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Episode 452 - Dreaming of a CNI Christmas

Reviews: Black Beetle Night Shift #0, JSA The Liberty Files The Whistling Skull #1, Rotten Apple One Shot, Uncanny X-Force #35, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012

Jimmy went out to New Jersey for Christmas and the plan was to record with his sister and brother-in-law. Alas, due to sleep schedules, company, shopping, gift wrapping, etc...it didn't happen. But you get this express Xmas quickie from Jimmy solo! He had an amazing Xmas with the fam! You may hear a few special holiday related bits in the show as well. News includes: Gail Simone re-hired on BatgirlStar Wars comics coming to Marvel in 2015, Shelly Bond is promoted to new Vertigo Executive Editor, BBC America picks up Nerdist, and Glen Mazzara bugs out on The Walking Dead. Here's wishing everyone who celebrates it the happiest of Christmases! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59am EDT

Episode 451 - Yes, Virginia, There is a Comic News Insider!

Reviews: Avengers Arena #1, Cable And X-Force #1, Crow Skinning The Wolves #1, To Hell You Ride #1

Jimmy flies solo after Raven-Symone cancels on him at the last minute. That's so Raven. He is doing the podcast on the fly without normal segment music so he just plays some Christmas tunes instead. Jimmy starts off w/ some congrats to pals Jonathan Ross for his chat show deal to air in the U.S. and to Blair Butler for her many years doing Fresh Ink on G4TV. News includes: DC Nation returns to Cartoon Network, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 coming in January, DC loses rights to The Spirit and others, Archer goes on tour, Harry Potter cast reunites for more filming, The Walking Dead TV show in black and white and Jackie Chan joins Expendables 3. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI451.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06am EDT

Episode 450 - My Damn Channeling with Beth Hoyt and Molly Templeton!

Reviews: Avengers Vol 5 #1, Hellboy In Hell #1, Kevin Keller #6, Star Wars Purge: Tyrants Fist #1, Thunderbolts Vol 2 #1

Jimmy heads down to the My Damn Channel studios in midtown to record with Beth Hoyt (Host/Writer) and Molly Templeton (Director of Talent and Audience Development). The opening subject is something you wouldn't expect...Jimmy's birthday! Jimmy also gets some mad love from pal Heidi MacDonald's site The Beat when he is picked as Person of the Day. They give their thoughts on the trailers for Star Trek: Into Darkness and Man of Steel. Plus, Jimmy and Molly are excited to see The Hobbit while he and Beth are excited to see Les Miserables. News includes: Gail Simone off Batgirl, Harlan Ellison and Paul Chadwick team up for DC, Jim Starlin returns to DC with unnamed project, Creator Owned Heroes ends with issue #8 and the new Fantastic Four film gets a release date. Jimmy checks in with Molly and Beth on just exactly what it is they do both at My Damn Channel and in the real world. Let's just say they are super talented, funny, smart and charming women. SAY IT! And, a special movie trailer for a new Christmas movie starring Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Episode 449 - Rockin' The Beat with Heidi MacDonald!

Reviews: Arrow #1, FF #1, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #1, RIPD City Of The Damned #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio by a real comics journalist in the form of The Beat's Heidi MacDonald! They chat about Jimmy being drawn by pal John McCrea in a future issue of Mars Atacks!, his upcoming birthday on December 9th and The Beat's big relaunch bash on Thursday. News includes: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere coming to BBC Radio 4, Discovery Channel believes in zombies, Bazooka Joe gets canceled and The Dandy ends and begins anew! They also remember and pay homage to comic artists Spain Rodriguez and Josh Medors. Plus, Jimmy gets Heidi's insight on Karen Berger's departure from DC/Vertigo and the possibility of Alan Moore getting the Watchmen rights back. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:25am EDT

Episode 448 - Getting Spacey w/ Kim Boekbinder

Reviews: Adventures Of Augusta Wind #1, Baltimore The Play One Shot (Dark Horse), Captain America Vol 7 #1, Edgar Allan Poes Conqueror Worm One Shot, Indestructible Hulk #1, Judge Dredd Vol 4 #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio by the fantastic musician extraordinaire Kim Boekbinder! We chat about her music and just for us nerds...her upcoming album all about space! News includes: director Bryan Singer announces cast for his upcoming X-Men flick, the Joseph Gordin Levitt as Batman rumor and Jim Mahfood re-releases his Beastie Boys comic. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI448.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

Episode 447 - Pickled CNI

Reviews: All New X-Men #1, Fantastic Four Vol 4 #1, Great Pacific #1, Tarzan: The Once And Future Tarzan One Shot, Thor God Of Thunder #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by Gretchen Souerwine in the rotating co-host chair. They chat aboutArrowLincoln, Twinkies and Jimmy meeting the awesome Judy Greer. News includes: Marvel announces Age of Ultron, more Uncanny Avengers, Paul Cornell/Alan Davis on the new Wolverine, Max Fleischer Superman on YouTube, Batman/Judge Dredd finally collected and The British Comic Awards. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Episode 446 - Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival!

Reviews: Before Watchmen Moloch #1, Colder #1, Deadpool Vol 4 #1, Freelancers #1, Legends of the Dark Knight #2 

Jimmy does it solo style to bring you a quickie episode with lots of reviews and news! Plus, he attended the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival and picked up lots of great swag. Hear his recap, his obssession over the new Star Wars Angry Birds, and his love of the new Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. News includes: Hellblazer ends, ElfQuest movie may happen, Bear McCreary scores Da Vinci's Demons, WonderCon stays in Anaheim and Fringe to air on Science Channel. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI446.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

Episode 445 - NYCC Finale w/ Blair Herter (G4TV'S X-Play)!

Reviews: Bedlam #1, CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012, Mars Attacks: Holidays One Shot, Masters Of The Universe: The Origin Of Skeletor #1, Vampirella vs Fluffy One Shot

It's the last of the New York Comic Con interviews and it's with good pal Blair Herter (G4TV's X-Play). Jimmy records this episode from the familiar Hourglass Tavern in midtown Manhattan (Thanks Beth and Josh) and is joined by the lovely and talented cartoonist Michelle Mozes in the rotating co-host chair. You may remember that Jimmy met/interviewed her at NYCC. She was so awesome to take time out of her busy schedule to co-host! News includes: Art for Sandy Relief, new Justice League of America #1 gets 52 covers, Neil deGrasse Tyson finds Krypton, Locke and Key movie possibly confirmed and 2 more Marvel Now teasers revealed.  As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI445.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15am EDT

Episode 444 - Hurricane-ing It!

Reviews: A-Babies vs X-Babies #1, Alan Roberts Killogy #1, Lets Play God #1, Talon #1, Untold Tales Of Dog Mendonca & Pizzaboy One Shot, Wolverine MAX #1

Due to the hurricane, the podcast is late and Jimmy's co-host had no transportation to come do the show. Alas, Sandy can't stop CNI! News includes: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Matthew Vaughn out/Bryan Singer in for X-Men sequel, G4TV cancels Attack of the Show and X-PlayLi'l Gothamcomes to DC Digital, and Monkeybrain Comics to donate all November proceeds. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI444.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Episode 443 - Post-NYCC w/ Michael Avon Oeming/Taki Soma/Emma Vieceli

Jimmy had several drinks late night at a bar and convinced Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma and Emma Vieceli that it would be a good idea to do some podcasting at said bar. We chat mostly abot Oeming's career with Taki and Emma commenting in at their leisure. Super fun, informative, and at times silly...but mostly SUPER FUN! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI443.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT