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Episode 414 - Heroes Con Panel w/ Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson!

Jimmy was at Heroes Con last weekend and moderated a few panels. This particular one was with Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson! They discussed their recent collaboration, Frankenstein Alive, Alive! This led to a lot of chatting about favorite Frankenstein movies and how old Bernie was when he saw his first one. The conversation organically flowed into lots of their other work including Swamp Thing, 30 Days of Night, and Criminal Macabre. Steve and Bernie were old neighbors and talk about their Scrabble nights where they would come up with story ideas. A great discussion with 2 amazing creators! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Go check out Episodes 412 and 413 for even more Heroes Con coverage! 

Direct download: CNI414.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42am EDT

Episode 413 - More Heroes Con w/ Steve Niles, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Mellon, Charles Soule and more!

Jimmy is joined in studio by 1/3 of Broadcast Thought, Dr. Vasilis Pozios. Jimmy was at Heroes Con last weekend and got a ton of great interviews! So many that we had to do this special episode chock full of them! He sat down and chatted with Steve Niles and Kevin Mellon about Creator-Owned Heroes as well as lots of their other work. He also talked to one of his favorite writers Kelly Sue DeConnick about her 2 new series (Captain Marvel, Ghost) coming out. Charles Soule talks his Image series 27 and the sequel. Ian Flynn discusses The New Crusaders and how he got started working for Archie Comics. Chad Cicconi explains why and how he helped form Action Lab Entertainment. And Jimmy finds some great local cartoonists Christine Brunson and Melanie Florencio hawking their zombie comedy comic book (Undead Norm)! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Come back on Saturday to hear the panel that Jimmy moderated with Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson!  

And go back to Episode 412 to hear even more great interviews from Heroes Con!

Direct download: CNI413.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:42am EDT

Episode 412 - Heroes Con w/ Ben Templesmith/Jonathan Hickman/Ryan Bodenheim/Nick Pitarra/Jeffrey Brown/Nate Cosby and more!

Reviews: Astonishing X-Men #51, Before Watchmen: The Comedian #1, Dark Horse Presents #13 (Ghost story), Mars Attacks #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by 1/3 of Broadcast Thought, Dr. Vasilis Pozios. Jimmy's roommate, Ben Templesmith, pops in for a few minutes to discuss his new project 44FLOOD and the successful TOME Kickstarter. They chat about the massive coverage that Jimmy got at Heroes Con and the awesome time that was had by all! Jimmy moderated 2 panels and interviewed tons of cartoonists. In this episode, you'll hear Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Bodenheim, Nick Pitarra,  Jeffrey Brown, Nate Cosby, Keu Cha, Brockton McKinney, Bo Fader, Amy Mebberson, Jay Potts, Rachel Pandich and Tom King! News highlights include: Ed Brubaker is leaving Captain America, George Takei beams into Kevin Keller, Midtown Comics gets its' own reality show and True Blood actress Camilla Luddington is Lara Croft. It's a lengthy one, folks, so strap in! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Thanks for listening!

Tune in Thursday for a special Heroes Con interview show with Steve Niles, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kevin Mellon, Chad Cicconi, Charles Soule, Christine Brunson, Melanie Florencio, and Ian Flynn!

And then check back on Saturday to hear the panel that Jimmy moderated with Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson!  

Direct download: CNI412.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

Episode 411 - A Conversation with Frisky & Mannish

In another crossover with Stated Magazine, Jimmy sat down with the comedy cabaret duo Frisky & Mannish when he was in London last month. Check out the profile interview he did for them on Stated! It was a super fun time had by all! Listen to the whole interview here to learn about how F&M met and became the rising superstars that they are now. Many laughs occurred during this itnerview so be warned: IT'S FULL OF FUNNY! Thanks to F&M and their publicist Charlotte for hanging and letting it all happen. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI411.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

Episode 410 - Heroes Con Bound!

Reviews: Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1, Kiss: Dressed to Kill #1, Spider-Men #1

Jimmy flies solo as he's madly prepping for Heroes Con this weekend! Slow news week so he discusses some of the highlights of the upcoming convention in Charlotte, NC. Always a favorite show. CNI will have a table as usual and getting lots of interviews! Jimmy is also moderating a couple of awesome panels (one with Bill Willingham/Scott Snyder and the other with Steve Niles/Bernie Wrightson) so come on by if you're attending! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Friday for a special "Conversation with Frisky & Mannish" episode! Another crossover with Stated Magazine for your earholes! 

Direct download: CNI410.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:07am EDT

Episode 409 - Poppin' Fresh!

Reviews: Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1, Creator-Owned Heroes #1. Harbinger Vol 2 #1, Higher Earth #1

Jimmy is joined in studio by old pal Kevin Conn (I Hate Earth).  The boys chat about the Arrowand Spider-Man trailer. The Tony awards (especially Wolverine aka Hugh Jackman) are discussed as well as the recent disproportionate Catwoman comic book cover. Which then leads into a small (and rare serious) discussion of the new Tomb Raider trailer and how women are portrayed in games and comics in general. News includes: DC cancellations and new titles announced, Batman to finally appear in Smallville, Archie Comics CEOs settle in court and Laura Hudson leaves Comics Alliance. As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI409.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16am EDT

Episode 408 - BEA Briefs

Reviews: DC Nation #1, Grim Leaper #1, Marvel Superheroes Magazine #1, Ravagers #1, Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #1, Superman Family Adventures #1

Jimmy is joined in studio again by good pal Matt Brick. Jimmy attended Book Expo America and met lots of cool folks there. Most notably: Capstone publishing had some cool comic books to check out, Mill Creek Entertainment had some great collected DVDs and NYC Subway Line had some awesome NYC subway inspired clothing and accessories (see pics below). News includes: DC reveals their gay character to be former Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott, FAO Schwarz and Midtown Comics team up, Image Comics is having a RevivalSpartacus to end on Starz and some E3 video game highlights! As always, listener feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI408.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28am EDT

Episode 407 - A Conversation with Frankie Boyle

Jimmy sat down at lunch with comedian/comic book writer Frankie Boyle when he was in London for Kapow Con. Good pal/fellow podcaster Barry Nugent (Geek Syndicate) came along for the ride to join in the fun. Frankie is known for his "controversial/in your face" comedy so there is some bad language throughout. However, he's a pleasant fellow who knows his comic books well! The guys chat about Frankie's comic in Clint Magazine called Rex Royd, growing up reading comic books, his last comedy tour, his books and overall career. Really great discussion! Jimmy ends with a couple of profile questionairres to sum it all up. This episode is also a crossover with Stated Magazine and will appear on that website some time in the near future. Thanks to Frankie for his time and for lunch! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI407.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23am EDT