201103231115.jpgMy voice is back enough to podcast! A miracle! Check out this week’s Comic News Insider Episode 322 – Walking The Beat with Heidi MacDonald in which I co-host with Jimmy Aquino:

Stepping into the rotating co-host chair this week is good friend Heidi MacDonald (The Beat). Heidi gives a great recap of last week’s big Chicago comic convention, C2E2. Jimmy hopes his real journalist pal wont call him out on his fajournalism. They chat about Jimmy being interviewed in Stated Mag, wish William Shatner a Happy 80th, judge the first pic of Adrianne Palicki in herWonder Woman outfit, Pop Funk Archie t-shirts and the new Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Seth Rogen movie Paul. News includes: Zack Snyder’s plan for his Superman film, new Sailor Moon in the U.S., The Sandman TV series is back on, Steve Rude needs an intern and Darren Aronofsky leaving the Wolverine movie. Listener feedback and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

The audio on my voice is a bit low, so you may need to use headphones. We had a blast doing it, and Inky the cat even makes a guest appearance.

For those who don’t know, Jimmy’s podcast used to have a regular co-host, Joe Gonzalez, who left the show not to pursue writing or acting or the usual suspects, but rather to spend more time with his charity, the Project Solution, which, rather than trying to solve a macro problem, tries to fix one thing, like building A well, or buying A class textbooks. From where we sit that’s pretty damned awesome. If you’d like to make a difference, check it out.


  1. Heidi, you were awesome! Thanks for co-hosting. And thanks for mentioning Joe’s non-profit. Very impressive indeed.

    And you’re right…use the headphones, kids. Still having some minor sound issues w/ the show. But sounds fine via headphones.

  2. Enjoyed the shows content. But I had a few questions. Why did Mr. Aquino cover his mic with a sock every few minutes and why was Heidi standing what sounded to be 50 feet from her mic? I could barely hear her but Jimmy sounded loud and muffled. Except at the end when they were both equally shrill as they screamed over the loud closing music.

    Also, why are comic book related podcasts always so unprofessionally done? I mean, would it have hurt to spend 5 seconds looking up The Spider on wikipedia so Aquino could actually sound informed as opposed to, well, not informed? When a film critic reviews a movie, they usually give some backround on the film and people involved and their past efforts. Heidi did this to a certain degree with her comments on Finder.

    It sounded like no one bothered to take notes or rehearse or anything (well, again, except for Heidi who did sound professional when she didn’t awkwardly try to blend in with Aquino’s goofball vibe).

    And why the long run time? This is not good as it allows for interminable amounts of unfocused rambling. 3 Chicks Review Comics has similar problems in that regard. Edit, edit, edit!

    More emphasis on the actual point and at least some marginal research into what you’re talking about and more focus please. Talking like you’re hanging with a pal sounds good on paper. But in practice…for almost 90 minutes, not so much. I know it’s free and all, but jeez. This might’ve sounded harsh, but being and sounding professional only helps to distinguish and benefit the podcast, no?