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The podcast for everything comic book, animation, sci-fi and pop culture. Hosted by Jimmy Aquino & a rotating panel of co-hosts, CNI is your weekly dose of industry news, reviews and interviews. Past guests include: Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., Jerry Robinson, Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fr…

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    Episode 1242 - NYCC: Y: The Last Man w/ Eliza Clark (Showrunner)/Ben Schnetzer/Ashley Romans/Olivia Thirlby/Amber Tamblyn/Elliot Fletcher/Juliana Canfield/Diana Bang/Nina Jacobson (EP)!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 45:15


    Comic News Insider: Episode 1242 is now available for free download! Click on the link or follow on Spotify/subscribe on iTunes! Jimmy couldn't make it to the Y: THE LAST MAN press room but luckily good friend/CNI contributor Keka stepped up and attended! Big thanks to her for her great coverage. The roundtables had showrunner Eliza Clark and EP Nina Jacobson along with cast members Ben Schnetzer, Ashley Romans, Olivia Thirlby, Amber Tamblyn, Elliot Fletcher, Juliana Canfield, and Diana Bang. What can we expect as the first season continues? Tune in to find out! Thanks to Producer Joe for all the editing magic in these episodes. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!


    Episode 1241 - NYCC w/ Anthony Del Col/Cara McGee/Zi Xu!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 35:08

    Jimmy got a ton of interviews at New York Comic Con and you'll hear them all this week and next! In this episode, he and Anthony Del Col continued the friendly ribbing of one another & talked comics, Kpop and more. Cara McGee has lots in the works coming and we can't wait. Of course, both she and Jimmy are big foodies/cooks so they chatted about their favorite chefs and foods. Jimmy met Zi Xu at the show and found her and her work delightful and interesting and a fun talk was had. Thanks to Producer Joe for all the editing magic in these episodes. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1240 - NYCC w/ Jamal Igle/Vera Greentea/Comfort and Adam!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 33:21


    Jimmy got a ton of interviews at New York Comic Con and you'll hear them all this week and next! In this episode, he caught up with his prolific pal Jamal Igle who has stayed very busy over the past couple of years working on multiple comics. Jimmy's dear friend Vera Greentea is the Queen of Kickstarter and is on the way to yet another successful campaign with her new book. And finally, Jimmy reminisced with old friends Comfort and Adam about their amazing journey over the years in comics and how they are still grinding and prospering. Thanks to Producer Joe for all the editing magic in these episodes. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!


    Episode 1239 - NYCC w/ Yoshi Yoshitani/Sean Von Gorman!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 35:12

    Jimmy got a ton of interviews at New York Comic Con and you'll hear them all this week and next! In this episode, he sat down with friend Yoshi Yoshitani and talked about her recent DC Comics work, cover work, Tarot card deck, clothing line and more. He also chatted with pal Sean Von Gorman about his upcoming comic and other recent work. Both just delightful conversations!  Thanks to Producer Joe for all the editing magic in these episodes. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1238 - NYCC Recap & Interviews w/ Leeanne Krecic/Ben Templesmith/Tom Akel!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 51:25

    New York Comic Con came and went! Jimmy and Producer Joe attended and boy did we cover a lot. Jimmy got 11 interviews which you'll hear this week and next. And one of our top correspondents, Keka, covered the Y: THE LAST MAN press room for us. Really great being back at a con and quite a few tearful reunions were had. At times, too crowded but overall enjoyable and fun. Besides seeing old friends, Jimmy & Joe met some great new creators and others. Listen to our recap and let us know your thoughts if you attended. In this episode, Jimmy interviewed Leeanne Krecic (LET'S PLAY), the original SQUID GAME Ben Templesmith  & Rocketship Entertainment founder Tom Akel.  Some big NYCC news which includes: Vaughan & Staples bring back SAGA,  Kurt Busiek's ASTRO CITY returns, Kiernan Shipka will appear on RIVERDALE and more! Thanks to Producer Joe for all the editing magic in these episodes. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1237 - NYCC is Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 30:06

    Reviews: Batman vs. Bigby: A Wolf in Gotham #1, Dirtbag Rapture #1, Gun Honey #1, Inferno #1, Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs animated series Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Ricky, Marta and Emily. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! New York Comic Con returns this week! Jimmy and Producer Joe will be trepidatiously attending. Press rooms are limited but we will def get some interviews w/ cartoonists and more! If you're attending, be safe and have fun! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: DC Comics upcoming Human Target series will be Hitchcockian, Kate Beaton has a new graphic memoir coming, NYCC launches a new online marketplace and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1236 - The Death of CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 23:08

    Reviews: Batman: Knightwatch Batman Day Special #1, The Death of Doctor Strange #1, Frontiersman #1, Star Wars: Visions Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Ricky and Marta. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Russell T. Davies is returning to Doctor Who, The Boys gets a spin-off, the Ditkos are rightfully suing for creator compensation and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1235 - Adieu, Lucifer!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 36:25


    Reviews: Maw #1, Primordial #1, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Lucifer season 6, Y: The Last Man, Nightbooks Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Jon and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Mike Mignola is doing a full-length comic, Shudder is airing an Elvira special, a Batgirls series is coming from DC Comics and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!


    Episode 1234 - NIGHTBOOKS with DAVID YAROVESKY (Director)!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 31:24

    Producer Joe takes control and interviews his friend David Yarovesky, director of the new Netflix film NIGHTBOOKS! Jimmy has no idea what they talked about yet so he'll be listening along with you. Looking forward to hearing about the casting, the special effects, the similarities to the original source material, on set antics, the music and more! And go check out this super cute and fun film. And beware falling into a witch's trap! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1233 - A CNI Quickie!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 21:47

    Reviews: Deadbox #1, Last Flight Out #1, Mazebook #1, Star Trek: The Mirror War #0 Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Gunslinger Spawn is coming, Bryan Hitch announces a "mature" Superman title he'll be working on, Baby Yoda is going to be a Thanksgiving balloon and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1232 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 89:52

    Jimmy decides to do a last minute chat about the new Marvel film SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS! He gets friends Therese Lacson (Nerdophiles), Jeremy Holt (Made In Korea) and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) to join in. They talk about the importance of representation, what it meant to see an Asian lead in a Marvel film, the incredible cast, fight choreography, production values, likes/dislikes and more. A super fun discussion about an awesome film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1231 - CNI and the Legend of the Ten Podcasts!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 36:42

    Reviews: Dark Ages #1, Brave Animated Series, Hotel Del Luna series, Q Force animated series, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Therese and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: 8 new titles are announced for Marvel's 82nd birthday, legendary Filipino cartoonist Alex Nino comes out of retirement, comiXology integrates more ointo Amazon and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1230 - Super CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 27:08


    Reviews: Echolands #1, Marvel Voices: Identity #1, Superman 78 #1, Superman vs. Lobo #1, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf animated film, Cruella Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: John Leguizamo's PhenomX comic is coming, Marvel encourages vaccination awareness with comic, DC Comics sees delays and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!


    Episode 1229 - Sentient CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 24:14


    Reviews: Batman and Robin...and Howard/Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld Special Edition Flipbook (FCBD) #1, Eat the Rich #1, Michael Moorcock's Elric: The Dreaming City #1, Killer Queens #1, Suicide Squad: King Shark Special Edition (FCBD) #1 Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Marta and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: DC Comics teams up with Webtoon, yet another new He-Man series is coming to Netflix, Disney will introduce sentient robots to their parks and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!


    Episode 1228 - Rockin' Robins!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 31:53

    Reviews: Batman '89 #1, Batman Special Edition (FCBD) #1, Hardware Season One #1, What If...? animated series, Earwig and the Witch Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Marta and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: lots of Robin news including 2 new series starring the Boy Wonder, The Smurfs are coming to Nickelodeon, Robot Chicken returns and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1227 - The CNI Squad!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 28:54

    Reviews: Lost Falls #1, The Me You Love in the Dark#1, Maria Llovet's Porcelain #1, Snelson #1, The Suicide Squad Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Jon, Marta and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: a haunted LEGO Star Wars special is coming on Halloween, interact with Batman on a new DC Comics AR app, Marvel Comics celebrates the Fantastic Four's 60th anniversary with a big special and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1226 - CNI Unplugged: GRACE HELBIG!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 53:49

    Jimmy welcomes back old pal Grace Helbig! She's currently starring as the voice of "Cindy Bear" in HBO Max's JELLYSTONE! A funny, nostalgic, and silly new take on Yogi Bear and his pals. The friends have a great catch up on what they've been doing over the past year or so. Grace talks about how she got involved in JELLYSTONE! and the challenges of doing voice over during the pandemic. They also talk about Grace's 2 podcasts (NOT TOO DEEP and THIS MIGHT GET WEIRD), her upcoming tour with her friend Mamrie Hart, favorite guests she's interviewed, the evolution of YouTube "influencers", G4TV, drinks at Rudy's and more! Such a delightful and funny conversation. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1225 - Gordon's Live?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 21:13

    Reviews: Groo Meets Tarzan #1, Icon and Rocket: Season 1 #1 by, Mirka Andolfo's Sweet Paprika #1, Superman: Son of Kal-El #1, Snake Eyes Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Taika Waititi's Flash Gordon film goes from animated to live-action, Marvel's Power Pack is returning, Sweet Tooth gets a second season and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1224 - Comic Beat Insider 66: Chatting w/ a K-Pop Fan!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 78:07

    In our 66th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi welcome long time K-Pop fan Makenna to chat about how she got into it, her favorite groups, the future of the genre and more.  A great way to close out K-Pop month on CBI! Tune in to find out. Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1223 - Masters of the Podcast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 24:42


    Reviews: Bermuda #1, M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1, Superman and the Authority #1, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Cosmic Sin Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Marta, Jon and Emily. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming back to comics, Michael B. Jordan is working on a Superman project, Scott Snyder signs a big Comixology deal and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!


    Episode 1222 - Comic Beat Insider 65: The Good, The Bad and The K-Pop!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 97:54

    In our 65th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi welcome back Paul Bacera from the popular YouTube channel The Asian Theory along with old pal Ricardo Serrano Denis (The Beat Staff Writer).  It's K-Pop month on CBI and Jimmy leads us down the path. In this episode, we'll talk about the ins and outs of becoming a K-Pop idol and what comes after. Auditions, trainee life, living in dorms, fame, success, schedules, fandom, image, contracts, mental health, dating, scandals, and more. It's a hard knock life but is it worth it? Tune in to find out. Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1221 - CNI Jam!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 34:23

    Reviews: Man-Eaters: The Cursed #1, Ninjak Vol 4 #1, Savage Hearts #1, Loki season finale, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, Space Jam: A New Legacy Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Marta, Jon and Steph. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Frog Thor returns, more Game of Thrones spin-offs are coming, The Darkness is coming back to comics and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1220 - Comic Beat Insider 64: Blackpink In Your Area!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 54:11

    In our 64th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Heidi is away on a well deserved vacation so Jimmy hosts solo and welcomes back Paul Bacera from the popular YouTube channel The Asian Theory.  It's K-Pop month on CBI and Jimmy leads us down the path. In this episode, we'll talk about Jimmy's gateway into K-Pop and favorite band, Blackpink! They talk about their formation, quick rise to success, global status, discography, personalities, girl crush concept, their future, what's next for them and more! Come listen and learn why Blackpink is the revolution. Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1219 - Black Widow Arrives!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 29:48

    Reviews: Mamo #1, Masters of the Universe: Revelation #1, Skybound X #1, X-Men Vol 6 #1, Monsters at Work animated series, Black Widow film Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Marta and Emily. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Batman: The Long Halloween returns, The Witcher prequels get updates, Black Widow may be Scarlett Johansson's last turn in the role and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1218 - Comic Beat Insider 63: K-Pop 101!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 98:32

    In our 63rd episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) welcome Paul Bacera from the popular YouTube channel The Asian Theory.  It's K-Pop month on CBI and Jimmy leads us down the path. In this episode, we'll go over the history and origins of K-Pop from where it started to where it is now and how it's taking over the world. Open your mind and expand your horizons and you might find you'll enjoy it! From Seo Taiji and Boys and Fin.K.L. to BTS and BlackPink, we talk about a variety of great bands over the years. A great laid back and fun discussion on the phenomenon taking over the world. Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1217 - Werewolves Within CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 27:01


    Reviews: The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield #1, Parasomnia #1, The United States of Captain America #1, America: The Motion Picture, The Tomorrow War Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Jon, and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Romero's zombie classic will get animated, Grant Morrison is leaving DC Comics for awhile, a new ALIEN TV show is coming and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!


    Episode 1216 - Comic Beat Insider 62: All the Spideys!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 68:18

    In our 62nd episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) welcome back Avery Kaplan (The Beat Features Editor) to finish up Spider-Man month. We chatted about the Spidey films post-Raimi. The forgettable Garfield ones, the joyous Holland ones and the incredible Into the Spider-Verse.  Are the Garfield ones at all memorable? What is do delightful about Holland's performances? Is the animated film one of the greatest superhero films ever? Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1215 - The Long CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 33:58

    Reviews: Batman: Reptilian #1, Heroes Return #1, Marvel Voices: Pride One-Shot, Batman: The Long Halloween Pt 1 animated film Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Jon, Marta, Ricky and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Tillie Walden will tackle a new The Walking Dead comic, Rob Liefeld returns to X-Force, Dougray Scott wont return to Batwoman for season 3 and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1214 - CNI Unplugged: RACHAEL SMITH!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 50:14

    In another unplugged episode, Jimmy welcomes back good friend Rachael Smith to the podcast. They discuss her new comic collection QUARANTINE COMIX: A MEMOIR OF LIFE IN LOCKDOWN from Icon Books. At the beginning of lockdown in the UK, Rachael began doing diary comics to stave off both boredom and depression. It's touching, heartwarming, funny and full of all of the emotions. Available now at your local book store and comic book shop so go get it! A fun and laid back chat and great catch up between friends. Thanks to Rachael for taking the time! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1213 - Comic Beat Insider 61: Spider-Man 3 (2007)!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 69:32

    In our 61st episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) welcome Avery Kaplan (The Beat Features Editor) to join us in discussing the 2007 Sam Raimi directed film Spider-Man 3. We'll be covering all 3 of Raimi's Spider-Man films this month and then the ones that came after them. Did we make it through the re-watch? What was with the dancing? Were the multiple plots necessary? Did we care about any of the so called redemptions? Were there too many villains? Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1212 - CNI Unplugged: Kristina Rogers (New York Comic Con Showrunner)!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 60:32

    Jimmy and Producer Joe have an informative and fun chat with New York Comic Con (NYCC) showrunner Kristina Rogers. Because of the pandemic, what will be some of the major changes? Will everyone have to be vaccinated? How will ticketing work? Will cosplayers be allowed to wear helmets or superhero masks? How will they do crowd/line control? All the questions were asked! For all of you NYCC attendees, this is a must-listen episode! Thanks to Kristina for taking the time! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1211 - Planet-Size CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 26:28

    Reviews: Planet-Size X-Men #1, Static Season One #1, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1, Black Summer s2, Luca Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: a new Ms. Marvel series is coming, Hotel Transylvania 4 changes release date, Batman can't play with the kitty and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1210 - Comic Beat Insider 60: Spider-Man 2 (2004)!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 63:21

    In our 60th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) welcome Avery Kaplan (The Beat Features Editor) to join us in discussing the 2004 Sam Raimi directed film Spider-Man 2. We'll be covering all 3 of Raimi's Spider-Man films this month and then the ones that came after them. Is Alfred Molina the best superhero movie villain ever? Will Peter and Mary Jane ever be together? Does Peter EVER tell anyone the real reason why he comes across as a bad friend? Is Harry Osborn still a jerk? How "Evil Dead" does Raimi get?  Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1209 - Bossing CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 33:59


    Reviews: DC Pride #1, Fear the Walking Dead  s6 finale, Loki series premiere, Trese animated series, Wish Dragon Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Jon, Ricky, Marta and father/son duo of Edward & Evan. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Rob Zombie will direct a THE MUNSTERS film, DC Comics is bringing back FABLES, Mindy Kaling's VELMA series will re-imagine the character as East Asian and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!


