Comic Book Bears Podcast (comic books)
CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #61 - With Special Guest Jay Piscopo! (Originally Released 4/24/2015)

Justin, Bryan, Steve, Billy Z and that returning Fuzzbellied friend of ours Matt Brossard himself are back with a new episode! First up, the bear boys interview comic creator Jay Piscopo! Jay is the author and illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli graphic novel series. He is also the creator of Sea Ghost, Commander X and a host of other characters based out of the Capt'n Eli universe.  Many of his creations have been turned into Mego-style action figures available through his own Nemo Toys. Jay has a signature style, combining 2D characters with 3D backgrounds and he joins us to discuss his body of work. After the interview Jay stays on the mic to join the rest of the crew for some media  and current comic book talk. Netflix's Daredevil and convention talk starts it off.  Then with DC's Convergence event starting up, a number of the tie-in books get air time as well as Jupiter's Circle from Image, Archie's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Archie vs. Predator crossover from Dark Horse/Archie, Valiant's Bloodshot Reborn and Divinity, Marvel's new Hawkeye series and more!

 

Fair warning - especially since The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli is an all-ages series, we thought we should give you the heads up that we slip in a few slightly naughty words here and there. Nothing that would come close to garnering an R rating but still worth the advanced word if kids are listening in.

 

INTRO  - Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

1:02 - Interview with JAY PISCOPO

46:24 - Daredevil from Marvel Studios on Netflix

1:10:08 - Bryan goes to MegaCon

1:17:03 - Billy Z goes to MOCCA

1:23:15 - DC's Convergence event including Suicide Squad, Batgirl, The Atom, Titans, The Question Superman and more

1:41:53 - Jupiter's Circle #1

1:47:40 - The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2

1:54:40 - Archie vs. Predator #1

1:59:37 - Valiant's Bloodshot Reborn and Divinity

2:10:12 - Hawkeye #2

2:12:52 - THE WOOFS OF THE WEEK

Outro - Bob Dylan - "Highway 61 Revisited"

 

WOOFY LINKS

http://www.captneli.com

https://www.facebook.com/jpiscopo

http://www.drivethrucomics.com

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shirtlifter/shirtlifter-5-new-gay-comic-from-steve-macisaac

https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/50-bands-and-a-cat-for-indiana-equality.html

https://www.humblebundle.com/books

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/judge-john-hodgman

http://www.watermarkonline.com/2015/04/09/gay-geeks-find-their-super-powers/

http://www.dcnoisepodcast.com/2015/04/19/dc-noise-special-convergence-and-billy-dee-willaims/

http://kingbonepress.com/

http://roxburyartsalliance.org/event/superman-radio-show/

Direct download: ComicBookBearsEpisode61.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #107 - Stabbity Bunny vs NYCC

We bring you our annual New York Comic Con wrap up episode, this time with returning guest Richard Rivera, writer of the amazing indie comic series Stabbity Bunny! Bill Z, Bryan and Steve along with Richard discuss what NYCC 2016 was like, including the NYCC Presents events that Bryan and Billy were part of.  Richard is also here to discuss a new Stabbity Bunny Kickstarter!! We round the show out with a healthy dose of current comic talk with The Black Monday Murders, Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy, The Walking Dead, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye and IDW/Hasbro's Revolution among the books discussed!

Stabbity Links:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/222334888/stabbity-bunny-5

http://www.stabbitybunny.com/

https://www.facebook.com/stabbitybunny

https://twitter.com/StabbityBunny

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue107.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #106 - With Special Guest Blue Delliquanti

CBB boys Billy Z and Steve are back from New York Comic Con!  They will be joined by Bryan next week to discuss what their experiences at that massive convention were like but before then they are thrilled to bring to their conversation cave this week the mega talented Blue Delliquanti!!! Blue is the writer and artist of O HUMAN STAR, a long-form online comic that started in 2012 and for which she has launched a Kickstarter campaign to put out a second graphic novel collection. O HUMAN STAR, which has been raved about on the show previously, presents the story of Alastair Sterling, an inventor who wakes up in a lifelike robot body 16 years after his death and must come to terms with the unfamiliar, futuristic world that is the result of his work and his legacy. Along the way he reunites with his former research partner Brendan and comes face to face with another robot whose mind is a copy of Sterling’s – and is living as a teenage girl and as Brendan's daughter - and we then follow the these three coming together as an unconventional family in a not-too-distant future. Blue also lets us in on MEAL, another upcoming project of hers! Love, robots, insect cuisine and Sailor Moon reconsiderations - they are all here in this great conversation!!

