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The Fantasticast Episode 93: Fantastic Four Annual #6 – Let There Be Life

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2014 by quizlacey

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Ambush Bug In Judge Dredd’s Clothing

It’s a giant-sized episode of The Fantasticast for a giant-sized issue of the Fantastic Four. Annual #6 features the first appearance of the classic villain Annihilus, as well as the birth of Franklin Richards. To celebrate these milestones, Steve and Andy have invited a special guest onto the show – Al Kennedy, of the House To Astonish podcast.

Together, we examine the most in-depth exploration of the Negative Zone to date; pick holes in 1960s natal care, discover The Adventures of Night Optometrist, explore the etymology of Annihilus, take up residence in the Arenas of Crochet and Cribbage, listen to Anihilus Sings Barry White, play Star In A Reasonably Priced Fantasticar, and get the only Acrobat update  you’ll ever need to receive.

Don’t forget to answer out Listener Question – Are you currently reading Fantastic Four, and why?

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

The Fantasticast Episode Fifty-Three: Sue’s Inappropriate Haircut

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2013 by quizlacey

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When would be the least-appropriate time to get a haircut? 10 minutes before you’re expected to walk up the aisle? Halfway through the Mens 100m Olympic final? Or on board a plane zooming halfway around the world, chasing a myserious super-powered being who has kidnapped another mysterious super-powered being and who may very well turn against mankind?

Well, the Fantasticast is here to reveal this answer. Steve and Andy get to grips with Fantastic Four #47, as the saga of the Inhumans steps up yet another level. The Royal Family is back together, we go to Attilan tfor the first time, and we meet Maximus – but is he Magnificent or Mad?

Don’t forget to let us know your favourite under-rated Fantastic Four stories!

Listen to the episode below, or click this link to go to the libsyn page for the episode.

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Send feedback to the show to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com or through the comments on this blog.

The Fantasticast Episode Thirty-Nine: Amazing Spider-Man Classic

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2013 by quizlacey

 

Yes, it’s been a few weeks. I’ve been busy, putting together a series of interviews from May’s London MCM Comic-Con for the 20 Minute Longbox, turning 30, and meeting Joss Whedon, Neil Gaiman and turning 30 all in the space of one fantastically geeky week. I’m behind on linking recent episodes, so I’m going to use the next few days to catch the blog up to date with this weekend’s episode, before returning to the grind of chronicling every single usage of Flame On, It’s Clobberin’ Time, and more.

First up, an episode of the show that featured no issue of Fantastic Four or Strange Tales…

Episode 39

Today, we throw the rules out of the window and staunchly refuse to read any issue of Fantastic Four or Strange Tales. Instead, guided by editors notes, we attempt to put the comics cover-dated February 1965 into some sort of continuity order.

So, we start with Amazing Spider-Man #21, co-featuring The Human Torch. It’s a three-way smackdown between Johnny Storm, Peter Parker, and Abner Jenkins. You know, The Beetle! We then briefly head over to Avengers #13 to see how the Four deal with the plans of Count Nefaria. And yes, I say Avengers #13. Unlike on the show, where Steve repeatedly says Avengers #12. Ignore him…

We also spend some time with your e-mails, and then – we’re off! We’ve split the episode into two, to prevent audio overload and to allow Steve some time to edit. So, you get weekly Fantasticast for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Listen to the episode below, or click this link to go to the libsyn page for the episode.

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/ffcast/FF_Episode_39.mp3]

We are now available on Stitcher, both through Stitcher.com and through their app.

Send feedback to the show to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com or through the comments on this blog.

 

 

The Fantasticast Episode Thirty-Eight: Two Not-That-Fat Men On Fantastic Four

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2013 by quizlacey

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Now, you all know Steve L’s not that much of a fat man

But did you know his favourite team is the FF?

The Family who punches dirty turkeys in the face.

That’s right, True Believer, punch all those turkeys. Pun ’em in their turkey necks.

So, every two weeks this not-much-of-a-fatty’s

Gonna chat about a foursome with his good friend Andy

And these turkeys get wordy ’bout New York like it’s a real place!

He hasn’t got a wife or daughter,

Malice is loose and Reed ain’t caught her

(Go get ’em, stretchy turkey, you on a villain hunt now)

Get ready turkeys, we goin’ crazy, chattin’ ’bout the Four with Andy and Steve!

Well, that was a different way to open the show…

This week sees a slightly-shorter-than-usual episode, for a few reasons. One is we’re only covering two comics this time around. Another is that Strange Tales doesn’t have a great deal going for it. And another is that Steve’s mic was creating some pretty bad sounds, so he edited the heck out of the episode to minimise its impact.

In Fantastic Four #34, the mysterious tyrannical tycoon Gideon tries to prove his superiority by defeating the Fantastic Four, whilst Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver call in on the Baxter Building in Strange Tales #128. Oh, and Avengers #12 is covered in about 30 seconds, which may be a new podcast record…

Listen to the episode below, or click this link to go to the libsyn page for the episode.

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/ffcast/FF_Episode_38.mp3]

We are now available on Stitcher, both through Stitcher.com and through their app.

Send feedback to the show to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com or through the comments on this blog.

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