Comic Book Bears Podcast

Join Steve, Bill (sorry ... William) and Bryan at the spinner rack once again as the CBBears offer up a nice dose of funnybook talk. Their selections this time around include Mister Miracle #11, Border Town #1, Captain America #s 1- 3, Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #2, Royal City #14 and Batman #55. You'll also get a tangent about going digital and we do talk about Batman: Damned ... but not much.

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_136.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:03am EDT

As Brother Bryan is off curling, Steve and Billy Z decide to do something a little different on this episode! The fates conspired against Billy's receipt of recent comics so our remaining bears decided to make this episode pretty much comic book free! Instead of chatting about their favorite four-color heroes and indie books the CBBears instead talk about other things they are enjoying during the summer months. Movie and TV news and shows are discussed along with toys, concerts and a recent BluRay/DVD buying binge on the part of one the co-hosts.  Within this episode's 90+ minutes The Toys That Made Us, The Pixies, great concerts, The Alienist, internet responses to casting, Mego toys, Smashing Pumpkins, I'm Dying Up Here, The Expanse, The Americans, terrible concerts, treasures found at Dollar Tree, They Might Be Giants and lots more make an appearance! And what show wouldn't be made better by a lifeguarding/acne tangent!?!?!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_135.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

It is nuptial season in the comic book world and Bill, Bryan and Steve (along with unwanted wedding crasher in the form of Bill's head cold) are back with you for a new Comic Book Bears Podcast episode to talk about the recent Batman/Catwoman and Colossus/Kitty Pryde wedding issues! In addition to the aformentioned lovebirds, the CBB boys also talk about the first comic book wedding issues that they can remember as well as their favorite comic book wedding issues! All this plus Steve talks about the Black Hammer universe, Bryan talks about The Man of Steel and Bill fights a brave battle against the word "ambitious" within this hour+ of funnybook talk!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_134.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

Grab some popcorn and get in your theatre seats as we have a movie triple bill to talk about. And to help out the CBB Boys this week we are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time the amazing Caleb Alexander-McKinzie of the Southern Fried Geekery Podcast! Like everyone else in the CBB cave, listen in and you'll fall in love with him! (Sorry, boys - he's married!) Over the last few weeks we have seen the releases of Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story and we needed to gather round the mic to talk about them. So join Caleb, Bryan, Bill and Steve to hear their opinions on these three films and we even sneak in a little bit of honest to gosh comic book talk toward the end!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_133.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

We are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time queer comic book creator and educator Justin Hall! Justin is an Associate Professor of Comics at the California College of the Arts and a Fulbright Scholar. He's a pioneer historian of LGBTQ comics and in 2012 he curated the anthology No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which featured milestone contributions by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer comics creators. Now, Justin's Lambda Literary Award-winning and Eisner-nominated collection is the inspiration for a documentary film directed by Peabody Award-winning and national Emmy-nominated filmmaker Vivian Kleiman. This feature-length film will bring stories from the comics off the page and give you a personal introduction to the dynamic artists and writers who paved the way! Justin discusses the Kickstarter campaign for the film, which runs until May 23rd, as well as his own comic work and much, much more! Links are below!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1077551457/no-straight-lines-four-decades-of-queer-comics

https://www.facebook.com/justinhall.comics

https://www.cca.edu/academics/faculty/jhall

https://twitter.com/justincomics

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_132.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

Comic Books Bears Billy Z and Steve offer up a very special episode about a very special episode this time around! To talk about the recent "Carrie The Musical" episode of The CW's Riverdale the CBB boys are thrilled to bring back to the show geek culture writer and Archie Comics expert Chris Cummins! Not only is there a discussion regarding the episode, the history of Carrie The Musical itself (which was a legendary Broadway flop) is also covered in all its blood stained glory!

DISCLAIMER 1: There were some recording glitches which Billy Z did his best to cure in the mixing process.

DISCLAIMER 2: This is our gayest episode yet! Hands down!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_131.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

Bryan, Bill Z and Steve are back on the mic to offer up to you a solid hour and a half of comic book and comic related talk.  We cover recent comic culture news such as the concerns for Stan Lee after his appearance at the Silicon Valley Comic Con and the controversies over the recent 99 cents Marvel sales on Comixology.  We then turn on the tube and talk about what is happening with Legion, Legends of Tomorrow, SHIELD and Krypton. Finally we lope on over to the spinner rack and talk about Dark Knights: Metal, Brilliant Trash, Snagglepuss, The Terrifics, Lockjaw and more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_130.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Though we were unhappy that Bryan could not join us for our latest episode due to his work travels, we are thrilled to bring back to the show special guest Wendi Freeman of the Double Page Spread Podcast! Instead of testing out Steve and Bill's chairs, beds and porridge Wendi joins the boys at the spinner rack as they discuss Milk Wars, Super Sons, Armstrong and The Vault of Spirits, Young Monsters in Love, the Black Hammer-verse and much, much more.  And in celebration of International Women's Month, we also spotlight women artists we really dig and our recommendations for kick ass female led comics. And we celebrate the face that we got through over an hour without going too far off on tangents ... by going off on tangents.  Listen in as and you will find out about the recent importance of bananas in Wendi's life, what Bill thinks of 1970's Hanna-Barbera cartoons and just why the cover girl for our episode is Stevie Nicks!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_129.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

The Comic Book Bears boys head to the movies this time around! Put those earbuds in and enjoy an hour of discussion about Black Panther! Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, it is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis! Bill, Bryan and Steve offer up their (SPOILER FILLED) opinions about the film that is breaking box office records all over the place! And since it is a comic book based podcast, the CBBears have comic book runs starring Black Panther to recommend! In this episode you will also hear Bryan super excited about his favorite sport now that the Winter Olympics are happening, Bill revealing a film he thinks is better than Superman III, Batman and Robin, Catwoman AND Howard the Duck, and you won't believe the verbal mileage Steve gets out of a 10 page back up story from 1980!

WAKANDA FOREVER!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

We are finally back to having all of the CBBears on the mic with Steve, Bryan and Bill convening to talk about current comics! And what is on this episode's pull list? Mister Miracle #6! The Phoenix Resurrection #s 1-5, Superman #39, Dark Nights: Metal #5, The Silencer #1, Doomsday Clock #3, Detective Comics Annual #1, The Flash Annual #1, Sex Criminals #21, Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe #1 and more! All that and naturally The Woofs of the Week!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_127.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

Bill and Steve offer up an hour plus of retro comics talk as they look back on the very early days of Image Comics. What Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino and Rob Liefeld did in the early 90's was nothing short of revolutionary for the comic book industry.  Join us as the CBB spinner rack becomes a time machine and we discuss Spawn, Youngblood, WildC.A.T.S., Savage Dragon, Shadowhawk, Cyberforce and more. We also delve into titles that the big two released in the wake of the aforementioned that were very, very Image-y in certain ways.

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_126.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

The Comic Book Bears are finally back!! After too long a wait Steve Mowry and Bill Zanowitz make their return to your earbuds and for the first episode of 2018 a bunch of fairly recent books are discussed! Doomsday Clock #s 1 & 2! Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1! Batman Annual #2! Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey! Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man! Plus The Woofs of the Week and more!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_125.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

In the first part of this new episode, Bill Zanowitz interviews Andy Mangels! Andy is a man of many pop culture credits including authoring novels, comic books, and magazine articles and producing DVD collections. Andy is here to discuss the recent Wonder Woman 77 Meets The Bionic Woman from Dynamite and DC which he wrote and which has recently been released in a collected edition. Apart from taking us through this historic first meeting between Princess Diana and Jaime Sommers, Andy also discusses his long standing role in fandom, his work with Gay Comix, his moderating of the first Gays in Comics panel ever and his work producing DVD documentary materials for many TV seasons sets! And if that's not enough we also get to hear about with his performing with the Broadway Bears singing group and about his creating the first prominent LGBT character in the Star Trek universe!

After the interview, Bryan and Steve join up with Bill to discuss a couple of movies that you may have heard were recently released - Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_124.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

We did things a little different on this episode.  We turn on the tube instead of heading over to the spinner rack as Bill, Bryan and Steve are all on the mic in this ep to talk about the first few weeks of comic book based TV of the 2017-2018 season. Plus we throw alcohol into the mix. We flip the channels to talk about Lucifer, Supergirl, The Gifted, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Gotham, Arrow and Inhumans. Listen to this barely edited episode with some bits of snark, excessive appearances of "um"s and "like"s, Bill forgetting Steve's name and all of us forgetting Lou Diamond Phillips' name. 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_123.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Bryan and Bill recently went to New York Comic Con and also participated in a number of NYCC Presents events, just as they have in years past! Listen in and you'll hear about when went down at NYCC 2017! Then, while we were recording we went off on a tangent! Neither Bill nor Bryan were able to go to the queer oriented panels at this year's con but that doesn't mean they not did have opinions about the recent panels of a similar stripe that they either hosted or attended.  It turned into a really robust discussion and the CBBs decided to include it in full (and naturally would welcome anyone else's opinions on the subject matter that we cover.) We eventually course correct, get back to the con coverage and then head over to the spinner rack for some chatter about DC Rebirth titles, Marvel Legacy, Iceman, Mister Miracle and more current comics!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_122.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

Just sneaking in with another end of month check in! Bryan is otherwise occupied but Steve and Billy Z are back to let you about what has been going on, a preview of NYCC events that the co-hosts will be part of as well as some comic book talk with hairy heavy homo chatter about Dark Day: Metal, Archie #23, Heavy Metal #287, Runaways #1 and more!

Intro: Bear In Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: Elbow with John Grant - "Kindling (Fickle Flame)"

And make sure you check out this Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keepleft/captain-freedom-combat-hate-comic-book

 

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_121.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

We have been quiet on the Comic Book Bears front for most of the summer but we didn't want to send off Summer 2017 without leaving you with another episode.  This time around Bryan talks about what it was like hosting a panel at San Diego Comic Con! After that Bryan joins Bill and Steve at the spinner rack where they discuss books that are making them smile including Valiant's Secret Weapons, Mr. Miracle (and the Fourth World in general), Batgirl, Gotham Academy: Second Semester, Secret Empire and Super Sons!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue120.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

The Comic Book Bears had an unplanned summertime hibernation but we can't think of a better reason to get us up and moving within our cave than to welcome Thom Collins to the show for the first time! Thom is the creative force behind Occultation, a three part graphic novel series that explores a distant dystopian future and what happens when the religious, right-wing fundamentalists take power. The central character, Ellis Becker, is a 6’7″, 340lbs gay man who works as an "extractor" - a highly trained specialist who’s purpose is to extract people, art, literature and anything of value to the human race, without detection. Thom takes us through how he came to develop the universe that Ellis, his teammates and his adversaries inhabit, his creative process in crafting the very distinctive look of the series, his influences and much, much more! Occultation II was the first book in the series released and was the subject of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. A campaign to fund Occultation III is under way right now!

