Comic Book Bears Podcast

Time for a new Comic Book Bears Podcast episode and it is an audio only episode! Listen in as Caleb, Steve and Bill (with Bryan taking a breather) talk about Supergirl: Being Super, Sub-Mariner Marvel Masterworks Vol. 1 and Adventureman #1 and 2.  Additionally we have a round up of the comic related streaming shows and movies out there including The Old Guard, Doom Patrol and more!

And just what is "Hancock scared"?

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_177.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

Writer/Artist Tom Kelly has a Kickstarter campaign going for his original Foot Fist Frankenstein graphic novel and we are thrilled to have Tom on the show to discuss it! Foot Fist Frankenstein blends Tom's main childhood influences -  monsters, comic books and martial arts movies - is an action adventure revenge story, "kinda like John Wick meets the Hulk by way of Kung Fu theater." Listen in as Tom talks about the project, his influences, his adventures at conventions and much more! Tom then sticks around and joins Bill, Steve and Bryan to talk about the books they are currently reading - DeadEndia, Jonathan Case's The New Deal, The Old Guard, Fire Power, X-Force #10 and much more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_176.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

It's just the hosts this week (Bill, Bryan, Steve and Caleb) who have convened for, despite the title of the episode, an indie dominated roundtable. Listen in as the CBB boys discuss Ash and Thorn (Ahoy Comics), Letter 44 (Oni Press), American Jesus: The New Messiah (Image), Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes (IDW), eschatology, Alien and Predator moving over to Marvel, Christian grindhouse films, copyright and the public domain and much, much more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

We are thrilled to welcome back to the show Dave Ebersole and Zan Christensen to discuss the Kickstarter campaign for Dash, a gay noir graphic novel! Dave is the writer for the collection which compiles the previously published single issues of the series along with plenty of new material which is published by Zan's LGBT-centered comics company Northwest Press! With art by Delia Gable and Vinnie Roca, Dash tells the story of private eye Dashell Malone wrapped up in a mystery with a bad boy lover, a wise-cracking Gal Friday, an ancient artifact and a shocking murder in a love letter to noir crime and classic horror pictures! Dave and Zan talk about Dash's conception and Zan also shines a light on some of the other books published by Northwest Press. They then join Bryan, Caleb, Steve and Bill for a discussion of comics they are enjoying and, of course, the Woofs of the Week!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zan/dash-the-gay-noir-graphic-novel/description

https://northwestpress.com/

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_174.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

We are thrilled to welcome back to the show Clifford Meth! Mister Meth is the co-publisher of Aardwolf Publishing and has been fixture in the world of comic book fandom for over 30 years! Cliff was instrumental in reaching settlements for Dave Cockrum, Gene Colan and Marv Wolfman with Marvel regarding participation for the characters and concepts they created! As a writer, his works include Comic Book Babylon and the upcoming Unsuckled! He discusses all of that, his relationships with many other creators along with an in-progress sale of books from Dave Cockrum's personal comic book collection that benefits scholarships at the Joe Kubert School! (Links are below!) After that we find Bill, Caleb,  Steve and Bryan in the newsroom talking about DC's sudden separation from Diamond Distribution and the equally sudden departures of Ruby Rose (Batwoman) and Hartley Sawyer (The Flash) from their respective CW shows. All this and as usual our Woofs of the Week!

http://thecliffordmethod.blogspot.com/

https://thecliffordmethod.blogspot.com/2019/05/dave-cockrum-estate-sale.html

 

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Killowog really has nothing to do with this episode - it will become clear when you listen in! On this latest Comic Book Bears Podcast episode the CBBears couldn't not talk about what is going on in the USA and around the world so the show starts off with Bryan, Bill, Caleb and Steve sounding off on protesting for police reform, voting and contending with COVID-19. Additionally, comic stores reopening and DC's successful Young Adult OGNs end up on the discussion table. After that we each pick our favorite reads of the week with Black (Black Mask Press), Chew and Mind MGMT (both from Image) and the upcoming Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio graphic novel (Abrams Comicarts) each getting their time in the spotlight. And as always we round the episode out with the Woofs of the Week!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

The latest "Quarantina" episode of the Comic Book Bears Podcast finds the CBBoys talking about four books that are currently available for free on ComiXology. The virtual spinner rack for this episode include the first issues of Huck (Image), Vagrant Queen (Scout), The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion (Dark Horse) and The Seeds (Berger Books/Dark Horse). Apart from that there is some talk of comic shops re-opening, a lengthy MST3K/Rifftrax tangent and some tea being spilled.

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_171.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

This time on the Comic Book Bears Podcast, there is a whole lotta comic related news talk and we still get in some new and new-to-us books! So hit download or play and hear us talk about Ruby Rose's departure from Batwoman, HBO Max's release of the "Snyder Cut" of Justice League, Youth from ComiXology Originals, Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars from Papercutz and much much more.

Unfortunately as we are getting used to both video and audio, there are some issues with this episode. From a technical standpoint, Caleb is really low in the mix. From a performance standpoint, Bill stammers and "um ahh"'s a lot more than usual. Still we thought there was good discussion to be had here.

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_170.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

The CBBears are thrilled to welcome back to the show artist and writer extraordinaire Sina Grace! Join us as Sina discusses his current Ghosted in L.A. series from Boom, the upcoming Getting It Together from Image and his work for other companies including Go-Go Power Rangers, Iceman, King Shazam, Burn The Orphanage, Jughead's Time Police, editors he has worked with and much, much more! (Trust us, it is worth listening in if just to hear how Sina got the voice for Billy Batson!) And as always Bill, Bryan and Steve giving you the funnybook talk!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_169.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT

The CBBears are very happy to welcome to the show for the first time Greg Smith! Greg has impeccable geek cred as the writer of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse from ONI Press, the owner of the Retro Emporium shop in Kent, Washington and a big time podcast (Narrative Gunslingers, Nerds From The Crypts, The Last Podcast) veteran! Greg joins us to talk about Heroes Need Masks, an upcoming comic anthology that will benefit GetUsPPE, a grassroots coalition of volunteers mobilized to address the PPE shortage and get healthcare heroes the protection they need. Greg then joins Bill, Bryan, Caleb and Steve to discuss what they are currently reading and grooving on!

As soon as we have a link for the Heroes Needs Masks campaign we will post it for you! And a big thanks to John Horsley of the Spoilerverse podcast network for connecting us with Greg!

https://getusppe.org/

https://www.comixology.com/Junior-Braves-of-the-Apocalypse/comics-series/42414?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy

https://www.facebook.com/retroemporiumKent/

https://www.facebook.com/NerdsFTC/

https://www.facebook.com/narrativegunslingers

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_168.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT

We are thrilled to bring back to the show FAN FAVORITE Jack Foster! Join us as Steve, Bryan, Caleb and Bill for almost two hours with Jack to talk about his comic book series Gun, indie comics and their creators, conventions, recent comic news and so much more!

You'll also want to watch the video version as Jack can rock a sailor's hat!

AND as a plus to help our listeners get through lockdown, Jack has made the first volume of Gun available for free!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJEaF2VZM54

https://guncomic.com/

https://guncomic.com/freegunvol1?fbclid=IwAR1Vl3SBJMEEb8Ojq7qZLUyzW_0yoHFDvLrjmTbtUUagQTLWhHboq-IUWSY

 

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT

We hope you tuned in to our last two video episodes! We are playing catch-up and are now releasing the first of the two episodes in audio form! Listen in as Bryan, Caleb, Bill and Steve provide a re-introduction of themselves and talk about books that they think people who are unaccustomed to comic books might benefit from as their first reads! AND a familiar voice from our show's past makes a surprise appearance!!

Please know that we encountered some audio issues when recorded - this is new terrain for us - and there are parts where the audio gets choppy. (Again, we did our best in the edit!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

The Comic Book Bears are back with our weekly social distancing episode. The books that Bill, Bryan, Steve and Caleb discuss this time around include Dry County (Image), Al-Qaeda's Super Secret Weapon (Northwest Press), Plunge (DC/Hill House) and a return visit to The Fifth Beatle (Dark Horse.) 

(Please also note that this episode is not up to our usual audio quality: we did our best to fix things in the editing but we made a commitment to weekly episodes while staying at home and we are sticking to it!)

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

The Comic Book Bears are back to four strong for the time being as we are thrilled to announce that Caleb Alexander-McKinzie will be joining us for the duration of our social distancing period. The books that Bill, Bryan, Steve and Caleb discuss this time around include Leviathan Dawn (DC), Howard the Human (Marvel), Fearful Hunter (Northwest Press) and The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head (IDW). Tangents include the virtues of open book vs closed book tests in law school and Alice in Chains. All this plus an expanded Woofs of the Week segment!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

 

As more and more of the world comes under stay-in-place or other similar orders, the Comic Book Bears are back with you with a new episode! Bryan Pittard returns to the show as does our special guest and good friend Caleb Alexander-McKinzie for this occasion. Listen in as Bryan, Caleb, Bill and Steve discuss what they have been doing since the current work-from-era began. They (eventually) get around to talking about comics. Selections include books from the Big Two (Justice League, Cable) and the world of independent creators (A Letter to Jo, Kid Gloves.)

We hope you are all hanging in there through these difficult times. (And if you just came to escape it all, you can fast forward to the 20:00 mark when the funnybook chatter begins!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_163.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

We know that social distancing is in full force for many people and we decided to format an episode where all the books we discuss are currently available for FREE on ComiXology! So if you want to you can grab all six of the books (two Marvels, two DCs and two indies) easily before you listen in … or after … please do! The books we discuss are:

BugHouse #1
Captain America & Thor: Avengers!(One Shot)
M.O.D.O.K. Assassin #1
Rex Libris #1
Sensation Comics #1
Superman (1939) #1

Listen in as Steve and Bill Z discuss these books and know that this will be the first of our sequestration episodes that we will be getting out to you regularly!

Hang in there, everyone! We will get through this!

We know that social distancing is in full force for many people and we decided to format an episode where all the books we discuss are currently available for FREE on ComiXology! So if you want to you can grab all six of the books (two Marvels, two DCs and two indies) easily before you listen in … or after … please do! The books we discuss are:

BugHouse #1
Captain America & Thor: Avengers!(One Shot)
M.O.D.O.K. Assassin #1
Rex Libris #1
Sensation Comics #1
Superman (1939) #1

Listen in as Steve and Bill Z discuss these books and know that this will be the first of our sequestration episodes that we will be getting out to you regularly!

Hang in there, everyone! We will get through this!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_162.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT

The CBB boys head once again to the movies, this time to weigh in on the latest DCEU film Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) in this new episode! Over the space of an hour Steve Mowry and Bill Zanowitz detail what they thought about the new film starring Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez and Ewan McGregor and based on the DC Comics title of the same name.  In addition to their thoughts on the movie they also provide their recommendations for trade paperbacks and arcs stemming from the Birds of Prey universe of four-color stories. All this plus Billy Z goes to a comic book auction, Steve uncharacteristically mocks Bill's New Jersey accent and the phrase "connective tissue" is said waaayyy too many times! 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_161.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

Get out your lightsabers, fuel up your land speeders and pre-order your Child merch! With The Rise of Skywalker in theaters and The Mandalorian finishing up its first season on Disney+ the CBB boys decided for their first episode of 2020 to focus on the Star Wars universe!  And with a special episode comes special guests!! Joining Billy Z and Steve for this show are two of the biggest Star Wars fans we know among our fellow podcasters : Craig Lantz from the Southern Fried Geekery Podcast and Mike Lovins from the Reel Gay Movie Show! Apart from the aforementioned TROS and the Baby Yoda Show we also discuss the Jedi: Fallen Order video game, our own histories with the franchise and, since this IS a comic book podcast, some of the Star Wars comic books we are digging. All this and Star Wars themed Woofs of the Week!

This is the way.

