Archive for July, 2015

The UK Podcast Awards – 5 Hours To Go

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

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We want your help, and there’s just a few hours left to give it!

The UK Podcast Directory is running the first UK Podcasters Awards, to be awarded at New Media Europe in September. We’re up for nomination in the ‘Games and Hobbies’ category, and we would really like your help to get us nominated.

Simply head over the The Fantasticast’s page at the UK Podcast Directory, and click the ‘nominate’ button. You’ll need to provide an e-mail address, or verify yourself via Facebook or Google. As you can only nominate once per day between now and the end of July, there’s only a few hours left to make a difference

We’d love the opportunity to stand amongst our peers, and who knows, we might even do well out of it! Please do head over and vote for us. There’s only a few hours left…

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The UK Podcast Awards – 3 Days To Go

Posted in Podcast with tags on July 29, 2015 by quizlacey

FF Banner New

We want your help, and there’s just 3 days left to give it!

The UK Podcast Directory is running the first UK Podcasters Awards, to be awarded at New Media Europe in September. We’re up for nomination in the ‘Games and Hobbies’ category, and we would really like your help to get us nominated.

Simply head over the The Fantasticast’s page at the UK Podcast Directory, and click the ‘nominate’ button. You’ll need to provide an e-mail address, or verify yourself via Facebook or Google. The really cool thing is that you can nominate once per day between now and the closing date, which is the end of July.

We’d love the opportunity to stand amongst our peers, and who knows, we might even do well out of it! Please do head over and vote for us. Then come back tomorrow and vote again. And again on Friday!

The UK Podcasters Awards – 5 Days To Go

Posted in Podcast with tags on July 27, 2015 by quizlacey

FF Banner New

We want your help, and there’s just 5 days left to give it!

The UK Podcast Directory is running the first UK Podcasters Awards, to be awarded at New Media Europe in September. We’re up for nomination in the ‘Games and Hobbies’ category, and we would really like your help to get us nominated.

Simply head over the The Fantasticast’s page at the UK Podcast Directory, and click the ‘nominate’ button. You’ll need to provide an e-mail address, or verify yourself via Facebook or Google. The really cool thing is that you can nominate once per day between now and the closing date, which is the end of July.

We’d love the opportunity to stand amongst our peers, and who knows, we might even do well out of it! Please do head over and vote for us. Then come back tomorrow and vote again. And again. And again!

The Fantasticast Episode 138: Steve And Andy Fan-Splain The FF Again

Posted in Podcast with tags , on July 26, 2015 by quizlacey

The Fantasticast Episode 138 (300)

Because It’s About Time Someone Did Again!

Hello, and welcome to episode 138 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

We’re taking a break from our usual format this week to take a look back, in the second of three special episodes to celebrate the release of the new Fantastic Four movie. In the style of the rather wonderful Rachel and Miles X-Plain The X-Men, we’re taking look back at issues 52-120 and annuals 4-6 of The Fantastic Four.

Starting with the Black Panther and ending with Gabriel, The Air Walker it’s a breakneck romp through the origins of the Marvel Universe. Featuring Doctor Doom’s finest moments, the development of the Negative Zone, the birth of Franklin Richards, the introduction of Annihilus, and the Creature From The Black Lagoon. Well, they can’t all be winners…

Featuring podcaster and friend-of-the-show Michael Bailey as ‘Digits’ – check out his shows From Crisis To Crisis: A Superman Podcast and Views From The Longbox!

Rachel and Miles X-Plain The X-Men is an awesome show, with artwork by former guest-host David Wynne, and can be found at rachelandmiles.com

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.

