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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 McCrea, Zoe Bell, Ted Raimi, David Tennant, Russel T. Davies, Felicia Day, Seth Green, Rob Zombie, Brian Pulido, Olivia Munn, Michael Rooker, Ben Templesmith, Kate Beaton, Faith Erin Hicks, Amber MacArthur, Seth Meyers, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Bryan Fuller, Kristin Chenoweth, Rosario Dawson, Olivia D'Abo, Patton Oswalt, Tom Kenny, Michael Emerson, Kevin Pereira, Paul Cornell, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Molly Crabapple, and Blair Butler (G4TV).

CNI, the "Entertainment Weekly" of comic podcasts, continues to bring the fun and the funny! (Hey, it's better than being the "US Weekly" of comic podcasts.) Join Jimmy every Wednesday to laugh, learn and maybe even love!

Created & Produced by Joe Gonzalez

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    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

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 McCrea, Zoe Bell, Ted Raimi, David Tennant, Russel T. Davies, Felicia Day, Seth Green, Rob Zombie, Brian Pulido, Olivia Munn, Michael Rooker, Ben Templesmith, Kate Beaton, Faith Erin Hicks, Amber MacArthur, Seth Meyers, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Bryan Fuller, Kristin Chenoweth, Rosario Dawson, Olivia D'Abo, Patton Oswalt, Tom Kenny, Michael Emerson, Kevin Pereira, Paul Cornell, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Molly Crabapple, and Blair Butler (G4TV).

CNI, the "Entertainment Weekly" of comic podcasts, continues to bring the fun and the funny! (Hey, it's better than being the "US Weekly" of comic podcasts.) Join Jimmy every Wednesday to laugh, learn and maybe even love!

Created & Produced by Joe Gonzalez

    Episode 1158 - CNI Unplugged: QUI NGUYEN!

    Episode 1158 - CNI Unplugged: QUI NGUYEN!

    In another unplugged interview, Jimmy is joined by good pal, playwright, TV writer, screenwriter, martial artist and all around bad ass QUI NGUYEN! He is the co-wroter of the new hit Disney animated film RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON. They talk about his journey from the NYC stages to Hollywood. And, of course, they mostly chat about the new film. How did the Raya project come together? What personal stuff did Qui put into the film? How did he help with the fighting styles? As usual, Jimmy's chat with Qui is more conversation than interview so we talk about a wide variety of things. A really fun and laid back time. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 51 min
    Episode 1157 - Comic Beat Insider 47: MYSTERY MEN - You Must Be Like Wolf Pack, Not Six-Pack!

    Episode 1157 - Comic Beat Insider 47: MYSTERY MEN - You Must Be Like Wolf Pack, Not Six-Pack!

    In our 47th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) welcome back Erin Crosby in a non-musical role. For March, the theme will be "movies that were ahead of their time" which can take on a number of meanings. This week, we talk the 1999 superhero comedy film MYSTERY MEN.  For March, the theme will be "movies that were ahead of their time" which can take on a number of meanings. What did it take for Ben Stiller to join the cast? Just how much was improvised? Is Michael Bay really in the film? Did Tim Burton secretly direct it? Why didn't the film do well at the box office? Join us each week to listen in live. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 1156 - The CNIverse!

    Episode 1156 - The CNIverse!

    Reviews: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith One-Shot, Future State: House of El One-Shot, Stray Dogs #1, Superman and Lois series premiere, The Walking Dead season 10 mid-season premiere, Bigfoot Family, Tom & Jerry

    Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Marta, Ashley, Emily & Monica. 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 and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: the DC Omniverse gets a Linearverse, Ron Moore is developing a Magic Kingdom TV universe, Nickelodeon launches Avatar studios to create more content to the Last Airbender worlds and more. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 36 min
    Episode 1155 - Comic Beat Insider 46: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - The Show Must Go On!

    Episode 1155 - Comic Beat Insider 46: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - The Show Must Go On!

    In our 46th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) are reunited with the State Fair crew of friends Erin Crosby (Forbidden Broadway) and Kerri Jill Garbis (Evita, Singing in the Rain) to discuss the 2017 modern musical film THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. What did it take to get this film greenlit? Is it okay that it was not a biopic & only inspired by Barnum's life? Just how catchy is literally every song? Did Zendaya & Zac Efron do their own aerial stunts? How was the hit song "This Is Me" written? Join us each week to listen in live. Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 1154 - CNI Unplugged: Paul Bacera!

    Episode 1154 - CNI Unplugged: Paul Bacera!

    In another unplugged interview, Jimmy is joined by new author, YouTuber, actor, filmmaker, KPop fan & fellow Filipino Paul Bacera! He's the author of a new illustrated children's book called ISDAMAN: THE LITTLE FILIPINO HERO as well as the host of his YouTube channel THE ASIAN THEORY. Just a  heads up, there was a bit of a delay during the recording. It's all good! Still a great interview! They discuss what inspired the book, importance of representation, and bringing Filipinos more into the mainstream. They also talk about his YouTube channel and get into a deep dive about KPop and Asian heritage. Also a fellow nerd, they cover comics, WandaVision, Marvel films and more. As usual, Jimmy's chat with Paul is more conversation than interview so we talk about a wide variety of things. A really fun and laid back time. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 59 min
    Episode 1153 - '70's Superman & '90's X-Men!

    Episode 1153 - '70's Superman & '90's X-Men!

    Reviews: Hollow Heart #1, Savage Vol. 2 #1, X-Men: Legends #1, Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1, Flora and Ulysses film

    Comics are going back to the well! Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Marta, Ashley and Ricardo. 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 and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Superman '78 & Batman '89 are coming to comics, Netflix announces a Wednesday Addams series, Marvel announces an ongoing Shang-Chi series  and more. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Bad@Geography ,

One of the very best!

One of the most friendly, consistent, committed, and well researched comic podcasts around.

MarcusQ ,

Brilliant podcast focusing on Comics and Pop Culture

Fantastic podcast hosted by Jimmy Aquino. Fast paced and great for quick weekly overview. Great for commute!

danielthedrummer ,

Probably the best podcast on earth. . .

This podcast has really opened my eyes up to a lot of great comics that i otherwise wouldn't have known existed. Jimmy and Joe do great and thorough reviews of comics from a very broad range of publishers, creators and styles and are also a hilarious duo. Comics and comedy. What more can you ask for?

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