Episode 701 – No Sleep til SDCC!

Reviews: Kong of Skull Island #1, New Super-Man #1, Powerpuff Girls Vol 3 #1, Ghostbusters

No rest for the podcaster! The epic 700th episode went down last week and now it’s off to San Diego for Comic Con! Because of all the mad planning and prepping, Jimmy does a quickie solo episode to let you know what his media coverage/plans are for this year’s SDCC. He recruits some friends to do some mp3 reviews for him so it’s not entirely all Jimmy all the time. You’re welcome! Thanks to Rich, Emily, Monica and John for sending their audio reviews in. News includes: a new Jessica Jones comic is coming from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, DC/Vertigo is bringing a comic book sequel to the 1987 film The Lost Boys, Betty Boop returns to comic books via Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Horse announces more adult coloring books including Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Bryan Lee O’Malley has a new graphic novel trilogy coming your way. 

Jimmy will do an SDCC recap next week and will probably just release SDCC specials for 2-3 weeks to catch up on life. So, no regular format podcast for at a bit. Hope you enjoy all the massive coverage he’s going to get! And if you see him out there, say “hi”!

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Episode 700 w/ Michael Emerson/Carrie Preston/Fred Van Lente/Kate Rigg/Lyris Hung/Miss Lasko-Gross/Vera Greentea/Rafael Kayanan!

Reviews: Bounty #1, The Flintstones #1, Kim & Kim #1, Throwaways #1

It was some last minute negotiating/planning, but Jimmy and Producer Joe were able to pull off an 11th hour anniversary episode! We gathered at the wee early hour of 12pm on Sunday at Adella wine bar (410 w. 43rd St) here in NYC. Thanks to Adella for hosting! Swing on by if you’re ever in NYC. Big thanks to special guests Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Fred Van Lente, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung. And big ups to last minute drive-by guests that Jimmy called up: Miss Lasko-Gross, Vera Greentea and Rafael Kayanan. Of course, since it’s an anniversary episode, there was plenty of singing. Couldn’t have done it without the awesome CNI Chorus consisting of Rachel Felstein, Kristen French, James Rodriguez, Tony Wolf, Emmy Potter, and Amy Wolk. Thanks to all whom attended as well! We brought  back the “10 words or less” reviews and even covered some news in between. News included: a new Iron Man is coming and she’s a young black female named Riri Williams, John Cho says we’ll learn his character Sulu is gay in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Luke Cage mini-series is finally coming to Marvel, Mondo is releasing an Over the Garden Wall vinyl album, and DC is bringing you a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe/Thundercats mini-series in October.

Michael Emerson talks about the Person of Interest finale and interesting fan encounters, Carrie Preston talks about her time on The Good Wife and True Blood and has great advice for young actors, Kate Rigg and Lyris Hung do an awesome nerdy spoken word improv, Fred Van Lente talks about some of his current/upcoming work like Weird Detective and Generation Zero, Miss Lask0-Gross discusses The Sweetness, Vera Greentea talks about her recent 9th successful Kickstarter for a new comic she’s writing (more Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits) and Rafael Kayanan talks about his upcoming TV work.


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PINNED: Hasbro 2016 Black Series 6-Inch Fan’s Choice Poll

Read on to learn how to vote. Voting will remain open until 11:59 pm ET on July 10.

The Hasbro Black Series 6-inch Fan’s Choice Poll has returned for 2016! Check out the details below on how YOU can let your voice be heard, and help decide which new Black Series 6-inch figure will be hitting the Hasbro production lines in the near future.

  • All Star Wars characters are eligible for nomination except characters from Rogue One.
  • Characters nominated from Star Wars Rebels or The Clone Wars would be sculpted in the realistic style of the Black Series line.
  • To vote, please email your nomination here (limit one (1) vote per individual email address).
  • Voting will remain open until 11:59 pm ET on July 10.
  • As per Hasbro’s instruction, they must receive our top six (6) fan’s choice poll results by 1:00 pm ET on July 11.
  • The final vote will be held on StarWars.com and the winning figure will be revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con Hasbro Star Wars panel.

Good luck to everyone who sends in their nominations!

Episode 699 – Racing to 700!

Reviews:  Cryptocracy #1, Jade Street Protection Services #1, Super Human Resources #1, Zoe Dare vs Disasteroid #1

We are one episode away til the big 700th anniversary recording this Sunday! Jimmy is joined in studio by Rachel Felstein and Kristen French in the rotating co-host chair(s). They are also going to be part of the CNI Chorus this weekend as they have in the past. Oh yes, as usual, there will be songs! In this episode, we talk about more 700 happenings/guests/etc. News includes: the sad passing of TV’s Lois Lane, Noel Neill, Samuel L. Jackson says his Star Wars character, Mace Windu, is still alive, Tom Felton is joining the cast of The Flash as a series regular, Marvel is unveiling a 13′ bronze Captain America statue at SDCC, Pixar says it will only have original movies starting in 2019 and lay off sequels for awhile, and the OED has added “Scooby snack” as a word. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Episode 698 – Still More Heroes Con w/ Brenden Fletcher!

