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Jan 1, 2012

And So It Begins...

Hello, and welcome to episode 1 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This is our special edition of our first episode. The audio is a bit cleaner, we've found some outtakes, there's a special producer's commentary, and Andy now shoots first. We hope you enjoy this episode but, as the commentary points out, the show has come a long way since this first recording. We have a much stronger format, much better quality audio, and we sound much more convincing when we're pretending that we're any kind of authority on the subject matter.

To kick off the Fantasticast, we spend this episode introducing ourselves and answering the important question of why we would want to podcast about the Fantastic Four, before taking a look at the origins of the Marvel Age of Comics, then finally covering Fantastic Four #1.

It's the first step on a road that covers the entire Lee/Kirby era, the Human Torch's adventures in Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more. Welcome to The Fantasticast - we hope you survive the X-Men reference!

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Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.