Mon, 30 June 2014
Bill Zanowitz and Rob Staeger have returned to analyze T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #3, originally published by Tower Comics and cover dated March, 1966. And what do we get in this issue? Dynamo vs. The Subterraneans! NoMan vs. Vibraman! Dynamo vs. The Red Dragon! The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Squad vs. gray make-up! And best of all - Menthor vs. Dynamo! We also cover what was on TV and what comics were on the spinner rack at the same time T-Agents #3 was on newsstands.There are also tangents galore to enjoy in this one as well, ranging from Northern Soul, Bill's grandfather and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid!
Direct download: Thundercast_Episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT
Mon, 30 June 2014
Billy Z, Bryan and Justin are joined by guest bear and fan of the show Steve Mowry! Steve and Bryan recently attended HeroesCon where Bryan presented a panel about gay characters with Los Brothers Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising) and Kate Leth (Kate or Die!, Bravest Warriors). Bryan covers how the panel was put together and how it went down coupled with other con stories from Bryan and Steve. Billy Z was also in attendance at the inaugural Special Edition NYC from Reed Pop as well as the latest AnimeNext convention. In keeping with the subject matter of the latter, all four bears offer their recommendations of anime and manga that they like. They round it out with a small splash of current comics talk and, best of all, we got hate mail!!!
Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Issue_46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT
Tue, 17 June 2014
Billy Z, Bryan and Justin are back together in the comic bear den. First up, a little X-Men: Days of Future Past talk. Then it is a big 'ol helping of current comic book talk which includes Forever Evil, Teen Titans, Superman: Doomed, Batman/Superman, Earth 2, Future's End, Firestorm, The Wake, Secret Origins, Cyclops, Amazing Spider-Man, Afterlife with Archie, C.O.W.L., Prophet, Velvet and Thanos Annual #1 (sort of). Then the mega funny and uber sexy Brad Taylor of Warner Brothers Studios Tours joins in on the fun to discuss the Batman at 75 tour of the studio that Brad has initiated. He talks with us about what you can expect to see if you go on the Batman tour, the Warners lot, the Conan and Ellen shows (both of which Brad also works for) and so much more! Let's just say the second half involves cameos from Madonna, Darla from The Little Rascals and Optimus Prime (sort of).
A final word about this episode. We were dogged with technical issues left and right when we recorded. There were a couple of dropouts. (Lying - MANY dropouts.) We edited all of it together but left a portion of the nods to the dropouts in for poops and giggles. Enjoy!
Intro - "Where You Get Love" - Matthew Sweet
1:06 - Days of Future Past
13:29 - Forever Evil Wrap-Up
25:23 - Teen Titans Annual #2
30:00 - Superman: Doomed
35:43 - Batman/Superman #10
37:41 - Earth 2
41:40 - DC Weekly Books and Firestorm
47:46 - The Wake
51:24 - Secret Origins #2
53:00 - Original Sin
1:00:46 - Cyclops and the other X books
1:08:00 - Amazing Spider-Man #2/Amazing Spider-Man: Learning to Crawl
1:10:02 - Thanos Annual #1 (sort of)
1:12:13 - Afterlife With Archie #5
1:14:31 - Image - Prophet, C.O.W.L. and Velvet
1:18:56 - We bring on special guest Brad Talylor
1:41:09 - The Woofs of the Week
Outro - "45" - Elvis Costello
Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT