creators Kate Brown, JAKe, Will Bingley, Anthony Hope-Smith,  I.N.J. Culbard, and editor Dan Lockwood. Emma also gives us a brief history of SMH and what's available in the UK and on its way to the US! Really great graphic novels coming from them so be sure to check it all out. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 404 - Kapow Comic Con w/ Mark Millar, Jonathan Ross, John McCrea, Gary Erskine and more!

2012-05-23
Length: 1s

Jimmy covered the Kapow Comic Con in London last weekend and got tons of great interviews with the likes of Mark Millar, Jonathan Ross, John McCrea, Gary Erskine, Dave Barris, Emily Lockwood,  Scott Mackay (Electric Man), Gemma Bedea, Lee Fenton Wilkinson (Afroella), Neil Gibson (Twisted Dark),  Rasheed, Tayo Olarewaju (Mister Who), Steve Tanner (Time Bomb Comics)! He recorded the show with Self Made Hero publisher Emma Hayley in their posh offices. Since there was such massive coverage, he threw the format show out the window and just did a big Kapow recap with interviews. So no news, reviews, Top 3 or feedback. Fret not, regular format will return next week! And if you want to read the recap complete with pictures, go read it here. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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TUNE IN FRIDAY FOR ANOTHER KAPOW CON PODCAST! This one is a Self Made Hero special. Jimmy got so many great interviews from numerous creators/editors at the SMH booth at Kapow. So get to downloading it when it's out to hear Kate Brown, JAKe, I.N.J. Culbard, Anthony Hope Smith, Will Bingley, and Dan Lockwood. SMH publisher Emma Hayley stayed on to help Jimmy record this podcast in the SMH offices. Don't miss it! 

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Episode 403 - More Bristol Expo w/ Al Ewing, Jamie Smart, Val Kapadai and more!

2012-05-19
Length: 1s

Jimmy got even more interviews at Bristol Expo last weekend! He stayed with cartoonist Jamie Smart for a few days and they recorded this episode to bring you these interviews with Al Ewing, Val Kapadai, Richard Worth/Jordan Collver, Mark Penman/Andrew Tunney and Sam Gardner/Jake Rowlinson! He also caught up with Jamie to see what he's been working on as well.  Lots of great comics to be heard about! Possible Judge Dredd spoilers in the Al Ewing interview. Jimmy continues his UK tour and is covering Kapow Con this weekend so rest assured there'll be plenty coverage/interviews from there! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 402 - Bristol Expo/CamCon Recaps w/ Becky Cloonan, Emma Vieceli, Sonia Leong & Morag Lewis

2012-05-16
Length: 1s

Reviews: Fury MAX #1, Mind The Gap #1, Rex Zombie Killer One Shot, Trio #1 

Jimmy is in the UK covering Bristol Expo and Kapow Con for about 12 days! He recorded this episode in Cambridge at lovely host Emma Vieceli's house along with fellow traveling Yank Becky Cloonan and UK comic creators Sonia Leong and Morag Lewis. It's a recap of Bristol Expo in Bristol which Jimmy attended and CamCon in Cambridge which Emma, Sonia and Morag attended. You can also read Jimmy's recap here (and follow his UK adventures on his website). No news but lots of interviews and recap love! Jimmy got tons of great interviews at Bristol. So many that there will be an extra show on Saturday so you can hear them all. In this show, you'll hear: Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby, Gavin Mitchell, PJ Montgomery, Joe Glass, Dani Abram, Jennie Gyllblad, Corey Brotherson, Yomi Ayeni, Harry Markos and Joel Meadows! Phew! Lots of great UK creators to be heard. Jimmy's heading off to Kapow Con this weekend in London so expect more great interviews and news! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 401 - CNI Assemble! MoCCA/TCAF Recaps!

2012-05-09
Length: 48s

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 Morris, Live 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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Episode 400! Paul Pope, Kevin Maguire, Ben Templesmith, ChrisCross, Becky Cloonan, Ben McCool, Emma Hayley, Dr. Vasilis Pozios & "Alan Moore"!

2012-05-02
Length: 1s

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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Episode 399 - Boston Comic Con: Dinner For Five w/ Jeremy Bastian, Andy Belanger, Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle

2012-04-28
Length: 1s

Join Jimmy and Kevin Conn on the Comic News Insider Night Watch radio hour as they introduce the charming podcast dinner from Boston Comic Con. Jimmy hosted a laid back dinner at Sonsie restaurant in Boston with Jeremy Bastian, Andy Belanger, Becky Cloonan, and Ming Doyle. They chatted about the state of the comic book industry, indie vs mainstream, art styles, photo reference, digital comics and more. Jimmy also ended the dinner with a very Bernard Pivot style questionairre for everyone. Come and listen and you'll feel like you are dining with us! It's informative, atmospheric and just plain fun. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 398 - Boston Comic Con Recap w/ Jill Thompson, Alicia Giuffrida/Phil Amylon, Boris Savic, Mike Pecci

2012-04-25
Length: 1s

Kevin Conn (I Hate Earth) stays on to record some more episodes with Jimmy, who was at Boston Comic Con and got many an interview. He gives his recap of the show and you'll hear interviews with Jill Thompson, Alicia Giuffrida/Phil Amylon (Lucas), Boris Savic (Banimon) and Mike Pecci. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 397 - Boston Comic Con w/ Billy Tucci/Patt Kelley/Jason Deeble

2012-04-25
Length: 1s

Reviews: Blood Feast #1, 3 Story: Secret Files Of The Giant Man One Shot, Reset #1, Resident Alien #0, Shadow Vol 5 #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio by Kevin Conn (I Hate Earth). The boys discuss the tech problems on the previous Episode 396 with Michael Emerson, more Stated interviews, Jimmy's UK trip, the epicEpisode 400 live recording next week and Jimmy's trip to Boston Comic Con. He got many an interview and you'll hear 3 of them here! Billy Tucci, Pat Kelley and Jason Deeble! The rest will be released later this week. News includes: Zak Penn makes comic book debut, a real sonic screwdriver is invented, Fox gets Axe Cop, SyFy announces new projects, Nexus returns to Dark Horse, and Marvel at Madame Tussauds. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 396 - A Conversation with Michael Emerson

2012-04-21
Length: 1s

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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Episode 395 - Boston Bound

2012-04-18
Length: 46s

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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Episode 394 - So Many Avengers!

2012-04-10
Length: 58s

Reviews: Avengers vs. X-Men #1, Danger Club #1, Fanboys vs. Zombies #1, The Waking: Dreams End #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by good pal Mike Cho and they discuss the Eisner nominations and the approaching episode 400! News includes:  DC announces National Comics and launches new He-Man comic, Netflix streams Hasbro shows, Powers pilot is being re-shot, Chris Giarrusso recreates Image covers and Sesame Street comics are coming! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 393 - Han Solo-ing

2012-04-03
Length: 28s

Reviews: Avengers vs X-Men #0, Bloodstrike #26, New Deadwardians #1, Geek & Sundry channel, Nerdist Channel

Jimmy does his best Han Solo as he's sans co-host this week. He discusses some TV returns including Game of Thrones and The Avengers cartoon. Quick news bits from Emerald City Comic-Con about upcoming comic book releases Roundeye from Image, Sunset from Top Cow/Minotaur and a bunch from Dark Horse including a new Ghost series by Kelly Sue DeConnick/Phil Noto, webcomic hit Bucko gets printed, The Victories by Michael Avon Oeming 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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Episode 392 - The CNI Games

2012-03-28
Length: 1s

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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Episode 391 - Forsooth!

2012-03-21
Length: 1s

Reviews: Avengers Assemble #1, Crossed: Badlands #1, Saga #1, Saucer Country #1, The Walking Dead season 2 finale

Jimmy is joined in studio again by frequent guest co-host and all around good pal Jon Hoche! Jimmy finally joins XBox Live and immediately gets addicted to Peggle. As well as the new Draw Something app on his iPhone. Be forewarned: There's a lengthy SPOILER FILLED review of The Walking Dead season 2 finale. News includes: IDW announces a slew of new titles, will The Ponds survive Doctor Who after all?, Chris Hardwick's new Nerdist YouTube channel announces line up, Felicia Day's new Geek and Sundry YouTube channel announces line up, Punisher in Space, new Captain Marvel from Marvel and Brian Wood is all about the X-Men. And for some reason, there's a lot of Shakespeare influenced stuff talked about this episode. ZOUNDS! As always, listener feedback (with a great guest suggestion), the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 390 - Brochachos

2012-03-13
Length: 57s

Reviews: Age Of Apocalypse #1, Hell Yeah #1, Manhattan Projects #1, Night Force #1

Jimmy is joined in studio again by frequent guest co-host and all around good pal Jon Hoche! Lots of bourbon was consumed so it was pretty off the rails from the beginning. The boys talk about their appearance on Comic Book Club last week and discuss some of the recent Marvel teasers released.  News includes: RIP Moebius, Marvel ReEvolution, Lionsgate brings Nic Cage comic book theft to film, The Walking Dead Facebook game, an Archie game for mobile devices, and a Pokemon champ loses his title for a "crappy" reason. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 389 - Comic Book Clubbers

2012-03-07
Length: 50s

Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent guest co-host and all around good pal Jon Hoche! Jimmy talks about his friend Michelle Vargas and her e-book Free Your Awesome while Jon recovers from closing the hit Off Broadway production of Agent G. The boys were also a bit rushed because Jimmy got asked at the last minute to be a guest on the awesome Comic Book Club live show down at The PIT. He dragged Jon along for the ride and they had a super fun time. You can hear them here! (Of course, listen to them in this CNI episode first!). News includes: Shazam gets a makeover, Jonathan Hickman leaving Fantastic Four and FFBloodshot film in the works, Jonathan Ross & Bryan Hitch new comic will be bigger and stay at $2.99, BioShock Infinite gets a release date, Archie Comics continues to tackle social issues and new Avengers Alliance game on Facebook. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 388 - Watching with Lorraine Cink!

2012-02-28
Length: 1s

Reviews: Conan The Barbarian Vol 3 #1, Mondo #1, No Place Like Home #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by Marvel's The Watcher host (and good pal) Lorraine Cink! They discuss her show, the Oscars, UK's Being Human, JK Rowling's new book, and Justice League: Doom. News includes: Lots from Image Expo like Brian Wood/Ming Doyle's MaraPhonogramreturns, The Walking Dead gets their Governor, Moriarity the musical, Happy!, Bedlam, and Jonathan Hickman's The Manhattan Projects and Secret. Other news: Morgan Spurlock's Comic-Con Documentary is finally coming, Valiant debuts a talking comic book cover, Alan Ball is leaving True Blood, and a rare comic book collection sells for $3.5 million. Massive apologies for the LOUD pipe banging at the end of the episode. NYC buildings just love doing that at times. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 387 - Indie Spinner Rackin'

2012-02-21
Length: 1s

Reviews: Glory #23, Peter Panzerfaust #1, Stephen King & Joe Hill's Road Rage #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio by fellow podcaster Charly LaGreca (Indie Spinner Rack). They chat about Order of the Stick's Kickstarter, Katie Beaton answering your questions about the comics industry, and Charlie's adventures running the new Denver Comic Con. News includes: Jason's I Killed Hitler optioned for film, Jhonen Vasquez and Becky Cloonan on Fringe digital comic, Young Justice: Legacy and The Walking Dead video games coming, Angry Birds in space, andCommunity's Inspector Spacetime coming to the web! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 386 - CNI One-Shot! Justice League: Doom Special!

2012-02-16
Length: 1s

Jimmy went to the Paley Center here in NYC and attended the red carpet premiere of Justice League: Doom, the new animated feature from Warner Bros./DC.  He got to chat with voice director Andrea Romano and Phil Morris ("Vandal Savage"). Alas, he missed out on chatting with Batman himself, Kevin Conroy. But, there is a great Q&A after the screening for your listening pleasure with Andrea, Phil, and Kevin! Go buy the DVD on February 28th when it comes out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 385 - Agent G in the House & a Justice League: Doom Tease!

2012-02-14
Length: 1s

Reviews: Adventure Time #1, Kevin Keller #1, Murky World One Shot, Thief of Thieves #1, Justice League: Doom animated feature

Jimmy is joined in studio by some of the Vampire Cowboys Theater crew, Jon Hoche and Qui Nguyen! They have remounted their show The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G on the ol' Off Broadway stage so go see it if you're in NYC! They chat about Comic Book MenThe Walking Dead mid-season return, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer, and Geek Syndicate's new podcast Geek to Geek. Jimmy attended the red carpet premiere of the new Warner Brothers/DC animated feature Justice League: Doom at the Paley Center here in NYC. He got to chat with voice director Andrea Romano and Phil Morris and you get to hear a tease of those interviews here. A special One-Shot episode with full interviews and the post-screening Q&A will be released on Friday! News includes: Smallville Season 11 in comics, DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network, Marvel's The Watcher gets new host Lorraine Cink, New Mutants and Asgardians get exiled, Star Trek: TNG and Doctor Who crossover at IDW, and Course of the Force comes to Comic-Con. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 384 - CNI One-Shot! Comic Book Men Special

2012-02-11
Length: 51s

Jimmy attended the press luncheon for AMC's new reality show COMIC BOOK MEN which debuts this Sunday, February 12th at 10pm EST on AMCTV. He got the first 40 minutes of the press conference for your listening pleasure! Apologies for not the best of sound so turn that volume up! Creator of the series, Kevin Smith himself, led the discussion with questions from the press. Jimmy got a couple of good ones in himself! They even broached the subject that caused a bit of a kerfluffle in the comics community regarding the lack of women in the show. Kevin Smith invited Jimmy out to the set of the show the next day and Jimmy gives you his report. Make sure you listen to last episode 383 with interviews with Kevin Smith, Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson. Thanks to all involved especially Kayla at Ferencomm and Kevin's assistant Meghan. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 383 - Comic Book Men w/ Kevin Smith, Walt Flanagan & Bryan Johnson!

2012-02-07
Length: 1s

Reviews: Alpha Girl #1, Magic the Gathering #1, the Ninjettes #1, Winter Soldier #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent co-host Kevin Conn! They chat about the Chuck finale, new Spider-Man trailer, the Death/Return of Superman video,  and the Super Bowl. Jimmy also attended a press conference for the new AMC reality show, Comic B0ok Men, and had a chance to sit down solo with stars Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson. He also did a roundtable with producer/filmmaker/podcaster Kevin Smith! News includes: the return of BlacksadWolverine sequel gets a release date and a lengthy discussion about Before Watchmen. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 382 - Back in NYC!

2012-01-31
Length: 30s

Reviews: Deadpool #49.1, Lord of the Jungle #1, Secret Avengers #21.1

Jimmy is back in NYC and still recovering from his time away. Due to last minute cancellations, he's flying solo this episode. (Thanks a lot, Jessica Alba). Jimmy talks about his trip to his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida and gives a big shout out to his new favorite local comic book store, Universe of Superheroes at the Beach. Thanks to old highschool/college best pal Ted for co-hosting last week and hanging. He also mentions The Muppets taking on FOX news and gives kudos to pal Olivia d'Abo for winning Best Actress in the Broadway World 2011 L.A. Awards! News includes: It's Shazam not Captain Marvel, DC announces Amethyst collection, Vaughn returns to X-Men sequel, Danger Academy goes to Hollywood, The CW finds their GA, and Kate Beaton has projects galore! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 381 - Prodigal Son Returns

2012-01-24
Length: 41s

Reviews: Danger Girl: Revolver #1, Dead Mans Run #1, Prophet Vol 3 #21, Steed
And Mrs Peel #1

Jimmy returns to his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida to visit his mom and see friends and invades his old buddy Ted's house again. Ted has a live orchestra in his house, thus the random musical interludes throughout. For the loyal listeners, you'll remember that Ted co-hosted last year as well when Jimmy visited. The boys discuss Green Lantern undies in Wal-Mart and Oscar nominations. Jimmy chats about his new found love (thanks to Lorraine Cink and Jon Hoche) forUncanny X-Force and briefly mentions the season premiere of Archer. Plus, he plays a bit of a song his co-worker sings who is ridiculously talented. News includes: DC and Warner Bros. start the We Can Be Heroes inititative, EPIX may pick up the Stan Lee documentary, Hellboy inspires a camp in Portland, Popeye comics debut from IDW and Lego/DC team up for the new Lego Hero Factory app. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 380 - So Street

2012-01-17
Length: 1s

Reviews: Deadlands: Black Water One-Shot, Lobster Johnson The Burning Hand #1, Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic War #1, Whispers #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent guest co-host Kevin Conn. They chat the Golden Globes, Jimmy playing Lego Harry Potter, DC's new logo, give congrats to Jennifer De Guzman on her new gig at Image Comics and the new pre-registration for SDCC. News includes: Pizza Island comes to an end, FX's Powers TV show in limbo, Green Arrow TV series may come to the CW, DC cancels some new 52 titles while adding new ones, Rob Liefeld takes on 3 DC titles, The Omega Effecttakes over 3 Marvel titles, Garth Ennis to write Dynamite's The Shadow relaunch, and Mark Millar talks Jupiter's Children with Frank Quietly. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 379 - Slumber Party!

2012-01-10
Length: 56s

Reviews: Fatale #1, Ferals #1, Wolverine And The X-Men Alpha And Omega #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by fellow podcast Molly Jane Kremer of the Chicago based Comics Slumber Party podcast. They chat about stuff missed in last week's Best of 2011 podcast, Star Wars burgers in France, Comic Book Men, and upcoming comic conventions. News includes: Batman: Earth One is coming, Superman: Earth One sequel is too, Greg Pak offers a textless Vison Machine, MorrisonCon is happening, Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek sequel, Marvel game comes to Facebook, and Marvel lineup announced on Disney XD. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 378 - Best of 2011!

2012-01-06
Length: 1s

Last week's all star crew of Lorraine Cink, Kevin Conn and Jon Hoche stay on to record the Best of 2011 show! It's a lengthy one but so much fun! Along with Jimmy, they bring their favorite picks in comic books, TV, films, videogames, podcasts, and more. They also discuss some of the biggest stories of the year including DC's New 52 and the rise of digital comics. Plus, they briefly chat about the end of the Smallville TV show and Harry Potter films. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 377 - Happy New Year!