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_160.mp3
Category:Star Wars -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

It has been awhile since we dedicated a full episode to reviewing current comics so for the final CBB episode of 2019 we make a return to that format! Listen in for an hour as Billy Z and Steve offer up what they thought of Dragonfly and Dragonflyman #2 (Ahoy Comics), Lois Lane #6 (DC Comics), The Magicians #2 (Boom), The Infected: Deathbringer #1 (DC) and Olympia #1 (Image Comics.) Like always the episode is rounded out by our Woofs of the Week and we wish you all a great end to 2019 and look forward to you rejoining us in 2020!!!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_159.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT

Well, we originally were going to record one of our comic book "critique" shows but just weren't feeling it when we got on the mic.  So Billy Z and Steve decided to hang out for an hour and 15 and talk about a lot of topics. Our first exposure to comics. What would  the JLA and Avengers line ups look like if we were writing the books? What are we looking forward to in 2020? What cartoons from our youth have stood the test of time? What are our current cartoon favorites? The West Coast Avengers! The New Teen Titans! Infinity Inc. and the JSA! Battle of the Planets! Rick and Morty! Outer Darkness! White Trees! Event Leviathan! There is a lot in this one! (Steve even curses at one point!) As this episode is being released on Thanksgiving Eve, you might need something to play during your car ride or to distract you from your conspiracy theory spouting uncle or a soundtrack for your tryptophan crash! We might fit the bill just fine with this offbeat episode!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_158.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

This time around the CBBears are thrilled to welcome the creators of Signal and Silence, Chris Lopez and Randy Wyatt. It is a 100 page graphic novel about three college friends -Jimmy, Nica and Dorch- all of whom are haunted by their shared history at an evangelical college. These days, Jimmy and Dorch run a comic store and run role-playing game sessions out of the basement. But over the span of several days, vital secrets are spilled that threaten to tear their bonds apart forever. Signal and Silence began life as a play written by Randy which Chris adapted into comic form. Listen in as Steve and Bill interview these handsome fellas about the project and many other things, including Chris's work with the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) and Randy's feelings about a classic children's novel!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

Billy Z and Steve present the final episode in the trilogy of Comic Book Bears Podcast episodes dedicated to the landmark simultaneous mini-series of X-Men books House of X/Powers of X from the pen of Jonathan Hickman and the drawing boards of Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva and which wrapped up earlier this month. What do a long time line-wide X reader and a life long DC zombie think? Just where does the X-Men status quo stand at the end of the story arc? Which old friends do we see once again? And what lies ahead for the marvelous mutants at the Dawn of X? Join us to find out!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_156.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

This time around Richard Rivera, the writer of Stabbity Bunny, returns to the CBB cave to discuss his upcoming special stand-alone one shot! Not only is this the newest chapter of the original Stabbity Bunny saga, at the core of this story is the relationship between Stabbity cast members Emmet and Wally and the heartbreaking consequences of a hate crime. Listen in as Steve and Billy Z have Richard take us through what we can vouch for is a very special, emotional comic book!

STABBITY BUNNY: EMMETS STORY #1 from Scout Comics will be in shops in December and you can pre-order it through the end of October. The Diamond order number is OCT192062.

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_155.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

We follow up our last House of X/Powers of X episode with coverage of House of X#s 3 and 4 and Powers of X #4! Listen in as Bill and Steve broadcast from the CBBearcave and offer up their opinions about the groundbreaking new X-Men dual mini-series. (You even get their Sassy Mister Sinister imitations!) Apart from the HOXPOX books, Bill leads a discussion about Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium and Doomsday Clock from DC and Steve flies the indie comic flag by covering Steeple from Dark Horse and You Are Obsolete from Aftershock. And it goes without saying - EXPECT SPOILERS!!!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_154.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

The biggest event happening in comics right now is Jonathan Hickman's revitalization of the X-Men franchise! Join Bill Z and Steve for an 80 minute exploration into the seismic events which went down in House of X #s 1 and 2 and Powers of X #s 1, 2 and 3!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_153.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:45am EDT

Well, we didn't intend to be away for 7 weeks.

 

Listen in as Steve and Billy Z finally make a return trip to your earbuds to discuss the various announcements that were made at San Diego Comic Con last month. Among them are the Marvel Cinematic Universe slate for the next three years, the Arrowverse in the 2019/2020 television season including Crisis on Infinite Earths, the new group of X-Men books at Marvel, King and Gerard's Adam Strange, trailers, trailers, Watchmen, trailers, armored polar bears, trailers, Zombie Tidal Wave, trailers, Dark Phoenix Barbie and more trailers!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

Between comic book conventions, illness and work the Comic Book Bears boys have been super busy in June but there was no way they were going to let Pride Month close without getting an episode out to you. So Bill and Steve are presenting to you this "Pride Quickie" where you get to hear about their first Pride experiences and a nice dose of queer comic book reading talk. Happy Pride!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_151.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

It's just comics this time around. Listen in as we discuss Doomsday Clock #10 and Heroes in Crisis #9 from DC, Ascender #2 from Image and Killer Groove #1 from Aftershock. In addition to our Woofs of the Week, we also fall into a few tangent potholes along the way.

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_150.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

On this new Comic Book Bears Podcast episode Billy Z and Steve are thrilled to bring to the mic for the first time Jack Foster! Jack is the writer and artist of the  ongoing comic book series GUN which tells the story of Trevor Werner. In the world that Trevor inhabits, he is s a gun ... "the good guys are called capes, the bad guys are guns..." Jack has a Kickstarter campaign to collect the first GUN story arc, Fighting is my Monday which ran through issues 1-3 of the series which finds Trevor meeting Olive Armstrong, a fellow gun trying to go straight and they stumble upon an easy money payday in the form of a passed out - and ransomable - super hero and, as with all good capers, things go sideways. We had an absolute blast talking to Jack so, apart from his mega cool comic, there is a lot of laughing and tangents in this episode! Jack's campaign for GUN Volume 1 runs until June 4th so make sure you are one of the cool kids and back it!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/recklesseyeballs/gun-volume-1-fighting-is-my-monday?ref=discovery&term=jack%20foster

 

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_149.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

As close as we have ever come to a live episode, join us for a down and dirty AND SPOILER FILLED discussion of the new film Avengers: Endgame that was just hit the movie theaters! It is the 22nd film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise and in its first weekend has grossed over $1.2 billion dollars worldwide.  And to discuss such a huge movie we bring you all the big guns - we have all three co-hosts (Bryan, Bill and Steve) on the mic along with our good friend Caleb Alexander-McKinzie of the Southern Fried Geekery Podcast! In addition to discussing what we thought of the movie, we also make some recommendations regarding some our favorite Avengers stories in comic book form for you to check out! And once again, THIS IS SPOILER FILLED!!! (If you haven't seen the movie yet you might want to table listening to this until after you have.)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

