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Episode 480 - Heroes Con Panel: Covering with Amanda Connor/Jenny Frison/Phil Noto!

It's the second of three panels that Jimmy moderated at Heroes Con a few weeks ago. This one was with the awesome cover artists Amanda Connor, Jenny Frison and Phil Noto! It's a fun discussion about their cover work, covers vs. interiors, inspirations, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI480.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12am EDT

Episode 479 - Heroes Con Panel: Amanda Connor/Jimmy Palmiotti/Frank Tieri

Reviews: Astro City #1, Ehmm Theory #1, Liberator #1, Wild Blue Yonder #1, Under the Dome, World War Z

Due to a last minute emergency, Jimmy's co-host had to back out so he flies solo this week. (Hope things get better, Robert Downey, Jr). And in this episode, you'll hear the first of three Heroes Con panels that Jimmy moderated. This one with Amanda Connor, Jimmy Palmiotti and Frank Tieri. It's full of hilarity and comic book goodness! He briefly chats about the new Shezow on The Hub, Jeff Robinov quitting at Warner Bros. and Charles Soule on the new Superman/Wonder Woman. News includes:  Boom! Studios merges with Archaia Entertainment, Joe Hill's Locke & Key gets picked up by Universal for movie development, William Fichtner is Shredder, and 70's Zod makes them kneel before him in the bathroom. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI479.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

Episode 478 - More Heroes Con w/ Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Rachel Pandich/Ashely Lanni (Aspire)

Reviews: Crow Curare #1, Joe Hills Thumbprint #1, Superman Unchained #1, True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #1, Man of Steel

Jimmy is joined in studio by his new nerdy pal Taylor Katz and they give a looooong review of the new Man of Steel film. More Heroes Con interviews with Kevin Mellon (Suicide Sisters, Archer), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space), Rachel Pandich/Ashely Lanni (Aspire). Jimmy talks about how he almost screwed up his SDCC plans, briefly mentions new SyFy shows Primeval: New World (skip it) and Sinbad (not terrible) and gives love to his girls Alie &  Georgia regarding their new show on The Cooking Channel (Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia). News includes: Superman and Wonder Woman get romantical, Spider-man finds his sister, Dynamite Teams up Flash Gordon/The Phantom/Mandrake the Magician, Star Wars Land coming to Orlando and IDW gets animated...sort of! As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI478.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

Episode 477 - Heroes Con Recap w/ Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Ryan Black (Tension)

Jimmy is joined in studio by his podcast wife Erica Schultz! (Thanks to her real hubby AJ for the baked goods again). They both just got back from Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC and are here to give you the rundown of all the nerdy goodness. No reviews but some great interviews with Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle) and Ryan Black (Tension). Plus a big Heroes Con recap. They also chat about the rumored character that Karen Gillan will be playing in the Guardians of the Galaxy film and give kudos to some Critics' Choice awards winners like Tatiana Maslany (Best Drama Actress for Orphan Black). News includes: Marvel makes Mighty Avengerswith Al Ewing and Greg Land,  a live action Archie movie is on the way along with an Afterlife With Archie comic series, DC Comics brings back Batman: Black and White, and you too can smell like Stan Lee. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI477.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:42am EDT

Episode 476 - BEA Brief/Pre-Heroes Con Jam

Reviews: Star Trek #21, The Wake #1, X-Men #1, Orphan Black season finale, Merlin series finale

Comic News Insider: Episode 476 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy is joined in studio by his new favorite co-host, Erica Schultz! Jimmy chats about his visit to BookExpo America and how he chatted with some of the comic book publishers there. Alas, no interviews but some good info about an upcoming comic book or two! Also, Jimmy is traumatized by the recent episode of Game of Thrones and the recent Justice League America #4. Good thing Erica brought some of her hubby's famous chocolate chip cookies to soothe his pain! They also chat about the upcoming Heroes Con and what they have planned. Erica is on a panel and is doing a signing at the Comic News Insider booth. Jimmy will be hosting the booth, moderating 3 panels (see info below), doing tons of interviews, taking pictures and more. You'll also see CNI correspondents running around like Melissa Bleier and photographers Faren and Faith as well as new helper Amber! And a mystery guest rings the doorbell! News includes: DC Comics goes Forever Evil,  Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who, Grant Morrison's Zenith is finally getting reprinted, and SheZow aims to save The Hub network. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy's Heroes Con Panel Schedule

  • Saturday: 3pm

Room 207CD
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor 
Fan favorites Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor sit down with Heroes’ favorite moderator, Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino as they discuss the craft of making great comics.

  • Sunday: 11:30pm

Room 207AB
COVERS: VERY GOOD GIRL ART
I re-iterate: Admit it—we all judge books by their covers.  With all the choices out there, how do we sift out the noise and select the quality? It all comes down to the covers, and there are few things as appealing to the eye than "Good Girl Art". Join Adam Hughes, Frank Cho, Jenny FrisonPhil Noto, and Amanda Connor as they discuss this craft with Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino.

  • Sunday: 2:30pm

Room 208ABC
CROSSING-OVER: From Mainstream to Indie and Back
Join psychic huckster Jonathan Edwards as he makes contact with Jack Kirby and Charles Schulz—no wait… sorry…wrongCrossing-Over. Return with us to the land of the living, and join Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino as he discusses working both sides of the fence with Matt KindtBecky Cloonan, Kelly Sue Deconnick, and Robbi Rodriguez. 

Direct download: CNI476.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16am EDT