After the interview, Bill Z and Steve reconvene to talk about what they have been up to, what their missing co-hosts Bryan and Justin are up to, their experiences at HeroesCon and Garden State Comic Fest and then they head to the spinner rack for reading of books both new (Mage: The Hero Denied; the Batman/Elmer Fudd and Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny crossover specials) and old (Common Grounds, Ex Machina) and much more!

Links:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1235603036/occultation-iii

https://5ive9ine2wo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/occultationgraphicnovel/

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_119.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:18am EDT

We really wanted to get out an episode to you in time for the theatrical release of Wonder Woman so we crafted this very special episode with some very special guests! Joining Bill and Steve are Brad Taylor of the Wonder Words Podcast and James Figueiredo of Bear Nerd for an hour and 45 minutes of solid Wonder Woman talk! We discuss the history of Princess Diana of Themyscira in comics and in other media, her deep association with queer culture, what comic book arcs and graphic novel collections featuring Wonder Woman we would recommend and lots more!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_118.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:56am EDT

The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise came out recently and there is no better time for the Comic Book Bears to bring back to the show William Lindus of the Movie Bears Podcast! Will joins Bryan, Justin, Bill and Steve to discuss the continuing big screen adventures of Star Lord, Rocket, Drax, Gamora, Baby Groot, Nebula, Yondu and more! And after some comic book related TV and film news, Will gets the chance to talk comic books with the CBBears as X-Men Blue, Secret Empire, Batman, The Flash, Bug and Youngblood are among the books on the spinner rack on this episode!!!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue117.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

One last "missing" episode from our archives that we are bringing back to you! Originally released on January 26th, 2015.

The CBBears present to you the second of our special satellite episodes. This time around regular co-host Bill Zanowitz is joined by Michael Myers of the Valiant Podcast, DC Noise and Geek Brunch! Mike and Billy Z came to be comic fans at the same time and they will present their argument that 1973 was a GREAT year to enter the world of four color heroes! Through this episode you will hear them recount how they came to start reading and collecting, what it was like to experience the premiere episode of Super Friends, the magic that was the Mego World's Greatest Super-Heroes action figure line and what their early and long-time favorites were and are. Some of those favorites - 100 Page Super Spectaculars, The Defenders, Justice League of America, OMAC, The Flash, Spider-Man, Jack Kirby, Mike Grell, Cary Bates, Len Wein and much, much, much more! And, in keeping with the tradition of the their respective podcasts, Mike and Billy Z's involvement insures that there will be tangents galore!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

The CBB Bears are back and now that Legion, the FX TV series based on the Marvel comic, has wrapped up its first season, Bill, Bryan and Steve reconvene to discuss the entire season.  And to help them with this task they are thrilled to welcome for the first time to the show as a guest Chris Roman! Chris is a professor of English at Kent State and a huge comic book fan! (Boys, he's also very easy on the eyes!) Apart from the televised beauty that was Legion Season 1, they also discuss the recent Ardian Syaf X-Men controversy, the Woofs of the Week and more!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_116.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

We are THRILLED to announce that with this episode being re-posted that all of the past Comic Book Bears episodes which went missing for a time are now back in circulation!

On this one from just shy of a year ago, we were five strong in the Comic Book Bears den as Bill, Justin, Matt, Bryan and Steve were all on hand this week. First up, Daredevil's Season 2 on Netflix! Some of the bear boys had finished up their binge watching and chime in about what they thought of this season in which The Punisher and Elektra make their MCU debuts. Then, the long awaited Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette was recently released and that too comes under the CBB microscope. The (then) current comic talk continued on with Aliens: Defiance, Faith, Avengers: Standoff, The Ultimates, Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad: April Fool’s Day, Injection, The Omega Men, X-Men's Apocalypse Wars, Lois and Clark, Batman, Silver Surfer (complete with an Alicia Masters tangent) and more!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_93.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Original Show Notes from April 15th, 2016:

The CBBears are taking a brief breather so Tito and Bill fill the hairy homo weekly podcast slot this time. Grab some cereal and for the next hour (well, hour and 15 minutes) plant yourself on the couch, turn on the TV and listen in as Messrs Gutierrez and Zanowitz run down their favorite Saturday morning and weekday afternoon shows from when they were growing up.  If the names Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Sid and Marty Krofft, Protoculture, Tusky The Walrus, The Regal Beagle and The He-Man Women Hater's Club mean something to you, you just might have something in common with our hosts' respective top 10 lists!

Direct download: The_Tito_and_Bill_Goodtime_Hour_Episode_3.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

Original Show Notes from February 21st, 2016:

Tito and Bill head over to their bookshelves in this episode and talk about their all time favorite books about music and musicians. The subjects range from punk rock, The Beatles, The Louvin Brothers, Throbbing Gristle, KISS, Donovan, Patti Smith, The Partridge Family and death metal to Dean Reed, Broadway musicals, The Germs, Frank Zappa and bugglegum music!

Rock books rock!

Intro and Outro - Echo and the Bunnymen: "Read It In Books"

Direct download: The_Tito_and_Bill_Goodtime_Hour_Episode_2.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

Original Show Notes from January 25th, 2016

Tito and Bill are back with their first regular episode after a "zero episode" preview but unfortunately the topic is an unexpected and somber one. Listen in as they memorialize the life and career of David Bowie. They pick their favorite Bowie songs, recount their experiences seeing him live, how they first came to be aware of Bowie, their favorite cover versions of Bowie songs and a lot more.

 

Direct download: TheTitoandBillGoodtimeHourEpisode1.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

Very happy to announce that we are getting the missing Tito and Bill Goodtime Hour episodes back into circulation! Does this mean that there will be more? Hmmmm!

Original show notes from January 3rd, 2016:

The boys of the Comic Book Bears remain in holiday hibernation this week BUT that doesn't mean we won't stick to our weekly release schedule and have something special to share with you this week! And it is just what the pop culture doctor ordered– the very first episode of a new podcast with two middle aged gay dudes talking about music, movies toys and such.  You might not want it but you need it! Join Tito Gutierrez (guitarist with LA punk band Bear Fight) and Bill Zanowitz (host of the Comic Book Bears Podcast) as they introduce themselves in this getting-to-know-you episode. And what do they talk about? How does rapping about Mego action figures, Cliff Richard, Flash Gordon, concert venues in LA and NYC, Cheap Trick, Olympic skating superstar Scott Hamilton, Peter Boyle, Cary Grant, Elvira, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Kraftwerk, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, the Zodiac killings, Elvis Costello, John Waters films, Pete Townshend, Arthur Lee and Love, Johnny Depp, hair metal and Cinderella, Star Wars and more sound to you?!

 

 

Direct download: Tito_and_Bill_Goodtime_Hour_Episode_Zero.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:07am EDT

The Comic Book Bears Podcast is thrilled to bring back to the show Sina Grace! Sina is here to talk about the just released second season of his Self-Obsessed webseries, based on his graphic novel of the same name from Image Comics! As an added (and very woofy) plus, Sina brings along with him Kevin Sonnichsen who directed season 2! Listen in as Sina and Kevin take Steve, Bill and Justin through what to expect in Self-Obsessed Season 2 along with some of Sina's other recent work including his All-New X-Men Annual story, Persian Version, The Nine Weirdest Dicks I've Sucked and hella more! (And we totally earn that "Explicit" tag applied to this episode!)

http://sinagrace.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/sinadarkcomics

http://sinagrace.bigcartel.com/

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_115.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Matt, Steve, Bryan and Bill take a look at some very recent comics and cover what they are grooving on and what didn't ring their bells on this episode. On the Comic Book Bears spinner rack this week you will find The Walking Dead, Outcast, Cyborg, The Ultimates, Batman, Fight Club 2, X-Men '92, Patsy Walker Hellcat, Superman, Action Comics, Captain America and Jughead. Plus a little bit of Rhode Island talk (because you always need a little bit of that in your life.)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_90.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

The Comic Book Bears are thrilled to bring back to the show for a second time special guest Steve Lightle! You will know Steve from his decades long association with the Legion of Super-Heroes and as a prominent cover artist (Classic X-Men and The Flash among others), not to mention interior work on a host of titles. In recent times Steve has been the writer and artist of the webcomic Justin Zane.  As Steve details on his website Justin Zane "is the name of a hit tune in 2769 A.D., as well as the name adopted by an incredible mental patient on the satellite asylum known as "the TOMBS."  He lost his freedom because he is too dangerous to be free - or so they are telling him.  The psychiatrist assigned to his case is the intelligent and beautiful Doctor Glimmer Starborn - but she seems too good to be true.  Then there's the matter of the glamorous newscaster Catrina Fellina, the anarchist skrok band known as The Idle Reich, and the destruction of Yasgur's Planet." Steve goes into some of his future plans for Justin Zane, the supporting cast (which includes a character Steve created when he was six years old), his influences, a little bit of the Legion, working for the big two, his artistic process, The Beatles, sci-fi authors Steve loves, H.P. Lovecraft and horror comics ... and as an exclusive he lets us in on a big Justin Zane secret!

 

LINKS:

 

http://stevelightle.wix.com/justin-zane

 

https://www.patreon.com/Lunatick_Press

 

Intro - "Reflection of You" by Bear in Heaven

 

Outro - "86" by Green Day

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_86.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

With our bear brothers Justin and Bryan unavailable, Steve, Bill and Matt make sure that your weekly quota of hairy heavy homo comic book talk is filled. Listen in and you will hear us chime in on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, what Marvel titles we are still getting, Zodiac Starforce, Toil and Trouble, Saints, the New 52 books that we really liked, the Superman books, Deadpool Reborn, Deathmate (the Image/Valiant crossover in the 90's), Titans Hunt, Neal Adams, Superman vs. Muhammad Ali and a lot more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Episode_85.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

The Crimson Comedian! The Asinine Assassin! The Regeneratin' Degenerate! The Merc With The Mouth! Yes, on this new episode the CBBears talk about Deadpool! The new film starring Ryan Reynolds smashed box office records over the last week and the boys talk about what they thought of the movie! Then, since this is a comic book podcast, each of the Bears provides a Deadpool comic that they would recommend. It is also worth mentioning that on the day we recorded this show, it was also National Drink Wine Day ... and who are we to not celebrate? So, on top of a whole lot of Wade Wilson, we also jabber on about stand up comedians, DC Rebirth, Matt loving The Manhattan Projects, which two of us hate maple syrup flavored bacon and making his first appearance on the show in two years  - Drunk Bill!

 

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

 

Outro - "Since 84" by Mac Dre

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_84.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

The episode kicks off with our coverage of Batman: Bad Blood, the new DC Universe animated feature! Our Grand Poobear Billy Z attended the premiere of the film at the Paley Center in New York City and you will hear him speak with some of the actors and creators involved with the film - Yvonne Strahovski (Batwoman), Sean Maher (Nightwing) and character designer Phil Bourassa. After that Matt and Steve join Bill with what they thought of the movie.  Then Bryan and Justin add to the fun with some comic book talk including where things stand with Marvel's X-books, The Illuminati, Thor, Marvel's Contest of Champions, Poison Ivy, Alan Moore's Providence, IDW's Jem and the Holograms and as always a lot more.

