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The Fantasticast Episode 140: Marvel Team-Up #1 – Have Yourself A Sandman Little Christmas

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2015 by quizlacey

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A Very Sandman History

Hello, and welcome to episode 140 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 branching away from The Fantastic Four to cover the first issue of the iconic team up book from Marvel, Marvel Team-Up. The Human Torch and Spider-Man teaming up to stop the Sandman from… er… anyway. Roy Thomas and Ross Andru team up to bring you this titanic team up.

And they’re not the only ones! To celebrate the launch of this title, we’ve teamed up with Avengers Inspirations and New 52 Adventures of Superman host (and past guest host for The Fantasticast) Jon M. Wilson. Together, we discuss bungalows, explore continuity and nitpicks, index the official indexes, and uncover the secret history of Misty Knight.

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 136: Fantastic Four #120 – The Horror That Walks On Air

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 11, 2015 by quizlacey

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Andy’s Astonishing Agatha Adoration

Hello, and welcome to episode 136 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, it’s the return of our fearless leader to the Fantastic Four. Face front,, frantic one – Stan Lee’s back to write Fantastic Four #120. And he’s brought with him a whole load of original ideas, and definitely hasn’t written a story with more than a few parallels with a classic issue of the Fantastic Four. Gabriel The Air Walker has arrived to… er… and the Fantastic Four have to… er… It’s time for Plant T – T for Taunt!

As well as this, we have one of Steve’s favourite number one singles of all time, and after weeks of teasing, we reveal exactly what we’ll be doing in our special episodes across the rest of July and early August.

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.

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 135: Fantastic Four #119 – Three Stood Alone!

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , on July 4, 2015 by quizlacey

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Reed Richards vs Skype Latency

Hello, and welcome to episode 135 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This time around, it’s an episode full of firsts. Future Fantastic Four writer Roy Thomas contributes to the book for the first time, scripting the first-ever fill-in issue of the Fantastic Four, a blisteringly good take on the issue of racism. It’s the first issue of the book to feature the new Fantastic Four logo, and this is the first episode of the show to feature Sam Savage’s adaptation of that logo on the episode cover. It’s the first appearance of a new Marvel hero – The Black Leopard! And it’s the first appearance of AUNTIE… OK, not all the firsts are that notable!

As well as this, we’re teasing some special episodes in our immediate future, celebrating the best of Brummie rock, encountering a suprise guest-villain, participating in The World’s First Grant Morrison Impression Showdown, discovering who wins in Steve vs Andy vs Comics vs Racism, and meeting a bunch of brickies dressed up like women. All this, and more, in our coverage of Fantastic Four #119.

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 134: Fantastic Four #118 – Thunder In The Ruins

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

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Undoing The Incursions

Hello, and welcome to episode 134 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 taking a look at Fantastic Four #118, as Johnny Storm tries to undo Crystal’s  brainwashing, Diablo plays with his chemicals, and Ben Grimm takes a journey to Earth-A, where everyone looks like Reed, except… Reed? We’re also taking a look at Sub-Mariner #45. I say we… does anyone have anything they want to confess?

We’re also taking a look at Dan Slott’s greatest achievement, and… other fun things, but I forgot to take notes, so I’m just desperately filling space here. So, that Game of Thrones, huh? Boy, words are hard to think of…

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 133: Fantastic Four #117 – The Flame And The Quest

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2015 by quizlacey

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Expository Pyjamas

Hello, and welcome to episode 133 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

Much like Breaking Bad, this episode of the Fantasticast is all about Crystal (I apologise for that terrible joke). Fantastic Four #117 starts the search for Johnny Storm’s true love, with Archie Goodwin and John Buscema weaving a globe-trotting, Thing-scaring tale. We’re also looking at Sub-Mariner #44, where an evil hippie-burning Johnny Storm helps Namor against Llyra and Tiger-Shark. Finally, we’ve a brief peek at a few panels of Avengers #94, a true turning point in the Kree-Skrull War.

As well as all this goodness, we present The Adventures of the Cul-De-Sac Crew, the greatest unintended consequence of Secret Wars, and Bagpuss in cosplay. As for what happens when Rita Repulsa meets the Sub-Mariner… you won’t believe what happens next!

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, but more importantly, head over to www.elementalmicah.com where Mike’s creator-owned comic, Elemental Micah, is currently available on a pay-what-you-want basis!

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

The Fantasticast Episode 132: Fantastic Four #116 – The Enemy… The Ally… And Armageddon!

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2015 by quizlacey

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Doom Shall Lead Them

Hello, and welcome to episode 132 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, Steve and Andy present a giant-sized episode, covering Fantastic Four #116 and Avengers #93 – both oversized, 25c special issues. In FF #116, the Over-Mind saga concludes with a shocking plot twist completely spoiled by the cover. Aganst all odds, the Over-Mind finally presents an interesting and formidable threat to the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom, and the entire planet. Here’s hoping a deus ex machina doesn’t resolve this plot…

We’re also looking at Avengers #93, which doesn’t feature any members of the Fantastic Four. It doesn, however, feature some utterly astonishing artwork from Neal Adams and Tom Palmer, as well as the deadliest cows ever seen in a Marvel comic. And when the only other notable cow in the Marvel Universe is Bova, that doesn’t mean much.

Presented by gross, bumbling idiots and fumble-witted fools, this episode features Johnny Storm vs the pit from The Dark Knight Rises, an examination of Agatha Harkness’s mutant ability to remove agency from the Fantastic Four, and the greatest entrance to date of Doctor Doom.

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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 131: Fantastic Four #115 – The Secret Of The Eternals

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , on June 6, 2015 by quizlacey

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Planet Of The Moderately-Trained Baristas

Hello, and welcome to episode 131 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

The saga of the Over-Mind trundles on, with an extended origin flashback for the villain in Fantastic Four #115. Stan Lee’s on holiday, so we welcome Awesome Archie Goodwin as scripter for the Fantastic Four for the next few issues. Steve fails to do an interview, Secret Wars II continues (sort of) in this podcast, and the true origins of Parallax are revealed.

To help us through this issue, we are proud to welcome fellow podcaster W. Blaine Dowler to the show. You may know Blaine from his e-mails to the show, from his podcasts covering the X-Files or comic book science, but you should definitely know him from his Unofficial 75 Greatest Marvels podcast, available at bureau42.com – go check it out, as both Andy and Steve have made guest appearances over there.

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.

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