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12: 4-Panel Vol. 2 Issue 12 - Daredevil Season 3

11/12/2018
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4-Panel returns for another white-hot blast of comic chat. This week Andrew, Mick, and Rob talk about Season 3 of Netflix's Daredevil with a side order of the future of the characters we've come to love in this street-level MCU. Although it's not cinematic, so Marvel Televisual Universe? Netflix Universe? Whatever you call it, we talk about it. Then, in the back half of the show, we get down and dirty with the comics we've been reading them. Well, we talk about them, there's nothing dirty...

Duration:01:04:50

11: 4-Panel Vol. 2 Issue 11 - Halloween Free Comic Book Day 2018

11/5/2018
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Welcome to the latest episode of 4-Panel with Andrew, Mick and Rob, and yes, it is another Halloween Special. Hey, if Christmas ads can start on November 1st, we can have two Halloween Specials. Yeah... This time, we cover a lot of the free Halloween comics (from Geek Corner, Stockton-on-Tees). This includes - takes deep breath - Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight , Danger Doll: Earth, Hellboy: B.R.P.D. 1953, Lady Mechanika, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe, Shibuya Goldfish, Thor: Road to war...

Duration:01:05:45

10: 4-Panel Vol. 2 Issue 10 - Some Spooky Horror Comics

10/29/2018
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It's Halloween, so we're using that as an excuse to talk about some spooky scary comics and manga. There are plenty of suggestions for the discerning horror and supernatural fan including little known Eric Powell's Hillbilly from Albatross Comics (which Producer Rob covered many moons ago), Mike Mignola's Hellboy and B.P.R.D., the works of Junji Ito (Comics Sage Andrew's go-to horror mangaka), Kazuo Umezu's Drifting Classroon, Katsuhiro Otomo's Domu: A Child's Dream, Neil Gaiman's Sandman,...

Duration:01:10:35

9: 4-Panel Vol.2, Issue 9 - Who is Bullseye?

10/22/2018
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It's time for another episode of 4-Panel, so join Andrew (Comics Sage), Mick (Old Man Comics), and Producer Rob as they investigate the history of the latest villain to go up against Daredevil as the Netflix series enters its third season. So who is Bullseye? Suffice to say that he's a bad, bad man - as the gang quickly find out ... After that it's time for our featured comics and manga which this week include World War Hulk II, the first volume of the Eternal Edition of Naoko Takeuchi's...

Duration:01:09:40

8: 4-Panel Vol. 2, Issue 8 - What Makes a Good Crossover Event?

10/16/2018
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If you've been reading comics for long enough you'll have the first-hand experience of cross-over events, ranging from the good (The Infinity Gauntlet, Crisis on Infinite Earths), the strange (Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad), the bad (Civil War II), and the truly awful (Secret Empire). Join the Comics Sage (Andrew), Old Man Comics (Mick), and Producer Rob for an adventure with where worlds, and even realities, collide. After that serious discussion devolves into the usual chuckling at...

Duration:01:20:08

7: 4-Panel Vol. 2, Issue 7 - Who is Venom?

10/8/2018
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4-Panel - your friendly, neighbourhood comic-book and manga show - floats into town once more like a … erm … podcast, in the wind. This week the Comics Sage (Andrew), Old Man Comics (Mick), and Producer Rob venture into the confused history of Venom in its many, many guises - just in time for the release of the movie starring Tom Hardy. After that it's time for our featured comics and manga, which this week are The Suit by Dennis Calero, The Silent Invasion: Red Shadows by Larry Hancock...

Duration:01:10:01

5: 4-Panel Vol. 2, Issue 6 - Mature Comics on a 'Serious' Podcast

10/1/2018
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It's time for another episode of everyone's favourite comics and manga podcast, so join the Comics Sage (Andrew), Old Man Comics (Mick), and Producer Rob as they discuss the good, the bad, and the sometimes particularly ugly realm of "mature" comics - which does not mean porn! When should a comic or manga be labelled "mature"? What topics or themes would it include? Welcome to a "serious" house of "serious" comics on a "serious" podcast. After that it's back to business as usual with some...

Duration:01:04:31

5: 4-Panel Vol. 2, Issue 5 - Who is Captain Marvel?

9/25/2018
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While Producer Rob trudges back from the realm of video games in the midlands that he voluntarily got trapped in, it's up to the Comics Sage (Andrew), and Old Man Comics (Mick), to run the show, so after a discussion about the trailer for Captain Marvel they explore the history of the character - from the original blond-haired, blue-eyed very-much male Kree warrior Mar-Vell to the current human female iteration (and apparently closet fascist if Civil War II is anything to go by), of Carol...

Duration:00:56:35

4: 4-Panel Vol. 2, Issue 4 - Comic-Book Video Games and Vice Versa

9/18/2018
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After being inspired by the barnstorming success of the recently released Spider-Man on the PS4, Andrew and Producer Rob decided to have a chat about video games based on comics and superheroes, and why the reverse is becoming more prominent in recent years. Seriously, the new Spider-Man game is that good. That said, this is not a video games podcast - we'll leave it to Press X to deal with that particular pastime. This is a comics and manga podcast which means, as always, that we also...

Duration:01:05:06

3: 4-Panel Vol. 2, Issue 3 - Feat. Hawkeye, The Winter Soldier, and much more...

9/10/2018
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**Club Med for Mutants** Sometimes you can accumulate too many comics, manga and graphic novels, and when that happens then it's time for a good old-fashioned blowout, so join Andrew, Rob and Producer Rob for a special episode where there's a little less conversation and a little more action. So what's in store on this episode that's chock-full of graphic literature goodness? There's *inhales* Tales of Suspense Featuring Hawkeye and The Winter Soldier, Rogue & Gambit: Ring of Fire, Legion:...

