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The Fantasticast #265 – Fantastic Four #188 – The Rampage Of Reed Richards

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, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

In A Purple Pigs Eye

Hello, and welcome to episode 265 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 doing our best to avoid being caught in a battle for our bodies with a being capable of altering the very nature of molecules themselves, as we cover Fantastic Four #188 – The Rampage of Reed Richards. It’s an action-packed issue as the Molecule Man battles Reed Richards for control of his body while the rest of the Fantastic Four do
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USC Scripter Award Nominees Include ‘Logan,’ ‘Mindhunter’ and Margaret Atwood, Twice

USC Scripter Award Nominees Include ‘Logan,’ ‘Mindhunter’ and Margaret Atwood, Twice
The jury vote for the 30th USC Libraries Scripter Award nominees was so close that two ties resulted for the film and television categories. Due to a three-way tie in the nomination round, the writers of seven films and the works on which the films are based will compete for the honors this year.

The winner of the Scripter Award often goes on to other honors, including the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Winners in recent years include “Moonlight,” “The Big Short,” “The Imitation Game,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Argo,” which all won the Oscar in that category.

The finalist writers for film adaptation are, in alphabetical order by film title:

Author André Aciman and screenwriter James Ivory for “Call Me By Your Name” Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for “The Disaster Artist” and authors Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell for their nonfiction book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside ‘The Room,
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USC Scripter Award Nominees Include ‘Logan,’ ‘Mindhunter’ and Margaret Atwood, Twice

USC Scripter Award Nominees Include ‘Logan,’ ‘Mindhunter’ and Margaret Atwood, Twice
The jury vote for the 30th USC Libraries Scripter Award nominees was so close that two ties resulted for the film and television categories. Due to a three-way tie in the nomination round, the writers of seven films and the works on which the films are based will compete for the honors this year.

The winner of the Scripter Award often goes on to other honors, including the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Winners in recent years include “Moonlight,” “The Big Short,” “The Imitation Game,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Argo,” which all won the Oscar in that category.

The finalist writers for film adaptation are, in alphabetical order by film title:

Author André Aciman and screenwriter James Ivory for “Call Me By Your Name” Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for “The Disaster Artist” and authors Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell for their nonfiction book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside ‘The Room,
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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Lost City of Z,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ Among USC Scripter Finalists

‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Lost City of Z,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ Among USC Scripter Finalists
Finalists have been unveiled for the 30th annual USC Scripter Awards, celebrating adaptations of the written word.

Due to a three-way tie, there were seven nominees on the film side this year.

Chaired by USC professor and past president of the Writers Guild of America, West, Howard Rodman, the 2018 Scripter selection committee* selected the finalists from a field of 91 film and 28 television adaptations.

Nominees for film are:

Author André Aciman and screenwriter James Ivory for “Call Me by Your Name

Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for “The Disaster Artist,” and authors Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell for their nonfiction book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside ‘The Room,’ the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”

Screenwriters Scott Frank, Michael Green, and James Mangold, and authors Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and John Romita, Sr., for “Logan”

Screenwriter James Gray and author David Grann for “The Lost City of Z

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and author Molly Bloom for “Molly
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The Fantasticast #263 – Fantastic Four #187 – Trouble Times Two

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, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

My Lips Are Sealed

Hello, and welcome to episode 263 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

We kick off our coverage for 2018 with a rare issue set almost entirely within the Baxter Building. Klaw, the Murderous Master of Sound has teamed up with a fetching pair of green legs (and the person who uses said legs) and has invaded the Baxter Building. Can a moping Reed, a despondent Agatha, a hotheaded Johnny, a loose-lipped Sue, and a crystalline Ben save the day?
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The Fantasticast #260 – Fantastic Four #186 – Enter: Salem’s Seven

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, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

11Pt Splash Subtitle Here

Hello, and welcome to episode 260 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

Brutacus! Hydron! Thornn! Vakume! Gazelle! Reptilia! Vertigo! Salem’s Seven are here, and you’d better be afraid of their awesome might! See how they cow the Fantastic Four! Marvel at their powers! Delight in their artistic depiction! Snigger at their method of defeat!

Len Wein, George Perez, and Joe Sinnott present Fantastic Four #186, featuring the introduction of Salem’s Seven. And, let’s be honest,
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Wolverine Wednesday #7

Before I get into my reviews I want to talk about the recent news regarding Wolverines return from the dead. After his appearance on Legacy #1 it has been confirmed that the original 616 continuity Wolverine will be back with us very soon. The road to his return starts in January 2018. He will appear in a series of ‘post credit scenes’ in key titles Captain America #697, Mighty Thor #703 and Amazing Spider-Man #794. Now I am a Wolverine completest but I can say right now I will not be buying these three issues or any other issues with Wolverine ‘post credit scenes’. Call me old fashioned but one of the premier X-Men should return in an X book or one of the two Wolverine titles. Of course after these ‘post credit’ appearances that could still happen and I hope we get a larger story involving his return in the two Wolverine titles or mini.
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James Franco says X-Men spinoff Multiple Man will have a hard-r rating

With James Franco currently basking in the deserved adulation thrown the way of The Disaster Artist (read our five-star review here), it was announced last week that he’d return to the genre in which he first came to prominence by starring in the X-Men spinoff Multiple Man.

