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The podcast for everything comic book, animation, sci-fi and pop culture. Hosted by Jimmy Aquino & a rotating panel of co-hosts, CNI is your weekly dose of industry news, reviews and interviews. Past guests include: Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., Jerry Robinson, Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, John Cassaday, Paul Pope, Darwyne Cooke, JM Dematteis, Steve Niles, Garth Ennis, Steve Rude, Kyle Baker, Jim Lee, James Jean, Alison Bechdel, Arthur Suydam, Jonathan Hickman, Greg Pak, John ...
 
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Reviews: Angel Vol 5 #1, Batman: The Knight #1, Cursed Pirate Girl: Devil's Cave #1, She-Hulk Vol 4 #1 As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky and Marta! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watc…
 
Reviews: Joe Hill's Rain #1, Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1, Marvel's Voices: Heritage One-Shot, Naomi, Peacemaker, Station Eleven season finale, Hotel Transylvania: Transformia As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Emily, Jon and Marta! Always such insightful and gr…
 
Reviews: Apache Delivery Service #1, Elektra: Black White and Blood #1, Monkey Meat #1, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls, Firebite As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Jon and Marta! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know i…
 
Jimmy is joined by Producer Joe, Heidi MacDonald (The Beat chief) and Ricky Serrano Denis (The Beat) as they discuss their favorite comics, TV and film of 2021. We didn't read or see everything, so your favorite might be missing. Let us know! What did we pick? You may be surprised by some of the choices. But we loved them and hope you check them ou…
 
Reviews: The Book of Boba Fett series premiere, Cobra Kai s4, The Wheel of Time s1 finale, The Witcher s2 The new year is here and we hope it's truly prosperous! As usual, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, and Therese! Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI a…
 
Reviews: Avengers Forever Vol 2 #1, Batman: One Dark Knight #1, Hawkeye finale, The Silent Sea, Don't Look Up, Encanto, The Matrix Resurrections The new year is on the way so we bring you a review filled show for your hearing enjoyment. As usual, he recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Therese and P…
 
Jimmy traveled up north to visit his jolly old pal. No, not Santa. PRODUCER JOE! They had a quick little Christmas hang watching a movie, podcasting and eating some hibachi. They decided to have a nice little nerdy chat about things they enjoyed watching this year. A great fun catch up! You probably saw a bunch of the things we talked about so let …
 
Jimmy has a quick little episode to give you some new (and some old) Christmas specials to check out while home for the holidays. Most are brand new this year but a few are just a few years older that Jimmy missed. But all Christmassy and full of yuletideness! What are some of the ones you checked out this year that you loved? Also, get a hold of u…
 
Reviews: Mighty Marvel Holiday Special - Happy Holidays, Mr. Howlett!, Tis the Season To Be Freezin' #1 One Shot, Station Eleven, Mother/Android, Spider-Man: No Way Home Christmas week is here and Jimmy is ready for it! Are you? As usual, he recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Marta, Ricky, and Producer Joe along…
 
Comic News Insider: Episode 1257 is now available for free download! Click on the link or follow on Spotify/subscribe on iTunes! Jimmy has a quick little episode to give you some last minute Christmas gift ideas. A lot of them are budget friendly and stocking stuffers so give a listen! Also let us know if you have any good ideas for gifts. Jimmy st…
 
Reviews: Archie's Holiday Magic Special #1, Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #1, Devil's Reign #1, One-Star Squadron #1, Santa, Inc. animated series Jimmy has recovered from the small birthday festivities but is still celebrating! And bring on Christmas! As usual, he recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Marta…
 
Reviews: King of Spies #1, Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1, X-Force Killshot Anniversary Special #1, Hit-Monkey animated series It's Jimmy's birthday week and he's ready to celebrate safely w/ some pals. He recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky and Jon. Always such insightful and great reviews a…
 
Reviews: Black Panther Vol 8 #1, Hulk Vol 5 #1, Joy Operations #1, Hawkeye, Super Crooks Jimmy is feeling great and almost back at full strength! Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Marta and Jon. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. …
 
On today's episode of the podcast we're joined by Rosanna Curci. Rosanna helped create a documentary called Hidden In Plain Sight. This documentary focuses on the true stories from the homeless youth of the Covenant House. Rosanna shares what prompted her to create this documentary and what life events drove her to make this documentary. Useful Lin…
 
Reviews: Getting Dizzy #1, Radio Apocalypse #1, Robins #1, Cowboy Bebop, The Wheel of Time Jimmy is bouncing back from Covid and still podcasting! Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Marta and Therese. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so m…
 
