Comic Book Bears Podcast (Comic Books)

For the second new audio episode in a row the Comic Book Bears head over to the multiplex! Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the sequel to Black Panther (2018) and the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. Directed by Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole, BP:WF stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Martin Freeman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Angela Bassett. In the film, the leaders of Wakanda fight to protect their nation from new threats in the wake of T'Challa's death. The film also serves as the introduction of Namor to the MCU! Steve and Caleb weigh in with what they thought of the movie and then Billy Z joins them on the mic for a new comic book roundtable discussion! So hit play! (It's the Wakandan way!)

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

On this first of two back-to-back super-hero based movie episodes, the Comic Book Bears return to your earbuds to discuss Black Adam, the 11th DC Extended Universe film! The movie is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Dwayne Johnson in the titular role with Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari and Quintessa Swindell rounding out the cast.  Black Adam centers around Teth-Adam, an ancient superhuman who is released from his magic imprisonment by a group of archeologists to free the nation of Kahndaq from a criminal enterprise that rules their country. He gains the attention of the Justice Society of America who try to stop Adam from causing further destruction from his attacks but they all discover that there is a deeper evil at work. Hit play to join Billy Z, Steve and Caleb and hear what they thought of the film and then stick around for some comic book talk (including a few Black Adam related titles!)

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

The CBB Boys were all super busy during the tail end of September and the entire month of October but they finally regrouped to talk comics in their virtual comic cave. But to venture over to the spinner rack, you have to first clear a hurdle in hearing about the group members exploits at New York Comic Con, at Memphis Comic Expo, being super gay in Las Vegas, being super lawyerly in Portland and traveling to the Diamond State! Comics discussed this time around include an exploration of one the classic New Mutants arcs from the 1980s, DC's current Dark Crisis event books and Stepping Stones by writer/artist Lucy Knisley which is all about a city girl finding a new life on a farm. All you have to do is hit play and you'll get a whole lotta Steve, Caleb and Billy Z and a whole lotta comic talk!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

The CBB boys return to their virtual funnybook case for an hour and 45 minutes of mostly comic book talk.  There is a reference to a geek get and (inexplicably) a few references to 1978's DC Implosion but for the most part it is just new comic books! So put in the ear buds and press play to hear Billy Z, Caleb and Steve discuss The Least We Can Do (Image), Bloodshot Unleashed (Valiant), Tales of the Human Target (DC), Crashing (IDW), Ms. Marvel & Venom (Marvel), Superman: Warworld Apocalypse (DC) and a bunch more!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:32pm EST

Another new audio episode, and our first where our wonder cub Caleb can place an "Esq." after his name, just like our Grand Poobah Billy Z! Yes, our kid passed the bar exam and he's ready to shake up the legal profession! But before he does that, he and Billy join Stalwart Steve in talking about comics books with a round table ranging from all ages books (My Buddy Killer Croc, Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories) to newer offerings from Image Comics (Twig, The Last Shadowhawk, Shirtless Bear Fighter 2) to others! Hit play and join us!!!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

We are (finally) back with new audio episodes! Join us as Caleb, Bill and Steve discuss the first three episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the new MCU television series on Disney+! The series follows Jennifer Walters, a lawyer specializing in cases involving superhumans, who through a series of events involving her cousin Bruce Banner also becomes a big green superhero!
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law stars Tatiana Maslany as the title character alongside Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong and more! Then we turn our attention to the hirsuite spinner rack and offer up our opinions on a variety of examples of graphic goodness!

 

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

On this extra-long new episode, the CBB boys (Bill, Caleb and Steve) reconvene to discuss the landmark television adaptation on Netflix of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series! Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book series that originally ran from 1989 to 1996, The Sandman tells the story of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams and one of the seven siblings that make up The Endless, is captured in an occult ritual in 1916. After being held captive for 106 years, Morpheus escapes and sets out to restore order to his realm, The Dreaming. And if that were not enough, we also discuss DC League of Super-Pets! The computer-animated superhero comedy film is based on the DC Comics characters with voice talent including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, and Keanu Reeves. It tells the story of Superman's pet dog Krypto and shelter dog Ace who work with other animals to defeat an unexpected adversary with a connection to Superman's nemesis Lex Luthor! And if that STILL were not enough, the fellas get some new comic book talk in!

 

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:47am EST

One of this summer's big movie hits was Thor: Love and Thunder, the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth once again as Thor alongside Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Waititi, Russell Crowe, and Natalie Portman. In the film, Thor attempts to find inner peace, but must return to action and recruit Valkyrie, Korg and Jane Foster - who is now the Mighty Thor—to stop Gorr the God Butcher, a new adversary who is on a quest to eliminate all gods from existence! Steve and Bill are on hand to offer up what they thought of the movie along with discussing some of the news that came out of this year's San Diego Comic Con and head over to the virtual spinner rack to discuss a few new books. Also it is pretty much an Asgardian miracle that we are delivering this audio episode to you: we encountered Ragnarok-level problems with the mix.  There may be a few portions where Steve is a bit too low in the mix but we are proud to still be able to bring our 244th episode to you!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

The CBB boys are thrilled to welcome back Richard Rivera to the show! A veteran guest of ours and long time friend of the podcast, Richard is the Co-Publisher of Scout Comics and the writer/creator of the fan favorite series Stabbity Bunny. Stabbity is a plush toy rabbit that has been passed down generations in a family that has been hunted by supernatural forces for almost 100 years. It is now in the hands of young Grace Lee and we discover that Stabbity is far more than a toy! Richard is here to discuss the latest Stabbity-related Kickstarter campaign for collected editions of Stabbity Bunny Volumes 1 and 2 and much, much more!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

HeroesCon 2022 marked the return of the venerable North Carolina comic book convention for the first time since 2019 AND the show's 40th anniversary!  But on top of that it also marked the monumental first meeting in person of our own Bill Z and Caleb! So pop in those ear buds us as we recount the great time we buds had at the show!  And joining us on the show to celebrate our time at Heroes is another attendee, our good friend Jon Runyan of the A Comic Book Look podcast! And just where was NC native Steve during all this!?!? Well, hit play and find out!

 

 

 

 

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:11pm EST

New Comic Book Bears audio episode! We are thrilled to have Bryan rejoin us after his time away to discuss a spate of new books in one more June episode! Steve and Bill enthusiastically reunite with him in the CBBearcave to chat about the DC Pride 2022 anthology, the first two issues of both Twig (Image) and The Rocketeer: The Great Race (IDW), Action Comics Annual 2022 (DC), Hulkling and Wiccan #1 (Marvel) and the latest graphic novel from one of our favorite creators Joe Glass (with Vince Underwood), The Miracles - and much much more! Hit play and enjoy!

 

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

The CBB boys help close out Pride Month with this new audio episode recorded from our 6/6/2022 livestream! Listen in as we discuss a number of outstanding LGBTQIA+ books! Among the works that Bill Z, Caleb and Steve talk about this time around are Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, Rockstar and Softboy by Sina Grace, The Life and Comics of Howard Cruse: Taking Risks in the Service of Truth by Andrew J. Kunka, Queer As All Get Out: 10 People Who've Inspired Me by Shelby Criswell, Rave by Jessica Criswell and the first issue of DC/Milestone's new take on Blood Syndicate! Happy Pride!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

New Comic Book Bears Podcast audio episode! The Comic Book Bears boys (Steve, Bill Z and recent recent law school graduate Caleb) head to the multiplex in this new audio episode as they discuss Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. The movie is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch resturning once again as Stephen Strange, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez and Rachel McAdams. In the film, Strange protects America Chavez (Gomez), a teenager capable of traveling the multiverse, from an unexpected foe. On a much more somber note, the hosts also discuss the life and work of seminal comic artist artist and writer George Perez who passed away on May 6th, 2022. Listen in as we discuss his work on The New Teen Titans, Avengers, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Wonder Woman and many other properties.  (Again we are aware that you won't be able with the audio version to follow along with the graphics as you would from our livestream so please head over to our Facebook page for a gallery of George's art that we discuss.)

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

The last two months has seen a slew of new DC first issues so this time around Bill Z and Steve select the National Periodical Publications option and discuss five of them!  Hit play to hear our queer ursine takes on Beyond Flashpoint #0, The Rogues #1, Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1, Trial of the Amazons #1 and Naomi: Season Two #1! Add in some "geek gets" talk, a multitude of tangents and our Woofs of the Week and you got the latest Comic Book Bears audio episode!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

Once again, we welcome back journalist and Archie Comics Chris Cummins expert to the show! Chris recently made the news when nearly his entire comic book collection was stolen from a Philadelphia storage facility. Chris details for us what happened and offers some tips just in case you do come across comics in your travels that may have come from his collection. Then it's roundtable time as Chris joins Caleb, Steve and Bill Z to discuss recent comic books which include Fire Power (Image), Derek Mark's new effort Legendary Spirits, Sensational Wonder Woman Special (DC), Geiger 80-Page Giant (Image), Chilling Adventures in Sorcery (Archie), the Star Wars: Life Day one-shot (Marvel) and much more! Also ... JESSICA LANGE IS NUMBER ONE!!!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

We were surprised we were going to have all four CBBears available to be on the mic this week but it happened! Listen in as we talk about Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg's Red Room and the controversy around a planned Maus-inspired cover, the X Lives and the X Deaths of Wolverine and what's up with Moira McTaggart, Alison Bechdel's newest book The Secret to Superhuman Strength, a new Conan adventure found in The Cimmeriam: Hour of the Dragon from Ablaze, the return of Saga after a three year absence, a look back at Ed Brubaker's Captain America and much more!!
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