Now further details have been released by The Hollywood Reporter, most interesting of which is the news that Multiple Man will walk in the same R-rated footsteps as two recent 20th Century Fox genre high-water marks, Logan and Deadpool, both of which were referenced by the actor:

“Our bottom line Mo is, how can we push this into new ground? A little bit, but still make it entertaining? [But] what I love about what Simon Kinberg and Fox and the X-Men people have done with Deadpool and Logan — it took a while to get there, maybe 10 years — but they are going to go hard R.
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Writers Guild Animation Award Goes to Wolverine Co-Creator Len Wein

Writers Guild Animation Award Goes to Wolverine Co-Creator Len Wein
Len Wein, co-creator of the Wolverine and Swamp Thing characters, will posthumously receive the Writers Guild of America West’s Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award.

The ceremony will take place Tuesday night at the guild’s Los Angeles headquarters. DC Comics co-publisher Dan Didio will present the guild’s Awc lifetime achievement award to Wein’s widow, Christine Valada, in recognition of his significant impact on animation, as well as the legacy of his work. Wein died on Sept. 10.

The evening will also include a special appearance by the creators and cast of “The Thrilling Adventure Hour” podcast, as well as video tributes from “Logan” star Hugh Jackman, who portrayed the Logan/Wolverine mutant character in seven superhero movies from 2000’s “X-Men” through 2017’s “Logan,” and novelist-screenwriter Neil Gaiman.

“There are few writers in our industry whose work has made such a lasting impact as Len Wein,” said WGA West president David A. Goodman. “The current
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Late Comics Icon Len Wein To Receive WGA West Animation Award

Len Wein, the late comic book co-creator of Marvel’s Wolverine and DC Swamp Thing who also served as an animation writer for TV, will receive the Writers Guild of America West's 2017 Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award. The ceremony is tonight at the WGA's Los Angeles headquarters. Wein worked on classic superhero comics from Batman and Superman to Spider-Man, Thor, Daredevil, and the Justice League. He also served as editor of Alan Moore's seminal Watchmen
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James Franco Aims to Make Hard R, Ground Breaking X-Men Movie

James Franco Aims to Make Hard R, Ground Breaking X-Men Movie
We reported earlier this month that 20th Century Fox is teaming up with James Franco on Multiple Man, a new X-Men spin-off that James Franco is set to both star in and produce. While that report wasn't necessarily confirmed by the studio, James Franco was asked about this project, and while he wouldn't say that the project he's developing is Multiple Man, he did state that it's an X-Men project that he's working on with Simon Kinberg at 20th Century Fox. Here's what he had to say in a recent interview, while promoting his new film The Disaster Artist.

"I do have a superhero that I am developing. I don't know how much I can say. But I will say I am producing and performing in it. It's early stages. I think probably what I can say is, like anything, there's a need to develop more. Our bottom line Mo is,
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The Fantasticast #258 – Fantastic Four #185 – Here There Be Witches

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, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Construct-a-Non-Fantasticar

Hello, and welcome to episode 258 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

Where there be witches? Here? Here there be witches? Uh-oh… we’d better be nice about them, then. And considering that the witches that be here eventually give way to Salem’s Seven, that’s not going to be easy… Yes, the Fantastic Four continue their baby-and-nanny hunt with a trip to New Salem, a town hidden behind a terrible wind. Make your own jokes…

Len Wein, George Perez,
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James Franco to play Multiple Man in new X-Men spinoff movie

20th Century Fox has added another X-Men spinoff movie to its upcoming slate, with Deadline revealing that James Franco is set to take on the role of Jamie Madrox in a Multiple Man film. Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) is penning the script, while Franco will produce alongside X-Men veteran Simon Kinberg.

Multiple Man was created by Len Wein and first appeared in Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4 back in 1975. He is a mutant who has the ability to create “dupes” – perfect replicas of himself – and absorb them back into himself, gaining their memories, knowledge and skills.

Jamie Madrox appeared as a villain in X-Men: The Last Stand, where he was portrayed by Eric Dane. There had been talk previously that Fox was looking to develop the character for an X-Factor TV series, while it was also rumoured that Multiple Man would feature as a character in the Channing Tatum-headlined Gambit – a
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New X-Men spin-off starring James Franco in development

John Saavedra Nov 17, 2017

James Franco will star as Multiple Man in a new X-Men solo film!

