Comic Book Bears Podcast
Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #110 - Heroes Vs Aliens Vs Bears

All four DC Comics-based shows airing on the CW recently were part of a crossover and Bryan, Bill and Steve are on hand to talk about it.  The event Heroes vs Aliens is based on DC's series from the late 80's Invasion and the bears take you through The Dominators' efforts to subjugate Earth! And if that wasn't enough, we also have current comic talk with Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, All-New X-Men Annual #1 (with a story by the amazing Sina Grace), Tomasi and Gleason's Superman, Bryan Hitch's wrap up of JLA, the relaunch of Nova and Grand Passion occupying space on this week's fat and furry spinner rack!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue110.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 4 - 10/22/76, THE FIRST UK PUNK ROCK SINGLE : NEW ROSE/HELP BY THE DAMNED

The 4th episode of the new UKPNW@40 podcast spotlights "New Rose/Help",the first single by The Damned on the independent label Stiff Records. Released on the 22nd of October, 1976, the single has the distinction of being the first single to be released by a British punk act. Join host Bill Z as he takes you through the pre and early history of the group.


    THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 3 - 10/18/76, PROSTITUTION AT THE ICA WITH THROBBING GRISTLE

The third episode of the new UKPNW@40 podcast spotlights the PROSTITUTION event held in October, 1976 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London which included a performance by industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle. The show, apart from TG, included pornographic images of band member Cosey Fanni Tutti, opening punk band Chelsea (appearing under the name "L.S.D.") in their debut appearance, a stripper performing between the bands, art installations including used Tampax in glass and transvestite security guards. Join host Bill Z as he details another historic event, this time from the more transgressive end of the early UKPNW period!


Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 109 - Doctor Strange vs Yahoo Serious

Marvel's latest entry in their Cinematic Universe was recently released so the Bear Boys naturally went to the movies.  Listen in as Bryan, Steve and Bill Z offer their viewpoints regarding Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch. After that, the comic book talk commences and among the books covered are Death of X and Civil War II from Marvel, The Tithe from Top Cow, Harbinger Renegade from Valiant and more. Also, added into the mix is waaaaay too much Inhumans talk.

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue109.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 78 - The Best Comics of 2015! (Originally released January 11th, 2016)

 

 

 

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. As we start thinking about our choices for the best comics of 2016, come step into the time bubble with us as we revisit our favorite books of 2015!

Bill, Matt, Bryan, Steve and Justin usher in 2016 by looking back at the previous year and offer up their favorites of 2015. Favorite Writer! Favorite Artist! Favorite Mini-Series! Favorite Ongoing Title! Favorite Single Issue! Who and what do they pick as their faves in the year of Secret Wars, Convergence, The Force Awakens and Left Shark? Well, you'll just have to listen in to find out!

 

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

 

Outro - "78 Stone Shuffle" by Gomez

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_78.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 76 - Turning on the TV Part 2 (Originally released December 20th, 2015)

 

 

 

 

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. Hope you enjoy another one from December of last year!

This week's episode is the second of our two-part look at comic book based TV shows. Matt, Steve, Bryan and Bill once again put the comic books back in the longboxes and turn on their TV set. This week iZombie, Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, Jessica Jones and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are on the Comic Book Bears' viewing screens! And again needless to say SPOILERS!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue76.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #75 - Turning on the TV Part 1 (Originally released December 13th, 2015)

 

 

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. Hope you enjoy this one from December of last year!

This week's episode is the first of a two-parter (sadly minus Justin) where Matt, Steve, Bryan and Bill put the comic books back in the bags and boards, put the tops on the longboxes and turn on their TV sets instead. This week our attention is focused on the shows currently airing that are based on DC Comics properties - Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow along with a tiny bit of discussion about the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow mini-series event.  Needles to say - SPOILERS if you haven't been caught upon these shows (though it should be mentioned that at the time we recorded this how and next week's episode #76 we weren't quite yet at the mid-season finale point for these programs.) Make sure you come back next week when iZombie, Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, Jessica Jones and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are on the Comic Book Bears' viewing screens!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue75.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 65 Part 2 - The Moon in June (Originally released July 19th, 2015)

 

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. Hope you enjoy this one from July of last year! (You can also search out the first part to the episode with a Jamal Igle interview!)

It is the long awaited second half of Episode 65!  This time around, Billy Z, Bryan, Steve and Matt talk about a whole bunch of things - AnimeNext, Flame Con, GeekOUT's Power anthology, Secret Wars and its tie - ins (1602, Weirdworld, X-Men books), Green Lantern, Bizarro, Midnighter, Constantine the Hellblazer, Nameless, Providence, Jupiter's Circle, If This Ben Sin as well as Blur, shows filming in our respective hometowns and the most professional sign-off to any podcast you will ever hear! (Don't be thrown off by the dates we refer to in the show - we have a bit of a backlog of recordings and we placed getting out the recent interviews we released to you as a priority. We are trying to get all of what we have in the can out to you before the end of the month.)

 

 Intro - Bear in Heaven - "The Reflection of You"

 

02:41 - AnimeNext, FlameCon, GeeksOUT Power, prepping for HeroesCon

 

18:20 - Secret Wars

 

25:22 - Secret Wars Tie-Ins (1602, Weirdworld)

 

36:01 - Secret Wars Tie-Ins (The X-Men Books)

 

50:33 - Green Lantern #41

 

58:11 - Bizarro #1

 

1:02:49 - Midnighter #1

 

1:16:23 - Constantine The Hellblazer #1

 

1:25:56 - Nameless (Image)

 

1:34:03 - Providence (Avatar)

 

1:37:30 - Jupiter's Circle #3  (Image)

 

1:44:50 - If This Be Sin by Hazel Newlevant

 

1:54:33 - The Woofs of The Week

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue65Part2.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

CBB Flashback: Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #64 - Getting to Know Matt, The Warlord and Uggs (Originally released June 19th, 2015)

We continue to reintroduce episodes that were originally exclusive to the E2 Network feed. Hope you enjoy this one from June of last year!

Billy Z, Steve and Justin finally help Matt get fully invested as a Comic Book Bears Podcast host through asking him about his personal history as a comic book fan and what some of his all-time favorites are. Then the current comic talks begin. What will you hear us go on about? Convergence, The Warlord, Providence, A-Force, ACE (All Comics Evaluated), Sandman: Overture, Superman, Jupiter's Circle, Where Monsters Dwell, Dead Drop, Valiant Handbook 2015 Edition, Blackcross, Inferno, Fight Club 2, Old Man Logan, Supreme: Blue Rose and more.

And we are presenting our very first listener contest! Listen in to the show to find out how you can win a sketch cover edition of Old Man Logan #1 with the amazing image seen here courtesy of our own Fuzzbelly genius Matt Brossard! It will be a gumball rally to reply with a winning response to our episode post on our Facebook page. We can't make it TOO easy on you, so we will not be providing an episode breakdown until we have a winner! Good luck!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue64.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #108 - Post-Election

In this very somber episode of the Comic Book Bears Podcast which was recorded this past November 10th, the raw feelings about the results of United States Presidential election are at the forefront. Bill, Justin and Bryan lay down their thoughts.  Like the Orlando episode we felt it was important to discuss this seismic event. But if you want to skip that part of the discussion, you can go to the 34:22 mark where we actually begin discussing comic books. However politics doesn't end there though as we each provide a politically-based comic series or strip which we would recommend and the choices span from the 80's to the present day. (Or the present-yet-prehistoric day!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am EDT