Comic Book Bears Podcast
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!!


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



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!


Thomas Crowell's twitter: @Law_Crow

Firm website:

Firm email:

The Pocket Lawyer For Comic Book Creators:

The Pocket Lawyer For Filmmakers:

New York Comic Con presentations:

Keeping Control of your Comic: Friday October 07, 2016, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 1A05:

CLE From panel to Publisher: Thursday October 06, 2016, 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 1A02:

CLE Printed page to silver screen: Sunday October 09, 2016, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM, Room 1A05:

NYCC Presents Events:

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.



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
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:04am EDT


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


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

The Sex Pistols TV debut:


Direct download: UKPNWat40_PODCAST_EPISODE_ONE_090476_THE_SEX_PISTOLS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

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"



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