Zone 4
Four friends engage in in-depth comic related discussion and all around good, fun conversation focused on the world of comics.
 

The crew returns as they discuss several headlines coming straight out of last week's San Diego Comic-Con International 2013! From The Maxx, to The Crow, to Inhuman and more.

And for Topic Time, it's all about the two biggest announcements to come out of the con, Superman/Batman and Avengers: Age of Ultron!

Plus a single Facebook Shout-Out, plugs and some general fun!

So sit back, grab some bacon and reflex. It's time to enter the Zone!

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This Week's Links and Topics

The Maxx

Samurai Jack

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Inhuman

The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow

Sandman: Overture

Once Upon a Time

The New Crow

Robot Chicken's Villains in Paradise

Titan Comics Panel

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Superman/Batman

Tyler Hoechlin is Batman?

Pulpfest 2013

Mr. Jigsaw #11

Fandomfest

Geeky Comics

Affliction

CR's SDCC 2013 Hub

CR Podcasting Network

www.comicrelated.com/podcasts.php

Direct download: zone4227.mp3
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Welcome back to the Hall of Toys!

This is the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 special episode of Hall of Toys!

Brant and Chris talk about all the toy and collectible exclusives and new products unveiled at Comic-Con last week. From Pacman, to Thundercats, to Obama Jedis and so much more.

Then they briefly touch on some of the game related stuff going on at and around the con.

And finally, they wrap up the episode with And... Action Figure! picks.

Find out what distracts Chris for 15 minutes during recording. Learn what product makes Chris cry. And discover out of all of these toys which ones the guys pick above all else.

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If you'd like to email us about the show, do so at HOT @ comicrelated.com (no spaces).

Links to Some of the Stuff Discussed on the Show

IGN Lists Comic-Con 2013 Toy Exclusives

Another List of Toy Exclusives on the Awesome Toy Blog

Heavy.Com Toy Photos

Topless Robot - New Robocop

Batman '66 and Iron Man

MTV Geek - Hasbro Exclusives

Comic-Con Blog - Bluefin Tamashii Nations

Action Figure Fury Photos

Comic-Con Blog Exclusives List

Sideshow and Hot Stuff You'll Never Afford

DC Collectibles

Transformers

More Photos from Heavy.com

Bryan Cranston with his own Breaking Bad figure

Sentinel First Look

Jay & Silent Bob Black and White Minimates

Boba Fett Bust

SDCC Funko Pop Vinyl

Trinity of Sin HeroClix

Curved Glass Prints

Superman Alloy Figure

Marvel Video Games Panel Highlights

Soul Calibur II HD Remake

Scribblenauts Unmasked Demo

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Demo

The Video Games of SDCC

The Jackdaw from Assassin's Creed: Black Flag

Gam3rCon

And... Action Figure:

Brant's Pick

The Baroness & Ravage

Chris' Pick

DC New 52 Capullo Nightwing

Direct download: HallofToys--008.mp3
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The crew returns with a special celebratory episode. It's Christmas in July, so break out the tinsel and gingerbread men! The holidays have come early!

We do talk about a few news items coming out of San Diego Comic-Con to kick things off, and sidetrack into a few more and some side discussions.

There are shout-outs, but you'll have to listen to find out who's on the naughty list, and why!

Plus there's a contest with a prize at the end of the show!

As for topics, we actually have two. We discuss some classic Christmas-themed comics, ranging from touching stories to completely absurd stories.

Then we talk about what we'd love to see under our tree come the actual holiday.

So sit back, grab some bacon flavored candy canes and reflex. It's time to enter the Zone!

Sponsor of the Week

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If you'd like to sponsor an episode of Zone 4, go here for details, or email us. If you'd like to donate to the show (one-time or monthly) see details here.

You can now find Zone 4 on Stitcher.com as well!

This Week's Links and Topics

Dan Shamble, Zombie PI

HEROES Returns in Comic Form at Dynamite

Robotech/Voltron Crossover

Ron on Pacific Rim

Justice League: War the Next DC Animated Feature

Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner on Harley Quinn Monthly

IDW and BBC End Relationship; Celebrate Doctor Who

Zone 4 Shirts on Dark Avenger INC Shop

Pulpfest 2013

Mr. Jigsaw #11

The Mighty Enlil

Harvey Awards

Geeky Comics

Affliction

CR's SDCC 2013 Hub

CR Podcasting Network

www.comicrelated.com/podcasts.php

Direct download: zone4226.mp3
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The crew returns after some computer problems resolved to cast some DC ancillary movies! Each cohost casts a different DC movie giving character and casting choices, as well as a brief synopsis of the films.

But before all that, there are some headlines. Ranging from DC solicits, to DC live action and animated movies, to Marvel's new initiative, indie publishers, new columns at CR and more, there's a lot to talk about!

