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Episode 701 - No Sleep til SDCC!

Reviews: Kong of Skull Island #1, New Super-Man #1, Powerpuff Girls Vol 3 #1, Ghostbusters

No rest for the podcaster! The epic 700th episode went down last week and now it's off to San Diego for Comic Con! Because of all the mad planning and prepping, Jimmy does a quickie solo episode to let you know what his media coverage/plans are for this year's SDCC. He recruits some friends to do some mp3 reviews for him so it's not entirely all Jimmy all the time. You're welcome! Thanks to Rich, Emily, Monica and John for sending their audio reviews in. News includes: a new Jessica Jones comic is coming from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, DC/Vertigo is bringing a comic book sequel to the 1987 film The Lost Boys, Betty Boop returns to comic books via Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Horse announces more adult coloring books including Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Bryan Lee O'Malley has a new graphic novel trilogy coming your way. 

Jimmy will do an SDCC recap next week and will probably just release SDCC specials for 2-3 weeks to catch up on life. So, no regular format podcast for at a bit. Hope you enjoy all the massive coverage he's going to get! And if you see him out there, say "hi"!

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Direct download: CNI701.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am EDT

Episode 700 w/ Michael Emerson/Carrie Preston/Fred Van Lente/Kate Rigg/Lyris Hung/Miss Lasko-Gross/Vera Greentea/Rafael Kayanan!

Reviews: Bounty #1, The Flintstones #1, Kim & Kim #1, Throwaways #1

It was some last minute negotiating/planning, but Jimmy and Producer Joe were able to pull off an 11th hour anniversary episode! We gathered at the wee early hour of 12pm on Sunday at Adella wine bar (410 w. 43rd St) here in NYC. Thanks to Adella for hosting! Swing on by if you're ever in NYC. Big thanks to special guests Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Fred Van Lente, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung. And big ups to last minute drive-by guests that Jimmy called up: Miss Lasko-Gross, Vera Greentea and Rafael Kayanan. Of course, since it's an anniversary episode, there was plenty of singing. Couldn't have done it without the awesome CNI Chorus consisting of Rachel Felstein, Kristen French, James Rodriguez, Tony Wolf, Emmy Potter, and Amy Wolk. Thanks to all whom attended as well! We brought  back the "10 words or less" reviews and even covered some news in between. News included: a new Iron Man is coming and she's a young black female named Riri Williams, John Cho says we'll learn his character Sulu is gay in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, Genndy Tartakovsky's Luke Cage mini-series is finally coming to Marvel, Mondo is releasing an Over the Garden Wall vinyl album, and DC is bringing you a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe/Thundercats mini-series in October.

Michael Emerson talks about the Person of Interest finale and interesting fan encounters, Carrie Preston talks about her time on The Good Wife and True Blood and has great advice for young actors, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung do an awesome nerdy spoken word improv, Fred Van Lente talks about some of his current/upcoming work like Weird Detective and Generation Zero, Miss Lask0-Gross discusses The Sweetness, Vera Greentea talks about her recent 9th successful Kickstarter for a new comic she's writing (more Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits) and Rafael Kayanan talks about his upcoming TV work.

Give it a listen and enjoy! On to 800! PLEASE DON'T STEAL THE AUDIO AND POST IT ELSEWHERE! JUST LINK TO THE COMIC NEWS INSIDER WEBSITE PLEASE! 

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Direct download: CNI700.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31am EDT

Episode 699 - Racing to 700!

Reviews:  Cryptocracy #1, Jade Street Protection Services #1, Super Human Resources #1, Zoe Dare vs Disasteroid #1

We are one episode away til the big 700th anniversary recording this Sunday! Jimmy is joined in studio by Rachel Felstein and Kristen French in the rotating co-host chair(s). They are also going to be part of the CNI Chorus this weekend as they have in the past. Oh yes, as usual, there will be songs! In this episode, we talk about more 700 happenings/guests/etc. News includes: the sad passing of TV's Lois Lane, Noel Neill, Samuel L. Jackson says his Star Wars character, Mace Windu, is still alive, Tom Felton is joining the cast of The Flash as a series regular, Marvel is unveiling a 13' bronze Captain America statue at SDCC, Pixar says it will only have original movies starting in 2019 and lay off sequels for awhile, and the OED has added "Scooby snack" as a word. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Direct download: CNI699.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Episode 698 - Still More Heroes Con w/ Brenden Fletcher!

Reviews: Action Man #1, Lucas Stand #1, She Wolf #1, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Adaptation #1, Game of Thrones S6 finale

The last of the Heroes Con interviews are upon us! Jimmy sat down with Brenden Fletcher for a long overdue interview about his work on Gotham Academy, Batgirl, Black Canary and more. Jimmy's old friend Rebecca joins him in studio in the rotating co-host chair and they have a lengthy (sorry) discussion about that Game of Thrones finale. They discuss a PR email and Jimmy is ecstatic over a Steranko tweet to him. News includes: Cerebus returns, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl also return in comic book form, IDW is bringing us a new Star Trek anthology, the new Mortal Kombat film has cast 12 major roles, the second volume of the music of DC comics is coming, the 2016 NJ Superhero weekend at Comic Fusion is again holding their annual event in August. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Direct download: CNI698.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:31am EDT

Episode 697 - Even More Heroes Con: Interview Special w/ Bobby Timony/Kevin Mellon/Brockton McKinney/Buzz/Nic ter Horst/Genevieve FT/Anna-Liisa Jones/Haigen Shelley/Jim Shelley!

Jimmy attended Heroes Con last weekend and got tons of great interviews! In this Heroes Con interview special, you'll hear great talks with Bobby Timony (Goblin Hood), Brockton McKinney (Gingerdead Man), Kevin Mellon (Archer), Nic ter Horst/Genevieve FT (Cutie CORPS), Buzz, and Anna-Liisa Jones/Haigen Shelley/Jim Shelley (NorthStars). And then in next week's podcast, the final Heroes Con interview with Brenden Fletcher will be available for your listening pleasure. Phew! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Direct download: CNI697.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36am EDT

Episode 696 - More Heroes Con: Introverts vs Extroverts Panel w/ Bridgit Connell/Monica Gallagher/Erica Henderson/Kata Kane!

Jimmy attended Heroes Con last weekend and moderated some great panels! Here, you'll hear the Introverts vs Extoverts panel he did with Bridgit Connell, Monica Gallagher, Erica Henderson and Kata Kane. They talked about how they learned to overcome being introverted, gave advice on how they promote their work, if there is such a thing as being too extroverted and much more! Check out this informative and fun panel! And later this week, CNI will release a Heroes Con interview special with Bobby Timony, Brockton McKinney, Kevin Mellon, Nic Terhorst, Genevieve FT, Buzz, Anna-Liisa Jones, Haigen Shelley, and Jim Shelley. And then in next week's podcast, the final Heroes Con interview with Brenden Fletcher will be available for your listening pleasure. Phew! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Direct download: CNI696.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27am EDT

Episode 695 - Heroes Con w/ Gabriel Ba/Fabio Moon/Francesco Francavilla/Ben Templesmith/Bridgit Connell!

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Jimmy attended Heroes Con over the weekend and boy howdy did he get a lot done! He moderated 2 panels and got 11 interviews. He flew solo and gave a nice Heroes Con recap for you to enjoy. Including info about the panels he moderated, interviews, people he met (including Jim Steranko!) and more. In this episode, you'll hear him chat with the Wonder Twins Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Francesco Francavilla, Ben Templesmith and Bridgit Connell. Later this week, you can listen to the panel he moderated called Introverts vs Extroverts with Monica Gallagher, Bridgit Connell, Kata Kane and Erica Henderson. And even later this week, CNI will release a Heroes Con interview special with Bobby Timony, Brockton McKinney, Kevin Mellon, Nic Terhorst, Genevieve FT, Buzz, Anna-Liisa Jones, Haigen Shelley, and Jim Shelley. And then in next week's podcast, the final Heroes Con interview with Brenden Fletcher will be available for your listening pleasure. Phew! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Direct download: CNI695.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Episode 694 - Heroes Con Bound!

Reviews: Aquaman Rebirth #1, Detective Comics Vol 2 #934, Flash Rebirth #1, Ghoul Scouts Night of the Unliving Undead #1, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1, Wacky Raceland #1, Wonder Woman Rebirth #1

Emily Edwards comes back for 2 weeks in a row of rotating co-host chair action! Jimmy is heading to Heroes Con this weekend so they chat about his plans for the show which include moderating panels, interviews and more! News includes: that Battlestar Galactica movie is finally moving forward, Kevin Smith's Mallrats movie sequel will now be a 10 episode TV series, Gotham is recasting/ageing up Poison Ivy, and Sony announces a new Spider-Man game exclusively for the PS4. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Direct download: CNI694.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37am EDT

Episode 693 - Rebirthing!

Reviews: Batman Rebirth #1, Bolts #1, Civil War II #1, Control #1, Green Arrow Rebirth #1, Green Lanterns Rebirth #1, Superman Rebirth 

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the rumors involving Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and Tom Hiddleston as James Bond. News includes: Superman will make an appearance in the first 2 episodes of Season 2 of Supergirl, Millarworld announced Reborn from Mark Millar and Greg Capullo, and Gillian Anderson will play "Media" in the upcoming TV adaptation of American Gods. Jimmy is leaving for Heroes Con in North Carolina next week and you shouldn't definitely go if you are in Charlotte from June 17-19! One of the best comic conventions around. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Direct download: CNI693.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38am EDT

Episode 692 - The Sweetness of Kevin Colden!

Reviews: Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, DC Universe Rebirth Special  #1, Scooby Apocalypse #1, X-Men: Apocalypse

Kevin Colden comes all the way up to the CNI studios to co-host and talk about The Sweetness, the new comic by his wife Miss Lasko Gross and himself. He chats with Jimmy about the collaboration on the comic with Miss, what comics he's reading and raising a genius kid. News includes: Disney acquires the feature film rights to Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, Pikachu's name changes in Hong Kong, Dwayne The Rock Johnson will be Doc Savage in an upcoming Shane Black directed film, Disney is reportedly not happy with Rogue One and has scheduled reshoots, and Miles Morales may be the star in the next animated Spider-Man film coming out in 2018. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Direct download: CNI692.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45am EDT