Comic Book Bears Podcast (comic books)

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #113 - With Special Guest Joseph Carriker

On this episode of the Comic Book Bears podcast, the CBBears are thrilled to welcome to the show Joseph Carriker! Joe has been writing in the gaming industry for over fifteen years and is about to release his first prose novel - Sacred Band from Lethe Press.  Sacred Band is a queer themed super-hero tale which depicts the rise of a loose-knit super powered team dedicated to helping those who fall between the cracks in a world where the golden age of heroes is decades past.

After that Steve, Bryan and Bill spend some time discussing the first episode of Legion, the new X-Men related TV series on FX! (Mini-spoiler - they all liked it! A lot!)

http://josephcarriker.com/sacred-band/

https://twitter.com/oakthorne

https://www.facebook.com/sacredbandnovel/

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue113.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #94 - Captain America: Civil War (Originally Released May 15th, 2016)

This week Bill, Bryan, Steve and Matt are all on the mic to talk about Captain America: Civil War, the thirteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films! Civil War centers around The Avengers and disagreement over international oversight of the team which fractures them into two opposing factions – one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark. The CBBears weigh in on the film and also briefly discuss the 2006-2007 Marvel Comics crossover event that inspired the new movie in part!

 Intro - Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro - As I Lay Dying - "94 Years"

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_94.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #79 - Tubs!!! (Originally Released  January 18th, 2016)

The Comic Book Bears are Matt-less this week but Bill, Justin, Bryan and Steve still assure you a good amount of hairy-heavy-homo comic book talk in this episode loaded with recent issues! On the spinner rack in this episode are various X-books from Marvel, the first issue of Patsy Walker, Hellcat (with a new favorite character of ours among the supporting cast), Jupiter's Circle, Last Gang in Town, Dark Knight III, Darkseid War, Swamp Thing and much more!

 

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_79.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #67 - So Indie! (Recorded 7/15/2015)

The CBB boys were all about the Big 2 last time so this episode shifts focus to some of the finest books from independent publishers that they are digging. They start off with some discussion about their favorite bits of news from last month's San Diego Comic Con and then they launch into the indie talk! You get the lowdown on - Secret Identities; Gravedigger: The Predators; Dash; The Manhattan Projects; The Dying and the Dead; God Hates Astronauts; Luther Strode; Providence; 8 House: Arclight; Strange Fruit; Archie; Hellboy and BPRD; Airboy (of two different eras); Nathan and the Adonai; The Spire; Grant Morrison's 18 Days and more!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue67.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #112 - Wuvable Oaf's Ed Luce!!!

We are absolutely thrilled to bring to the Comic Book Bears Podcast for the first time the creative force behind Wuvable Oaf, the one and only Ed Luce! Ed joins Steve Mowry and Bill Zanowitz and they have Ed take us through the origins of everyone's favorite kitty cat loving, headbanging and hirsute masked wrestler up to the most current Oaf book Blood and Metal which recently came out on Fantagraphics! Amidst the expected talk about bears and cats and music and wrestling, we also explore Ed's work on Henry and Glenn Forever, his story in a sex themed issue of Heavy Metal along with some insight into Ed's future work! (Big thanks to Bennet Marks for the pic of Ed with Goteblüd himself!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_112.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #111 - The Best of 2016!

All four CBBears (Bill, Justin, Bryan and Steve) are on the mic for this episode! And for their first episode of 2017 they choose to look back and offer up their favorites for 2016! Listen in and find out what their picks for best ongoing title, best limited series, best writer, best artist and more are!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue111.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT