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

(WARNING: Some Explicit Language in first part of the show
(the "bleep" machine was broken, sorry, folks)).

The crew returns with some headlines that spin off into a mini topic before they even get the show started. It's a bunch of film casting news, starting with Ben Affleck, going to Bryan Cranston, then Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader. Plus, the crew's thoughts on the New 52 Lobo, Bluewater's new intiative and more.

Then, it's time for another issue of Mark Waid's Green Hornet. Five issues in, is the crew still digging it, or has it fallen off the rails?

And there are new shout-outs again this week! Plus some plugs.

So grab a slab of bacon, fold out your theater chair, and get a life and stop threatening Affleck's (or any actor's for that matter). 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

Headlines:

Ben Affleck is Batman

Bryan Cranston Rumored to Play Lex Luthor

Lobo's New (52) Look

Lobo Writer Weighs in on "Skinny Lobo" Art

Elizabeth Olsen in Talks to Play Scarlet Witch

Could Jarvis be Ultron?

James Spader Cast as Ultron

Bradley Cooper in Talks to Voice Rocket Raccoon

William Shatner Wants to be in Next Star Wars Film

BlueWater Gives Back

Coming Up, Coming Out, or Going On:

Can't Stop the Serenity

Chicago Tardis

WoodchuckPalooza (Mile High Comics)

Rocky Mountain Con

The Bagman vs. The World's Fair

Skystorm Studios

Self Publisher Magazine

Black of Heart 2 @ Assailant Comics

DarkAvengerC86 on YouTube

The Related Recap

CR Podcasting Network

www.comicrelated.com/podcasts.php

Direct download: zone4232.mp3
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The crew returns with two topics for the price of one! (still FREE, btw) First, they review the first issue of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents from IDW. Then, they discuss the Marvel event Cataclysm and the possible merging of the Ultimate and regular Marvel Universes.

But before all that, there are some headlines, mostly film related, including news about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers 2, Ant-Man and more, and BOOM! Studios' new Facebook Submissions page.

And there are new shout-outs again this week! Plus some plugs.

So grab your chocolate covered bacon, a glass of your favorite beverage, and kick back for some great discussion. It's time to enter the Zone!

Sponsor of the Week

www.audibletrial.com/Zone4Podcast

(Follow the link to start your trial and get a free audiobook download!)

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

Headlines:

Lee Thompson Young Passes Away

BOOM! Studios Launces Facebook Page for Submissions

Whedon on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Whedon on Ultron for Avengers 2

Edgar Wright Explains Why Ultron is Not in Ant-Man Movie

BOOM! Studios' Day Men Optioned for Film

Katee Sackhoff Wants to Play Harley Quinn

X-Men and Fantastic Four Shared Film Universe

Coming Up, Coming Out, or Going On:

Le Vamps

Chicago Tardis

WoodchuckPalooza (Mile High Comics)

Skystorm Studios

Self Publisher Magazine

Mix 2013 Comics Symposium

Black of Heart 2 @ Assailant Comics

Watching the Eclipse

New Comic Day

DarkAvengerC86 on YouTube

The Related Recap

CR Podcasting Network

www.comicrelated.com/podcasts.php

The following bands are usually on every episode, so check them out!

Direct download: zone4231.mp3
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Welcome back to the Hall of Toys!

Brant and Chris are back with tons of discussion on toys, video games, card games and board games.

First up, it's Toy Talk, with the latest pre-orders and releases, including the DC Collectibles listed in November 2013 solicitations.

Then it's Game Gab, which provides our topic of the episode: The Last of Us! As part one of out The Last of Us/Bioshock Infinite discussion, the guys go into detail (SPOILERS) about the game and its amazing graphics and story.

After that, it's Table Top Talk, talking GenCon 2013, and a few board games and Kickstarter updates.

And finally, it's And... Action Figure! The guys each have their picks, a Marvel and a DC.

