Archive for December, 2012

The Fantasticast: Episode Twenty-Nine – Steve And Andy Throw Their Normal Format Out Of The Window, Choose Some Comics To Review, And Have An Unfeasibly Long Episode Title

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2012 by quizlacey

Episode 29

Hey everybody! We did it! We made it to the end of our first year! Yes, one year ago (give or take a couple of days), the first episode of the show was released. To celebrate our first birthday, we decided to abandon our issue-by-issue format for one episode only, and do a little something special. A podcaster’s choice, if you will. So, we chose an issue each from the entire length and breadth of the Fantastic Four and its related titles, with only one rule – No Stan & Jack.

Andy dove into the mid-1980s and chose the main secondary title from that decade, The Thing, by John Byrne and Ron Wilson. In fact, it’s the second issue of that title, taking a long-overdue look at the early days of Ben and Reed’s friendship and Ben’s first love. Steve chose his very first Fantastic Four comic, the final issue of the legendary run by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo – Fantastic Four #524.

So, join us for two of our very favourite issues. Feel free to tell us about your favourite individual issues of the Fantastic Four by e-mailing us at fantastic4podcast@gmail.com

Listen to the episode below, or click this link to go to the libsyn page for the episode.

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The Fantasticast Episode Twenty-Eight – Bailey’s Iceman Podcast

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , on December 23, 2012 by quizlacey

Episode 28

And… we’re back. Special guest-host Michael Bailey brings to a close his record-breaking run on the Fantasticast by joining Steve and Andrew to cover Strange Tales #120, featuring Iceman from the X-Men. It’s a shorter episode this week, a little pre-Christmas appetiser, if you will.

The audio quality is a bit odd this week. The normal record failed, so we had to use Michael’s backup record. Unfortunately, as Michael was about 4200 miles away from both Steve and Andrew, they sound a bit distorted. Many thanks to Michael for the backup recording – without this, we wouldn’t have an episode! And many thanks to Michael for joining us on the show over the past four episodes. Below is a list of some of his current podcasts – go check them out!

Views From The Longbox

From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast

Bailey’s Batman Podcast

Two True Freaks: Comics Monthly Mondays

PADSmash: An Incredible Hulk Podcast

Radio KAL

Listen to the episode below, or click this link to go to the libsyn page for the episode.

We are now available on Stitcher, both through Stitcher.com and through their app.

Send feeback to the show to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com or through the comments on this blog.

 

The Fantasticast Episode Twenty-Seven – Hulk Goes Home And Plays With His Trains

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2012 by quizlacey

Episode 27

We’re back, and we’re bringing Michael Bailey with us!

Once again, we drag Michael into our business as we sit down and take a look at Fantastic Four #26, featuring the conclusion to the first ever two-part story in the Fantastic Four. Marvel as the Hulk and the Thing carry on punching each other! Be surprised at Reed’s miraculous recovery! Astonish at the Avengers, busting out of their own book and cracking skulls in this one!

A short note: There is a brief exchange of opinions towards the end of the latest episode that is regrettable in light of recent events. No offence was meant by this exchange, and it was certainly not intended as a commentary on these events.

Listen to the episode below, or click this link to go to the libsyn page for the episode.

We are now available on Stitcher, both through Stitcher.com and through their app.

Send feeback to the show to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com or through the comments on this blog.

Strange Tales #102: Atomic Power! 5

Posted in ATOMIC POWER! with tags , , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by quizlacey
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Strange Tales #102, page 5, panels 4-5

Uncredited Writers: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber

Uncredited Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Letterer: Art Simek

I’ll never understand why The Wizard eschewed a career as a noted nuclear engineer and settled on a life of crime and attempting to humiliate a teenage boy. Continue reading

Strange Tales #102: Atomic Power! 4

Posted in ATOMIC POWER! with tags , , , , , , , on December 13, 2012 by quizlacey
Strange Tales #102, page 4, panel 3

Strange Tales #102, page 4, panel 3

Uncredited Writers: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber

Uncredited Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Letterer: Art Simek

I’m not sure we’ve come across anything as crazy as today’s example of Atomic Power. It’s a real favourite of mine. Continue reading

Fantastic Four #8: Reed’s Stretchy Body 13

Posted in Reed's Stretch Body with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by quizlacey
Fantastic Four #8, page 20, panels 5-6

Fantastic Four #8, page 20, panels 5-6

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Letterer: Art Simek

I’ve been reading far ahead in the Fantastic Four (in fact, I’ve just started the first issue of John Byrne’s run), and today’s panel is an example of something that you pretty much assume happens a lot in the book. And yet in 230-odd issues, I’m struggling to remember another instance of when it happened. Continue reading

Fantastic Four #8: Property Damage 9

Posted in Property Damage with tags , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2012 by quizlacey
Fantastic Four #8, page 19, panel 1

Fantastic Four #8, page 19, panel 1

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Letterer: Art Simek

Today’s ever-so-slightly wonky panel shows why the Fantastic Four may not necessarily be the best people to call if a prison riot occurs. Continue reading

Fantastic Four #8: The Humanity Of Benjamin J. Grimm 3

Posted in The Humanity Of Benjamin J. Grimm with tags , , , , , , , on December 10, 2012 by quizlacey
Fantastic Four #8, page 12, panels 3-5

Fantastic Four #8, page 12, panels 3-5

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Letterer: Art Simek

It’s been a while since Ben’s popped back into his human form, so we celebrate today with a twofer: A grand transition from rock to skin, and a handy plot-advancing breaking of mind control! Continue reading

Fantastic Four #8: Flame On 12

Posted in Flame On with tags , , , , , , , on December 9, 2012 by quizlacey
Fantastic Four #8, page 5, panel 1

Fantastic Four #8, page 5, panel 1

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Letterer: Art Simek

So, what do you do if your stretching power gives up mere feet away from a civilian about to jump to his death? Why, you send an impetuous teenage to go and reason with him! Continue reading

The Fantasticast Episode Twenty-Six – Ha! Not So Different After All!

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2012 by quizlacey

Episode 26

We present the 26th episode of The Fantasticast, wrapping up our coverage of the Fantastic Four-related books released in January 1964 – namely Strange Tales #119. The cover dares us by declaring the Rabble Rouser to be ‘strangely different’, and we’re not a podcast to back down from a challenge!

As well as this, we fit in the usual business missing from last week, including the guide to reprints and collections, the British number one, the death of a vagrant, outtakes, and some interesting bits of discussion that didn’t quite fit in anywhere else.

We also welcome back Michael Bailey as our guest-host, and we’d like to apologise for exposing him to the Rabble Rouser.

Listen to the episode below, or click this link to go to the libsyn page for the episode.

We are now available on Stitcher, both through Stitcher.com and through their app.

Send feeback to the show to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com or through the comments on this blog.

 

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