 

Intro: "Reflection of You" by Bear in Heaven 

 

Outro: "83" by John Mayer

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_83.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

On the latest episode of the CBB podcast, snowstorms and wisdom teeth prevent Justin and Bryan from joining us but Bill and Steve are still on hand! And this duo is thrilled to welcome to the show artist/writer/poet Bubba from Wabi-sabi Zinez for the first time! Bubba talks with us about the super-cool 2017 NYC Queer Comic Fair happening on April 8th! The discussion then turns to some of Bubba's work including Odd Men Out, The Neighborhood is on Fire, Bad Sex, Papa and more!!!

Afterwards, Bill and Steve head over to the spinner rack to chat about some recent books including Harrow County, Valiant's A&A, the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Revolution one-shot, a bunch of DC Rebirth titles, The Wild Storm #1, Astro City #41 and ... well ... a whole lotta Astro City!

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "A Kind of Love" by Marc Almond

LINKS:

http://bgsqd.com/event/2017-nyc-queer-comic-fair/

https://www.facebook.com/events/964331220365856/

http://wabisabizinez.storenvy.com/

www.facebook.com/WabiSabiZinez

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_114.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

This time on the UKPNW@40 Podcast we will focus in on a pre-stardom recording by Joe Jackson.  Prior to his hitting the New Wave scene in 1978 as a solo artist he was part of the group Arms & Legs. Listen in as you'll get to hear his first ever lead vocal on vinyl from 1976!


We have sung the praises of Dash - the GREAT noir detective comic book set in 1940's Los Angeles centered around openly gay private eye Dash Malone from Northwest Press - a few times already on the show.  Now we are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time Dash writer Dave Ebersole! We kick off the show interviewing Dave and delve into the world of Dash, what might lie ahead for Phil, Zita, Cindy, Sal and the other characters, Dave's process and his work as a playwright and much, much more.  We then head into our Baltimore Comic Con wrap-up with a healthy CBBears contingent in attendance this year. Afterwards the whole group joins in to talk current comics with our observations regarding Sex Criminals, The Manhattan Projects, The New Deal, Ninjak, Brandon Graham’s Island, Book of Death, Captain America: White, Toe Tag Riot, Sentinel, A Piggy’s Tale: The Adventures of a Three Legged Superpup, Justice League, Sandman: Overture and much more!

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "Attica 71" by Olivver

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue71.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

We start the episode off with an in depth interview with writer/artist Steve MacIsaac! Steve has recently released the fifth issue of his Shirtlifter series and he discusses with us what Shirtlifter is all about, the creative process, his successful crowdfunding effort for the book, the complexities of promoting a gay oriented indie comic, what is up next for him and so much more!

Then the hosts are pleased to welcome back to the show producer Sam Kite from Bear City 3! But this time Sam gets to talk about the funnybooks with us.  There's a whole lotta of Marvel and Secret Wars talk, a lotta DC talk, some Valiant talk, Archie #2, The Wicked and the Divine, Tula Lotay, Phonogram: The Material Girl, Astro City #26, Hawkeye, Secret Wars tie-ins recommendations ... that's just skimming the surface.

(Also, one of the hosts was still dealing with the effects of strep throat when we recorded so there are some coughs here and there that snuck in before the mute button was hit. We hope what we couldn't edit out isn't too distracting.)

 WOOFY LINKS:

http://www.stevemacisaac.com/

http://www.bearcity.com/

http://www.bearcity3.com/

http://sinagrace.com/

http://www.dragoncon.org/

http://nerdyshow.com/flameon/

http://www.bearbust.org/

https://www.teepublic.com/user/VeryBear

http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=small-potatoes-who-killed-the-usfl

http://www.newyorksuperweek.com/en/Sessions/13308/Comic-Book-Bears-vs-Flame-On-Live

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_69.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

 THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 7 - 11/1976, ULTRAVOX'S DEBUT

The UKPNW@40 PODCAST is back and this time the spotlight sets on early November of 1976 when we first got to experience Ultravox.  After debuting in 1974 as Tiger Lily, the group first released music under the Ultravox name as part of the line-up of an Island Records compilation album.  Listen in and host Bill Zanowitz will tell you all about it!

Direct download: UKPNWat40_PODCAST_EPISODE_SEVEN_111976_ULTRAVOX_DEBUT.mp3mp3.mp3
Category:Punk and New Wave -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #113 - With Special Guest Joseph Carriker

On this episode of the Comic Book Bears podcast, the CBBears are thrilled to welcome to the show Joseph Carriker! Joe has been writing in the gaming industry for over fifteen years and is about to release his first prose novel - Sacred Band from Lethe Press.  Sacred Band is a queer themed super-hero tale which depicts the rise of a loose-knit super powered team dedicated to helping those who fall between the cracks in a world where the golden age of heroes is decades past.

After that Steve, Bryan and Bill spend some time discussing the first episode of Legion, the new X-Men related TV series on FX! (Mini-spoiler - they all liked it! A lot!)

http://josephcarriker.com/sacred-band/

https://twitter.com/oakthorne

https://www.facebook.com/sacredbandnovel/

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue113.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #94 - Captain America: Civil War (Originally Released May 15th, 2016)

This week Bill, Bryan, Steve and Matt are all on the mic to talk about Captain America: Civil War, the thirteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films! Civil War centers around The Avengers and disagreement over international oversight of the team which fractures them into two opposing factions – one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark. The CBBears weigh in on the film and also briefly discuss the 2006-2007 Marvel Comics crossover event that inspired the new movie in part!

 Intro - Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro - As I Lay Dying - "94 Years"

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_94.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #88 - A Quick One (While Bryan’s Away) (Originally Released March 24th, 2016)

Billy Z, Justin, Matt and Steve are back this week with an abbreviated episode that still manages to pack in a whole lotta funnybook talk! We hear a little bit about Bill's Chicago adventure at the C2E2 convention along with a healthy dose of Valiant (Archer and Armstrong, Ninja ... um ... Ninjak, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior), Marvel's Infinity Entity by Jim Starlin and Alan Davis and one of the Woofs of the Week leads to some unexpected Doom Patrol talk - which we promise to follow up on at a later date!

 Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "88 Lines About 44 Women" by The Nails

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_88.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #79 - Tubs!!! (Originally Released  January 18th, 2016)

The Comic Book Bears are Matt-less this week but Bill, Justin, Bryan and Steve still assure you a good amount of hairy-heavy-homo comic book talk in this episode loaded with recent issues! On the spinner rack in this episode are various X-books from Marvel, the first issue of Patsy Walker, Hellcat (with a new favorite character of ours among the supporting cast), Jupiter's Circle, Last Gang in Town, Dark Knight III, Darkseid War, Swamp Thing and much more!

 

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_79.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #67 - So Indie! (Recorded 7/15/2015)

The CBB boys were all about the Big 2 last time so this episode shifts focus to some of the finest books from independent publishers that they are digging. They start off with some discussion about their favorite bits of news from last month's San Diego Comic Con and then they launch into the indie talk! You get the lowdown on - Secret Identities; Gravedigger: The Predators; Dash; The Manhattan Projects; The Dying and the Dead; God Hates Astronauts; Luther Strode; Providence; 8 House: Arclight; Strange Fruit; Archie; Hellboy and BPRD; Airboy (of two different eras); Nathan and the Adonai; The Spire; Grant Morrison's 18 Days and more!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue67.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #112 - Wuvable Oaf's Ed Luce!!!

We are absolutely thrilled to bring to the Comic Book Bears Podcast for the first time the creative force behind Wuvable Oaf, the one and only Ed Luce! Ed joins Steve Mowry and Bill Zanowitz and they have Ed take us through the origins of everyone's favorite kitty cat loving, headbanging and hirsute masked wrestler up to the most current Oaf book Blood and Metal which recently came out on Fantagraphics! Amidst the expected talk about bears and cats and music and wrestling, we also explore Ed's work on Henry and Glenn Forever, his story in a sex themed issue of Heavy Metal along with some insight into Ed's future work! (Big thanks to Bennet Marks for the pic of Ed with Goteblüd himself!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_112.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #111 - The Best of 2016!

All four CBBears (Bill, Justin, Bryan and Steve) are on the mic for this episode! And for their first episode of 2017 they choose to look back and offer up their favorites for 2016! Listen in and find out what their picks for best ongoing title, best limited series, best writer, best artist and more are!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue111.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 65.5 - CBBears Just Talkin’ (Originally Released July 30th, 2015)

We decided to do something totally different with this episode.  Instead of sticking with our standard format, we instead have all five bears on the mic this time around, without any prep or plan and we just talk. And talk. And talk and talk. About everything!  Sketch comedy TV, Tina Fey, Monty Python, dead pets, Hulk Hogan and racism, gun control, Whitesnake, straight porn movies ... in fact we don't start talking about comics until the end of the episode.  It was a nice break for us and, though it might not be to everyone's liking, we still hope you will check it out!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue65Point5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 6 - 10/28/1976, THE VIBRATORS FIRST SESSIONS AND SINGLES

The 6th episode of the UKPNW@40 Podcast focuses on The Vibrators! The band were the first punk group to have recorded and released a Peel Session! You will hear a track from that session (recorded on October 12th, 1976 and released on October 28th, 1976) along with both of the singles just a few weeks later in November, 1976. Host Bill Zanowitz guides you through an introduction to the band as well as offering up what a Peel Session actually was.

Direct download: UKPNWat40_PODCAST_EPISODE_SIX_10281976_THE_VIBRATORS.mp3
Category:Punk and New Wave -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 5 - 10/28/1976, TEENAGE DEPRESSION BY EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS

The 5th episode of the UKPNW@40 Podcast spotlights the band that served as one of the bridges between the Pub Rock and Punk Rock scenes - Eddie and the Hot Rods!  Listen in as host Bill Zanowitz takes you through a brief primer on Pub Rock, the Rods' "Teenage Depression" single (released on the 28th of October, 1976) and their debut album of the same name (released on November 22nd, 1976.)


Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #110 - Heroes Vs Aliens Vs Bears

All four DC Comics-based shows airing on the CW recently were part of a crossover and Bryan, Bill and Steve are on hand to talk about it.  The event Heroes vs Aliens is based on DC's series from the late 80's Invasion and the bears take you through The Dominators' efforts to subjugate Earth! And if that wasn't enough, we also have current comic talk with Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, All-New X-Men Annual #1 (with a story by the amazing Sina Grace), Tomasi and Gleason's Superman, Bryan Hitch's wrap up of JLA, the relaunch of Nova and Grand Passion occupying space on this week's fat and furry spinner rack!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue110.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 4 - 10/22/76, THE FIRST UK PUNK ROCK SINGLE : NEW ROSE/HELP BY THE DAMNED

The 4th episode of the new UKPNW@40 podcast spotlights "New Rose/Help",the first single by The Damned on the independent label Stiff Records. Released on the 22nd of October, 1976, the single has the distinction of being the first single to be released by a British punk act. Join host Bill Z as he takes you through the pre and early history of the group.


    THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 3 - 10/18/76, PROSTITUTION AT THE ICA WITH THROBBING GRISTLE

The third episode of the new UKPNW@40 podcast spotlights the PROSTITUTION event held in October, 1976 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London which included a performance by industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle. The show, apart from TG, included pornographic images of band member Cosey Fanni Tutti, opening punk band Chelsea (appearing under the name "L.S.D.") in their debut appearance, a stripper performing between the bands, art installations including used Tampax in glass and transvestite security guards. Join host Bill Z as he details another historic event, this time from the more transgressive end of the early UKPNW period!


Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 109 - Doctor Strange vs Yahoo Serious

Marvel's latest entry in their Cinematic Universe was recently released so the Bear Boys naturally went to the movies.  Listen in as Bryan, Steve and Bill Z offer their viewpoints regarding Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch. After that, the comic book talk commences and among the books covered are Death of X and Civil War II from Marvel, The Tithe from Top Cow, Harbinger Renegade from Valiant and more. Also, added into the mix is waaaaay too much Inhumans talk.

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue109.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 78 - The Best Comics of 2015! (Originally released January 11th, 2016)

 

 

 

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. As we start thinking about our choices for the best comics of 2016, come step into the time bubble with us as we revisit our favorite books of 2015!

Bill, Matt, Bryan, Steve and Justin usher in 2016 by looking back at the previous year and offer up their favorites of 2015. Favorite Writer! Favorite Artist! Favorite Mini-Series! Favorite Ongoing Title! Favorite Single Issue! Who and what do they pick as their faves in the year of Secret Wars, Convergence, The Force Awakens and Left Shark? Well, you'll just have to listen in to find out!

 

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

 

Outro - "78 Stone Shuffle" by Gomez

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_78.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 76 - Turning on the TV Part 2 (Originally released December 20th, 2015)

 

 

 

 

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. Hope you enjoy another one from December of last year!

This week's episode is the second of our two-part look at comic book based TV shows. Matt, Steve, Bryan and Bill once again put the comic books back in the longboxes and turn on their TV set. This week iZombie, Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, Jessica Jones and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are on the Comic Book Bears' viewing screens! And again needless to say SPOILERS!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue76.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #75 - Turning on the TV Part 1 (Originally released December 13th, 2015)

 

 

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. Hope you enjoy this one from December of last year!

This week's episode is the first of a two-parter (sadly minus Justin) where Matt, Steve, Bryan and Bill put the comic books back in the bags and boards, put the tops on the longboxes and turn on their TV sets instead. This week our attention is focused on the shows currently airing that are based on DC Comics properties - Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow along with a tiny bit of discussion about the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow mini-series event.  Needles to say - SPOILERS if you haven't been caught upon these shows (though it should be mentioned that at the time we recorded this how and next week's episode #76 we weren't quite yet at the mid-season finale point for these programs.) Make sure you come back next week when iZombie, Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, Jessica Jones and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are on the Comic Book Bears' viewing screens!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue75.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 65 Part 2 - The Moon in June (Originally released July 19th, 2015)

 

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. Hope you enjoy this one from July of last year! (You can also search out the first part to the episode with a Jamal Igle interview!)

It is the long awaited second half of Episode 65!  This time around, Billy Z, Bryan, Steve and Matt talk about a whole bunch of things - AnimeNext, Flame Con, GeekOUT's Power anthology, Secret Wars and its tie - ins (1602, Weirdworld, X-Men books), Green Lantern, Bizarro, Midnighter, Constantine the Hellblazer, Nameless, Providence, Jupiter's Circle, If This Ben Sin as well as Blur, shows filming in our respective hometowns and the most professional sign-off to any podcast you will ever hear! (Don't be thrown off by the dates we refer to in the show - we have a bit of a backlog of recordings and we placed getting out the recent interviews we released to you as a priority. We are trying to get all of what we have in the can out to you before the end of the month.)

 

 Intro - Bear in Heaven - "The Reflection of You"

 

02:41 - AnimeNext, FlameCon, GeeksOUT Power, prepping for HeroesCon

 

18:20 - Secret Wars

 

25:22 - Secret Wars Tie-Ins (1602, Weirdworld)

 

36:01 - Secret Wars Tie-Ins (The X-Men Books)

 

50:33 - Green Lantern #41

 

58:11 - Bizarro #1

 

1:02:49 - Midnighter #1

 

1:16:23 - Constantine The Hellblazer #1

 

1:25:56 - Nameless (Image)

 

1:34:03 - Providence (Avatar)

 

1:37:30 - Jupiter's Circle #3  (Image)

 

1:44:50 - If This Be Sin by Hazel Newlevant

 

1:54:33 - The Woofs of The Week

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue65Part2.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #64 - Getting to Know Matt, The Warlord and Uggs (Originally released June 19th, 2015)

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. Hope you enjoy this one from June of last year!

Billy Z, Steve and Justin finally help Matt get fully invested as a Comic Book Bears Podcast host through asking him about his personal history as a comic book fan and what some of his all-time favorites are. Then the current comic talks begin. What will you hear us go on about? Convergence, The Warlord, Providence, A-Force, ACE (All Comics Evaluated), Sandman: Overture, Superman, Jupiter's Circle, Where Monsters Dwell, Dead Drop, Valiant Handbook 2015 Edition, Blackcross, Inferno, Fight Club 2, Old Man Logan, Supreme: Blue Rose and more.

And we are presenting our very first listener contest! Listen in to the show to find out how you can win a sketch cover edition of Old Man Logan #1 with the amazing image seen here courtesy of our own Fuzzbelly genius Matt Brossard! It will be a gumball rally to reply with a winning response to our episode post on our Facebook page. We can't make it TOO easy on you, so we will not be providing an episode breakdown until we have a winner! Good luck!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue64.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #108 - Post-Election

In this very somber episode of the Comic Book Bears Podcast which was recorded this past November 10th, the raw feelings about the results of United States Presidential election are at the forefront. Bill, Justin and Bryan lay down their thoughts.  Like the Orlando episode we felt it was important to discuss this seismic event. But if you want to skip that part of the discussion, you can go to the 34:22 mark where we actually begin discussing comic books. However politics doesn't end there though as we each provide a politically-based comic series or strip which we would recommend and the choices span from the 80's to the present day. (Or the present-yet-prehistoric day!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

A Tito and Bill Goodtime Hour Special - Podcast from The Elder!

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the 1981 album MUSIC FROM 'THE ELDER' by KISS. A huge commercial failure upon its release, the concept album does however have its fans. To discuss the album Tito and Bill have joined up on this special episode with a group of KISS fans and podcast veterans: Gordie Adams (The Gordcast), Kurt Beckman (B-Talk) and Jeff Anderson (Jeff's Fancy C-60 Podcast)!! Join us for the hour as we dish about why we think MUSIC FROM 'THE ELDER' is an underrated work, why we think it did not connect with the masses and add to the mix a heavy sampling of KISS-related tangents!

Direct download: Podcast_From_The_Elder_November_2016.mp3
Category:KISS Podcast -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #66 (Recorded 6/30/2015, originally released 6/30/2105)

Those bear boys continue to get caught up with unreleased episodes. This time Billy Z, Matt, Bryan, Justin and Steve congregate to talk cons, news and then, of course, the funnybooks themselves. First we cover Bryan and Steve's exploits at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. Then the whole group goes down the list of what Marvel's post-Secret Wars roster will look like.  The talk then turns to Marvel's Secret Wars tie-in books including Thors, the X-Men books and hella more.  After that, the Distinguished Competition gets its turn in the spotlight with talk about what is happening over in Justice League, Batman, Batgirl, the Superman titles and the #1 issues of Black Canary and Martian Manhunter! (And if you were wondering where the indie talk time is - - - fear not, true believer; the upcoming Episode/Issue 67 is nothing but indie comics talk!)

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue66.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #62 Part 2 - The Second Half Of The One Where These Gay Boys Talked So Long They Had To Split The Episode In Two (Originally Released 5/26/2015)

Billy Z, Bryan, Justin, Matt and Steve continue on with listener questions in part 2! You will also get to hear about what they did on Free Comic Book Day and what they thought about Multiversity #2.

 

And jock straps.

 

They talk about jock straps.

 

Intro: Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

01:00:05 - Listener questions continued (22:12 if you wanted to get right to the jock strap talk.)

26:50:00 - Free Comic Book Day

34:37:00 - Multiversity #2

54:42:00 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro - Marty Robbins - "Sixty-Two's Most Promising Fool"

 

http://www.trixiemattel.com/

https://nerdyshow.com/2015/04/flame-on-drag-is-the-new-spandex-trixie-mattel/

http://www.thebearsinthecity.com/

http://www.shawnsyms.com/

http://www.arsenalpulp.com/bookinfo.php?index=409

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23808096/cash-and-carrie

 

EXPLICIT LANGUAGE - not as bad as the last episode but ... jock straps.

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue62Part2.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #62 Part 1 - The One Where These Gay Boys Talked So Long They Had To Split The Episode In Two (Originally Released 5/18/2015)

The first of a two part marathon episode! Show regulars Billy Z, Justin, Bryan, Steve and newly official regular Matt go to the movies, turn on the TV and then take listener questions. (The current comic book talk doesn't hit until part two.) And let's just say there is more cussing and more alcohol consumption during this show than any previous one. First up, Avengers: Age of Ultron gets the spotlight. Next up is Daredevil on Netflix, now that all of us have seen the entire run. Then we are treated to the unforgettable throwdown of the Gotham season finale by Mr. Bryan Pittard. And last but not least it's the first part of our answering listener questions with topics ranging from Astro City to what Warner Brothers/DC is doing wrong in filmland to the Image books we read to the comic creators we find to be the woofiest. Part 2 is coming along real soon!

 

And we will give Matt a proper welcome to the show as a regular on a future episode soon - don't worry!

 

Intro: Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

1:16 - Avengers: Age of Ultron

34:20 - Daredevil on Netflix

48:13 - Bryan vs. Gotham

1:04:57 - Listener questions

Outro - (It's a surprise)

 

EXPLICIT LANGUAGE - hey, we recorded it on Cinco De Mayo.

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue62Part1.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #61 - With Special Guest Jay Piscopo! (Originally Released 4/24/2015)

Justin, Bryan, Steve, Billy Z and that returning Fuzzbellied friend of ours Matt Brossard himself are back with a new episode! First up, the bear boys interview comic creator Jay Piscopo! Jay is the author and illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series. He is also the creator of Sea Ghost, Commander X and a host of other characters based out of the Capt'n Eli universe.  Many of his creations have been turned into Mego-style action figures available through his own Nemo Toys. Jay has a signature style, combining 2D characters with 3D backgrounds and he joins us to discuss his body of work. After the interview Jay stays on the mic to join the rest of the crew for some media  and current comic book talk. Netflix's Daredevil and convention talk starts it off.  Then with DC's Convergence event starting up, a number of the tie-in books get air time as well as Jupiter's Circle from Image, Archie's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Archie vs. Predator crossover from Dark Horse/Archie, Valiant's Bloodshot Reborn and Divinity, Marvel's new Hawkeye series and more!

