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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 • 89 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 1106 - The Witches Get Stitches!

    Episode 1106 - The Witches Get Stitches!

    Reviews: Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Songs of Glory #1, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Presents Madam Satan One-Shot, Dune: House Atreides #1, The Scumbag #1, The Witches

    Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Marta, Ashley 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/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Tim Burton is developing a The Addams Family film, Willow is returning as a Disney+ series, Mini Pong Jr is coming for Christmas and more. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 24 min
    Episode 1105 - Comic Beat Insider 29: The Masque of the Red Death - Death Has No Master!

    Episode 1105 - Comic Beat Insider 29: The Masque of the Red Death - Death Has No Master!

    In our 29th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) and Jimmy are joined by The Beat staff writers Edie Nugent and Ricardo Alejandro Serrano Denis to discuss the cult Roger Corman film THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. Why did Corman adapt the famous Edgar Allan Poe story? Did he stay true to the story? What was the significance of Hop-Toad? How does the film hold up and stay relative? And who did Jimmy pick for his updated modern re-casting? Tune in to find out! As always, a great discussion with an awesome panel! 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 23 min
    Episode 1104 - Lovecraft Country!

    Episode 1104 - Lovecraft Country!

    In another no frills chat, Jimmy and Producer Joe talk about the hit HBO show LOVECRAFT COUNTRY. We talk all of season 1 and that crazy finale.  Such incredible performances and writing throughout. Does everyone make it out alive? Does Christina get her comeuppance? Do Tic and Leti get a happy ending? Did showrunner Misha Green have any regrets? Did we like the finale? How is a shoggoth like Scooby-Doo? Will there be a season 2? Tune in to find out! Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 1103 - CNI Unplugged: Mariah McCourt!

    Episode 1103 - CNI Unplugged: Mariah McCourt!

    In this episode, Jimmy recruits one of his favorite correspondents to conduct an interview. Melissa steps in the interview chair and has a fascinating discussion with writer Mariah McCourt about her hit comic series ASH& THORN from Ahoy Comics. They dig deep into the series, character development, art, recipes and more. (Including some adorable appearances by her little daughter.) Find out why it's described as Golden Girls meets Buffy! Listen to this fun and awesome discussion! Kudos to Melissa for conducting a really great first interview. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 53 min
    Episode 1102 - CNI, Motherf**ker!

    Episode 1102 - CNI, Motherf**ker!

    Reviews: Commanders In Crisis #1, The Devil's Red Bride #1, Dracula, Motherf**ker!, Rorschach #1, Helstrom s1, Lovecraft Country season finale

    Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, Marta, Ashley 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/or watched what we reviewed and send us your thoughts! Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: lots of DC Future State news and some fun Star Wars facts from a new book. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 27 min
    Episode 1101 - Comic Beat Insider 28: BEETLEJUICE - Scared Sheetless!

    Episode 1101 - Comic Beat Insider 28: BEETLEJUICE - Scared Sheetless!

    In our 28th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) and Jimmy are joined by Jill Pantozzi (Founder/Owner of The Nerdy Bird/Deputy Editor at io9) and Jennifer de Guzman to discuss the hit Tim Burton film BEETLEJUICE. What was the original more sinister take on the film? How was the famous dinner scene done? How was it cast? What is up with cousin Jane? And Jimmy does his now regular modern recasting of the film. Who made the cut? Tune in to find out! As always, a great discussion with an awesome panel! 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 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Vichus Smith ,

Leaving a 5 star review

Nothing but LOVE!

BatJamX ,

Sweet X-mas! Great podcast, Guys!

I'm going to review my own show as if I'm just a listener from back in the beginning. Here goes:

"I've been listening to this one for awhile and it's good to see that they are getting things going again. Joe and Jimmy seem to have many a connection with A LOT of comic book pros resulting in great interviews w/ some comic book legends and up and comers! Always informative and often very funny. Keep it up, guys!"

Wow! I've convinced myself. I'm going to listen every week! :)

And for those whom dont like the sound quality...sorry kids! Really. But hey, it's free and I do it because I love it. If someone wants to provide professional equipment/editing/etc...please do and we'll be as awesome as those other podcasts!

beyondabsurdity ,

I love CNI!

Jimmy is a truly amazing pop-culture journalist. Always entertaining, fun, and a blast to listen to. I never go out of my way to rate podcasts, but this is a truly exceptional show. If you dig comics, movies, and geeky TV, you will love CNI.

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