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Comic News Insider

Your weekly podcast for everything comic book, animation, sci-fi and pop culture from one of the longest running podcasts in the industry.

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Episode 1495 - CNI Nugget!
Reviews: Geiger Vol 2 #1, Red Coat #1, Rook: Exodus #1, Invincible s2 finale, Resident Alien s3 finale, Parasyte: The Grey Back to the regular format show this week! Thanks to reviewers Jon, Marta, Melissa and Ricky! Always such great and insightful thoughts every time. Emily returns with the news which includes: an ORPHAN BLACK spin-off is coming, Julia Garner is the new Silver Surfer, Rob Liefeld to come out with memoir and more. And Jimmy gives some great recommendations in the Top 3!  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
30:19 4/9/24
Episode 1494 - CNI '97!
Reviews: X-Men '97 #1, Halo s2 finale, Renegade Nell s1, 3 Body Problem s1, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live finale, X-Men '97 animated series, The Boy and the Heron Back to more reviews and reviews only! Thanks to reviewers Marta, Jon, Melissa and Crystal. Always so insightful and smart. CNI loves them! After all of those great MoCCA interview specials, Jimmy does a catch-up review special covering comics, TV, streaming and film. Let us know what you thought if you read/watched any.  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
40:50 4/2/24
Episode 1493 - MoCCA Fest: Jeff Victor!
Jimmy attended the SI MoCCA Arts Fest (Society of Illustrators Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) over the weekend along with Producer Joe. In this episode, he talks to Jeff Victor. They chat about his graphic novel YOU WISH, why he loves monsters & magic, his work at Funko, his Evolution series and more. More interviews later this week and next.  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
17:34 3/19/24
Episode 1492 - MoCCA Fest: Kevin Alvir!
Jimmy attended the SI MoCCA Arts Fest (Society of Illustrators Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) over the weekend along with Producer Joe. In this episode, he talks to cartoonist and fellow Filipino Kevin Alvir. They talk about his new book LISA CHEESE AND GHOST GUITAR, corporate greed, relating to the themes of the book, music and more. More interviews later this week and next.  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
15:21 3/19/24
Episode 1491 - MoCCA Fest: Yao Xiao!
Jimmy attended the SI MoCCA Arts Fest (Society of Illustrators Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) over the weekend along with Producer Joe. In this episode, he talks to his friend Yao Xiao. They chat about some of her comic work including NO WORD ISLAND, upcoming book of essays, ways to communicate with those that don't speak your language, Firefly, and more. More interviews later this week and next.  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
23:13 3/19/24
Episode 1490 - MoCCA Fest: Beth Hetland!
Comic News Insider: Episode 1490 is now available for free download! Click on the link or follow on Spotify/subscribe on iTunes! Jimmy attended the SI MoCCA Arts Fest (Society of Illustrators Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) over the weekend along with Producer Joe. In this episode, he talks to Beth Hetland. They cover her new book TENDER, horror in literature/TV/film, the gestation of the book, teaching and more. More interviews later this week and next.  Also, get a hold of us!   Thanks for listening!
20:23 3/19/24
Episode 1489 - MoCCA Fest: Sofia Warren!
Jimmy attended the SI MoCCA Arts Fest (Society of Illustrators Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) over the weekend along with Producer Joe. In this episode, he talks to Sofia Warren about her book RADICAL: MY YEAR WITH A SOCIALIST SENATOR. They discuss the book in detail, learning about politics from the inside, just what it means to embed yourself, what her platform would be if she ever ran for office, her work at The New Yorker, teaching and more.  More interviews later this week and next.  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
29:52 3/19/24
Episode 1488 - MoCCA Merrymaking! Interviews with Hyesu Lee/Maria Hoey!