March 4th, 2022 saw the premiere of The Batman, the new film about the Caped Crusader directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson as the title character alongside Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. Caleb, Steve and Bill slide down the bearpoles to the CBB cave to discuss the new movie and also provide some of their picks at classic and recent Bat-related books that they think listeners may enjoy! So press play and join us in Gotham to find out what we thought about this new cinematic take on the Dark Knight Detective!
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Once again we are delighted to welcome back Will Lindus of the Movie Bears Podcast! We love that we are able every once in a while to give this handsome gent the opportunity to talk comics on our show! We start the show off covering recent comic book news, primarily the universally despised changes to Comixology! This time the books in our figurative spinner rack include Super Massive #1 (Image), Stray Dogs (Image), Batman/Catwoman Special (DC), Catwoman: Special Day #2 (DC), Faithless III (Boom), Barbalien: Red Planet - From the World of Black Hammer (Dark Horse), Manor Black: Fire in the Blood (Dark Horse) and New Masters #1 (Image). A big guest like this deserves a big running time so strap in to join Will, Bill, Steve and Caleb for a 2-hours-and-change episode! (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band also factors in ... because why not?)

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

The Comic Book Bears Podcast is back with another new audio episode! Bill, Steve and Caleb gather together for another roundtable of four color (and some B&W) goodness! With books that range from manga to biography the discussion topics this time include Mister Miracle: The Great Escape, Hex Vet, Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story, Kaiju 8 Vol. 1, Superman and Robin Special #1 and the Avengers by John Byrne Omnibus! When we hit the last one we stay on that subject for a while because ALL THE S%#T WENT DOWN IN WEST COAST AVENGERS in the 80s and 90s! Hit play and join us!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

The Comic Book Bears Podcast virtual cave has reopened for the first time in 2022! Join as Caleb, Bryan, Steve and Bill are all on hand for their first episode of the new year! A few days ago a Tennessee school district made international news by banning Maus, Art Spiegelman's landmark Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust from being taught in its schools or being offered in its libraries. And we weigh in! As for comics discussed in our round table, this time around the subjects are Monkey Meat #1 (Image), Nightwing #87 (DC), Heartstopper Volume 4 by Alice Oseman (Hodder Children's Books) and Inferno #4 (Marvel).  In fact, there is a whole lot of X-Men talk if that is your thing!  We even managed to prevail in having all four of us on despite technical difficulties so hit play and enjoy!


Keeping on keeping on with the CBB audio episodes, please join us as Caleb, Steve and Bill Z reconvene after the Thanksgiving holiday to discuss what some of their Black Friday or (Black Friday-ish) gets were.  As for comic talk, Old Head by Kyle Starks, Barry Windsor Smith’s Monsters, Betty and Veronica by Adam Hughes, Frank Cho’s Fight Girls, Jim Mahfood’s Grrl Scouts and The Unbelievable Unteens: From the World of Black Hammer are among the subjects. And why are Caleb and Bill holding slabbed copies of The Killing Joke and Steve is not in the episode graphic? Well citizen, listen in and find out!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

The Comic Book Bears holiday audio campaign continues to bring you up to speed with episodes from our livestreams so harken all the way back to 11/18/2021 as Steve and Bill start the show off with a discussion of Eternals, the 26th Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Eternals is directed by Chloé Zhao with an ensemble cast including Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie. In the film, the Eternals, an immortal alien race, emerge from hiding after thousands of years to protect Earth from their ancient counterparts, the Deviants. But the reasons for their re-emergence may not be what they initially seem. After the film talk comes the funnybook talk, with Steve discussing What’s the Furthest Place From Here? and Valiant’sThe Harbinger and Bill taking a tour of recent DC #1s and a working backward look at DC’s cosmic/sci-fi comics from 2021 to the late 1950s.

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

We know that you may need a few distractions from … let’s call them beloved relatives … during the Christmas break so the Comic Book Bears are proud to flood you with the first of four new audio episodes from our recent livestreams just before 12/25 hits in case you need them! In this episode, Bill Z and Steve talk about some smaller comic book conventions that they attended in November and then with Caleb the comic roundtable starts spinning with My Bad (Ahoy), Knighted (AWA/Upshot), Batman/Superman: The Authority Special (DC), Stranger Things: Tomb of Ybwen (Dark Horse), Pass Me By: Electric Vice (Renegade Arts Entertainment)  and Adventureman (Image) among the books that come up in discussion!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

Taken from our Livestream on November 4th, this episode finds Steve and Bill discussing what went down on Stargirl Season 2! We both waxed very poetically about Season 1 last year so tune in and find out what the CBB boys thought of this season that found Courtney and her fellow JSAers in Blue Valley taking on Eclipso as the big bad! Then we continue on with comic talk with this episode's spinner rack featuring Deadbox, Rainbow Bridge, ET ER and a round up of recent DC Comics from Bill with a special focus on the Locke and Key/Sandman Universe crossover concluding!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

Join us for another convention wrap up episode, this time concerning this year's Baltimore Comic Con! Bill and Steve attended and had the pleasure of Jon Runyan of A Comic Book Look podcast joining them as their roommate for the weekend ... AND he joins us again for this episode! Listen in as we hear about encounters with creators, panels attended, treasures acquired and more! Then, Caleb joins in on a discussion of the new cinematic vision of Frank Herbert's Dune from director Denis Villeneuve! And of course a healthy dose of comic book talk!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