    Episode 1208 - Comic Beat Insider 59: Spider-Man (2002)!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 84:11

    In our 59th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) welcome Avery Kaplan (The Beat Features Editor) to join us in discussing the 2002 Sam Raimi directed film Spider-Man. We'll be covering all 3 of Raimi's Spider-Man films this month and then the ones that came after them. Does it hold up? Was the casting on point? Why was Una Damon not credited for her role? Would YOU walk away if the woman of your dreams finally confessed her love? Do we care that it's never explained where he got his pretty intricate Spider-Man outfit from? Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1207 - Crush & CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 29:47

    Reviews: Basilisk #1, Crush & Lobo #1, North Force #1, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1, Lucifer season 5.2, Sweet Tooth season 1 Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Marta and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: a new Filipina Captain America is on the way, Dark Horse Comics launches Dark Horse Games, Jupiter's Legacy gets cancelled and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1206 - SelfMadeHero Special Part 2: I Feel Love w/ Benjamin Marra/Kelsey Wroten!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 61:20

    UK publisher SelfMadeHero always puts out great work and they have an engaging new anthology called I FEEL LOVE that is currently out. It's a weird, funky and freaky look at love. 6 great stories by 6 great cartoonists! Jimmy chats solo with contributor Kelsey Wroten about her story in the anthology, the concept behind it, her art style, what she's reading and more! Jimmy recruits the Features Editor of The Beat, Avery Kaplan, to join in the conversation with contributor Benjamin Marra. Benjamin discusses inspirations for his story, how he adapts his art for each tale, his YouTube channel, terrible movies and more! A fun, entertaining and great chat with everyone. Thanks to Benjamin and Kelsey for taking the time! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1205 - SelfMadeHero Special Part 1: I Feel Love w/ Emma Hayley/Krent Able/Julian Hanshaw!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 42:37

    UK publisher SelfMadeHero always puts out great work and they have an engaging new anthology called I FEEL LOVE that is currently out. It's a weird, funky and freaky look at love. 6 great stories by 6 great cartoonists! Jimmy chats solo with SMH founder/managing director Emma Hayley about the book as well as what else is coming from the publisher this year. Looks like a lot of amazing graphic novels are on the way! Jimmy then recruits the Features Editor for The Beat, Avery Kaplan, to join him in talking with I FEEL LOVE editors/contributors Krent Able and Julian Hanshaw. They discuss their stories in the book, what it was like gathering the talent, the editing process and more. A fun, entertaining and great chat with everyone. Thanks to Emma, Krent and Julian for taking the time! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1204 - I Feel CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 25:44

    Reviews: Blue Flame #1, Heroes Reborn: Magneto and the Mutant Force One-Shot, Made In Korea #1, Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0, Black Lightning series finale Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Ashley, and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: new animated Batman and Superman series are coming, Evil Dead Rise is an upcoming sequel in the ED universe, British Japanese singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama joins John Wick 4 and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1203 - Comic Beat Insider 58: Celebrating APAHM: The Journey of Asian American Actors with Olivia Oguma & Reggie De Leon!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 83:35

    In our 58th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) welcome actors Olivia Oguma and Reggie De Leon. May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and we continue celebrating Asian Americans. They chat about their careers as Asian American actors, the struggles, the triumphs, the auditions, the madness, representation, casting, and more! Really great to hear about their journeys as Asian American actors. Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1202 - Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: JEREMY HOLT!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 79:10

    It's Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and our Filipino-American host Jimmy wants to showcase fellow AAPI. Joining him is a writer of such comic works as AFTER HOUDINI, BEFORE HOUDINI, SKIP TO THE END and VIRTUALLY YOURS. Currently they have a new comic mini-series out this week from Image Comics called MADE IN KOREA. In a lengthy & delightful talk, they cover comics, culture, race, identity, gender, dating apps, inspirations, food, Asian representation, being a triplet, living around the world and more. A fun, entertaining and great chat. Thanks to Jeremy for taking the time! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1201 - CNI of the Dead!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 39:14


    Reviews: Rangers of the Divide #1, Shang-Chi Vol 2 #1, Adventure Time: Distant Lands: Together Again, The Bite, Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., Army of the Dead Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Ashley, Ricky and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: TRESE, a Filipino comic book is being turned into a Netflix anime series, ATTACK THE BLOCK 2 is coming w/ John Boyega, Jeff Smith is returning to BONE and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!


