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The Fantasticast Episode 163: Marvel Feature #11 – Cry Monster!

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2016 by quizlacey

The Fantasticast Episode 163

Stupid Pile Of Orange Rocks – Hulk Will Smash!

Hello, and welcome to episode 163 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 leaving the Fantastic Four behind this week, and picking up our copies of Marvel Feature #11, the first book to feature the Thing as a solo(ish) star, and the first step on the short road to Marvel Two-In-One. With words by Len Wein and pictures by Jim Starlin, Ben Grimm finds himself fighting against the Incredible Hulk, the Leader, and Kurrgo, Master of Planet X. Or Kurrgo The Twerp. Whichever fits the fuzzy alien the best.

It’s a fast-paced, hard-punching, all-out-action issue, combining the best of Ben’s humour and action with the best of Jim Starlin’s artwork. And this episode isn’t just focusing on this comic, no! We’ve also got a healthy dose of automatic desiccation, some correspondence from the Time Variance Authority, and a spoiler alert: No dinner!

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

The Fantasticast is Patreon supported. Visit www.patreon.com/fantasticast to donate and support us.

The Fantasticast is part of the Flickering Myth Podcast network.

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

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

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The Fantasticast Episode 162: Fantastic Four #138 – Madness Is… The Miracle Man!

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2016 by quizlacey

The Fantasticast Episode 162

Socially Cordial Recaps

Hello, and welcome to episode 162 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 on the show, we’re covering Fantastic Four #138, featuring the return of three beloved characters last seen in the Lee/Kirby era. One is Johnny’s college dorm-mate, Wyatt Wingfoot. Another is Wyatt’s wannabe football coach and interesting plot-dodger, Coach Thorne. And the third is… uh… the Miracle Man.

The Miracle Man and Coach Thorne. Just let those sink in.

It’s not all bad, however, as Alicia experiences minute plot development, Johnny gets a reverse haircut, and Steve and Andy present the latest instalment in their irregular series, How To Speak In A New York Accent.

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

The Fantasticast is Patreon supported. Visit www.patreon.com/fantasticast to donate and support us.

The Fantasticast is part of the Flickering Myth Podcast network.

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

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

The Fantasticast Episode 161: Fantastic Four #137 – Rumble On Planet 3

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , on January 9, 2016 by quizlacey

The Fantasticast Episode 161

This FOOM Is On Fire

Hello, and welcome to episode 137 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 bringing to a conclusion the story of the Shaper of the Worlds and the 1950s throwback world that the Fantastic Four have found themselves trapped in. If it seems like this week’s episode doesn’t quite match up with last week’s, that’s just our attempt to recreate these comics in podcast form! Just don’t ask us where Planet 3 is.

We’ve got plenty of forced intergenerational conflict, self-proclaimed male chauvinism, multiple no-prizes, Burt – the glorious sound of battle, and important Red Ghost news. Yes, such a thing exists. All this and more, on this week’s Fantasticast.

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

The Fantasticast is Patreon supported. Visit www.patreon.com/fantasticast to donate and support us.

The Fantasticast is part of the Flickering Myth Podcast network.

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

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

The Fantasticast Episode 160: Fantastic Four #136 – Rock Around The Cosmos

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2016 by quizlacey

The Fantasticast Episode 160

Legs vs Cubes

Hello, and welcome to episode 160 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 back! 2016 is here and we’re kicking things off with our coverage of Fantastic Four #136, by Gerry Conway and John Buscema. What do you get when you cross a poorly-defined 1950s nostalgist with the Shaper of Worlds? Why, it’s a dystopian reality where laser-guitar biker gangs battle against old people! All this, plus a spirited debate on the virtues of legs vs cubes, the ballad of Slugger Johnson, and we open our paradoxical Christmas present!

This week, we’re launching our Patreon campaign, to help us fund the next stages in the life of the podcast. Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows supporters to donate on an ongoing basis. We have lots of things we’d like to do, but we do need some financial help with this. Check out our Patreon page for further details.

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

The Fantasticast is Patreon supported. Visit www.patreon.com/fantasticast to donate and support us.

The Fantasticast is part of the Flickering Myth Podcast network.

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

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

The Fantasticast Patreon Campaign

Posted in Podcast with tags , on January 1, 2016 by quizlacey

Introducing The Fantasticast’s Patreon Campaign!

Hi, we are Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland, and we are the hosts of The Fantasticast, a podcast guide to the Fantastic Four from the beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics. We aim to work our way through each issue of The Fantastic Four week by week, along with the various spin-off titles, guest appearances, cameos, and more.

We’ve been producing the show for the past four years, and over 150-odd episodes we’ve gone from 1961 to 1973, taking in every issue and annual of the Fantastic Four, every Human Torch story from Strange Tales, and a whole bunch of cameos and guest-appearances in titles including Marvel Team-Up, The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man. As we move into 2016, we’ll be expanding our coverage to include Marvel Two-In-One, as well as continuing to chronicle every appearance of Marvel’s first family across the mid-1970s.

The Fantasticast is free to listen to, and we have no intention of changing that. However, after four years, we’ve realised that we need some help to move the show on to the next level, and that’s where we’re hoping that you might come in.

We’d like your help to cover our immediate costs, namely hosting the show, before looking to fund upgrades for the show. We’d like to consolidate our podcast site with our blog into one website. We’d love to upgrade our equipment. We absolutely want to send some money in the direction of those who provide for the show out of generosity, especially our episode cover designer, Sam.

We’re not asking for a lot, but if you can send something our way, we’d be very grateful. We’re hoping to give you something in return – we have plans for special Patreon backer-only content that will enable you to feel superior to other podcast listeners – whilst making The Fantasticast better than ever. Please head on over to our Patreon site to see details of the pledge levels and reward tiers.

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