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It's another format change as Brant, Ron and Gordon announce that some familiar voices are returning to the Zone! But first, it's a special outtakes up front segment to kick off the show as Ron shares his thoughts on Pulp Fiction, the movie and the medium.

After that, the three are joined by one of the new official Zone 4 Reserves, Mr. John Wilson! John makes his triumphant return to the Zone as the four discuss all the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con.

And if that wasn't enough, the guys then talk about some other cool stuff going on professionally as well as talk of movies, TV and such. It's a nearly 2 hour Zone 4!

Also, check out the trailer for this episode:

SPONSOR OF THE WEEK

Zone 4 episode #124 is brought to you by:

www.pulpfest.com

Pulpfest 2011



If you have comments, questions, complaints or whatever, feel free to contact us at zone4@comicrelated.com!

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And Check out CR's SDCC Hub (click the graphic)!

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Brant, Gordon and Ron return and start out talking about their weeks, including updates on projects they worked on, news on the Zone 4 comic and Gordon's avatar and so forth. We also learn just why Jennifer "J-Lo" Lopez and Mark Anthony are splitting up, and it has something to do with our own bringer-back of the sexy, Mr. Dymowski.

Then, they are joined by a very special guest in the one, the only, creator of The Badger, Mike Baron! Mike talks to the guys about his career in comics, his life now, and the return of First Comics and, more importantly, the return of The Badger!

As the guys say goodbye to Mike, they talk about recent TV shows they've watched, movies in the theaters, and what's on the horizon.

Also, check out the trailer for the episode:

SPONSOR OF THE WEEK

Zone 4 episode #123 is brought to you by:

www.newpulpfiction.com

NEW PULP

Direct download: zone4123.mp3
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Welcome to the second edition of Flashpoint Files, presented to you by Zone 4. Brant Fowler is joined by Andrew Dowdell (From the Hall of Justice) as the two discuss the ins and outs of DC's Flashpoint event in a bi-weekly discussion.

In this episode, Brant and Andrew recap the past couple of weeks of Flashpoint titles, including many #2 issues, and take a look at where the event is now and what their thoughts are on the event as a whole.

Covered in this episode at varying degrees of depth are:

Flashpoint #3 (of 5)

Booster Gold #46

Flashpoint: Abin Sur, The Green Lantern #2 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #2 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Secret Seven #2 (of 3)

Flashpoint: World of Flashpoint #2 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #2 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Deathstroke: The Curse of Ravager #2 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Frankenstein: Creatures of the Unknown #2 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #2 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #2 (of 3)

For more in depth discussion on Flashpoint, check out Chuck Kennedy's column:

Direct download: flashpointfiles002.mp3
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Brant, Captain Ron and Gordon are joined by theis special guest, C. Eric Banister, organizer of the first ever Derby City Comic Con, coming to Louisville, KY on July 16th.

The four discuss Marvel's new digital initiative with the recently trademarked BLIP, and talk briefly about the return of First Comics, which leads in to next week's episode! Then, for the main topic, the guys talk about planning a convention as Eric shares his experiences on putting togethery Derby City Comic Con.

Plus, Brant, Captain Ron and Gordon talk about upcoming movies.

Also, check out the trailer for this episode:

SPONSOR OF THE WEEK

Zone 4 episode #122 is brought to you by:

www.derbycitycomiccon.com

DERBY CITY COMIC CON!

Tomorrow, July 16th!

Direct download: zone4122.mp3
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Brant, Captain Ron and Gordon are joined by theis special guest, Eric Ratcliffe, co-creator of New comic Day, and host of the Why I Love Comics podcast, as the four discuss independent comics.

That's right, it's "Independents" Day in the Zone! The crew discusses the importance and history of indie comics, what comics first got them into indies, and what indie titles they enjoy now, and so much more!

Plus, Eric talks about New Comic Day and the recent big announcement from Bill Gladman.

Also, check out the trailer for this episode:

SPONSOR OF THE WEEK

Zone 4 episode #121 is brought to you by:

www.allentowncomiccon.com

THE GREAT ALLENTOWN COMIC CON!

See Official Press Release with Guest Additions here.

See Contest Press Release here.

If you have comments, questions, complaints or whatever, feel free to contact us at zone4@comicrelated.com!

New Comic Day

www.NewComicDay.net

Why I Love Comics

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Geek Girl on the Street

(mentioned by Gordon near the end of the episode)

http://geekgirlonthestreet.com/ggots-event-heroes-in-disguise-at-challengers-comics/

What: Heroes in Disguise – a pre-SDCC event to benefit the Heroes Initiative
Where:
Challengers Comics – 1845 N. Western Avenue – Chicago, Il.
When:
Friday, July 15th from 7:00-11:00pm – Bidding on silent auction items closes at 10:30pm

Geek Girl on the Street is proud to announce we will be hosting pre-SDCC party at Challengers Comics in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, July 15th.  There will be a silent auction featuring items from ThinkGeek.com, Thom Zahler Art Studios, Four Star Studios, Kirby Krackle, P.I. Jane, Jeffery Brown, Yelp.com and others.

VIP “schwag bags” are being supplied by Yelp.com, Threadless, EdenFantasys, ThinkGeek and Geek Girl on the Street.  Check back on Geek Girl on the Street this month for a chance to win a slot on our VIP list!

If you would like to sponsor an episode of Zone 4, go here for details, or email advertising@comicrelated.com

Direct download: zone4121.mp3
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Welcome to the first edition of Flashpoint Files, presented to you by Zone 4. Brant Fowler is joined by Andrew Dowdell (From the Hall of Justice) as the two discuss the ins and outs of DC's Flashpoint event in a bi-weekly discussion.

In this episode, Brant and Andrew recap what has gone on before and talk about their favorite and least favorite of the tie-ins, what points about this alternate universe stand out and intrigue them, and just where they think it's all headed.

Covered in this episode at varying degrees of depth are:

The Flash #9-12

Flashpoint #1-2 (of 5)

Booster Gold #44-45

Flashpoint: Abin Sur, The Green Lantern #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Secret Seven #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: World of Flashpoint #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Deathstroke: The Curse of Ravager #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Frankenstein: Creatures of the Unknown #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1 (One-Shot)

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: The Outsider #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: The Reverse Flash #1 (One-Shot)

Flashpoint: Green Arrow Industries #1 (One-Shot)

Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: Project Superman #1 (of 3)

Flashpoint: The Canterbury Cricket #1 (One-Shot)

For more in depth discussion on Flashpoint, check out Chuck Kennedy's column Flashpoint: Point to Point on ComicRelated.com

Run Time: 52:35

Direct download: flashpointfiles001.mp3
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In this episode:

Brant, Captain Ron and Gordon are joined by theis special guest, Glenn Arseneau, creator of Bulletproof Angel, as the four discuss social media, digital media and comics.

What starts off as a discussion on the importance of embracing technology in today's comic market turns into a short commentary on technology advances and their effects on society itself. It's a very interesting discussion this week that you don't want to miss!

Plus, Glenn talks about some of the projects he has in the works.

Also, check out the trailer for this episode:

 

Next week: It's "Independents" Day in the Zone as the crew and their guest discuss indie comics!

SPONSOR OF THE WEEK

Zone 4 episode #120 is brought to you by:

www.allentowncomiccon.com

THE GREAT ALLENTOWN COMIC CON!

See Official Press Release with Guest Additions here.

See Contest Press Release here.

Direct download: zone4120.mp3
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