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Episode 689 - Preachin'!

Reviews: Archangel #1, Future Quest #1, Lumberjanes 2016 Special Dont Axe Dont Tale #1, Mae #1, Preacher on AMC

Emmy Potter returns to he rotating co-host chair. Jimmy briefly mentions the Gotham and Agents of SHIELD finales, the Preacher press day he attended and they both swoon over the much viewed Beauty and the Beast trailer. News includes: ComiXology introduces new subscription service ComiXology Unlimited, Afterlife With Archie returns after a year long hiatus, the Riverdale live action TV show will be dramatic and very CW according to the recently released synopsis, and the CW powers that be promise a 4 part crossover between newly acquired Supergirl with Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

Episode 688 - Darwyn Cooke Special

The comic book community lost a great one last week. Darwyn Cooke. The stories of love for the man that followed were endless. He was one of our very first interviews back at San Diego Comic Con in 2005. And in 2011 at Heroes Con, Jimmy sat down with him for a lengthy 1:1. And the final CNI interview with him was at TCAF in 2014. Producer Joe put them all together as a special tribute to hear the still inspiring words of one of the greatest cartoonists to ever grace the page. Jimmy and Joe also say a few words about this astonishing giant of the industry. His work will live on and we sincerely hope more and more people discover it every day. Thank you, Darwyn. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:22am EDT

Episode 687 - Remembering Darwyn Cooke

Reviews: Back to the Future Citizen Brown #1, Penny Dreadful #1, Satellite Falling #1 

Melissa Dowell joins Jimmy in studio for this solemn remembrance of the legendary Darwyn Cooke. They chat about his legacy and some of their favorite works. Jimmy was lucky enough to have known Darwyn over the years (see previous post on CNI website) having interviewed him a few times and hung out at various comic shows. The comic world lost a great one but his work will live on and you must check it out if you haven't. Producer Joe also helped put together a compilation of the 3 interviews that CNI did with Darwyn over the years and will release it later this week. Still great talks and Darwyn gives great insight into his work. News includes: DC Comics gets a new logo (again), Agent Carter and The Muppets are officially cancelled, Supergirl moves to The CW for season 2, Disney Tsum Tsum plush toys are coming to Marvel comics, an X-Force film is being developed, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn will get a spin-off movie, San Diego Comic Con may be creating a special Comic Con awards show, New York Comic Con will require fan verification for all attendees and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Episode 686 - Civil Warring!

Reviews: Punisher Vol 10 #1, Renato Jones: One Percent #1, Smosh #1, 3 Floyds Alpha King #1, Weavers #1, Captain America: Civil War

Emmy Potter returns to the studio to co-host with Jimmy after a short absence. They chat about those Tom Hardy in Star Wars VIII and John Barrowman returning to Doctor Who rumors (but not the Fleetwood Mac ones).  News includes: Gene Yuen Lang returns to comics with Dragon Hoops, Oni Press is launching a pro-erotica/sex education imprint, Ryan North/Derek Charm will take over the Jughead series, Van Jensen named first ever Comic Book Ambassador of the United States, CBS will stream the new Star Trek series weekly, Disney will no longer self-publish platform games, Locke & Key is again in development for a TV series, SyFy has ordered Krypton to series and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

Episode 685 - Snowjob!

Reviews: The Doorman #1 & #2, Killbox #1, Micronauts #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by good pal Jon Hoche! They talk about the recent Game of Thrones episode, The Killing Joke trailer, and the rumor of Swifty as Dazzler in X-Men: Apocalypse. News includes: Jeff Smith is bringing more Bone in July, Congressman John Lewis' March is being adapted into an animated series, Alicia Vikander is the new Lara Croft, NBC/Universal to buy Dreamworks Animation, Marvel has ordered a Punisher Netflix series, a new SpongeBobSquarePants episode will feature the voices of the Happy Days cast,  a new animated Peanuts series is coming to Boomerang, Marvel's Agent Carter is 99.9% canceled and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:40am EDT

Episode 684 - The Beautiful Ones!

Reviews: 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1, Aloha Hawaiian Dick #1, Dept H #1, Joyride #1, Game of Thrones S6 premiere, Lucifer S1 finale

Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent co-host Emily Edwards! They talk about their love of Prince before heading off to see Purple Rain in the theater (Emily's first time!). News includes: The Inhumans movie has been pulled from its 2019 release date, Pearl Mackie will be the new Doctor Who Companion, an "outlandish" new Voltron: Legendary Defender comic mini-series is coming and will tie-in to the upcoming animated series, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 cast Nathan Fillion as Wonder Man, the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer confirms the return of Wolverine, and Emma Stone has been cast as Cruella de Vil in upcoming spin-off film Cruella. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Episode 683 - White Washing Free Podcast!

Reviews: Black Road #1, Goldie Vance #1, Hot Damn #1, House of Penance #1, Moon Knight Vol 8 #1, Orphan Black S4 premiere, Supergirl S1 finale

Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent co-host Jon Hoche! They chat/rant about the questionable casting of non-Asians in Doctor Strange and Ghost in the Shell. As many of you know, Jimmy (former actor) and Jon (working actor) are both of Asian descent and have lots to say about the subject. Oooh, controversy! Slow news week so they have a nice talk about the Eisner nominations and some of the nominees that they've read and would like to check out.  They give some great recommendations in comics, TV and film as well. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Direct download: CNI683.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:17am EDT

Episode 682 - Raising the Batt Signal!

Reviews: Black Panther Vol 6 #1, Empress #1, The Fix #1, Grizzly Shark #1, Fear the Walking Dead

Jimmy is joined in studio by good pal/animator Jim Batt. They discuss his awesome Kickstarter project with Neil Gaiman. They also chat about the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer as well as the new Suicide Squad one. Jimmy talks about a couple of deaths on big TV shows last week but stays mostly spoiler-free. News includes: Gerard Way gets new comic imprint at DC called Young Animal, Image Expo announces a slew of new comic projects, Dark Horse is bringing Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens, Image announces Creators for Creators initiative, Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson's The Boys is becoming a live action show on Cinemax, Freeform is developing a Cloak and Dagger series, Archie is publishing a new Betty and Veronica series along with a new Kevin Keller series, and Animaniacs is finally on Netflix! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

Episode 681 - MoCCA: Nobrow Special w/ Sam Bosma/Jeremy Sorese!

Jimmy went to MoCCA over the weekend and got some great interviews. In this Nobrow special, you'll hear his chats with Sam Bosma (Fantasy Sports) and Jeremy Sorese (Curveball). Jimmy is a big basketball fan like Sam which is a good thing since his book Fantasy Sports deals with the sport! And hear them both correctly pick the NCAA men's basketball champion! In his talk with Jeremy, they have a great deal to say about relationships, friendships and more. They even get a little Steven Universe love in there as well since Jeremy wrote the comics. Both were really great interviews so do give a listen! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:04am EDT

Episode 680 - MoCCA: SelfMadeHero/Abrams Special w/ Reinhard Kleist/Jim Ottaviani!

Jimmy went to MoCCA over the weekend and got some great interviews. In this SelfMadeHero/Abrams special, you'll hear his chats with Reinhard Kleist (An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar) and Jim Ottaviani (The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded). Jimmy and Reinhard catch up a bit as it's been a couple of years since they last talked at TCAF. He gives some great insight into his book about the tragic story of Olympic runner Samia Yusuf Omar. In his interview with Jim, the 2 talk about Jim's science background as well as his many other comics. They both give their theory surrounding the mystery of Alan Turing's death as well. Both were great talks so do give a listen! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am EDT