Duration:00:55:49

2: 4-Panel Vol. 2, Issue 2 - The Fantastic Four in the MCU?

9/3/2018
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All-new (yet still somehow same-old), 4-Panel returns and this week Comic's Sage Andrew joins Producer Rob to continue their discussion from the previous episode, but this time the focus is on The Fantastic Four. What will the MCU version look like, when could Marvel's first family finally fight alongside the Avengers and The Guardians of the Galaxy, and who could possibly play the roles of Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben? Conjectures abound as our hosts postulate the possibilities before coming...

Duration:00:56:17

1: 4-Panel Vol. 2, Issue 1 - X-Men in the MCU

8/27/2018
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Yes, you read that right. This really is the first episode of the second season of 4-Panel, which means we've completed what may be the longest first season in podcast history. Now that we're in a new series you can expect some teeny, tiny differences here and there … Kicking things off this week, Andrew and Producer Rob discuss what the X-Men might look like once they finally join the MCU while offering up a few ideas of their own - which leads to some some interesting possibilities....

Duration:01:07:12

151: 4-Panel 151 - Doctor Who: Land of the Blind // Infinity Gauntlet...

8/13/2018
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**The Monkeys Have Unionised?** The Prodigal Mick rejoins Andrew and Producer Rob for this week's episode of the comics and manga podcast that can only be spoken about in hushed whispers (preferably somewhere reasonably deserted and covered in heavy fog). So what's in store for these agents of graphic literature mayhem? Well, there's casting news for both the Batwoman movie, Daredevil's arch-nemesis Bullseye will make the jump to TV as well, the live-action adaptation of Ys: The Last Man...

Duration:01:08:22

150: 4-Panel 150 - Malika Warrior Queen // Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1955

8/6/2018
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**Venom's Killer Joke Book** It's our 150th episode and you'd expect us to have organised something grand to commemorate this landmark episode ... Nope, you must be thinking of another podcast. This is 4-Panel, and long-time listeners will know that we never have a plan. What we do have is an Andrew and a Producer Rob who discuss the latest trailer for Venom and how the Disney purchase of Fox will affect properties like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. After that we move on to the main...

Duration:00:55:48

149: 4-Panel 149 - Hellboy // Wolverine // Ant-Man // Star Wars // ...

7/30/2018
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**Hellboy's Lucha Libre Holiday** The comics and manga merry-go-round returns for more shenanigans, and this week things have been happening! Kicking things off this week is the news that James Gunn has been fired from Disney Marvel as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for tweets he made years ago that they already knew about and that he'd already apologised for - make of that what you will. In other news, Chelsea Cain returns to Marvel for a new Vision series, and also teams up...

Duration:01:10:12

148: 4-Panel 148 - Doctor Strange // To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts // Thanos // ...

7/24/2018
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**Special Werewolf Chocolate** It's time for your weekly trip into the confusing and argumentative wonderland of comics and manga, so join Andrew and Producer Rob as they drag the other Rob along for another 4-Panel outing. So what's been happening lately? Well, Duncan Jones is planning to dip into the pages of 2000 A.D. to make a Rogue Trooper movie, there's news about Spider-Man: Far From Home, This week, on our comics and manga podcast, we talk about Duncan Jones planning a Rogue Trooper...

Duration:01:04:15

147: 4-Panel 147 - Sherlock Frankenstein // Jenny Finn // Golosseum // ...

7/16/2018
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**The Creeper in my Sock drawer** This week on our friendly neighbourhood comics and manga podcast, Andrew and Producer Rob are joined by the other Rob (yes, we know it's going to get rather confusing). It's a rather sombre opening this week as the gang remember the work of the legendary Steve Ditko, with time enough for a chat about the second season of Netflix's Luke Cage before it's time to dig into the big pile of comics and manga. So what did we fish out from that magical heap of words...

Duration:01:04:08

146: 4-Panel 146 - Wotakoi // Moon Knight // Vinland Saga // ...

7/9/2018
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**Captain Harlock’s Synth Pop Album** After a week off it's time for the phoenix-like return of Andrew and Producer Rob as 4-Panel rides again! So, after a collective and half-hearted "Yeehaa" our the dastardly dashing dynamic duo dissect Kevin Feige's news dump during the Ant-Man press tour before they find out what the DC universe has in store for everyone going forward. We also have the worst news ever (again), but this time it's in relation to bloodsucking Eurotrash and man who doesn't...

Duration:01:04:21

145: 4-Panel 145 - Return to Planet Hulk // Milk & Cheese // Spirits Of Vengeance // ...

6/25/2018
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**Beware of the Bizarro-Dorkin** It's time for another bout of hot comics and manga action, but before Andrew and Producer Rob start wallowing in their piles of graphic literature there just enough time to have a chat about Iron Fist headlining Marvel’s presentation at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Netflix saving Lucifer from cancellation (and thereby potentially proving that they are in fact satanists), DC's new streaming and online comics services, the fact that Superman IV’s Nuclear...

Duration:01:03:36

144: 4-Panel 144 - Venom // The Runaways // Darth Vader // ...

6/18/2018
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**Tango & Cash in SPAAAAACE!** Your weekly guide to all things comics and manga is back for another folly-filled episode, so join Andrew and Producer Rob as they investigate Batman: White Knight - which will apparently feature the first nude Joker and Harley sex scene (urk. Sorry, we kind of threw up in our mouths a bit there), along with the birth of DC's "sexy" new Black Label line. After that somewhat harrowing start we find out that Marvel are bringing back The Unstoppable Wasp and...

Duration:00:55:57