As the Comic Book Bears Podcast takes a Thanksgiving break from video livestreaming we are taking advantage of that downtime to catch up on the audio versions of our episodes. This episode was recorded after one of our hosts made it out to New York Comic Con so listen in to Bill Z’s wrap up of that con’s goings on and be prepared for some rambling with tangents ranging from Jon Kent’s bisexuality in the current Superman comics to the virtues of one particular punk group from the UK. We don’t go off the rails so greatly that we don’t get to the round tabling of recent comics with Inferno (Jonathan Hickman’s denouement to his overseeing the X-Men line), A Thing Called Love (an Image book from the wonderful Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli), Turbo Kid: Apple's Lost Adventure (from Happy Tank, a new Behemoth Comics imprint), Chicken Devil (a comedy thriller from Aftershock), Suicide Squad: Get Joker! (Brian Azzarello and Alex Maleev tackling Task Force X for DC Black Label) and much more!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:21pm EST

We decided to head over to the movie theater section of the Comic Book Bearcave this time around ... it's a big cave ... as we each discuss our five favorite comic book films of all time! The Dark Knight! Guardians of the Galaxy! Dredd! Superman! Ant-Man! Sin City! Avengers: Endgame! Road to Perdition! Watchmen! Captain America: The Winter Soldier! The Rocketeer! Some of these are among our favorite comic book based films; some of these aren't! And one even makes all of our lists! Listen in and find out!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

On this new audio episode, recorded on 9/23/2021, Steve and Caleb review Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which is the 25th Marvel Cinematic Universe film, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi alongside Awkwafina, Meng'er Zhang, Fala Chen, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung. In the film, Shang-Chi is forced to confront his past when his father Wenwu, the leader of the Ten Rings organization, draws him and his sister Xialing into a search for a supposedly mythical village. Bill then joins them for some comic news talk about this year’s Batman Day and IDW’s new distribution. Bill and Caleb get all lawyery over the Ditko Estate suit against Marvel and about the public domain and then finally comic book talk! As this is a longer-than-usual episode, there are a lot of books covered including Pyrate Queen, Midnighter Annual 2021, Green Lantern Annual 2021, Superman: Red and Blue, Batman: Urban Legends, Maw, Die, Wiccan and Hulking, Batman 89, Superman 78 and Pennyworth!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:22am EST

We are starting to get the Comic Book Bears Podcast cave in order again and are finally releasing the audio versions of our livestreams over the last few weeks and this will be the first of four such episodes to bring things up to speed.  On this episode, originally recorded on 9/9/2021, the CBB boys welcome to the show Chris Fildes! Chris is the author of Fanny Galactic: Tuck to the Future and he is here to talk about its sequel Crime + D'Sorder, which like its predecessor was the subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign! Imagine waking up and finding the world has been taken over by crazed drag queens! That's what happened in the world of Fanny Galactic which saw the unlikely emergence of a reluctant drag queen super-heroine. Now in a brand new story Chris gives you the rise of Sybil D'Sorder - drag queen super-villain! This comedic thriller is the perfect book for LGBTQ+ comic fans and those looking for something different and fun! Tune in to hear all about it along with Chris's influences and history with comics along with a few books that Bill and Steve discuss - including Last Flight Out (Dark Horse), We Found a Monster (DC) - and much, much more!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

Recorded before we took a break for the Labor Day weekend, Steve, Caleb and Bill convened in the Comic Book Bear cave for a roundtable on recent (and one not so recent) comic books. The funnybook talk starts after a whole lotta tangents at beginning ranging from current comic book related TV to the passing of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. So … Descender. Kang the Conqueror. The Trial of Magneto. The Other History of the DC Universe. Superman: Red and Blue. John Lewis’s Run. A 1981 UK reprinting of Jim Steranko’s Captain America work. Which of these … and there is more than one … are the comics that made us cry … twice?

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

All four Comic Book Bears - Bryan, Bill, Caleb and Steve - are on hand for this new episode! This past August 14th marked the latest Free Comic Book Day and there were nearly 50 book offerings this year; listen in to hear which comics each of the CBB boys selected as their picks! The Eternals trailer, the comic books supply shortage of boxes, bags and boards, the recent Substack deals for top creators, the Paris Review (seriously!) along with comics such as Runaways, Cable, It's Not What You Thought It Would Be, the 2021 Flash Annual and more are among the other discussion topics this time around!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

The CBB boys return to the movie theatre to discuss The Suicide Squad, the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe! The film was written and directed by James Gunn and stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, and Pete Davidson. The covert task force of convicts known as the Suicide Squad are sent to the island nation of Corto Maltese after its government is overthrown by an anti-American regime, and are tasked with destroying the Nazi-era laboratory Jötunheim which holds a secretive experiment known as "Project Starfish".  Tune in to hear what Caleb, Bill and Steve thought about the movie and afterwards they get to yapping about current comics with I Am Not Starfire (DC), The Delicacy (Top Shelf), Not All Robots (AWA) and others among the books discussed!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

Bill and Steve head over to the bookshelves instead of the spinner rack on this special episode as the CBB boys talk about the earliest graphic novels that they enjoyed reading!  From the first Superman and Batman hardcover collections in the 70s to Peanuts treasuries to groundbreaking collected works from the 80s like Maus, the Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen to projects like the very last collaboration of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, there are a huge number of books that are under discussion this time around.  Hit play and enjoy!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

Bill and Bryan and Steve and Caleb! That’s right all four CBBears back together on this new audio episode that finds a return to the comic book roundtable! This time around the X-Men books, the American Cults graphic novel, The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield one shot, M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1, Black Hammer Visions #6, Harrow County, Everyone is Tulip, Claire and the Dragons #1 and more are part of the discussion!  Throw in getting sick in Provincetown, the resurgence of vinyl albums and Space Jam Happy Meal toys and you have a solid one hour and 45 minutes of comics-and-more talk from your four-color hairy, heavy homos!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:52pm EST

We head back to the movies on this new episode as Steve and Bill take their seats in the cinema to welcome the return of Marvel Cinematic Universe films with the release of Black Widow! Directed by Cate Shortland, the film stars Scarlett Johansson once again in the role of Natasha Romanoff alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz. Taking place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Romanoff is a fugitive for violating the Sokovia Accords and flees to a safehouse in Norway where a series of events triggers a reunion with Natasha’s “family”, culminating in a battle royale in the skies of Russia! The CBB boys weigh in with what they thought of the film along with some comic book chat – Steve talks up Bad Idea and what’s happening in the X-books at Marvel as Bill offers up a DC title round up. All this plus the Woofs of the Week and more!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

The Comic Book Bears boys come back to their funnybook cave to talk about the wonderful new series from Black Mask, Alice in Leatherland! Italian comic creators and real-life couple Iolanda Zanfardino (writer) and Elisa Romboli,(artist) have crafted an unabashedly queer, romantic, funny and kinky comic! Alice is a children’s fairy tale writer and after her fantasy life is destroyed by her girlfriend’s infidelity, sheltered Alice heads to raucous San Francisco on a journey of sexual awakening, community building, and self-discovery in this bawdy sex-comedy and queer romance that celebrates its diverse ensemble’s joys, kinks, and loves! Bill and Steve dedicate the majority of this episode to discussing Alice’s tale but also discuss other recent series including Marvel’s Heroes Reborn and Good Luck from Boom! You’ll hear some recent comic news coverage and they somehow also work in the 1969 Woodstock festival and one of the more dopey QAnon theories into the mix!

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

We had a rare recording on a Monday night (6/21 to be exact) but you can play this episode any darn day of the week you would like! Listen in as Steve, Caleb and Bill give an update on the Hellfire Gala goings on in the X-Books, delve into some indie books like Stone Fruit by Lee Lai (Fantagraphics) and Save Yourself #1 (Boom!) and then open the pages of a whole bunch of DC books including Justice League: Last Ride, Truth and Justice, The Flash, Stargirl Spring Break Special and more! Also the tangents range from slasher films to the effects of continued drug use by members of Madchester groups on this last Pride Month episode!

 

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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:32am EST

On this new audio episode, Bill, Caleb and Steve start the show off by discussing the premiere of Loki, the new Marvel Cinematic Universe series airing on Disney+ with Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the Norse God of Mischief! What is Loki up to, what is the Time Variance Authority and exactly what is Owen Wilson doing there? Well, hit play and find out! We also head over to the virtual spinner rack to discuss the JLA: Tower of Babel collection, Fantastic Four: Life Story, Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon, Crush and Lobo, The Other History of the DC Universe and more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_211.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

On this new audio episode, Bill, Caleb and Steve are focused on original graphic novels. The Times I Knew I Was Gay (Scribner), Fictional Father (Drawn and Quarterly) and Lois Lane and the Friendship Challenge (DC) all get some time under the microscope but the majority of the episode is dedicated to the stunning I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Mannie Murphy, published by Fantagraphics. The book begins as a reflection on the author’s 1990s teenage infatuation with River Phoenix and transforms into telling the larger story of the city of Portland and the state of Oregon's dark history of white nationalism. And all from a queer AF sensibility. We also talk little bit about our coming out stories and what our personal Pride anthems are in this first episode recorded during the Pride month of June!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_210.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

New Comic Book Bears Podcast audio episode! Not only do we have Caleb back with us, we also have Jon Runyan of A Comic Book Look podcast joining us again for 105 minutes of comic book roundtable goodness! I Walk with Monsters #6, Challenge of the Super-Sons #1, Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal #1 and Geiger #1 are just a few of the titles from Marvel, DC and independent publishers that we talk about this time around!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_208.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

The Comic Book Bears are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time Sean McArdle! Sean is an Eisner nominated comics creator, filmmaker as well as a college professor at Kent State University. His work has appeared in array of tiles from Image Comics, IDW, and Arcana Studio and he joins us to talk about his graphic novel The Führer And The Tramp! The book is an alternative history retelling of the making of Charlie Chaplin’s landmark film The Great Dictator. It begins in 1939 as Hitler’s reign of terror is continuing to spread across Europe. Personally engaged by President Roosevelt to help sway public opinion we find Chaplin transforming from comedic movie maker to provocateur, traveling the world and facing down the American Bund, Nazi spies, his own insecurities and Hitler himself to complete his film. Originally a comic web series, The Führer And The Tramp is being published by Source Point Press on 6/29/2021 and trust us, it is EXCELLENT! Hit play and enjoy!

http://thefuhrerandthetramp.com/

https://seandouglasmcardle.com/

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_207.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:47am EST

We are thrilled to welcome back to the show Dave Ebersole! Dave is here to talk about his new project TOMMY DAKOTA AND THE SHOOTOUT AT THE BURGUNDY TEN, a 70-page original graphic novel about an infamous robber meeting the love of his life on his final heist.  With art by Vinnie Rico, Dave has crafted a modern-day pulp western queer romance. The Burgundy Ten saloon was once a nice place for respectable people, but not anymore. Now the saloon is home to a high-stakes underground poker game that features a cadre of gamblers, criminals, and rogues. Among them, Tommy Dakota, an infamous robber, renowned desperado, and legendary outlaw. Tommy was all about the thrill of the heist and the promise of the payoff ...until he met the bartender at The Burgundy Ten. There is a Kickstarter campaign for the book and the link is below! Dave then sticks around to chat with Steve and Bill Z about current comics! Hit play and listen in!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/daveebersole/tommy-dakota-a-queer-western-romance

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_206.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

Caleb decided to take a study break from law school and he re-enters the Comic Book Bears cave! Listen in as he joins Steve and Bill in talking about the return of comic conventions (big and small), some MCU news and a whole lot of comic book talk including musings on America Chavez: Made in America, Orphan and the Five Beasts, Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk, The Cimmerian, Nocterra and more! Also Bill has ... opinions ... about Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #1!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_205.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

Recorded from our 4/8/2021 livestream, this coincided with the extremely rare occurrence of Bill and Steve receiving their most recent DCBS boxes at the same time! Listen in as they unbox their goodies and then shift over to the comic talk! Bill is all about DC this time around (Justice League, Nightwing, The Joker) while Steve flies the indie flag (Please Don't Step on My Jinco Jeans, Die!Die!Die! and Lady Baltimore!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_204.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

Recorded on 4/1/2021, the CBBears are back with a new audio episode! Listen in as Bryan, Steve and Bill talk about the long anticipated Synder Cut of Justice League. The DCEU film originally hit theaters in 2017 and director Zack Snyder left the project for a variety of reasons before its release. Now we have the film "remixed" according to his original vision and it is currently streaming on HBOMax! Beyond that, the fellas head over to the spinner rack and discuss Once and Future, Rorschach, Second Coming: Only Begotten Son, Proctor Valley Road and Stray Dogs among other funnybooks!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_203.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:19am EST

New Comic Book Bears Podcast audio episode! Bill and Steve provide a different type of show this time around so hit play and enjoy an episode that focuses on some of our favorite books about comic books! We start off the show covering price guides and from there give you the lowdown on books about the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics, the horror book scare of the 1950s, war comics, the creative process, comic company profiles, long running franchises and much, much more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_202Ep.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

New Comic Book Bears Podcast audio episode! Steve and Bill are thrilled to welcome to the show for the first time Jon Runyan!! Jon is the co-host of the long running A Comic Book Look podcast and has been a familiar name as a commentator since we started our livestreams! Jon is all kinds of awesome! Listen in as we provide an update on the various comic book based TV programs that have been airing (including WandaVision and Superman and Lois) and a rundown of some of our favorite recent funnybooks!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_201.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:22pm EST

Join us for our 200th episode of the Comic Book Bears Podcast! Bill, Bryan and Steve take you through a history trip of what has transpired in the funnybook world in the nine years since the podcast started.  The CBB boys also discuss their all time favorite issue 200 comic books.  It's a long one, it's a chaotic one but it's also a fun one!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_200.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:40pm EST

New Comic Book Bears Podcast audio episode! We are thrilled to welcome writer Zack Kruse to our comic book review show! We discuss his book Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and a Different Kind of Liberalism, published by University Press of Mississippi, in addition to our normal round-up of our favorite funny books. Zack is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and is a scholar of comics, film and American literature. His essays have been published in numerous journals. His comic strip, Mystery Solved!, appeared in Skeptical Inquirer and he is a regular contributor to a number of comic book podcasts. Hit play for the Ditko talk with Zack, Bill, Bryan and Steve!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_199.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:17am EST

The Comic Book Bears are thrilled to welcome back to the show writer/artist Steve Bryant! Steve rejoins us to discuss his latest book Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express (which has an active Kickstarter campaign behind it) in addition to our normal weekly round-up of our favorite funny books.
Steve is an Eisner, Manning and Harvey Award-nominated creators. His other work includes Ghoul Scouts, The Catch and the new webcomic Maximus Wrecks. He has also completed projects for Dark Horse Comics, IDW, Boom! Studios, Ape Entertainment and others, as well as extensive work in the roleplaying and boardgame industry.