LINKS:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/772239660/o-human-star-volume-2-volume-1-reprint

http://ohumanstar.com/

http://www.bluedelliquanti.com/

Intro: Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: Anthony and The Mountain - "Raygun"

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue106.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #105 - The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators and NYCC 2016 Preview

 

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Bill, Bryan and Steve are on hand this week for an extra-sized episode as they get ready for this year's New York Comic Con! First up, the CBB boys are thrilled to bring to the show Thomas A. Crowell, Esq.! Thomas is a partner with the law firm of Lane Sash & Larrabee where he counsels clients on a wide range of entertainment law and intellectual property rights issues. He is also the author of The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators, the very first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry. The Pocket Lawyer is designed to help emerging artists and veteran professionals in the comic book industry build a solid foundation of business and communication practices and Thomas takes us through key legal issues involving protection of comic book properties. We also hear about the panels and seminars he is presenting at New York Comic Con 2016.

DISCLAIMER: Mr. Crowell’s comments should not be considered "legal advice," nor do they create an attorney-client relationship with the podcast listener.

Then we transition over to another guest joining us, our old friend Chris Cummins! CBB's own Bill and Chris will be co-hosting the Tales from the Toybox event for New York Comic Con's NYCC Presents! This multimedia evening will find Bill and Chris presenting a program about toys from the 60's to the present day which will feature many special guests and some amazing prizes and giveaways! And if that isn't enough, our own Bryan will be hosting  another NYCC Presents event, Flame On! Presents - Fan Feud, which will be a fun filled game show evening! All this and some talk of a Doctor Who event (involving some familiar names) and a comic book specific Woofs of the Week segment to round the show out!

 LINKS:

www.thomascrowell.com

Thomas Crowell's twitter: @Law_Crow

Firm website: www.lanesash.com

Firm email: tcrowell@lanesash.com

The Pocket Lawyer For Comic Book Creators: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Lawyer-Comic-Book-Creators/dp/0415661803

The Pocket Lawyer For Filmmakers: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Lawyer-Filmmakers-Independent-Producers/dp/0240813189/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474650634&sr=1-1&keywords=Pocket+lawyer+for+filmmake

New York Comic Con presentations:

Keeping Control of your Comic: Friday October 07, 2016, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 1A05: https://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31424/Keeping-Control-of-Your-Comic-Part-1-Contracts-for-the-Comic-Book-Creator

CLE From panel to Publisher: Thursday October 06, 2016, 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 1A02: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/Continuing-Legal-Education-Opportunities/

CLE Printed page to silver screen: Sunday October 09, 2016, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM, Room 1A05: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/Continuing-Legal-Education-Opportunities/

NYCC Presents Events:

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/30127/Tales-from-the-Toybox

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/30129/Flame-On-Presents-Fan-Feud

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/30124/Doctor-Who-Costume-and-Trivia-Contest

Intro: Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: Subway Sect - "Nobody's Scared"

 

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_105.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 80 - Legends of Tomorrow, Opinions of Today (Originally Released January 25, 2016)

Hard to believe that DC's Legends of Tomorrow is less than a year old and about to enter its second season.  Jump on the Waverider with us as we go back to January when we discussed the first episode.

Brother Justin missed our rendezvous with Rip Hunter's Waverider so in this episode Matt, Steve, Bryan and Bill are on the mic to discuss DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the new super-team show spinning out of The Flash and Arrow which premiered on The CW last week. You'll get to hear what they thought of the episode, their picks for comics featuring these characters and, being the hairy heavy homos they are, other opinions about this exceptionally woofy cast. All this plus their Woofs of the Week and hella more!

 

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

 

Outro - "Around the World in 80 Days" by Bing Crosby

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_80.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:25am EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #60 - The Multiversity at the End of This Book (Originally Released April 17, 2015)

No guests. No TV talk. Just Billy Z, Bryan, Steve and Justin talking comics. And what is on the spinner rack? Multiversity: Ultra Comics, Convergence. Earth 2: World's End, The New 52: World's End, Batman: Eternal, some very good recent Superman books,  Spider-Gwen, Avengers: Ultron Forever, Avengers Forever, even more Avengers, Uncanny Inhumans, God Hates Astronauts, The Dying and the Dead, Nemo: River of Ghosts and much more. We also throw in Grover ... you'll hear. Lastly, the episode image is what happens when Steve challenges Bill.

 

Intro: Matthew Sweet - "Where You get Love"

1:01 - Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 (DC)

26:36 - Covergence #0 (DC)

39:58 - The last issues of DC's three weekly titles

1:03:19 - Scooby Doo Team-Up #9, Smallville: Continuity #4; Action Comics #39 (all DC)

1:11:55 - Spider-Gwen #3 (Marvel)

1:17:00 - Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 (Marvel)

1:23:24 - Avengers #43 (Marvel)

1:38:00 - Uncanny Inhumans #0 (Marvel)

1:41:00 - God Hates Astronauts #7 (Image)

1:51:00 - The Dead and the Dying #2 (Image)

2:01:14 - Nemo: River of Ghosts (Top Shelf)

2:06:00 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro: The Dominoes - "Sixty Minute Man"

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue60.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

CBB Flashback- Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #59 - Fuzzbelly! (Originally Released March 15, 2015)

Flashback with us and once again enjoy Matt Brossard's first appearance on the show!

Billy Z, Justin, Bryan and Steve are thrilled to bring to the show for the first time artist Matt Brossard a/k/a Fuzzbelly! We talk with him first about how he got into comics and what some of his favorites are. Matt also works as the Director of Community at Terapeak and in that capacity he discusses with us comic related transaction trends on eBay. After that we hear about Bryan's experiences attending TBRU (Texas Bear Round Up) recently. Then the current comic talk commences with discussions about people losing their minds over the Batgirl #41 Joker variant cover and the Superman and Wonder Woman redesigns, Secret Wars and post Convergence solicits, Spider-Gwen, Thor, Howard the Duck, Green Lantern, Gotham Academy, Arkham Manor, Swamp Thing, Descender, All-New X-Men, Suiciders ... and somehow we go off on a tangent about Jimmy Buffet.

 

THE BREAKDOWN:

Intro - Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

00.35 - Introducing Matt who fills us in on how he got into comics

10:00 - Comic sales trends on eBay

33:30 - Bryan goes to TBRU

47:20 - People lose their minds over the Batgirl #41 Joker variant cover and the Superman and Wonder Woman redesigns

1:03:29 - Secret Wars and post Convergence solicits

1:09:26 - Spider-Gwen #s 1 and 2 (Marvel)

1:16:00 - Thor (Marvel)

1:22:04 - Howard the Duck #1 (Marvel)

1:25:04 - Green Lantern #40 (DC)

1:21:38 - Gotham Academy and Arkham Manor (DC)

1:35:48 - Swamp Thing #50 (DC)

1:44:42 - Descender #1 (Image)

1:46:50 - All-New X-Men #37 (Marvel)

1:54:44 - Suiciders #1 (Vertigo)

1:59:20 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro - The Gaslight Anthem - "The '59 Sound"

 

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue59.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #104 - A Bear Grrrs in Baltimore

Bryan, Steve and Bill are in the CBB cave this week and we start the show off with an announcement about ... the show. (Fair warning - it just might give you a frowny face.) We then move on to hearing about Bill's time at this year's Baltimore Comic Con. After that we bring on a whole lotta comic talk with bandwidth dedicated to DC Rebirth titles (The Flash, Superman, Supergirl), Frank Cho's Skybourne, The Flintstones, Die Kitty Die, East of West, Everafter: From the Pages of Fables and a great Beatles-related graphic novel which isn't The Fifth Beatle!

Intro: Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: Bob Seger and the Lost Heard - "East Side Story"

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_104.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #103 - Suicide Squad Plus

All five bears are back in the CBB den this week to talk about Suicide Squad, the third movie in the DC Extended Universe series of films. The film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis and Margot Robbie among the cast and our furry fivesome weigh in on whether Suicide Squad is a movie you should kill to see or if a neckbomb going off would be preferable. After that, the comic book talk starts with 4001 A.D.: War Mother, All-New X-Men, All-New Wolverine, Black Panther, Old Man Logan, the revival of Rom from IDW, The Vision, Darth Vader, Marvel's recent C-3PO special, Jupiter's Legacy and Superwoman each finding a berth on our spinner rack!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_103.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #101 - (Mostly) DC Rebirth

We are four bears (Bill, Matt, Justin and Steve) strong this week as Bryan takes the episode off.  We focus mainly on the recent spate of new DC Rebirth titles including Superman, Action Comics, Wonder Woman, Batman, Detective Comics, Green Arrow, Flash, Justice League, Aquaman, Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Titans and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey! We stray a little bit away from the DCU to discuss Prophet: Earth War, Jeff Lemire's Plutona and a little bit of classic Marvel talk about Daughters of the Dragon! (Also pay attention to the Woofs of the Week segment as it gives you a clue about what is on the docket for our next episode!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_101.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT