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Apr 01 2016

Zone 4 #386: No Foolin’, We’re Back! (7 Years and Counting!)

After a nearly 5-month hiatus, Zone 4 returns with a special 7-Year Anniversary episode!

The entire cast is on hand to celebrate 7 years of comic podcasting, talk some news, TV, film, comics, and what’s coming up for Zone 4 and each cast member!

We discuss the DC Talent Workshop, DC Rebirth, comic television shows like Legends of Tomorrow, Flash and Supergirl, most anticipated comic films of 2016, and more!

We also talk about what’s in the near future for Zone 4 (look for more on that very soon too!), and for each cast member individually.

(Original Numbering: Episode #319)

It’s been a long time, but we’re back! And we’re back to a monthly schedule!

Check us out on Zone4Podcast.com, ComicFrontline.com, Stitcher and iTunes!

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2 comments

  1. Andrew Salmon

    Great to have you guys back!

    I can sum up Batman Vs Superman for ALL fans in one very simple statement:

    Whatever you think of Man of Steel, you’ll have the same reaction to Batman Vs. Superman.

    It really does come down to that. Now follows the rant:

    For the record, I LOVED Man of Steel! And I LOVED Batman Vs Superman! Yes, I hate the Luthor casting. Yes, I don’t like Baffleck as Batman. I don’t like the casting for Wonder Woman. But the movie is long enough that you can skim through the bad parts and WW is WW despite the physical limitations. The characters as created on the page are spot on, interesting, engaging, captivating and the emotion behind their clash is powerful stuff. One has to approach the film with the understanding that the characters are the characters but in a dark place – the modern paranoid, easily offended, over-critical world. Superman is Superman in the movie, it’s the world’s reaction to him that brings him down – he’s not smiling for a REASON. Batman is heading into Rorschach territory, he’s mentally unbalanced for a REASON. His arc in the film is his journey back from paranoid loner to Justice League member.

    There are a lot of things I don’t like about the movie. A LOT! But the characters ARE the characters. They are good people in the modern world, they are shaped by their surroundings and how the world views what they do.

    Batman Vs Superman is one of the best superhero movies I’ve seen to date.

    1. admin

      Thanks, Andrew!

      As for BvS, now that I have seen it, I have to disagree with you on several points. I’ll be giving my thoughts this week in a Chris & Brant Show episode on Comic Frontline, but I wanted to touch a couple of those points here.

      I loved Man of Steel, but I very much didn’t love Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. So I disagree that one invokes the same feelings as the other.

      I also don’t think these were the characters at all, except for Wonder Woman, who was the absolute best part of the film, hands down.

      There was no real motivation for either Batman or Superman. They were nothing more than puppets for a Joker version of Lex Luthor, and stopped fighting when they realized their moms had the same name. That’s just sad.

      This is the worst of the modern era of superhero films I’ve seen to date, except for the Wonder Woman parts. I would honestly rather watch Green Lantern, Spider-Man 3 and X-Men: The Last Stand than this.

      Thanks for sharing your opinion as always, Andrew!

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