The Fantasticast Episode Fifty: The Gentleman’s Name Is… Niemeyer!


Hello and welcome to the landmark milestone never-to-be-reached-again-unless-we-restart-the-numbering fiftieth episode of The Fantasticast! In case you hadn’t guessed from the title, this week Steve and Andy are joined by veteran podcaster Charlie Niemeyer. Known by some as the host of Charlie’s Geekcast, by others as the host of Superman In The Bronze Age, soon-to-be-known by some as one of the co-hosts on Starman Observatory, Charlie is best known for his four-second appearance in our trailer as Doctor Doom.

This time around, we get to be ridiculously relevant and contemporary. Literally as I write this, Marvel are hosting a liveblog revealing the scope of the upcoming Inhumanity event. Two days, ago, Marvel released a trade paperback collecting this issue and several others, chronicling the origins of The Inhumans. And it all begins here: Issue 44 of The Fantastic Four – The Gentlemen’s Name Is Gorgon. And as if this wasn’t enough, the title welcomes its new regular inker, the legendary Joe Sinnott.

Along the way, we discuss Jack Kirby’s influence on Bruce Timm, the best Golden Age penciller, and realise that just one corpse of Jon M Wilson in our basement isn’t really enough…

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