And don't forget to check out the Dark Avenger INC online store, where you can now purchase a Hall of Toys t-shirt!

www.ZONE4PODCAST.com

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

J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man Collection - Mary Jane Polystone Statue

Pacific Rim 7" 2 Pack Gypsy Danger vs. Knifehead

Arkham City Play Arts Kai - The Joker

Arkham City Play Arts Kai - Batman 1970s Skin

DC Comics Super Villains - Ultraman

DC Comics Super Villains - Superwoman

DC Comics Super Villains - Power Ring

The New 52 Series 01: Justice League Shazam Action Figure

The New 52: Super Villains Suicide Squad - Harley Quinn

Violet Lantern Power Battery & Ring 1:1 Scale Prop Replica

Batman: Hush Batman & Catwoman Kiss Statue

DC Comics Icon 1/6 Scale Statue - Batman

Movie Masters Epic Creations Ghostbusters Ecto Goggles

DC Superhero Chess Figure Collection Special Edition #004 - Superman Daily Planet

Supergirl New 52 Version 1/10 Scale ArtFX+ Statue

Bender 9" Talking Figure

SDCC 2013 Exclusive Movie Masters Superman vs. General Zod Movie Pack

Game Gab

Last of Us

Table Top Talk

GenCon 2013 Day 1 Recap

GenCon 2013 Photo Diary

GenCon 2013 Highlights

Kickstarter: DemonWars: Reformation

Kickstarter: Wrath of Kings

D&D Lords of Waterdeep

Cthulhu Wars live test-play (via Dirk Manning)

(^appropo, since today would be HP Lovecraft's birthday!^)

And... Action Figure:

Brant's Pick

Marvel Universe 3 3/4 Inch Series 23 Action Figure Black & White Iron Man

Chris' Pick

DC Universe Play Arts Kai Series 02 - Batman - Red - Previews Exclusive

Direct download: HallofToys--010.mp3
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The crew returns to shine the light on some books and online comics they are enjoying that are not from the "big two," Marvel and DC. Everything from Dark Horse, to Thrillbent, to Action Lab, to Bottled Lightning and more!

But before all that, there are some headlines. Some of them are pretty heavy, like the Kevin Maguire and Kirby Heirs situations. And some are light, like an actor interested in taking over Iron Man, and Groot being cast. And the crew has some words for Dan DiDio... again!

And there are new shout-outs again this week! Plus some plugs.

So hunker down with some bacon bits, put aside your mainstream books, and get ready for some indie goodness. It's time to enter the Zone!

Sponsor of the Week

www.audibletrial.com/Zone4Podcast

(Follow the link to start your trial and get a free audiobook download!)

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

Headlines:

Kevin Maguire Fired

Court Denies Kirby Heirs

Vertigo Title COLLIDER Forced to Change Name

Wizard's New Target?

More on Wizard Story

Mark Wahlberg as Iron Man?

Details on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Vin Diesel says "I AM GROOT!"

 

Indie Comics Spotlight:

Atomic Robo - Red 5 Comics

The Black Beetle - Dark Horse

Jupiter's Legacy - Image

The Longhunters - Pilot Studios

Yi Soon Shin - Onrie Kompan

Insufferable - Thrillbent

Lackluster World - Eric Adams

Proof - Image

Perhapanauts - Image

Binary Gray - Assailant Comics

The Only Living Boy - Bottled Lightning

Capes & Babes - Chris Flick

Day Men - BOOM! Studios

Skyward - Action Lab Entertainment

 

Coming Up, Coming Out, or Going On:

Le Vamps

Sept. 10th - Doctor Who Guide to Social Media

WoodchuckPalooza (Mile High Comics)

Price for the Asking

Superman Analogues: Samaritan

Arcana Steampunk Anthology

Skystorm Studios

Black of Heart 2 @ Assailant Comics

Watching the Eclipse

TV Party - Missing Doctor Who Episodes

A Valiant Event in Rapid Fire Reviews

CR Podcasting Network

www.comicrelated.com/podcasts.php

The following bands are usually on every episode, so check them out!

Direct download: zone4230.mp3
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The crew returns to discuss who comics are actually written for. This was spurred by the recent story of Paul Pope being told DC writes for 45 year olds, so we made it our topic!

Of course, before that we get to some headlines, including a marriage, a box office failure, and a certain batch of 3D covers that you may not be getting.

And there are new shout-outs again this week! Plus some plugs.

So grab your favorite bacon flavored treat, break out the grampa pants, and get ready to enjoy some discussion safe for any age (well, most of the time). It's time to enter the Zone!

Sponsor of the Week

www.audibletrial.com/Zone4Podcast

(Follow the link to start your trial and get a free audiobook download!)

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!

Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner Get Married

Afterlife with Archie Preview

Lone Ranger Does Poorly

Lone Ranger Actors Blame Critics

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

The New Doctor Who Named

Trask Industries Promo

DC 3D Cover Shortage

Pro Se's Pulpternative

Mr. Jigsaw #11 Defect

Sinbad: The New Voyages Vol. 2

Captain Hazzard

Superman Analogues: Iron Munro

Self Publisher Magazine

Black of Heart 2 @ Assailant Comics

Watching the Eclipse

CR Podcasting Network

www.comicrelated.com/podcasts.php

Direct download: zone4229.mp3
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Welcome back to the Hall of Toys!

Brant and Chris are back with tons of discussion on toys, video games, card games and board games.

First up, it's Toy Talk, ranging from Marvel and DC, to TMNT, to Metal Gear and more.

Then it's the main topic of the episode as the guys go down memory lane, talking toys from their childhood. The Last of Us/Bioshock Infinite discussion has been delayed until next episode.

Up next, it's Game Gab, which brings up DCU Online, Arkham Origins, a little Bioshock love and more.

After that, it's Table Top Talk, covering several games on Kickstarter again, and one that no longer is and why.

And finally, it's And... Action Figure! The guys each have a pick, and an honorable mention.

www.ZONE4PODCAST.com

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

Camo Batmobile Tumbler

DC Universe Classics: Club Infinite Earths

Hit Girl

Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

TMNT Basic Turtle Figure Series 3

TMNT 6" Retro Collector's Figure Series 2: Rocksteady & Bebop

Masters of the Universe: Modern: MOTU Classics

Marvel Select Juggernaut with Helmet

Movie Masterpiece Superman III Evil Superman

Arkham City Play Arts Kai Series 3: Poison Ivy

Revengeance Play Arts Kai: Raiden Red Version PX

DCU Online Sons of Trigon DLC

Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Online Component

Brooklyn Boyz YouTube Channel

Bioshock Infinite DLCs

Final Fantasy VII Webseries Taken Down

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag Modern Story Screenshots

The OLEG Story

The Doom that Came to Atlantic City

IncrediBrawl

Firefly: Out to the Black

Salt & Burn

Privateer

And... Action Figure:

Brant's Pick

The Dark Knight Trilogy Play Arts Kai - Joker

Chris' Pick

Teenage Mutant Ninka Turtles Pop TV 4" Vinyl Set of 6

Honorable Mention

Marvel Select Deadpool

Direct download: HallofToys--009.mp3
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The crew returns with a special all-pulp episode! Sadly, John was absent due to being carried off into the jungle by Grodd, Congorilla and Bleep for a birthday party (John likes monkeys), and he contracted some gorilla flu. But the rest of the crew pressed on.

First up, Captain Ron filled us in on his adventures at PulpFest 2013 with some special contemporary shout-outs.

Then, the guys covered two pulp inspired comics written by Mark Waid: The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1, and Green Hornet #4.

And for the main topic, it was all about the BBC/PBS Sherlock television series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

And there are new shout-outs this week! Plus some plugs.

So strap on your housecoat, sit back in your cozy leather chair, and gear up for some all pulp fun. It's time to enter the Zone!

Sponsor of the Week

www.audibletrial.com/Zone4Podcast

(Follow the link to start your trial and get a free audiobook download!)

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

Doctor Who Meetup Party/Screening

Le Vamps

WoodchuckPalooza (Mile High Comics)

Black of Heart 2 @ Assailant Comics

Watching the Eclipse

Pulpfest 2013

Mark Waid's Green Hornet #4

The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1

TV Party - Sherlock

SDCC 2013 Sherlock Panel

CR Podcasting Network

www.comicrelated.com/podcasts.php

Direct download: zone4228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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