Comic Book Bears Podcast
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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST