Comic Book Bears Podcast (comic books)

Just sneaking in with another end of month check in! Bryan is otherwise occupied but Steve and Billy Z are back to let you about what has been going on, a preview of NYCC events that the co-hosts will be part of as well as some comic book talk with hairy heavy homo chatter about Dark Day: Metal, Archie #23, Heavy Metal #287, Runaways #1 and more!

Intro: Bear In Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: Elbow with John Grant - "Kindling (Fickle Flame)"

And make sure you check out this Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keepleft/captain-freedom-combat-hate-comic-book

 

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_121.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

We have been quiet on the Comic Book Bears front for most of the summer but we didn't want to send off Summer 2017 without leaving you with another episode.  This time around Bryan talks about what it was like hosting a panel at San Diego Comic Con! After that Bryan joins Bill and Steve at the spinner rack where they discuss books that are making them smile including Valiant's Secret Weapons, Mr. Miracle (and the Fourth World in general), Batgirl, Gotham Academy: Second Semester, Secret Empire and Super Sons!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue120.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

The Comic Book Bears had an unplanned summertime hibernation but we can't think of a better reason to get us up and moving within our cave than to welcome Thom Collins to the show for the first time! Thom is the creative force behind Occultation, a three part graphic novel series that explores a distant dystopian future and what happens when the religious, right-wing fundamentalists take power. The central character, Ellis Becker, is a 6’7″, 340lbs gay man who works as an "extractor" - a highly trained specialist who’s purpose is to extract people, art, literature and anything of value to the human race, without detection. Thom takes us through how he came to develop the universe that Ellis, his teammates and his adversaries inhabit, his creative process in crafting the very distinctive look of the series, his influences and much, much more! Occultation II was the first book in the series released and was the subject of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. A campaign to fund Occultation III is under way right now!

After the interview, Bill Z and Steve reconvene to talk about what they have been up to, what their missing co-hosts Bryan and Justin are up to, their experiences at HeroesCon and Garden State Comic Fest and then they head to the spinner rack for reading of books both new (Mage: The Hero Denied; the Batman/Elmer Fudd and Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny crossover specials) and old (Common Grounds, Ex Machina) and much more!

Links:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1235603036/occultation-iii

https://5ive9ine2wo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/occultationgraphicnovel/

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_119.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:18am EDT

We really wanted to get out an episode to you in time for the theatrical release of Wonder Woman so we crafted this very special episode with some very special guests! Joining Bill and Steve are Brad Taylor of the Wonder Words Podcast and James Figueiredo of Bear Nerd for an hour and 45 minutes of solid Wonder Woman talk! We discuss the history of Princess Diana of Themyscira in comics and in other media, her deep association with queer culture, what comic book arcs and graphic novel collections featuring Wonder Woman we would recommend and lots more!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_118.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:56am EDT

The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise came out recently and there is no better time for the Comic Book Bears to bring back to the show William Lindus of the Movie Bears Podcast! Will joins Bryan, Justin, Bill and Steve to discuss the continuing big screen adventures of Star Lord, Rocket, Drax, Gamora, Baby Groot, Nebula, Yondu and more! And after some comic book related TV and film news, Will gets the chance to talk comic books with the CBBears as X-Men Blue, Secret Empire, Batman, The Flash, Bug and Youngblood are among the books on the spinner rack on this episode!!!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue117.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

One last "missing" episode from our archives that we are bringing back to you! Originally released on January 26th, 2015.

The CBBears present to you the second of our special satellite episodes. This time around regular co-host Bill Zanowitz is joined by Michael Myers of the Valiant Podcast, DC Noise and Geek Brunch! Mike and Billy Z came to be comic fans at the same time and they will present their argument that 1973 was a GREAT year to enter the world of four color heroes! Through this episode you will hear them recount how they came to start reading and collecting, what it was like to experience the premiere episode of Super Friends, the magic that was the Mego World's Greatest Super-Heroes action figure line and what their early and long-time favorites were and are. Some of those favorites - 100 Page Super Spectaculars, The Defenders, Justice League of America, OMAC, The Flash, Spider-Man, Jack Kirby, Mike Grell, Cary Bates, Len Wein and much, much, much more! And, in keeping with the tradition of the their respective podcasts, Mike and Billy Z's involvement insures that there will be tangents galore!

 

Direct download: BronzeAgeBearsEpisode1.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

The CBB Bears are back and now that Legion, the FX TV series based on the Marvel comic, has wrapped up its first season, Bill, Bryan and Steve reconvene to discuss the entire season.  And to help them with this task they are thrilled to welcome for the first time to the show as a guest Chris Roman! Chris is a professor of English at Kent State and a huge comic book fan! (Boys, he's also very easy on the eyes!) Apart from the televised beauty that was Legion Season 1, they also discuss the recent Ardian Syaf X-Men controversy, the Woofs of the Week and more!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_116.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

We are THRILLED to announce that with this episode being re-posted that all of the past Comic Book Bears episodes which went missing for a time are now back in circulation!

On this one from just shy of a year ago, we were five strong in the Comic Book Bears den as Bill, Justin, Matt, Bryan and Steve were all on hand this week. First up, Daredevil's Season 2 on Netflix! Some of the bear boys had finished up their binge watching and chime in about what they thought of this season in which The Punisher and Elektra make their MCU debuts. Then, the long awaited Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette was recently released and that too comes under the CBB microscope. The (then) current comic talk continued on with Aliens: Defiance, Faith, Avengers: Standoff, The Ultimates, Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad: April Fool’s Day, Injection, The Omega Men, X-Men's Apocalypse Wars, Lois and Clark, Batman, Silver Surfer (complete with an Alicia Masters tangent) and more!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_93.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

The Comic Book Bears Podcast is thrilled to bring back to the show Sina Grace! Sina is here to talk about the just released second season of his Self-Obsessed webseries, based on his graphic novel of the same name from Image Comics! As an added (and very woofy) plus, Sina brings along with him Kevin Sonnichsen who directed season 2! Listen in as Sina and Kevin take Steve, Bill and Justin through what to expect in Self-Obsessed Season 2 along with some of Sina's other recent work including his All-New X-Men Annual story, Persian Version, The Nine Weirdest Dicks I've Sucked and hella more! (And we totally earn that "Explicit" tag applied to this episode!)

http://sinagrace.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/sinadarkcomics

http://sinagrace.bigcartel.com/

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_115.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Matt, Steve, Bryan and Bill take a look at some very recent comics and cover what they are grooving on and what didn't ring their bells on this episode. On the Comic Book Bears spinner rack this week you will find The Walking Dead, Outcast, Cyborg, The Ultimates, Batman, Fight Club 2, X-Men '92, Patsy Walker Hellcat, Superman, Action Comics, Captain America and Jughead. Plus a little bit of Rhode Island talk (because you always need a little bit of that in your life.)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_90.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:52am EDT