For a few months we have been more Pet Shop Boys than The Police with Steve and Bill keeping the CBB ship sailing as a duo but we are thrilled to be joined once again by our beloved brother Bryan Pittard! Bryan fills us in with what he's been up to and then all of three us get the gab going. We talk about DC Universe, Disney+, Star Wars and on the comic book front G. Willow Wilson's Wonder Woman, the Bendis-led Wonder Comics line from DC, the GLOW comic from IDW based on the hit Netflix series, Major X, Bronze Age Boogie and lots more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_147.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

With one magic word, the Comic Book Bears boys are back to discuss the new DC Extended Universe film SHAZAM! Join Billy Z and Steve for an hour plus discussion about the movie starring Zachary Levi and Mark Strong and directed by David F. Sandberg. In addition to the film, we also discuss the comic book (and legal) history of the character who at one time was known as Captain Marvel and weigh in with we what think were some of the great Captain Marvel/Shazam stories in the funny books and on TV over the past 80 years! All that and a little bit of comic talk thrown in as usual!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_146.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

The Comic Book Bears go back to the movies on this episode to discuss Captain Marvel, the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise! Carol Danvers comes to the silver screen with Brie Larson starring as the title character! Steve and Billy Z weigh in with what they thought about the film and then follow that up with the history of Ms. Marvel/Binary/Warbird/Captain Marvel in comic books. Our two bear boys will be the first to admit that they are not Captain Carol experts but do their best in taking you from her first appearance in the late 60's up to the present day. After that, some current comic talk time is devoted to Marvel's Age of X-Man event, the DC Walmart 100 page books, Valiant's Incursion and the finale of DC's Sideways along with much, much more!

 

Plus a drinking game suggestion: take a shot every time Bill says the word "marquee" during this episode!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_145.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

The Comic Book Bears are thrilled to welcome back to the show Steve Bryant! Steve, best known for Athena Voltaire and Ghoul Scouts (both of which who currently have a home at Action Lab Comics) is here to discuss his Kickstarter campaign for The Catch, a crime-superhero-caper-romance comic! Think Elmore Leonard meets Gotham Central and Powers! Written by Steve, with art by Ismael Canales and coloring by Roger Surroca, The Catch should appeal to fans of super-hero crime comics, like Gotham Central, Alias, or Powers, viewers who like heist or caper movies, or TV shows like Justified, Better Call Saul, or Sneaky Pete as well as indie comic collectors looking to get in on the ground floor of a new book, filled with action, clever dialogue, and great visuals. So, hit play and listen in as Bill Zanowitz and the other Steve (Mowry) talk to Steve about this new project, Athena Voltaire and much more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_144.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

 

Late last year the DC Universe app launched. Steve and Bill have been using the streaming service for months and on this episode they talk about the exclusive shows (Titans, Young Justice: Invasion, DC Daily) and other things they enjoying about the streaming service. Then a trip to the spinner rack finds them chatting about the current X-Men books, Wrong Earth and the Ahoy Comics line, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, Heroes At Large, Hawkman, Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion and much more! All this plus two great music documentary Woofs of the Week!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_143.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

The horror rages on! Bill Zanowitz and Steve Mowry are back and this time around they discuss their favorite horror comic books of all time! EC Comics of the 1950's, Hellboy and the Mignolaverse, Sandman, Lucifer, Swamp Thing, The Sixth Gun, The Devilers, Hellblazer, Torso, Baltimore, Black Eyed Kids - all of these here and much more! (You might want to listen with the lights on!)

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_142.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

The Comic Book Bears turn their cave into something dark and creepy for a change as they welcome writer/artist John Horsley to discuss the new comic project he is Kickstarting, The Eynes Anthology!! The book is about a family with a generation spanning connection to the supernatural! Listen in as John joins Steve and Billy Z in a discussion about the horror collection with numerous artists and writers from around the world joining John to tell us stories throughout time of this family and their demons! Check out eynesanthology.com for additional info about this crowdfunding campaign launching on February 1st!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

Our first episode of 2019 finds Billy Z and Steve discussing Aquaman, the most recent entry in the DC Extended Universe series of films starring Jason Momoa! Listen in as Steve and Billy weigh in on the James Wan directed movie. Beyond the film, the CBBears also talk about the history of Aquaman including reading recommendations from the 60's, 70's, 80's and today including the recent Drowned Earth crossover and the first issue of the new Kelly Sue DeConnick/Ronson Rocha run! We also discuss what comic book based films are coming in 2019, somehow Liza Minnelli works her way into the conversation and we say "Aquabro" a lot!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

The Comic Book Bears are back with you for one more episode for 2018! And this time around Bill and Steve discuss Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!! Listen in as Steve and Bill talk about what they thought of the new animated film featuring various Spideys and also provide some of their own reading histories with Spider-Man and their reading recommendations of Spider-Man stories past. (Don't worry - we'll be talking Aquaman next time!) And since it is the holiday season the CBBoys also talk about what they would love to see underneath their respective Christmas trees!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_139.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

 

We've been mum on the subject but we think it is high time that the Comic Book Bears addresses the Comicsgate controversy. With Bryan away in the land of the rising sun on the night we recorded, we are thrilled to bring back to the show our friend Caleb Alexander-McKinzie of the Southern Fried Geekery podcast for this episode! Seen by some as a consumer led revolt against forced diversity and liberalism in comics and by others as a harassment campaign targeting women, persons of color and the LGBTQ community, Comicsgate has birthed lawsuits, highly successful crowdfunding campaigns and comic cancellations among many other things. Join us for an hour and half as Steve, Billy Z and Caleb offer up their opinions regarding this hot button issue.

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_138.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

The 2018 editions of Baltimore Comic Con and New York Comic Con are in the history books and some of the CBB boys, past and present, were in attendance! Past and present ... what does that mean, you may ask? Well, for the first time in two years our former co-host and artist extraordinaire Matt Brossard joins us for an episode! Matt and Bill Z formed a dynamic duo while in Baltimore and they recount their exploits at the Charm City's long running con. Then Bill Z and Bryan talk about their NYCC experience. We didn't leave Steve on the sidelines for too long though and he joins in to talk about current comics including X-Men: Black - Mojo, Jook Joint, Cyko Ko! and Fantastic Four!

