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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 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
    Episode 1152 - Comic Beat Insider 45: ON THE TOWN - Gotta Get Some Gargle!

    Episode 1152 - Comic Beat Insider 45: ON THE TOWN - Gotta Get Some Gargle!

    In our 45th episode of COMIC BEAT INSIDER (CBI), Jimmy and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat Chief) are joined by friends Erin Crosby (Forbidden Broadway) and Trish Mulvihill (comics colorist) to discuss the 1949 Gene Kelly musical film ON THE TOWN. How different is this from the stage musical? Just how many dream ballets are there? Can Jimmy gush over Vera-Ellen throughout the whole recording? Was there ever really a "Miss Turnstiles" or something similar in NYC? Do the female cast members steal the show (they do!)? 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 30 min
    Episode 1151 - CNI Loves You!

    Episode 1151 - CNI Loves You!

    Reviews: Black Hammer Visions #1, Orcs #1, Radiant Black #1, Black Lightning s4 premiere

    Happy Valentine's Day, lovers! CNI brings you the love once again. Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers again. Thanks to Melissa, Jon, and Ashley. 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: Milestone Comics relaunch is delayed, a new adult animated series called VELMA based on the Scooby gang character is coming, the business side of mutantdom will be explored in Marvel Comics X-CORP  and more. Also, get a hold of us!
    Thanks for listening!

    • 24 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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