Zone 4 #440: Where Have All the Bad Guys Gone?

The crew of Zone 4 returns to discuss comic book villains!

Where have all the good ones gone? Why are so many reused? Why are there not more credible threats being introduced?

All this and more on this week’s episode of Zone 4!

Be sure to join us on Patreon.com/BrantFowler every Monday for Zone 4 Aftermath!

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Arc Reactions – 33 – The Trial of Reed Richards

The universe puts Reed Richards on trial for saving Galactus’ life. Dr. Doom also factors in the story. We discuss Galactus and Latvaria and much more. Does this 11-issue story from the early 1980s hold up? How will the Fantastic Four escape this time? Join us as we explore this story from Marvel Comics’ past.

Talking Points

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Treatment of female heroes (23:31)

Latvaria (38:33)

Aiding Galactus (48:29)

Galactus (1:03:37)

 

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Please join us in March 30th for our 50th episode where we recap our time at Emerald City Comiccon.

 

We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

 

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e-mail:    arcreactionspod@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening

 

 

Comic Book Central – Episode #33: Shanda Sawyer

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Super Hero Speak – #55: The Rhino in the Room

This week Ben, Dave and John sit down and take an in-depth look at Amazing Spider-Man 2. The guys rate and review Andrew Garfield’s second outing as everyone’s favorite wall-crawler.  Not the greatest superhero movie of all time, but Spidey is part of the guys DNA and had to be talked about on the show. Be warned this review is spoiler heavy. So sit back and enjoy and here we go!

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RBDHB: Amazing Spider Man 2 Review

https://soundcloud.com/yupfrank/rbdhb-amazing-spider-man-2-review

Could The Amazing Spider-Man 2 be the most baffling comic book film we’ve seen? HEAVY SPOILERS follow.

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ARP – S10 – Amazing Spider-man 2 film

Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!

Please watch the film before listening to this podcast as we do not hold back on spoilers for the plot of the film.

Join your new hosts, the Kiwi and the Pod Goblin as they tackle the latest in the new Spider-man film series starring Andrew Garfield. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on the film as well. Our contact info is below.

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Talking Points

Bad Things
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Plot (6:29)
Characters (19:44)

Good Things
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Action (37:44)
Costumes (44:23)
Villans (52:11)

Future and final thoughts (57:05)

 

If you would like to download the MP3 of the show, right click and Save As:

ARP-S10-AmazingSpidey2.mp3

 

Our next podcast will be May 11th where we conclude our 3-parter on The Watchmen.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETIcNYDGMk4&feature=player_embedded

 

Contact us with any feedback or suggestions you may have:

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We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening.

ARP – 12 – Spiderman: The Gauntlet and Grim Hunt

We have finally made it to Spiderman. This is one of our favorite heroes and this arc has a little bit of everything in it. It has most of Spiderman’s foes as well as the return of Kraven the Hunter. Will you want to hunt down these issues for yourself? Tune in and find out!

There is a story behind the Superman shirt. Ask Dylan to explain it to you.

 

Talking points

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Bad things

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  • Financial Crisis (19:42)
  • The Gauntlet (24:09)
  • Domestic violence in comics (33:09)

Good

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  • Spidey humor (37:58)
  • Characters with great loss (41:08)
  • Flash Thompson backup (44:03)
  • Female art depiction (47:59)

Other

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  • Spidey powers (53:36)
  • Modernizing (59:44)

If you would like to download the MP3 of the show, right click and Save As

ARP-12-GrimHunt.mp3

 

Our next podcast will be February 2nd and it will be an interview with the good people at Seattle Geekly. Be sure to check back to see what we chat about.

 

We are also now on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.

 

The intro music was composed by longzijun and can be found on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETIcNYDGMk4&feature=player_embedded

 

Contact us with any feedback or suggestions you may have:

 

Send us an email at arcreactionspod@gmail.com

 

We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening.

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #166: Arrow, Wonder Woman and X-Men: Apocalypse

Episode #166

On this podcast we’re all live action as we review Barry Allen’s debut on The CW’s Arrow. Then we move over to movies as we talk Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer and X-Men: Apocalypse. Listen in!

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Deconstructing Comics #298: What makes a good villain?

VillainsVillains we love to hate! Villains who could have been good guys but made bad choices! What makes the more interesting villain? Are the two types mutually exclusive? Why are some villains really compelling, while others become the butt of jokes? What makes a villain menacing? How is it different in comics compared to movies or TV? Tim and newcomer Kevin Horton discuss.

Other discussions of this question:

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