Reviews: Action Man #1, Lucas Stand #1, She Wolf #1, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Adaptation #1, Game of Thrones S6 finale

The last of the Heroes Con interviews are upon us! Jimmy sat down with Brenden Fletcher for a long overdue interview about his work on Gotham Academy, Batgirl, Black Canary and more. Jimmy’s old friend Rebecca joins him in studio in the rotating co-host chair and they have a lengthy (sorry) discussion about that Game of Thrones finale. They discuss a PR email and Jimmy is ecstatic over a Steranko tweet to him. News includes: Cerebus returns, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl also return in comic book form, IDW is bringing us a new Star Trek anthology, the new Mortal Kombat film has cast 12 major roles, the second volume of the music of DC comics is coming, the 2016 NJ Superhero weekend at Comic Fusion is again holding their annual event in August. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Episode 696 – More Heroes Con: Introverts vs Extroverts Panel w/ Bridgit Connell/Monica Gallagher/Erica Henderson/Kata Kane!

Jimmy attended Heroes Con last weekend and moderated some great panels! Here, you’ll hear the Introverts vs Extoverts panel he did with Bridgit Connell, Monica Gallagher, Erica Henderson and Kata Kane. They talked about how they learned to overcome being introverted, gave advice on how they promote their work, if there is such a thing as being too extroverted and much more! Check out this informative and fun panel! And later this week, CNI will release a Heroes Con interview special with Bobby Timony, Brockton McKinney, Kevin Mellon, Nic Terhorst, Genevieve FT, Buzz, Anna-Liisa Jones, Haigen Shelley, and Jim Shelley. And then in next week’s podcast, the final Heroes Con interview with Brenden Fletcher will be available for your listening pleasure. Phew! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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PINNED: Star Wars Collectors Cast: Episode 66

Here’s a rather short episode of Star Wars Collectors Cast, brought to you by the Jedi News Network, featuring James Burns talking to Guz Lopez.

Sometimes we cannot always use the audio we have recorded for each show, and when James Burns spoke to Gus Lopez about the Collectors Track gifts, available at Star Wars Celebration next month, they had not yet been revealed. The audio in episode 65 of the Star Wars Collectors Cast reflected this, but now with information of the gifts available and questions about the future of ‘Star Tots’, here’s the audio that we couldn’t share with you last week in a very short, and extra episode, of the Star Wars Collectors Cast.

If you’ve still not listened to the full interview with Gus, heard the latest news about Steve Sansweet coming to London for Celebration, all about James’ recent trip to LEGO in Billund & LEGOLAND Windsor with Chris Pearce from Brickset.com, and the latest collectibles available at Walt Disney World with Mark Newbold – then check out Star Wars Collectors Cast: Episode 65 now.

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Episode 694 – Heroes Con Bound!

Reviews: Aquaman Rebirth #1, Detective Comics Vol 2 #934, Flash Rebirth #1, Ghoul Scouts Night of the Unliving Undead #1, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1, Wacky Raceland #1, Wonder Woman Rebirth #1

Emily Edwards comes back for 2 weeks in a row of rotating co-host chair action! Jimmy is heading to Heroes Con this weekend so they chat about his plans for the show which include moderating panels, interviews and more! News includes: that Battlestar Galactica movie is finally moving forward, Kevin Smith’s Mallrats movie sequel will now be a 10 episode TV series, Gotham is recasting/ageing up Poison Ivy, and Sony announces a new Spider-Man game exclusively for the PS4. Leave your Email


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Episode 693 – Rebirthing!

Reviews: Batman Rebirth #1, Bolts #1, Civil War II #1, Control #1, Green Arrow Rebirth #1, Green Lanterns Rebirth #1, Superman Rebirth 

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the rumors involving Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and Tom Hiddleston as James Bond. News includes: Superman will make an appearance in the first 2 episodes of Season 2 of Supergirl, Millarworld announced Reborn from Mark Millar and Greg Capullo, and Gillian Anderson will play “Media” in the upcoming TV adaptation of American Gods. Jimmy is leaving for Heroes Con in North Carolina next week and you shouldn’t definitely go if you are in Charlotte from June 17-19! One of the best comic conventions around. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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PINNED: RADIO 1138 Episode 45

It’s time to join Mark Newbold and James Burns for the latest episode of RADIO 1138, brought to you by the Jedi News Network.

We’re halfway through the year already, which means Rogue One is only 6 months away and with Star Wars Celebration Europe looming on the horizon we’re taking Beggar’s Canyon at full throttle. James talks to UK Garrison/501st UK Commanding Officer about the role that six of the UK team played in The Force Awakens, and they also reveal the venue for the Celebration Bash! We return to Burnley and Star Wars Fan Fun Day to chat with The Force Awakens star Sandeep Mohan and original trilogy star Cathy Munroe and chat for the third time with The Force Awakens puppeteer Dee Tails. All that and the latest galactic news on episode 45 of RADIO 1138. You can contact us on Skype at JediNewsNetwork with your comments, views and opinions and be a part of the show.

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