Jimmy attended the SI MoCCA Arts Fest (Society of Illustrators Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) over the weekend along with Producer Joe. In this episode, he gives his overall recap of the show from location to spacing to tables to talent and more. He got 7 interviews (a light weekend for him!) and you'll hear from 2 amazing artists in this episode. First up, Jimmy talks to Hyesu Lee about her new books, murals, fave Korean snacks and more. He also chatted with Maria Hoey about her new book, working with her brother, Coin-Op Press and more. Both amazing talents and a delight to interview. More interviews later this week and next.  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
34:23 3/19/24
Episode 1487 - Manifesting MoCCA!
Reviews: Aliens What If? #1, The Bat-Man: First Knight #1, The Last Mermaid #1, Ultimate X-Men Vol 2 #1, Extraordinary s2, Kung Fu Panda 4 Back to more reviews! Thanks to reviewers Marta, Jon, Melissa and Ricky. Always so insightful and smart. CNI loves them! No news again this week. Jimmy is having tech issues and may need a new laptop so send money! :) He chats about his plans for this weekend's SI MoCCA Arts Fest. About 7-10 interviews planned and we'll release those interview specials over the next couple of weeks. Jimmy has been reading a ton of comics to prep so also look out for a special about those books. And as usual, Jimmy has great recommendations in the Top 3! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
30:03 3/12/24
Episode 1486 - Spice Up Your Life!
Reviews: Dune: Part Two Last week, we did a ton of reviews. So this week, we thought we'd keep it simple and just do one. Thanks to reviewers Marta, Therese, Emmy and Nic. Always so insightful and smart. CNI loves them! Emily is back with the news and there's a lot which includes: DC Comics returns to Wednesday comic releases, Brian Michael Bendis inks an Amazon deal to adapt some of his earlier works to TV, Uncle Scrooge explores the multiverse in his first Marvel comic and more. And as usual, Jimmy has great recommendations in the Top 3! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
38:25 3/6/24
Episode 1485 - The Last CNIbender!
Reviews: Edge of Spider-verse Vol 4 #1, The Jaguar #1 One-Shot, Avatar the Last Airbender live-action series, Quantum Leap s2 finale, The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch s3 premiere, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live series premiere, Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken It's an episode full of reviews and recommendations! A variety of comics, TV, streaming, film and more. As always, thanks to reviewers Marta, Melissa, Jon and Producer Joe. No news this week since there were a ton of reviews. And as usual, Jimmy has great recommendations to pick out in the Top 3! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
43:46 2/27/24
Episode 1484 - CNInsanity!
Reviews: If You Find This I'm Already Dead #1, Sweetie Candy Vigilante Vol 2 #1, Resident Alien s3 premiere, Lisa Frankenstein, Madame Web Another weekly CNI for your listening pleasure! Jimmy recruits 2 of his fave reviewers Melissa and Marta to help out once again. Always fantastic and insightful. Emily is back w/ the news which includes: The Fantastic Four film will be set in the 60's, The Umbrella Academy season 4 sets a premiere date, Archie Comics expand their horror line and more. And as usual, Jimmy has great recommendations to pick out in the Top 3! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
33:04 2/20/24
Episode 1483 - My CNI Valentine!
Reviews: Godzilla Valentine's Day Special #1, Star Wars: Mace Windu #1, Thundercats Vol 3 #1, Halo season 2 A quickie episode for you! Thanks to reviewers Melissa, Marta and Jon! Always so insightful and informative in their reviews. Jimmy gives Emily the week off and tries the news himself which includes: Garth Ennis returns to Marvel Comics, Funimation is closing down, SyFy's WYNONNA EARP is returning with a 90-minute special and more. And as usual, Jimmy has great recommendations to pick out in the Top 3! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
31:04 2/13/24
Episode 1482 - CNI & Stitch!
Reviews: Dead X-Men #1, Jill and the Killers #1, Lilo & Stitch #1, Orion and the Dark The regular format show streak continues! Thanks to reviewers Lisa, Melissa, Marta and Steph! Always so insightful and informative in their reviews. And thanks to Emily for the news which includes: a new live-action SUPERGIRL is chosen, AHSOKA gets adapted to comics, DOG MAN gets animated and more. And as usual, Jimmy has great recommendations to pick out in the Top 3! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
32:50 2/7/24
Episode 1481 - CNI Wins All!