2012-01-03
Length: 1s

Reviews: Brody's Ghost #1, DC Comics Presents Elseworlds 100-Page Spectacular One-Shot, DMZ #72 (Final issue), The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #1, Too Much Coffee Man #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by old CNI stalwarts Kevin Conn and Jon Hoche as well as first timer Lorraine Cink. She's a hilarious, nerdy and adorable lady who does improv with our pal Grace Helbig. Jimmy and Lorraine sing about their new year's eve, they all discuss the Russian Avengers and the Upside Down trailers and try to figure out what the big deal is with Wonder Woman onHarry's Law. News includes: DC finally reveals their mystery woman, Bryan Hitch and Jonathan Ross announce their new series, St. Trinian's creator Ronald Searle dies, Marvel lawyers claim mutants are NOT humans, and a sci-fi brothel is beaming into Nevada. Plus, the CNI Hotline is very busy with calls of (what we thought were congratulations and wishes of a happy new year) confusion and outright annoyance. Calling in are pals "Arlene Fowler" (True Blood), Michael Emerson (Person of Interest),  Jonathan Ross (UK chat show host), Sara Cox (BBC Radio 1 DJ/personality), Blair Herter (G4TV's X-Play), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Osborn, Castle: Deadly Storm) & Matt Fraction (Casanova, Iron Man). As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 376 - Christmas Hangover!

2011-12-28
Length: 30s

Reviews: The Activity #1, Jason Conquers America One-Shot, Memorial #1

Jimmy flies solo since everyone is recovering from their Christmas hangovers. It's a quickie but full of CNI goodness! He briefly (promise) talks about seeing his family on Christmas, some out of town friends and the little girl Riley who blew up the internet with her marketing rant. News includes: Nexus returns in Dark Horse Presents, Golden Apple comic book store goes on sale, Comicraft annual font sale is coming,  and the Spider-Man PSA trade has been altered in a drastic way. Some great feedback from CNI's first celebrity interview Olivia d'Abo and her recent best actress nomination that you can vote on over at BroadwayWorld.com. As always, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 375 - It's A CNI Christmas!

2011-12-23
Length: 22s

Jimmy invites you into his home for a very special Comic News Insider Christmas! Guests Grace Helbig (Daily Grace), Kevin Conn, Jon Hoche and Andy Gleaner help welcome and entertain with Christmas related comic book, TV and movie reviews and even some carols are sung! Grace brings an exclusive trailer for the sequel to It's A Wonderful Life and also reads from The Twelve Terrors of Christmas by John Updike/Edward Gorey. Santa and the Baby Jesus swing by to spread some Christmas love as well! A special moment doesn't go as planned but it doesn't mar the Christmas festivities. Merry Christmas to everyone in CNI Land! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Ho Ho Ho!

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Episode 374 - A Christmas Party with Grace Helbig and Friends!

2011-12-20
Length: 49s

Reviews: Avengers: X-Sanction #1, The Ray #1, The Strain #1

Jimmy has an impromtu Christmas party and boy was it liquor-fueled. Apologies in advance as we derail A LOT in this podcast due to lots of bourbon consumption. Internet sensation Grace Helbig (Daily Grace) comes  over to drink podcast  and brings along her old college pal Andy Gleaner. Old CNI stalwarts Kevin Conn and Jon Hoche are along for the drunken ride as well. They chat about the new trailer for Dark Knight Rises, the German trailer for The Avengers and Shatner on Broadway. News includes: RIP Joe Simon and Eduardo Barreto, Russ Cochran brings back Sunday Comics, Marvel announces more Season One comics, Anthony Bourdain gets Jiro, and The Tick #100 will guest star Invincible.  Did I mention we drank a lot? As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 373 - Birthday Hangover!

2011-12-13
Length: 26s

Reviews: Dead Or Alive #1, Deadpool MAX X-Mas Special #1, Defenders Vol 4 #1, Thought Bubble Anthology #1, Valen The Outcast #1

Jimmy flies solo this week since everyone is busy doing their Christmas shopping. They must be buying him presents or something! He gives thanks to all of his birthday wishers/attendees and mentions the GI Joe 2 and Men In Black 3 trailers. News includes: RIP Jerry Robinson, Jim Lee takes time off from JLA, DC brings back Night Force, DC cancels Tiny Titans but announces new series Superman Family Adventures and Archie might marry again. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 372 - The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

2011-12-06
Length: 1s

Reviews: Archie #627, Kirby Genesis: Captain Victory #1, Theory Of Everything Pilot Season #1, THUNDER Agents Vol 4 #1

Jimmy is again joined in studio by Kevin Conn in an attempt to do a better and less rushed show than last week. Jimmy went to The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival and reports on what he saw/found. The boys talk about 2 recent online Star Wars themed videos (Elf Sabers and Cello Wars),  The Cabin in the Woods trailer, and Russell T. Davies temporary retirement, NASA finds Earth 2 and it's Jimmy's birthday on Friday, December 9th. News includes: X-Men vs. Avengers, Bendis leaving Avengers, Emily Carroll goes to print, Free Comic Book Day books announced, Red Cross concerned video games violate Geneva Conventions, Khan returns in Star Trek sequel, and Turf goes to film. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 371 - The Fastest Podcast Alive!

2011-11-30
Length: 34s

Reviews: Billy Tucci's A Child Is Born One Shot, Fantastic Four Vol 3 #600, Kapow Guinness World Record Special #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by Kevin Conn who returns after a long absence. The boys talk turkey (literally), The Shade maxi-series, Jimmy's upcoming birthday, Christmas time approaching, and Kevin finds a new podcast. News includes: Occupy Comics on Kickstarter, Doctor Who on Christmas Day, newMadman hardcover, Lego Batman sequel, and The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival comes this Saturday. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 370 - Getting Kiefered

2011-11-22
Length: 51s

Reviews: Avengers Origins: Luke Cage #1, Hawken #1, Mudman #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by fellow podcaster Raphael Soohoo. They chat about the Batman: Brave and the Bold finale, The Hunger Games trailer and Jimmy's strange but cool run-in with Kiefer Sutherland. News includes: Image Expo, CBLDF Spirit of Giving, The New Yorker cartoon issue, Marvel cancels a lot of series, The Dark Knight Rises details, FX retooling Powers TV show, Syfy wants Booster Gold and Adventure Time comes to comics. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 369 - CNI Gets Stated!

2011-11-15
Length: 1s

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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Episode 368 - Me, Myself and CNI

2011-11-09
Length: 41s

Reviews: Heart #1, Jack Avarice Is The Courier #1, Peanuts Vol 2 #0, Seven Warriors #1, Six Guns #1, Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 #1

Jimmy flies solo since he has the plague and doesn't want to infect any visitors. He talks about being introduced to the awesome artist ChrisCross, Steve Rude's recent troubles, no more Cloak and Dagger, and the new animated series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.  News includes: Marvel will finish The Twelve, Marvel cancels some series, Brian K. Vaughan to adapt Stephen King work for Showtime, truck full of comics is stolen, PC version of Arkham City game is coming, die as a "Redshirt" in an IDW Star Trek comic, and a Star Wars fan has the weirdest photoshoot ever. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 367 - Even More NYCC w/ Ashley Eckstein ("Ahsoka" on Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Bruce Timm (Green Lantern, Batman), & Menton Matthews III/Kasra Ghanbari (Monocyte)!

2011-11-01
Length: 1s

Reviews: Dead Man's Run #0, Helldorado #1, The Incredible Hulk #1, Legion Secret Origin #1, Spaceman #1, Stitched #1, War of the Independents #1, Wolverine and the X-Men #1

Jimmy is joined again by Mike Cho to bring you the last of the New York Comic Con interviews! Jimmy chats with Ashley Eckstein ("Ahsoka Tano" on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series), Bruce Time (Green Lantern, Batman animated series), and Monocyte creators Menton Matthews III & Kasra Ghanbari. The boys also discuss Halloween, famous tweets, Burke & Hare film, Beavis & Butt-Head and Good Vibes cartoons, Grimm, Grace Helbig wins King of the Web, 10th Doctor Who musical and other nonsense. News includes: Topps and IDW bring back Mars Attacks! in a comic book series, DC Universe Online is free, Rob Liefeld returns Extreme to Image, and Trip City is here. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 366 - More NYCC w/ Blair Butler (G4TV's Fresh Ink), Blair Herter (G4TV's X-Play) & Kevin Mellon!

2011-10-25
Length: 2s

Reviews: Deadpool MAX 2 #1, Dead Rising Road To Fortune #1, Monocyte #1, My Greatest Adventure Vol 2 #1,  Orchid #1, Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #1, Shade Vol 2 #1, 30 Days of Night #1,  X-Men Regenesis #1. Batman: Year One DVD

Strap in! It's another super-sized episode! Sorry for the length but we have over an hour worth of great interviews. Jimmy is joined by Aussie pal Matt Brick again to review tons of comics and chat about Speakeasy Dollhouse, Mekhi Phifer, Once Upon A TimeX-Men anime on G4, Grace Helbig co-hosting Attack of the Show, CDC zombie comic, Marvel layoffs, Dry Seasons preview, The Loxley's and the War of 1812 preview, and Matt Smith might be leaving Doctor Who. Speaking of...more NYCC interviews with G4TV'S Blair Butler and Blair Herter. Blair Butler swung by the Comic News Insider booth to hang with Jimmy and chat her first written comic book called Heart. They also chatted the comic industry and recent comics as well. Blair Herter came by after meeting Jimmy the night before and having many drinks. They had a blast talking comics, video games and how Jimmy is stealing his fiance', Jessica Chobot, from him. Kevin Mellon also came by to talk about Heart. You know, since he's the artist on the comic book. News includes: Ben McCool & Nikki Cook's Memoir heads to TV,  Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons announce their comic The Secret Service, Joss Whedon takes on Much Ado About Nothing, 2000AD fills gap in empty Barnes & Noble shelves, The Punisher heads to TV, Spider-Kids dressed up needed for Spidey column, Ed Brubaker's Criminal heading to film, Red 2 is coming and King Con III is postponed. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 365 - CNI One-Shot! Nikita Special

2011-10-22
Length: 46s

It's another interview special featuring the cast of Nikita! Jimmy sat down at the round tables at New York Comic Con and chatted with Nikita cast members Maggie Q., Shane West and producer Albert Kim.  Apologies for rough cell phone interference during some of it. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 364 - CNI One Shot! MTV Special Featuring Death Valley & Good Vibes

2011-10-20
Length: 1s

It's an interview special featuring the casts of the MTV shows Death Valley and Good Vibes!  Jimmy sat down at the round tables at New York Comic Con and chatted with the Death Valley cast including Texas Battle, Tania Raymonde, Charlie Sanders and producer Spider One.  He also sat with the new animated show Good Vibes cast including Adam Brody, Josh Gad, Debi Mazar, Olivia Thirlby and producer David Gordon Green. 

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Episode 363 - New York Comic Con Recap w/ James Asmus/Marc Bernardin/Nicki Clyne/Greg Pak/Veronica Taylor

2011-10-19
Length: 1s

Jimmy flies solo this week because it's the big New York Comic Con recap! His voice is shot from shouting during the raffle all weekend and sleeping about 8 hours total in 4 days. He got tons of interviews at the show and in this episode you'll hear from James Asmus (X-Men: Regenesis), Marc Bernardin (Alphas), Nicki Clyne ("Callie" on Battlestar Galactica), Greg Pak (Incredible Hercules, Hulk), and Veronica Taylor (voice of "Ash Ketchum" in Pokemon). Jimmy gives his lengthy (sorry!) day by day/blow by blow recap of the 4 days of NYCC. While a blast was had by all, there were a few gripes as well. Thanks to EVERYONE who came by the Comic News Insider table and said "Hi", bought raffle tickets, dropped off stuff to review, did signings, interviews, donated for raffle or just wanted to chat. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 362 - Pre-New York Comic Con Madness!

2011-10-12
Length: 1s

Reviews: Avengers 1959 #1, Blood Red Dragon #0, Chopper #1, Huntress Vol 3 #1, Last Of The Greats #1, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1, Frank Miller's Holy Terror

Jimmy is joined by yet another Aussie sitting in the guest co-host chair, Jen Timms. She works in the gaming industry and is in town for New York Comic Con (NYCC) staying at the Aquino/Templesmith palace. She is also Jimmy's right hand at the CNI booth (D18) in Podcast Arena located in Artist's Alley. They give some love/reverance to the late Steve Jobs, Jimmy talks about the Warehouse 13 and Breaking Bad finales and tells of his love for Karine Vanasse in Pan Am. They also nerd out over the new Avengers trailerNews includes James Robinson back on Starman, Barnes & Noble yanks DC books, Locke & Key screening at NYCC, Archie Comics brings back superheroes, and Stieg Larson's trilogy comes to comic books. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Thanks for listening!

NYCC is this weekend (October 13-16) and CNI has lots of great stuff lined up at their table D18. Signings at the booth (CHECK BACK AT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO SOON) with the likes of Greg Pak, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Colden, Becky Cloonan, Ben Templesmith, Ben McCool, Veronica Taylor, and Jeremy Bastian. Tentative guests include Paul Pope, Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston. The annual raffle will be held this year as well! It's a fundraiser for CNI so we can get some new equipment/pay for trips/etc. Great prizes in the raffle as per usual with donations from Garth Ennis, Bryan Fuller, Ben Templesmith, Rafael Kayanan, Paul Pope, John Cassaday, DC comics, IDW publishing. Dark Horse comics, Smith Micro, Fred Van Lente, Dean Haspiel, Dan Panosian, Dynamite Entertainment, 2000AD and more! Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. The more you buy, the better chance to win! We'll do the raffle once on Thursday and twice a day from Friday-Sunday. Swing on by D18 in Artist Alley to see all of the exciting events happening with Comic News Insider at NYCC! 

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Episode 361 - Meet the New Super Hero Team, The CNI Dawgs!

2011-10-04
Length: 1s

Reviews: All-Star Western #1, Aquaman #1, Batman: The Dark Knight #1, The Flash#1, Green Lantern: New Guardians #1, Justice League Dark #1, The Savage Hawkman #1, Superman #1, Teen Titans #1, Voodoo #1, Brilliant #1, Ghostbusters #1, Steampunk Fairy Tales One Shot

Jimmy is joined once again by his Aussie friend Matt Brick in the guest co-host chair.  The boys discuss some mix ups with last week's show, the Doctor Who finale, Bedlam and friend Grace Helbig is running for King of the Web. News includes: a Jack Kirby museum, new Mortal Kombat film, CBLDF gets Comics Code, obscure Marvel properties to film, DC offers exclusives on new Kindle Fire, Image goes same day with digital comics, new Batman animated series, The Simpsons could get canceled, and speaking Klingon helps a man with dyslexia. And, the boys decide to create their own worldwide super hero team called The CNI Dawgs! As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 360 - Drinks AND Comics with Alie & Georgia!

2011-09-28
Length: 1s

Reviews: Star Trek #1, Ultimate Comics X-Men #1, Batman #1, Birds of Prey #1, Catwoman #1, Green Lantern Corps #1, Legion of Super-Heroes #1, Nightwing #1, Red Hood and the Outlaws #1, Supergirl #1, Wonder Woman #1

The drink making stars of Food2.com and The Cooking Channel, Alie & Georgia, join Jimmy for a drink fueled ramble fest of reviews, news, witty banter and much off topic chatter. Recorded live at The Hourglass Tavern right here in NYC! Jimmy sings them a song and even makes them drinks! Apologies for the length of drink making but it was fun and funny! We do eventually do a ton of reviews and cover the news. They chat the variety show Alie & Georgia were a part of withKristen Schaal,  the new BBC America show BedlamTerra Nova on Fox, and Person of Interest. News includes: CBLDF membership drive, comic books on Facebook, Sabrina the Teenage Witch animated, Fringe comic book, Justice League: Doom cast, and The Walking Dead webisodes. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 359 - Brick, Beer & Blood

2011-09-20
Length: 1s

Reviews: Bonnie Lass #1, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1, Batman and Robin #1, Batwoman #1, Deathstroke #1, Demon Knights #1, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1, Green Lantern #1, Grifter #1, Legion Lost #1, Mister Terrific #1, Red Lanterns#1, Resurrection Man #1, Suicide Squad #1, Superboy #1 

Matt Brick returns again this week to join Jimmy in another massive review show. They also discuss Torchwood: Miracle Day finale and the Ringer premiere. Jimmy's Darth Vader helmet (don't judge) fell off his desk, broke his glass of beer and caused several cuts on his person. He soldiered through all the blood to bring you this podcast! News includes: Kupperman and Beaton team up for comedy, Archaia to release new Marjane Satrapi work, Fox is developing a Spectre TV show, DC Online goes free, The Ray returns to DC and the Teen Titans get an openly gay member. NYCC  is fast approaching so they discuss the Podcast Arena and what podcasts will be involved, tease some special guests that will be signing with CNI and the annual raffle! As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 358 - DC Overload/Reviews Galore!

2011-09-14
Length: 1s

Reviews: Fracture #1, Penny For Your Soul False Prophet #1, Action Comics Vol 2 #1, Animal Man Vol 2 #1, Batgirl Vol 4 #1, Batwing #1, Detective Comics Vol 2 #1, Green Arrow #1, Hawk & Dove #1, Justice League International Vol 2 #1, O.M.A.C. #1, Static Shock  #1, Stormwatch Vol 3 #1, Swamp Thing Vol 5 #1

Jimmy is joined by frequent guest co-host Jon Hoche and long time listener/pal Matt Brick (who flew in from Australia just for it! Okay, not for CNI but it was a bonus for him!). Jon has been actively reviewing/following The New 52 from DC Comics so we decided to review a ton of them! No news since we had so many reviews. Plus, the boys chat about Molly Crabapple's Week In Hell, Garth Ennis pays homage to Jimmy in Chronicles of Wormwood, pal Grace Helbig has been blowing up on Attack of the Show, MTV is interested in the Locke & Key series, Jimmy's nephew Max and friend's son both are big Spider-Man fans, and Jon talks about bring Vampire Cowboys Theater Company to New York Comic-Con. Speaking of NYCC (click on the logo over on the top left!), they discuss the Podcast Arena and what podcasts will be involved and tease some special guests that will be signing with CNI! As always, Listener Feedback (great email from some newbie Dragon Con attendees), the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 357 - Live from the Aquino/Templesmith Studios!

2011-09-07
Length: 47s

Reviews: Justice League Vol 2 #1, Rinse #1, Ultimate Comics Hawkeye #1

Ben Templesmith, Jimmy's NEW roommate, sits in the guest co-host chair this episode. Now that they are shacking up, expect him to pop in here and there. You know, when he's not busy being a professional cartoonist. The boys are all moved in but still have lots of unpacking to do. Still time to read comics and podcast though! News includes: WonderCon moves to Anaheim, The Walking Dead splits Season 2 in two, AMC greenlights Kevin Smith reality show, IDW to publish Magic the Gathering comic and SPX collaborates with the Library of Congress. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 356 - Movin' On Up w/ Ben Templesmith!

