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Sunday, June 7, 2015

THE FANDOM ZONE 011: "Shadows in the Glass" is Up!


"You get what you deserve.  It's an old saying, one that's survived the years, because it's true.  For the most part, but not for everyone.  Some get more than they deserve, because they believe they aren't like everyone else.  That the rules, the ones people like me and you, the people that work and struggle to live our lives, just live, don't apply to them.  That they can do anything and live happily ever after, while the rest of us suffer.  They do this from the shadows.  Shadows that we cast, with our indifference, with a pervasive lack of interest in anything that doesn't directly affect us, we, in the here and now.  Or maybe it's just the shadow of weariness.  Of how tired we are, struggling to claw our way back to a middle class that no longer exist, because of those who take more than they deserve.  And they keep taking, until all that's left for the rest of us is a memory of how it used to be before the corporations and the bottom line decided we didn't matter anymore.  But we do.  You and I, the people of this city, we still matter.  There's someone in Hell's Kitchen that doesn't share this belief.  He's been among us for quite some time.  You've never heard his name.  You've never seen his face.  He's stayed in the shadows, because men like him, men that want to control our city, our lives, fear the light and what it reveals.  This man must no longer be allowed to operate in the darkness.  If he has nothing to hide, let him step forward."
-- Ben Urich, Daredevil: "Shadows in the Glass"

You've waited long enough, but Karen Lindsay and I are finally back with a new episode of The Fandom Zone Podcast!  

This week's reviews of comics on television include:

Daredevil 1x08 -- "Shadows in the Glass"
iZombie 1x11 -- "Astroburger"

We talk about things like Karen's back issues, my Funko Pop Captain Cold figure, the Kingpin's morning routine vs. Daredevil's morning routine, Karen & Foggy as Matt Murdock's pulse of the city, Matt & Foggy interrogating Daredevil, the Kingpin's protection fail, flashbacks to the Kingpin's childhood, putting a dollar value on years of friendship with someone you're asked to kill, Ho Hos vs. Ding Dongs, wooden baseball bats vs. aluminum bats, Vanessa Fisk in the comics, Wesley's exasperation at the Kingpin and Madame Gao, Young Wilson Fisk's hammer time, how to dispose of a dead body, the explanation of the Kingpin's favorite painting, Batman pointing and laughing at Daredevil, Alison and Donny makin' it rain on Orphan Black, Karen's imaginary devil voice, Looney Tunes shoulder angels and devils, how to poison a zombie, the greatness of TV weatherman Johnny Frost, spoiling The Sixth Sense, ringing toilets, Ravi's zombie rat cure, my defense of Twin Peaks, some comics on TV news, and more!

You can check out the episode HERE and for those of you who use iTunes, we're already available HERE, so please subscribe and rate us! If direct download MP3s are more your thing, you can find those HERE as well. In addition, we have our Fandom Zone show page on Facebook, which you can check out HERE. And we're also on Twitter using the account @FandomZoneCast.

Be sure to come back next week for more on iZombie, and the ninth episode of Daredevil, right here on The Fandom Zone Podcast!

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