Comic News Insider: Episode 1481 is now available for free download! Click on the link or follow on Spotify/subscribe on iTunes! Reviews: Action Comics #1061, Animal Pound #1, Ghost Machine #1, Star Wars Thrawn: Alliances #1 Jimmy is still slightly under the weather but perseveres to bring you the weekly nerdy CNI goodness. Thanks to loyal and insightful reviews Jon, Melissa, Ricky and Marta. And to Emily for the news which includes a little DC, a little Marvel and some sexy criminals to boot! And hear about the most incredible music video that Jimmy seen in years and that left him in tears every time he watches it. Also, get a hold of us! Email Facebook Comic News Insider Thanks for listening!
29:04 1/30/24
Episode 1480 - Back to Form!
Reviews: Cobra Commander #1, John Constantine Hellblazer: Dead In America #1, Ultimate Spider-Man #1, Hazbin Hotel Back to the regular format show with reviews, news and recommendations! Thanks to reviewers Jon, Melissa and Marta who always give such insightful and smart thoughts. News anchor Emily returns with the news which includes: Usagi Yojimbo turns 40, Anime NYC sells out in 2 hours, the Creature from the Black Lagoon gets the comic treatment and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
36:41 1/23/24
Episode 1479 - A Little Catch-up!
Jimmy is still catching up from the holidays and the new year sort of snuck up on him. In this episode, he talks about some of the comics, TV and film he's been checking out. Some from last year and some current stuff too. All great, of course. (In his not so humble opinion!) Did you check any of these out? What did you think? Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
25:41 1/16/24
Episode 1478 - Favorite 2023 Graphic Novels!
Jimmy chatted about his favorite graphic novels in the Best of 2023 show. However, some got brief mentions while others were a bit lengthier. So, he thought he'd give them all some equal love here in this episode. Hear this thoughts on all of these amazing graphic novels from last year! You'll definitely want to pick them up after. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
37:40 1/9/24
Episode 1477 - More 2023 Favorites!
Last week, Producer Joe and Jimmy along with Avery and Lisa gave their "Best of 2023". This week, Jimmy recruits some of his awesome CNI reviewers to send in their favorite 2023 picks. Big thanks to Marta, Melissa, Jon, Steph, David and Emily! So many great picks. More amazing things to check out for sure. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
27:10 1/9/24
Episode 1476 - Best of 2023!
Jimmy and Producer Joe welcome Avery Kaplan (Comics Beat Features Editor) and Lisa Gullickson (Comic Book Couples Counseling Podcast) to talk about our personal Best of 2023! They are absolutely brilliant and we were lucky and thankful they took the time to join us. It's a lengthy one as we have lots to recommend and talk about in the worlds of comic books, TV, film and streaming. As usual, it's purely subjective and it's what we read/saw in 2023. And we didn't read/see everything so there may be some we missed. But we think you will enjoy our picks! What were some of your favorites? Also, get a hold of us!   Thanks for listening!
125:32 1/3/24
Episode 1475 - A Christmas Catch-up!
Just like the last couple of years, Jimmy heads up to the Hudson Valley area to hang with Producer Joe on Christmas day. They record a little catch-up talking about the influx of video games being turned into TV/film, favorite conventions to attend, why we do the podcast, etc. They also talk about the upcoming Kingston Independent Comic Expo (KICx) next April that Comic News Insider is helping to produce. You can find out more info here. And follow on Instagram and Facebook! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
60:11 12/27/23
Episode 1474 - Holiday Comics Reviews!