And of course, more plugs and shout-outs - though John's impassioned plea for NEW ones to shout-out stands out this week.

It's a ton of fun in this nearly two-hour episode. So sit back, grab some bacon and reflex. It's time to enter the Zone!

 

Sponsor of the Week

www.audible.com

If you'd like to sponsor an episode of Zone 4, go here for details, or email us. If you'd like to donate to the show (one-time or monthly) see details here.

You can now find Zone 4 on Stitcher.com as well!

 

This Week's Links and Topics

DC Solicitations for October

Marvel's Share Your Universe

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Teaser Poster

Agent Carter Featurette

Justice League Dark Movie

Vin Diesel is Thanos?

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Clip

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Pilot

Wonder Woman TV Series Still Possible

Arcana SDCC Exclusives

Ales Kot Off Suicide Squad

Molly Durst's New Feature on CR

Pulpfest 2013

The Spider: Extreme Prejudice

FandomFest

Wonderman

Chicago Tardis

Derby City Comic Con 2013 Hub

Geeky Comics

New Comic Day

Dark Avenger INC

CR Podcasting Network

www.comicrelated.com/podcasts.php

Direct download: zone4225.mp3
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Welcome back to the Hall of Toys!

Brant is back from the Fortress of Solitude! So he and Chris get to dive into another slew of toys, video games and board games to discuss this time in the Hall!

After getting reacquainted with each other and the audience, the guys jump right into Toy Talk. Not a large selection this time, but still some cool offerings to discuss. And before closing out, they tease what's to come on the next episode, which should prove to be toy heavy.

Then it's time for the Topic of the episode: Open World vs. Finite World in video gaming.

The topic leads right into Game Gab, as they guys spend some time talking State of Decay, the new open world zombie survival game from Undead Labs. They also talk about the Mario Kart tournament Brooklyn Boyz is putting on, PS4 launch titles, and new releases upcoming for July. And to close out the segment, its another tease, this time for the episode after next.

Next up is TableTop Talk as they shine the light on several board and card games from Kickstarter, Cryptozoic and other places as well. Favorite game for the guys out of this grouping? Probably The Big Fix, a noir card game, which sounds really cool!

And... Action Figure! is what's left as they each pick a figure or grouping of figures to discuss.

They then bring the show to a close as it's one more episode on the shelf in the Hall of Toys!

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If you'd like to sponsor an episode of Hall of Toys, go here for details, or email us.

If you'd like to email us about the show, do so at HOT @ comicrelated.com (no spaces).

Links to Some of the Stuff Discussed on the Show

The Walking Dead Comic Series 2 Figures

Assassin's Creed IV Hidden Blade & Gauntlet

D-Arts Black Zero (Mega Man)

S.H. Figuarts - Mighty Morphin Armored Red Ranger

Medicom Mario Figures:

Super Mario 3 UDF Tanooki Mario

Super Mario Brothers UDF Mario

New Super Mario Brothers Wii UDF Mario

State of Decay

PS4 Launch Titles

Princes of the Dragon Throne

Dark Darker Darkest

Ancient Terrible Things

Battle Merchants

The Big Fix

Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension

Agricola

ROFL

Smash-Up

Smash-Up on TableTop

And... Action Figure:

Brant's Pick

Injustice: The Flash & Raven Action Figure 3.75" Two-Pack

Chris' Pick

Old Man Logan with Hulk Baby

Direct download: HallofToys--007.mp3
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The crew returns in full to celebrate the holiday and catch up with each other's recent goings on. After congratulating a buddy, the guys dive into some headlines.

A couple of sidetracks later, and the guys look at the latest issue of Mark Waid's Green Hornet, which doesn't illicit as much fervor and excitement as previous issues for most of the crew.

Plus, Facebook Shout-Outs, plugs and more!

Sponsor of the Week

www.audible.com

If you'd like to sponsor an episode of Zone 4, go here for details, or email us. If you'd like to donate to the show (one-time or monthly) see details here.

You can now find Zone 4 on Stitcher.com as well!

This Week's Links and Topics

The Mighty Enlil - Pedro Cruz

J.J. Abrams to Develop Rod Serling Script

Lazarus #1 Sells Out 

Article about Lazarus #1

Titan Comics Launches, Rolls Out New Line at SDCC

The Sandman: Overture

ComiXwriter

Mark Waid's Green Hornet #3

Pulpfest 2013

Redbud Studio Facebook Page

Mike Luoma's Red Hot #1

John's Steampunk Originals Interview

HeroesCon 2013 Hub

Derby City Comic Con 2013 Hub

Dark Avenger INC

Outtakes from the Episode on Our YouTube Channel

CR Podcasting Network

www.comicrelated.com/podcasts.php

Direct download: zone4224.mp3
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