Comic Book Bears Podcast
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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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"

 

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

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

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 EST