Stephen Lacey is creating Fantastic Four Podcast
36

patrons

$192
per month
Hi! We are Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland, and we are the hosts of The Fantasticast, a podcast guide to the Fantastic Four from the beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics. We aim to work our way through each issue of The Fantastic Four week by week, along with the various spin-off titles, guest appearances, cameos, and more.

We've been producing the show for the past five years, and over 230-odd episodes we've gone from 1961 to 1976, taking in every issue and annual of the Fantastic Four, every Human Torch story from Strange Tales, every issue of Marvel Two-in-One, and a whole bunch of cameos and guest-appearances in titles including Marvel Team-Up, The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man. 

The Fantasticast is free to listen to, and we have no intention of changing that. However, we've realised that we need some help to move the show on to the next level, and that's where we're hoping that you might come in.

We'd like your help to cover our immediate costs, namely hosting the show, before looking to fund upgrades for the show. We'd like to consolidate our podcast site with our blog into one website. We'd love to upgrade our equipment. We absolutely want to send some money in the direction of those who provide for the show out of generosity, especially our episode cover designer, Sam.

We're not asking for a lot, but if you can send something our way, we'd be very grateful. In return, we will give you special Patreon backer-only content that will enable you to feel superior to other podcast listeners, including behind-the-scenes updates, digital artwork, and our series of commentaries on the Fantastic Four cartoons. Your support will help make The Fantasticast better than ever. Please check out the reward tiers and see how you can help us.

Many thanks,

Steve and Andy
Tiers
Strange Tales
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
In return for your dollar, you'll receive our eternal thanks and gratefulness, expressed in the form of non-audible words, on a special backers page on our website.
We'd give you more, but we just saw how much of the $1 went on fees, and that made us want to lie down for a bit.
  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
Fantastic Force
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
That's better! You'll still have our eternal thanks and gratefulness, expressed in the form of non-audible words, on a special backers page on our website. For the extra money, we'll throw in a link as well. Twitter, podcast, website, product - we'll shamelessly link to it.
  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
  • Link to a web page of your choice (within reason).
Marvel Knights 4
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Ooh, this is where things start to get good. You'll get our eternal thanks and gratefulness, and we'll even add a small image to your entry on the Patreon backers page. We'll also give you access to behind-the-scenes exclusives, including access to our long-term plans, excerpts from our notes, and more. Most excitingly, you'll get exclusive access to the Steve and Andy vs The Fantastic Four (Cartoons) podcast as and when that launches.
  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Link to a web page of your choice (within reason).
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
  • Picture / image / logo (within reason).
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Fantastic Four (Cartoons) podcast.
FF
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
We hope you like our voices. As well as the mandatory thanks, gratefulness, image, and exclusive behind-the-scenes and podcast access, we'll give you access to another exclusive podcast - Steve and Andy vs The Bargain Bins. In this bi-monthly podcast, Steve and Andy will sit down and discuss their recent bargain bin purchases. If it's cheap and it's been bought, we'll have a natter about it.
But that's not all.
We'll also send you a personalised audio greeting from the Fantasticast Studio, congratulating you as only we could. We'll also send you a digital copy of our exclusive Patreon backer print, featuring artwork from show artist Michael Georgiou.

  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Link to a web page of your choice (within reason).
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
  • Picture / image / logo (within reason).
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Fantastic Four (Cartoons) podcast.
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Bargain Bins podcast.
  • Exclusive digital print from show artist Michael Georgiou.
  • Personalised audio thanks from Steve and Andy.
Marvel Two-in-One
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
Congratulations. As well as absolutely everything listed above, we'll reward you for long service (at least 6 months at this level) by giving you the chance to feature on the show. You'll get the chance to record some of our regular features for one episode, including the history, Marvel Universe, where can you find this issue segments, "And we're back" links, closing music introductions, and more. If we can make our schedules work out, we'll even get us all together on Skype to sing the Airwolf theme, and we'll force an Airwolf reference into an episode. All of this will come with verbal thanks and links, all done with the traditional level of respect and civility you would expect from us.

We'll also include your name at the end of every episode, thanking you for your support.

  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Link to a web page of your choice (within reason).
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
  • Picture / image / logo (within reason).
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Fantasticast.
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Fantastic Four (Cartoons) podcast.
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Bargain Bins podcast.
  • Exclusive digital print from show artist Michael Georgiou.
  • Personalised audio thanks from Steve and Andy.
  • Occasional exclusive early release of upcoming episodes, as and when Steve has them edited in advance.
  • Your name included at the end of every episode.
  • After six months, an invite to provide the voice of several regular features for the show.
Goals
$192 of $200 per month
Steve and Andy vs Regular Blogging
A huge thank you for getting us to the next big number.
We're still working our way up to the next reward, but to celebrate hitting the big two-double-zero, we'll double down on our blogging efforts, providing three blog updates per week to the Fantastic Flame On.
We'll also spend actual money on copies of Fantastic Four (2015) and record a commentary on the film.
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Hi! We are Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland, and we are the hosts of The Fantasticast, a podcast guide to the Fantastic Four from the beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics. We aim to work our way through each issue of The Fantastic Four week by week, along with the various spin-off titles, guest appearances, cameos, and more.

We've been producing the show for the past five years, and over 230-odd episodes we've gone from 1961 to 1976, taking in every issue and annual of the Fantastic Four, every Human Torch story from Strange Tales, every issue of Marvel Two-in-One, and a whole bunch of cameos and guest-appearances in titles including Marvel Team-Up, The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man. 

The Fantasticast is free to listen to, and we have no intention of changing that. However, we've realised that we need some help to move the show on to the next level, and that's where we're hoping that you might come in.

We'd like your help to cover our immediate costs, namely hosting the show, before looking to fund upgrades for the show. We'd like to consolidate our podcast site with our blog into one website. We'd love to upgrade our equipment. We absolutely want to send some money in the direction of those who provide for the show out of generosity, especially our episode cover designer, Sam.

We're not asking for a lot, but if you can send something our way, we'd be very grateful. In return, we will give you special Patreon backer-only content that will enable you to feel superior to other podcast listeners, including behind-the-scenes updates, digital artwork, and our series of commentaries on the Fantastic Four cartoons. Your support will help make The Fantasticast better than ever. Please check out the reward tiers and see how you can help us.

Many thanks,

Steve and Andy

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Tiers
Strange Tales
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
In return for your dollar, you'll receive our eternal thanks and gratefulness, expressed in the form of non-audible words, on a special backers page on our website.
We'd give you more, but we just saw how much of the $1 went on fees, and that made us want to lie down for a bit.
  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
Fantastic Force
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
That's better! You'll still have our eternal thanks and gratefulness, expressed in the form of non-audible words, on a special backers page on our website. For the extra money, we'll throw in a link as well. Twitter, podcast, website, product - we'll shamelessly link to it.
  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
  • Link to a web page of your choice (within reason).
Marvel Knights 4
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Ooh, this is where things start to get good. You'll get our eternal thanks and gratefulness, and we'll even add a small image to your entry on the Patreon backers page. We'll also give you access to behind-the-scenes exclusives, including access to our long-term plans, excerpts from our notes, and more. Most excitingly, you'll get exclusive access to the Steve and Andy vs The Fantastic Four (Cartoons) podcast as and when that launches.
  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Link to a web page of your choice (within reason).
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
  • Picture / image / logo (within reason).
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Fantastic Four (Cartoons) podcast.
FF
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
We hope you like our voices. As well as the mandatory thanks, gratefulness, image, and exclusive behind-the-scenes and podcast access, we'll give you access to another exclusive podcast - Steve and Andy vs The Bargain Bins. In this bi-monthly podcast, Steve and Andy will sit down and discuss their recent bargain bin purchases. If it's cheap and it's been bought, we'll have a natter about it.
But that's not all.
We'll also send you a personalised audio greeting from the Fantasticast Studio, congratulating you as only we could. We'll also send you a digital copy of our exclusive Patreon backer print, featuring artwork from show artist Michael Georgiou.

  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Link to a web page of your choice (within reason).
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
  • Picture / image / logo (within reason).
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Fantastic Four (Cartoons) podcast.
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Bargain Bins podcast.
  • Exclusive digital print from show artist Michael Georgiou.
  • Personalised audio thanks from Steve and Andy.
Marvel Two-in-One
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
Congratulations. As well as absolutely everything listed above, we'll reward you for long service (at least 6 months at this level) by giving you the chance to feature on the show. You'll get the chance to record some of our regular features for one episode, including the history, Marvel Universe, where can you find this issue segments, "And we're back" links, closing music introductions, and more. If we can make our schedules work out, we'll even get us all together on Skype to sing the Airwolf theme, and we'll force an Airwolf reference into an episode. All of this will come with verbal thanks and links, all done with the traditional level of respect and civility you would expect from us.

We'll also include your name at the end of every episode, thanking you for your support.

  • Name posted on the Patreon backers page on our website.
  • Link to a web page of your choice (within reason).
  • Early access to Fantasticast episodes.
  • Behind-the-scenes updates.
  • Picture / image / logo (within reason).
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Fantasticast.
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Fantastic Four (Cartoons) podcast.
  • Exclusive access to Steve and Andy vs The Bargain Bins podcast.
  • Exclusive digital print from show artist Michael Georgiou.
  • Personalised audio thanks from Steve and Andy.
  • Occasional exclusive early release of upcoming episodes, as and when Steve has them edited in advance.
  • Your name included at the end of every episode.
  • After six months, an invite to provide the voice of several regular features for the show.