Comic Book Bears Podcast (comic books)

Grab some popcorn and get in your theatre seats as we have a movie triple bill to talk about. And to help out the CBB Boys this week we are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time the amazing Caleb Alexander-McKinzie of the Southern Fried Geekery Podcast! Like everyone else in the CBB cave, listen in and you'll fall in love with him! (Sorry, boys - he's married!) Over the last few weeks we have seen the releases of Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story and we needed to gather round the mic to talk about them. So join Caleb, Bryan, Bill and Steve to hear their opinions on these three films and we even sneak in a little bit of honest to gosh comic book talk toward the end!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_133.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

We are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time queer comic book creator and educator Justin Hall! Justin is an Associate Professor of Comics at the California College of the Arts and a Fulbright Scholar. He's a pioneer historian of LGBTQ comics and in 2012 he curated the anthology No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which featured milestone contributions by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer comics creators. Now, Justin's Lambda Literary Award-winning and Eisner-nominated collection is the inspiration for a documentary film directed by Peabody Award-winning and national Emmy-nominated filmmaker Vivian Kleiman. This feature-length film will bring stories from the comics off the page and give you a personal introduction to the dynamic artists and writers who paved the way! Justin discusses the Kickstarter campaign for the film, which runs until May 23rd, as well as his own comic work and much, much more! Links are below!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1077551457/no-straight-lines-four-decades-of-queer-comics

https://www.facebook.com/justinhall.comics

https://www.cca.edu/academics/faculty/jhall

https://twitter.com/justincomics

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_132.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

Bryan, Bill Z and Steve are back on the mic to offer up to you a solid hour and a half of comic book and comic related talk.  We cover recent comic culture news such as the concerns for Stan Lee after his appearance at the Silicon Valley Comic Con and the controversies over the recent 99 cents Marvel sales on Comixology.  We then turn on the tube and talk about what is happening with Legion, Legends of Tomorrow, SHIELD and Krypton. Finally we lope on over to the spinner rack and talk about Dark Knights: Metal, Brilliant Trash, Snagglepuss, The Terrifics, Lockjaw and more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_130.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Though we were unhappy that Bryan could not join us for our latest episode due to his work travels, we are thrilled to bring back to the show special guest Wendi Freeman of the Double Page Spread Podcast! Instead of testing out Steve and Bill's chairs, beds and porridge Wendi joins the boys at the spinner rack as they discuss Milk Wars, Super Sons, Armstrong and The Vault of Spirits, Young Monsters in Love, the Black Hammer-verse and much, much more.  And in celebration of International Women's Month, we also spotlight women artists we really dig and our recommendations for kick ass female led comics. And we celebrate the face that we got through over an hour without going too far off on tangents ... by going off on tangents.  Listen in as and you will find out about the recent importance of bananas in Wendi's life, what Bill thinks of 1970's Hanna-Barbera cartoons and just why the cover girl for our episode is Stevie Nicks!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_129.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

We are finally back to having all of the CBBears on the mic with Steve, Bryan and Bill convening to talk about current comics! And what is on this episode's pull list? Mister Miracle #6! The Phoenix Resurrection #s 1-5, Superman #39, Dark Nights: Metal #5, The Silencer #1, Doomsday Clock #3, Detective Comics Annual #1, The Flash Annual #1, Sex Criminals #21, Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe #1 and more! All that and naturally The Woofs of the Week!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_127.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

Bill and Steve offer up an hour plus of retro comics talk as they look back on the very early days of Image Comics. What Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino and Rob Liefeld did in the early 90's was nothing short of revolutionary for the comic book industry.  Join us as the CBB spinner rack becomes a time machine and we discuss Spawn, Youngblood, WildC.A.T.S., Savage Dragon, Shadowhawk, Cyberforce and more. We also delve into titles that the big two released in the wake of the aforementioned that were very, very Image-y in certain ways.

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_126.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

The Comic Book Bears are finally back!! After too long a wait Steve Mowry and Bill Zanowitz make their return to your earbuds and for the first episode of 2018 a bunch of fairly recent books are discussed! Doomsday Clock #s 1 & 2! Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1! Batman Annual #2! Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey! Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man! Plus The Woofs of the Week and more!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_125.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

In the first part of this new episode, Bill Zanowitz interviews Andy Mangels! Andy is a man of many pop culture credits including authoring novels, comic books, and magazine articles and producing DVD collections. Andy is here to discuss the recent Wonder Woman 77 Meets The Bionic Woman from Dynamite and DC which he wrote and which has recently been released in a collected edition. Apart from taking us through this historic first meeting between Princess Diana and Jaime Sommers, Andy also discusses his long standing role in fandom, his work with Gay Comix, his moderating of the first Gays in Comics panel ever and his work producing DVD documentary materials for many TV seasons sets! And if that's not enough we also get to hear about with his performing with the Broadway Bears singing group and about his creating the first prominent LGBT character in the Star Trek universe!

After the interview, Bryan and Steve join up with Bill to discuss a couple of movies that you may have heard were recently released - Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_124.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

We did things a little different on this episode.  We turn on the tube instead of heading over to the spinner rack as Bill, Bryan and Steve are all on the mic in this ep to talk about the first few weeks of comic book based TV of the 2017-2018 season. Plus we throw alcohol into the mix. We flip the channels to talk about Lucifer, Supergirl, The Gifted, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Gotham, Arrow and Inhumans. Listen to this barely edited episode with some bits of snark, excessive appearances of "um"s and "like"s, Bill forgetting Steve's name and all of us forgetting Lou Diamond Phillips' name. 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_123.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Bryan and Bill recently went to New York Comic Con and also participated in a number of NYCC Presents events, just as they have in years past! Listen in and you'll hear about when went down at NYCC 2017! Then, while we were recording we went off on a tangent! Neither Bill nor Bryan were able to go to the queer oriented panels at this year's con but that doesn't mean they not did have opinions about the recent panels of a similar stripe that they either hosted or attended.  It turned into a really robust discussion and the CBBs decided to include it in full (and naturally would welcome anyone else's opinions on the subject matter that we cover.) We eventually course correct, get back to the con coverage and then head over to the spinner rack for some chatter about DC Rebirth titles, Marvel Legacy, Iceman, Mister Miracle and more current comics!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_122.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

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