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Episode 587 - CNI's New Year's Rockin' Eve!

Reviews: Captain Stone #1, Garbage Pail Kids Comic Book Puke-Tacular #1, Mono #1, The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1, Robin Rises Alpha #1, Ascension, Doctor Who Christmas Special

It's the hot CNI New Year's special for you! Jimmy welcomes podcast wife Erica Schultz and Geek Syndicate Managing Editor Sharlene Mousfar to the CNI studio for a New Year's extravaganza! They chat about what nerdy stuff they got for Christmas and what the new year ahead will bring. News includes: Danielle Corsetto to call it quits on Girls With Slingshots, Constantine gets saving...kind of and Netflix's Daredevil series will be dark in tone. Have a safe and happy new year! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT

Episode 586 - Last Minute Christmas Shopping & Zombie Carols

It's the Comic News Insider Christmas Special! Jimmy brings you a quick solo yuletide gingersnap of an episode. No reviews or news in this one kids. Just pure Christmas goodness. He gives some great last minute suggestions for Christmas presents for the nerd in your life and keeps the holiday theme going with his Top 3 picks. And yes, there may even be some carols sung! But not your traditional ones so be warned. Here's hoping everyone has the happiest of Christmases ever! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

Episode 585 -  It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like CNI

Reviews: Bitch Planet #1, Herald Lovecraft & Tesla #1, The Valiant #1, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, Once Upon A Time

Jimmy has last minute scheduling changes so has to do a quickie solo episode for you! Hope you enjoy! He mentions the Golden Globes nerdy nominations, the possibility of Spider-Man going back to Marvel from Sony and the new Mad Max: Fury Road trailer. News includes: Archie Comics to relaunch flagship title, The Venture Bros. returns. Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names revealed via old style Topps trading cards and the lost Disney cartoon Empty Socks is found. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

Episode 584 - Birthday Blockhead

Reviews: Angela: Asgards Assassin #1, Fight Like A Girl #1, Secret Six Vol 4 #1, Shaft #1, Knights of Badassdom, Tusk

Jimmy recruits Producer Joe to step in to co-host this week! They chat about the new Terminator: Genisys trailer and Jimmy's birthday. News includes: AMC orders Preacher pilot, Frozen short will premiere in front of Cinderella film, Benedict Cumberbatch cast as Doctor Strange, Krysten Ritter cast as Jessica Jones, JK Rowling is writing some Harry Potter short stories, Bond 24 will be called Spectre, Mark Hamill brings back The Trickster on The Flash, and SyFy is bringing a new Superman myth-based TV show called Krypton. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

Episode 583 - The CNI Awakens

Reviews: Gotham By Midnight #1, Ody-C #1, Planet Gigantic #1, Shadow Show #1, Toe Tag Riot #1, Sleepy Hollow mid-season finale, The Walking Dead mid-season finale

Jon Hoche returns once again to join Jimmy in studio to chat about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, the Doctor Who Christmas special and Jimmy's birthday next week on December 9th. News includes: Boom Studios brings back Bill & Ted, Jenna Coleman possibly floundering on whether to leave Doctor Who or not, Frozen sequel in the works, IDW gets truly outrageous with new Jem & the Holograms comic series, XBox Live gets hacked and Suicide Squad movie gets cast. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

Episode 582 - The CNI Games: Mocking J & J

Reviews: Intersect #1, Sinergy #1, Spider-Woman Vol 5 #1, The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Jon Hoche returns once again to join Jimmy in studio to chat about the Jurassic World trailer, upcoming Star Wars trailer and the live action Attack on Titan film. News includes: new Howard the Duck comic series coming from Marvel, 10 new Convergence mini-series coming from DC, Michelle MacLaren to direct Wonder Woman film, Alan Moore's From Hell coming to TV, Constantine to stop production at 13 episodes, Global Frequency gets another shot at TV and Orphan Black adds new cast members. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI582.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08am EDT

Episode 581 - Resurrecting Fred Van Lente

Reviews: Bigger Bang #1, Django/Zorro #1, The Kitchen #1

Jon Hoche returns to join Jimmy in studio to fill the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy shares his cameo appearance in his pal Grace Helbig's recent video and they wish a big happy 86th anniversary to Mickey and Minnie Mouse! Special guest Fred Van Lente also joins the guys to chat about his extensive writing career in comics. We cover much including his early work to his massive Marvel comics up to his current new Dark Horse series Resurrectionists.  Fred also has great tips on writing for all of you budding writers out there. And we bring back the old CNI questionnaire to find out some of Fred's favorite superhero onomatopoeia and catch phrases. It's a lengthy episode but chock full of FVL goodness! Apologies for rushing at the end though. Jon and Jimmy had to bust out to go see an advanced screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service (Thanks Mark Millar!). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18am EDT

Episode 580 - Big Hero CNI

Reviews: American Legends #1, Humans #1, Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #1, Doctor Who, Big Hero 6

Last minute guest co-host cancellation so Jimmy flies solo this week! Been awhile since you've had him all to yourself SO ENJOY. News includes: Star Wars 7 gets a subtitle, Howard Shum has a great new KickstarterEvil Dead TV series is on the way, CM Punk to write a story in Thor annual, Doctor Doom character change for upcoming Fantastic Four remake, IDW to publish new Jack Kirby book, John Lasseter to direct Toy Story 4, hundreds of retro games free online, and Mark Wahlberg will the 6 Billion Dollar Man. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

Episode 579 - CNI Theater Presents - King Ra: Light's Out!

Reviews: Deathlok Vol 5 #1, Pirouette #1, The Rage Vol 1: Zombie Generation, Rasputin #1, Over the Garden Wall

Old pal and newly dubbed podcast brother Jon Hoche joins Jimmy in studio along with the podcast mistress Emily Edwards. They applaud Marvel for finally adding Jack Kirby's name to the credits in their comics and chat about Emily's lackluster sandwich. News includes: DC Comics announces next big event with Convergence, Netflix orders live action Richie Rich series and Marvel to crossover with Attack on Titan. And, in a very special segment, we bring you some awesome radio play action with KING RA: LIGHT'S OUT! Written by Bryce Weinert and directed by Emily Edwards. Voiced by Jimmy Aquino, Rebecca Comtois, Lex Friedman and Jon Hoche. It's a fun superhero romp with a twist. You'll laugh, cry and wet yourself! Special thanks to composer George Shaw for letting us use his awesome music! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI579.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

Episode 578 - No, YOU'RE Out of Order!

Reviews: 13 Coins #1 Arkham Manor #1, Edward Scissorhands #1, Goners #1, Constantine, Mike Tyson Mysteries

The podcast mistress Emily Edwards returns to join Jimmy in studio for a wonky out of order episode. Literally out of order as Jimmy gets distracted and skips doing the reviews until almost near the end of the show! WONKY!!! They chat about the "leaked" and then officially released Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Plus, they announce some CNI theater coming up next week or the week after. Emily is directing a radio play about superheroes and we'll present it here on CNI! News includes: Archie comics live action TV show is coming to Fox, Marvel announces massive slate of movies including Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Inhumans and go scare up some free comics this weekend at your local comic store for Halloween ComicFest! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Direct download: CNI578.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:19am EDT