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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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #100 - 100!!!!!!!!!!!!

With so much turmoil happening in the world, we at the Comic Book Bear Podcast are honored to provide something for you that is celebratory! Please join Bill Zanowitz, Justin Allen, Matt Brossard, Bryan Pittard and Steve Mowry for an hour and a half that we are proud of as we toast each other, our listeners and the art form we adore with our landmark 100th episode! Imagine the ultimate CBB spinner rack as we each talk about our all-time favorite issues, our favorite books that have come out since our podcast started in 2011, our all time favorite comic book covers and our favorite anniversary comics!

Then we talk about OUR favorite comic book bears.

For a nice stretch.

INTRO: Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

OUTRO: Quincy Jones with James Ingram - "One Hundred Ways"

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue100.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bear Podcast Issue #53 - Havok Thanos Del Rio (from December 9, 2014)

A Flashback from 12/2014: After an extended break, Billy Z, Bryan and Justin are back on the Comic Book Bears mic with nearly two hours of comic book and geek culture talk. Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly's AMAZING Multiversity: Pax Americana is up first in the spotlight! The comic talk continues with the bears boys weighing in ODY-C #1, Matt Fraction, purple nipples, Wonder Woman, AXIS, Thor, Superior Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the original Secret Wars, Mike Zeck, Kraven's ass, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Robert Hack, Action Comics, Superman in the New 52, comic book sales and the back issue market. They then take a non-comic detour to discuss the end of the current season of Doctor Who and the Star Wars Episode 7 teaser trailer. Then they turn on the TV to rap about what is happening on Gotham, Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and Constantine. They wrap up as always with the Woof of the Week.  Word of caution - the boys are little more potty mouthed on this ep than usual for some reason.  And who or what is Havok Thanos Del Rio? Well, you'll just have to listen in to find out!!

 

THE BREAKDOWN (Because We Love You!)

Intro - "Where You Get Love" - Matthew Sweet

 0:24 - Intro

1:24 - Multiversity: Pax Americana (DC)

18:30 - ODY-C #1 (Image)

28:55 - Wonder Woman #s 35 & 36 (DC)

37:55 - AXIS/Thor/Superior Iron Man/Captain America (Marvel)

48:20 - The original Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars (Marvel)

51:59 - The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 (Archie, just a brief teaser)

53:00 - Action Comics #36/Superman in the New 52 (DC)

1:01:04 - Comic Book Sales and Trends

1:07:09 - Non-Comic Detour - Doctor Who and Star Wars

1:32:08 - TV Talk - Gotham/Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./The Flash/Constantine

1:48:04 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro - "53rd and 3rd" - The Ramones

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue53.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:56pm EST

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 52 - The One Where We Talk About NYCC, Movies and TV (Originally Released 11/11/2014)

Here is another CBB Flashback from November, 2014.  This was recorded just after we had our first ever live show as part of New York Comic Con's Super Week and we brought on to the cast friend of the show Tom Nordin!

The bear boys are back with a special guest in tow, long time listener and friend of the show Tom Nordin! Tom, Billy Z, Bryan and Justin detail their experiences at New York Comic Con last month with tangents and topics including Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Avengers Station, Justin vs. a Ghostbusters cosplayer, the Empire State Building, hot dogs, Sina Grace, NPR's Ask Me Another, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Coulton, the upcoming Shaft comic book, Judas Priest, The Americans on FX, Harvey Comics 60's super-heroes and more. Then its time to turn the dial to TV with the guys weighing in on The Flash, Constantine, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Doctor Who.  We then leap from the small screen to the big screen to discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe's spate of upcoming films.  And then we round it off with a little bit of new comic talk by covering Multiversity, Batgirl #35 and the Death of Wolverine. Explicit language - and this time Bryan has the biggest potty mouth!

Intro: "Where You Get Love" - Matthew Sweet

 

2:29 - New York Comic Con

 

33:25 - The Flash on The CW

 

40:50 - Constantine on NBC

 

47:00 - Gotham on Fox

 

1:00:30 - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC

 

1:08:42 - The current season of Doctor Who and the comics from Titan

 

1:13:00 - Marvel Cinematic Universe films

 

1:26:00 - Multiversity

 

1:34:00 - Death of Wolverine

 

1:40:26 - Batgirl #35

 

1:45:00 - The Woofs of the Week

 

Outro: "52 Girls" - The B-52's

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue52.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 2:36pm EST