Strange Tales #123: Flamin’ ‘Eck 47

Posted in Flamin' 'Eck with tags , , , , , , , on July 24, 2015 by quizlacey
Strange Tales #123, page 8, panel 7

Strange Tales #123, page 8, panel 7

Fantasticast Four #29:

Written by: Stan Lee (‘Nuff Said)

Illustrated by: Carl Burgos (Who was first to draw The Torch, way back in the Golden Age of Comics)

Inked by: Darlin’ Dick Ayers

Lettered by: Smilin’ Sam Rosen

We’re currently recording episodes covering Fantastic Four comics from 1972. Strange Tales is long-gone, and despite the wildly inconsistent quality of Stan Lee’s writing during his brief return to the title, a lot of the tropes from the early days of the Fantastic Four are no longer relevant. Whilst I may miss the ridiculous usage of asbestos, I really don’t miss the implausible uses of Johnny’s powers.

Thankfully nothing in the Air Walker saga is as insane as Johnny deciding to wrap The Beetle in a blanket made of fire to heat him up as opposed to, say, just hurling fire at him. Nice to see that the colouring appears to have been done in felt-tip as well…

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #123 on our thirty-second episode: Now With Genuine People Personalities

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/ffcast/FF_Episode_32.mp3]

We are eligible for nomination in the first UK Podcasters Award, in the Games & Hobbies category. Across the month of July, you can visit http://ukpodcasters.com/directory/podcast/the-fantasticast/ and click the nominate button. You can nominate us once per day between now and the end of the month, and we would be very grateful if you would be able to do this.

Strange Tales #123: It’s… ASBESTOS 29

Posted in It's... ASBESTOS!!! with tags , , , , , , , on July 22, 2015 by quizlacey
Strange Tales #123, page 7, panel 4

Strange Tales #123, page 7, panel 4

Fantasticast Four #29:

Written by: Stan Lee (‘Nuff Said)

Illustrated by: Carl Burgos (Who was first to draw The Torch, way back in the Golden Age of Comics)

Inked by: Darlin’ Dick Ayers

Lettered by: Smilin’ Sam Rosen

Ah, asbestos. It seems more appropriate that this should be the feature of our 500th post at this site. It’s also one of the more appropriate uses of asbestos. The Beetle is very much a Human Torch villain at this stage in his career, and his suit is designed for combat with our fiery hero. If anyone could sensibly work asbestos into a functional and practical part of his armour, it’s Abner Jenkins, one of the Marvel universe’s most underrated engineers.

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #123 on our thirty-second episode: Now With Genuine People Personalities

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/ffcast/FF_Episode_32.mp3]

We are eligible for nomination in the first UK Podcasters Award, in the Games & Hobbies category. Across the month of July, you can visit http://ukpodcasters.com/directory/podcast/the-fantasticast/ and click the nominate button. You can nominate us once per day between now and the end of the month, and we would be very grateful if you would be able to do this.

Strange Tales #123: Flamin’ ‘Eck 46

Posted in Flamin' 'Eck with tags , , , , , , on July 20, 2015 by quizlacey
Strange Tales #123, page 6, panel 3

Strange Tales #123, page 6, panel 3

Fantasticast Four #29:

Written by: Stan Lee (‘Nuff Said)

Illustrated by: Carl Burgos (Who was first to draw The Torch, way back in the Golden Age of Comics)

Inked by: Darlin’ Dick Ayers

Lettered by: Smilin’ Sam Rosen

It was a bit hard to work out where this one was going. The Beetle decides to defend himself against the Thing’s wall-based attack by picking up a pot of hot soup, which was casually simmering away, and hurling it at Ben. Johnny decides to step in and, instead of evaporating the soup with his flame, he instead chooses to absorb the heat from the water, making it cold.

It’s an unusual choice, and depicted poorly by Burgos. Is that soup, or is it lava? Is it heading for Johnny, to extinguish his flame, or to Ben, to presumably burn him? Either way, battling against a vat of Campbell’s Condensed hardly makes for one of the most riveting Human Torch battles.

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #123 on our thirty-second episode: Now With Genuine People Personalities

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/ffcast/FF_Episode_32.mp3]

We are eligible for nomination in the first UK Podcasters Award, in the Games & Hobbies category. Across the month of July, you can visit http://ukpodcasters.com/directory/podcast/the-fantasticast/ and click the nominate button. You can nominate us once per day between now and the end of the month, and we would be very grateful if you would be able to do this.

 

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