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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 1288 - Celebrating AAPI Creators!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 27:47

    Reviews: Duo #1, I Hate This Place #1, Marvel's Voices Identity, Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa, 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: THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN reboot is coming, Marvel has a new mobile card game, Eisner award nominees and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1287 - Another CNI Bite!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 21:57

    Reviews: Archie Meets Riverdale #1, Blood Syndicate: Season One #1, Eight Billion Genies #1, Jurassic League #1, Moon Knight: Black White and Blood #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa, Steph, 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: Marvel celebrates a Spider-Man anniversary, Westworld returns, Kelly Sue DeConnick to create Las Vegas show and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1286 - CNI in the Podcast of Madness!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 38:33

    Reviews: Archer & Armstrong Forever #1, Metal Society #1, Quests Aside #1, Twig #1, Moon Knight season 1 finale, Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa, Therese, Steph, 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: Archie comics introduces new characters, Azrael returns in DC Comics, a new Time Lord is cast in Doctor Who and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1285 - Vanessa Yao (Kung Fu)!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 25:17

    In collaboration with Heidi Macdonald's The Beat comics blog, Jimmy zooms it up with actress Vanessa Yao of the hit CW series KUNG FU. She joins season 2 as "Mia", the mysterious cousin of the lead Nicky. They talk about the audition process, what it was like going from Canada to study film in China and then back west to be in KUNG FU, fight skills, fitting in with the cast, what's in store for Mia and more! A delightful, informative and fun chat. Thanks to Heidi for setting this up. If you want to SEE us chatting, please go to the Comics Beat YouTube channel. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1284 - CNI: Face the Podcast!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 23:16

    Reviews: Blood Stained Teeth #1, British Paranormal Society: Time Out of Mind #1, Justice League #75, Naughty List #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Melissa 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: Frank Miller is starting his own publishing company, Batwoman gets cancelled, Melissa McBride exits The Walking Dead spin-off and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1283 - CNI: The Unbeatable Podcast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 22:12

    Reviews: Captain America #0 One-Shot, The Secret History of the War on Weed #1, The Vampire Slayer #1, Marvel's Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Marta, Ashley, Melissa 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 celebrates George Perez, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer comes to comics, Predator returns to Marvel Comics and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1282 - Fun with CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 28:31

    Reviews: Break Out #1, Fun With Little Archie and Friends #1, Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #1, A Town Called Terror #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Marta, 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: NYCC tickets go on sale in May, Charlamagne the God creates comics, IDW Publishing announces a new creator driven initiative and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1281 - Clark Collis (You've Got Red On You: How Shaun of the Dead Was Brought to Life)!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 47:57

    Reviews: Alice Ever After #1, Spider-Punk #1, West of Sundown #1, Apollo 10 1/2, Everything Everywhere All At Once Jimmy sits down with Clark Collis, author of the hit book YOU'VE GOT RED ON YOU: HOW SHAUN OF THE DEAD WAS BROUGHT TO LIFE. They talk about how the book came together, film trivia, behind the scenes, the interviews, and more. They also talk about Clark's job as a senior writer with Entertainment Weekly including fave interviews and celeb encounters. As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Therese, Marta, Ashley, Emily and Melissa! 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: Marvel Comics celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with another special, Webtoon/DC Comics have more titles on the way, LOCKE & KEY approaches its final season and more! Thanks to Producer Joe for all he does! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1280 - Even More MoCCA w/ Haleigh Mun/Evan McGorray/Jonathan Baylis!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 31:42

    Jimmy attended MoCCA Fest over the weekend and got a bunch of interviews. You'll hear the last 3 in this episode.  Jimmy's has an engaging talk with Haleigh Mun (DRAW LIKE A CHILD). They talk  of her time here in NYC from Korea, how her work helps people, and more. Jimmy has a lovely chat with translator Evan McGorray (CALL ME NATHAN) about how they got into translating, what works attract him, etc. And finally, he gabs with old pal Jonathan Baylis about his long running comic zine SO BUTTONS. And a bonus accidental interruption from legend Bill Plimpton during the chat! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1279 - More MoCCA w/ Yao Xiao/Chien Fan Liu/Elainee Ruei Yi Fang!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 3:56

    Jimmy attended MoCCA Fest over the weekend and got a bunch of interviews. You'll hear 2 in this episode and the last 3 in another MoCCA interview special later this week. Jimmy's talks to his friend Yao Xiao (EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL, AND I'M NOT AFRAID) about her collected work and various short comics she did over the past few years. A great catch-up! He also had the pleasure of talking to Taiwanese creators Chien Fan Liu and Elainee Ruei Yi Fang! They are the founders of GO.ING COMIX, an anthology series featuring Taiwanese creators. A delightful chat! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1278 - MoCCA Recap & Interviews w/ Eunsoo Jeong/Liz & Jimmy Reed!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 58:43

    Jimmy and Producer Joe attended MoCCA Fest over the weekend and give their overall recap on the show. Jimmy also got a bunch of interviews and you'll hear 2 in this episode and the rest in 2 more MoCCA interview specials later this week. Jimmy's pal Eunsoo Jeong (KOREANGRY) chats about what she's been up to the past couple of years, her awesome zine and more. And remedying a 4 year interview promise, Jimmy talks to the CUDDLES AND RAGE team of Liz & Jimmy Reed. Super fun chat about what inspires them, the work process and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1277 - Mooning Over CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 28:42

    Reviews: Astro City: That Was Then Special #1, Immortal X-Men #1, Moon Knight series premiere, Moonshot As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Therese, Marta, Ashley and Melissa! 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! Jimmy attended MoCCA Fest over the weekend and got a bunch of interviews. Those will be up later this week along with a great recap with Producer Joe. Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Marvel Comics relaunches SHANG-CHI, the DC Round Robin tournament is back, a new THE CROW film is on the way and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1276 - Here Comes MoCCA!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 24:39

    Reviews: Ghost Cage #1, Stranger Things: Kamchatka #1, We Have Demons #1, Wolverine: Patch #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ricky, Marta, Ashley and Melissa! 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: IDW will publish collected BLOOM COUNTY editions, ComiXology continues improvements, Christina Ricci joins live-action WEDNESDAY Netflix series and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1275 - CNI: World's Finest!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 24:48

    Reviews: Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1, Slumber #1, DMZ limited series, Human Resources As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ricky, Marta, Emily and Melissa! 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: Jane Foster returns as THOR, Paul Dano will write a RIDDLER comic, Alan Moore teaches about writing and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1274 - Turning CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 33:31

    Reviews: Captain Carter #1, Little Monsters #1, Women of Marvel #1, The Adam Project, Turning Red As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Ricky, Marta, Therese and Melissa! 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: Warner Bros. pushes back superhero movie dates, a new Muppets show is coming, Miracleman returns at Marvel and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1273 - CNI IS VENGEANCE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 37:59

    Reviews: The Boys Presents: Diabolical, The Guardians of Justice, The Batman As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Ricky, Jon, Therese and Melissa! 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: Dark Horse partners with Kevin Smith for original comics, yet another THE WALKING DEAD spin-off is happening, Disney+ gets the entire Netflix Marvelverse and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1272 - TWICE the Podcast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 28:49

    Reviews: Ghost Rider Vol 9 #1, The Killer: Affairs of the State #1, Rockstar and Softboy #1, Step by Bloody Step #1, The Legend of Vox Machina animated series As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Ricky, Marta and Melissa! 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: Chip Zdarsky is the new Batman writer, ComiXology addresses update problems, a Miyazaki manga gets translated and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1271 - A Virtual Discussion with Rachael Smith!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 61:26

    Jimmy had the honor of hosting a virtual discussion with his good friend Rachael Smith about her new work from Icon Books called WIRED UP WRONG. Loyal CNI listeners may be confused about why it's new? The original was self-published in 2017 and Icon Books picked it up to publish anew with new pages and more this year! Jimmy and Rachael chat about the very honest and open graphic novel, what's new, life in lockdown, the appeal of auto-bio comics, advice on convention Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1270 - Do Ya Wanna Taste It?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 30:00

    Reviews: GI Joe: A Real American Hero - Saturday Morning Adventures #1, Iron Fist vol 6 #1, Marvels Voices Legacy #1, The Cuphead Show! animated series, Peacemaker s1 finale As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Ashley, Ricky, Marta, Dave, Emily and Jon! 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: JLA/AVENGERS is getting a reprint in honor of George Perez, a 4th STAR TREK film is coming, BLOOM COUNTY gets animated and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1269 - Now At Our Podcast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 34:12

    Reviews: All Of Us Are Dead (Now At Our School), Archie: Love & Heartbreak Special One-Shot, House of Slay, Secret X-Men #1, The Book of Boba Fett season finale As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Marta and Jon! 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: FUTURAMA is returning again, Jim Lee's X-MEN trading cards are getting an annotated collection, Milestone's BLOOD SYNDICATE is returns in May and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1268 - CNI Inferno!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 25:08

    Reviews: Monkey Prince #1, New Masters #1, X-Cellent #1, Raised by Wolves s2 premiere, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls finale As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, and Jon! 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: an 8 yr old leaves his 81 page original graphic novel in a local library and it's in high demand, DC heroes go Jurassic, the AMERICAN BORN CHINESE TV series gets cast and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1267 - All of Us Are CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 39:37

    Reviews: Cowboy Bebop #1, Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace #1 (One-Shot), All Of Us Are Dead, Astrid and Lilly Save the World series premiere, Resident Alien s2 premiere As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Emily and Jon! 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 hateful Tennessee school board bans Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel MAUS, THE FLASH gets renewed for a 9th season, Batman fashion is coming to Saks Fifth Avenue and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1266 - Cursed Pirate Podcast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 27:36

    Reviews: Angel Vol 5 #1, Batman: The Knight #1, Cursed Pirate Girl: Devil's Cave #1, She-Hulk Vol 4 #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, 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: DC Comics is killing off the Justice League, learn Wolverine's life story in chronological order, The Rocketeer comics return to IDW Publishing and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1265 - tick, tick..CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 32:58

    Reviews: Joe Hill's Rain #1, Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1, Marvel's Voices: Heritage One-Shot, Naomi, Peacemaker, Station Eleven season finale, Hotel Transylvania: Transformia As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Emily, Jon 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: BLACKSAD returns to Dark Horse, David Ramsey will bring Diggle back to JUSTICE U,  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN returns and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1264 - Step Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 24:44

    Reviews: Apache Delivery Service #1, Elektra: Black White and Blood #1, Monkey Meat #1, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls, Firebite As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Jon 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! Emily is back with the news which includes: Tom King returns to BATMAN, Marvel's new X-teams are forming, Jeff Lemire signs an exclusive deal with Image Comics and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1263 - BEST of 2021!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 102:40

    Jimmy is joined by Producer Joe, Heidi MacDonald (The Beat chief) and Ricky Serrano Denis (The Beat) as they discuss their favorite comics, TV and film of 2021. We didn't read or see everything, so your favorite might be missing. Let us know! What did we pick? You may be surprised by some of the choices. But we loved them and hope you check them out. Always a lengthy, informative and fun chat. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1262 - Happy New CNI Year!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 32:45

    Reviews: The Book of Boba Fett series premiere, Cobra Kai s4, The Wheel of Time s1 finale, The Witcher s2 The new year is here and we hope it's truly prosperous! As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, and Therese! 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! Emily again skips the news this week and talks about some of the things she's looking forward to checking out this new year. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1261 - CNI Resurrections!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 42:41

    Reviews: Avengers Forever Vol 2 #1, Batman: One Dark Knight #1, Hawkeye finale, The Silent Sea, Don't Look Up, Encanto, The Matrix Resurrections The new year is on the way so we bring you a review filled show for your hearing enjoyment. As usual, he 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! Emily skips the news this week and recommends a couple of things to check out that she's been enjoying. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1260 - Merry Christmas From Jimmy and Joe!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 46:45

    Jimmy traveled up north to visit his jolly old pal. No, not Santa. PRODUCER JOE! They had a quick little Christmas hang watching a movie, podcasting and eating some hibachi. They decided to have a nice little nerdy chat about things they enjoyed watching this year. A great fun catch up! You probably saw a bunch of the things we talked about so let us know your thoughts. Hope you enjoy this last minute Xmas podcast gift we're giving! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1259 - New Christmas Viewing Jolliness!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 13:15

    Jimmy has a quick little episode to give you some new (and some old) Christmas specials to check out while home for the holidays. Most are brand new this year but a few are just a few years older that Jimmy missed. But all Christmassy and full of yuletideness! What are some of the ones you checked out this year that you loved? Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1258 - CNI Wishes Upon A Christmas!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 35:05

    Reviews: Mighty Marvel Holiday Special - Happy Holidays, Mr. Howlett!, Tis the Season To Be Freezin' #1 One Shot, Station Eleven, Mother/Android, Spider-Man: No Way Home Christmas week is here and Jimmy is ready for it! Are you? As usual, he recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Marta, Ricky, and Producer Joe along with Foley! 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! Emily is joined for the news by a special someone who has reports from the North Pole and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1257 - Last Minute Gift Guide 2021!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 12:12

    Comic News Insider: Episode 1257 is now available for free download! Click on the link or follow on Spotify/subscribe on iTunes! Jimmy has a quick little episode to give you some last minute Christmas gift ideas. A lot of them are budget friendly and stocking stuffers so give a listen! Also let us know if you have any good ideas for gifts. Jimmy still hasn't checked everyone off of his list. Get shopping and good luck! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1256 - CNI's Holiday Magic!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 26:26

    Reviews: Archie's Holiday Magic Special #1, Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #1, Devil's Reign #1, One-Star Squadron #1, Santa, Inc. animated series Jimmy has recovered from the small birthday festivities but is still celebrating! And bring on Christmas! As usual, he recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Marta and Jon. 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: Charlie Cox will continue to be Daredevil, CARMEN the opera is getting the graphic novel treatment, RESIDENT ALIEN season 2 is coming soon and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1255 - Happy Birthweek!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 23:45

    Reviews: King of Spies #1, Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1, X-Force Killshot Anniversary Special #1, Hit-Monkey animated series It's Jimmy's birthday week and he's ready to celebrate safely w/ some pals. He recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky and Jon. 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: an in-continuity Enola Holmes comic is coming, DC's Metal Men is getting the animated film treatment, Kim Dickens returns to Fear the Walking Dead  and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1254 - CNI Guy!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 28:13

    Reviews: Black Panther Vol 8 #1, Hulk Vol 5 #1, Joy Operations #1, Hawkeye, Super Crooks Jimmy is feeling great and almost back at full strength! Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Marta and Jon. 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: Miyazaki returns for another film, 50 year old Buffy still slays, maybe another Train to Busan sequel and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1253 - CNI Bebop!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 30:53

    Reviews: Getting Dizzy #1, Radio Apocalypse #1, Robins #1, Cowboy Bebop, The Wheel of Time Jimmy is bouncing back from Covid and still podcasting! Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Marta and Therese. 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: Amazon integrating ComiXology is delayed, the GI Joe cartoon returns in comics, a Minnesota theater presents a Klingon It's A Wonderful Life and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1252 - We Got It

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 25:46

    Reviews: Phenom X #1, Robin and Batman #1, Venom Vol 5 #1, What's the Furthest Place From Here #1, Supergirl series finale It happened. Our host Jimmy got Covid. Thankfully, he was fully vaccinated and the symptoms aren't as severe. So he's still here to do the podcast for you! Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, 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: The Archies go Bollywood, X-Men: The Animated Series returns, Mary Marvel is the new Shazam and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1251 - CNI Unplugged: Paula Rhodes!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 30:45

    Jimmy welcomes actress, producer, director, and voice over artist Paula Rhodes! They discuss her voicing the villain in the recent RESIDENT EVIL games and how she finds that voice. They also talk about what the audition world has been like since the lockdown/pandemic. And, of course, they chatted about her feature directorial debut with her film DELICATE STATE. A compelling and prescient film about survival and hope. A delight to catch up with Paula! Such a delightful and funny conversation. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1250 - Comic Beat Insider 67: Eternals - My Friends From College Are Here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 74:19

    Comic Beat Insider (CBI) returns! After a 3 month hiatus, we are back. In our 67th episode, Jimmy and Heidi welcome back Therese Lacson (Nerdophiles) to talk about the new Marvel film ETERNALS. Did we like it? Who were our favorites? How does it differ from previous Marvel films? Does director Chloe Zhao pull it all together? What's up with those end credits scenes? 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 1249 - Eternally CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 36:19

    Reviews: Chilling Adventures in Sorcery #1, Dark Knights of Steel #1, Human Target #1, Newburn #1, Self #1, A Thing Called Truth #1, Eternals Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Jon, Emily and Therese. 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... well you're going to have to listen in to find out! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1248 - Kickstarting w/ Greg Pak!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 52:19

    Writer Greg Pak (PLANET HULK/DARTH VADER/RONIN ISLAND/MECH CADET YU) returns to talk about his new Kickstarter project! COOKING WILL BREAK YOUR HEART is "a digital cookbook full of incredibly practical recipes and deeply personal stories, poems, and comics". Jimmy and Greg talk food, comics, family, and more. They share food favorites, recipes, inspirations, etc. Always a fun and interesting chat with Greg! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1247 - Comic Workers Unite!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 25:40

    Reviews: Batman: The Long Halloween Special #1, DC vs Vampires #1, Harbinger Vol 3. #1, The Rush #1, Task Force Z #1 Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, 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: Image Comics workers form a union, Rob Liefeld returns to X-Force, a new Iron Fist is coming and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1246 - Spoooooooky Podcasting!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 40:22

    Reviews: Chapelwaite, Day of the Dead s1 premiere, Midnight Mass, Sweet Home, Eerie, Halloween Kills, Hocus Pocus, LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales, The Medium, Muppets Haunted Mansion, Night Teeth, Poltergeist (1982)  It's our Halloween special where we share some spooky TV and movie reviews for you! Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again and a brand new one too. Thanks to Melissa, Ricky, Marta, Jon, Therese and my cousin Laura. Big ups to Melissa, Rick and Jon for doing multiple reviews. 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! We review new and old and Jimmy throws in an old favorite from childhood.  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1245 - We Are House CNI!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 26:57

    Reviews: Catwoman: Lonely City #1, Gunslinger Spawn #1, A Righteous Thirst For Vengeance #1, Locke & Key s2, Dune Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, 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: LOTS of DC Fandome news, Disney moves back several movie release dates, Y: The Last Man is cancelled and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1244 - The Mandys Return w/ Black Widow!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 66:29

    After a 14 year hiatus, THE MANDYS return!! Jimmy's old pals, Mandy Kaplan and Mandy Fabian, were guests on the podcast in episode 90 back in May 2007. We promised to get them back on and our schedules finally cleared up. They started a new podcast last year originally called Mandemic Mondays though recently changed to Mandcave where they review movies. 99% of the time they disagree on everything. So, Jimmy thought it would be fun to have them on to talk about the recent Marvel film BLACK WIDOW. What did they think? Love, hate or somewhere in between? A great catch up and some reminiscing and, of course, lots of laughs!  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    Episode 1243 - An NYCC Retrospective!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 61:08

    Jimmy and Producer Joe talked with good pal Ricky Denis (The Beat staff writer) to give their thoughts on the recent New York Comic Con. How big was the crowd? Did everyone follow Covid protocols? What were some standouts? Does the new building really have the best bathrooms? Was Artist Alley the biggest draw? Well, you'll have to listen to find all of that out and more. Thanks to Producer Joe for all the editing magic. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

    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!

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