 

Fair warning - especially since The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli is an all-ages series, we thought we should give you the heads up that we slip in a few slightly naughty words here and there. Nothing that would come close to garnering an R rating but still worth the advanced word if kids are listening in.

 

INTRO  - Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

1:02 - Interview with JAY PISCOPO

46:24 - Daredevil from Marvel Studios on Netflix

1:10:08 - Bryan goes to MegaCon

1:17:03 - Billy Z goes to MOCCA

1:23:15 - DC's Convergence event including Suicide Squad, Batgirl, The Atom, Titans, The Question Superman and more

1:41:53 - Jupiter's Circle #1

1:47:40 - The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2

1:54:40 - Archie vs. Predator #1

1:59:37 - Valiant's Bloodshot Reborn and Divinity

2:10:12 - Hawkeye #2

2:12:52 - THE WOOFS OF THE WEEK

Outro - Bob Dylan - "Highway 61 Revisited"

 

WOOFY LINKS

http://www.captneli.com

https://www.facebook.com/jpiscopo

http://www.drivethrucomics.com

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shirtlifter/shirtlifter-5-new-gay-comic-from-steve-macisaac

https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/50-bands-and-a-cat-for-indiana-equality.html

https://www.humblebundle.com/books

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/judge-john-hodgman

http://www.watermarkonline.com/2015/04/09/gay-geeks-find-their-super-powers/

http://www.dcnoisepodcast.com/2015/04/19/dc-noise-special-convergence-and-billy-dee-willaims/

http://kingbonepress.com/

http://roxburyartsalliance.org/event/superman-radio-show/

Direct download: ComicBookBearsEpisode61.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #107 - Stabbity Bunny vs NYCC

We bring you our annual New York Comic Con wrap up episode, this time with returning guest Richard Rivera, writer of the amazing indie comic series Stabbity Bunny! Bill Z, Bryan and Steve along with Richard discuss what NYCC 2016 was like, including the NYCC Presents events that Bryan and Billy were part of.  Richard is also here to discuss a new Stabbity Bunny Kickstarter!! We round the show out with a healthy dose of current comic talk with The Black Monday Murders, Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy, The Walking Dead, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye and IDW/Hasbro's Revolution among the books discussed!

Stabbity Links:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/222334888/stabbity-bunny-5

http://www.stabbitybunny.com/

https://www.facebook.com/stabbitybunny

https://twitter.com/StabbityBunny

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue107.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #106 - With Special Guest Blue Delliquanti

CBB boys Billy Z and Steve are back from New York Comic Con!  They will be joined by Bryan next week to discuss what their experiences at that massive convention were like but before then they are thrilled to bring to their conversation cave this week the mega talented Blue Delliquanti!!! Blue is the writer and artist of O HUMAN STAR, a long-form online comic that started in 2012 and for which she has launched a Kickstarter campaign to put out a second graphic novel collection. O HUMAN STAR, which has been raved about on the show previously, presents the story of Alastair Sterling, an inventor who wakes up in a lifelike robot body 16 years after his death and must come to terms with the unfamiliar, futuristic world that is the result of his work and his legacy. Along the way he reunites with his former research partner Brendan and comes face to face with another robot whose mind is a copy of Sterling’s – and is living as a teenage girl and as Brendan's daughter - and we then follow the these three coming together as an unconventional family in a not-too-distant future. Blue also lets us in on MEAL, another upcoming project of hers! Love, robots, insect cuisine and Sailor Moon reconsiderations - they are all here in this great conversation!!

LINKS:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/772239660/o-human-star-volume-2-volume-1-reprint

http://ohumanstar.com/

http://www.bluedelliquanti.com/

Intro: Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: Anthony and The Mountain - "Raygun"

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue106.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #105 - The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators and NYCC 2016 Preview

 

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Bill, Bryan and Steve are on hand this week for an extra-sized episode as they get ready for this year's New York Comic Con! First up, the CBB boys are thrilled to bring to the show Thomas A. Crowell, Esq.! Thomas is a partner with the law firm of Lane Sash & Larrabee where he counsels clients on a wide range of entertainment law and intellectual property rights issues. He is also the author of The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators, the very first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry. The Pocket Lawyer is designed to help emerging artists and veteran professionals in the comic book industry build a solid foundation of business and communication practices and Thomas takes us through key legal issues involving protection of comic book properties. We also hear about the panels and seminars he is presenting at New York Comic Con 2016.

DISCLAIMER: Mr. Crowell’s comments should not be considered "legal advice," nor do they create an attorney-client relationship with the podcast listener.

Then we transition over to another guest joining us, our old friend Chris Cummins! CBB's own Bill and Chris will be co-hosting the Tales from the Toybox event for New York Comic Con's NYCC Presents! This multimedia evening will find Bill and Chris presenting a program about toys from the 60's to the present day which will feature many special guests and some amazing prizes and giveaways! And if that isn't enough, our own Bryan will be hosting  another NYCC Presents event, Flame On! Presents - Fan Feud, which will be a fun filled game show evening! All this and some talk of a Doctor Who event (involving some familiar names) and a comic book specific Woofs of the Week segment to round the show out!

 LINKS:

www.thomascrowell.com

Thomas Crowell's twitter: @Law_Crow

Firm website: www.lanesash.com

Firm email: tcrowell@lanesash.com

The Pocket Lawyer For Comic Book Creators: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Lawyer-Comic-Book-Creators/dp/0415661803

The Pocket Lawyer For Filmmakers: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Lawyer-Filmmakers-Independent-Producers/dp/0240813189/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474650634&sr=1-1&keywords=Pocket+lawyer+for+filmmake

New York Comic Con presentations:

Keeping Control of your Comic: Friday October 07, 2016, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 1A05: https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31424/Keeping-Control-of-Your-Comic-Part-1-Contracts-for-the-Comic-Book-Creator

CLE From panel to Publisher: Thursday October 06, 2016, 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 1A02: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/Continuing-Legal-Education-Opportunities/

CLE Printed page to silver screen: Sunday October 09, 2016, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM, Room 1A05: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/Continuing-Legal-Education-Opportunities/

NYCC Presents Events:

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/30127/Tales-from-the-Toybox

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/30129/Flame-On-Presents-Fan-Feud

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/30124/Doctor-Who-Costume-and-Trivia-Contest

Intro: Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: Subway Sect - "Nobody's Scared"

 

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_105.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 80 - Legends of Tomorrow, Opinions of Today (Originally Released January 25, 2016)

Hard to believe that DC's Legends of Tomorrow is less than a year old and about to enter its second season.  Jump on the Waverider with us as we go back to January when we discussed the first episode.

Brother Justin missed our rendezvous with Rip Hunter's Waverider so in this episode Matt, Steve, Bryan and Bill are on the mic to discuss DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the new super-team show spinning out of The Flash and Arrow which premiered on The CW last week. You'll get to hear what they thought of the episode, their picks for comics featuring these characters and, being the hairy heavy homos they are, other opinions about this exceptionally woofy cast. All this plus their Woofs of the Week and hella more!

 

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

 

Outro - "Around the World in 80 Days" by Bing Crosby

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_80.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:25am EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #60 - The Multiversity at the End of This Book (Originally Released April 17, 2015)

No guests. No TV talk. Just Billy Z, Bryan, Steve and Justin talking comics. And what is on the spinner rack? Multiversity: Ultra Comics, Convergence. Earth 2: World's End, The New 52: World's End, Batman: Eternal, some very good recent Superman books,  Spider-Gwen, Avengers: Ultron Forever, Avengers Forever, even more Avengers, Uncanny Inhumans, God Hates Astronauts, The Dying and the Dead, Nemo: River of Ghosts and much more. We also throw in Grover ... you'll hear. Lastly, the episode image is what happens when Steve challenges Bill.

 

Intro: Matthew Sweet - "Where You get Love"

1:01 - Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 (DC)

26:36 - Covergence #0 (DC)

39:58 - The last issues of DC's three weekly titles

1:03:19 - Scooby Doo Team-Up #9, Smallville: Continuity #4; Action Comics #39 (all DC)

1:11:55 - Spider-Gwen #3 (Marvel)

1:17:00 - Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 (Marvel)

1:23:24 - Avengers #43 (Marvel)

1:38:00 - Uncanny Inhumans #0 (Marvel)

1:41:00 - God Hates Astronauts #7 (Image)

1:51:00 - The Dead and the Dying #2 (Image)

2:01:14 - Nemo: River of Ghosts (Top Shelf)

2:06:00 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro: The Dominoes - "Sixty Minute Man"

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue60.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

CBB Flashback- Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #59 - Fuzzbelly! (Originally Released March 15, 2015)

Flashback with us and once again enjoy Matt Brossard's first appearance on the show!

Billy Z, Justin, Bryan and Steve are thrilled to bring to the show for the first time artist Matt Brossard a/k/a Fuzzbelly! We talk with him first about how he got into comics and what some of his favorites are. Matt also works as the Director of Community at Terapeak and in that capacity he discusses with us comic related transaction trends on eBay. After that we hear about Bryan's experiences attending TBRU (Texas Bear Round Up) recently. Then the current comic talk commences with discussions about people losing their minds over the Batgirl #41 Joker variant cover and the Superman and Wonder Woman redesigns, Secret Wars and post Convergence solicits, Spider-Gwen, Thor, Howard the Duck, Green Lantern, Gotham Academy, Arkham Manor, Swamp Thing, Descender, All-New X-Men, Suiciders ... and somehow we go off on a tangent about Jimmy Buffet.

 

THE BREAKDOWN:

Intro - Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

00.35 - Introducing Matt who fills us in on how he got into comics

10:00 - Comic sales trends on eBay

33:30 - Bryan goes to TBRU

47:20 - People lose their minds over the Batgirl #41 Joker variant cover and the Superman and Wonder Woman redesigns

1:03:29 - Secret Wars and post Convergence solicits

1:09:26 - Spider-Gwen #s 1 and 2 (Marvel)

1:16:00 - Thor (Marvel)

1:22:04 - Howard the Duck #1 (Marvel)

1:25:04 - Green Lantern #40 (DC)

1:21:38 - Gotham Academy and Arkham Manor (DC)

1:35:48 - Swamp Thing #50 (DC)

1:44:42 - Descender #1 (Image)

1:46:50 - All-New X-Men #37 (Marvel)

1:54:44 - Suiciders #1 (Vertigo)

1:59:20 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro - The Gaslight Anthem - "The '59 Sound"

 

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue59.mp3
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THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 2 - 9/20-21/76, THE 100 CLUB PUNK SPECIAL

The second episode of the new UKPNW@40 cast examines the first major punk festival held in the UK on September 20th and 21st, 1976.  Join host Bill Z as he details this historic event that which found The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Vibrators, The Damned, Stinky Toys, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Subway Sect on the stage at a two night gig that garnered major press for the then burgeoning punk movement!