2011-08-31
Length: 1s

Reviews: The Bionic Man #1, Superman Beyond #0, The Ultimates #1

Ben Templesmith, Jimmy's future new roommate (in 1 day), sits in the guest co-host chair this episode. They discuss the antics they'll get up to as roomies and the inevitable blackmail pictures that will follow. Jimmy has a villain named after him in this week's episode of Warehouse 13. (Thanks to pals and W13 writers Ben Raab & Deric Hughes for that!). News includes: JSA will return to new DCU, Marvel will publish The Destroyers and upgrades Alpha Flight to a full series, Brian Wood's DC & Marvel work, Deadman TV show in the works at the CW, Showtime picks up The Damned,  and Gene Luen Yang does an Avatar: The Last Airbender comic book! As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 355 - Earthquakin' & Shakin'

2011-08-24
Length: 31s

Reviews: Damaged #1, The Heap #1, Pariah #1

After last week's bamboozling with old co-host Joe, Jimmy flies solo this week to deliver you a snappy and fun show full of comic booky goodness! He's in the middle of apartment hunting/moving hell but manages to bring you some great news that includes: Harvey Awards winners, DC's New 52 midnight madness, first villain for new Justice League revealed, Atomic Comics in Arizona shuts down, Marvel releases Daredevil audio book, support ill publisher by buying Sparkplug comic books, Gutter Magazine reproduces Monica Gallagher's hit webcomic Bonnie N. Collide online,  and Chicago gets an independent comic convention. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 354 - Attack of the Co-Hosts!

2011-08-16
Length: 52s

Reviews:   Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1, Spider Island: Cloak and Dagger, War Goddess #0

The boys chat about the post SDCC bash that Jimmy & Jill Pantozzi threw last week and play the greatest opening to a Geek Syndicate podcast ever! News includes: Fantastic Four returns, Star Wars currency on Island of Niue, The Munsters remake is back on track, Stan Lee/MTV Comics seek creative team for comic, Bradley Cooper out as The Crow, a jerk threatens Dragon Con, Joann Sfar's directorial debut with Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life 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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Episode 353 - CNI One-Shot! SDCC TV Special: Chuck, Fringe, Grimm, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil!

2011-08-12
Length: 2s

It's our San Diego Comic-Con TV special! Okay, okay. I KNOW that Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is a movie, but it was the last interview left from SDCC and I wanted to throw it in this episode. CNI correspondents Megan Fischer and Melissa Bleier took care of these interviews for your listening pleasure. The sound is a bit rough on a couple as one event was outdoors and some of the roundtable rooms were quite loud. Still, they got some great questions in and did an awesome job. Megan sat in on the roundtables for both Chuck and Fringe while Melissa covered the Grimm roundtable and Tucker & Dale vs. Evil red carpet.  Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 352 - Even More SDCC w/ casts of Bedlam, Person of Interest (Jim Cavaziel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson), Ringer (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nestor Carbonell), The Walking Dead

2011-08-09
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Hero Comics 2011 One-Shot, Infinite #1, Rachel Rising #1, Roger Langridge's Snarked #0, Severed #1

Even more San Diego Comic-Con madness! Jimmy flies solo again so he can get all of the great coverage out to you as quickly as possible! He sits down on roundtable for the new BBC showBedlam and chats with star Theo James and showrunner/creator David Allison. Also hits the roundtables for Person of Interest with stars Jim Cavaziel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson and producers Jonathan Nolan, Greg Plageman. Plus, he chats with Ringer cast members Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nestor Carbonell, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd and producers Pam Veasey, Eric Charmelo, Nicole Snyder. Correspondent Maria Bernal-Silva chats with the cast/producers of The Walking Dead including Jeffery DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus and producers Gale Anne Hurd, Roberk Kirkman, Frank Darabont, Greg Nicotero. News includes: DC New 52 updates, pics of Henry Cavill as Superman and Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, SyFy cancels EurekaJason Conquers America, Morgan Spurlock's Comic-Con documentary debuts in Toronto, Ghost Rider and Amazing Spider-Man sequels get release dates,  Stan Lee's Romeo & Juliet, Frank Cho on X-Men, and Flash Gordon strips get completely collected. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 351 - CNI One-Shot! Animation Special: Green Lantern and Young Justice!

2011-08-05
Length: 45s

It's our San Diego Comic-Con animation special! CNI correspondent Maria Bernal-Silva sat down with the producers (Bruce Timm, Jim Krieg and Giancarlo Volpe) of the new Green Lantern animated series. Jimmy sat down with some of the Young Justice folks to discuss the animated series and its upcoming 2nd season. He chatted with producder Brandon Vietti and art director Phil Bourassa as well as voice of "Miss Martian" (and former "Winnie Cooper"/math genius) Danica McKellar. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 350 - CNI One-Shot! SDCC Movie Special: Sushi Girl, Knights of Badassdom, Fright Night!

2011-08-04
Length: 1s

It's our San Diego Comic-Con movie special! Jimmy interviewed the cast of Sushi Girl and attended press conferences for Knights of Badassdom and Fright Night.  The Sushi Girl interviews were 2 cast members at a time in a hallway at the Marriot Marina. Personal and intimate and fun!Knights of Badassdom was a big press conference so Jimmy just put the digital recorder on the table. You can hear the actors fine and the director repeats questions from the audience. Fright Night was a bit short and sound is kind of low. Still, some fun stuff with the cast! Hope you enjoy! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 349 - More SDCC w/ Jason Momoa (Conan), Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13), Candace Bailey/Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show), Joyce Brabner & Elfquest cast!

2011-08-02
Length: 1s

Reviews:  The Amazing Spider-Man #666, The Cape #1, The Red Wing #1, Thundercats TV show, Captain America: The First Avenger film

More San Diego Comic-Con madness! Jimmy flies solo so he can get all of the great coverage out to you as quickly as possible! He gets in a question at the Jason Momoa (Conan, Game of Thrones) press conference and sits down with Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13), Candace Bailey/Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show), Elfquest cast and Joyce Brabner. News highlights include: Frank Darabont steps down as showrunner of The Walking Dead, images of Batman/Bane fight from Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. pushes back Man of Steel release date, Bryan Lee O'Malley's new comic, DC wants to hire more women, George Lucas loses Stormtrooper rights in UK, court rules in favor of Marvel against Kirby, IDW will publish Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes mash up, Marvel will publish "Season 1" comics, Vertigo to publish Fables spinoff, Brian K. Vaughan returns to comics, and Tony Lee & Becky Cloonan will bring you a Macgyver comic! As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 348 - CNI One-Shot! Torchwood: Miracle Day w/ Alexa Havins, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, John Barrowman & Eve Myles!

2011-07-30
Length: 50s

It's another roundtable session from San Diego Comic-Con! This one is for the hit Starz series,Torchwood: Miracle Day. Series stars Alexa Havins, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, John Barrowman and Eve Myles rotated tables and Jimmy was able to get many a question in. He even managed to get a hug from Eve Myles which completely made his day. Some spoilers if you aren't caught up with the first 3 episodes. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 347 - CNI One-Shot! Spartacus: Vengeance w/ Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Katrina Law, Lucy Lawless, Liam McIntyre and Stephen S. DeKnight!

2011-07-28
Length: 1s

It's the first of many interview specials from San Diego Comic-Con! Jimmy sat down in the roundtables for the hit Starz series, Spartacus: Vengeance. Series stars Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Katrina Law, Lucy Lawless, Liam McIntyre and Stephen S. DeKnight rotated tables and Jimmy was able to get many a question in. Spoilers if you aren't caught up with the first 2 series of the show.

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Episode 346 - San Diego Comic-Con Recap! Lili Bordan, Blair Butler, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Jonathan Ross!

2011-07-27
Length: 1s

Jimmy flies solo to give you his very own and hopefully not too self-indulgent San Diego Comic-Con recap! No reviews, news or Top 3. He chatted with many folks and did lotsa crazy stuff. Yes, heavy drinking was involved usually. Expect some fun tales and the usual name dropping. He got so many interviews that will be spread over the next few weeks. In this episode, you'll hear great chats with Lili Bordan (Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome), Blair Butler (Attack of the Show), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Middleman), Kevin Michael Richardson (voice over actor) and Jonathan Ross (Turf, Golden Age).

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Episode 345 - San Diego Comic-Con Pre-Game w/ Ben Templesmith & Mr. Phil!

2011-07-20
Length: 1s

Reviews:  X-Men: Schism #1, Captain America #1

It's a special pre-SDCC warm up show! Ben Templesmith and Mr. Phil of Indie Spinner Rack join Jimmy to give the ins and outs of the big convention. Things to check out, proper etiquette, interviews, etc. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 344 - Mad About SDCC

2011-07-13
Length: 56s

Reviews:  Red Skull #1, Vengeance #1, Vic Boone #1, Alphas, Torchwood: Miracle Day

In the guest co-host chair this week is Gretchen Souerwine. She loves her Doctor Who and has Spider-Man socks. Nerdy enough for you? :) They chat about Warehouse 13 and this whole Google+ thing. News includes: San Diego Comic-Con programming is up, John Higgins has newWatchmen portfolio at SDCC, Sookie Stackhouse's creator gets into comics, more Bat books from DC, Spike Lee to direct Oldboy, Brian Wood writes Lord of the Rings comic, Womanthologymakes history and the complete Planetary omnibus goes digital for a limited time. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 343 - CNI One-Shot! Torchwood: Miracle Day Conference Call w/ John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Alexa Havins and Russell T. Davies

2011-07-09
Length: 1s

Jimmy was part of a conference call with some of the stars of the upcoming Starz series,Torchwood: Miracle Day.  On the call were cast members John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) and Alexa Havins (Esther Drummond). They were joined by series creator/showrunner Russell T. Davies. So you know, conference call interviews work like this: A group of reporters are given a number to call in and are put in an automated queue. When your name pops up, the moderator (or sometimes electronic moderator) will introduce you like. "Next up we have Jimmy Aquino from Comic News Insider". While you are asking your question, the interviewees can hear you and so can every other person on the queue. But no one else can be heard until they are patched in. What you will hear is the entire call with questions from reporters from big outlets like E! and MTV to podcasters like me, bloggers. etc. Jimmy's questions come in around 30-40 minutes in. 

WARNING! There will be some minor spoilers as everyone had already seen at least the first episode or like Jimmy, the first 3. 

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Episode 342 - Transforming Your Ears

2011-07-05
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Flashpoint Project Superman #1, Gobs #1, Marvel Universe vs Wolverine #1, Witch Doctor #1, Transformers 3

Mike Cho returns to co-host! The boys give congrats to good friends/former guest co-hosts Jon Hoche & Erica Swindell on their recent engagement, the Harvey Awards nominations are out and Jimmy finally started watching Spartacus: Blood and Boobs Sand.  News includes: DC's New 52, Garth Ennis directs a film called Stitched to debut at San Diego Comic-Con, Warren Ellis creates new comic book (SVK) with an ultraviolet appeal, Game of Thrones gets the comic book treatment, a Mom and her son try to smurf some Smurfs and some quick TV/film news. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 341 - Solo!

2011-06-28
Length: 35s

Reviews:  Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search For Swamp Thing #1, Flashpoint: Lois Lane And The Resistance #1, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160, Falling Skies, Outcasts

Jimmy is joined by...NO ONE! Yes, in the first solo CNI ever, Jimmy delivers a quick show for your listening pleasure. And fret not, this wont be a regular thing as he knows your ears may bleed if you get too much Jimmy. He laments the passing of the great Gene Colan and briefly talks about the Game of Thrones finale and True Blood season premiere. He also gets a message from his hot 10th grade English teacher. Ooh! News includes: SpongeBob gets a mushroom, Locke & Key to screen at Comic-Con, Stan Lee/Todd McFarlane team up for new comic, all new Justice League of America unofficially announced, DC to end "write for trade" policy, and some quick TV/film news. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 340 - Galactic Girl w/ Jon Hoche & Erica Swindell!

2011-06-21
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Alpha Flight Vol 4 #1, Wonder Woman And The Furies #1, Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #1, Super 8, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, Galactic Girl in: Attack of the Starbarians

Jimmy is joined by frequent guest host Jon Hoche and Erica Swindell. They are the stars of the hit play Galactic Girl in: Attack of the Starbarians, part of the local Comic Book Theater Festival. They give congrats to Jim Lee and Carla on the baby news and Jimmy is working on putting together a comprehensive list of all of the interviews done in the past! News includes: Image Comics to use rating system, 100 Bullets heads to television, Uncanny X-Men will return, Frank Miller bringsHoly Terror, and TV/Film casting notices. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 339 - The Kelly Sue DeConnick Show!

2011-06-16
Length: 1s

Last of the Heroes Con interviews with the amazing Kelly Sue DeConnick. Thanks to Iz McAuliffe who stays on to intro/outro the episode. Jimmy sat down with Kelly Sue at Heroes Con and they got along so swimmingly that we decided to release it as a special episode! That, and it's about an hour long of great conversation. They talk about comics they got as kids, the origin of her signature, adapting English translated manga, acting/working in NYC, comic book theater, and of course...her comic book work like Osborn and upcoming Supergirl. Kelly Sue mentions sending your comics to the troops via the website called Any Soldier. She breaks it down on  her own siteas well. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 338 - More Heroes Con w/ Darwyn Cooke, Becky Cloonan and Scott Weinstein!

2011-06-14
Length: 2s

Reviews:  Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1, Fly #1, Mystery Men #1, Samurai's Blood #1

Even more Heroes Con love with interviews from Darwyn Cooke, Becky Cloonan and Scott Weinstein. Jimmy is joined by good friend Iz McAuliffe, a fine podcaster in her own right. They wax on about Doctor Who and stray off topic frequently. All comedy gold! News includes: DC releases all 52 titles for relaunch, Beasts of Burden heads to the big screen, Kevin Smith's new reality show, Mark Millar on his own, and Uncanny X-Men cancelled. Some great listener feedback from a loyal listener. As always, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Thursday to hear the great solo interview Jimmy did with Kelly Sue DeConnick at Heroes Con!

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Episode 337 - Heroes Con Iconography Panel w/ Darwyn Cooke, Ed McGuinness, Don Rosa, Tim Sale

2011-06-11
Length: 1s

Yet even more Heroes Con love! Jimmy moderated a great panel at Heroes Con called TAKING ON THE PROPERTY: ICONOGRAPHY with comic book titans Darwyn Cooke (The Spirit, DC's New Frontier, Parker), Ed McGuinness (Deadpool, Superman/Batman), Don Rosa (Scrooge McDuck) and Tim Sale (Batman, Hulk, Spider-Man). Here is the whole panel in it's entirety. The idea of the panel was how they took an established character and put their own stamp on it. Some great things were discussed by these amazing cartoonists. Thanks again to pal Mike Cho for hanging out to intro/outro this episode. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 336 - Heroes Con Special w/ Don Rosa, Chris Schweizer, Van Jensen, Charles Soule

2011-06-09
Length: 1s

More Heroes Con love! Jimmy got so many great interviews at the show so we had to put out some specials! Mike Cho stays on to co-host and introduce interviews with Don Rosa (Scrooge McDuck), Chris Schweizer (Crogan Adventures), Van Jensen (Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer) and Charles Soule (27). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Thanks for listening!

Come back on Saturday to hear the panel that Jimmy moderated called Taking on the Property: Iconography with Darwyn Cooke, Ed McGuinness, Don Rosa, and Tim Sale! 

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Episode 335 - Heroes Con w/ Jonathan Hickman, Mike Maihack, Curt Franklin/Chris Haley, Rob Anderson, Enrica Jang!

2011-06-08
Length: 1s

Reviews:  50 Girls 50 #1, Reed Gunther #1, Zombies Christmas Carol #1

Jimmy attended Heroes Con and got a ton of great interviews for your listening pleasure! Enough to spread out over 4 or 5 episodes! In this episode, Jimmy chats with Jonathan Hickman, Mike Maihack, Curt Franklin/Chris Haley, Rob Anderson, and Enrica Jang. Good pal Mike Cho returns to guest c0-host. They briefly talk about some of the games coming out of E3 and Jimmy gives his massive Heroes Con recap. News includes: DC starts announcing new titles for relaunch, Batman Inc. will return, Eliza Dushku gets Torched, Valiant Comics returns and Jeff Lemire's Essex County makes the jump to film. As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Thursday for a special Heroes Con interview show with Don Rosa, Van Jensen, Chris Schweizer, and Charles Soule. 

Come back on Saturday to hear the panel that Jimmy moderated called Taking on the Property: Iconography with Darwyn Cooke, Ed McGuinness, Don Rosa, and Tim Sale! 

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Episode 334 - BookExpo America w/ Jeremy Atkins (Dark Horse Comics), Michael Molcher/Keith Richardson (2000AD) and Grace Reviews X-Men: First Class!

2011-06-01
Length: 1s

Reviews: Comeback Kings #1, Hack Slash Eva Monsters Ball #1, Tattered Man One Shot

Kevin Conn (Unemployed Skeletor/Lava-Roid) sits in the guest co-host chair! The boys discuss Jimmy was at BookExpo America last week and got a couple of interviews with Michael Molcher/Keith Richardson (2000Ad) and Jeremy Atkins (Dark Horse Comics). Grace Helbig returns to give a non-spoilery review of X-Men: First Class. (Thank, Gracie!) The boys talk about Green Lantern #60, the Old Spice Guy does Luke Cage and just what were those X's in the sky all about? Jimmy also got a press pack containing the first 3 episodes of the upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day series and he gives a non-spoilery type chat about it. Guess what? It rocks! (Thanks, Starz!) News includes: DC to reboot entire comics line, Steve Rogers returns as Captain America, Chinese prisoners forced to play WOW, Orlando Bloom confirmed for The Hobbit film, and Fox releases an X-Men: First Class iPad app. And is Lego-Lass a new Legionairre?!! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 333 - From East Harlem to Pontypridd

2011-05-24
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Alpha Flight Vol 4 #0.1, Rocketeer Adventures #1, Star Wars Jedi The Dark Side #1

Old pal Richard McAuliffe joins Jimmy from sunny Wales to co-host. The boys chat about the recent Big Apple Con, the current Book Expo, Bristol Expo, TV Wonder Woman's booty shorts, Grace Helbig's sketch show and more. News includes: Jim Lee and Geoff Johns at Hero Complex Fest, BBC America postpones Doctor Who, Immortals movie will send you to San Diego Comic-Con, Napoloen Dynamite gets animated, The Walking Dead board game, Chris Hardwick takesThe Nerdist to BBC America, Joe Hill's The Cape returns, and Todd Klein's new print features Steve Rude. As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 332 - You've Been Superhero Hazed! with Grace Helbig

2011-05-17
Length: 46s

Reviews:  Breed III #1, Flashpoint #1, Hellboy: Being Human One-Shot, 30 Days of Night Again #1 

Jimmy is out at the bar and who better to join him for drinks and hosting than Grace Helbig! You remember when she and her comedy partner Michelle co-hosted back in Episode 323. We bring a little bit of Grace's web show, The Daily Grace, to the podcast as well! They chat about some TV season finales, the Smallville series finale, Bryan Fuller in town and drinks! We also plug a new show called Planet Bugle coming soon to a TV near you! News includes: the official Castle comic book, new Wonder Woman TV show is not picked up, Seth MacFarlane to re-vamp The Flintstones, Trickster comes to SDCC, and a Batman first-person shooter! As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 331 - Dinner For Five with Paul Pope, Sam Hiti, Steve Manale and Joe Midthun

2011-05-13
Length: 1s

Jimmy had dinner with Paul Pope, Sam Hiti, Steve Manale and Joe Midthun on the Sunday night after the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). He pulled out the ol' digital recorder and the boys got to talking comics, the industry and influences! You'll hear silverware clinking, sips from drinking and lotsa heavy thinking! It's like you're there with us. Lotsa fun too especially with the questionairre at the end. Tory Woollcott sits in to intro/outro the show with Jimmy once again! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 330 - TCAF Interview Special w/ Andy Belanger/Anthony Del Col, Willow Dawson, Steve Manale, Jim Zub

2011-05-12
Length: 1s

Jimmy got so many interviews from the Toronto Comic Arts Festival that we decided to release a special interview only show! Once again, Tory Woollcott sits in with him to guest co-host. Though unplanned, it's serendipitiously full of all-Toronto residents! Fantastic chats with the boys of Kill Shakespeare, Anthony Del Col and Andy Belanger. If you remember, when we first reviewed it back when, we didn't love it. But Jimmy has read more since then. Will he eat crow? Tune in! Willow Dawson chats about her DIY comics book for kids. Steve Manale chats his webcomic Superslackers. And Jim Zub speaks of the awesomeness that is Skullkickers! As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 329 - TCAF w/Adam Cadwell, Kayla Marie Hillier, Dustin Harbin, Faith Erin Hicks, Angela Melick & Philippa Rice

2011-05-10
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Gladstones School for World Conquerors #1, Moon Knight #1, Richie Rich #1, Thor movie

Jimmy brings us a recap of TCAF in the land of Toronto Canada.  He's joined with guest host Tory Woollcott.  News highlights include record sales on Dark Knight Returns, Marvel brings back Ultimate line, politician talks smack about Neil Gaiman and Dark Horse brings free digital comic.  Tons of TCAF interviews: Angela Melick, Philippa Rice, Dustin Harbin, Adam Cadwell, Kayla Marie Hillier and Faith Erin Hicks.

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Episode 328 - Boston Comic Con Recap with Ming Doyle/Alexa Rose

2011-05-04
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Action Comics #900, The Mighty Thor #1, The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde #1, Suicide Girls #1

Jimmy is in Boston on the last day of Boston Comic Con! Alas, no interviews but he is joined by guest co-hosts Ming Doyle and Alexa Rose (artists extraordinaire and hosts of the podcast Make Believers).  Jimmy loves them so much he even wrote and sang them a song. (With a little help from old friend Kerri Garbis). Also, Jimmy tells of his visit by Kevin Pollak and Adam Busch (for reals, yo). To any new listeners sent here by Kevin...uh..."Hi!" and "Thanks!" They chat about the big Superman citizenship story in the news and have a great Boston Comic Con recap. As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 327 - CNI Who?

2011-04-26
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Danger Girl and The Army of Darkness #1, Dark Horse Presents #1, Super Dinosaur #1, Doctor Who Season 6, Episode 1: The Impossible Astronaut

Jon Hoche jumps in to the co-host seat again. Jimmy remembers his dear friend Kirk Torigoe and shares some stories about him. News includes: Hero Initiative to benefit Josh Medors, Greg Rucka/Rick Burchett's new comic, Sony Playstation Network crashes, Batman: Year Oneanimated and a Game of Thrones fight. Also, is Jimmy a Russian spy? As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 326 - CNI of Thrones

2011-04-19
Length: 57s

Reviews:  Game of Thrones, Super

Jon Hoche steps back into the guest co-host chair this week. No comic book reviews this week due to a slow week but they give their thoughts on HBO's Game of Thrones and James Gunn's new superhero dark comedy Super. Jimmy gives love to some friends doing great comedy, gets excited about Doctor Who premiere and remembers the amazing Elisabeth Sladen. The boys also debate the age old question: Is Casper the Friendly Ghost actually a dead Richie Rich? News includes:Ultimate Spider-man update, a Dark Knight Returns animated feature rumor, Dark Knight Risescasting, another The Boys spin-off and the end of Tokyopop. As always, the Top 3, listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 325 - MoCCA Madness with Sarah McIntyre/Kean Soo/Tory Woollcott

2011-04-12
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Amazing Spider-Man Annual #38, Blue Estate #1, Fear Itself #1, Herc #1, Being Human (UK) Series 3 finale, Being Human (US) Season 1 finale Get those earplugs/headphones out as we recorded on the digital recorder this week! Writer Jonathan Baylis (So...Buttons) joins Jimmy as guest co-host. It's a big MoCCA Festival recap. Interviews with Sarah McIntyre (Vern and Lettuce) and Kean Soo/Tory Woollcott (From Toronto to Tuscany).  News includes: Kapow Comic-Con announcements, Zod is cast for Snyder's Superman film, John Layman and Sam Kieth working on secret project, Pekar's Cleveland finds a publisher, and 2011 Eisner Nominations are in! The guys give their impressions of the recent MoCCA Festival and the ethics of how much to charge for mini-comics. Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!…

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Episode 324 - WonderConning!

2011-04-05
Length: 1s

Yet another new sound this week! Jimmy is joined by Jon Hoche (back by popular demand) in the maybe new CNI studio known as Jimmy's apartment. And Jon recorded the show on his computer and will edit via Garage Band. Woo hoo! Next week we'll record through a megaphone! CNI west coast correspondent Maria Bernal-Silva attended WonderCon in her hometown of San Francisco and has a recap and an interview with Ben McCool and Nate Cosby. The boys talk about the Green Lantern extended trailer, the Thundercats trailer, a big thank you rap to last week's co-hosts Grace and Michelle, Paul Pope and Frank Miller on the Spider-Man musical and the current Vampire Cowboys show The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G. Lots of WonderCon news including: DC comics goes retro, Family Guy coming to comics, IDW reprints Thor and brings back TMNTThe Governator is back, Dark Horse brings the Whedon & the return of the real Captain America(Steve Rogers).  Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 323 - Grace N' Michelle Get Converted!

2011-03-29
Length: 2s

It's a big supersized show with lots to cover, so strap in! And, don't adjust that volume! We're back to normal sound. But don't get used to it just yet kids. Former co-host God Joe is back in town and has agreed to produce some episodes here and there. Must be all the liquor Jimmy used to bribe him. This week, Jimmy is joined in studio with comedy duo, Grace N' Michelle! They are Grace Helbig and Michelle Vargas. 2 incredibly funny and talented ladies who have a huge following. Grace and Michelle sit in to co-host and Jimmy brings back the "Converting to Comicdom" segment to see if he can turn them to the nerd side. They chat about the Captain America trailer, Samoas, friends in theater, and accidental racism. News includes: Marvel comics at Starbucks, Chew on Showtime, Geoff Johns on Aquaman, the Granito story, and Warner Bros. plans for DC movies. Jimmy also visited the Paley Center last week to see a panel with the cast of SyFy's Being Human. Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 322 - Walking The Beat with Heidi MacDonald

2011-03-22
Length: 1s

Reviews:  The Guild: Tink One-Shot, Ruse Vol 2 #1, Spider #1, Xombi Vol 2 #1, The Downsized

Stepping into the rotating co-host chair this week is good friend Heidi MacDonald (The Beat). Heidi gives a great recap of last week's big Chicago comic convention, C2E2. Jimmy hopes his real journalist pal wont call him out on his fajournalism. They chat about Jimmy being interviewed in Stated Mag, wish William Shatner a Happy 80th, judge the first pic of Adrianne Palicki in herWonder Woman outfit, Pop Funk Archie t-shirts and the new Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Seth Rogen movie Paul. News includes: Zack Snyder's plan for his Superman film, new Sailor Moon in the U.S., The Sandman TV series is back on, Steve Rude needs an intern and Darren Aronofsky leaving the Wolverine movie. Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 321 - Coolin' with Ben McCool

2011-03-16
Length: 58s

Reviews:  Captain America & the First Thirteen One-Shot, inFamous #1, Legion of Super-Villains One-Shot, Venom Vol 2 #1

Ben McCool joins Jimmy as guest co-host this week. The boys chat about the Spider-Man musical woes, Jimmy recaps his time on the Jay and Jack 30 hour podcast for autism over the weekend and Ben talks about his current comic book work (Memoir, Captain America and the Korvac Saga, Choker) and convention schedule. News includes: RASL film in the works, Thor vs. Loki animated, no Sandman TV series, the voting is open for the Eagle and Stumptown awards, and Kelly Sue Deconnick on Supergirl. Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 320 - Is This Thing On?

2011-03-08
Length: 1s

Reviews:  5 Ronin #1, Axe Cop Bad Guy Earth #1, Carbon Grey #1, GI Joe Infestation #1, Wulf #1

Jimmy is joined by good pal Mike Cho! Regular listeners will remember Mike from past episodes where he schooled us on manga/anime. Apologies for last week's low sound issue. We're still recording on the digital recorder but think we got the sound adjustment figured out. We hope! The guys discuss last week's episode and the fun of it all. 99% of you loved it and got the jokes. Always knew we had a smart audience! They also mention even more Spidey musical woes, Ming Doyle's test run with the Wonder Woman MAC line, a funny/sexy article from a "church organization", Jimmy's long lost wife Ella Thomas is on All My Children, and Jimmy was in the Devil Inside webcomic again (Episode 34). News includes: Archiecomic sets world record, I Love Sarah Jane feature film, Diane Lane is "Ma Kent" in Snyder'sSuperman film, Kirkman and Liefeld teamup, more Wonder Woman TV casting, Blade Runnerreboot and a drug dealing comic nerd. Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Jimmy will be appearing on Jay & Jack's 30 Hour Podcast for Autism again this year! It starts at 12pm on Saturday, March 12th and runs until Sunday, March 13th. Jimmy will be on the 4am slot (Saturday going into Sunday). Don't forget to set your clocks forward that night so you don't miss him! We'll discuss some comic book stuff, TV and film. And Jimmy may have a little quiz for Jay & Jack as well! Click on the link above to watch it all stream live this weekend!

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Episode 319 - The All Asian Parody Show with Vampire Cowboys Theatre Co.

2011-03-02
Length: 59s

Reviews:  Abyss Family Issues #1, Crossed Psychopath #1, Mission #1 

Jimmy welcomes back good buddy (by your demands!) Jon Hoche (pictured center) to co-host! We record at the Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company's rehearsal space, The Battle Ranch. Joining us for the ride is VCTC co-artistic director Qui Nguyen (picture right) and company member Amy Waschke (pictured left)! They are currently in rehearsals for their new show THE INEXPLICABLE REDEMPTION OF AGENT G. It's an All-Asian podcasting crew! 

*Well, it's Jimmy's first show without God Joe doing the tech and as expected...it's a train wreck. Apologies in advance for the madness! It's strictly recorded on the digital recorder. Jimmy also randomly and mostly by accident took a bunch of calls from friends like Emmy award winning Michael Emerson (Lost), Kevin Maguire (Tanga), Jill Pantozzi (The Nerdy Bird), and Ben Templesmith (Choker, 30 Days of Night). He just held up the mic to the phone speaker so hopefully we got the sound. Some embarrassing reveleations to be sure! Genital pics, strip club visits, a possible baby mama, and much more.

The Asians talk the Oscars (even with a song), Fillion's reply to Browncoat crazies and how to go about contacting someone in the comic book field. News includes: Powers TV show gets greenlit (BREA GRANT FOR DEENA PILGRIM!!), Kaboom! to release Peanuts graphic novel, Eisner on display at MoCCA, Leigh Gallagher (Defoe) gets a royal stamp, Oni Press mix tape and CBLDF comic creator trading cards. Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

 

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Episode 318 - Remembering Dwayne McDuffie

2011-02-22
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Flash Gordon: Invasion of the Red Sword #1, Justice League of America #54, What If Venom Possessed Deadpool? #1, Young Justice #1, Being Human (UK) Series 3: Episode 1

Jimmy is joined by loyal CNI listener Jesse Jackson who steps in at the 11th hour to fill the rotating co-host chair. Thanks Jesse! The guys discuss the tragic loss of creator Dwayne McDuffie and chat about his legacy & great work. They also mention Michael Emerson's new TV show deal(s), Firefly & the Science Channel & the controversy that erupted over some quotes that series star Nathan Fillion made to EW (HE WAS JOKING) and the hauntingly beautiful Dead Island video game trailer. News includes: Matthew Vaughn picks up The Golden Age by Jonathan Ross/Tommy Lee Edwards to film, Spider-Man musical hires comic scribe, Adrianne Palicki is Wonder Woman, The Walking Dead & Fables video games, Randy Queen's Darkchylde, Boom to Kaboom, and Scotland claims first comic book.  Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 317 - Toy Fair with God Joe

2011-02-16
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Love And Capes Ever After #1, SpongeBob Comics #1, Star Trek Infestation #1, Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1, Wolverine Vol 4 #5.1

Jimmy is back in NYC and grabs good pal/amazing rising star artist Ming Doyle to co-host this week.  God Joe jumps in to give a recap about Toy Fair that was in NYC over the past few days. Jimmy & Ming chat about the Grammys, some friends on TV and stage and the X-Men First Class trailer. News includes: Vertigo anthology release, Fantastic Foundation, Lex Luthor returns to SmallvilleGreen Lantern video game, Batman: Noel, DC'sFlashpointThe Amazing Spider-Man film, Tara McPherson store, Felicia Day to star in Dragon Age, and Alpha Flight returns!  Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 316 - Toy Story Ted

2011-02-09
Length: 56s

Reviews:  DC Universe Online Legends #1, Devil's Trail #1, Transformers Infestation #1, Uncle Scrooge #400

Jimmy is down in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida for the week. So, he recruits his old highschool/college best pal Ted Carruba to sit in the rotating co-host chair. The boys discuss the Super Bowl, ads, comic film trailers, and reveal some of the antics they used to get up to in their younger days. In honor of the upcoming Toy Fair, Ted discusses his big toy collection and walks us through the old Mego toys he collected and still owns. Also, while shopping at the local Hot Topic, Jimmy gets recognized! News includes: San Diego Comic-Con sells out in 7 hours, Chew goes Scratch n' Sniff, Stan Lee & Eagle award nominations, Beavis & Butt-Head return, Smallville gets 2 hour finale, Cobie Smulders in Avengers film, Wednesday Comics returns, and Portland Opera and cartoonists.

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Episode 315 - Fantastic Fallout!

2011-02-01
Length: 1s

Reviews:  Age of X: Alpha #1, Fantastic Four #587, Infestation #1, The New York Five #1

Jimmy is joined by good pal Jon Hoche who steps into the rotating c0-host chair this week! Former host Joe is still around producing for the next few weeks as "God Joe" though! Jimmy talks about seeing Prince in concert and talking with the Spider-Man musical cast. News includes: Comixology and local comic shops unite, Superman cast in upcoming Snyder film, Templesmith app, IDW launches Suicide Girls comic by Brea Grant, BSGprequel casting, Shatner's new animated series, NYCC adds a day, Captain America gets digital and more! Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 314 - Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, SHIELD)

2011-01-25
Length: 1s

Reviews: Doctor Who #1, Gore #1, Memoir #1, Wolverine and Jubilee #1, Buffy Season 8: #40

Stacey Whittle of Small Press Big Mouth & Megacast podcast fame joins Jimmy in the rotating co-host chair this week. They discuss Oscar nominations, X-Men film set picture leaks, and congrats are sent out to Tony & Tracy Lee on their nuptials and Alison Rosen on landing the "Newsgirl" gig on the Adam Carolla show! Jonathan Hickman joins Jimmy to discuss the big death news in the recent Fantastic Four issue and he gives an exclusive about another title he is working on. News includes: Wizard magazine shuts down, Wonder Woman pilot back on, DC & Archie drop comics code, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Ronald D. Moore's new show, Angry Birds animated series, James Kochalka is Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate and more!  Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

 

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Episode 313 - Brad Meltzer

2011-01-19
Length: 1s

Reviews: Ultimate Captain America #1, Weird Worlds #1, Spawn #200. The Cape on NBC, Being Human on SyFy (U.S. version), Green Hornet film

Barry Nugent from the Geek Syndicate podcast in the UK joins Jimmy as the first of many in the new rotating c0-host chair! Former c0-host/founder Joe is still around producing the show for the next few weeks to help in the transition. And he even jumps in to do a review with Jimmy and interview Brad Meltzer solo! Barry & Jimmy chat about the Captain America and Spider-Man set pictures (ooh, mechanical web shooters!). News includes: a collected works of Kate Beaton, SDCC parade, comic book theater festival in NYC, Matt Fraction on new Thor title, new U.S. made Death Note film, Wonder Woman make up line and more! Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 312 CNI One-Shot! Sarah Glidden & Julia Wertz

2011-01-11
Length: 1s

It's a special interview episode with cartoonists Sarah Glidden (How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less) and Julia Wertz (Drinking at the Movies, The Fart Party)! I know we said last episode was Joe's last, but he sticks around for this one to chat with us since we recorded it on the same day as last week's episode 311. It's a fun and informative chat as we talk to Sarah and Julia about their work, TV, film, Pizza Island and more. Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 311 - Joe's Swan Song

2011-01-04
Length: 1s

Reviews: Batman: The Dark Knight #1, Echoes #1. Primeval on BBC America

It's here. Joe's final episode. Kind of! It's our Best of 2010 show where we discuss our favorite picks in the comic book, TV and film world. Lotsa great picks so see if you agree! News includes: Mike Dawson's Troop 142 to be printed, Fantagraphics to publish Complete Carl Barks, DC announces it will hold the line at $2.99, Marvel has a shift in leadership with a few promotions and more! Jimmy invites his friend Brak to sing some songs for Joe as well.

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Episode 310 - Snowblivion

2010-12-28
Length: 1s

Reviews: Joe Hills The Cape One Shot, Cyclops #1, Magus #1. Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol

The snow gods dropped their load on NYC but Jimmy and Joe are still here transmitting from the CNI igloo. It's almost a new year so we're going out with a bang! Okay, maybe a whimper but it's the most awesome whimper you will ever hear! The boys talk about their Christmas and all the swag they got. Still time to send presents if you want! Joe has an important announcement to make near the end of the show so tune in! The future of CNI depends on it! News includes: Dark Horse Presents returns, Primeval also returns, SDCC scalpers get busted, Bone gets color, and more! Listener feedback and more!

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Episode 309 - Christmas on CNI

2010-12-21
Length: 59s

Reviews: Conan: The Road of Kings #1, Doc Macabre #1, Littlest Zombie vs. Littlest Vampire One-Shot, Suicide Forest #1, Tron: Legacy

It's our big Christmas special! Songs, presents and of course, news and reviews! The boys discuss why they love Christmas and some of their favorite movies this time of year. Jimmy introduces Joe to some traditional English Xmas things like mince pies and Christmas Crackers as they exchange gifts. News includes: Marvel press conference covering the next big summer event Fear Itself, CrossGen returns, Jamie Smart on Doctor Who, Mark Bagley returns to Marvel, SyFy cancels SGU, Alias by Brian Michael Bendis gets a TV greenlight, movie/TV casting and more!

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Episode 308 - Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall, The Hollow Planet) & John Lucas (Conan the Barbarian, Fear Agent)

2010-12-14
Length: 1s

Reviews: Bring the Thunder #1, Captain America: The Korvac Saga #1, Let Me In: Crossroads #1, Raise the Dead 2 #1, Twenty Seven #1

The show's so big we had to fit in 2 interviews for you! Scott Thompson of Kids in the Hall fame joins us to discuss his first graphic novel, The Hollow Planet. We also chat to old buddy John Lucas about some of his recent work on Conan and Fear Agent. Jimmy regales us with tales of debauchery from his birthday. Yes, drinks and strippers were involved. Also, vote for Jimmy's friend, Heather Stricker, as Best Actress in a Musical on the Nashville Broadway World site! She's awesome, so do it! News includes: Owly at a mainstream publisher, Death Note returns, Doctor Who musical spoof, Mekhi Phifer on Torchwood, Mark Waid leaves Boom and more!

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Episode 307 - Indira Varma (Human Target, Torchwood)

2010-12-07
Length: 1s

Reviews: Lady Death #0, Marineman #1, Valhalla Cindermane #1, The Walking Dead Season 1

Indira Varma (Human Target, Torchwood) joins Jimmy in a chat about her new addition to the Human Target TV series as well as other TV/film/theater work. She's quite engaging and lovely!The boys chat about Jimmy's upcoming birthday on December 9th (there's even a song!). There's a lengthy discussion on The Walking Dead season 1 and the morality of it all as well. (Result: Joe's a saint, Jimmy's a bastard). News includes The Walking Dead writing staff fired?, Marvel's "Architects", Attack of the Show gets a new host, Brian Blessed, a real sonic screwdriver, DC's Raven character might get a live action series and more!

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Episode 306 - Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) Part 2!

2010-11-30
Length: 1s

Reviews:

Comics: Bedtime Stories For Impressionable Children #1, Kull: The Hate Witch #1, Richard Stark's Parker: The Outfit, Vampirella Vol 4. #1

Cartoons: Young Justice, GI Joe: Renegades, Transformers Prime

It's Part 2 of our Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer on Smallville) interview! We chat about the show, her music, TV shows & films she's into and much more! The boys discuss their Thanksgiving and mourn the loss of a couple of film greats. News includes: Mark Millar starts Kapow! Comic Con, Spider-Man musical opens in previews, Julia Wertz has a Fart Party sale, James Gunn's Super gets a release date, Shark Week comics, Marvel en Espanol and more!

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Episode 305 - Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) Returns! (Part 1)

2010-11-23
Length: 1s

Reviews: Batman Incorporated #1, Osborn #1, RPM #1, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer on Smallville) joins us from Vancouver to chat Smallville, some movie projects, music, TV, film and more! Jimmy does the interview solo & gets in many a question from Twitter as well. We chatted so much that we split it up into 2 parts. Tune in next week for Part 2! The boys discuss The Venture Bros. finale & Cookie Monster SNL audition video. News includes: Buffy reboot sans Joss Whedon, Locke & Key TV series, more SDCC registration woes, Dynamite picks up Warehouse 13, New Dragon Ball and Spidey gets a job!

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Episode 304 - Mercerless

2010-11-16
Length: 54s

Reviews: All-New Batman The Brave And The Bold #1, Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #648, Halcyon #1

Last minute interviewee Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer on Smallville) is unable to join us but hopefully we'll get her on next week. The boys discuss the Annie Liebovitz Spider-Man musical pics and the Green Lantern teaser trailer. Jimmy is friends with a mermaid & gives Joe his belated birthday presents. News includes Doomsday returns to DC comics, Del Toro & Eick bring The Hulk to TV, first page of Watchmen goes on sale, Torchwood & Doctor Who will crossover and more!

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Episode 303 - King Con with Abede Lovelace, Bree Rubin & Ami Bogan, Fred Chao & Jamie Tanner, Jonathan Baylis, Paul Ciaravino & Jeffrey Burandt

2010-11-09
Length: 1s

Reviews: Bela Lugosi's Tales From the Grave #1, Captain America: Man Out of Time #1, Enter the Zombie One-Shot, Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale

Jimmy was at King Con in Brooklyn over the weekend and has several tales and interviews to share. Interviews with Abede Lovelace (City of Walls), Bree Rubin (Sex, Drugs and June Cleaver) & Ami Bogan (The Glass Urchin), Fred Chao (Johnny Hiro) & Jamie Tanner (The Aviary), Jonathan Baylis (So Buttons), Paul Ciaravino & Jeffrey Burandt (Americans UK). News includes: Marvel clarifies price changes, The Walking Dead gets a 2nd season, Batman Live show, SDCC tix back on sale, 2000AD artist Leigh Gallagher's cartoon proposal to fiance', Bob Shreck to head comics line for Legendary Pictures, a new Indiana Jones?, Zombieland writers take on Cowboy Ninja Viking and more!

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Episode 302 - The Walking Dead CNI

2010-11-02
Length: 59s

Reviews: Action Comics #894, Hellboy/Beasts of Burden One-Shot, Incognito: Bad Influences #1, Superman: Earth One (GN), The Walking Dead (AMC series pilot)

Post Halloween stories keep the spooky going! Joe scares the neighborhood kids with his annual mini-haunted house. Jimmy rants about crazy fans...again. (Fan is short for "fanatic"). The boys have a lengthy discussion about the new The Walking Dead series on AMC. Hint: It's awesome! News includes: San Diego Comic-Con tickets on sale for a hot minute, Marvel brings Point One, King Con II is in town, new Batman film gets an official name, Caprica gets cancelled (Capricant?) and more!

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Episode 301 - Spooky!

2010-10-26
Length: 58s

Reviews: Kick Ass 2 #1, Ragman Suit of Souls One Shot, Soldier Zero #1, Red (the movie) 

Our spooky Halloween epsiode...well, somewhat spooky.  The boys discuss the wonders of the live audience recording of CNI 300 and we even have some well wishes from Jimmy's little nephew.  News stories include a Bela Lugosi Tales from the Grave project, Liefeld resurrects Jesus, Chick-Fil-A does comics, QPAW & G3 return to the living and the Lava Roid trailer is online now. 

 

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Episode 300! with Kevin Maguire, Kate Beaton, Michael Emerson, Ben McCool, Molly Crabapple, Veronica Taylor & Heidi MacDonald

2010-10-19
Length: 1s

Reviews: Digested #1, Knight & Squire #1, Star Wars Knight Errant #1, Superior #1, Tiny Titans/Little Archie #1

Another milestone for the boys, 300 Episodes!  Recorded with a huge live audience and tons of special guests who sat in with us including Kevin Maguire (JLA), Kate Beaton (Hark A Vagrant), Veronica Taylor (voice of Ash from Pokemon), Michael Emerson (Ben Linus from LOST), Molly Crabapple (Dr. Sketchy's), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) and Ben McCool (Choker).  Jimmy has several fun skits for your listening pleasure and we even have live music with a special "unplugged" performance by H2Awesome!  A night to be remembered.

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Episode 299: NYCC Wrap Up w/ Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Brea Grant, Zane Grant, Kyle Strahm, Nikki Cook, Greg Pak, David Nakayama, Monica Gallagher

2010-10-12
Length: 2s

Reviews: None this week due to massive NYCC coverage!

It's our insane NYCC coverage with interviews galore! Interviews with Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Brea Grant, Zane Grant, Kyle Strahm, Nikki Cook, Greg Pak, David Nakayama, and Monica Gallagher. Hear the boys give their recap of the show, the signings, the charity raffle, the parties, costumes, highs/lows and all sorts of nerdy goodness! No news or reviews this week since there is so much to chat about. 

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Episode 298 - The British Invasion with Emma Vieceli! (And "Gemma Arterton"?)

2010-10-05
Length: 1s

Reviews: Clint Magazine #1, Example One Shot, Image Firsts Godland #1, Wetworks Mutations #1
Let Me In

The boys are joined in studio by Emma Vieceli & "Gemma Arterton"? Jimmy gives his run down of the recent Big Apple Con and they briefly discuss a few new shows on TV including No Ordinary Family, Caprica, Human Target, etc. News includes: Zack Snyder on Superman, Bryan Fuller on The Munsters, San Diego Comic-Con stays, old comic book readers, Black Dynamite on Adult Swim, Wonder Woman returns to TV, Stan Lee is looking for a Stripper....ella and more! Emma give us news on some of her new projects and joins us throughout the show for the madness!

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Episode 297 - Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern, Flash, New X-Men)

2010-09-28
Length: 1s

Reviews: 39 Minutes #1 Pilot Season, Rombies #0, Skullkickers #1, Rainbow in the Dark #1, Tamara Drewe film

The boys are joined by Ethan Van Sciver to chat about his work on Green Lantern, Flash, shady Beavis & Butthead ties, sex in New X-Men, etc. The boys also banter about the new fall TV season, a new podcast (If You Like This) and movies. News includes: Bob Harras is new DC E-I-C, Chloe Moretz gets Strange, Tea Party comic takeover by Ward Sutton, Pushing Daisies comic update, Teri Hatcher on Smallville, Black Dynamite comic, and more!

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Episode 296 CNI One-Shot! Lost Recap with Michael Emerson

2010-09-23
Length: 1s

The boys are joined once again with Michael Emerson (aka Benjamin Linus) from LOST to have a discussion about the series.   Several fans call in during the show to ask some questions to Michael and we also have a special preview of a potential new pilot, Teaching Ben! 

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Episode 295 - Todd Stashwick (Devil Inside)

2010-09-21
Length: 48s

Reviews: Kodiak One-Shot, 25 to Life #1, X-23 #1, Justice Society of America Special One-Shot

The boys are joined by Todd Stashwick to discuss his webcomic, Devil Insider, and his numerous TV/film appearances on Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and others! News includes: the big DC move, Mark Millar's movie, All-Star Superman animated, King Con, Matt Fraction wins a PEN, Atlas Comics returns, Rock Comic-Con and more! A special guest (Michael Emerson) sneaks in at the end of the show to chat as well.

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Episode 294 - Andrea Romano (Part 2)

2010-09-14
Length: 1s

Reviews: Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #1, Mecha-Nation #1, Ratchet and Clank #1, Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D

The boys discuss the numbering of episodes, the upcoming 300th, VMA's, Spidey Musical, Brea Grant's movie short (and smart & sexy!), and Alan Moore. News includes: Black Panther: The Man With No Fear, William S. Burroughs graphic novel, Caprica returns early, The Dark Tower comes to TV, Top Shelf Sale, Ignatz Award winners at SPX and more! Plus, it's part 2 of our interview with voice over goddess, Andrea Romano. She's awesome and you will love her as much as we did! The boys also do a quick preview of some of the shows they will be watching in the new fall TV season.

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Episode 293 - Andrea Romano (Part 1) & Mark Marek!

2010-09-07
Length: 1s

Reviews: 5 Days to Die #1, Freedom Fighters Vol. 2 #1, Our Army At War One-Shot, Wolverine Vol. 4 #1, Machete

The boys are full of the animated goodness with guests Andrea Romano (voice director on EVERYTHING from Animaniacs to Batman: Brave and the Bold) and Mark Marek (MAD). News includes: both Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Joe Hill's Locke & Key are coming to TV, The Walking Dead gets a 2nd season, new Jack Kirby site and more!

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Episode 292 - Emmy Winning Podcast!

2010-08-31
Length: 46s

Reviews: Priest: Purgatory #1, Punisher MAX: Happy Ending #1, Zeroids #1

The boys celebrate their Emmy win for Best Podcast with more comic-ky goodness for your earholes! They lament some of the Emmy losses (Michael Emerson for Lost) and celebrate others (Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory). Jimmy gets threatened by a Canadian nudie model and sees Pat Benatar live. They also give props to the recent Read Comics in Public Day created by the Daily Cross Hatch's Brian Heater (whom also just started a podcast). News includes: Harvey Awards, Star Trek and Shakespeare, SLG sale, Mark Millar's directing debut, Image enters digital market, 2 Batmans coming soon, Batman Beyond ongoing series, DC's musical collection and more!

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Episode 291 - CNI One-Shot! Warner Brothers Toons with Brandon Vietti/Greg Weisman (Young Justice), Diedrich Bader and Andrea Romano!

2010-08-29
Length: 28s

Yet another round table from SDCC! Jimmy chatted with producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman of the the new Young Justice cartoon, Diedrich Bader (voice of Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and legendary voice director Andrea Romano.

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Episode 290 - CNI One-Shot! Futurama with John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Billy West and producers Matt Groening and David X. Cohen

2010-08-27
Length: 38s

Jimmy recruited good friend Louise DuCray to sit in on the round tables for Futurama and chatted with series stars John DiMaggio (Bender), Maurice LaMarche (Calculon, Lyrr, Morbo, etc), Lauren Tom (Amy Wong, Amy's Mom, etc), Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Farnsworth, etc) and producers Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.

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Episode 289 - CNI One-Shot! Supernatural with Jensen Ackles, Jared Padelicki, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins and producers Eric Kripke and Ben Edlund

2010-08-25
Length: 55s

Jimmy recruited good friend Melissa Bleier to sit in on the round tables for Supernatural at San Diego Comic-Con and got to chat with stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padelicki, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins and producers Eric Kripke and Ben Edlund.

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Episode 288 - Psychiatry of Superheroes with The Doctors of Broadcast Thought (Part 2)

2010-08-24
Length: 1s

Reviews: Highland Laddie #1, Honey West #1, Ides of Blood #1, The Last Phantom #1, Sixsmiths #1, Piranha 3D

It's part 2 of the Doctors of Broadcast Thought interview! We continue our discussion of the psychiatry in the world of comic books, sci-fi and gaming. Doctors H. Eric Bender, Praveen R. Kambam, Vasilis K. Pozios join us for a fascinating talk. Jimmy is going to see Pat Benatar in concert! He's just excited about it. The boys berate their online friends about bad grammar and debate on whether or not to jaunt to Baltimore for their Comic-Con this weekend. News includes: The Walking Dead on Halloween, Dean Haspiel wins an Emmy, Spielberg eyes Locke & Key, James Marsters to star in new SyFy drama, Angel back at Dark Horse and more!

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Episode 287 - CNI One-Shot! Adult Swim Special with Robot Chicken, Venture Bros. & Childrens Hospital

2010-08-22
Length: 55s

Yet another round table from SDCC! Jimmy chatted with producers and actors from hit Adult Swim shows like Robot Chicken (Tom Root, Matt Senreich), Venture Bros. (Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick) and Childrens Hospital (Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, David Wain, Nick Kroll, Todd Scheer, Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry)!

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Episode 286 - CNI One-Shot! The Walking Dead Special with Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Emma Bell and producers Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero

2010-08-20
Length: 58s

Jimmy sat in on the round tables for The Walking Dead and chatted with series stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Emma Bell and producers Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero.

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Episode 285 - CNI One-Shot! Resident Evil: Afterlife Special with Ali Larter & Wentworth Miller

2010-08-18
Length: 32s

Jimmy sat in on the round tables for Resident Evil: Afterlife at San Diego Comic-Con and got to chat with stars Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller.

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Episode 284 - Psychiatry of Superheroes with The Doctors of Broadcast Thought

2010-08-17
Length: 1s

Reviews: Dungeons & Dragons #0, Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #1, Route Des Maisons Rouges #1, The Ultimates, Volume 3 #1, The Dungeon Masters (Documentary), Inception, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

The boys are joined by the Doctors of Broadcast Thought who discuss the psychiatry in the world of comic books, sci-fi and gaming. Doctors H. Eric Bender, Praveen R. Kambam, Vasilis K. Pozios join us for a fascinating talk. So fascinating that we split it into 2 parts! Part 2 will be next week! News includes Bryan fuller (Pushing Daisies) returns to SyFy, Karl Urban is Dredd, Julia Wertz needs help reprinting The Fart Party, the end of Daredevil, new Batman family creators and more!

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Episode 283 - CNI One-Shot! Human Target Special with Chi McBride, Mark Valley & Showrunner Matt Miller

2010-08-15
Length: 34s

Yet another round table from SDCC! Jimmy chatted with series stars Chi McBride (Winston), Mark Valley (Christopher Chance) and new showrunner Matt Miller. Lots of exciting things coming your way this year on Human Target!

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Episode 282 - CNI One-Shot! Being Human Special with Lenora Crichlow, Sinead Keenan, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner & Showrunner/Creator Toby Whithouse

2010-08-13
Length: 59s

Jimmy sat in on the round tables for Being Human and chatted with series stars Lenora Crichlow (Annie), Sinead Keenan (Nina), Russell Tovey (George), Aidan Turner (Mitchell), and showrunner/creator Toby Whithouse. SPOILERS for Season 2 if you haven't caught up yet on BBC America.

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Episode 281 - CNI One-Shot! Fringe Special with Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, Lance Reddick & Showrunners Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman

2010-08-11
Length: 44s

Jimmy sat in on the round tables for Fringe at San Diego Comic-Con and got to chat with series stars Blair Brown (Nina Sharp), Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth), Lance Reddick (Agent Phillip Broyles) and show runners Jeff Pinkner & J.H. Wyman.

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Episode 280 - Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show), Michael Geszel & Inaki Miranda (Tribes: The Dog Years) and Celeb Correspondent Brea Grant Interviews Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight's Quest)

2010-08-10
Length: 1s

Reviews: Nancy In Hell #1, Spitfire #1, Superman: The Last Family of Krypton #1, Torchwood #1

The boys talk about the d-bag who blew up the internet with his bad advice about hiring artists. Jimmy reports of the success of the last minute party he and Jill Pantozzi threw last week. Thanks to all who attended! Yet even more interviews from San Diego Comic-Con with Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show), Michael Geszel & Inaki Miranda (Tribes: The Dog Years) and celeb correspondent Brea Grant (Heroes, Friday Night Lights, Halloween 2) interviews Paula Rhodes from the hit web series A Good Knight's Quest! News includes: DC releases animated collection, no Marvel Happy Meals for pre-schoolers, Nemesis film, DC's Earth One format, Spider-Man musical sets a date and more!

