Mark Waid

The Fantasticast Episode 29: The Thing #2 & Fantastic Four #524

The Fantasticast Episode 29

The Fantasticast Episode 29

Steve & Andy Throw Their Normal Format Out Of The Window, Choose Some Comics To Review, And Have An Unfeasibly Long Episode Title

Hey everybody! We did it! We made it to the end of our first year! Yes, one year ago (give or take a couple of days), the first episode of the show was released. To celebrate our first birthday, we decided to abandon our issue-by-issue format for one episode only, and do a little something special. A podcaster's choice, if you will. So, we chose an issue each from the entire length and breadth of the Fantastic Four and its related titles, with only one rule - No Stan & Jack.

Andy dove into the mid-1980s and chose the main secondary title from that decade, The Thing, by John Byrne and Ron Wilson. In fact, it's the second issue of that title, taking a long-overdue look at the early days of Ben and Reed's friendship and Ben's first love. Steve chose his very first Fantastic Four comic, the final issue of the legendary run by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo - Fantastic Four #524.

So, join us for two of our very favourite issues. Feel free to tell us about your favourite individual issues of the Fantastic Four by e-mailing us at

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Episode cover design by Samuel Savage.