Direct download: UKPNWat40_PODCAST_EPISODE_TWO_092176_100_CLUB_PUNK_SPECIAL.mp3
Category:Punk and New Wave -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #104 - A Bear Grrrs in Baltimore

Bryan, Steve and Bill are in the CBB cave this week and we start the show off with an announcement about ... the show. (Fair warning - it just might give you a frowny face.) We then move on to hearing about Bill's time at this year's Baltimore Comic Con. After that we bring on a whole lotta comic talk with bandwidth dedicated to DC Rebirth titles (The Flash, Superman, Supergirl), Frank Cho's Skybourne, The Flintstones, Die Kitty Die, East of West, Everafter: From the Pages of Fables and a great Beatles-related graphic novel which isn't The Fifth Beatle!

Intro: Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: Bob Seger and the Lost Heard - "East Side Story"

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_104.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 1 - 9/4/76, THE SEX PISTOLS

Bill Z of the Comic Book Bears Podcast has launched a new podcast - THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST!

UKPNW stands for United Kingdom Punk and New Wave and the intention of this podcast is to serve as a look and listen back at the amazing music that came out of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland during the period from 1976 to 1979. What Bill will be doing with this podcast, as close as practicality allows, is to celebrate UK punk and new wave record releases, radio and TV appearances, key concerts and other events on their respective 40th anniversaries. Bill fills us in on some of his background and what to expect in the coming months on the podcast.  This first episode examines The Sex Pistols and their debut TV appearance on September 4, 1976.

If you are digging what you hear, like the podcast facebook page, tell friends who you think may also be into a podcast like this and reach out to Bill at ukpnwat40@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/UKPNWat40-Podcast-231229423939957/

The Sex Pistols TV debut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-8x6FxybOY

 

Direct download: UKPNWat40_PODCAST_EPISODE_ONE_090476_THE_SEX_PISTOLS.mp3
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CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #89 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (originally released March 31st, 2016)

With the recent release of BvS on DVD and BluRay, this latest Flashback episode from this past March finds all five Bears on the mic to weigh in on the film!

Original show notes: The bears are back to five strong as Billy Z, Matt, Bryan, Steve and Justin are all on this week's episode to talk about a film you just may have heard of. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is director Zack Snyder's follow-up to 2013's Man of Steel and is the second installment in the DC Extended Universe series of films. What do these hairy heavy homos think of Batfleck, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Superman in the bathtub and the other elements of the movie? Listen in to our spoiler filled, spirited discussion to find out!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_89.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #58 - With Special Guest Peter David! (originally released April 17th, 2015)

Very proud to bring this episode back to our listeners, with our interview with the great Peter David!

Original show notes -

We here at the Comic Book Bears Podcast are thrilled to bring to the show the one and only Peter David for an interview! Peter is here to discuss the recently released Avengers Vault from Thunder Bay Press which he wrote in the first half of our show. We go on to discuss Peter's long and distinguished career as a comic book writer, touching on his work with X-Factor, Spider-Man 2099, Hulk, Fallen Angel, his plans with the upcoming Secret wars, film novelizations and much, much, much more! Peter also takes us through his writing process and we even get to hear about a new project he is involved with for the first time!

Afterwards Justin, Steve, Bryan and Billy Z get into the comic and TV talk. We tune in to what is happening on SHIELD, Gotham, Arrow, Flash, Agent Carter and even some Australian (!) small screen goings on. Then we turn to the four color format and yap about about Avengers #42, All-New Hawkeye #1, Spider-Gwen #1, Batman #39, the new Star Wars books from Marvel and, of course, tangents upon tangents.

 

Intro - Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

0:49 - Interview with Peter David

47:44 - Post-Interview chat including Photon, DC vs. Marvel, Doctor Strangefate and Amalgam Comics, original art, artists who work digitally, Ramon Perez, Neal Adams, Steranko

57:10 - Comic TV talk including SHIELD's return, Gotham, Arrow, Flash, the DC team show in development at the WB, Helix, Underbelly, Danger 5

1:18:00 - Comic talk including  Avengers, Age of Apocalypse, All-New Hawkeye, Jeff Lemire, Jason Latour, Spider-Gwen, Batman, the abundance of severed hands in the New 52, combo packs and digital codes, Billy Z needs a code buddy, want lists, Bryan manages his whole life with Excel, the Star Wars books from Marvel and more

1:57:03 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro - Chicago Transit Authority - "Poem 58"

 

LINKS:

http://www.peterdavid.net/

http://www.thunderbaybooks.com/product/Marvel-The-Avengers-Vault,472.aspx

http://www.crazy8press.com/2015/02/07/welcome-to-pangaea

http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/danger-5

http://www.nerdyshow.com/nerdy-showcase/flame-on/

http://www.captneli.com/

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #57 - From Intros to Legos, From Nazis to Nameless (originally released March 9th, 2015)

We continue our re=posting of our "missing" episodes with the first appearance of Brother Steve as a regular co-host!

The original show notes provided that "We are very proud to announce that our past guest Steve Mowry is now joining us as a regular co-host! As part of his initiation for his new role, Steve first takes us through some of his favorite things about comic books. Then Billy Z recounts his going to Toy Fair for the first time. Next up Justin and Bryan join in for a discussion about the new Lego DC Comics Super-Heroes movie Justice League vs. Bizarro League. Billy Z attended the NYC premiere screening and you'll hear his interviews with James Arnold Taylor, the voice of The Flash, and filmmakers Brandon Vietti and Jim Krieg. Then some comics related TV talk. Then a whole lotta comics talk - Multiversity: The Mastermen, Nameless, The Black Vortex, All-New X-Men, Marvel's June 2015 Solicits, Ant-Man, Justice League United, Batman, Action Comics, Future's End, Earth 2: World's End, Divinity #1 and Displacement, a graphic novel which maybe made Steve cry."

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue57.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #103 - Suicide Squad Plus

All five bears are back in the CBB den this week to talk about Suicide Squad, the third movie in the DC Extended Universe series of films. The film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis and Margot Robbie among the cast and our furry fivesome weigh in on whether Suicide Squad is a movie you should kill to see or if a neckbomb going off would be preferable. After that, the comic book talk starts with 4001 A.D.: War Mother, All-New X-Men, All-New Wolverine, Black Panther, Old Man Logan, the revival of Rom from IDW, The Vision, Darth Vader, Marvel's recent C-3PO special, Jupiter's Legacy and Superwoman each finding a berth on our spinner rack!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_103.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #102 - Preacher vs Stranger Things

This week's Comic Book Bears Podcast episode finds Billy Z, Steve and (eventually) Matt talking about two television programs that have been on the minds of many folks these past few weeks.  In one corner you have Jessie Custer, Tulip and Cassidy! In the other, you have Dustin, Eleven and - sigh - Benny! So tune in to our SPOILER FILLED examination of both AMC's PREACHER (based upon the Vertigo series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon) and STRANGER THINGS from Netflix!

(Yeah, yeah, yeah - we know that STRANGER THINGS isn't really comic book related but sometimes we throw the rules out the window ... and into the Upside Down.)

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "If I Was a Folkstar" by The Avalanches

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_202.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #101 - (Mostly) DC Rebirth

We are four bears (Bill, Matt, Justin and Steve) strong this week as Bryan takes the episode off.  We focus mainly on the recent spate of new DC Rebirth titles including Superman, Action Comics, Wonder Woman, Batman, Detective Comics, Green Arrow, Flash, Justice League, Aquaman, Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Titans and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey! We stray a little bit away from the DCU to discuss Prophet: Earth War, Jeff Lemire's Plutona and a little bit of classic Marvel talk about Daughters of the Dragon! (Also pay attention to the Woofs of the Week segment as it gives you a clue about what is on the docket for our next episode!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_101.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #56 - The One Where We Talk About Throne of Atlantis for a Half An Hour (from February 13th, 2015)

Flashback with us to the second time we had the huggable and incomparable Steve Mowry on the show, before he became a regular co-host. (It was after this show was recorded that we decided we are keeping him!)

The CBBears are pleased to welcome back one of their favorite past guests - Steve Mowry - for a 2+ hour comic confab.  First up is an analysis of the recently released DC Universe Animated Movie Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Then we hit the spinner rack and talk about The Multiversity Handbook, DC's upcoming Convergence event, Avengers, New Avengers, Fantastic Four, All-New X-Factor, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Uncanny Avengers, Valiant's new Timewalker series, Supreme: Blue Rose, the state of Vertigo and Jonathan Hickman's The Dying and the Dead.

 

Intro: Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

00:30 - Welcoming back Steve Mowry

02:50 - Throne of Atlantis (Warner Home Video)

28:43 - The Multiversity Guidebook (DC)

47:30 - Convergence solicits (DC)

51:10 - Avengers and New Avengers: Time Runs Out and Fantastic Four (Marvel)

1:06:15 - All-New X-Factor (Marvel)

1:12:20 - Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Marvel)

1:16:50 - Uncanny Avengers (Marvel)

1:25:00 - Ivan, Timewalker (Valiant)

1:39:58 - Supreme: Blue Rose (Image)

1:45:40 - The state of Vertigo/Secret Origins #6 (Vertigo/DC)

1:54:55 - The Dying and the Dead (Image)

2:01:32 - Previews - Coming Up on the Comic Boook Bears

2:02:40 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro - T.I. - "56 Barz"

 

LINKS:

www.facebook.com/centrelgbtqa

www.facebook.com/events/621901291175446

www.thebearsinthecity.com

www.nerdyshow.com/nerdy-showcase/flame-on

www.sixgungorilla.com

www.noprofitrecords.limitedrun.com

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue56.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #55 - Special Guest Steve Lightle! (from January 26th, 2015)

Flashback with us to the first time we had Steve Lightle on the show!!!

We are very pleased to welcome to the CBB podcast artist extraordinaire Steve Lightle! Steve is here to discuss his new project, the futuristic online comic Justin Zane! Steve also discusses with us other projects he has been involved with in his 30+ year career as a comic book creator including his longtime association with the Legion of Super-Heroes, the late 80's revival of the Doom Patrol, his stints as a regular X-Men and Flash cover artist, the creative process and much, much, much more! It was a thrill to have the opportunity to interview Steve and he was gracious enough to stick around as Justin, Bryan and Billy Z cover recent news concerning Marvel and comic book based TV shows, Agent Carter, Secret Avengers, Mutiversity: Thunderworld Adventures, the Miracleman Annual with a long lost Grant Morrison story, Sixis ... we mean, Axis, a little Beatles talk, The Sandman: Overture #4 and of course Marvel's new Star Wars #1.

 

LINKS:

 

http://www.lunatickpress.com/

 

http://stevelightle.wix.com/justin-zane

 

 http://www.srdogs.com/

 

http://marvel.com/comics/unlimited

 

http://demonpack.com/brett_schmidt_art.shtml

 

http://www.randomhouse.com/book/222247/words-for-pictures-by-brian-michael-bendis

 

http://earth2.podbean.com/e/comic-book-bears-special-episode-bronze-age-bears-episode-1-the-argument-for-1973

 

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/4vVTd

 

Intro - Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

 

0:30 - Interview with Steve Lightle: Covering Justin Zane!, The Legion, Doom Patrol, cover work and more!

