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Feb 14, 2015

The Lee/Kirby Retrospective Episode

Hello, and welcome to episode 118 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

It's a bumper-sized episode this week, as Steve and Andy tackle an unusual 'Frankenstein' project from 2008, when Marvel published a special issue comprising of a recreation of the original, rejected Fantastic Four #102, along with scans of the original artwork, and a reprint of Fantastic Four #108. We're covering this issue out of sequence to mark the end of one of the most notable and productive collaborations in comics history - Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's run on The Fantastic Four.

We also feature feedback from our listeners on the impact, the highs, the lows, and the surprises from this legendary run, as well as provide our own thoughts. As a little bonus, there's also some audio of notable comics creators discussing Jack Kirby, his work and his influence.

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Original artwork by Michael Georgiou. Check out his work at

Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.