Zone 4 #287: Deadpool, Titans & Machinima, Oh My!

This week, Brant, John, Gordon and Ron take to the news and do a headlines-centric episode, mostly focusing on TV and Film. A Deadpool film? A Titans drama? JLA goes to Machinima? And much more!

Then Ron and Brant discuss the pilot of new Ioan Gruffudd vehicle, Forever, that debuts on Monday and Tuesday.

After that, Gordon, Ron and Brant discuss which comics they are enjoying these days.

And we close out the show with announcements.

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Zone 4 #272: Original Sin

The crew returns to discuss the first four issues (including #0) of Marvel’s Original Sin!

This week, it’s Brant and John.

We discuss several Marvel headlines to kick off the show, including movie news and shake-ups in the Marvel offices.

For Topic Time, we dive into Original Sin #0-3 in depth. SPOILER WARNING! We spoil the heck out of them!

Finally, we wrap things up with some announcements and closing.

Sponsors of the Week

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Steampunk Originals

Jor-Elvis

HeroesCon

Comic Frontline

Assailant Comics

Henchmen (Now Available for Pre-Order on ComiXology!)

Zone 4 #266: Holy Justice League, Batman!

The crew returns to discuss Son of Batman, Superman/Batman casting and C2E2.

This week, it’s Brant, John, Chris and Chuck.

Plus, new Facebook Shout-Outs!

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsors of the Week

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Ray Fisher Cast as Cyborg in Superman/Batman

Jem and the Holograms First Look

Son of Batman

Batman: Assault on Arkham Trailer

C2E2.com

River City Comics Expo

Comic Frontline

Assailant Comics

Jack Hammer #3

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast

Zone 4 #265: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The crew returns to discuss Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the latest episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

This week, it’s Brant, Gordon, Frank and Ron.

Plus, we FINALLY dispell the rumors that Gordon and Frank are the same person!

We open up the show with a special treat, that most of the cast doesn’t even know about.

There’s also a special Shout-Out to one of our loyal legionnaires for a new addition to his family.

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsors of the Week

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 19 Promo

Patton Oswalt’s Lie Detector AOS Clip

Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Box Office Mojo

Free Comic Book Day

Derby City Comic Con

The Vril Agenda

Windy City Pulp & Paper Show

FOCO Comics & Gaming Festival

Airship 27 Productions

Third Coast Comics: Gail Simone

Joss Whedon: A Celebration

River City Comics Expo

Comic Frontline

Assailant Comics

Son of Batman Advance Review

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast

Super Hero Speak Announcement

Zone 4 #264: 5-Year Anniversary!

The crew returns with the extra-special, extra-long 5-Year Anniversary Episode!

This week, it’s Brant, John, Gordon and Ron.

We have a HUGE show this week. First, the guys open with a skit.

Next, we do our usual opening and headlines, followed by TWO Topic Time segments, reviewing Starlight #2 and Flash Gordon #1!

Then, we have sample audio from upcoming episodes of Hall of Toys and the RaynMan Power Hour!

There’s also Facebook Shout-Outs, and guest audio clips to round out the show!

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsors of the Week

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Fans Recreate Rom: Spaceknight #1

DC Delays

Deadpool Sets Guinness World Record

Doctor Who Meet-Up

Windy City Pulp & Paper Show

Lance Star, Sky Ranger Vol. 4

FOCO Comics & Gaming Festival

Moonstone Books

Airship 27 Productions

 

River City Comics Expo

Comic Frontline

Assailant Comics

Gem City Comic Con

RaynMan Power Hour

Special Thanks to…

The KLIQ Nation

Comic Book Nerd Nation

Cast Bender

Comic Frontline

Comic Uno

Mike Spiderslayer

CinemaJaw

Zone 4 #262: Marvel Movie Universe

The crew returns with another episode of your favorite Friday Night Delight!

This week, it’s Brant, John, Chuck and Frank

We discuss, in a loose format, the Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe special, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and more Marvel movie goodness! There’s even some brief talk about the cinematic DC Universe toward the end.

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsors of the Week

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Amy Acker Cast as Coulson’s Cellist

Winter Soldier Featurette

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe

Avengers: Age of Ultron Set Pictures

Avengers: Age of Ultron Set Videos

Patton Oswalt to Guest Star on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Downey Jr. Calls Avengers 2 “Ambitious,” Teases Hawkeye’s Role

Chris Evans Ready to Leave Marvel Films (And Film in General)

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Chuck Returns to The Related Recap

Derby City Comic Con Presents CAVALCADE OF COMICS

Charlie Tonic Hour

 

River City Comics Expo

The Buffy Challenge

Comic Frontline

Zone 4 #261: Original Sin

The crew returns with another episode of your favorite Friday Night Delight!

This week, it’s Brant, John, Gordon and Chris.

First up, the guys discuss some headlines, including the new Amazing Spider-Man trailer, DC buying Dynamite?, The Walking Dead, Incredibles, Powers, and more.

Then, for Topic Time, it’s all about Marvel’s Original Sin event this summer, and Marvel events in general.

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsors of the Week

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

This Week’s Links and Topics

DC Looking to Buy Dynamite Entertainment?

DiDio, Harras & Others Making the West Coast Jump

The Incredibles FINALLY Gets a Sequel

The Walking Dead Comes to FOX

Bendis & Oeming’s Powers Comes to PlayStation

New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

Abnett & Lanning Reunite for Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude

Marvel June 2014 Solicitations

Original Sins Against Cap

Avengers’ Original Sin

Original Sin Variants

Marvel’s Original Sin

Marvel May 2014 Solicitations

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BBZ Cast

Brooklyn Boyz

Brooklyn Boyz 13 on Facebook

Comic Frontline

DanCon 2014

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup

Windy City Pulp & Paper Show

Chicago Geek Breakfast

Joss Whedon: A Celebration

Arsenio Hall

 

River City Comics Expo

Lexington Comic Con CR Hub

IDW June 2014 Solicitations

The Buffy Challenge

Agent Solo Webcomic

RaynMan Power Hour

Assailant Comics

Jack Hammer

Zone 4 #260: Guardians of the Galaxy

The crew returns with another episode of your favorite Friday Night Delight!

This week, it’s Brant, John, Mike and Chris.

First up, the guys discuss the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as implications of past episodes and upcoming episodes.

We talk about a few news items here and there in a loose fashion before heading into our topic for the week…

Guardians of the Galaxy! Mike, our Cosmic Marvel afficianado takes us on a journey through the history of the team in the comics, and we talk about the current comics and the upcoming film as well.

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsors of the Week

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Heroes’ Adrian Pasdar Guest-Starring on AOS

First Look at Constantine

Smoke-Filled Constantine First Look

SDCC Badges Go On Sale Saturday

Marvel Film Head-to-Head with Superman/Batman

Karen Gillan Talks “Girlie Fights” in Guardians of the Galaxy

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio

Cosmic Crackle

Comic Frontline

Brooklyn Boyz

Lexington Comic Con

River City Comics Expo

Lady Frostblood

Assailant Comics

Jack Hammer

Zone 4’s Top 5 for the Week of March 5, 2014

Zone 4 #259: Starlight, The Veil & More

The crew returns with another episode of your favorite Friday Night Delight!

First up, the guys discuss the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Then, as they go into headlines, they talk about Image Publisher Eric Stephenson’s speech at the ComicsPro Retailer gathering, which sidetracks into a great discussion on gimmicks and the industry as a whole.

From there, it’s more headlines, including castings, trailers and other comic news.

For Topic Time, the guys review two new #1 issues in Mark Millar’s Starlight from Image Comics, and Greg Rucka’s The Veil from Dark Horse.

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsors of the Week

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Paul Levitz Joins BOOM! Board of Directors/ Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Named CCO of Archie Comics

Image Publisher Eric Stephenson’s Speech Causes a Stir

The Full Eric Stephenson Speech

Full Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer

First Look at The Flash in Costume

Zach Snyder Defends Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

Zack Snyder on Watchmen, 300 and More

More 3D Covers and a Third Weekly Series from DC

New Pulp Awards – Ron & Gordon Nominated!