 

1:14:00 - News about Secret Wars and the Marvel Universe

 

1:20:00 - Comic based TV show renewals and Agent carter

 

1:30:00 - Star Wars #1 (Marvel)

 

1:38:00 - Secret Avengers (Marvel)

 

1:40:00 - Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures (DC)

 

1:44:00 - All-New Miracleman Annual #1 (Marvel)

 

1:48:00 - Sixis ... we mean, Axis  (Marvel)

 

1:55:00 - The Sandman: Overture #4 (Vertigo)

 

2:00:00 - The Woofs of the Week

 

Outro - The Eagles - "OL' 55"

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue55.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

CBB Flashback Episode: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #54 - The Best of 2014! (from January 12th, 2015)

Not too early to wax nostalgic for 2014 yet, is it? Enjoy our reflection of the best from that year!

"It's that time! That time when Justin, Bryan and Billy Z offer up their picks for the best of 2014! Join them as they run down their picks for favorite ongoing, favorite mini-series, favorite writer, favorite artist, favorite single issue, favorite cover, favorite mini-series and their favorite comic related media of the past year! What do they pick for their tops of 2014? Multiversity? Big Hero 6? Saga? Storm? Cyclops? Afterlife with Archie? Ramon Perez? Aaron Kuder? Jonathan Hickman? Charles Soule? Some of these get the nods - some of these don't - you'll just have to listen in to find out which ones.  There is also a talk about DC cancellations, Convergence, the NFL playoffs, Broadway theatre, comics that made them cry, Lootcrate and other tangents and topics! (Explicit warning - once again there are few cases of potty mouth - but you should have heard what they cut out!)

 

Intro - "Where You Get Love" - Matthew Sweet

1:30 - Best Comic Related Media of 2014 (and Lootcrate)

14:30 - Best Comic Book Cover of 2014

20:06 - Best Artist of 2014

26:00 - Best Writer of 2014

33:38 - Best Single Issue of 2014 (and comic that made us cry and Mutiversity: Thunderworld Adventures)

47:40 - Best Ongoing of 2014

1:05:10 - Justice League United and the Legion/Convergence/DC titles cancelled/Fantastic Four: 1234/Capote in Kansas

1:16:45 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro - "54/40" - Dead Moon

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue54.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #100 - 100!!!!!!!!!!!!

With so much turmoil happening in the world, we at the Comic Book Bear Podcast are honored to provide something for you that is celebratory! Please join Bill Zanowitz, Justin Allen, Matt Brossard, Bryan Pittard and Steve Mowry for an hour and a half that we are proud of as we toast each other, our listeners and the art form we adore with our landmark 100th episode! Imagine the ultimate CBB spinner rack as we each talk about our all-time favorite issues, our favorite books that have come out since our podcast started in 2011, our all time favorite comic book covers and our favorite anniversary comics!

Then we talk about OUR favorite comic book bears.

For a nice stretch.

INTRO: Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

OUTRO: Quincy Jones with James Ingram - "One Hundred Ways"

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue100.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bear Podcast Issue #53 - Havok Thanos Del Rio (from December 9, 2014)

A Flashback from 12/2014: After an extended break, Billy Z, Bryan and Justin are back on the Comic Book Bears mic with nearly two hours of comic book and geek culture talk. Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly's AMAZING Multiversity: Pax Americana is up first in the spotlight! The comic talk continues with the bears boys weighing in ODY-C #1, Matt Fraction, purple nipples, Wonder Woman, AXIS, Thor, Superior Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the original Secret Wars, Mike Zeck, Kraven's ass, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Robert Hack, Action Comics, Superman in the New 52, comic book sales and the back issue market. They then take a non-comic detour to discuss the end of the current season of Doctor Who and the Star Wars Episode 7 teaser trailer. Then they turn on the TV to rap about what is happening on Gotham, Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and Constantine. They wrap up as always with the Woof of the Week.  Word of caution - the boys are little more potty mouthed on this ep than usual for some reason.  And who or what is Havok Thanos Del Rio? Well, you'll just have to listen in to find out!!

 

THE BREAKDOWN (Because We Love You!)

Intro - "Where You Get Love" - Matthew Sweet

 0:24 - Intro

1:24 - Multiversity: Pax Americana (DC)

18:30 - ODY-C #1 (Image)

28:55 - Wonder Woman #s 35 & 36 (DC)

37:55 - AXIS/Thor/Superior Iron Man/Captain America (Marvel)

48:20 - The original Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars (Marvel)

51:59 - The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 (Archie, just a brief teaser)

53:00 - Action Comics #36/Superman in the New 52 (DC)

1:01:04 - Comic Book Sales and Trends

1:07:09 - Non-Comic Detour - Doctor Who and Star Wars

1:32:08 - TV Talk - Gotham/Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./The Flash/Constantine

1:48:04 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro - "53rd and 3rd" - The Ramones

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue53.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 52 - The One Where We Talk About NYCC, Movies and TV (Originally Released 11/11/2014)

Here is another CBB Flashback from November, 2014.  This was recorded just after we had our first ever live show as part of New York Comic Con's Super Week and we brought on to the cast friend of the show Tom Nordin!

The bear boys are back with a special guest in tow, long time listener and friend of the show Tom Nordin! Tom, Billy Z, Bryan and Justin detail their experiences at New York Comic Con last month with tangents and topics including Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Avengers Station, Justin vs. a Ghostbusters cosplayer, the Empire State Building, hot dogs, Sina Grace, NPR's Ask Me Another, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Coulton, the upcoming Shaft comic book, Judas Priest, The Americans on FX, Harvey Comics 60's super-heroes and more. Then its time to turn the dial to TV with the guys weighing in on The Flash, Constantine, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Doctor Who.  We then leap from the small screen to the big screen to discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe's spate of upcoming films.  And then we round it off with a little bit of new comic talk by covering Multiversity, Batgirl #35 and the Death of Wolverine. Explicit language - and this time Bryan has the biggest potty mouth!

Intro: "Where You Get Love" - Matthew Sweet

 

2:29 - New York Comic Con

 

33:25 - The Flash on The CW

 

40:50 - Constantine on NBC

 

47:00 - Gotham on Fox

 

1:00:30 - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC

 

1:08:42 - The current season of Doctor Who and the comics from Titan

 

1:13:00 - Marvel Cinematic Universe films

 

1:26:00 - Multiversity

 

1:34:00 - Death of Wolverine

 

1:40:26 - Batgirl #35

 

1:45:00 - The Woofs of the Week

 

Outro: "52 Girls" - The B-52's

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue52.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #51 with Special Guest Steve Pew! (Originally released 10/7/14)

Another CBB Flashback episode - this time with the super sexy Steve Pew from October, 2014!

The bears are back with a new episode, this time with special guest bear Steve Pew! (Ain't he cute?) It is mostly Marvel on the docket this time around as Billy Z, Bryan, Justin and Steve - after a few minutes on the premiere of Gotham - discuss what they are reading. Hickman's Avengers and New Avengers, All-New X-Factor, All-New X-Men #32, the Ultimate Universe, Uncanny X-Men, speculation about Spider-Man and the X-Men, Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist, She-Hulk, New Warriors, The Inhumans all get time in the spotlight along with books from other publishers like Velvet, The Fade Out, Annihilator, DC's September Future's End Books, The Devilers and more. Plus this is our last chance to talk up Comic Book Bears Podcast Live! on October 8th in NYC!

Intro - "Where You Get Love" by Matthew Sweet

1:00 Introducing Guest Bear Steve Pew

4:50 The Premiere of Gotham

19:00 Hickman's Avengers and New Avengers

30:30 All-New X-Factor

37:00 All-New X-Men #32, the Ultimate Universe and Uncanny X-Men

45:30 Spider-Man and the X-Men speculation

49:20 Velvet, Hawkeye, East of West, Immortal Iron Fist

53:05 The Fade Out

55:05 Annihilator and Multiversity: The SOS, Frazier Irving and Chris Sprouse

1:07:30 September's Future's End Books (Justice League United, Justice League, Superman/Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin, Teen Titans, Batman, Batgirl, Red Hood and the Outlaws, World's Finest, Aquaman and more.)

1:22:30 The Devilers

1:25:40 New Warriors, (the all-women) X-Men, Ms. Marvel

1:28:55 She-Hulk and the Inhumans

Then ... The Woofs of the Week and our last chance to talk about Comic Book Bears Podcast Live!

Outro - "Area 51" by The Charlatans (UK)

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue51.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #50 - Of Cons and Crises and Captains of Carrots (Originally Released 9/15/14)

The first of our flashback episodes! With the end of the Earth 2 Network we will gradually be re-releasing episodes that previously were only available through the Earth 2 feed! And we start with Episode 50 from September, 2014.

Con recap episodes are a specialty of ours and you get a double shot here with Bryan talking about DragonCon and Billy Z and Justin about Baltimore Comic Con. Then new comic talk covers Mutiversity #1 (DC), Grant Morrison, a lot of Final Crisis talk, The Futures End issues of Earth 2, Action Comics and Swamp Thing, Original Sin #8, Dash #1  from Northwest Press, The Devilers #2,  God Hates Astronauts #1 and more.

 

Intro – “Where You Get Love” by Matthew Sweet

1:06 Bryan talks about DragonCon

19:47 Billy Z and Justin talk Baltimore Comic Con

47:56 – Mutiversity #1 (DC), Grant Morrison and Final Crisis

1:12:10 – The Futures End issues of Earth 2, Action Comics and Swamp Thing (DC)

1:25:10 – Original Sin #8 (Marvel)

1:36:18 – Dash #1 (Northwest Press)

1:43:07 – The Devilers #2 (Dynamite) and Miracleman (Marvel) – briefly

1:47:00 – God Hates Astronauts #1 (Image)

1:56:40 – Kevin Keller #14 (Archie) and Grendel/The Shadow #1 (Dark Horse/Dynamite)

1:59:12 – The Woofs of the Week

Outro “50/50” by The Strokes

Woof Links -

http://www.comics.org/

http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/

http://www.amctv.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire

http://geeksout.org/events/great-gay-geek-retreat-easton-mountain

http://www.relmnetwork.com/#!gatent/c5ik

http://drawnaway.centerofsomewhere.com/

http://drew-green.tumblr.com/

 

Direct download: ComicBookBearsIssue50.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #99 - Orlando

Fair warning: this episode does not contain any comic book talk. As part of the gay community we felt honor bound to talk about the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last week. What you will get in this episode is a fairly raw discussion between three of our co-hosts (Bill Zanowitz, Bryan Pittard and Steve Mowry) about their feelings and perceptions surrounding the tragedy. Our next episode is a big anniversary for us so the funnybook talk will be back in place then but this episode is what it is. For those of you who do hit download, our deepest thanks in advance for listening.

