Comic Book Bears Podcast
Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #16 - We'll take a cup of kindness yet for auld lang syne

We have a little more stretching room in the Comic Book Bears Den in this episode as our brother Bryan was unable to join us for this 2012 wrap-up episode.  Billy Z and Justin talk about their fave raves of the year in this admittedly somewhat somber episode.  Somewhere along the lines Saga, The Boys, Dave Wyndorf and Monster Magnet, Dan Slott’s death threats, Legion of Super-Heroes, Jonathan Hickman, Infinite Crisis, Joe Kubert, Marvel Avengers Alliance, Team 7, JL8, Scott Williams, Gail Simone, the Amazing Spider-Man film, Before Watchmen, Robot God Akamatsu, DC Editorial, Justice League, Nicola Scott, Pantha, Jim Lee, All-New X-Men, Night Force, Vibe, FF, AVX: Consequences and The Polyphonic Spree all work their way into the conversation.  See you in 2013!

Direct download: Episode_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14am EST

Bill Zanowitz, Justin Allen and Bryan Pittard return with another episode focused mostly on the new Marvel Now! books. We tackle the recent first issues of Fantastic Four, FF, Avengers, Captain America, Deadpool, All-New X-Men and more!  Also getting some airtime are the end of the Bendis era of Avengers, AvX: Consequences, Cyclops, Batwoman #0, Karen Berger's departure from Vertigo, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre, Batman Incorporated, changes to New Crusaders, The Boys #72, Masks #1, Battlefields by Ennis along with talk about Hallmark ornaments, our buddy Dean from GuyFi, some bear stuff, the Dream Weaver Kickstarter from our friends at Geeks Out, Songs for Lexi, internet rudeness, our upcoming convention plans along with some plotting for CBBears world domination in 2013. Anything else you ask? We briefly find out that all three co-hosts are pretty good at George Takei imitations.  And we also have Bill taking the potty mouth crown away from Justin for an episode, Bryan's love for Jonathan Hickman running so deep that he starts crediting the man with books he didn't write, Bill on everything you need to know about Green Bay Packers games being streamed on internet radio and the episode starts off with Justin eating some major crow concerning a run he previously dissed.

Direct download: Episode_15_2012-12-04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EST

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #14 - The Post Episode (Post Surgery, Post Bear Bust, Post Sandy)

Justin, Bryan and Billy Z come back atcha with a whole lotta comic (Brightest Day, Ultimate FF, JK Woodward, 80's Iron Man, Hickman's FF, Marvel Now Point One, Bendis Avengers, Jeff Lemire, Justice League Dark, Green Arrow, AVX: Consequences, Masters of the Universe, Happy, Action Comics Annual, Tony Lee and Doctor Who, Manhattan Projects, World's Finest, Earth 2, Kevin Maguire, National Comics One-Shots, Multiple Warheads, Bloodstrike, Brubaker's Captain America, Before Watchmen, Superman #13, Joe Kubert Presents, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, God Hates Astronauts, Alan Moore's Supreme) and non-comic (knee surgery, Bear Bust in Orlando, Sawmill Campgrounds, Hurricane Sandy, Honey Boo Boo, child actors, the election) jibber-jabber.

Direct download: Episode_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #13 - The One After Billy Z Met Grant and Before Justin Becomes Bionic

We were able to record an episode just before Justin went in for his surgery! In this ep, Billy Z discusses his experiences at NYCC.  Bryan, Justin and Bill then cover recent comics news and NYCC announcements and then the boys discuss some of their favorite licensed titles - Micronauts, Dr. Who, Jonny Quest, Charmed and The Lone Ranger are among the books based on properties outside of comics that get some airtime.  (Or should that be beartime?)

Direct download: Episode_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #12 - A vs X vs 0

Just before Billy Z heads out to New York Comic Con, Justin, Bryan and Billy convene to discuss the wrap up of Avengers vs. X-Men, the upcoming Marvel Now titles, and the recent DC Zero issues.  But, there's more - the more being Grant Morrison's Happy, Black Kiss, IDW's KISS, Avengers, Amethyst, the Milestone characters, Wildstorm, Talon, Phantom Stranger, Wonder Woman, Cable, Rocketeer, Prophet and The Tower Chronicles among other topics the boys touch on at some point.

Direct download: Episode_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue # 11 - Good morning Baltimore, everyday's like an open door!

Bryan Pittard from the Flame On podcast joins us once again for our post Baltimore Comic Con episode! What will you expect to hear the bear boys discuss in this episode? How about convention tales, The Comic Reader, Alan/New Mutant's Power Principle, gossip about creators, Mark Waid, Kevin Keller, original comic art, Greg Laroque, Paul Levitz, Matt Wagner, Janet Lee, Barry Kitson, cosplay, panels, Marvel Now news, Chaykin's Black Kiss, The Manhattan Projects, the new(-ish) Vertigo titles, karaoke and ... yes ... bearaoke?  They also get into loads of X-Men talk and it is confirmed that Justin is a giant!

Direct download: Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #10 - Who the hell is Tallulah Black?

You were probably wondering where the hell did these guys go?  Well, we are back with the first of two episodes to be released this week! (And now that summer is over, we will be coming to you on a more regular basis!)  In this episode we talk about The Power Principle, Joe Kubert's passing, Brian Wood's upcoming Star Wars book, Liefeld's New 52 talk, Marvel Now, hot books with speculators, Darkseid, JSA, DC Archives, The Boys, CyberForce, Kickstarter, Young Bottoms in Love, Love and Capes, AVX.  All this plus Justin gives Billy Z a DC movies quiz and Billy Z gets all gay-activist-political for about 40 seconds!

Direct download: Episode_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09am EST

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #9 - "Holy Power Principle, Batman!!!" (Or "New Mutant strikes fear in the heart of Gotham!")

Alan/New Mutant - possibly the all-time grooviest presence on the Interwebs - joins Billy Z and Justin on this long delayed new episode! The Dark Knight Rises is covered and critiqued along with lots of talk of the caped crusader's exploits past and present! Neal Adams! Jim Aparo! Alan Davis! Marshall Rogers! Matt Wagner's covers! Dark Knight Returns! DK2 (!) A Death in the Family! A Lonely Place of Dying! Year One! JLA: Tower of Babel! Batman and the Outsiders! - They all get their time under a bat signal shaped spotlight! Also, Alan gives us the downlow on his Kickstarter project, The Power Principle! All this plus Justin and Bill give us their sad tales of cosplay and hair colors past.

Direct download: Episode_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #8 - Listen, bud, he's got radioactive blood

It's an all-Spidey episode!  Justin and Billy Z both went to the movies to see The Amazing Spider-Man and they don't exactly agree!  After that, Marvel Team-Up, The Death of Jean DeWolff storyline, Kraven's Last Hunt, Back in Black, One More Day, The Kingpin, Flash Thompson, the Spider-Man/X-Force crossover, the 1970's live action show, Doc Ock, the original Clone War saga and many other topics get caught up in their web of discussion.  All this and the should-be-legendary Spider-Man Rockomic!

Direct download: Episode_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

Billy Z and Justin are joined once again by Bryan Pittard of the Flame On podcast to discuss Action Comics #10, LCS events around Astonishing X-Men #51, Before Watchmen: Comedian #1, anime old and new, The Night of the Owls, Prometheus, Walt Kelly's Our Gang, JMS and The Twelve, Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four/FF, The Manhattan Projects, Robot God Akamatsu, The Authority and Wildstorm among other topics and tangents.  Bryan also gives us the lowdown on his recent experience at Gay Days in Orlando and the upcoming Flame On comic story. And the guys also weigh in on who they think the hot daddies of comics are - both creators and characters.

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am EST