Reviews: Archie Christmas Spectacular 2023 #1, Batman-Santa Claus: Silent Knight, Creepshow Holiday Special #1, DC's 'Twas the 'Mite Before Christmas 2023 #1, Hellboy Winter Special: Yule Cat #1 Every year, a bunch of Christmas/Holiday themed comics come out. And Jimmy and his review crew are here for it! And big thanks to that crew consisting of Marta, Jon, Ricky and Melissa. Always such great reviews from them. We appreciate them so much. I know there were other holiday themed comics this year. Let us know if you checked them out and we'll try to as well! Hope you're all having the happiest of holidays! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
28:26 12/20/23
Episode 1473 - New Christmas Viewing Jolliness 3!
Once again, Jimmy checks out some new Christmas films and specials and gives you his jolly thoughts on them all! Did you check them out too? What did you think? And what other ones did you see that he didn't? Happy Christmas everyone!  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
14:38 12/20/23
Episode 1472 - Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide!
As usual, Jimmy is waaaaaay behind on his holiday shopping! And he knows there are others out there like him. Here's a last minute shopping gift guide to help you through the madness. Hope this helps and let us know any last minute ideas you might have! Happiest of all the holidays!  Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
16:29 12/19/23
Episode 1471 - Catching Up on TV/Film/Streaming!
Reviews: Blue Samurai, Doctor Who specials, Fear the Walking Dead series finale, Gen V, Invincible, Krapolpolis, Loki, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, Sweet Home, The Archies, The Marvels, Wish.   We've been a bit behind on TV/Film/Streaming so Jimmy decided to do a big review special. Thanks to reviewers Marta, Edie, Melissa, Erin, Therese, Emily, Dave & Jon! Always insightful and intelligent critiques. We appreciate them all so much! If you've seen any of these, let us know your thoughts. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
46:05 12/15/23
Episode 1470 - Thought Bubble Festival: Jazz Szu-Ying Chen!
Jimmy attended Thought Bubble Festival in the UK and got a whole bunch of interviews! In this episode, you'll hear Jazz Szu-Ying Chen! Jimmy met her at Thought Bubble and admired her work. Post-Thought Bubble, she invited him to her art residency in London at the Museum of Life Sciences. A beautifully macabre place! He decided to do an impromptu interview with her about her art, art residency, love of gothic/dark art, Nordic metal and more! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
28:50 11/20/23
Episode 1469 - Thought Bubble Festival: Kit Anderson/Chloe Green!
Jimmy attended Thought Bubble Festival in the UK and got a whole bunch of interviews! In this episode, you'll hear Kit Anderson and Chloe Green. Jimmy and Kit chat about her upcoming graphic novel SAFER PLACES. They go over some of the stories in it (some already released online), how the anthology came together, living in Switzerland, ASMR and more. Jimmy also talked to Chloe about her autobio comics and what's to come, is it okay to cry in public, what it's like to be one of the festival directors of Thought Bubble and more. 2 delightful interviews! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
31:42 11/20/23
Episode 1468 - Thought Bubble Festival: Abigail J. Harding!
Jimmy attended Thought Bubble Festival in the UK and got a whole bunch of interviews! In this episode, you'll hear Abigail J. Harding. They talk about her new comic PARLIAMENT OF ROOKS, what it's like both writing and drawing a comic for the first time, her love of gothic art and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
26:34 11/20/23
Episode 1467 - Thought Bubble Festival: Luke Healy/Conor Boyle!
Jimmy attended Thought Bubble Festival in the UK and got a whole bunch of interviews! In this episode, you'll hear from Luke Healy and Conor Boyle. Jimmy talked to Luke about his recent graphic novel PERMANENT PRESS, life as a cartoonist and a standup comedian, his webcomic DOGS ON DATES and more. He also talked to his friend Conor about BLACK SIGHT, JUDGE DREDD, the importance of coloring and more. Both great interviews! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
32:58 11/20/23
Episode 1466 - Thought Bubble Festival: Clio Isadora!
Jimmy attended Thought Bubble Festival in the UK and got a whole bunch of interviews! In this episode, you'll hear Clio Isadora. They chat about her graphic novel SOUR PICKLES, the trials and tribulations of art school, evolution of art styles, some of her other short comics and more. Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!
27:21 11/20/23

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