Comic Book Bears Podcast
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

A Tito and Bill Goodtime Hour Special - Podcast from The Elder!

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the 1981 album MUSIC FROM 'THE ELDER' by KISS. A huge commercial failure upon its release, the concept album does however have its fans. To discuss the album Tito and Bill have joined up on this special episode with a group of KISS fans and podcast veterans: Gordie Adams (The Gordcast), Kurt Beckman (B-Talk) and Jeff Anderson (Jeff's Fancy C-60 Podcast)!! Join us for the hour as we dish about why we think MUSIC FROM 'THE ELDER' is an underrated work, why we think it did not connect with the masses and add to the mix a heavy sampling of KISS-related tangents!

Direct download: Podcast_From_The_Elder_November_2016.mp3
Category:KISS Podcast -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #66 (Recorded 6/30/2015, originally released 6/30/2105)

Those bear boys continue to get caught up with unreleased episodes. This time Billy Z, Matt, Bryan, Justin and Steve congregate to talk cons, news and then, of course, the funnybooks themselves. First we cover Bryan and Steve's exploits at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. Then the whole group goes down the list of what Marvel's post-Secret Wars roster will look like.  The talk then turns to Marvel's Secret Wars tie-in books including Thors, the X-Men books and hella more.  After that, the Distinguished Competition gets its turn in the spotlight with talk about what is happening over in Justice League, Batman, Batgirl, the Superman titles and the #1 issues of Black Canary and Martian Manhunter! (And if you were wondering where the indie talk time is - - - fear not, true believer; the upcoming Episode/Issue 67 is nothing but indie comics talk!)

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue66.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #62 Part 2 - The Second Half Of The One Where These Gay Boys Talked So Long They Had To Split The Episode In Two (Originally Released 5/26/2015)

Billy Z, Bryan, Justin, Matt and Steve continue on with listener questions in part 2! You will also get to hear about what they did on Free Comic Book Day and what they thought about Multiversity #2.

 

And jock straps.

 

They talk about jock straps.

 

Intro: Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

01:00:05 - Listener questions continued (22:12 if you wanted to get right to the jock strap talk.)

26:50:00 - Free Comic Book Day

34:37:00 - Multiversity #2

54:42:00 - The Woofs of the Week

Outro - Marty Robbins - "Sixty-Two's Most Promising Fool"

 

http://www.trixiemattel.com/

https://nerdyshow.com/2015/04/flame-on-drag-is-the-new-spandex-trixie-mattel/

http://www.thebearsinthecity.com/

http://www.shawnsyms.com/

http://www.arsenalpulp.com/bookinfo.php?index=409

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23808096/cash-and-carrie

 

EXPLICIT LANGUAGE - not as bad as the last episode but ... jock straps.

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue62Part2.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #62 Part 1 - The One Where These Gay Boys Talked So Long They Had To Split The Episode In Two (Originally Released 5/18/2015)

The first of a two part marathon episode! Show regulars Billy Z, Justin, Bryan, Steve and newly official regular Matt go to the movies, turn on the TV and then take listener questions. (The current comic book talk doesn't hit until part two.) And let's just say there is more cussing and more alcohol consumption during this show than any previous one. First up, Avengers: Age of Ultron gets the spotlight. Next up is Daredevil on Netflix, now that all of us have seen the entire run. Then we are treated to the unforgettable throwdown of the Gotham season finale by Mr. Bryan Pittard. And last but not least it's the first part of our answering listener questions with topics ranging from Astro City to what Warner Brothers/DC is doing wrong in filmland to the Image books we read to the comic creators we find to be the woofiest. Part 2 is coming along real soon!

 

And we will give Matt a proper welcome to the show as a regular on a future episode soon - don't worry!

 

Intro: Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"

1:16 - Avengers: Age of Ultron

34:20 - Daredevil on Netflix

48:13 - Bryan vs. Gotham

1:04:57 - Listener questions

Outro - (It's a surprise)

 

EXPLICIT LANGUAGE - hey, we recorded it on Cinco De Mayo.

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue62Part1.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

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