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Episode 279 - CNI One-Shot! Chuck Special with Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Zachary Levi, Ryan McPartlin, Vik Sahay, Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak

2010-08-09
Length: 32s

Yet another round table from SDCC! Jimmy chatted with series stars Adam Baldwin (John Casey), Joshua Gomez (Morgan Grimes), Scott Krinsky (Jeff Barnes), Sarah Lancaster (Ellie Bartowski-Woodcomb), Mark Christopher Lawrence (Big Mike), Zachary Levi (Chuck Bartowski), Ryan McPartlin (Devin "Capt. Awesome" Woodcomb), Vik Sahay (Lester Patel) and showrunners Josh Schwartz & Chris Fedak. Lots of exciting things coming your way this year on Chuck!

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Episode 278 - CNI One-Shot! V Special with Morena Baccarin, Logan Huffman, Charles Mesure, Elizabeth Mitchell, Laura Vandervoort, Scott Rosenbaum & Steve Pearlman

2010-08-06
Length: 47s

Jimmy sat in on the round tables for V and chatted with series stars Morena Baccarin (Anna), Logan Huffman (Tyler Evans), Charles Mesure (Kyle Hobbes), Elizabeth Mitchell (Erica Evans), Laura Vandervoort (Lisa), and show producers Scott Rosenbaum & Steve Pearlman. Great stuff revealed. He was able to grab Laura Vandervoort for a quick solo interview as well and even mentioned her return to Smallville this year!

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Episode 277 - CNI One-Shot! Smallville Special with Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman, Kelly Souders, & Brian Peterson

2010-08-05
Length: 36s

Jimmy sat in on the round tables for Smallville at San Diego Comic-Con and got to chat with series stars Erica Durance (Lois Lane), Justin Hartley (Oliver Queen/Green Arrow), Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer) and show runners Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson.

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Episode 276 - More SDCC w/ Blair Butler, Elvira, Sid/Marty Krofft, & Ben Thompson!

2010-08-04
Length: 1s

Reviews: Life With Archie: Married Life #1, Ned the Chainsaw Guy #1, Scourge #0

Jimmy is back from the west coast and in the studio for the first time in 2 weeks. Joe has totally let the place guy. The boys discuss ways to improve foot traffic at SDCC and tips for publicists organizing round tables there. Jimmy wants you to donate to the NICU that saved his niece Chloe's life when she was born 4 months too early. Give til it hurts, kids! Jimmy still has tons of interviews from San Diego Comic-Con to play over the next couple of weeks. In this episode, we're reunited with old pal G4TV's Blair Butler, Elvira, Sid/Marty Krofft, Ben Thompson and Joe Ruby/Ken Spears. News includes: All-Star Superman gets animated, DC brings back Elseworlds, Gaiman wins, Superman saves a family home, Thunderstrike returns, Frank Miller talks Holy Terror and more!

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Episode 275 - SDCC2010 with Dave Gibbons, Chip Kidd, Kody Chamberlain, Josh Finney, John Layman & Rob Guillory

2010-07-27
Length: 1s

Reviews: CBGB #1, Time Masters #1 & True Blood #1.

No news this week! 

Jimmy is still out west and joins us via Skype.  With countless interviews from San Diego Comic Con, we'll start out with just a few in this episode including the legendary Dave Gibbons, book designer extraordinaire Chip Kidd, Sweets creator Kody Chamberlain, Josh Finney from Titanium Rain and we get to hear from Eisner winners John Layman and Rob Guillory.

Plenty more interviews coming up next week so make sure you come back to check it out!

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Episode 274 - West Coast Jimmy, East Coast Joe

2010-07-20
Length: 48s

Reviews: Critter One Shot, Lady Robotika #1, The Man with the Getaway Face, Superman Vol.3 #701, Sweets.  The Expendables movie.

Jimmy is on the west coast and getting ready for SDCC while Joe is keeping things running at the studio in Harlem.  Warner Bros take over the bags at SDCC, tons of DC news including Tiny Titans visiting Riverdale and the return of both Static and Ragman. Also Kirkman goes Skybound.  Jimmy is allergic to Tiberius and much more.

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Episode 273 - Take 2

2010-07-13
Length: 56s

Reviews: Batman Odyssey #1, Casanova #1, The Last Zombie #1, Scarlet #1, Star Wars Old Republic #1, Thor: The Mighty Avenger #1, X-Men Vol 3 #1

The boys are gutted as the recording program used to record the show decided to eat the entire episode we recorded with special guests, Tricia Brouk and Vicki Van Tassel from the show Erotic Broadway: Vintage Variety. Jimmy saw the show recently and loved it so had them come on to review comics, read news and talk about the show. Unfortunately, tech issues happened and erased the episode. We did get a little ditty out of them involving Batman that was recorded separately. Drinks may have been involved. Please go see it if you're in NYC! The boy talk about the Emmy nominations (congrats to friend of show, Michael Emerson of Lost!). News includes: Sadness over the death of Harvey Pekar, Death in Action Comics, The Pro gets animated, SDCC programming is out, crazy idiot to protest SDCC, Darth Vader banned, Cornell brings Knight & Squire, Busiek and Ross together again for Kirby and much more.

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Episode 272 - Heat Wave!

2010-07-06
Length: 1s

Reviews: Action Comics #890, Batman Beyond Vol 3 #1, Royal Historian of Oz #1, Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper #1, Wonder Woman #600, Zombies vs Cheerleaders #1.
The Last Airbender, Toy Story 3

The boys are sweltering in the sauna of NYC but still find a way to sweat through an episode for you! Jimmy comes across the only major motion picture he was in back in 1997 and is lost in playing Lego Harry Potter. They are excited about the return of Warehouse 13 on SyFy and discuss the new Wonder Woman costume. News includes: Zuda comics shuts down, Spider-Man casting, Smallville brings back actors, Ellerbisms ends, Kochi Wanaba begins, a superhero dance show and more!

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Episode 271 - Sea Joe and Grizzly Jimmy

2010-06-29
Length: 55s

Reviews: Green Arrow Vol 5 #1, Jurassic Park Redemption #1, Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark #1

The boys are melting in the studio due to the sweltering heat in NYC. They discuss the recent surge of digital comics and where it might go. Jimmy talks ABC's Scoundrels and starts gearing up for SDCC. News includes NYC's Midtown Comics opens another store, Jamie Smart's Fish-Head Steve on TV, Marvel brings Chaos War and invades Little Big Planet, Superman Across America, NFL cartoon debuts and more!

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Episode 270 - Interview Free!

2010-06-22
Length: 41s

Reviews: New Avengers Vol. 2 #1, Pale Horse #1

The boys chat about the Star Trek/Ke$ha mash up, Snoop Dogg's "Sookie" video, return of The Boondocks animated series, and they get a visit from loyal listener Caitlin whom they immediately love. No interview this week since we've had so many over the past month. Jimmy and Joe figured you'd just enjoy listening to their dulcet tones. News includes: the loss of Al Williamson, Darick Robertson NOT The Boys, Paul Cornell goes DC Exclusive, Venture Bros. charity auction for the Gulf oil spill, Casanova at Icon and more!

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Episode 269 - CNI One-Shot! Caprica Special with Ronald D. Moore & Esai Morales

2010-06-16
Length: 50s

It's our last MCM Expo interview! Jimmy sat down on two occasions with Ronald D. Moore and Esai Morales to discuss Caprica and Battlestar Galactica. Both interviews are round table press conference types so there will be others asking questions as well. Fret not, Jimmy got some good questions in! Ron Moore even remembered sharing Jimmy's flask of whiskey at Comic-Con a few years back.

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Episode 268 - More MCM Expo with John Noble (Fringe) & the cast of Merlin

2010-06-15
Length: 1s

Reviews: Buzzard #1, Hack/Slash: My First Maniac #1, Young Allies #1, A-Team movie

More MCM Expo interviews! Jimmy chatted with John Noble (Fringe) and the cast of Merlin. The boys chat the Tony awards, World Cup, and E3 coverage. Jimmy has a little rant about podcasts not getting enough attention/linkage and some advice for those sending press releases. News includes: SDCC Hollywood panels announced, CBLDF parties, no more Annie, Gaiman vs. McFarlane continues, new Aqualad, more Pinocchio slaying with friends and more!

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Episode 267 - CNI One-Shot! Heroes Con Interview Special with Jonathan Hickman, Kate Beaton, Tommy Lee Edwards and Rantz Hoseley

2010-06-09
Length: 1s

More Heroes Con interviews! As you heard in our last marathon episode, Jimmy got tons of great interviews while down in Charlotte, North Carolina. And here are the rest all packaged for you in a neat special. Jimmy chats with Jonathan Hickman (Shield, Fantastic Four), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf) and Rantz Hoseley (Long Box). Will his love for Kate Beaton go unrequited? Will Tommy Lee Edwards draw him in Turf? Tune in to find out the answers to these nagging questions!!!…

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Episode 266 - Heroes Con with Ming Doyle, Ben Templesmith, Ben McCool, Erika Moen, Mike Maihack, Jeremy Bastian, Francesco Francavilla, Kevin Colden and Kirby Krackle!

2010-06-08
Length: 2s

Reviews: The Bulletproof Coffin #1, Joker's Asylum: The Riddler One-Shot, Serenity: Float Out One-Shot

Jimmy was at Heroes Con in North Carolin and got his interview on big time! He chatted with Erika Moen, Ben Templesmith, Ben McCool, Ming Doyle, Francesco Francavilla, Mike Maihack, Kevin Colden, Jeremy Bastian and Kirby Krackle!We also throw in one more interview with Lisa Wood (Thought Bubble) left over from MCM Expo. Put your seatbelts on because it's a long one! Great interviews with amazing cartoonists so it's totally worth it. News includes: Torchwood in the U.S., a Torchwood comic, Matt Kindt's 3 Story movie deal, Joe Quesada promoted, Thundercats animated series, Grant Morrison's new TV show and more!

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Episode 265 - CNI One-Shot! Sweatdrop Special

2010-06-04
Length: 56s

More from Jimmy's UK tour. He had a lovely dinner in Cambridge with some folks from Sweatdrop Studios as well as some of their friends. Post dinner, they retired to a local pub where he interviewed Emma Vieceli, Chloe Citrine, Laura Watton, Anna Fitzpatrick and Nana Li among others!

At MCM Expo, Jimmy had a chance to chat with a few more creators from Sweatdrop. Sonia Leong joined him for a solo talk and then Sweatdrop couple Faye Yong and Fehed Said discussed much of their work. Awesome stuff from a very talented group of cartoonists!

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Episode 264 - CNI One-Shot! with Jonathan Ross!

2010-06-02
Length: 1s

The amazing UK legend that is Jonathan Ross graciously invited Jimmy over to his house for this interview. (For my fellow Americans that might not know him, Friday Night w/Jonathan Ross is the #1 chat show in the UK, he has a successful BBC Radio 2 show and movie review show. Hilarious entertainer for over 20 years, he really is one of the biggest names in showbiz in the UK.) He showed him his massive comic book collection including many original #1 issues of X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four and more! Tons of original art by Ditko, Kirby and others. David Monteith (Geek Syndicate) and Richard Starkings (Comicraft, Elephantmen) are along for the ride and chime in as well. Ross discusses his first written comic, Turf, as well as other artists/writers, movies, TV, and the business in general. Great stuff from a true comic fan!

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Episode 263 - MCM Expo with Jamie Smart/Richard Starkings/Marc Ellerby/Philippa Rice/Ruth Keattch/David Fickling/Fahr Sindrams

2010-06-01
Length: 1s

Reviews: 7 Psychopaths #1, Boondock Saints In Nomine Patris #1, Whatever Happened To Baron Von Shock #1

It's another lengthy episode, kids. But it's a ton of great stuff so buckle up and enjoy! Jimmy is back from his UK tour and has lots to share including many an interview! The boys briefly discuss the Lost finale (seriously, only for about 3 minutes) and Jimmy's cameo in the recent issue of Choker #3. Interviews with Liz from Orbital Comics in London, Jamie Smart (Ubu Bubu, Bear, Whubble), Richard Starkings (Comicraft, Elephantmen), Marc Ellerby (Chloe Noonan, Ellerbisms), Philippa Rice (My Cardboard Life), Ruth Keattch (Jarred), David Fickling (The DFC), and Fahr Sindrams (Losing Neverland). News includes: DC brings back war titles, Green Lantern animated on the way, Professor X cast in next X flick, Superhero boob job, Dynamite gets Flash Gordon and more!

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Episode 262 - OneShot! Bristol Comic Expo Podcasters Panel

2010-05-28
Length: 1s


A special One Shot! with the full Podcasting Panel from the Bristol Comic Expo.  Podcasters included Dan from the Sidekick Cast, Stacey from Small Press Big Mouth, Dave from Waiting for the Trade, Steve from Comic Book Outsiders and our very own Jimmy Aquino from Comic News Insider.  The lovely and talented Emma Vieceli moderated.

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Episode 261 - OneShot! Bristol Comic Expo Interviews

2010-05-26
Length: 1s

A special One Shot! to cover all the interviews that Jimmy brought us from the Bristol Comic Expo.  Lynsey Hutchinson, Emma Vieceli, Harry Markos and John Higgins join us.  Coming up next is the Bristol Comics Podcasters Panel.…

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Episode 260 - Bristol Comic Expo w/ Tony Lee/Dan Boultwood/Leigh Gallagher/Stacey Whittle

2010-05-25
Length: 1s

Reviews:

Age of Heroes #1, Avengers Volume 4 #1, Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 6 #1, Rescue One Shot, Zatanna #1

Jimmy is running on no sleep but is still having a blast visiting everyone across the pond! With a recap of events at the Bristol Comic Expo, Jimmy brings us interviews with Stacey Whittle (Small Press Big Mouth), Leigh Gallagher, Tony Lee & Dan Boultwood. Plus a random run in with Richard Starkings in Wales. News includes: Dynamite acquires Chaos!Comics, Smallville calls it quits, GoGo's brings us Robotika, Alternate Fringe comics and much more! Special episodes coming up including more interviews from Bristol and the Comics Podcasters Panel.…

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Episode 259 - Michael Emerson Returns (Part 2)

2010-05-18
Length: 1s

Reviews: 

Astonishing X-Men Xenogenesis #1, Batman Return Of Bruce Wayne #1, Bram Stokers Death Ship #1, Frenemy Of The State #1, Justice League Generation Lost #1, Sword #24


It's Part 2 of our Michael Emerson ("Ben Linus" on Lost) interview as he discusses more Lost stuff, characters, acting tips, what's next and more. Jimmy is leaving soon for the UK to cover the Bristol Comic Expo and MCM Expo and can't wait to get his Anglo on! News includes: Jeff Lemire on Superboy, Heroes & Flash Forward cancelled while V and Chuck are renewed, new sci-fi TV shows from BBC America and Fox, SyFy games, Mark Hamill to direct Black Pearl and much more!

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Episode 258 - Michael Emerson Returns! (Part 1)

2010-05-11
Length: 1s

Reviews: Astonishing Spider-Man Wolverine #1, Brightest Day #1, Hellboy In Mexico Or A Drunken Blur One Shot, I Zombie #1, Stealth Pilot Season #1, Superman War Of The Supermen #1, Iron Man 2

Michael Emerson ("Ben Linus" on Lost) returns to discuss the final season of the hit ABC series. We talked for over an hour with him so we split it up into 2 parts. Tune in next week for Part 2! News includes Frank Frazetta (RIP), X-men: First Class gets a writer and director, more superhero porn parody, design the NYAF mascot, The Little Endless return, Men in Black 3 is happening, Molly Crabapple's new webcomic, The Puppet Makers debuts and much more!

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Episode 257 - Reviews Galore!

2010-05-04
Length: 1s

Reviews: Crossed: Family Values #1, DV8: Gods and Monsters #1, Firestar One-Shot, Garrison #1, The Magdalena #1, Sif One-Shot, Ultimate Avengers 2 #1

We hope you enjoyed last week's Versus! episode featuring Kick-Ass! It's Star Wars Day and Joe's back from his secret spy mission in South America! Jimmy has a Free Comic Book Day observation that may prove controversial. News includes: Batman live touring show, Archie's gay friend, South Park gets censored, Cartoon Network to debut Young Justice and Mad Magazine shows, Zuda drops competitions, Make-A-Wish helps a kid be a hero, Spider-Man catches a thief, and more!

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Episode 256 - CNI Versus: Kick Ass!

2010-04-27
Length: 1s

It's another VERSUS!episode! We take a comic book that has been turned into a TV or film or animation,etc. Then we review them separately and then compare/contrast. This time around it's KICK-ASS! First the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita JR. and then the film directed by Matthew Vaughn. David Monteith, Jon Hoche and Nick Lowe join us on the panel to discuss both!

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Episode 255 - Thor's Wrath! with Dave Monteith (Geek Syndicate) & Jon Hoche

2010-04-20
Length: 1s

Reviews: Brightest Day #0, Cold Space #1, Kill Shakespeare #1

David Monteith (Geek Syndicate) and good buddy Jon Hoche join us in studio for a crazy Coppola wine fueled episode. The boys talk the crazy Icelandic hurricane volcano that leaves David stuck in America. Spidey musical woes, Human Target finale, and Joe's secret spy mission are all talked. News includes lots from C2E2: new comic Tuesdays?, Dark Horse and Hammer films, Ennis pens Crossed movie, Frank Miller on Holy Terror, Casanova at ICON, Yo Gabba Gabba! at Oni, lotsa new X-men titles, what is O.M.I.T.?, X-Files/30 Days of Night crossover and more! The longer the show goes, the more we drink...so comedy gold if you hang in there!

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Episode 254 - MoCCA Recap with Monica Gallagher, Simon Gardenfors & Tory Woollcott

2010-04-13
Length: 1s

Reviews: The Misadventures of Clark &Jefferson: Hairy Things #1, Shield #1, Star Wars Purge: The Hidden Blade One-Shot, Turf #1

The boys went to MoCCA and broke some Canucks! MoCCA Fest was this weekend and the guys attended meeting many an indie/small press creator. Jimmy interviewed Monica Gallagher, Simon Gardenfors, and Tory Woollcott and learned a bit about their MoCCA debuts. Jimmy took many of the cartoonists out for a grand ol' NYC time and got free drinks galore. (Don't tell them it was a fluke. They think I'm the King of NYC.). News includes: Marvel leaves Diamond, Joss Whedon to direct Avengers movie, Mattel reveals SDCC exclusives, Eisner nominations announced, Star Trek live show at Kennedy Space Center, never before seen Kirby characters to see the light, Ultimate Spider-Man animated series to debut, and more!

