Comic Book Bears Podcast (comic books)

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

The Comic Book Bears are thrilled to bring back to the show for a second time special guest Steve Lightle! You will know Steve from his decades long association with the Legion of Super-Heroes and as a prominent cover artist (Classic X-Men and The Flash among others), not to mention interior work on a host of titles. In recent times Steve has been the writer and artist of the webcomic Justin Zane.  As Steve details on his website Justin Zane "is the name of a hit tune in 2769 A.D., as well as the name adopted by an incredible mental patient on the satellite asylum known as "the TOMBS."  He lost his freedom because he is too dangerous to be free - or so they are telling him.  The psychiatrist assigned to his case is the intelligent and beautiful Doctor Glimmer Starborn - but she seems too good to be true.  Then there's the matter of the glamorous newscaster Catrina Fellina, the anarchist skrok band known as The Idle Reich, and the destruction of Yasgur's Planet." Steve goes into some of his future plans for Justin Zane, the supporting cast (which includes a character Steve created when he was six years old), his influences, a little bit of the Legion, working for the big two, his artistic process, The Beatles, sci-fi authors Steve loves, H.P. Lovecraft and horror comics ... and as an exclusive he lets us in on a big Justin Zane secret!

 

LINKS:

 

http://stevelightle.wix.com/justin-zane

 

https://www.patreon.com/Lunatick_Press

 

Intro - "Reflection of You" by Bear in Heaven

 

Outro - "86" by Green Day

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_86.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:48am EST

With our bear brothers Justin and Bryan unavailable, Steve, Bill and Matt make sure that your weekly quota of hairy heavy homo comic book talk is filled. Listen in and you will hear us chime in on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, what Marvel titles we are still getting, Zodiac Starforce, Toil and Trouble, Saints, the New 52 books that we really liked, the Superman books, Deadpool Reborn, Deathmate (the Image/Valiant crossover in the 90's), Titans Hunt, Neal Adams, Superman vs. Muhammad Ali and a lot more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Episode_85.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:43am EST

The Crimson Comedian! The Asinine Assassin! The Regeneratin' Degenerate! The Merc With The Mouth! Yes, on this new episode the CBBears talk about Deadpool! The new film starring Ryan Reynolds smashed box office records over the last week and the boys talk about what they thought of the movie! Then, since this is a comic book podcast, each of the Bears provides a Deadpool comic that they would recommend. It is also worth mentioning that on the day we recorded this show, it was also National Drink Wine Day ... and who are we to not celebrate? So, on top of a whole lot of Wade Wilson, we also jabber on about stand up comedians, DC Rebirth, Matt loving The Manhattan Projects, which two of us hate maple syrup flavored bacon and making his first appearance on the show in two years  - Drunk Bill!

 

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

 

Outro - "Since 84" by Mac Dre

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_84.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:38am EST

The episode kicks off with our coverage of Batman: Bad Blood, the new DC Universe animated feature! Our Grand Poobear Billy Z attended the premiere of the film at the Paley Center in New York City and you will hear him speak with some of the actors and creators involved with the film - Yvonne Strahovski (Batwoman), Sean Maher (Nightwing) and character designer Phil Bourassa. After that Matt and Steve join Bill with what they thought of the movie.  Then Bryan and Justin add to the fun with some comic book talk including where things stand with Marvel's X-books, The Illuminati, Thor, Marvel's Contest of Champions, Poison Ivy, Alan Moore's Providence, IDW's Jem and the Holograms and as always a lot more.

 

Intro: "Reflection of You" by Bear in Heaven 

 

Outro: "83" by John Mayer

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_83.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:32am EST

On the latest episode of the CBB podcast, snowstorms and wisdom teeth prevent Justin and Bryan from joining us but Bill and Steve are still on hand! And this duo is thrilled to welcome to the show artist/writer/poet Bubba from Wabi-sabi Zinez for the first time! Bubba talks with us about the super-cool 2017 NYC Queer Comic Fair happening on April 8th! The discussion then turns to some of Bubba's work including Odd Men Out, The Neighborhood is on Fire, Bad Sex, Papa and more!!!

Afterwards, Bill and Steve head over to the spinner rack to chat about some recent books including Harrow County, Valiant's A&A, the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Revolution one-shot, a bunch of DC Rebirth titles, The Wild Storm #1, Astro City #41 and ... well ... a whole lotta Astro City!

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "A Kind of Love" by Marc Almond

LINKS:

http://bgsqd.com/event/2017-nyc-queer-comic-fair/

https://www.facebook.com/events/964331220365856/

http://wabisabizinez.storenvy.com/

www.facebook.com/WabiSabiZinez

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_114.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

We have sung the praises of Dash - the GREAT noir detective comic book set in 1940's Los Angeles centered around openly gay private eye Dash Malone from Northwest Press - a few times already on the show.  Now we are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time Dash writer Dave Ebersole! We kick off the show interviewing Dave and delve into the world of Dash, what might lie ahead for Phil, Zita, Cindy, Sal and the other characters, Dave's process and his work as a playwright and much, much more.  We then head into our Baltimore Comic Con wrap-up with a healthy CBBears contingent in attendance this year. Afterwards the whole group joins in to talk current comics with our observations regarding Sex Criminals, The Manhattan Projects, The New Deal, Ninjak, Brandon Graham’s Island, Book of Death, Captain America: White, Toe Tag Riot, Sentinel, A Piggy’s Tale: The Adventures of a Three Legged Superpup, Justice League, Sandman: Overture and much more!

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "Attica 71" by Olivver

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue71.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:42pm EST

We start the episode off with an in depth interview with writer/artist Steve MacIsaac! Steve has recently released the fifth issue of his Shirtlifter series and he discusses with us what Shirtlifter is all about, the creative process, his successful crowdfunding effort for the book, the complexities of promoting a gay oriented indie comic, what is up next for him and so much more!

Then the hosts are pleased to welcome back to the show producer Sam Kite from Bear City 3! But this time Sam gets to talk about the funnybooks with us.  There's a whole lotta of Marvel and Secret Wars talk, a lotta DC talk, some Valiant talk, Archie #2, The Wicked and the Divine, Tula Lotay, Phonogram: The Material Girl, Astro City #26, Hawkeye, Secret Wars tie-ins recommendations ... that's just skimming the surface.

(Also, one of the hosts was still dealing with the effects of strep throat when we recorded so there are some coughs here and there that snuck in before the mute button was hit. We hope what we couldn't edit out isn't too distracting.)

 WOOFY LINKS:

http://www.stevemacisaac.com/

http://www.bearcity.com/

http://www.bearcity3.com/

http://sinagrace.com/

http://www.dragoncon.org/

http://nerdyshow.com/flameon/

http://www.bearbust.org/

https://www.teepublic.com/user/VeryBear

http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=small-potatoes-who-killed-the-usfl

http://www.newyorksuperweek.com/en/Sessions/13308/Comic-Book-Bears-vs-Flame-On-Live

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_69.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:36pm EST