Sat, 28 September 2013
Agents Of F.O.U.R.
Yes, the episode title is a blatant piece of attention-grabbing, what with the release of the TV show.
This week, we welcome back Charlie Niemeyer to the show. Host of Superman In The Bronze Age and Charlie's Geekcast, and co-host of Starman Observatory, Charlie is just the guy we wanted to have sit around whilst Steve summarises this week's issue!
And what an issue. Having been teased with Gorgon last week, we now get a full bevy of Inhumans this week. Crystal. Lockjaw. Karnak. Triton. Black Bolt. Kirby's opened up his imagination and letting everything spill out.
Along the way, we find time to do the Ninja Rap, have a gimp on the show, and sing the Dogtanian theme.
Sat, 21 September 2013
The Gentleman's Name Is... Niemeyer!
Hello and welcome to the landmark milestone never-to-be-reached-again-unless-we-restart-the-numbering fiftieth episode of The Fantasticast! In case you hadn't guessed from the title, this week Steve and Andy are joined by veteran podcaster Charlie Niemeyer. Known by some as the host of Charlie's Geekcast, by others as the host of Superman In The Bronze Age, soon-to-be-known by some as one of the co-hosts on Starman Observatory, Charlie is best known for his four-second appearance in our trailer as Doctor Doom.
This time around, we get to be ridiculously relevant and contemporary. Literally as I write this, Marvel are hosting a liveblog revealing the scope of the upcoming Inhumanity event. Two days, ago, Marvel released a trade paperback collecting this issue and several others, chronicling the origins of The Inhumans. And it all begins here: Issue 44 of The Fantastic Four - The Gentlemen's Name Is Gorgon. And as if this wasn't enough, the title welcomes its new regular inker, the legendary Joe Sinnott.
Along the way, we discuss Jack Kirby's influence on Bruce Timm, the best Golden Age penciller, and realise that just one corpse of Jon M Wilson in our basement isn't really enough...
Sat, 14 September 2013
You Are Cordially Invited...
Andrew Leyland and Stephen Lacey would like to invite you, the listener, to the wedding of Reed Richards and Susan Storm.
Venue: The Baxter Building. Time: To be confirmed upon RSVP.
Speeches to be given by the hosts and Samuel Savage.
Warning: S.H.I.E.L.D., upon advice from the groom, have issued notification that due to the high public profile of the wedding, there may be uninvited guests. Please be vigilant and comply with all security protocols.
Artists and writers need not attend.
Sat, 7 September 2013
Lo, There Shall be An Episode
Lo, there shall be a cover image. Redesigned by Sam Savage (more on him later) to better show off both the glorious Kirby cover artwork and the glorious Georgiou artwork.
Lo, there shall be a guest host. Sam Savage (see? I told you there'd be more of him) joins us this week to try his hand at speaking out loud. He does a pretty good job of it!
Lo, there shall be a coverage of Fantastic Four #43, featuring the wrap-up of the Frightful Four trilogy quadrilogy pentalogy wait, just how long has this story been going on for anyway?
Lo, there shall be an announcement about the future of the show that is completely genuine unlike the one where we fooled a couple of people into thinking we had quit the show.
Lo, there shall be an overly-dramatic and tedious joke throughout the shownotes for this episode.
Lo, there shall be an ending to these notes. Verily, forsooth, thou shalt listen to the show until I say thee nay.