300 episodes

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 1055 - Comic Beat Insider 13: Lassos & Kryptonite w/ Jessica Davis/Ali Sattar!

    Episode 1055 - Comic Beat Insider 13: Lassos & Kryptonite w/ Jessica Davis/Ali Sattar!

    In our 13th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) and Jimmy are joined by friends Jessica Davis and Ali Sattar. This week, we chat cosplay with 2 professional cosplayers in Wonder Woman and Superman! Fascinating audition stories, heart warming moments with fans, and costume comforts. We also get into acting, gaming, Twitch, cast a Justice League movie and there may even be a song! Also, if you're curious about the leather work by Jessica's husband that was discussed, check out his Instagram for some amazing pictures! Always a super fun discussion. Join us each week to listen in live! Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 1054 - Comic Nooby News!

    Episode 1054 - Comic Nooby News!

    Reviews: Ash & Thorn #1, Batman: Smile Killer #1, Bleed Them Dry #1, Sleeping Beauties #1, Adventure Time: Distand Lands: BMO, Scoob!
    Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Marta, Jon, Melissa, and the return of Emmy! We keep with the style of doing some tight 1/2 hour regular format shows. Hope you're enjoying the brief episodes!  Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: Margot Robbie is developing new Pirates of the Caribbean films, the Eisner Awards are starting over, BTS has new graphic books out and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 26 min
    Episode 1053 - Comic Beat Insider 12: Weeping Willow - Attack of the Eborsisk!

    Episode 1053 - Comic Beat Insider 12: Weeping Willow - Attack of the Eborsisk!

    In our 12th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) and Jimmy are joined by friends Jon Hoche and Stacey Whittle. This week, we chat about the cult-hit film WILLOW. Jimmy has never seen it while everyone else are die-hard fans. Even some of Heidi's family joins us at the end to talk about their love of it. Nerdy talks of the cast, trivia, fave moments and more. And as usual, Jimmy casts a remake with today's actors. Always a super fun discussion. Join us each week to listen in live! Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 1052 - So Metal!

    Episode 1052 - So Metal!

    Reviews: A Man Among Ye #1, Dark Knights: Death Metal #1, Wynd #1, Black Summer s1, Crossing Swords s1, Looney Tunes Cartoons s1, Onward
    Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Marta, Jon, Melissa, Dave, Emily and Evan! We get pretty metal in this episode. Well, for at least 2 of the reviews. Thanks to Emily for the news which includes: a new The Walking Dead one-shot comic starring Negan is on the way, a security mishap halts voting on the Eisner Awards, Milestone Comics is finally returning soon and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 34 min
    Episode 1051 - Maximum CNI!

    Episode 1051 - Maximum CNI!

    Reviews: Adventureman #1, The Boys: Dear Becky #1, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Every Generation #1, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: Death of Nancy Drew #1, HBO Max: To the Max Digital Comics (Hector/Brian/Olivia) #1, Doom Patrol season 1, Looney Tunes Cartoons season 1
    Comics are slowly rolling out so we grab some new ones to review for you along with a couple of TV shows! Thanks to regular reviewers Melissa, Jon, Emily, Marta and David! News includes: DC Comics to hold online event called DC FanDome in August, Marvel Comics is sticking to Wednesday distribution, Star Wars: The Clone Wars "probably" wont have another season and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 28 min
    Episode 1050 - Comic Beat Insider 11: Remembering Dennis O'Neil & Nerdy News Chat!

    Episode 1050 - Comic Beat Insider 11: Remembering Dennis O'Neil & Nerdy News Chat!

    In our 11th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) and Jimmy are joined by friends Joe Grunenwald (The Beat Managing Editor) and Emily Edwards. This week, we remember the late Denny O'Neil and Heidi shares stories of when they worked together. Lots of news this week and we discussed Batwoman, new Looney Tunes, SDCC online, the Eisner Awards, the Punisher logo, JK Rowling and more. We end with some recommendations of things to read and watch. Always a super fun discussion. Join us each week to listen in live! Send in topic ideas for future episodes. Be it in comics, TV or film. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 44 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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