On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Bridget James, the owner and founder of Philly MAVRC. MAVRC stands for Men Against Violence Resource Center and this organization is dedicated to changing the way our community views sexual violence against men by starting constructive conversations about this issue, providing access to resources for …
 
Reviews: Phenom X #1, Robin and Batman #1, Venom Vol 5 #1, What's the Furthest Place From Here #1, Supergirl series finale It happened. Our host Jimmy got Covid. Thankfully, he was fully vaccinated and the symptoms aren't as severe. So he's still here to do the podcast for you! Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Me…
 
Jimmy welcomes actress, producer, director, and voice over artist Paula Rhodes! They discuss her voicing the villain in the recent RESIDENT EVIL games and how she finds that voice. They also talk about what the audition world has been like since the lockdown/pandemic. And, of course, they chatted about her feature directorial debut with her film DE…
 
Comic Beat Insider (CBI) returns! After a 3 month hiatus, we are back. In our 67th episode, Jimmy and Heidi welcome back Therese Lacson (Nerdophiles) to talk about the new Marvel film ETERNALS. Did we like it? Who were our favorites? How does it differ from previous Marvel films? Does director Chloe Zhao pull it all together? What's up with those e…
 
On this episode of the podcast we're joined by Juan Adames. Juan is the cofounder of LEADERS OF TOMORROW LLC a Nonprofit Organization. LOT Crew is a nonprofit organization of near peer mentors who help the community and educates the youth in Philadelphia. Juan tells the story of how he balances his passion and school life to make the youth in his c…
 
Reviews: Chilling Adventures in Sorcery #1, Dark Knights of Steel #1, Human Target #1, Newburn #1, Self #1, A Thing Called Truth #1, Eternals Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Jon, Emily and Therese. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so m…
 
Writer Greg Pak (PLANET HULK/DARTH VADER/RONIN ISLAND/MECH CADET YU) returns to talk about his new Kickstarter project! COOKING WILL BREAK YOUR HEART is "a digital cookbook full of incredibly practical recipes and deeply personal stories, poems, and comics". Jimmy and Greg talk food, comics, family, and more. They share food favorites, recipes, ins…
 
On this episode of the podcast we're joined by Alexandra Williams. Alex is the co-Founder and Hyperbaric Administrator for Holistic Hyperbarics, a female-founded business that is purposely providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a restorative spa environment. She shares with us the life events that made her take the path to help those with hyperbari…
 
Reviews: Batman: The Long Halloween Special #1, DC vs Vampires #1, Harbinger Vol 3. #1, The Rush #1, Task Force Z #1 Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky and Marta. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or …
 
Reviews: Chapelwaite, Day of the Dead s1 premiere, Midnight Mass, Sweet Home, Eerie, Halloween Kills, Hocus Pocus, LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales, The Medium, Muppets Haunted Mansion, Night Teeth, Poltergeist (1982) It's our Halloween special where we share some spooky TV and movie reviews for you! Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio review…
 
Reviews: Catwoman: Lonely City #1, Gunslinger Spawn #1, A Righteous Thirst For Vengeance #1, Locke & Key s2, Dune Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky and Marta. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or wat…
 
After a 14 year hiatus, THE MANDYS return!! Jimmy's old pals, Mandy Kaplan and Mandy Fabian, were guests on the podcast in episode 90 back in May 2007. We promised to get them back on and our schedules finally cleared up. They started a new podcast last year originally called Mandemic Mondays though recently changed to Mandcave where they review mo…
 
Jimmy and Producer Joe talked with good pal Ricky Denis (The Beat staff writer) to give their thoughts on the recent New York Comic Con. How big was the crowd? Did everyone follow Covid protocols? What were some standouts? Does the new building really have the best bathrooms? Was Artist Alley the biggest draw? Well, you'll have to listen to find al…
 
Comic News Insider: Episode 1242 is now available for free download! Click on the link or follow on Spotify/subscribe on iTunes! Jimmy couldn't make it to the Y: THE LAST MAN press room but luckily good friend/CNI contributor Keka stepped up and attended! Big thanks to her for her great coverage. The roundtables had showrunner Eliza Clark and EP Ni…
 
Jimmy got a ton of interviews at New York Comic Con and you'll hear them all this week and next! In this episode, he and Anthony Del Col continued the friendly ribbing of one another & talked comics, Kpop and more. Cara McGee has lots in the works coming and we can't wait. Of course, both she and Jimmy are big foodies/cooks so they chatted about th…
 
Jimmy got a ton of interviews at New York Comic Con and you'll hear them all this week and next! In this episode, he caught up with his prolific pal Jamal Igle who has stayed very busy over the past couple of years working on multiple comics. Jimmy's dear friend Vera Greentea is the Queen of Kickstarter and is on the way to yet another successful c…
 
