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Episode 172 - CNI's Shiny New Year

Reviews: Angel: Smile Time #1, Mister X: Condemned #1, Dawn of the Dread Force #0

Happy New Year! The guys recount their Christmas with Joe heading out to see Mama and Jimmy barely makes it through New Jersey to see his sister and nephew. Resolutions are made...but for other people. News includes the Watchmen movie legal woes, The Spirit, Batman hates commies, Eartha Kitt, New York Comic-Con and more. Old Joe and Jimmy retire from 2008 to make room for the new 2009 CNI babies, Joe and Jimmy.
Direct download: CNI172.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Episode 171 - The Christmas Show & Jamie Smart Part2

Reviews: Beanworld Holiday Special One-Shot, Impaler #1, What If? Newer Fantastic Four

It's our Christmas special full of holiday joy! Cookies baked by Joe, eggnog, Santa, and carols! Part 2 of our Jamie Smart interview from last week. More funny stuff about Bear, Ubu Bubu, Whubble, and all of the other madness that goes on in his brain. Jimmy announces the demise of Random Souffle and they both lament the passing of Majel Barret Roddenberry. Jimmy performs the new Christmas classic rap, Christmas in Harlem, as a gift to you. News includes Pushing Daisies gets closure, K. Cho's new series, Chow off Green Hornet, Frank Miller on Buck Rogers, and a Star Wars musical. We also share a Christmas tune by Straight No Chaser that we think you all will enjoy.

Direct download: CNI171.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

Episode 170 - Jamie Smart (Part 1)

Reviews: Phonogram 2: Singles Club #1, Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1, The Wizard of Oz #1

Way back in February, we discovered the crazy and effed up world of Ubu Bubu. And nothing has ever been the same! Creator Jamie Smart joins us from across the pond to discuss his many works and just what is going on inside that brain of his. Jimmy brags about his birthday party/swag and Joe revels in the Battlestar Galactica webisodes. News includes a MoCCA move, new Crow movie, Magneto spin-off on hold, more Spider-Man musical casting, Top Cow initiative, Dr. Sketchy's 3-Year Anniversary and more.

Direct download: CNI170.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

Episode 169 - Carrie Tucker

Reviews: Jingle Belle: Santa Claus vs. Frankenstein One-Shot, Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade #1

Carrie Tucker, good friend and author of I Love Geeks (Out now..go get it!), joins us in studio with a live audience for the big Jimmy Birthday Jam. Thousands showed up and we had to turn so many away. Apologies to all, but you can still hear the fun! Jimmy makes the news on The Beat, sees Saturday Night Live...live and gets great prezzies including something from Joe's homeland. News includes Fables on TV, Slave Labor Graphics store opens, Wonder Woman animated at NYCC, More JLA film crap, Sin City 2 and naughty Simpsons down under.
Direct download: CNI169.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:19am EDT

Episode 168 - Kristin Chenoweth Christmas

Reviews: Sista Samurai #0, Umbrella Academy Dallas #1, Body Bags One-Shot

Back for the 3rd time, Kristin Chenoweth returns to discuss the sad demise of Pushing Daisies, her new flick Four Christmases and awesome new Christmas album, A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas. Jimmy gets many a wish come true as he sings a duet with Kristin (kind of) and she promises to give him a birthday shout out in her concert next week!Meanwhile, Joe supplies the paper towels for his drooling co-host. The guys share Thanksgiving stories and a Family Guy Sings! recap. News includes Comic Foundry ending, Justice League movie, Blog@Newsarama, bad Batman fan Dad and more!
Direct download: CNI168.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT

Episode 167 - JM DeMatteis

Reviews: Justice Society Of America Kingdom Come Special Magog #1, Leviticus Cross: Shadows Of The Heart #1, Yeti vs Vampire #1

After a 2 year absence, J.M. DeMatteis returns to discuss just what's been going since our last interview in November 2006.  Jimmy gets a visit from Tom Jones, Joe gets his belated birthday gifts, and Kevin chimes in with his BANTER! News includes the demise of Pushing Daisies with a special Unemployed Skeletor rant, The Guild comes to the XBox, Will Smith remakes Oldboy, Gearhead film and more.
Direct download: CNI167.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

Episode 166 - Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield)

Reviews: Batman: Cacophony#1, Kingdom Come Special #1, I Hate Gallant Girl #1

Michael Stahl-David, star of Cloverfield, joins us for a quick phoner to discuss the hit movie and his new web series, Behind the Star. Jimmy is getting a prezzie and is outed as a secret source for Rich Johnston. Plus, Joe regales us with some hot stank stories from the subway. News includes Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, Stan Lee gets gay for superheroes, Pushing Daisies comics, Animated Thor and more!
Direct download: CNI166.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

Episode 165 - Brea Grant (Heroes) Reviews: Gigantic #1, Scarlet Veronica #1, Terra #1

As promised, the lovely and charming Brea Grant ("Daphne"-the speedster on Heroes) joins us to discuss Heroes, comic books, zombies and how much she and Jimmy's blog are soul mates. Also, it's Joe's birthday week and he shares a special present he got early. (Not from Jimmy...uh-oh.) Comic News Insider sponsors the Vampire Cowboys Theater Co. by giving thousands. Maybe. News includes Paul Pope's Battling Boy film, Bryan Fuller/Pushing Daisies updates, The Graysons, Batman to sue Warner Bros., Bootylicious Wonder Woman, and more.
Direct download: CNI165.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT

Episode 164 - Carrie Preston

Reviews: Contract Solo Missions: Tsumi #1, Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1, Jazz: Cool Birth One-Shot

Something important happened today. Hmmm....Oh yeah, a new episode of Comic News Insider! Special in studio guest, Carrie Preston ("Arlene Fowler" on HBO's series True Blood), hangs out with us for most of the show to discuss the hit series. We comic the vote and discuss who would be best to read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" (Hint: NOT Stan Lee). Carrie joins us for the news which includes Jeph Loeb off of Heroes, Art Spiegelman, David Tennant leaving Doctor Who, The Avengers movie, Preacher, Road to Perdition sequels, Charlie Brown animated comics and more.
Direct download: CNI164.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Episode 163 - All Hallow's Quickie

Reviews: Thor: The Truth of History #1, Cyblade #1, G.I. JOE #0

It's a quickie Halloween special because Joe and Jimmy are too busy getting in their "Zombie Thelma & Louise" costumes. Jimmy gets a stalker and Joe buys tons of candy from the bottom shelf for the kiddies. News includes an MMORPG murder, Zoe Bell, Dad gets in trouble for promoting daughter's manga, Kirk/Sulu war, a manga sommelier and more. And, with Christmas decorations coming out earlier every year, we have a special song about Halloween costumes.

Direct download: CNI163.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT