Sat, 30 July 2016
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"
Sat, 30 July 2016
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.
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"
Fri, 29 July 2016
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
Thu, 14 July 2016
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"
Thu, 7 July 2016
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