April 25th, 2012





In this 12th anxiety inducing episode of the World’s* Favourite* Podcast* Gary Lactus continues to sit at the table (verily) and The Beast is saddened by the imminent Geoff Johns revamp of his life. There will be blood…

After Lactus reveals his theme for America’s Got Powers, a strongly ethical SILENCE! news follows, before the pugnacious pairsome get all frisky with the latest comics fillies. Under the merciless eye of scrutiny this week…Peter Bagge’s Reset, Matt Kindt’s 3 Story, Garth Ennis’ Shadow (he knows, by the way), the truly exceptional Prophet (with added Dalrymple), King City, and Wonder Woman. But! Then! Gary Lactus reveals that he is the bravest man(god) on earth as he tackles EVERY SINGLE AVX and BATMAN: OWLS crossover issue released last week. And he plans to continue with this foolhardy plan until his eyeballs pop like cherry tomatoes on a griddle… what a guy! There follows a bit of discussion of Wolverine and the X-Men, and crossovers in general, and Lactus rounds things off with a mention of Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien.

That is not all, tough you lucky little piglets! The tenacious twofers then spend way too long discussing what kind of music superheroes listen to, before they head off into the sunset like Clint Eastwood and that orangutan in that film about Clint Eastwood and the Orangutan (and wasn’t it weird in that movie the way that when Clint hooked up with a lady, and then they’d go home and bump uglies and then there’d be a fucking orangutan in the mix…how fucking gross would that be having a post coital glow interrupted by a six foot ape wearing denim?????)

So dig yourself in, and await the heavy shelling that is….SILENCE!

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20 Responses to “SILENCE! #12”

  1. bobsy Says:

    Here’s my review of 3 Story:

    ‘Glen, last night I couldn’t sleep and left the hotel room for a walk around the block. While I was there I saw a woman tear off all her clothes and jump in the river!’

    ‘Really Alan?’

    ‘Yes. She was quite literally ‘in-sane’ (in the Seine)’


  2. Ad Mindless Says:

    “Ennis: I’m doing the first six; after that we’ll see how it goes.”

    From Newsarama

  3. Zodiac Firebroom Says:

    Green Arrow likes Chumbawumba

    Green Lantern likes Kenny Loggins

  4. Igmus Says:

    Good show, guys.

    After doing some sourcecode digging, I found an audio link to that Milligan interview, for anyone who wants to download it:

    I wasn’t surprised that Wolverine & The X-Men was good, despite its AvX tie. With Scalped winding down it seems like this is the title Aaron is devoting his real effort toward. I find there’s more content and creativity in the average W&XM issue than I usually got in any 2-3 other of his random Marvel offerings (good though they usually were).

    Also, maybe it’s just me but Snyder bothers me less and less on Batman. The latest issue had very little of his usual purple prose tics. I did shake my head when I saw the Talons invading Wayne Manor and the Batcave, though. I mean, how closely does he plan to follow the structure of R.I.P.? Morrison had the Black Glove’s goons invading Bruce’s home and then running amok throughout Gotham… and here Snyder’s giving us the same thing. Then again, as you fellows pointed out, Snyder has his villains also be zombies, which seems like such a stroke of unexpected originality right now. Zombies. Who would have thought. Night of Owls isn’t just “R.I.P. for Stupid People”, it’s “R.I.P. for Stupid People…plus Zombies”. It is alright, though. I just wish he’d stop begging to be compared to Morrison all the time. It’s just not fair. Morrison wasn’t smart or clever enough to put zombies in his run.

    I’m going to have to check out Prophet.

  5. Richard Baez Says:

    Kindt’s SUPER SPY is a big meaty read. Quite good.

  6. Gary Lactus Says:

    Igmus, your Web Fu is powerful. I am now looking forward to a P Milli pod in full. Thank you.

  7. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Ig, you absolutely have to check out Prophet.

  8. J_Smitty_ Says:

    .45s generally have a 7-9 round clip.

    Plus, you just know THE SHADOW has an extra in the chamber.

    Really enjoyed the book as well. I find I also quite strongly prefer “period genre” Ennis to “Avatar said I could do anything?” Ennis.

  9. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Or ‘here are my views on gender/race/sexuality wrapped around lumpen pardody’ Ennis…

    I really hope he stays beyond 6 issues though…

  10. J_Smitty_ Says:

    Um, 20 year old spoilers?

    I still have my 5-7 issues of Armageddon 2001 and tie-ins. The bookends quite nicely summarize the trials of being a mainstream comic book reader.

    Armageddon 2001 Annual #1 Opens on the future – limitless possibility – man decides to act and change the world via the prevention of the rise of an all powerful dictator. Re-creates self as hero anchored not by his terrible family but hope of a better possible future. Elseworlds writ large w/ consequences.

    Armageddon 2001 Annual #2 “Um, right, it’s Hawk b/c we chickened out of it being Captain Atom.”


    *jazz hands*


    Pretty sure I read in the back matter that Graham made King City by wandering around coffee shops and drawing everyday. It almost feels like each time he even approached a “direction” for KC he just wandered off in another instead. This book is about the art and the “what happens” while other things are NOT happening. It’s a very 20 something approach / life and priorities model. I must say no more as you are mid go but let us know what you think of the complete picture!

  11. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Yeah – I don’t really have a problem with meandering comics – coffee shop comics feel like a very apt description!

    Graham & co are the children of Paul Pope. God I still adore my THB comics…

  12. Tam Says:

    Chris Roberson, what a hero! I hope Alan Moore uses all his industry contacts to ensure Roberson doesn’t lose out financially from this!

    Green Arrow : Credence Clearwater Revival (and generally likes the same tunes as The Dude)
    Superman : Bach
    Aquaman : Sigur Ros

  13. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Listen. Ollie of old would be an early Dylan fan, bit of Guthrie…possibly The Doors when he’s horny. This new bumfluff iteration is clearly more into My Chemical Romance and Panic At The Disco.

  14. Tam Says:

    Also re : crossovers, my favourite crossover story was an old Spider Man story which dealt with the aftermath of The Beyonder turning a skyscraper into solid gold. This then had to be kept secret to prevent a collapse in the gold price and economic collapse, which involved the goevrnment having to make deals with The Kinpin.

    I was probably only about twelve when I read it, so it was really thought provoking stuff. Haven’t dared look at it again lately though, for fear of discovering it’s actually terrible

  15. bobsy Says:

    Green Arrow and Credence is a good call.

    Cyborg likes Mumford and Sons. He’s really into, like, earthy things, authenticity and that.

    Superman likes bouncy bouncy euro cheese ‘It makes me feel happy. What’s so wrong with that?’

    Batman – Shostakovich

    Green Lantern – Ted Nugent. Says it all.

    Wonder Woman likes girl’s music.

    Flash – early Status Quo, the ones where you can really hear it when the cheap dexys start to kick in

    Aquaman – prefers ‘Dr Jones’ to ‘Barbie Girl’

    J’onn J’onzz – pre-beat pop. Orbison is his god.

  16. The Beast Must Die Says:

    J’onn clearly has the best taste.

  17. bobsy Says:

    And Wonder Woman.

  18. The Beast Must Die Says:

    I do quite like the idea of Wonder Woman listening to Megadeth.

    Reckon J’onn has some unheard Charlie Minugus bootlegs in his batchelor pad.

    Oh god. I want to write a Martian Manhunter comic sooooooooooo bad!!

  19. bobsy Says:

    J’onzz *was* Mingus

  20. mad_arab Says:

    Always get a little sad when it starts winding down :(

    Johnston also did this thing a couple of weeks ago that was called “Rich Johnston’s Iron Muslim,” which I’m sure was putrid, maybe you guys can add it to the list?

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