James Franco is set to play Jamie Madrox aka Multiple Man in a new standalone X-Men movie. The film is being written by Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg and produced by Simon Kinberg, who is currently also directing X-Men: Dark Phoenix. No release date has been set for this film, but we assume it's still a ways away as its currently in the early stages of development. 

The character choice is interesting as he's not exactly as popular of a name as, say, the usual mutants. In case you don't know, he's indeed named Multiple Man because he can instantly create duplicates of himself. While Jamie was originally a minor character, his story was better established in Peter David's X-Factor run from the 1990s, which incorporated many lesser known heroes from the larger X-Men mythos.
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The Fantasticast #256 – Fantastic Four #184 – Aftermath: The Eliminator

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, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Abyssinia Surbiton

Hello, and welcome to episode 256 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 bittersweet week for one of our hosts on The Fantasticast. It’s the final episode recorded in the place where the podcast was conceived, where every episode was recorded, edited, and published. And yet, among all the endings is a reminder of beginnings, as we cover the first comic that Steve ever brought that was older than him – Fantastic Four #184.

Len Wein, George Perez,
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The Fantasticast #252 – Fantastic Four #182 – Enter The Mad Thinker

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, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

No Such Thing As The X-Factor

Hello, and welcome to episode 252 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 many, many subplots in progress in the main title, with Fantastic Four #182. Between revolution in the Negative Zone, child abduction in Whisper Hill, spousal impersonation in the Baxter Building, and the removal of as many extraneous characters as the writers can get away with, this is one heck of a full issue.

The fullness starts with the credit box,
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Next X-Men Solo Film ‘Gambit’ Set for Valentine’s Day 2019 Release

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Next X-Men Solo Film ‘Gambit’ Set for Valentine’s Day 2019 Release
Twentieth Century Fox announced Thursday that the X-Men film “Gambit” will be released Feb. 14, 2019. The film will see Channing Tatum play the titular card-throwing, staff-wielding Cajun mutant, with Gore Verbinski directing from a script by Josh Zetumer. Tatum is producing with Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner. Also Read: Hugh Jackman, Joss Whedon, Others Pay Tribute to Wolverine Co-Creator Len Wein That weekend, “Gambit” will go up against “Isn’t It Romantic,” a comedy from Warner Bros. and New Line starring Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth, and an untitled film from Universal and Blumhouse. Universal had set “Bride of Frankenstein,
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The Gifted episode 1: every X-Men and Marvel Easter Egg

Jim Dandy Oct 9, 2017

Our Us chums have created a complete guide to every Marvel and X-Men Easter egg you might have missed in The Gifted episode 1...

Warning: contains episode one spoilers.

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With The Gifted, the X-Men get a TV show that's not a weird 60s trip or some early 90s Matt Frewer nonsense. And because they're digging through 50 years of continuity, we're here to help you catch every reference, joke, allusion or sight gag we can.

- The first mutant we're introduced to is Blink. Clarice Ferguson was created by Scott Lobdell and Joe Madureira in 1994 as part of the Phalanx Covenant event. She was a member of the Generation X era of students, but she died helping them escape their techno-organic captors. Despite only being around for about four issues,
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Michael Davis – Len Wein: A West Side Time Travel Story

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I’ve said many times no one was more Milestone than Dwayne McDuffie. Denys Cowan’s larger than life idea created the company. Dwayne showed up with the details for that idea.

Milestone has made an impact on the comics world to be sure. Most would say comics have had an impact on the world and I would agree.

Just as no one was more Milestone than Dwayne, there was no one more ‘comics’ than Len Wein. That may be my opinion, but I defy anyone who knew Len to prove me wrong. Comics at their best induce moments where you’re living within the world you’re reading about. As an adult, if you’re lucky that feeling will last a few minutes if you achieve it at all.

As a child, those moments lasted hours maybe even longer depending on your level of interest and in my case your level of pain.
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Production for 'Tales of Frankenstein' has wrapped

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Production has completed for the upcoming horror film Tales of Frankenstein. Read the official details below.

From The Press Release

Production has just wrapped in Los Angeles on the horror film "Tales of Frankenstein," starring Bruce Lee's "Game of Death's" Mel Novak and "Wolverine" creator Len Wein in his final film.

"I was lucky enough to know Len well enough to call him a friend. He was a great guy, a fantastic writer and actor and can never be replaced," said Novak.

This film has an Indiegogo campaign for post-production costs with lots of great perks. Please help the campaign by clicking here.

2018 marks the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein,” so the goal of the film is to be released at that time to coincide with this momentous anniversary. This much-anticipated project is based upon four of writer-director Donald F.

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