Airship 27 Interview by DRG TV

 

River City Comics Expo

Assailant Comics

Jack Hammer

Zone 4’s Top 5 for the Week of February 26, 2014

Zone 4 #258: Pork-Chops, Heroes & Skype Hates Us

The crew returns to discuss con etiquette, which turns into more of a list of don’ts. But before they get to that, there’s an update on Denver Comic Con, Heroes returning, Rocket Raccoon’s comic series, Big Trouble in Little China, Constantine, Star Wars, True Detective, Farscape, and much, much more!

And, this week we have a new Facebook Shout-Out!

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsor of the Week

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This Week’s Links and Topics

The Return of Heroes

Constantine Casting

More Photos of Lady Sif on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Big Trouble in Little China Series

Rocket Raccoon Series

Chiditorad:

Nerds and nerd-friends! The Chicago Nerd Social Club is proud to be participating in Chiditarod Chicago this Saturday by running the checkpoint station at Emporium Arcade Bar! Chiditarod is now in its 9th year of causing creative mayhem for a good cause: raising funds to benefit local organizations fighting hunger, and raising food donations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Last year the Chiditarod Foundation awarded $20K in grant money to organizations fighting hunger, and the event raised over 17K lbs of food and over $34K in funds. If you’re interested in helping us smash those records, there are two ways you can do so:

1) Donate funds via our First Giving link – each checkpoint team is doing their part to raise funds for the Chiditarod Foundation. Help us show Chiditarod just how awesome the nerdy, geek community is – whether you’re a Chicagoan or from out of town, we’d love to have your support in any amount you are able to give. http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ChicagoNerdSocialClub/chiditarod-2014

2) Donate food to the checkpoint! Emporium will have a food donation collection box at the bar through the race this Saturday! For a list of what would help the GCFD, go here: http://www.chiditarod.org/race-day-logistics/

And if you’re interested in checking out the race, spectators are welcome at the starting line and you can come visit us at Emporium, where we’ll be staffing our checkpoint in Star Wars cosplay, with fun games for racers and the ORIGINAL trilogy screening at the bar. Also, Emporium will be carrying a SPECIAL LIMITED BREW from Illuminated Brew Works: ChiditaRye – a dry French Rye Saison, so come on down and try it! Bonus: Emporium is donating a portion of the day’s profits to the event! Learn more at www.chiditarod.org.

 

Mr. Jigsaw #12

FOCO Comic and Gaming Festival

River City Comics Expo

Gia Giantess

Zone 4’s Top 5 for the Week of February 19, 2014

Zone 4 #257: Seeing Green

The crew returns to discuss the latest issue of Mark Waid’s Green Hornet!

But before that, they tackle several headlines, from trailers, to casting news, to graphic novels, to the Denver Comic Con rumblings and more.

And, this week we have a new Facebook Shout-Out!

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsor of the Week

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

This Week’s Links and Topics

Denver Comic-Con Blow-Up

(Read More About the Denver Comic-Con Issue Here on CR!)

Caliber Comics Returns

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

Fantastic Four Cast Announced

X-Men: Days of Future Past Stills

Jada Pinkett-Smith Cast in Gotham

Revenge OGN from Marvel

Comic Frontline on YouTube

Media Madness

Mr. Jigsaw

River City Comics Expo

New Comic Day

Zone 4’s Top 5 for the Week of February 12, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EePDp5uVY74

Zone 4 #256: My Bloody, Funny Valentine

Chuck Moore makes his re-debut on the show, with John, Brant and guest Bill Gladman, for a special Valentine’s Day episode!

We dive into some Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. talk, followed by a few headlines and Game of Thrones discussion, before we take on the topic of the week: Love in Comics!

We discuss everything from favorite and least favorite couples, to secret comic book crushes, to how comics have affected our own personal romantic lives!

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsor of the Week

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We are also a proud member of the Comics Podcast Network.

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu

Valiant Firsts

John Wesley Shipp Cast on The Flash

@JohnWComicsGuy for Weekly Live-Tweeting during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

River City Comics Expo

Independent Creators Expo (I.C.E.)

Derby City Comic Con

Assailant Comics

New Comic Day

Singularity: The Rise of the Posthumans

New Babel Books

Comic Frontline

Zone 4’s Top 5 for the Week of February 5, 2014

http://youtu.be/EXIK-8om01o

Zone 4 #255: New Classic

It’s “New Classic” as Cary Kelley and Frank Raynor make their official debut as full co-hosts along with John and Brant. Technical issues abound, just like classic Zone 4, and hilarity ensues. It’s a touch of RaynMan, free-flowing classic Zone 4, and our usual brand of insanity!

We discuss the Superbowl commercials, including the trailers for Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. And we break down a couple of lists we came across ranking the X-Men and Justice League.

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

Sponsor of the Week

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

This Week’s Links and Topics

Super Bowl Commercials

Top 95 X-Men

Top 50 Justice League Members

Dead Reckoning

Dynagirl

Red Handed Studios

River City Comics Expo

Independent Creators Expo (I.C.E.)

Derby City Comic Con

Singularity: The Rise of the Posthumans

New Babel Books

Comic Frontline

Hall of Toys #15: George Reeves’ Head on a Pole

Welcome back to the Hall of Toys!

Brant and Chris are back with special guest Dan Sehn for a special All-Toy-Talk episode in celebration of our 15th episode!

First up, it’s Toy Talk, we talk about everything from WWE, to Power Rangers, to Marvel Legends, to DC Direct, to Minecraft, to Mego, to Star Wars… you name it!

Then we all three have an And… Action Figure pick before closing out the show.

And an added note: New episodes of Hall of Toys, starting with this one, will also air on Comic Frontline’s YouTube channel starting the week of February 16th! And past episodes of Hall of Toys will begin airing on Zone 4’s YouTube channel the following week and every other week after that! So if you’re behind or new to the show, you now have two more ways to experience Hall of Toys!

Also, check out Zone 4 #255 this Friday as Cary Kelley and Frank Raynor join Brant and John!

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

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Links to Some of the Stuff Discussed on the Show

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TOY TALK

Assassins Creed III/IV Series 2

Marvel Select The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Spider-Man

7″ Predator (Classic Video Game Apperance)

DC Total Heroes 6″ Figure – Superman

DC Total Heroes 6″ Figure – Batman

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

Minecraft 3″ Core Enderman with Accessory

Minecraft 3″ Core Creeper with Accesory

Storm Trooper Target Version (Toys R Us Version is Gone from Website)

POP Heroes Harley Quinn Previews Exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Figure

Marvel Super Hero Mashers

Various Other Figures (Sin City, DC Direct, He-Man, etc.)

Mego Figures

TrashPack.com

Chris’ Trash Pack Time Video

Dan’s Life-Size Superman

WWE Figures at Toys R Us

And… Action Figure:

Dan’s Pick

Neca Michael Keaton Batman Figure

Chris’s Pick

TMNT Casey Jones

Brant’s Pick

Injustice: Batman & Joker 3.75″ Two-Pack

(Full Show Notes)

Zone 4 #253: Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The crew is back to discuss the return of two favorite shows of theirs, Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Before that, we chat about various things from TV, to film, to comics, and Ron addresses the digs at his expense from last week. Plus a great pseudo-Facebook Shout-out!

Finally, the guys wrap things up with some announcements.

So slap some bacon on that sandwich and get ready to enter the Zone!

Sponsors of the Week

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This Week’s Links and Topics

Doctor Who Lands at Titan

Gal Gadot Signs 3-Picture Deal

No Stan Lee Cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy

Son of Batman Trailer

Details on Nyssa Al Ghul on Arrow

No JLA for Stephen Amell

Jesse L. Martin is Detective West in Flash

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 13 Details

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 13 Promo

Lady Sif on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Bill Paxton Joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Reaper Co-Creators Board Agent Carter Series

Windy City Pulp & Paper Show

New World Navigation

Sgt. Janus Returns

As Tartary Burns

How the West Was Weird

Moonstone Books

Top Cow Talent Hunt

River City Comics Expo

Independent Creators Expo (I.C.E.)

Singularity: The Rise of the Posthumans

New Babel Books

Derby City Comic Con

Comic Frontline

Dark Avenger INC

Zone 4 Top 5 for 1/15/14:

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