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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.

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.

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Episode 303: Fantastic Four #204 - The Andromeda Attack

10/12/2018
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The Hulk Changes His Mind Hello, and welcome to episode 303 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 spend time loitering in the early stages of a grand Fantastic Four epic. An alien princess has arrived in the Baxter Building, Johnny's got an urge to return to full-time education, an ex-girlfriend lurks in the margins of the story, a building explodes (but it's all fine,...

Duration:01:04:44

Episode 302: Marvel Two-in-One #48 - My Master, Machinesmith

10/5/2018
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The Other Faceless Ones Hello, and welcome to episode 302 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 returning to the hallowed cobbles of Yancy Street... before diving to the slightly-less hallowed underground villainous lairs of Yancy Street, as The Thing struggles against Machinesmith and Mr Carnation, with the captured Yancy Street Gang in danger. Who could possibly help...

Duration:00:55:42

Episode 301: Fantastic Four #203 - And A Child Shall Slay Them

9/28/2018
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Evil, Evil Eyebrows Hello, and welcome to episode 301 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 wandering into the realms of the standalone done-in-one, as a hallucinating mutant child conjours an evil Fantastic Four into existence, to battle and destroy our favourite super-team. Only Reed can save the day, but to save his family, he must first abandon them... Marv Wolfman,...

Duration:01:20:37

Episode 300: Marvel Two-in-One #47 - Happy Deathday, Mr Grimm

9/21/2018
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Stupid Simian Suspense Stories Hello, and welcome to episode 300 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. Here we are, with our 300th episode of The Fantasticast. This week, we're teaming up with the Yancy Street Gang to protect our turf from rival gangsters and third-rate Daredevil villains. Bill Mantlo, Chic Stone, Bob Sharen, Gaspar Saladino, Diana Albers, Roger Stone and Joe Sinnott...

Duration:01:49:22

Episode 299: Fantastic Four #202 - There's One Iron Man Too Many

9/14/2018
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Guest-Starring Noddy Holder As Thor Hello, and welcome to episode 299(!) 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 encountering one more Iron Man than expected, as an attack on the Baxter Building leads to an unexpected take-off, a bold-faced lie, a tiny Quinjet, an over-hyped eye, a confusing flashback, and the return of our favourite acronym in comics - the...

Duration:01:15:59

Episode 298: Marvel Two-in-One #47 - Battle In Burbank

9/7/2018
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Oh So Tropey Hello, and welcome to episode 298 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've got a triple-shot of late-70s Marvel goodness for you. We start with Marvel Two-in-One #46, in which some jealousy over the Bill Bixby TV series leads The Thing to Hollywood, where a throwdown with the Hulk disrupts an attempted kidnapping of Karen Page. Allan Kupperberg, Chic Stone,...

Duration:01:03:29

Episode 297: Fantastic Four Annual #13 - Nightlife

8/31/2018
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In The Kingdom Of The... Uh... Hello, and welcome to episode 297 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 nestling into the gap between pages 3 and 4 of Fantastic Four #201 to investigate a plague of statue-stealing, in Fantastic Four Annual #13. The Mole Man is back, and wants to create a public service of beauty for a kingdom of outcasts seeking refuge in the tunnels...

Duration:01:24:39

Episode 296: Fantastic Four #201 - Home Deadly Home

8/24/2018
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Fromage a Trois Hello, and welcome to episode 296 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. A new era dawns for the reunited Fantastic Four, as issue #201 sees the team return to New York (via a couple of annuals and a few spinoff issues) and reclaim their home in the Baxter Building. It's more than just a geographical homecoming, as the team formally define themselves as a family for the...

Duration:01:11:09

Episode 295: Marvel Two-in-One #45 - The Andromeda Rub-Out!

8/17/2018
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One More Piece Of The Action, See? Hello, and welcome to episode 295 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. Guns, gals, jalopies, doppelgangers, and a suspicious wall all combine on this week's Fantasticast, as we head to Brownsville, Brooklyn, with Captain Marvel in to- oh, wait, where did he go? Anyway, this week's issue of Marvel Two-in-One is the sequel to a story that we never...

Duration:01:05:10

Episode 294: Marvel 2-in-One #1-6 - The Fate Of The Four

8/10/2018
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Zdarsky Man, Zdarsky Man, Writes Whatever A Zdarsky Can Hello, and welcome to episode 294 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. To celebrate the return of the Fantastic Four, we're taking a week off from our regularly-scheduled mission to take a look at the comics that comprise Marvel 2-in-One vol. 1: The Fate Of The Four. Join Ben, Johnny, Rachna Koul, and Victor von Doom on a journey...

Duration:02:05:03

Episode 293.5 - Fantastic Four #1 Review & Dan Slott Interview

8/8/2018
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Signal In The Sky Hello, and welcome to this special episode 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 are back, and Steve is here with a spoiler-filled review of their return. Can Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli, Simone Bianchi, Skottie Young, and more, make the return of Marvel's First Family a true event? Find out, as we dig into this oversized first issue. In addition to...

Duration:01:19:35

Episode 293: Fantastic Four #200 - When Titans Clash!

8/3/2018
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At Long Last, 200! Hello, and welcome to episode 200 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 finally here. The big one. The climax to the epic Reed Richards/Doctor Doom saga. The first truly impressive anniversary issue from the House of Ideas. Face front, True Believer - this is When Titans Clash. It's oversized, it's overpriced, it's overly-melodramatic, and it's really rather...

Duration:01:37:22

Episode 292: What If? #11 - What If The Fantastic Four Were The Original Marvel Bullpen?

7/27/2018
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Real-Life Clobberin' Time! Hello, and welcome to episode 292 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. Hey there, Kirby fans. This week, we're covering the final major contribution of Jack Kirby to the world of the Fantastic Four. Working off an idea from Roy Thomas, Jack imagines a world where Stan Lee, Sol Brodsky, Flo Steinberg, and The King himself become imbued with the powers of the...

Duration:01:15:31

Episode 291: Marvel Two-in-One #44 - The Wonderful World Of Brother Benjamin J. Grimm

7/20/2018
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Narrativium Concludo Hello, and welcome to episode 291 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 the story of community service gone wrong, of the fall of Olympus. This is the story of the dangers of smoking near children, and of naming your youth program 'Camp Runamok'. This is the story of Hercules casually flying a chariot down a New York street. This is the story of some truly...

Duration:01:40:41

Episode 290: Marvel Two-in-One Annual #3 - When Strike The Monitors

7/13/2018
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Dick Sprang, David Banks Hello, and welcome to episode 290 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 join the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing as he teams up with the Definitely-A-Man Called Nova to defend the Earth against the might of the Monitors. Aided only by a trio of giant women and a plasticine railroad-building dog, it's up to these two heroes to save the planet from...

Duration:01:43:19

Episode 289: Fantastic Four #199 - The Son Of Doctor Doom

7/6/2018
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Lethal Lettering Hello, and welcome to episode 289 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 enjoying our last look at a Fantastic Four book with a three digit issue number that begins with a '1'. This might seem like a tenuous thing to celebrate... and it is! An incredibly melodramatic Doctor Doom who doesn't know how to democracy prepares to abdicate and transfer power to...

Duration:01:06:57

Episode 288: Marvel Two-in-One #43 - The Day The World Winds Down

6/29/2018
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Little Blue Bastards Hello, and welcome to episode 288 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 return to the mystical swamps of Florida to witness the battle of life and death personified, as the Man-Thing goes up against the physical embodiment on entropy, inexplicably named Jude, while The Thing and Captain America try to recover the cosmic cube. Swamps will live, swamps...

Duration:01:04:50

Episode 287: Fantastic Four #198 - Invasion!

6/22/2018
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Victor Von Doom II: This Time It's Personal Hello, and welcome to episode 287 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. We're well on the road to the 200th issue of The Fantastic Four, and it's time to put the focus on the newly-restretchenatorised Reed Richards. Is there nothing he can't do? Swing from a mountain, Impersonate the brother of a victim of a harpsichord-activated laser? Incite...

Duration:01:12:34

Episode 286: Marvel Two-in-One #42 - Entropy, Entropy...

6/15/2018
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Non-Jumping Jumpers Hello, and welcome to episode 286 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. Following a successful series of birthdays, Steve and Andy return to Marvel Two-in-One for a series of firsts. The first appearance of Project Pegasus, the first script from new regular writer Ralph Macchio (not that one), the first appearance of Jude The Entropic Man, and the first credit for...

Duration:01:07:15

Episode 285: Fantastic Four #197 - The Riotous Return Of The Red Ghost

6/8/2018
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Do You Know Who The F--k I Am? Hello, and welcome to episode 285 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. As we all know, the best way to celebrate that landmark 197th issue (excluding annuals and Giant-Size issues) is to return to the beginning of a title, but for only of the cast of characters, and only to restore his missing powers, and only if the co-host's least favourite recurring...

Duration:01:29:22