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Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel's First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, FF, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, all in order of publication.

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Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel's First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, FF, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, all in order of publication.

    The Fantasticast

    The Fantasticast

    The Moment Has Been Prepared For
    Hello, and welcome to The Fantasticast. 
    Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk
    Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

    • 42 min
    The Fantasticast Presents... Fantastic Four (2015) Commentary

    The Fantasticast Presents... Fantastic Four (2015) Commentary

    43 Confirmed Kills
    Hello, and welcome to a special epsiode 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 releasing something from our Patreon archive. Previously Patreon-exclusive, the time has come to share with you all our commentary on Josh Trank's 2015 film, Fantastic Four. 
    One of the more notable failures in the decade in which cinema became defined by superhero movies, this was Steve's second watch-through and Andy's first, and dates from late 2016.
    How dis the film hold up 18 months after release? Did it deserve the critical and fan kicking it received? Was it fair to judge what we received? What was up with Kate O'Mara's hair? And why does Doctor Doom keep killing the black guy? Answer to some of these questions, and more, can be found within...
    Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or at www.TheFantasticast.com. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast
    The Fantasticast is Patreon supported. Visit www.patreon.com/fantasticast to donate and support us.
    Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk
    Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 353: Marvel Two-in-One #70 - A Moving Experience

    Episode 353: Marvel Two-in-One #70 - A Moving Experience

    Fantastic Butts And Where To Find Them
    Hello, and welcome to episode 353 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 off to Yancy Street for a romantic reunion, a change in living arrangements, and a set of suspicious removal men who really chose the wrong moment to go undercover. With the Thing sitting on the back of a removals van, and a long-time foe who just might be the mystery teamer-upper for this issue, this issue proves that moving home ain't quite as Fantastic as it sounds...
    Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Mike Nasser, Gene Day, George Roussos, John Costanza, Jim Salicrup, Jim Shooter, George Perez, and Joe Sinnott present Marvel Two-in-One #70 - A Moving Experience. Featuring the discovery that arms are better than ropes, The Adventures of Electro Rope Guy And Bloke With Slightly Snazzy Gun, and more Victorian music-hall songs then you could possible have ever wanted...
    Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or at www.TheFantasticast.com. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast
    The Fantasticast is Patreon supported. Visit www.patreon.com/fantasticast to donate and support us.
    Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk
    Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 352: Marvel Team-Up #100 - And Introducing - Karma! She Possesses People!

    Episode 352: Marvel Team-Up #100 - And Introducing - Karma! She Possesses People!

    Spidey vs Nightwing - The Great Superhero Buttock-Off
    Hello, and welcome to episode 352 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.
    The Fantastic Four head off to the world of Marvel Team-Up to help the title celebrate its 100th issue. There's a new mutant (or New Mutant) on the loose, seeking revenge, and Spider-Man is the weapon of choice. Only the Fantastic Four can prevent their occasional ally from doing something he really doesn't want to do...
    Chris Claremont, Frank Miller, Bob Wiacek, Carl Gafford, Annette Kawecki, Denny O'Neil, Jim Shooter, Klaus Janson, John Byrne, Bob McLeod, and  Robbie Carosella present Marvel Team-Up #100: And Introducing - Karma! She Possesses People! Featuring the first of the New Mutants, the origins of the Storm/Black Panther romance, and abundance of water towers, and Charles Xavier answering... THE PHONE!!!
    Joining us to take a look at this oversized anniversary issue is Jay Edidin from Jay and Miles X-Plain The X-Men. Jay can be found on twitter as @NotLasers. Jay and Miles X-Plain The X-Men can be found at https://www.xplainthexmen.com/ and on twitter as @XPlaintheXmen. Jay can also be found at edidin.wordpress.com and at https://postcardsfromspace.tumblr.com/
    Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or at www.TheFantasticast.com. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast
    The Fantasticast is Patreon supported. Visit www.patreon.com/fantasticast to donate and support us.
    Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk
    Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 351: Fantastic Four #225 - The Blind God's Experience

    Episode 351: Fantastic Four #225 - The Blind God's Experience

    Mjolnir (Not) On A Spin Cycle
    Hello, and welcome to episode 351 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 back in the Arctic once again, as the Fantastic Four find themselves battling to save the blind Viking god from losing his powers to save the dome, battling to kill the blind Viking god who is tired of his powers, and battling to save the dome from destruction by the bling Viking god (but it doesn't really matter because special guest star Thor makes his grand entrance by bursting through the dome...)
    Doug Moench, Bill Sienkiewicz, Pablo Marcos, George Roussos, Jim Novak, Jim Salicrup, Jim Shooter, and Joe Sinnott present Fantastic Four #225 - The Blind God's Experience! Endure a repetitive flashback! Thrill to a synopsis interrupted by a fansquee over Mamma Mia! Raise suspicions at a person who is definitely not a Viking from a secret community! Marvel at a comic that not even Marv Wolfman or Len Wein could bring themselves to read...
    Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or at www.TheFantasticast.com. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast
    The Fantasticast is Patreon supported. Visit www.patreon.com/fantasticast to donate and support us.
    Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk
    Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.
     

    • 39 min
    Episode 350: Marvel Two-in-One #69 - Homecoming

    Episode 350: Marvel Two-in-One #69 - Homecoming

    Foggy McFogFace
    Hello, and welcome to episode 350 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 on the hunt for the elusive 'third-time lucky' effect. Members of the original Guardians of the Galaxy make their third appearance in Marvel Two-in-One, and our hopes are tentatively high that this one will finally be a good comic. With Vance Astro looking to change his past and avert the pain of his current existence by checking which base his teenage self has reached while a mysterious fog saves everyone time on drawing backgrounds, could this be the one?
    Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Ron Wilson, Gene Day, George Roussos, John Costanza, Jim Salicrup, and Jim Shooter present Marvel Two-in-One #69 - Homecoming. Featuring an indistinct Daredevil, a barely-present Nikki, a highly-relevant piece of Two-in-One continuity, the origins of the New Warriors (...ish), and definitely no Welsh accents at all, because we've learned our lesson for once.
     
    Send in your feedback to fantastic4podcast@gmail.com, leave your comments at the libsyn site, or at www.TheFantasticast.com. Follow us on twitter, where we are @fantasticast
    The Fantasticast is Patreon supported. Visit www.patreon.com/fantasticast to donate and support us.
    Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at mikedraws.co.uk
    Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

Angus Livingstone ,

Long overdue for a listen, but I'm making progress!

Hi Stephen and Andrew--I'm long overdue to listen to this show, but I'm making progress. It's slooooow sloooow progress, but I'm working through it while also listening to podcasts that are going on simultaneously within the continuity, which, as you will conclude, takes effing forever.

As it stands, I'm roughly at your coverage of FF27, so I highly doubt I'll be catching up anytime soon, but I just wanted to tell you guys that I love the work you guys are putting in, and I would tell you to keep up the good work, but, like, it's pretty obvious you DID keep up the good work, because you're almost 300 episodes ahead of me.

Much love, and stay fantastic!

Angus Livingstone

Paul "The Book Guy" Alves ,

Love Comics? This is a MUST SUBSCRIBE!

I learned about Fantasticast through my friend Professor Alan who hosts the Relatively Geeky Network podcast stream. These guys know their stuff and every episode is a fun listen for comic fans! Two thumbs up. Keep doing what you do guys!

Jason641 ,

Bravo gentlemen

I am thoroughly enjoying your podcast as I am reading the FF saga from the beginning. Thank you for the work you put into it, it is very much appreciated.

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