One word - Slottwater!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_137.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

Join Steve, Bill (sorry ... William) and Bryan at the spinner rack once again as the CBBears offer up a nice dose of funnybook talk. Their selections this time around include Mister Miracle #11, Border Town #1, Captain America #s 1- 3, Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #2, Royal City #14 and Batman #55. You'll also get a tangent about going digital and we do talk about Batman: Damned ... but not much.

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_136.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:03am EDT

As Brother Bryan is off curling, Steve and Billy Z decide to do something a little different on this episode! The fates conspired against Billy's receipt of recent comics so our remaining bears decided to make this episode pretty much comic book free! Instead of chatting about their favorite four-color heroes and indie books the CBBears instead talk about other things they are enjoying during the summer months. Movie and TV news and shows are discussed along with toys, concerts and a recent BluRay/DVD buying binge on the part of one the co-hosts.  Within this episode's 90+ minutes The Toys That Made Us, The Pixies, great concerts, The Alienist, internet responses to casting, Mego toys, Smashing Pumpkins, I'm Dying Up Here, The Expanse, The Americans, terrible concerts, treasures found at Dollar Tree, They Might Be Giants and lots more make an appearance! And what show wouldn't be made better by a lifeguarding/acne tangent!?!?!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_135.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

It is nuptial season in the comic book world and Bill, Bryan and Steve (along with unwanted wedding crasher in the form of Bill's head cold) are back with you for a new Comic Book Bears Podcast episode to talk about the recent Batman/Catwoman and Colossus/Kitty Pryde wedding issues! In addition to the aformentioned lovebirds, the CBB boys also talk about the first comic book wedding issues that they can remember as well as their favorite comic book wedding issues! All this plus Steve talks about the Black Hammer universe, Bryan talks about The Man of Steel and Bill fights a brave battle against the word "ambitious" within this hour+ of funnybook talk!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_134.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

Grab some popcorn and get in your theatre seats as we have a movie triple bill to talk about. And to help out the CBB Boys this week we are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time the amazing Caleb Alexander-McKinzie of the Southern Fried Geekery Podcast! Like everyone else in the CBB cave, listen in and you'll fall in love with him! (Sorry, boys - he's married!) Over the last few weeks we have seen the releases of Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story and we needed to gather round the mic to talk about them. So join Caleb, Bryan, Bill and Steve to hear their opinions on these three films and we even sneak in a little bit of honest to gosh comic book talk toward the end!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_133.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

We are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time queer comic book creator and educator Justin Hall! Justin is an Associate Professor of Comics at the California College of the Arts and a Fulbright Scholar. He's a pioneer historian of LGBTQ comics and in 2012 he curated the anthology No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which featured milestone contributions by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer comics creators. Now, Justin's Lambda Literary Award-winning and Eisner-nominated collection is the inspiration for a documentary film directed by Peabody Award-winning and national Emmy-nominated filmmaker Vivian Kleiman. This feature-length film will bring stories from the comics off the page and give you a personal introduction to the dynamic artists and writers who paved the way! Justin discusses the Kickstarter campaign for the film, which runs until May 23rd, as well as his own comic work and much, much more! Links are below!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1077551457/no-straight-lines-four-decades-of-queer-comics

https://www.facebook.com/justinhall.comics

https://www.cca.edu/academics/faculty/jhall

https://twitter.com/justincomics

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_132.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

Comic Books Bears Billy Z and Steve offer up a very special episode about a very special episode this time around! To talk about the recent "Carrie The Musical" episode of The CW's Riverdale the CBB boys are thrilled to bring back to the show geek culture writer and Archie Comics expert Chris Cummins! Not only is there a discussion regarding the episode, the history of Carrie The Musical itself (which was a legendary Broadway flop) is also covered in all its blood stained glory!

DISCLAIMER 1: There were some recording glitches which Billy Z did his best to cure in the mixing process.

DISCLAIMER 2: This is our gayest episode yet! Hands down!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_131.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

Bryan, Bill Z and Steve are back on the mic to offer up to you a solid hour and a half of comic book and comic related talk.  We cover recent comic culture news such as the concerns for Stan Lee after his appearance at the Silicon Valley Comic Con and the controversies over the recent 99 cents Marvel sales on Comixology.  We then turn on the tube and talk about what is happening with Legion, Legends of Tomorrow, SHIELD and Krypton. Finally we lope on over to the spinner rack and talk about Dark Knights: Metal, Brilliant Trash, Snagglepuss, The Terrifics, Lockjaw and more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_130.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Though we were unhappy that Bryan could not join us for our latest episode due to his work travels, we are thrilled to bring back to the show special guest Wendi Freeman of the Double Page Spread Podcast! Instead of testing out Steve and Bill's chairs, beds and porridge Wendi joins the boys at the spinner rack as they discuss Milk Wars, Super Sons, Armstrong and The Vault of Spirits, Young Monsters in Love, the Black Hammer-verse and much, much more.  And in celebration of International Women's Month, we also spotlight women artists we really dig and our recommendations for kick ass female led comics. And we celebrate the face that we got through over an hour without going too far off on tangents ... by going off on tangents.  Listen in as and you will find out about the recent importance of bananas in Wendi's life, what Bill thinks of 1970's Hanna-Barbera cartoons and just why the cover girl for our episode is Stevie Nicks!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_129.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

The Comic Book Bears boys head to the movies this time around! Put those earbuds in and enjoy an hour of discussion about Black Panther! Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, it is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis! Bill, Bryan and Steve offer up their (SPOILER FILLED) opinions about the film that is breaking box office records all over the place! And since it is a comic book based podcast, the CBBears have comic book runs starring Black Panther to recommend! In this episode you will also hear Bryan super excited about his favorite sport now that the Winter Olympics are happening, Bill revealing a film he thinks is better than Superman III, Batman and Robin, Catwoman AND Howard the Duck, and you won't believe the verbal mileage Steve gets out of a 10 page back up story from 1980!

