Fri, 30 September 2016
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.
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"
Wed, 21 September 2016
The second episode of the new UKPNW@40 cast examines the first major punk festival held in the UK on September 20th and 21st, 1976. Join host Bill Z as he details this historic event that which found The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Vibrators, The Damned, Stinky Toys, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Subway Sect on the stage at a two night gig that garnered major press for the then burgeoning punk movement!
Direct download: UKPNWat40_PODCAST_EPISODE_TWO_092176_100_CLUB_PUNK_SPECIAL.mp3
Category:Punk and New Wave -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT
Thu, 15 September 2016
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"
Tue, 6 September 2016
Bill Z of the Comic Book Bears Podcast has launched a new podcast - THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST!
UKPNW stands for United Kingdom Punk and New Wave and the intention of this podcast is to serve as a look and listen back at the amazing music that came out of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland during the period from 1976 to 1979. What Bill will be doing with this podcast, as close as practicality allows, is to celebrate UK punk and new wave record releases, radio and TV appearances, key concerts and other events on their respective 40th anniversaries. Bill fills us in on some of his background and what to expect in the coming months on the podcast. This first episode examines The Sex Pistols and their debut TV appearance on September 4, 1976.
If you are digging what you hear, like the podcast facebook page, tell friends who you think may also be into a podcast like this and reach out to Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sex Pistols TV debut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-8x6FxybOY
Direct download: UKPNWat40_PODCAST_EPISODE_ONE_090476_THE_SEX_PISTOLS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT
Mon, 29 August 2016
CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #89 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (originally released March 31st, 2016)
With the recent release of BvS on DVD and BluRay, this latest Flashback episode from this past March finds all five Bears on the mic to weigh in on the film!
Original show notes: The bears are back to five strong as Billy Z, Matt, Bryan, Steve and Justin are all on this week's episode to talk about a film you just may have heard of. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is director Zack Snyder's follow-up to 2013's Man of Steel and is the second installment in the DC Extended Universe series of films. What do these hairy heavy homos think of Batfleck, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Superman in the bathtub and the other elements of the movie? Listen in to our spoiler filled, spirited discussion to find out!
Mon, 29 August 2016
CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #58 - With Special Guest Peter David! (originally released April 17th, 2015)
Very proud to bring this episode back to our listeners, with our interview with the great Peter David!
Original show notes -
We here at the Comic Book Bears Podcast are thrilled to bring to the show the one and only Peter David for an interview! Peter is here to discuss the recently released Avengers Vault from Thunder Bay Press which he wrote in the first half of our show. We go on to discuss Peter's long and distinguished career as a comic book writer, touching on his work with X-Factor, Spider-Man 2099, Hulk, Fallen Angel, his plans with the upcoming Secret wars, film novelizations and much, much, much more! Peter also takes us through his writing process and we even get to hear about a new project he is involved with for the first time!
Afterwards Justin, Steve, Bryan and Billy Z get into the comic and TV talk. We tune in to what is happening on SHIELD, Gotham, Arrow, Flash, Agent Carter and even some Australian (!) small screen goings on. Then we turn to the four color format and yap about about Avengers #42, All-New Hawkeye #1, Spider-Gwen #1, Batman #39, the new Star Wars books from Marvel and, of course, tangents upon tangents.
Intro - Matthew Sweet - "Where You Get Love"
0:49 - Interview with Peter David
47:44 - Post-Interview chat including Photon, DC vs. Marvel, Doctor Strangefate and Amalgam Comics, original art, artists who work digitally, Ramon Perez, Neal Adams, Steranko
57:10 - Comic TV talk including SHIELD's return, Gotham, Arrow, Flash, the DC team show in development at the WB, Helix, Underbelly, Danger 5
1:18:00 - Comic talk including Avengers, Age of Apocalypse, All-New Hawkeye, Jeff Lemire, Jason Latour, Spider-Gwen, Batman, the abundance of severed hands in the New 52, combo packs and digital codes, Billy Z needs a code buddy, want lists, Bryan manages his whole life with Excel, the Star Wars books from Marvel and more
1:57:03 - The Woofs of the Week
Outro - Chicago Transit Authority - "Poem 58"
Mon, 29 August 2016
CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #57 - From Intros to Legos, From Nazis to Nameless (originally released March 9th, 2015)
We continue our re=posting of our "missing" episodes with the first appearance of Brother Steve as a regular co-host!
The original show notes provided that "We are very proud to announce that our past guest Steve Mowry is now joining us as a regular co-host! As part of his initiation for his new role, Steve first takes us through some of his favorite things about comic books. Then Billy Z recounts his going to Toy Fair for the first time. Next up Justin and Bryan join in for a discussion about the new Lego DC Comics Super-Heroes movie Justice League vs. Bizarro League. Billy Z attended the NYC premiere screening and you'll hear his interviews with James Arnold Taylor, the voice of The Flash, and filmmakers Brandon Vietti and Jim Krieg. Then some comics related TV talk. Then a whole lotta comics talk - Multiversity: The Mastermen, Nameless, The Black Vortex, All-New X-Men, Marvel's June 2015 Solicits, Ant-Man, Justice League United, Batman, Action Comics, Future's End, Earth 2: World's End, Divinity #1 and Displacement, a graphic novel which maybe made Steve cry."
Thu, 25 August 2016
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!
Wed, 17 August 2016
This week's Comic Book Bears Podcast episode finds Billy Z, Steve and (eventually) Matt talking about two television programs that have been on the minds of many folks these past few weeks. In one corner you have Jessie Custer, Tulip and Cassidy! In the other, you have Dustin, Eleven and - sigh - Benny! So tune in to our SPOILER FILLED examination of both AMC's PREACHER (based upon the Vertigo series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon) and STRANGER THINGS from Netflix!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah - we know that STRANGER THINGS isn't really comic book related but sometimes we throw the rules out the window ... and into the Upside Down.)
Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven
Outro - "If I Was a Folkstar" by The Avalanches
Wed, 3 August 2016
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!)