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Reviews: Boom Box 2014 Mix Tape #1, Holy F*ck #1, Star Wars Vol 4 #1, 12 Monkeys, The Venture Bros. (All This And Gargantua-2)

Jimmy is joined in studio by the podcast wife Erica Schultz! They chat about the rumored Spider-Man appearances in upcoming Avengers films and all of the problems the Fantastic Four film is having. News includes: Marvel announces the end of it all with Secret Wars, Image Comics offers a subscription service, Atomic Robo converts to web comic, Chew card game coming in May, Jane Goldman is working on the Fables movie script, the live-action Powers TV series will debut March 10, Best Animated Feature Films for the Oscars and Gotham gets renewed for a 2nd season. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26 PM

Jimmy is joined in studio by The Beat's own Heidi MacDonald and frequent co-host/pal Jon Hoche! They dive in deep and have a lengthy/lively discussion on their 2014 favorites in comic books, TV, animation, film, video games and more. So much love shown to a lot of the people and things we loved in 2014. Did we leave anything out? You'll have to tune in for that answer and let us know your picks of the year! We do cover some news as well that includes: Image Expo announces massive slate of titles to be released, Emerald City Comic Con partners with ReedPop, animated Vixen series coming to the CW Seed, and Kate Beaton's new collection Step Aside, Pops will be released from Drawn & Quarterly this September. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI589.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14 PM

Reviews: Abigail and the Snowman #1, Feathers #1, SHIELD Vol 4 #1, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, Agent Carter

Last minute schedule changes forces Jimmy to fly solo. But he gives his views on some comic, TV and film goodness! He's happy to see friends succeeding with Grace Helbig's show getting greenlit by E! and Becky Cloonan being named one of the top 5 comic creators to watch by The Hollywood Reporter. Oh, and that Ant-Man trailer. News includes: IDW Publishing acquires Top Shelf  Productions, The Scarlett Witch/Quicksilver will be showcased in new Uncanny Avengers comic, Gambit film gets a release date, Scarlett Johansson cast as lead in live action Ghost in the Shell movie,  the "Rogue Cut" of X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released this summer and Netflix announces release date of Marvel shows. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI588.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02 PM

Reviews: Captain Stone #1, Garbage Pail Kids Comic Book Puke-Tacular #1, Mono #1, The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1, Robin Rises Alpha #1, Ascension, Doctor Who Christmas Special

It's the hot CNI New Year's special for you! Jimmy welcomes podcast wife Erica Schultz and Geek Syndicate Managing Editor Sharlene Mousfar to the CNI studio for a New Year's extravaganza! They chat about what nerdy stuff they got for Christmas and what the new year ahead will bring. News includes: Danielle Corsetto to call it quits on Girls With Slingshots, Constantine gets saving...kind of and Netflix's Daredevil series will be dark in tone. Have a safe and happy new year! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI587.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:43 PM

It's the Comic News Insider Christmas Special! Jimmy brings you a quick solo yuletide gingersnap of an episode. No reviews or news in this one kids. Just pure Christmas goodness. He gives some great last minute suggestions for Christmas presents for the nerd in your life and keeps the holiday theme going with his Top 3 picks. And yes, there may even be some carols sung! But not your traditional ones so be warned. Here's hoping everyone has the happiest of Christmases ever! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41 PM

Reviews: Bitch Planet #1, Herald Lovecraft & Tesla #1, The Valiant #1, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, Once Upon A Time

Jimmy has last minute scheduling changes so has to do a quickie solo episode for you! Hope you enjoy! He mentions the Golden Globes nerdy nominations, the possibility of Spider-Man going back to Marvel from Sony and the new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer. News includes: Archie Comics to relaunch flagship title, The Venture Bros. returns. Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names revealed via old style Topps trading cards and the lost Disney cartoon Empty Socks is found. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38 PM

Reviews: Angela: Asgards Assassin #1, Fight Like A Girl #1, Secret Six Vol 4 #1, Shaft #1, Knights of Badassdom, Tusk

Jimmy recruits Producer Joe to step in to co-host this week! They chat about the new Terminator: Genisys trailer and Jimmy's birthday. News includes: AMC orders Preacher pilot, Frozen short will premiere in front of Cinderella film, Benedict Cumberbatch cast as Doctor Strange, Krysten Ritter cast as Jessica Jones, JK Rowling is writing some Harry Potter short stories, Bond 24 will be called Spectre, Mark Hamill brings back The Trickster on The Flash, and SyFy is bringing a new Superman myth-based TV show called Krypton. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13 PM

Reviews: Gotham By Midnight #1, Ody-C #1, Planet Gigantic #1, Shadow Show #1, Toe Tag Riot #1, Sleepy Hollow mid-season finale, The Walking Dead mid-season finale

Jon Hoche returns once again to join Jimmy in studio to chat about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, the Doctor Who Christmas special and Jimmy's birthday next week on December 9th. News includes: Boom Studios brings back Bill & Ted, Jenna Coleman possibly floundering on whether to leave Doctor Who or not, Frozen sequel in the works, IDW gets truly outrageous with new Jem & the Holograms comic series, XBox Live gets hacked and Suicide Squad movie gets cast. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:01 PM

Reviews: Intersect #1, Sinergy #1, Spider-Woman Vol 5 #1, The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Jon Hoche returns once again to join Jimmy in studio to chat about the Jurassic World trailer, upcoming Star Wars trailer and the live action Attack on Titan film. News includes: new Howard the Duck comic series coming from Marvel, 10 new Convergence mini-series coming from DC, Michelle MacLaren to direct Wonder Woman film, Alan Moore's From Hell coming to TV, Constantine to stop production at 13 episodes, Global Frequency gets another shot at TV and Orphan Black adds new cast members. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI582.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08 PM

Reviews: Bigger Bang #1, Django/Zorro #1, The Kitchen #1

Jon Hoche returns to join Jimmy in studio to fill the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy shares his cameo appearance in his pal Grace Helbig's recent video and they wish a big happy 86th anniversary to Mickey and Minnie Mouse! Special guest Fred Van Lente also joins the guys to chat about his extensive writing career in comics. We cover much including his early work to his massive Marvel comics up to his current new Dark Horse series Resurrectionists.  Fred also has great tips on writing for all of you budding writers out there. And we bring back the old CNI questionnaire to find out some of Fred's favorite superhero onomatopoeia and catch phrases. It's a lengthy episode but chock full of FVL goodness! Apologies for rushing at the end though. Jon and Jimmy had to bust out to go see an advanced screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service (Thanks Mark Millar!). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI581.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:18 PM