WAKANDA FOREVER!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

We are finally back to having all of the CBBears on the mic with Steve, Bryan and Bill convening to talk about current comics! And what is on this episode's pull list? Mister Miracle #6! The Phoenix Resurrection #s 1-5, Superman #39, Dark Nights: Metal #5, The Silencer #1, Doomsday Clock #3, Detective Comics Annual #1, The Flash Annual #1, Sex Criminals #21, Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe #1 and more! All that and naturally The Woofs of the Week!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_127.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

Bill and Steve offer up an hour plus of retro comics talk as they look back on the very early days of Image Comics. What Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino and Rob Liefeld did in the early 90's was nothing short of revolutionary for the comic book industry.  Join us as the CBB spinner rack becomes a time machine and we discuss Spawn, Youngblood, WildC.A.T.S., Savage Dragon, Shadowhawk, Cyberforce and more. We also delve into titles that the big two released in the wake of the aforementioned that were very, very Image-y in certain ways.

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_126.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

The Comic Book Bears are finally back!! After too long a wait Steve Mowry and Bill Zanowitz make their return to your earbuds and for the first episode of 2018 a bunch of fairly recent books are discussed! Doomsday Clock #s 1 & 2! Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1! Batman Annual #2! Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey! Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man! Plus The Woofs of the Week and more!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_125.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

In the first part of this new episode, Bill Zanowitz interviews Andy Mangels! Andy is a man of many pop culture credits including authoring novels, comic books, and magazine articles and producing DVD collections. Andy is here to discuss the recent Wonder Woman 77 Meets The Bionic Woman from Dynamite and DC which he wrote and which has recently been released in a collected edition. Apart from taking us through this historic first meeting between Princess Diana and Jaime Sommers, Andy also discusses his long standing role in fandom, his work with Gay Comix, his moderating of the first Gays in Comics panel ever and his work producing DVD documentary materials for many TV seasons sets! And if that's not enough we also get to hear about with his performing with the Broadway Bears singing group and about his creating the first prominent LGBT character in the Star Trek universe!

After the interview, Bryan and Steve join up with Bill to discuss a couple of movies that you may have heard were recently released - Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_124.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

We did things a little different on this episode.  We turn on the tube instead of heading over to the spinner rack as Bill, Bryan and Steve are all on the mic in this ep to talk about the first few weeks of comic book based TV of the 2017-2018 season. Plus we throw alcohol into the mix. We flip the channels to talk about Lucifer, Supergirl, The Gifted, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Gotham, Arrow and Inhumans. Listen to this barely edited episode with some bits of snark, excessive appearances of "um"s and "like"s, Bill forgetting Steve's name and all of us forgetting Lou Diamond Phillips' name. 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_123.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Bryan and Bill recently went to New York Comic Con and also participated in a number of NYCC Presents events, just as they have in years past! Listen in and you'll hear about when went down at NYCC 2017! Then, while we were recording we went off on a tangent! Neither Bill nor Bryan were able to go to the queer oriented panels at this year's con but that doesn't mean they not did have opinions about the recent panels of a similar stripe that they either hosted or attended.  It turned into a really robust discussion and the CBBs decided to include it in full (and naturally would welcome anyone else's opinions on the subject matter that we cover.) We eventually course correct, get back to the con coverage and then head over to the spinner rack for some chatter about DC Rebirth titles, Marvel Legacy, Iceman, Mister Miracle and more current comics!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_122.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

Just sneaking in with another end of month check in! Bryan is otherwise occupied but Steve and Billy Z are back to let you about what has been going on, a preview of NYCC events that the co-hosts will be part of as well as some comic book talk with hairy heavy homo chatter about Dark Day: Metal, Archie #23, Heavy Metal #287, Runaways #1 and more!

Intro: Bear In Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro: Elbow with John Grant - "Kindling (Fickle Flame)"

And make sure you check out this Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keepleft/captain-freedom-combat-hate-comic-book

 

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_121.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

We have been quiet on the Comic Book Bears front for most of the summer but we didn't want to send off Summer 2017 without leaving you with another episode.  This time around Bryan talks about what it was like hosting a panel at San Diego Comic Con! After that Bryan joins Bill and Steve at the spinner rack where they discuss books that are making them smile including Valiant's Secret Weapons, Mr. Miracle (and the Fourth World in general), Batgirl, Gotham Academy: Second Semester, Secret Empire and Super Sons!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue120.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

The Comic Book Bears had an unplanned summertime hibernation but we can't think of a better reason to get us up and moving within our cave than to welcome Thom Collins to the show for the first time! Thom is the creative force behind Occultation, a three part graphic novel series that explores a distant dystopian future and what happens when the religious, right-wing fundamentalists take power. The central character, Ellis Becker, is a 6’7″, 340lbs gay man who works as an "extractor" - a highly trained specialist who’s purpose is to extract people, art, literature and anything of value to the human race, without detection. Thom takes us through how he came to develop the universe that Ellis, his teammates and his adversaries inhabit, his creative process in crafting the very distinctive look of the series, his influences and much, much more! Occultation II was the first book in the series released and was the subject of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. A campaign to fund Occultation III is under way right now!

After the interview, Bill Z and Steve reconvene to talk about what they have been up to, what their missing co-hosts Bryan and Justin are up to, their experiences at HeroesCon and Garden State Comic Fest and then they head to the spinner rack for reading of books both new (Mage: The Hero Denied; the Batman/Elmer Fudd and Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny crossover specials) and old (Common Grounds, Ex Machina) and much more!

Links:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1235603036/occultation-iii

https://5ive9ine2wo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/occultationgraphicnovel/

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_119.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:18am EDT

We really wanted to get out an episode to you in time for the theatrical release of Wonder Woman so we crafted this very special episode with some very special guests! Joining Bill and Steve are Brad Taylor of the Wonder Words Podcast and James Figueiredo of Bear Nerd for an hour and 45 minutes of solid Wonder Woman talk! We discuss the history of Princess Diana of Themyscira in comics and in other media, her deep association with queer culture, what comic book arcs and graphic novel collections featuring Wonder Woman we would recommend and lots more!

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_118.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:56am EDT

The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise came out recently and there is no better time for the Comic Book Bears to bring back to the show William Lindus of the Movie Bears Podcast! Will joins Bryan, Justin, Bill and Steve to discuss the continuing big screen adventures of Star Lord, Rocket, Drax, Gamora, Baby Groot, Nebula, Yondu and more! And after some comic book related TV and film news, Will gets the chance to talk comic books with the CBBears as X-Men Blue, Secret Empire, Batman, The Flash, Bug and Youngblood are among the books on the spinner rack on this episode!!!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue117.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

One last "missing" episode from our archives that we are bringing back to you! Originally released on January 26th, 2015.

The CBBears present to you the second of our special satellite episodes. This time around regular co-host Bill Zanowitz is joined by Michael Myers of the Valiant Podcast, DC Noise and Geek Brunch! Mike and Billy Z came to be comic fans at the same time and they will present their argument that 1973 was a GREAT year to enter the world of four color heroes! Through this episode you will hear them recount how they came to start reading and collecting, what it was like to experience the premiere episode of Super Friends, the magic that was the Mego World's Greatest Super-Heroes action figure line and what their early and long-time favorites were and are. Some of those favorites - 100 Page Super Spectaculars, The Defenders, Justice League of America, OMAC, The Flash, Spider-Man, Jack Kirby, Mike Grell, Cary Bates, Len Wein and much, much, much more! And, in keeping with the tradition of the their respective podcasts, Mike and Billy Z's involvement insures that there will be tangents galore!

 

Direct download: BronzeAgeBearsEpisode1.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

The CBB Bears are back and now that Legion, the FX TV series based on the Marvel comic, has wrapped up its first season, Bill, Bryan and Steve reconvene to discuss the entire season.  And to help them with this task they are thrilled to welcome for the first time to the show as a guest Chris Roman! Chris is a professor of English at Kent State and a huge comic book fan! (Boys, he's also very easy on the eyes!) Apart from the televised beauty that was Legion Season 1, they also discuss the recent Ardian Syaf X-Men controversy, the Woofs of the Week and more!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_116.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

We are THRILLED to announce that with this episode being re-posted that all of the past Comic Book Bears episodes which went missing for a time are now back in circulation!

On this one from just shy of a year ago, we were five strong in the Comic Book Bears den as Bill, Justin, Matt, Bryan and Steve were all on hand this week. First up, Daredevil's Season 2 on Netflix! Some of the bear boys had finished up their binge watching and chime in about what they thought of this season in which The Punisher and Elektra make their MCU debuts. Then, the long awaited Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette was recently released and that too comes under the CBB microscope. The (then) current comic talk continued on with Aliens: Defiance, Faith, Avengers: Standoff, The Ultimates, Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad: April Fool’s Day, Injection, The Omega Men, X-Men's Apocalypse Wars, Lois and Clark, Batman, Silver Surfer (complete with an Alicia Masters tangent) and more!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_93.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Original Show Notes from April 15th, 2016:

The CBBears are taking a brief breather so Tito and Bill fill the hairy homo weekly podcast slot this time. Grab some cereal and for the next hour (well, hour and 15 minutes) plant yourself on the couch, turn on the TV and listen in as Messrs Gutierrez and Zanowitz run down their favorite Saturday morning and weekday afternoon shows from when they were growing up.  If the names Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Sid and Marty Krofft, Protoculture, Tusky The Walrus, The Regal Beagle and The He-Man Women Hater's Club mean something to you, you just might have something in common with our hosts' respective top 10 lists!

Direct download: The_Tito_and_Bill_Goodtime_Hour_Episode_3.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

Original Show Notes from February 21st, 2016:

Tito and Bill head over to their bookshelves in this episode and talk about their all time favorite books about music and musicians. The subjects range from punk rock, The Beatles, The Louvin Brothers, Throbbing Gristle, KISS, Donovan, Patti Smith, The Partridge Family and death metal to Dean Reed, Broadway musicals, The Germs, Frank Zappa and bugglegum music!

Rock books rock!

Intro and Outro - Echo and the Bunnymen: "Read It In Books"

Direct download: The_Tito_and_Bill_Goodtime_Hour_Episode_2.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

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!


We have sung the praises of Dash - the GREAT noir detective comic book set in 1940's Los Angeles centered around openly gay private eye Dash Malone from Northwest Press - a few times already on the show.  Now we are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time Dash writer Dave Ebersole! We kick off the show interviewing Dave and delve into the world of Dash, what might lie ahead for Phil, Zita, Cindy, Sal and the other characters, Dave's process and his work as a playwright and much, much more.  We then head into our Baltimore Comic Con wrap-up with a healthy CBBears contingent in attendance this year. Afterwards the whole group joins in to talk current comics with our observations regarding Sex Criminals, The Manhattan Projects, The New Deal, Ninjak, Brandon Graham’s Island, Book of Death, Captain America: White, Toe Tag Riot, Sentinel, A Piggy’s Tale: The Adventures of a Three Legged Superpup, Justice League, Sandman: Overture and much more!

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "Attica 71" by Olivver

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue71.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

We start the episode off with an in depth interview with writer/artist Steve MacIsaac! Steve has recently released the fifth issue of his Shirtlifter series and he discusses with us what Shirtlifter is all about, the creative process, his successful crowdfunding effort for the book, the complexities of promoting a gay oriented indie comic, what is up next for him and so much more!

Then the hosts are pleased to welcome back to the show producer Sam Kite from Bear City 3! But this time Sam gets to talk about the funnybooks with us.  There's a whole lotta of Marvel and Secret Wars talk, a lotta DC talk, some Valiant talk, Archie #2, The Wicked and the Divine, Tula Lotay, Phonogram: The Material Girl, Astro City #26, Hawkeye, Secret Wars tie-ins recommendations ... that's just skimming the surface.

(Also, one of the hosts was still dealing with the effects of strep throat when we recorded so there are some coughs here and there that snuck in before the mute button was hit. We hope what we couldn't edit out isn't too distracting.)

 WOOFY LINKS:

http://www.stevemacisaac.com/

http://www.bearcity.com/

http://www.bearcity3.com/

http://sinagrace.com/

http://www.dragoncon.org/

http://nerdyshow.com/flameon/

http://www.bearbust.org/

https://www.teepublic.com/user/VeryBear

http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=small-potatoes-who-killed-the-usfl

http://www.newyorksuperweek.com/en/Sessions/13308/Comic-Book-Bears-vs-Flame-On-Live

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_69.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

 THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 7 - 11/1976, ULTRAVOX'S DEBUT

The UKPNW@40 PODCAST is back and this time the spotlight sets on early November of 1976 when we first got to experience Ultravox.  After debuting in 1974 as Tiger Lily, the group first released music under the Ultravox name as part of the line-up of an Island Records compilation album.  Listen in and host Bill Zanowitz will tell you all about it!

