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Episode 366 - More NYCC w/ Blair Butler (G4TV's Fresh Ink), Blair Herter (G4TV's X-Play) & Kevin Mellon!

Reviews: Deadpool MAX 2 #1, Dead Rising Road To Fortune #1, Monocyte #1, My Greatest Adventure Vol 2 #1,  Orchid #1, Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #1, Shade Vol 2 #1, 30 Days of Night #1,  X-Men Regenesis #1. Batman: Year One DVD

Strap in! It's another super-sized episode! Sorry for the length but we have over an hour worth of great interviews. Jimmy is joined by Aussie pal Matt Brick again to review tons of comics and chat about Speakeasy Dollhouse, Mekhi Phifer, Once Upon A TimeX-Men anime on G4, Grace Helbig co-hosting Attack of the Show, CDC zombie comic, Marvel layoffs, Dry Seasons preview, The Loxley's and the War of 1812 preview, and Matt Smith might be leaving Doctor Who. Speaking of...more NYCC interviews with G4TV'S Blair Butler and Blair Herter. Blair Butler swung by the Comic News Insider booth to hang with Jimmy and chat her first written comic book called Heart. They also chatted the comic industry and recent comics as well. Blair Herter came by after meeting Jimmy the night before and having many drinks. They had a blast talking comics, video games and how Jimmy is stealing his fiance', Jessica Chobot, from him. Kevin Mellon also came by to talk about Heart. You know, since he's the artist on the comic book. News includes: Ben McCool & Nikki Cook's Memoir heads to TV,  Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons announce their comic The Secret Service, Joss Whedon takes on Much Ado About Nothing, 2000AD fills gap in empty Barnes & Noble shelves, The Punisher heads to TV, Spider-Kids dressed up needed for Spidey column, Ed Brubaker's Criminal heading to film, Red 2 is coming and King Con III is postponed. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 365 - CNI One-Shot! Nikita Special

It's another interview special featuring the cast of Nikita! Jimmy sat down at the round tables at New York Comic Con and chatted with Nikita cast members Maggie Q., Shane West and producer Albert Kim.  Apologies for rough cell phone interference during some of it. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Episode 364 - CNI One Shot! MTV Special Featuring Death Valley & Good Vibes

It's an interview special featuring the casts of the MTV shows Death Valley and Good Vibes!  Jimmy sat down at the round tables at New York Comic Con and chatted with the Death Valley cast including Texas Battle, Tania Raymonde, Charlie Sanders and producer Spider One.  He also sat with the new animated show Good Vibes cast including Adam Brody, Josh Gad, Debi Mazar, Olivia Thirlby and producer David Gordon Green. 

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Episode 363 - New York Comic Con Recap w/ James Asmus/Marc Bernardin/Nicki Clyne/Greg Pak/Veronica Taylor

Jimmy flies solo this week because it's the big New York Comic Con recap! His voice is shot from shouting during the raffle all weekend and sleeping about 8 hours total in 4 days. He got tons of interviews at the show and in this episode you'll hear from James Asmus (X-Men: Regenesis), Marc Bernardin (Alphas), Nicki Clyne ("Callie" on Battlestar Galactica), Greg Pak (Incredible Hercules, Hulk), and Veronica Taylor (voice of "Ash Ketchum" in Pokemon). Jimmy gives his lengthy (sorry!) day by day/blow by blow recap of the 4 days of NYCC. While a blast was had by all, there were a few gripes as well. Thanks to EVERYONE who came by the Comic News Insider table and said "Hi", bought raffle tickets, dropped off stuff to review, did signings, interviews, donated for raffle or just wanted to chat. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11am EDT

Episode 362 - Pre-New York Comic Con Madness!

Reviews: Avengers 1959 #1, Blood Red Dragon #0, Chopper #1, Huntress Vol 3 #1, Last Of The Greats #1, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1, Frank Miller's Holy Terror

Jimmy is joined by yet another Aussie sitting in the guest co-host chair, Jen Timms. She works in the gaming industry and is in town for New York Comic Con (NYCC) staying at the Aquino/Templesmith palace. She is also Jimmy's right hand at the CNI booth (D18) in Podcast Arena located in Artist's Alley. They give some love/reverance to the late Steve Jobs, Jimmy talks about the Warehouse 13 and Breaking Bad finales and tells of his love for Karine Vanasse in Pan Am. They also nerd out over the new Avengers trailerNews includes James Robinson back on Starman, Barnes & Noble yanks DC books, Locke & Key screening at NYCC, Archie Comics brings back superheroes, and Stieg Larson's trilogy comes to comic books. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Thanks for listening!

NYCC is this weekend (October 13-16) and CNI has lots of great stuff lined up at their table D18. Signings at the booth (CHECK BACK AT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO SOON) with the likes of Greg Pak, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Colden, Becky Cloonan, Ben Templesmith, Ben McCool, Veronica Taylor, and Jeremy Bastian. Tentative guests include Paul Pope, Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston. The annual raffle will be held this year as well! It's a fundraiser for CNI so we can get some new equipment/pay for trips/etc. Great prizes in the raffle as per usual with donations from Garth Ennis, Bryan Fuller, Ben Templesmith, Rafael Kayanan, Paul Pope, John Cassaday, DC comics, IDW publishing. Dark Horse comics, Smith Micro, Fred Van Lente, Dean Haspiel, Dan Panosian, Dynamite Entertainment, 2000AD and more! Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. The more you buy, the better chance to win! We'll do the raffle once on Thursday and twice a day from Friday-Sunday. Swing on by D18 in Artist Alley to see all of the exciting events happening with Comic News Insider at NYCC! 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:26am EDT

Episode 361 - Meet the New Super Hero Team, The CNI Dawgs!

Reviews: All-Star Western #1, Aquaman #1, Batman: The Dark Knight #1, The Flash#1, Green Lantern: New Guardians #1, Justice League Dark #1, The Savage Hawkman #1, Superman #1, Teen Titans #1, Voodoo #1, Brilliant #1, Ghostbusters #1, Steampunk Fairy Tales One Shot

Jimmy is joined once again by his Aussie friend Matt Brick in the guest co-host chair.  The boys discuss some mix ups with last week's show, the Doctor Who finale, Bedlam and friend Grace Helbig is running for King of the Web. News includes: a Jack Kirby museum, new Mortal Kombat film, CBLDF gets Comics Code, obscure Marvel properties to film, DC offers exclusives on new Kindle Fire, Image goes same day with digital comics, new Batman animated series, The Simpsons could get canceled, and speaking Klingon helps a man with dyslexia. And, the boys decide to create their own worldwide super hero team called The CNI Dawgs! As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT