Robb Milne of the excellent “Marvel by the Month” podcast joins Douglas Wolk to discuss two stories that take place shortly after Fantastic Four #40 but were published much later: Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness’s backup story from 2006’s Stan Lee Meets Doctor Doom #1, and Christos Gage and Mario Alberti’s 2010 Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #1! Topics include a secret moonlighting gig the 616 Stan Lee might have had, the sorts of continuity glitches over which Douglas gets extra finicky, and how one of Eero Aarnio’s classic Ball Chairs might have ended up in a panic room for visiting dignitaries at a thinly disguised Columbia University.
Not discussed: the fact that the term “panic room” apparently didn’t exist before the 2002 film of that name, so would have been anachronistic for a story set 10 years or so in the past at the time Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #1 was published (although, thanks to “sliding time,” it’s fine now).
A bunch of Robb’s music is here; his old group the Freemartins have a couple of albums on Spotify, Scientifically Engineered to Rock and The Prime Directive Is the Groove.
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