Direct download: UKPNWat40_PODCAST_EPISODE_SEVEN_111976_ULTRAVOX_DEBUT.mp3mp3.mp3
Category:Punk and New Wave -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #113 - With Special Guest Joseph Carriker

On this episode of the Comic Book Bears podcast, the CBBears are thrilled to welcome to the show Joseph Carriker! Joe has been writing in the gaming industry for over fifteen years and is about to release his first prose novel - Sacred Band from Lethe Press.  Sacred Band is a queer themed super-hero tale which depicts the rise of a loose-knit super powered team dedicated to helping those who fall between the cracks in a world where the golden age of heroes is decades past.

After that Steve, Bryan and Bill spend some time discussing the first episode of Legion, the new X-Men related TV series on FX! (Mini-spoiler - they all liked it! A lot!)

http://josephcarriker.com/sacred-band/

https://twitter.com/oakthorne

https://www.facebook.com/sacredbandnovel/

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue113.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #94 - Captain America: Civil War (Originally Released May 15th, 2016)

This week Bill, Bryan, Steve and Matt are all on the mic to talk about Captain America: Civil War, the thirteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films! Civil War centers around The Avengers and disagreement over international oversight of the team which fractures them into two opposing factions – one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark. The CBBears weigh in on the film and also briefly discuss the 2006-2007 Marvel Comics crossover event that inspired the new movie in part!

 Intro - Bear in Heaven - "Reflections of You"

Outro - As I Lay Dying - "94 Years"

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_94.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #88 - A Quick One (While Bryan’s Away) (Originally Released March 24th, 2016)

Billy Z, Justin, Matt and Steve are back this week with an abbreviated episode that still manages to pack in a whole lotta funnybook talk! We hear a little bit about Bill's Chicago adventure at the C2E2 convention along with a healthy dose of Valiant (Archer and Armstrong, Ninja ... um ... Ninjak, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior), Marvel's Infinity Entity by Jim Starlin and Alan Davis and one of the Woofs of the Week leads to some unexpected Doom Patrol talk - which we promise to follow up on at a later date!

 Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "88 Lines About 44 Women" by The Nails

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_88.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #79 - Tubs!!! (Originally Released  January 18th, 2016)

The Comic Book Bears are Matt-less this week but Bill, Justin, Bryan and Steve still assure you a good amount of hairy-heavy-homo comic book talk in this episode loaded with recent issues! On the spinner rack in this episode are various X-books from Marvel, the first issue of Patsy Walker, Hellcat (with a new favorite character of ours among the supporting cast), Jupiter's Circle, Last Gang in Town, Dark Knight III, Darkseid War, Swamp Thing and much more!

 

Intro - "Reflections of You" by Bear in Heaven

Outro - "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_79.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #67 - So Indie! (Recorded 7/15/2015)

The CBB boys were all about the Big 2 last time so this episode shifts focus to some of the finest books from independent publishers that they are digging. They start off with some discussion about their favorite bits of news from last month's San Diego Comic Con and then they launch into the indie talk! You get the lowdown on - Secret Identities; Gravedigger: The Predators; Dash; The Manhattan Projects; The Dying and the Dead; God Hates Astronauts; Luther Strode; Providence; 8 House: Arclight; Strange Fruit; Archie; Hellboy and BPRD; Airboy (of two different eras); Nathan and the Adonai; The Spire; Grant Morrison's 18 Days and more!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue67.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #112 - Wuvable Oaf's Ed Luce!!!

We are absolutely thrilled to bring to the Comic Book Bears Podcast for the first time the creative force behind Wuvable Oaf, the one and only Ed Luce! Ed joins Steve Mowry and Bill Zanowitz and they have Ed take us through the origins of everyone's favorite kitty cat loving, headbanging and hirsute masked wrestler up to the most current Oaf book Blood and Metal which recently came out on Fantagraphics! Amidst the expected talk about bears and cats and music and wrestling, we also explore Ed's work on Henry and Glenn Forever, his story in a sex themed issue of Heavy Metal along with some insight into Ed's future work! (Big thanks to Bennet Marks for the pic of Ed with Goteblüd himself!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_112.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #111 - The Best of 2016!

All four CBBears (Bill, Justin, Bryan and Steve) are on the mic for this episode! And for their first episode of 2017 they choose to look back and offer up their favorites for 2016! Listen in and find out what their picks for best ongoing title, best limited series, best writer, best artist and more are!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue111.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT

CBB Flashback - Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue 65.5 - CBBears Just Talkin’ (Originally Released July 30th, 2015)

We decided to do something totally different with this episode.  Instead of sticking with our standard format, we instead have all five bears on the mic this time around, without any prep or plan and we just talk. And talk. And talk and talk. About everything!  Sketch comedy TV, Tina Fey, Monty Python, dead pets, Hulk Hogan and racism, gun control, Whitesnake, straight porn movies ... in fact we don't start talking about comics until the end of the episode.  It was a nice break for us and, though it might not be to everyone's liking, we still hope you will check it out!

Direct download: ComicBookBearsPodcastIssue65Point5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 6 - 10/28/1976, THE VIBRATORS FIRST SESSIONS AND SINGLES

The 6th episode of the UKPNW@40 Podcast focuses on The Vibrators! The band were the first punk group to have recorded and released a Peel Session! You will hear a track from that session (recorded on October 12th, 1976 and released on October 28th, 1976) along with both of the singles just a few weeks later in November, 1976. Host Bill Zanowitz guides you through an introduction to the band as well as offering up what a Peel Session actually was.

Direct download: UKPNWat40_PODCAST_EPISODE_SIX_10281976_THE_VIBRATORS.mp3
Category:Punk and New Wave -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

THE UKPNW@40 PODCAST EPISODE 5 - 10/28/1976, TEENAGE DEPRESSION BY EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS

The 5th episode of the UKPNW@40 Podcast spotlights the band that served as one of the bridges between the Pub Rock and Punk Rock scenes - Eddie and the Hot Rods!  Listen in as host Bill Zanowitz takes you through a brief primer on Pub Rock, the Rods' "Teenage Depression" single (released on the 28th of October, 1976) and their debut album of the same name (released on November 22nd, 1976.)


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

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