Comic Book Bears Podcast

Original Show Notes from January 25th, 2016

Tito and Bill are back with their first regular episode after a "zero episode" preview but unfortunately the topic is an unexpected and somber one. Listen in as they memorialize the life and career of David Bowie. They pick their favorite Bowie songs, recount their experiences seeing him live, how they first came to be aware of Bowie, their favorite cover versions of Bowie songs and a lot more.

 

Direct download: TheTitoandBillGoodtimeHourEpisode1.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

Very happy to announce that we are getting the missing Tito and Bill Goodtime Hour episodes back into circulation! Does this mean that there will be more? Hmmmm!

Original show notes from January 3rd, 2016:

The boys of the Comic Book Bears remain in holiday hibernation this week BUT that doesn't mean we won't stick to our weekly release schedule and have something special to share with you this week! And it is just what the pop culture doctor ordered– the very first episode of a new podcast with two middle aged gay dudes talking about music, movies toys and such.  You might not want it but you need it! Join Tito Gutierrez (guitarist with LA punk band Bear Fight) and Bill Zanowitz (host of the Comic Book Bears Podcast) as they introduce themselves in this getting-to-know-you episode. And what do they talk about? How does rapping about Mego action figures, Cliff Richard, Flash Gordon, concert venues in LA and NYC, Cheap Trick, Olympic skating superstar Scott Hamilton, Peter Boyle, Cary Grant, Elvira, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Kraftwerk, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, the Zodiac killings, Elvis Costello, John Waters films, Pete Townshend, Arthur Lee and Love, Johnny Depp, hair metal and Cinderella, Star Wars and more sound to you?!

 

 

Direct download: Tito_and_Bill_Goodtime_Hour_Episode_Zero.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:07am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

This time on the UKPNW@40 Podcast we will focus in on a pre-stardom recording by Joe Jackson.  Prior to his hitting the New Wave scene in 1978 as a solo artist he was part of the group Arms & Legs. Listen in as you'll get to hear his first ever lead vocal on vinyl from 1976!