There is still some time to get in on the Kickstarter which can be found at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stevebryant/athena-voltaire-and-the-terror-on-the-orient-express?fbclid=IwAR2It3DevvuWYH8pPLzqam-XvuI1exzjHmuJtudUg6QqPchh3Eq1LhAKhi0

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_198.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:09pm EST

We are thrilled to welcome writer Jon Westhoff to our little dog and pony show! We discuss his latest book CPS: Child Possession Services for which there is an active Kickstarter campaign in its last few days. If Jon’s is a familiar name to CBB folk, it likely is because of his past as co-publisher at King Bone Press and as one of the heads of the Earth 2 Podcast Network that we were once part of.  Apart from being a writer, a writer, Jon is also a letterer and a lover of Kenny Rogers impersonators. CPS was co-created by Jon’s collaborator of over a decade Bobgar Ornelas. Bob and Jon are teaming up once again to bring CPS’s Connie Dhar - social worker for supernaturally possessed kids - in her first full length story to print! In addition, Jon joins Bryan, Steve and Bill in our regular round-up of our favorite funny books.

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_197.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

The Comic Book Bears are thrilled welcome to the show for the first time David Hazan! David is from Sydney, Australia and is the writer of the upcoming series, Nottingham, from Mad Cave Studios and a winner of the Mad Cave Studios 2019 Talent Search. He has a penchant for queer storytelling and formalism in comics, which shines through in his short comics work, some of which is self-published and some of which is to be published in anthologies from publishers in the coming year. David fills us in on Nottingham, a unique reinterpretation of the Robin Hood mythos, and also discusses some of this other work and comic favorites. Then David joins Bryan, Bill and Steve for a spin of the comic rack. This time around the spotlight shines on Fanny Galactic: Drag Queen Super-Heroine!, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (Dynamite), Batman/Catwoman (DC), Colonel Weird: Cosmogog (Dark Horse) and more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_196.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

It's the first Comic Book Bears Podcast audio episode of 2021.  Recorded on 1/7/2021- just one day after the failed Trump Insurrection (which we definitely talk about some) - the CBBoys reconvene to chat about many things! Hit play or download to join Bill, Bryan, Steve and Caleb as they offer up their opinions about Wonder Woman 1984, the latest DC Extended Universe film entry directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal! Then it is time to hit the spinner rack with the fellas talking about Glitter Vipers, Insider Art, The Arrival, Death Metal and Dark Knights: Death Metal - The Secret Origin, Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, Cease and Desist: Inspired by the Music of They Might Be Giants, Six Days: The Incredible Story of D-Day's Lost Chapter and the final Bendis-written Superman issues among many others!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_194.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:53pm EST

Steve, Bryan and Bill are thrilled to welcome Caleb back to the show following his finishing up his law school finals! First up, the CBB boys talk about the Marvel announcements that were made at the annual Walt Disney Company’s 2020 Investor Day Presentation (with a smattering of Star Wars and Lucasfilm talk thrown in.) Then it is back to the spinner rack for a very healthy dose of comic book talk! Listen in as these hairy heavy homos weigh in on The Other History of the DC Universe, King in Black, Commanders in Crisis, Batman/Catwoman, Atlantis Wasn't Built for Tourists, Sword, Kill a Man, Barbalien: Red Planet and much more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_192.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

On a week where none of us really had time to read comics, Bill, Bryan and Steve instead take you through some of their favorite animated series based on comic book properties! After an HBOMax/Scientology/pandemic tangent filled intro (hey, it happens) the animated talk starts! Listen in to hear what the CBB boys think about Sailor Moon, X-Men, Super Friends/Super Powers, Batman: The Killing Joke, Justice League: The New Frontier, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, The Tick, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Teen Titans GO! and much, much more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_191.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Your favorite hirsute homos are back to discuss their favorite comic books, this time with special guest Michael Hartney! Michael is an actor, writer, and comedian in New York City. He created the roles of Stanley and Mr. Williams in the original Broadway cast of School of Rock the Musical. His TV appearances include The Politician, 30 Rock, The Break with Michelle Wolf, and Throwing Shade, where Michael also served as a staff writer. Michael also has a FANTASTIC online series named Characters Welcome that you need to check out! Apart from all that Michael happens to be a huge comic book fan. So listen in as he joins Bryan, Bill (before the tech gods made him disappear into the matrix) and Steve to discuss some of his favorite funnybooks and characters. On the spinner rack this time around -Cross Over, Eskatonic, Rorschach, X of Swords, Batman, Batgirl and Flamer! We also discuss Bendis on Superman, erotic fiction possibilities with superheroes, how creepy that robot thing in Superman III was and much, much more!
Twitter: @michaelhartney
Insta: @hartneymichael
 
Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_190.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:19am EST

The Comic Book Bears are back with their first post-election episode (recorded 11/12/2020.) This one is admittedly a bit of a hodgepodge. Bryan, Steve and Bill talk about their post-election experiences out of the gate. And the comic book talk is fairly varied. Steve discusses Maids, an new original graphic novel from Fantagraphics by Katie Skelly about the real life Papin Sisters murders.  Bryan gives us an X of Swords update. Bill fills us in on Laurel and Hardy Meet The Three Stooges #1 published by American Mythology. Also - though it might be a bit more effective on video - Bill and Steve unbox their most recent DCBS boxes and talk about their newly received comics. Throughout the rest of the episode you will also hear about the promotion of Marie Javins to Editor in Chief at DC Comics, Cross Over #1 (Image), Origins #1 (Boom!), tv series on NXIVM and Scientology, the awfulness of corporate speak, Bill watching things off of Steve's Plex server, the Woofs of the Week and much more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_189.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:47am EST

It's the time of the year that ghosts and ghouls and goblins roam free as the Comic Book Bears salute Halloween during this horrifying year! Listen in as Bill, Steve and Bryan discuss new books they are enjoying (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: National Anthem, Rorschach, Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy) as well as books they recommend for your Halloween reading (Cryozone, Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular, Showcase Presents House of Mystery) and much, much more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_188.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:05pm EST


This time around CBB boys Steve and Bill are thrilled to welcome to the show writer Stonie Williams! Stonie's new book, Villainous, is published Mad Cave Studios and tells the story of Matilda “Rep-Tilly” Anderson, an intern for the Heroes of the Coalition team of super-heroes. Rep-Tilly, like the rest of her fellow intern class, is paired with a more experienced superhero to hone her crime fighting skills. But the hero she is being mentored by, the strongman Showdown, and the Coalition itself are not exactly what they appear to be to the outside world. We talk to Stonie about his own history with comics, his influences, his epic beard (!) and much more! Following that Stonie joins Bill and Steve for some current comic talk with The Resistance, Hedra, Killadelphia, Thor, Spy Island and more on the spinner rack! 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_186.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

Once again we are playing catch up with audio episodes from our livestreams. Recorded on 10/1/2020, listen in as Bill, Bryan and Steve discuss the graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five by Ryan North and Albert Monteys (Boom! Studios), the first few issues of the X of Swords crossover (Marvel) and the beginning of The Dreaming: Waking Hours (DC Black Label) and a whole lot more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_185.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

The CBB boys (Bryan, Steve, Caleb and a late-to-the-party Bill) are very happy to welcome to the show Mayday Trippe! Mayday is a writer, illustrator and fellow podcaster and they are launching Hallows, a Patreon based webcomic Hallows - a tale of friendship, murder, revenge and supernatural powers! Mayday also discusses their other work and projects (including Butterfly, Project: Rooftop and the stunning Something Terrible!) The show is rounded out by the interviewers and interviewee discussing books they are currently enjoying including Beast Boy, King of Nowhere, Wonder Woman 84: Museum Mayhem, No Straight Lines, Boy's Club and the Feels Good Man documentary, their Woofs of the Week choices and much, much more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_184.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

In this new Comic Book Bears audio episode, Bryan, Bill and Steve reconvene to talk about some indie books that they have recently read. Steve takes on Black Hole, Bryan fills us in on Fantasmagoria and Bill talks up Grendel Archives! Also discussed - DC Fandome, the passing of Chadwick Boseman, life during a pandemic, Doctor Who, Dark Shadows, General Hospital and other soap operas and a whole bunch more!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_182.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:21am EST

On this extra long (2 hours) Comic Book Bears Podcast episode we talk about what is awesome about DC Comics! On August 10, 2020 DC Comics  and the DC Universe streaming service were hit with massive layoffs in an event that has been given the tag of the DC Bloodbath. As a counter to the more unsavory elements of "fandom" commenting on this development, Bill, Bryan, Steve and Caleb talk about what some of their all-time favorite DC comics and storylines. And what are their favorites? Listen in and find out!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_180.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

We are very much behind in releasing our live streams to audio so as we play catch up please enjoy this episode recording at the beginning of August. This time around we have Bryan, Steve and Bill in the bearcave to talk about X-Factor (Marvel), Cable (Marvel), The Death of Superman: The Wake (DC), It Eats What Feeds It (Scout Comics) and much more!!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_179.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

It’s a new Comic Book Bears Podcast audio episode! Listen in as Bill, Caleb, Steve and Bryan once again reconvene for a funnybook roundtable! Apart from talking about some of the SDCC@Home panels, the books that get pulled off the spinner rack this time are Engine Ward (Scout Comics), March Book One (Top Shelf, in honor of the passing of Congressman John Lewis), Paul is Dead (Image Comics, with a necessary Beatles tangent) and, because once was not enough, a return visit to the Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100- Page Super-Spectacular (DC). (Sidebar - We are hoping to get more audio episodes out to you in the next few days so that we get caught up with our backlog from our livestreams!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_178.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_172.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:28pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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!)

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_165.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

 

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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!

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_157.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

 

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 EST

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 EST

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!

 

Direct download: Comic_Book_Bears_Podcast_Issue_141.mp3
Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:26pm EST

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 EST

 

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST