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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.)

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!)

 

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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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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

 

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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!

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