    Episode 1200 - The Jimmy & Joe Show!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 95:26

    It's the big 1200th episode and Jimmy and Joe are live from a bar...oh wait, no. Pandemic stuff. Right. Jimmy and Joe Zoom it up for a nice leisurely chat about what they are reading and watching lately over the past year. Joe also invites a local comic shop owner, Cristopher Livecchi, on to talk about what's it like owning a comic book store during lockdown. If you're ever in Kingston, NY, stop by WORLD'S END COMICS and tell them CNI sent you! You can also order from them online. J & J also introduce a new segment which may become an annual thing where they teach each other something. What do they learn? TUNE IN TO FIND OUT! Always great having the two of them back together. Enjoy! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1199 - Comic Beat Insider 57: Celebrating APAHM w/ Shing Yin Khor & Trung Le Nguyen!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 72:58

    In our 57th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) welcome Shing Yin Khor (The Legend of Auntie Po) and Trung Le Nguyen (The Magic Fish). May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and we continue celebrating Asian Americans. They chat about their incredible works, adapting American myths, road trips, food, theater, and more!  Join us each week to watch live on YouTube and/or await to listen to the podcast after. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1198 - Jupiter's Legacy!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 40:57

    Jimmy is joined by pal Ricardo Serrano Denis to discuss season 1 of JUPITER'S LEGACY on Netflix. We chat our likes/dislikes and give our overall thoughts on it. How true to the comic does the series remain? Who are some of the standout characters? Does the story hold together going from past to present? Are any of the families not dysfunctional? Did anyone see the big twist coming?  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1197 - Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: GREG PAK!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 61:36

    It's Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and our Filipino host Jimmy wants to showcase fellow AAPI. Joining him is award winning Korean American writer and filmmaker Greg Pak. Greg has worked on such comics as Hulk, Star Wars, Action Comics, X-Men, Mech Cadet Yu, Ronin Island, John Wick, Stranger Things and many more. They chat about his current work including a new Boom! Studios edition The Princess Who Saved Herself, Darth Vader, his story in DC's AAPHM anthology and Firefly. They also discuss the importance of Asian representation in comics/TV/film, why he got into writing, food, conventions, creating characters and so much more. A fun, entertaining and great catch up. Thanks to Greg for taking the time! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1196 - Asian Superheroes, DC Comics Style!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 34:16

    Reviews: DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration One-Shot  Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Ashley, and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Only one review this week as we continue to celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. We review the new DC comic celebrating their Asian heroes with stories by amazing Asian creators. Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Marvel Comics will celebrate Asian heroes and creators in their upcoming Marvel's Voices: Identity, a new SpongeBob podcast is coming, Bring It On gets scary and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1195 - Comic Beat Insider 56: Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Part 2!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 82:35

    In our 56th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) welcome Qui Nguyen (Raya and the Last Dragon co-writer) and Therese Lacson (Nerdophiles co-founder) this week's panel. May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. They celebrate film/TV by, starring and/or about Asian Americans in a great discussion. So many great films & TV shows by great Asian/Pacific Americans. They chat Minari, Raya and the Last Dragon, Crazy Rich Asians, Kung Fu, Fresh Off the Boat, The Farewell, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Nora From Queens and more! I know there are so many more that we didn't mention and it certainly wasn't because we don't love them! Please let us know some of your favorites. Join us each week to listen in live. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1194 - CNI Unplugged: ERICA SCHULTZ!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 56:36

    In another unplugged episode, Jimmy welcomes back the podcast wife Erica Schultz to talk about her latest Kickstarter for her new comic THE DEADLIEST BOUQUET. They talk about how the comic came about, the characters, why Kickstarter, other work, teaching at The Kubert School, comics, TV, film, conventions and more! A fun and laid back chat. Thanks to Erica for taking the time! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1193 - Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: EUNSOO JEONG!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 78:30

    It's Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and our Filipino host Jimmy wants to showcase fellow AAPI. Joining him is a Mocca Arts Festival Award of Excellence Gold Medalist best known for her groundbreaking zine KOREANGRY. In her animation background as a color designer, she has worked for Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Titmouse on such shows as CLEOPATRA IN SPACE, SANJAY & CRAIG, PINKY MALINKY and more. They chat about how she started in the arts, moving from South Korea to the U.S., why she started the zine, movies, TV, food, comics and more. A fun, entertaining and great catch up. Thanks to Eunsoo for taking the time! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1192 - The CNI Batch!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 29:42

    Reviews: Eve #1, The Good Asian #1, Heroes Reborn #1, Jenny Zero #1, Jupiter's Legacy series premiere, Star Wars: The Bad Batch series premiere Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Ashley, Marta, Ricky and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: celebs invade the Hellfire Gala, The Muppets get a Halloween special, an epic crossover is happening in Star Wars comics and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

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