Comic Book Bears Podcast
Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #20 - R.I.P. Damian and Dirk

The new episode starts off with a more indie vibe than usual with Billy Z and Bryan covering Prophet, Red Team, Lost Vegas, Sex, Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror, The Shadow:Year One and the wrap up of Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's Happy.  Then Justin joins in and the boys pull Batman Inc #8, Legion of Super-Heroes #17, the first issues of Justice League of America and Vibe, Hellblazer #300, Nova #1 (and how Jeph Loeb can be irritating) and Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1 off of the spinner rack and discuss.  This episode also marks the first appearance of Drunk Billy on the show!

Direct download: Episode_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #19 - OSC v. CBB

Orson Scott Card's upcoming story arc on the new Adventures of Superman was all over the news and the Comic Book Bears boys weigh in on the controversy for most of the episode. They still get in some new comics talk and cover Batman #17, New Avengers, a bad bearish hottie in Earth 2, Rotworld, Batman and Robin Annual #1, Wolverine and the X-Men, Secret Avengers #1, Batman Incorporated, Ramon Perez, FF, Green Arrow #17, Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny Avengers, New Avengers, Hawkeye #7, Legion Lost #16, Sword of Sorcery and creative changes in the Green Lantern titles.  They also weigh in with what they think would be great TV shows based on comic properties.  Flame On, Art and Franco and Aw Yeah Comics and our new friends at BearNerd get some love. Plus Bryan offers up some tales of comic shopping while on the road for work and Billy Z and Justin disagree BIG TIME about a nearly two year old anniversary comic.

Direct download: Episode_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #18 - These are a few of our favorite things

Our good friend New Mutant rejoins us for a special roundtable.  Bryan, Justin, Billy Z and Alan go over each of their all-time favorite titles and choose their three favorite issues!  Some clues to the choices - Kitty Pryde, Timber Wolf, Apocalypse and The Shade.  Then we serve up some new comics talk with All-New X-Men, New Avengers and the end of Remender's Uncanny X-Force on the menu.  We also talk about Alan's Power Principle, Flame On, Twilight(!), Superman apparel,  cosplay and The World's Strongest Mailman.  And then everyone talks about BillyZ for five minutes. (Sorry, there are a few Skype drop outs on this ep that we couldn’t work around.)

Direct download: Episode_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33am EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #17 - Out With the Old, In With the Now

Bryan returns to the den to give us his bests of for 2012, followed by a discussion of our comic related holiday swag, our expectations for 2013 and a quick dive into what we are currently reading.

Hickman. Remender. Bendis. Ramon Perez. Prophet. Deathmatch. Joe Shuster's fetish art. Justice League. Legos. Superman. Batwoman. Thunderbolts. Secret Avengers. The Shade. FF. George Takei in Kevin Keller. Morrison's Happy.  All-New X-Men.  Indestructible Hulk. They're all in there!

Direct download: Episode17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #16 - We'll take a cup of kindness yet for auld lang syne

We have a little more stretching room in the Comic Book Bears Den in this episode as our brother Bryan was unable to join us for this 2012 wrap-up episode.  Billy Z and Justin talk about their fave raves of the year in this admittedly somewhat somber episode.  Somewhere along the lines Saga, The Boys, Dave Wyndorf and Monster Magnet, Dan Slott’s death threats, Legion of Super-Heroes, Jonathan Hickman, Infinite Crisis, Joe Kubert, Marvel Avengers Alliance, Team 7, JL8, Scott Williams, Gail Simone, the Amazing Spider-Man film, Before Watchmen, Robot God Akamatsu, DC Editorial, Justice League, Nicola Scott, Pantha, Jim Lee, All-New X-Men, Night Force, Vibe, FF, AVX: Consequences and The Polyphonic Spree all work their way into the conversation.  See you in 2013!

Direct download: Episode_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14am EDT

Bill Zanowitz, Justin Allen and Bryan Pittard return with another episode focused mostly on the new Marvel Now! books. We tackle the recent first issues of Fantastic Four, FF, Avengers, Captain America, Deadpool, All-New X-Men and more!  Also getting some airtime are the end of the Bendis era of Avengers, AvX: Consequences, Cyclops, Batwoman #0, Karen Berger's departure from Vertigo, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre, Batman Incorporated, changes to New Crusaders, The Boys #72, Masks #1, Battlefields by Ennis along with talk about Hallmark ornaments, our buddy Dean from GuyFi, some bear stuff, the Dream Weaver Kickstarter from our friends at Geeks Out, Songs for Lexi, internet rudeness, our upcoming convention plans along with some plotting for CBBears world domination in 2013. Anything else you ask? We briefly find out that all three co-hosts are pretty good at George Takei imitations.  And we also have Bill taking the potty mouth crown away from Justin for an episode, Bryan's love for Jonathan Hickman running so deep that he starts crediting the man with books he didn't write, Bill on everything you need to know about Green Bay Packers games being streamed on internet radio and the episode starts off with Justin eating some major crow concerning a run he previously dissed.

Direct download: Episode_15_2012-12-04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #14 - The Post Episode (Post Surgery, Post Bear Bust, Post Sandy)

Justin, Bryan and Billy Z come back atcha with a whole lotta comic (Brightest Day, Ultimate FF, JK Woodward, 80's Iron Man, Hickman's FF, Marvel Now Point One, Bendis Avengers, Jeff Lemire, Justice League Dark, Green Arrow, AVX: Consequences, Masters of the Universe, Happy, Action Comics Annual, Tony Lee and Doctor Who, Manhattan Projects, World's Finest, Earth 2, Kevin Maguire, National Comics One-Shots, Multiple Warheads, Bloodstrike, Brubaker's Captain America, Before Watchmen, Superman #13, Joe Kubert Presents, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, God Hates Astronauts, Alan Moore's Supreme) and non-comic (knee surgery, Bear Bust in Orlando, Sawmill Campgrounds, Hurricane Sandy, Honey Boo Boo, child actors, the election) jibber-jabber.

Direct download: Episode_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #13 - The One After Billy Z Met Grant and Before Justin Becomes Bionic

We were able to record an episode just before Justin went in for his surgery! In this ep, Billy Z discusses his experiences at NYCC.  Bryan, Justin and Bill then cover recent comics news and NYCC announcements and then the boys discuss some of their favorite licensed titles - Micronauts, Dr. Who, Jonny Quest, Charmed and The Lone Ranger are among the books based on properties outside of comics that get some airtime.  (Or should that be beartime?)

Direct download: Episode_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #12 - A vs X vs 0

Just before Billy Z heads out to New York Comic Con, Justin, Bryan and Billy convene to discuss the wrap up of Avengers vs. X-Men, the upcoming Marvel Now titles, and the recent DC Zero issues.  But, there's more - the more being Grant Morrison's Happy, Black Kiss, IDW's KISS, Avengers, Amethyst, the Milestone characters, Wildstorm, Talon, Phantom Stranger, Wonder Woman, Cable, Rocketeer, Prophet and The Tower Chronicles among other topics the boys touch on at some point.

Direct download: Episode_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue # 11 - Good morning Baltimore, everyday's like an open door!

Bryan Pittard from the Flame On podcast joins us once again for our post Baltimore Comic Con episode! What will you expect to hear the bear boys discuss in this episode? How about convention tales, The Comic Reader, Alan/New Mutant's Power Principle, gossip about creators, Mark Waid, Kevin Keller, original comic art, Greg Laroque, Paul Levitz, Matt Wagner, Janet Lee, Barry Kitson, cosplay, panels, Marvel Now news, Chaykin's Black Kiss, The Manhattan Projects, the new(-ish) Vertigo titles, karaoke and ... yes ... bearaoke?  They also get into loads of X-Men talk and it is confirmed that Justin is a giant!

Direct download: Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT