Archive for January, 2015

The Fantasticast Episode 116: Fantastic Four #101 – Bedlam In The Baxter Building

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2015 by quizlacey

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Hello, and welcome to episode 116 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

It’s time to take a look at the penultimate Jack Kirby-penciled issue of the Fantastic Four, issue #101. The Maggia have their eyes on the Baxter Building, and will stop at nothing, including murder, to get their hands on the contents of Reed’s laboratory. It’s a small but effective tale, and a late burst of quality from these final issues.

And if it’s quality that you like, then you’ll barely tolerate the existence of Amazing Adventures #1. The Inhumans are given their own solo strip for the second time, and Jack’s been allowed to write and pencil. Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a muddled mess, with inappropriate colouring and heavy inking doing their best to drown Kirby’s work.

We’re also taking the time to plug a kickstarter for an audio SF comedy series called Ray Gunn and Starburst. Written by Holly Rose, and featuring the voice of Fantasticast guest-host David Wynne, this is a fun project. Check out the kickstarter and help Holly get the funding at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/703821617/ray-gunn-and-starburst

Click on this link to go to the libsyn page for this episode, or listen below.

Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or at fantasticflameon.wordpress.com. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast

Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

The Fantasticast: Episode 115.5 – Fantastic Four Trailer Midweek Minisode

Posted in Podcast with tags on January 28, 2015 by quizlacey

Hello, and welcome to a special midweek minisode of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

It’s finally here. An official trailer for this year’s Fantastic Four film. Even the best of expectations were low for this, following lots of silence from the studio, some unfortunate mis-speaking from the cast, and lots of rumours.

In this special episode, Steve and Andy are joined by Micheal Leyland to discuss the trailer, their reactions to it, and some notable observations that have been made. We discuss the influences of Ultimate Fantastic Four, and Andy gets very distracted by Philip Glass.

Click on this link to go to the libsyn page for this episode, or listen below.

Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or at fantasticflameon.wordpress.com. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast

Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk

The Fantasticast Episode 115: Fantastic Four #100 – The Long Journey Home

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , on January 24, 2015 by quizlacey

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Generic Quote Regarding Anniversaries

Hello, and welcome to episode 115 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week, we’re covering Fantastic Four #100, Jack Kirby’s antepenultimate issue of the Fantastic Four and the first Marvel anniversary issue. Nowadays, Marvel celebrate an anniversary at the drop of a hat (did we really need a 25th issue anniversary celebration for All New X-Men?), but in 1970, this was the first time a milestone was celebrated.

You know that old saying about learning to walk before you can run? Well…

Click on this link to go to the libsyn page for this episode, or listen below.

Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or at fantasticflameon.wordpress.com. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast

Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

The Fantasticast: The End Of Lee/Kirby

Posted in Podcast with tags on January 18, 2015 by quizlacey
The King

Jack Kirby

Hey folks, we need your help.

We’re fast approaching the end of Jack Kirby’s 102-issue run as penciller for The Fantastic Four, and we’re planning something a little special to commemorate the conclusion of his tenure on the book. We’ll be producing a special episode, immediately after our coverage of Fantastic Four #102. We’ll be taking a look at Fantastic Four: The Lost Adventure, and taking a look at the Lee/Kirby era as a whole.

And this is where you come in.

As well as our musings and ramblings, we’d like to hear from you. We’d like to know your thoughts and opinions on the Lee/Kirby era, your highlights, lowlights, surprises and favourite moments.

Please e-mail these to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com. If you’re feeling brave, you could record an mp3 of your feedback for us. Due to time constraints, please keep your feedback to a couple of paragraphs or about 90 seconds of audio, to ensure that we can include as much as possible.

We’re planning to record on February 3rd at 19:00 GMT, so please get your feedback in before then.

Steve and Andy.

The Fantasticast Episode 114: Fantastic Four #99 – The Torch Goes Wild

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2015 by quizlacey

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Oh, The Inhumanity

Hello, and welcome to episode 114 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week sees Steve and Andy tackle Fantastic Four #99, Jack Kirby’s preantepenultimate issue of the title. There’s a new Inhumans strip in the offing, so Kirby’s treasured creations make their final appearance under his pen in the Fantastic Four. Johnny’s got all hot-headed (pun!) and the rest of the team have to get to him before he destroys the Inhumans. Why? I can’t explain.

We also take a very brief look at how the Fantastic Four help SHIELD defend against an attack by the Silver Surfer in Silver Surfer #17. And, for extra fun, we both decide to answer the 1970 Marvel Readers’ Survey as featured in this month’s Bullpen Bulletins.

Click on this link to go to the libsyn page for this episode, or listen below.

Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or at fantasticflameon.wordpress.com. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast

Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

The Fantasticast Episode 113: Fantastic Four #98 – Mystery On The Moon

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , on January 10, 2015 by quizlacey

FF 113 Cover

How Not To Celebrate The Moon Landing

Hello, and welcome to episode 113 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

We kick off our journey through 2015 with Fantastic Four #98, a celebration of the first landing on the Moon. Ish. There’s a Kree Sentry, a mysterious island, something dormant beneath the surface of the moon, and Neil Armstrong’s foot. And if this sounds like a mash-up of Doctor Who’s Kill The Moon and The Impossible Astronaut… well… that’s just a coincidence!

We’re not sure what sort of comic ended up being produced, to be honest. Join us and see if you can make up your mind.

Click on this link to go to the libsyn page for this episode, or listen below.

Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or below. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast

Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

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