Jimmy got a ton of interviews at New York Comic Con and you'll hear them all this week and next! In this episode, he sat down with friend Yoshi Yoshitani and talked about her recent DC Comics work, cover work, Tarot card deck, clothing line and more. He also chatted with pal Sean Von Gorman about his upcoming comic and other recent work. Both just …
 
New York Comic Con came and went! Jimmy and Producer Joe attended and boy did we cover a lot. Jimmy got 11 interviews which you'll hear this week and next. And one of our top correspondents, Keka, covered the Y: THE LAST MAN press room for us. Really great being back at a con and quite a few tearful reunions were had. At times, too crowded but over…
 
Reviews: Batman vs. Bigby: A Wolf in Gotham #1, Dirtbag Rapture #1, Gun Honey #1, Inferno #1, Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs animated series Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Ricky, Marta and Emily. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if …
 
Reviews: Batman: Knightwatch Batman Day Special #1, The Death of Doctor Strange #1, Frontiersman #1, Star Wars: Visions Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Ricky and Marta. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or …
 
Reviews: Maw #1, Primordial #1, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Lucifer season 6, Y: The Last Man, Nightbooks Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Jon and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've…
 
Producer Joe takes control and interviews his friend David Yarovesky, director of the new Netflix film NIGHTBOOKS! Jimmy has no idea what they talked about yet so he'll be listening along with you. Looking forward to hearing about the casting, the special effects, the similarities to the original source material, on set antics, the music and more! …
 
Reviews: Deadbox #1, Last Flight Out #1, Mazebook #1, Star Trek: The Mirror War #0 Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/or watched what we reviewed a…
 
Jimmy decides to do a last minute chat about the new Marvel film SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS! He gets friends Therese Lacson (Nerdophiles), Jeremy Holt (Made In Korea) and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) to join in. They talk about the importance of representation, what it meant to see an Asian lead in a Marvel film, the incredible cast, f…
 
Reviews: Dark Ages #1, Brave Animated Series, Hotel Del Luna series, Q Force animated series, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Ricky, Therese and Producer Joe. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much.…
 
Reviews: Echolands #1, Marvel Voices: Identity #1, Superman 78 #1, Superman vs. Lobo #1, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf animated film, Cruella Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us kno…
 
Reviews: Batman and Robin...and Howard/Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld Special Edition Flipbook (FCBD) #1, Eat the Rich #1, Michael Moorcock's Elric: The Dreaming City #1, Killer Queens #1, Suicide Squad: King Shark Special Edition (FCBD) #1 Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Marta and Ricky. Always…
 
In the episode we are exploring Embodiment and the place of the body in our current society. We touch on Money/Wealth and how that has influenced our capacity to listen to our bodies and respond. To engage with Rosario you can contact her through her webpage: http://rosariorojas.se/. This podcast is another one in the content series leading up to t…
 
A conversation with theatre writer and director Jonathan Chadwick. We explore identity, self and the other, theatre and its importance in healing and activism. We also talk about speaking truth to power, how the truth is interactive and how we can live in times of uncertainty.The conversation is a ramp up to the Word of Wisdom Micro event on Storie…
 
On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Carlos Aponte. Carlos is a teacher, mentor, and Executive Director of We Love Philly a 501c3 Non-profit organization dedicated to the Philadelphia youth. Join us on our discussion about how We Love Philly was born and what life events led Carlos to come up with this kind of program. Useful links: - ht…
 
Reviews: Batman '89 #1, Batman Special Edition (FCBD) #1, Hardware Season One #1, What If...? animated series, Earwig and the Witch Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Marta and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you'…
 
Raegan Lima is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In this episode we speak all about what drove her to become a doctor, start her own practice and how traditional Chinese medicine differs from that of Western medicine. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to follow anywhere you get podcasts, also don't forget to visit LimelightHighlight.com f…
 
Reviews: Lost Falls #1, The Me You Love in the Dark#1, Maria Llovet's Porcelain #1, Snelson #1, The Suicide Squad Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Ashley, Jon, Marta and Ricky. Always such insightful and great reviews and the powers that be at CNI appreciate them so much. Let us know if you've read and/o…
 
Jimmy welcomes back old pal Grace Helbig! She's currently starring as the voice of "Cindy Bear" in HBO Max's JELLYSTONE! A funny, nostalgic, and silly new take on Yogi Bear and his pals. The friends have a great catch up on what they've been doing over the past year or so. Grace talks about how she got involved in JELLYSTONE! and the challenges of …
 
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