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "99 Luftballons" by MC Smike

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

Comic Book Bear Podcast Issue #98 - With Special Guest Bob Schreck

On this week's episode we are honored to welcome to the show Legendary Comics' Editor in Chief Bob Schreck! Bob has been a longtime fixture in the comic world.  In the early eighties he worked for Creation Entertainment on their groundbreaking fan conventions and from there he transitioned to a position at Marvel and then as Administrative Director at Comico Comics. From there Bob moved onto an editorial position at Dark Horse Comics which he then left to co-found Oni Press. Toward the end of the last century, Bob moved over to DC Comics where he became the group editor for the Batman books as well as overseeing editorial duties on Green Lantern, Green Arrow, the creation of the All-Star imprint and later a stint with Vertigo. After leaving DC, Schreck joined IDW Publishing as a senior editor and since 2011, he has been a VP and EIC of Legendary Comics, the comic book wing of Legendary Pictures! Legendary Comics launched with Frank Miller’s controversial Holy Terror. Other books that have come out of Legendary include Grant Morrison and Frazier Irving’s Annihilator, The Tower Chronicles and other works by notable names such as Mark Waid, Chris Roberson, Shane Davis and Judd Winnick and series and original graphic novels involving franchises that Legendary has been associated with in the film world such as Godzilla, Trick R Treat, Pacific Rim and Krampus. Bill Z, Steve and Justin speak to Bob to about his impressive career and what is brewing at Legendary Comics. After the interview, Matt joins us and we get down to some talk about current comics including Aliens: Defiance, Wonder Woman: Rebirth, Legend, Providence, some Valiant titles and more.

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "98.6" by Keith

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_98.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

Rafer Roberts is the writer of the current Archer and Armstrong series at Valiant Comics and the CBBears are thrilled to welcome him to the show! Steve, Billy Z and Matt spend the first hour of the show interviewing Rafer about his work on A&A and his other projects for Valiant as well as his history as an indie comic writer and artist with his work on Plastic Farm, Nightmare the Rat, Magic Bullet, Rise and more! Best of all, you get to hear what Davey the Mackerel actually sounds like!

Afterwards, Bryan joins the cast and the talk shifts to current comics talk including discussion about Scooby Apocalypse, Superman Rebirth, Civil War II, Imperium, Poe Dameron, Cyborg and much more!

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven
Outro - "79" by Fela Kuti

LINKS:
http://plasticfarm.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rafer-Roberts-maker-of-Plastic-Farm-and-other-comics/238475832829996
http://twitter.com/#!/plasticfarm
http://plasticfarm.com/test/?feed=rss2

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_97.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #95 - With Writer Richard Rivera!

With three bears (Matt, Bill, Steve) in the den this week, the Comic Book Bears are thrilled to welcome to the show writer Richard Rivera! Richard is the writer of three current series - Stabbity Bunny, Wild Bull and Chipper and the soon-to-be-released Storm Pirates!  Richard provides for us the lowdown on those books as well as his role as the marketing director for Think Alike Productions! The show continues with a tribute to the recently departed Darwyn Cooke and the boys also get in a little bit of current comics talk including a dose of Valiant, Future Quest #1, Midnighter #12, Invincible and more!

Intro - "Reflections of You" - Bear in Heaven
Outro - "Durango 95" - The Ramones

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #96 - DC Rebirth!

DC Rebirth is an important event! So much so that Justin actually called in from his hospital bed to join Bryan, Steve and Bill to discuss the book! Written by Geoff Johns with art chores by a host of top name talent, DC Rebirth #1 effectively closes the door on the New 52 era and ushers in a new one! Hit download and you get to hear what we thought of it along with the surprising developments seen in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 and (in unexpectedly truncated form) the season finales of some of the current super-hero based network TV shows.

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

In this week's episode, all five Comic Book Bears are on hand to welcome to the show for the first time the incredible Sina Grace! A writer and illustrator, some of Sina's past projects include Burn the Orphanage, The Li'l Depressed Boy and Not My Bag among others.  Sina's most recent project is a web series based on his autobiographical graphic novel Self-Obsessed for Image (which he also stars in!) Our conversation with Sina covers the web series and those projects as well as bears, Scar Jo Sailor Moon, penises, more bears, Prince, working as an editor for Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint, more penises, one particular syndicated comedy from the 1980's, Generation X and even more penises among other topics! (Yeah, we kind of have to give this one an explicit tag!) We had an utter blast talking with Sina and we hope you will have a blast listening in!

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "92" by Avail

LINKS:

http://www.sinagrace.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/sinadarkcomics

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

Recent TV is first up on the docket in this new Comic Book Bears Podcast episode! Bill, Matt, Steve and Justin talk about the Supergirl/Flash crossover, one particular recent episode of Legends of Tomorrow and more! The talk then turns to current comics as the CBBears weigh in on Midnighter, House of Penance, Gwenpool, Public Relations, Empress, Prophet: Earth War, Scarlet Witch and then wrap things up with The Woofs of the Week!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_Number_91.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:23pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #87 - With Special Guest Dale Lazarov

This week, Billy Z, Matt and Steve are jazzed to bring to the show Dale Lazarov for an interview!!! Dale is the writer and art director of numerous gay character-based, sex-positive graphic novels! Dale talks about his process and career, spotlighting a number of his works available through his imprint Sticky Graphic Novels including Bulldogs, Pardners, Peacock Punks, Manly, Sticky (which is celebrating its 10th anniversary) and many others! (Sticky Graphic Novels are published in hardcover by Bruno Gmünder GmbH and in digital format through Class Comics and links for those are below.)

After the interview we get in a little bit of current comic talk, focusing on Midnighter, Ninjak, how we influenced cosmic events with our mention of a 90's crossover on a previous show bearing unexpected fruit and as always closing the show out with our Woofs of the Week!

And fair warning - some explicit language.

http://www.dalelazarov.com/

http://www.stickygraphicnovels.com

http://www.classcomics.com/ccn/product-category/comics-by-series-title/sticky-graphic-novels/

http://www.dalelazarov.com/sticky-graphic-novels-gay-character-based%2c-sex-positive-graphic-novels-in-hardcover-format.html

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "87" by The Bouncing Souls

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_87.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #82 - With Special Guest Jeremy Owen!

Throughout 2016 the Bear Boys will be welcoming a bunch of bear comic book creators for interviews and Billy Z, Justin, Steve and Matt are thrilled to bring on to the show the super talented Jeremy Owen as the first of those hirsute and handsome hombres!!! Jeremy is the creative force behind Bludgeon from his own imprint, Burly Press. Jeremy goes into his history with comics, his collaborations with Greg Freeland II and our own Bryan Pittard, professional wrestling, Legos, his appearance in the movie Paul and a whole lot more!

Afterwards, we get into some comics talk and grab Titans Hunt, Prophet: Earth War,  Faith, Rise of the Eternal Warrior, Injection and retro-pick JSA: The Golden Age off of the spinner rack!

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "'82" by Stone Sour

Jeremy's Links -

http://www.burlypress.com

http://burlypress.tumblr.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burly-Press

https://twitter.com/burlypress

https://www.patreon.com/burlyjer?ty=h

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_82.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #77 - Star Wars! Nothing But Star Wars! Gimme Those Star Wars …

Yeah yeah yeah, we are a comic book based podcast but how can we not talk about The Force Awakens!?!? We are back to five bears strong this week as Bill, Justin, Bryan, Steve and Matt discuss what they thought of the new movie. (SPOILER ... they are not all in agreement ... except about Snap Wexley!) Then the CBBears each recount our earliest Star Wars memories. Then, to tie it back into comic books, we recount the history of Star Wars in comics and spotlight some of our favorite SW funnybooks including Dark Empire, Tales of the Jedi, X-Wing Squadron, Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows, The Star Wars among them right into the current Marvel books.

Intro: Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: The Clash - "1977"

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue77.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #74 - The One Where They Talk About Comic Books

The Comic Book Bears are back to five strong as Bryan rejoins Matt, Steve, Justin and Bill this week! The state of Marvel is up for discussion first and the boys dig deep into Secret Wars, Thors, The All-New All-Different Avengers, Hercules and more.  Then DC gets time with Justice League: The Darkseid War, Starfire, Bizarro and the new books from Vertigo. Indie talk is dominated by the extraordinary Huck, F__k Fairyland and The Devilers. And Justin's retro pick is not Harry Potter. (That's a hint.) We also included a potty mouth preamble to kick off the episode. (During our pre-show conversation we were cussing up a storm. There's a little of that in the main body of the episode for whatever reason.)

Intro: "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro: "Teenage Lament '74" by Alice Cooper

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue74.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 73 with The Fifth Beatle's Vivek Tiwary

The bear boys are thrilled this week to welcome to the show Vivek Tiwary, the author of The Fifth Beatle, the fantastic graphic novel which he wrote with art by Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker!! The Fifth Beatle is a #1 New York Times bestseller and the winner of two Harvey awards which tells the story of Brian Epstein, the manager of the Beatles. A flamboyant but troubled figure who guided The Beatles to worldwide success, Epstein struggled with his homosexuality at a time before it had been decriminalized in the UK and died from an overdose of sleeping pills at age 32 at a point where The Beatles were at the zenith of their success. Vivek takes us through what attracted him to Epstein's story, the process of creating and developing The Fifth Beatle, plans for a major motion picture as well as other projects he is involved with!

LINKS:

http://thefifthbeatle.com/

http://www.tiwaryent.com/

https://twitter.com/VivekJTiwary

https://www.facebook.com/vivek.j.tiwary

https://www.facebook.com/TheFifthBeatleFilm

MUSIC

Intro - "Reflections of You" - Bear in Heaven

Outro - "The Class of 1973 Bells" - Prefuse 73 with School Of Seven Bells

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue73.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 72 - A Weekly Concern

The bear boys (minus Bryan) are back with the first of their episodes in their new weekly format! That's right - instead of twice a month, you will be getting hairy heavy homo comic talk every week now! Bill Z and Justin start off with a New York Comic Con recap! There is a Valiant Moment with Steve and Matt! Billy Z leads the DC talk! Matt takes the lead with Marvel and Indie talk! Steve gets in some Vertigo chatter!  And newly christened Retro Bear Justin offers up the first of his retro pics! In the mix - Art Ops, Book of Death, Weirdworld, Jim Starlin, Mike Mignola, Titans Hunt, a New God getting punched in the face and a LOT more!

Intro - "Reflection of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "Emergency 72 (Live)" by Turin Brakes

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue72.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #70 - with SAINTS’ Sean Lewis!

We start off the show welcoming Sean Lewis for an interview about his upcoming series for Image Comics SAINTS with artist Benjamin Mackey. Sean is an award winning playwright and This American Life personality and he drops in to tell us about this new ongoing series he is writing; a crime/horror action-packed new series that promises heavy metal, sex and deadly one-liners at every turn.  Sean delves into how a Catholic upbringing informs the story, how he and Benjamin came up with the idea for SAINTS, his creative process and a lot more.  After that, we hear about Steve’s trip to DragonCon and he gives us the lowdown on his time and the sights there. Then the comic book talk starts off - Injection, lots of Secret War tie ins (Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Civil War, Future Imperfect, Ghost Racers and more), Force Works (!), DC Comics Bombshells and other female magic based books out on the stands, the now obligatory Matt and Steve “Valiant Moment” and we end on mullets and other hair disasters (not a comic).

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_70x.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT