The FANtom Zone is a Comic Book Podcast like you’ve never heard before! Join 3 fans as they navigate all things comics -from deep dives to character types!
The FANtom Zone Farewell
Well true believers this is it, after almost 3 years we have reached the end of our time at The FANtom Zone. We wanted to record one last episode to thank all of our wonderful listeners and our amazing supporters.
But fear not! Noah, Kayla, and Jered have other projects and will still be active in the comic book community! Please feel free to join our discord (https://discord.com/invite/A4e38kh) to talk all things comics or to say hi!
Thank you all so so so much!
Here are links to our other projects/where to follow us after The FANtom Zone!
Noah's Podcast: abiteofpod.com
Kayla's Twitter: https://twitter.com/_kaylammiller_?s=20
Jered's YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCImaiwV2O8ijqYqQHPl8FwA
EP87 Deep Dive: Nightwing
Most comic book heroes are based on pre-established tropes or character types. Very few forge their own. But Nightwing, the trailblazing subject of this episode, not only created the mold but broke it twice. Along with creating the model for the superhero sidekick as the first Robin, Dick Grayson emerged from under the Shadow of the Bat, evolving into one of the greatest heroes in contemporary comics. We deep dive into Nightwing's history, his relationships, his villains, & the moments that transformed him from Teen Titan to an independent hero in his own right.
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EP 86 Character Design in Comic Books
Comic books are, it goes without saying, a primarily visual medium. While writers may craft the ideas for our favorite stories, pencilers, inkers, and colorists give these ideas life by rendering them on the page. Perhaps no other aspect of comic art is more crucial to the medium than character design. We discuss the major elements of comic character design and highlight what we believe are the superheroes and villains who have the best looks in comics.
EP85 Wonder Woman 84 Movie Review
Wonder Woman's first film outing lit the box office on fire and raised the quality bar for superhero cinema. We discuss how well Wonder Woman 1984 stacks up to the original. Perfection is a hard act to follow, and this is already garnering a divisive response from audience and critics alike. In this review, we provide a comic fan's perspective of DC's latest silver screen installment and decide whether Wonder Woman 1984 rises above the hate and makes all our nerd dreams come true.
EP84 Deep Dive: Wonder Woman
In comics often time the first is still the best, and the first major woman superhero is no exception. Since her inception Wonder Woman has not only been the premiere female superhero but a first among equals with respect to any of her male Justice League counterparts. Diana of Themyscira is one of those rare comic figures who transcended the medium of comics itself, having risen to the status of a cultural icon representing heroism, equality of the sexes, and the power of women to people all over the world. This episode is our love letter to Wonder Woman, this podcast’s favorite superhero.
EP83 Objects, Artifacts, & Items in Marvel Comics
Christmas is in the air, and sure it’s about peace on Earth and goodwill towards men, but come on, it’s actually about getting cool stuff in your stocking! Well, the Marvel universe has magic hammers, iconic shields, mystical capes, and countless other priceless relics and gizmos in their superpowered toy chest. On this episode, we give you the rundown on all the signature items and hallmark objects we all know and love from the Marvel universe. We also spotlight a few you might not be familiar with, but really should be.
Always makes me laugh!
Not only does this crew have the ultimate comic knowledge, but they share this obsession with humor so non-comic folx like myself can understand it! Keep being awesome - highly recommend!
This podcast is our jam!! The recent deep dive into Catwoman is a fascinating blast. Start there and work your way backward. The conversations are rich, engrossing, warm, and inviting. Too often comic book podcasts can suffer from gatekeeping, but not this one. Just stop reading this review and click subscribe. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy!!
These guys deep dive characters, cover topics and interview people all within the comic medium! They are passionate, have different views and I absolutely LOVE IT! Novice fans and hard core fans will love this! Don’t miss out!