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Episode 253 - One Shot! Terrence Mann (Addams Family Musical)

2010-04-08
Length: 40s

Broadway Legend, Terrence Mann, joins us in studio to discuss his role in the just opened Broadway production of The Addams Family musical. We chat about the show, the changes made to some characters, how it was based on the original Charles Addams comic strips and more! We also talk a little bit about his part on The Dresden Files and then have a proper theater nerd out about his originating such Broadway roles as "Rum Tug Tugger" in Cats, "Javert" in Les Miserables and "The Beast" in Beauty and the Beast.

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Episode 252 - Wondercon Report with Maria Bernal-Silva

2010-04-06
Length: 1s

Reviews: Blackest Night #8, Cloak and Dagger Vol. 4 #1, God of War #1, Terminator Vol. 4 #1, Clash of the Titans film.

The boys chat about their interview with Broadway legend, Terrence Mann, though you wont hear said interview until the next day or two. Joe saw the new Doctor Who and Jimmy talks about the gangs of Easter here in NYC. Our west coast reporter, Maria Bernal-Silva, joins us to discuss some of the stuff she covered at Wonder Con in San Francisco. You'll hear a few interviews she got with artist Alex Pardee, trademark/copyright lawyer Michael Lovitz and IDW's PR/Marketing manager AnnaMaria White!News includes: Neal Adams back on Batman, new Lucas sanctioned Star Wars comedy animated series, Greg Ruck leaving DC, no more All-Star Batman & Robin, Frankie Stein, more Barry Ween from Judd Winick, Elephantmen gets optioned, JAM, a roller derby anthology comic and more!

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Episode 251 - David Monteith (Geek Syndicate) & a Live Audience

2010-03-30
Length: 1s

Reviews: Chip #1, The Guild #1, Nemesis #1, Time Lincoln One-Shot, How to Train Your Dragon

David Monteith from the UK podcast, Geek Syndicate, joins us in studio for some cross over action! A live audience is also present for the momentous occasion. News includes: Dick Giordano, Bryan Singer not directing X-Men: First Class film, SDCC sells out, Mark Millar to edit Wizard, new Sci-Fi comedy from Michael Rosenbaum, The Walking Dead gets greenlit, Another Superman comic sales record and more! The boys discuss the state of comics and television in the UK and get a first hand account from Mr. Monteith on comics/shows to look out for.

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Episode 250 - CNI One Shot! Alice in Slasherland

2010-03-25
Length: 58s

Some of the cast/production crew of Alice In Slasherland, The Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company's new show, join us in studio! Writer/Fight Choreographer Qui Nguyen, Director Robert Ross Parker and cast members Bonnie Sherman and Sheldon Best come talk about the homage to 70's/80's slasher films, their favorite slasher, costume changes, puppets, songs, blood/gore and more!The show runs Thursdays through Sundays until April 10th at the HERE Arts Center in New York City. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and are selling out fast. Go get yours or miss out!

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Episode 249 - Geektreats

2010-03-23
Length: 1s

Reviews: American Vampire #1, Fade to Black #1, X-Factor Forever #1

Surprised by that quickie download last week after the regular show? Jimmy explains and chats about his guest spot on the Jay and Jack 30 hour podcast for Autism Speaks last Saturday. Fun times! Joe had a geek retreat of RPG proportions and claims there was no LARPing. Yeah right. News includes: Dynamite acquires Vampirella, Rob Zombie's new comic, Tim Burton to direct animated Addams Family, Al Gore at SDCC?, IDW is a Diamond Premiere Publisher, Captain America is cast, Archie's multiverse, Marvelman is back at Marvel, Popeye in 3D and more!

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Special Event- Lost Podcast with Jay & Jack 30 Hour Podcast with Jimmy at 3am!

2010-03-17
Length: 2s

Jimmy forgot to mention his upcoming guest spot on the annual Jay and Jack's 30 Hour Podcast for Autism Speaks. It starts this Saturday, March 20th at 12pm and ends Sunday, March 21st at 6pm. Jimmy will be in the 3am slot early Sunday morning. If you're up, then give it a listen and then give til it hurts! It will be broadcast live on Ustream! Click on the link and bookmark it for this weekend!

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Episode 248 - Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) with ECCC Highlights

2010-03-16
Length: 1s

Reviews: Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki #1, Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1, The Waking #1

It's St. Paddy's Day, so stay in and avoid the amateurs that go out. Jimmy visits some local UK shops and has a few former students find him. Joe is busy hanging out with Mariska Hargitay and Sharon Stone while they are shooting Law & Order on his block. Heidi MacDonald of The Beat joins us via phone to discuss some of the Emerald City Comic-Con highlights. News includes: Amazon glitch woes, new Firefly comic by Patton Oswalt, Summer Glau in The Cape, The Sword doubles final issue, Mary Jane leaves the Spidey musical, Power Girl gets new creative team, Comics exhibit at Columbia U., Detective Comics wins GLAAD award, Barnes & Noble doesn't have Scarlett fever, SyFy makes superheroes, another BSG spin-off and more ECCC highlights! 

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Episode 247 - Oscar Winning Podcast

2010-03-09
Length: 1s

Reviews: First Wave #1, Girl Comics #1, Green Hornet #1, Alice In Wonderland film

The boys return from The Oscars with their much deserved award for Best Podcast. Discussions of Jimmy's teen swimsuit crush, Kathy Ireland, and how she loves him, Joe attends a green event (no, he doesn't dress up as The Hulk), Iron Man 2 trailer, Tron: Legacy trailer, and Templesmith in Barrow. News includes: Captain America strips on Marvel.com, Max Brooks joins G.I. Joe, Neil Patrick Harris gets Smurfy, BBC superhero show, the great Amazon graphic novel glitch of 2010, JMS on Superman and Wonder Woman, and more!

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Episode 246 - CNI and the Templesmith of Doom!

2010-03-02
Length: 1s

Reviews: Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island #1, Choker #1, We Will Bury You #1 

Jimmy's back from Florida and Joe's back from his dentist trip to North Carolina. They recount some highlights from their trips including embarrassing mom moments (Jimmy) and a 3 year old nephew dentist (Joe). Ben Templesmith joins Jimmy for a quickie interview during late night drinks. News includes: Batman beats Superman at auction, Nick Simmons accused of plagiarism, PS3 goes nuts, True Blood author gets work adapted to comics, IDW Star Trek movie adaptation comics will fill in gaps from movie, more Avengers from Marvel and more!

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Episode 245 - The NYC/Jax Connection

2010-02-23
Length: 38s

Reviews: Atomic Robo: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #1, Chase Variant One-Shot (Is All I Need), Legendary Talespinners #1, Perhapanauts Special: Molly's Story. 

Jimmy calls in from his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida leaving Joe behind at the studio in Harlem. The guys are excited about 2 big releases this week, Choker by Ben Templesmith/Ben McCool and We Will Bury You by Brea & Zane Grant/Kyle Strahm. News includes big changes at DC with many a promotion, Flash Gordon remake won't be campy, Whedon/Spurlock Comic-Con documentary?, Superman for $1,000,000, Captain America tea bags politics and more!

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Episode 244 - Kevin Smith Blows Up the Internet

2010-02-16
Length: 1s

Reviews: Hit-Monkey #1, Human Target #1, The Wolfman movie

The boys wish a big happy birthday to comic book types like Ben McCool, Tim Bradstreet and Warren Ellis. Jimmy is lost in the world of Rapture again as he's playing Bio Shock 2 and they discuss how Kevin Smith got thrown off of a plane due to his size. News includes: A new Stan Lee penned comic starringh himself, Green Lantern spin-offs, Superheroes teach sex, The Princess and the Frog causes salmonella, Danity Kane comes back in comics, a revamped Superman musical, The Uniques new issue and spin-off, James Patterson joins the comic world and more!

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Episode 243 - Deirdre Lorenz (Santorini Blue)

2010-02-09
Length: 1s

Reviews: Demo Vol. 2 #1, Milestone Forever #1, Ultimate X #1

The boys welcome filmmaker/actor/model Deirdre Lorenz in the studio to nerd out about comic, movies and more. Who's she? Get to clicking to find out. News includes Watchmen prequels/sequels, Filipino superheroes, Chris Nolan's Superman, Olivia Munn's comic lawsuit, UK kid & his love for Cerebus and more! We also let Deirdre chat about her film, Santorini Blue, since she was so kind to do some voice over work for us. (Didja notice?) Also, we tease some of the commentary (for the PSP) from the upcoming IDW book, We Will Bury You by Brea/Zane Grant with art by Kyle Strahm.

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Episode 242 - Oscar Nominated for Best Podcast

2010-02-02
Length: 56s

Reviews: Demonic #1, Iron Man: I Am Iron Man #1, Ultimate Enemy #1

Another big week in TV with the Dollhouse finale, Grammys, and Lost coming back. Plus,thoughts on nerd Oscar nominations. Joe went nerd bowling and Jimmy apparently wasn't invited. News includes: Marvel heroes are good again, New NBC superhero show, Sherlock is better than Lobo, Jedi sneaker pimps, new digs for The Beat and a XXX Batman.

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Episode 241 - Fillion's Fallout

2010-01-26
Length: 49s

Reviews: Joe the Barbarian #1, Merc #1, Terminus Tales Presents...Platypus vs. Monkey #1 Big week in TV as the boys discuss Conan's last show and the new Syfy series Caprica. Jimmy falls in love with Betty White on the SAG awards while Joe pretends to follow the NFL playoff talk. News includes: Avatar breaks all records, Primeval returns, PS3 hacked, Kevin Smith's new Batman project, Twilight comic, new rings from DC and more! And, Nathan Fillion's hilarious phone message last week caused quite a stir on Whedonesque and Twitter so the boys discuss the reaction both good and bad.…

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Episode 240 - The Best of 2009!

2010-01-19
Length: 1s

Reviews: Army of Two #1, Omnitarium #1, Weekly World News #1

Finally! The Best of 2009 show is here! Sorry it took so long, but we know you'll love it. We still do our regular show as well, so it's a lengthy one. The boys discuss the Golden Globes, Human Target TV show, and Jimmy saw a sneak peak of the upcoming Pushing Daisies comic!News includes Heroes 4 Haiti, Marvel vs. DC, Captain America Film, new DC weekly series based on DCU online game, new Spider-Man franchise director picked, U.S version of Torchwood and more! Calls galore come in on the hotline giving us listener best picks. Nathan Fillion himself calls to give his favorite movie though we're not sure it's of 2009. The boys go over their many categories and have a wide range of picks in comic books, TV and film!…

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Episode 239 - The Tonight Show with CNI!

2010-01-12
Length: 55s

Reviews: Orc Stain #1, Phantom Double Shot #1 KGB Noir, Siege #1

NBC is shaking up the late night line up and CNI will now be hosting The Tonight Show! Hey, it could happen. Joe saw Saturday Night Live..uh...live and Jimmy is a snitch for the cops. News includes a Spider-Man film reboot, Spider-Man musical back on, DC's Brightest Day, Superheroes wrap it up at the Olympics, Marvel sues for copyright, James Gunn's Super and more! Top 3 and plugs galore.…

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Episode 238 - And We're Back!

2010-01-05
Length: 1s

Reviews: Dreamers, Ex Occultus Badge Of Langavat One-Shot, Lava-Roid #1, Neon Girl #0, Solomon Azua #1, Teddy And The Yeti #1

The boys are back after thwarting the evil plans of Benjamin Linus! New Year's Eve plans are discussed. Joe had his big bash and Jimmy woke up wearing a tutu and rollerskates surrounded by strippers. Again. Jimmy discusses much including seeing Sherlock Holmes, Sara Cox shouting him out again on BBC Radio 1, & his upcoming trip to the UK all the while Joe wonders if he'll ever shut the hell up. They lament and discuss the last David Tennant and Russel T. Davies episodes of Doctor Who. News includes Avatar box office, Bluewater goes Gaga, Captain Jack vs. Doctor Horrible, Captain Picard gets knighted, Marvel/Disney all official, and more!…

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Episode 237 - The End of CNI! with Lost's Ben Linus (Michael Emerson) & True Blood's Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston)

2009-12-29
Length: 1s

Reviews: Chimichanga #1, Hellboy Bride Of Hell One Shot, Last Days Of American Crime #1, Sherlock Ninja Curious Case Of The Iron Monkey #1, Unknowns #1

It's the final show of 2009 and the boys go out with a bang! They discuss their Christmas goodies, Doctor Who and send Julia Wertz (The Fart Party) birthday wishes. News includes Indy Comic Book Week, Stan Lee's birthday, Captain America movie, Geoff Johns tweets Green Lantern and the Pope blesses Homer Simpson. Kevin Conn (Lava Roid) calls us to give his thoughts on Indy Comic Book Week as well. Also, a couple of moments of magic happen with some TV characters. We're not sure how it ends up as this was typed up before the show was recorded. Do let us know.…

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Episode 236 - A Comic News Insider Christmas

2009-12-22
Length: 1s

Reviews: Champion One Shot, Complete Alice In Wonderland #1, Forgetless #1, Incorruptible #1, What If Daredevil vs Elektra

It's Christmas time at the CNI Studios. No guest tonight, except maybe Santa. The boys exchange gifts and drink spirits in honor of the Christmas spirit! Jimmy saw Avatar, but Joe didn't. He gives some quick spoiler-free thoughts on it all. News includes Molly Crabapple is one of 50 people remaking New York City according to The New York Observer, Bryan Singer returns to the X-Men franchise and PSP comics are here with the very first audio commentary on Ben Templesmith's Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse. A little Xmas song from CNI is performed for your pleasure/annoyance as well.…

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Episode 235 - John Cassaday takes over Dollhouse

2009-12-15
Length: 1s

Reviews: Anywhere #1, Daytripper #1, God Complex #1, Murderer Pilot Season #1, Wolverine Under The Boardwalk One Shot

John Cassaday Someone else or nobody joins us via Skype to discuss the upcoming episode of Dollhouse that he directed. The guys chat about Jimmy's recent birthday bash and the $600 bottle of wine they all enjoyed. Big congrats to friend of the show (and real friend!) Michael Emerson for his Golden Globe nomination. News includes Marvel's Girl Comics, united Filipino artists, Spawn reprints, Bruce Wayne returns (duh), 300 sequel, Natalie Portman producing/starring in film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and more!…

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Episode 234 - Birthday Madness!

2009-12-08
Length: 58s

Reviews: Empowered One-Shot, JSA All-Stars Vol. 2 #1, Iron Man vs. Whiplash #1, Dingo #1

No guest since Jimmy's ego demands you only focus on his birthday tomorrow (December 9th) as he explains why in song (haters can suck it). Joe is still digging on Flash Forward and Jimmy saw 2012. News includes DC's new Earth One line, Lady Gaga comics, Orlando Star Wars celebration, new BBC America show Demons, and more.…

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Episode 233 - Shakedown with Paul Pope!

2009-12-01
Length: 1s

Reviews: Image United #1, The Tick: New Series #1, Powers #1

Paul Pope joins us at the last minute to discuss his Shakedown project as well as Battling Boy (both the movie and graphic novel). Then, the boys talk Turkey day and kids superhero costumes. News includes Global Frequency TV show (again), return of Torchwood, Grant Morrison documentary, Smallville, and CBLDF jobs!…

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Episode 232 - David Petersen (Mouse Guard)

2009-11-24
Length: 1s

Reviews: Doctor Horrible One-Shot, Victorian Undead #1, Black Knight Vol. 3 #1, Nola #1, Drone #1

The boys experiment doing the show via Skype because Jimmy is too lazy to leave his apartment since he's drooling over that Hayden Panettiere video and laughing hysterically at the Muppet/Bohemian Rhapsody one. David Petersen joins Joe via Skype to discuss his fantastic series, Mouse Guard. We remember Eric Martin (aka "The Question" on The Comic Forums), a big supporter of the podcast community/fellow podcaster/all around nice guy, who tragically passed last week. News includes animated Spectre, Marvel takes S.H.I.E.L.D. through history, Bjork likes Moomins, Flash Forward slows down, more U.S. Doctor Who air dates and more!

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Episode 231 - Drinks with John McCrea, Garth Ennis & Friends

2009-11-17
Length: 1s

Reviews: Batman/Doc Savage Special #1, Ghoul #1, Tracker #1, Supergod #1, Tank Girl: Skidmarks #1

Jimmy went out last week with John McCrea on his last night in town. Garth Ennis, Heidi MacDonald, Ben McCool, Keith Burns and Lee Bradley all joined in on a beer fueled/fun filled/late night interview. It's informative, raucous, hilarious and fun! But...WHO is Darth Guinness?! News includes Lava-Roid now available, Dollhouse cancelled to no one's surprise, Zack Whedon does a Terminator comic, Angel of Death online again and more!

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Episode 230 - King Con with Jamie Tanner

2009-11-10
Length: 1s

Reviews: Stumptown #1, Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #1, Lobo: Highway to Hell #1

Jimmy attended King Con in Brooklyn over the weekend and chatted with Jamie Tanner about his Kickstarter project. Joe reveals the surprise he had planned much to Jimmy's chagrin as he can't attend. Jimmy's lack of sleep continues as he bought the new GTA IV extension pack called Episodes From Liberty City. Joe tries to keep his rambling on track to no avail. News includes a Pride & Prejudice & Zombies prequel, comics are good for kids, library workers fired for hiding comic, animated Halo, Milestone comics are back, Professor Bendis and more!

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Episode 229 - BSG Spectacular with Luciana Carro, Aaron Douglas & Michael Hogan! Plus, a Ben Templesmith Drive-By!

2009-11-03
Length: 1s

Reviews: Casper and the Spectrals #1, World's Finest #1, Jennifer Love Hewitt's Music Box #1

It's a Battlestar Galactica spectacular as Jimmy chatted with Luciana Carro ("Kat"), Aaron Douglas ("Chief") and Michael Hogan ("Tigh") at the recent Big Apple Comic-Con. He also had a quick chat with Ben Templesmith over drinks last week in which Ben dropped an exclusive! News includes convention craziness about SDCC, Angouleme, and Heroes, Marvel on iPhones, Liefeld & McFarlane together again, Heroes kills off major character, Tennant's last Doctor Who episodes, a yankee-fied Being Human and more!

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Episode 228 - Happy Halloween with Emily Hagins (Pathogen) and Aaron Marshall (Zombie Girl)

2009-10-27
Length: 1s

Reviews: Justice League of America #38, Angel Vs. Frankenstein

Young filmmaker Emily Hagins joins us to discuss her film Pathogen. She wrote/directed it when she was 11. Now 17 (as of today..HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY!), she is working on new films and continuing to grow as a filmmaker. Aaron Marshall joins us as well to discuss the documentary, Zombie Girl, that he did following Emily around in her feature film directorial debut of Pathogen. The boys talk about the recent Doomsday Film Fest. And, uh-oh...Tony Lee and Ben Templesmith are in town so Jimmy is off to join them later. Expect stories next week! News includes 30 Days of Night sequel, Nick buys the Turtles, Newsarama sold, Deadpool Corps., Dollhouse delayed, Iowa hates zombies, etc.

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Episode 227 - Big Apple Con with Melody Anderson, Erin Gray, and Miracle Laurie

2009-10-20
Length: 1s

Reviews: Beyond the Wall #1, Anchor #1, Blackbeard: Legend of the Pyrate King #1, Where the Wild Things Are

Alison Rosen joins us via Skype to recap her time at the Big Apple Con with Jimmy. We did a little video for you as well. Check it out below. Joe also attended the show and chatted with many comic folks. Jimmy interviewed many folks and you'll hear him with Melody Anderson (Flash Gordon), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers) and Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse). He also talked to Battlestar stars Michael Hogan ("Col. Tigh"), Aaron Douglas ("Chief Tyrol) and Luciana Carro ("Kat") which you'll hear in a couple of weeks. News includes the Comic-Con wars, Favreau not on Avengers film, Calvin & Hobbes at MoCCA, JSA on Smallville, MarvelFest 09, Tara McPherson at Dr. Sketchy's and more.…

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Episode 226 - Kevin Conn Baltimore Con Recap

2009-10-13
Length: 1s

Reviews: Haunt #1, X-Babies #1, Planetary #27

Kevin Conn (a.k.a. Lava-Roid) attended the Baltimore Comic-Con and joins us in studio to give his recap. Jimmy gives a lesson on the ethics of contacting someone famous via their friend and Joe tells us of the wedding he attended over the weekend. No, not his own. News includes Battlestar Galactica: The Plan update, SDCC preview night sold out, Bellydance/Comic convention, Gravel, Singer back to X-Men, Marge Simpson in Playboy, Diamond retailer summit highlights and more!…

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Episode 225 - Doomsday Film Festival & Gay Bride of Frankenstein

2009-10-06
Length: 1s

Reviews: Astro City: Astra Special #1, Die Hard: Year One #1, sky Pirates of Neo Terra #1, Zombieland

Doomsday Film Festival directors Andrew Miller and Kristana Textor join Joe in studio to discuss the upcoming horror fest. Meanwhile, Jimmy has drinks and chats with Dana Aber, Ashley Kate Adams and Jeremiah James from the cast of The Gay Bride of Frankenstein. Jimmy talks of his deadly plague and new niece Chloe! News includes The Guild comic book, new Doctor Who logo, Transformers 3, a dark Mickey Mouse, Archie gets Betty too (told ya) and more!…

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Episode 224 - Zombieland with Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick

2009-09-29
Length: 1s

Reviews: Underground #1, Spider-Woman #1, Beautiful Creatures #1. New fall shows of Heroes, Family Guy, Flash Forward, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, etc.

Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick join us to discuss the upcoming film starring Woody Harrelson. We also talk some of their upcoming projects like Venom and Earth vs. Moon. And we hear about what it's like to hang with William Shatner. Jimmy is on The Daily Alison with Alison Rosen (last week's guest)and gets an Absinthe infused visit from Molly Crabapple and the Dr. Sketchy's crew. News includes Splatterman, Ignatz awards at SPX, Lil' Batman, Daredevil reboot, Wolverine and 007 hate cell phones, Primeval returns, Free Enterprise 2 and trouble with the new V TV series.…

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Episode 223 - CNI One Shot! Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer on Smallville)

2009-09-25
Length: 49s

Smallville star Cassidy Freeman ("Tess Mercer") joined us for a phoner to discuss the upcoming season 9, her character, musical background, hanging with Allison Mack, and making Zod kneel before her! Tune in to this interview first and then check out the season premiere of Smallville tonight on the CW at 8pm EST.

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Episode 222 - Alison Rosen (The Daily Alison) & Michael Emerson Drive by

2009-09-22
Length: 2s

Reviews: Beasts of Burden #1, Vengeance of Moon Knight #1, X-Men Legacy Annual #1

In studio guest, Alison Rosen, joins us for another "Converting to Comicdom" segment. Did we convert her? You'll have to tune in to find out! It's another loooooooooooong episode so please forgive. 'Twas lotsa fun though! Alison is hilarious, smart and charming so I'm sure you will dig the extra CNI goodness that came out of it. Good friend Michael Emerson ("Ben Linus" on Lost) also joins us at the beginning of the show via phone to discuss his recent Emmy win! News includes Jack Kirby's kids suing for Marvel hero rights, Shin Chan creator's death, Archie Andrews gets an agent, Notorious MSG in a videogame, UK Jedi woes, a Roddenberry Apple computer for sale and more!…

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Episode 221 - Ella Thomas (The Surrogates)

2009-09-15
Length: 2s

Reviews: Sweet Tooth #1, Marvel Super Hero Squad #1, Strange Tales #1, Vampirella #1

The smart, hilarious and all around lovely Ella Thomas joins us to discuss her role in the upcoming film, The Surrogates. The boys had a blast geeking out with her and there may have been a wedding that took place during the interview between Ella and Jimmy. You'll have to listen to find out! The guys lament over the passing of Patrick Swayze, get a quick visit from Kevin Conn-Yay, VMA's, Kevin Smith's tweet-a-thon and more. Joe gives his recap of his spy mission in Europe. He tells of time in Spain, France, Amsterdam and The UK. What's this about a giant urinal in Amsterdam? News includes the new DC Entertainment, NYCC/NYAF, JLA Crisis DVD, Joss Whedon updates, Alan Moore on Marvelman, Guy Ritchie to direct Lobo movie, Bryan Fuller & Bryan Singer team up, Jamie Tanner creates comics with you, and more!…

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Episode 220 - A few of our favorite things

2009-09-08
Length: 1s

Reviews: The Incredible Hulk Vol 3. #601 , The Spider: Judgement Knight #1

Joe has headed off on another super secret spy mission, so we decided to record this episode on the same night as last week's. No news, interview or feedback this week. Kevin Conn (Unemployed Skeletor, Lava Roid) joins us in studio to hang and talk about our favorite comics, TV show and films. The X-Men's Cannonball brings his redneck self into the conversation several times as well.…

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Episode 219 - Chris Giarrusso (G-Man, Mini Marvels)

2009-09-01
Length: 1s

Reviews: Batman: The Widening Gyre #1, Fantastic Four #570

Jimmy gets his woeful laptop replaced by the kind folks at Sony and Joe talks of his upcoming spy mission. In the biggest news in awhile, we discuss Disney's acquisition of Marvel. Other news includes Lita Ford comics, how to talk like Warren Ellis, "Superman" on Chuck, Green Hornet, King Con in Brooklyn, Fantastic Four reboot, the Scream Awards nominees and more!…

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Episode 218 - Ben Raab/Deric Hughes (Warehouse 13, Living in Infamy) & Larry Lieberman (Aniboom)

2009-08-25
Length: 1s

Reviews: Batgirl Vol. 3 #1, Days Missing #1 Archie #600

Writing partners Ben Raab and Deric Hughes (Warehouse 13, Living in Infamy) join us to discuss their involvement as part of the writing staff on the hit SyFy series Warehouse 13. Also joining us is Larry Lieberman, the Chief Marketing Officer for Aniboom, who brings us news of some great collaborations and contests with Marvel Comics and Family Guy. The guys discuss the Avatar trailer and Jimmy talks about seeing Inglorious Basterds as well as his "appearance" on The Sara Cox show on BBC Radio 1. News includes the return of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, Meth and comics, a Disney-Con, Bono claims Spidey musical "IS" gonna happen and more!…

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Episode 217 - Ben Squared! From SDCC, It's Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith!

2009-08-18
Length: 1s

Reviews: Dominic Fortune #1, Marvels Project #1, Ultimate Avengers #1

Possibly the last of the San Diego Comic-Con coverage! OR IS IT?!!! It's all Ben, all the time as Jimmy sat down with both Ben McCCool (Choker) and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Welcome to Hoxford, Groom Lake, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse). Separate interviews but they both talk about their upcoming collaboration on what is sure to be a big hit, Choker. Jimmy and Joe talk about their love for the  new music video, Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?, starring Felica Day & The Guild cast. News includes Superman rights reverting again, AMC picks up The Walking Dead, MF Grimm leaves Mayhem behind, Spider-Man musical woes, Bryan Singer on BSG, Sherlock Holmes with zombies and more!…

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Episode 216 - CNI One Shot! We Will Bury You with Brea Grant ("Daphne" on Heroes), Zane Grant and the CNI Chorale

2009-08-15
Length: 1s

As everyone knows, the zombie apocalypse utopia has happened. Our zombie overlords have allowed a large part of the population to survive and continue in society. Thankfully, Comic News Insider, now Zombie News Insider, is here to stay! Good thing the zombie rulers were big fans of Brea Grant on Heroes as well! They allowed us to play the interview that Jimmy did with her and her brother Zane about their upcoming zombie comic, We Will Bury You. Brea and Zane also recorded several songs inspired by their favorite zombie films that you will hear throughout the episode. And, they ordered us to make up a few songs of our own based on their comic. Zombies love their musicals! News includes zombie vegetarians, the return of Helena Markos, and jerky humans.

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Episode 215 - Get Lost at SDCC with Michael Emerson

2009-08-11
Length: 1s

Reviews: Incarnate #1, Mayhem #1, The Red Circle: The Hangman One-Shot

Yet even more San Diego Comic-Con coverage! Jimmy chatted with good friend Michael Emerson about his first time at the Con and the upcoming season of Lost.  He also got a few snippets from Nestor, Carbonell, Jorge Garcia, and Josh Holloway. Friends Patrick and Salli sit in with us and join in the madness of CNI. The gang discusses the sadness of the passing of John Hughes and the douchebaggery of a so called fanboy at the recent Chicago Comic-Con. Jimmy saw G.I. Joe as well. His thoughts? Tune in! News includes Marvel's 70th birthday, the Treasury Dept. hates cartoonists, Olmos in The Green Hornet, Emma Caulfield's foray into comics, a Japanese man burning his house down over his mother throwing out Gundam toys and more!…

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Episode 214 - CNI One Shot! Robot Chicken with Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Doug Goldstein, Tom Root & Matthew Senreich

2009-08-09
Length: 41s

Yet even more San Diego Comic-Con coverage! Jimmy sat in on the round table for the Cartoon Network series, Robot Chicken. It was held with a small amount of press so Jimmy got many a question in including some Twitter questions from some of our listeners!

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Episode 213 - CNI One Shot! Angel of Death with Zoe Bell, Ed Brubaker, Doug Jones, Ted Raimi

2009-08-07
Length: 50s

Even more San Diego Comic-Con coverage! Jimmy sat in on the round table for the hit web series, Angel of Death, starring Zoe Bell. It was held in the presidential suite at the Westin hotel with a small amount of press. Jimmy got many a question in! He also got a little one on one interview with Zoe Bell herself!

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Episode 212 - Jeremy Platt (The Violent Kind) & Rob Zombie (Halloween 2), Sefton Hill (Arkham Asylum),Stephen Frost(Iron Man 2)

2009-08-04
Length: 1s

Reviews: Dellec #1, Citizen Rex #1, Fearless Dawn #1

More SDCC coverage than you can shake a batarang at! Our new CNI correspondent, Maria, gets some great interviews. She chats with Jeremy Platt (The Violent Kind producer) and Rob Zombie himself stops by during the interview to drop some devilish science. Later in the show, Maria and Jimmy do a recap of what she covered at Comic-Con. She also interviewed Sefton Hill, game director of the Batman: Arkham Asylum video game and Stephen Frost, one of the production leads on the Iron Man 2 video game. News includes a Commie Superman, Futurama keeps voice actors, Captain Blood in space, Doctor Who uncut, Casper returns to comics, Superman & Wonder Woman get hitched and more!…

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Episode 211 - CNI One Shot! Doctor Who/Torchwood Round Table with David Tennant, Russell T. Davies, Julie Gardner & Euros Lyn

2009-08-01
Length: 1s

That's right! More San Diego Comic-Con coverage. Jimmy sat on 2 round tables with the creative team behind Doctor Who and Torchwood. The 10th Doctor himself, David Tennant, was also in attendance to answer questions. There were about 7 other reporters asking questions, so there's some great stuff in there! Also, apologies for the sound troubles. Apparently, one or two of the reporters had their cell phones on that RANG during the interviews which caused interference. You will hear some buzzing on occasion. Couldn't be removed and no way to control. Sorry folks! But, hang in there for some good Doctor Who/Torchwood goodness!

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Episode 210 - SDCC Recap Madness with Felicia Day, Olivia Munn, Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku

2009-07-28
Length: 1s

Jimmy's back from his epic journey to San Diego Comic-Con. Joe stayed back home with the kids. Over 5 hours of recording to release and we do it all here! No, no. But, we do play interviews with Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog, The Guild) and Olivia Munn (G4TV's Attack of the Show). We also get the tail end of a roundtable discussion with Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku for Dollhouse. We do some quick news headlines from the con including Doctor Who being recognized by Guinness Book of World Records, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies graphic novel, Avengers film line up, Justice League comic line up, Marvel gets rights to Marvelman, John Cassaday to direct Dollhouse episode, Eisner highlights and more! Jimmy gives his epic recap of the show babbling on and on about interviews and drinking or both. Of course, tons of name dropping. Joe curses Jimmy for all of the editing he will have to do now, but is glad he got some good coverage.…

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Episode 209 - Pre-SDCC!

2009-07-21
Length: 41s

Reviews: Blackest Night #1, Last Resort #1, Zeke Deadwood: Zombie Lawman Vol 1: Legally Dead

Jimmy's off in San Diego and leaves Joe back in Harlem with the kids. Again. Joe calls Jimmy as he's eating In 'N Out burgers to make sure he remembers he has a show to record. Jimmy teases many an interview that he has lined up along with some roving reporters helping out. The boys talk the new Harry Potter flick (spoilers) and the Torchwood 5 day series (no spoilers), as well as some deserved Emmy nods. News includes a new Punisher Max team, PopCult forms, Gareb Shamus heats up the con wars, Warren Ellis at SDCC, a possible new Futurama cast, a Voltron movie and more.…

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Episode 208 - True Blood's Carrie Preston Returns!

2009-07-14
Length: 1s

Reviews: Wednesday Comics #1

Carrie Preston ("Arlene Fowler" on HBO's True Blood) returns to chat up the current season, her new on DVD indie film Lovely By Surprise and other projects. Carrie also read our weekly review and gives a non-comic book reader opinion on it. (p.s. She dug it!) Jimmy attended Molly Crabapple's book release party for her new graphic novel, Scarlett Takes Manhattan, and chats with her for a few minutes at the party. (Apologies for the sound. It was LOUD there.) News includes The Siegel/Superman court battle, San Diego Comic-Con programming (the good and bad), Ryan Reynolds goes green, new Jonah Hex graphic novel, Lobo takes Anthrax, and we play with a Dollhouse. Joe laments over his missing SDCC again, but Jimmy goes on and on about his excitement for it! He'll be out there next week and they'll record the show in their annual bi-coastal Pre-SDCC chat.…

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Episode 207 - Michael Rooker & Fight Girl Battle World

2009-07-07
Length: 1s

Big, long show (sorry!) with interviews galore and new music!

The awesome Michael Rooker joins us to discuss the upcoming NBC mini-series, Meteor. We also delve into Slither, Mallrats and some of his other work. Sure he plays a bad ass a lot but he's hilarious! Jimmy also chats with the cast/writer of Fight Girl Battle World. The Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company are remounting their hit show from last season for only 6 performances. Get your tickets now! Former guests Jon Hoche, Paco Tolson, Melissa Paladino, Bonnie Sherman and Qui Nguyen all join in to discuss the changes to the cast and fights. But where's Andrea Marie Smith?! News includes The Asian American Comic-Con, Dark Horse Presents leaves MySpace, Brian K. Vaughan leaves Lost, Top Cow's new "Pilot Season" and more!…

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Episode 206 - More Heroes Con with Brian Pulido & Ken Marcus

2009-06-30
Length: 1s

Reviews: Actress and the Bishop #1, Gotham Sirens #1, Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1

More Heroes con interviews! Brian Pulido of Lady Death/Evil Ernie fame, joins us for a very interesting discussion on his old Chaos! comics and his upcoming foray into film. We also chat with Ken Marcus of the gut bustingly funny Super Human Resources, and discuss the pee-inducing hilarity of it all. The boys also discuss recent celeb deaths. Jimmy saw Transformers 2 and expected giant robots fighting, explosions and Megan Fox. Tune in to see what he got! Joe finally sees The Spirit and...well, ya gotta listen. News includes Bryan Fuller leaving Heroes again, more SDCC passes, Archie has a new chief, Watchmen director's cut in theaters, Vampirella returns, Shamus buys Toronto Con and more.…

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Episode 205 - Heroes Con Recap with Leanne Hannah, Mike Maihack & Adam Withers/Comfort Love

2009-06-23
Length: 1s

The Heroes Con recap includes interviews with Leanne Hannah, Mike Maihack, and Adam Withers/Comfort Love. Hear about the strip club debauchery, a happy Iron Giant-ed nephew, dubs, hotness, podcast panel and more. News includes a touching story about a dying girl's last wish to see Up, the launch of Rantz Hosely's Longbox project, TCAF and a new JLA creative team.…

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Episode 204 - CNI One Shot!: Fat Chunk Volume 2

2009-06-20
Length: 1s

It's another One-Shot! and this time we're promoting the new anthology from Slave Labor Graphics called Fat Chunk Volume 2: Zombies. Editor Jamie Smart (Ubu Bubu, Bear) joins us to discuss organizing over 60 cartoonists for this 144 page anthology celebrating the living impaired. (Get it? Living impaired? Mwhahaha.) He also talks about his 4 page strip in the book and other works coming from his warped and brilliant mind. We also talk to a few of the other creators involved in the book including Laura Howell (Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert & Sullivan, Robin Hoodie), Alan Kerr (Kreepy Kat), and Patt Kelley (Parasitic Twin). CNI's own Jimmy Aquino wrote 2 separate 3 page stories for the book as well with art chores done by Jenny Romanchuk (The Zombie Hunters) and Shane Heron (Awesome Marcus Ninja).…

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Episode 203 - Heroes Con Bound with Dustin Harbin

2009-06-16
Length: 1s

Reviews: Red Robin #1, The Veil #1, Absolution #0

It's our pre-Heroes Con show! Dustin Harbin, Creative Director of the show, joins us to discuss all of the fun and madness that awaits in Charlotte, NC at Heroes Con. Jimmy gets a short haircut for the first time in over 20 years and Joe tries to talk him off the roof. News includes the return of Captain America (Duh!), DC's Wednesday Comics in USA Today, Superman's new origin, Tim Burton at MOMA, Primeval cancelled, no Heroes at SDCC and more!…

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Episode 202 - MoCCA Recap

2009-06-09