May 16th, 2012



And they’re back. The internet’s favourite fancy boys are back from Lactus’ cosmic stag do, with at least an hour and a half of girdle-shattering comic chatter to shake the very firmament! So there! After the usual smart-alecky back and forth, the pericombombulating pair rip through the Silence! News like a couple of Tyrannosaurs on their way home to tea.

And then!


So let’s get down to brass tacks. They talk about the following things in a highly animated fashion:

China Mieville’s (wait, the guy who wrote Moby Dick?) Dial H, Cindy & Biscuit no.2, David Lapham’s Dan the Unharmable from Avatar, Earth 2, Shiny Hake’s Bulletproof Coffin cut-up issue, Daredevil, FF, Andi Watson’s delightful Skeleton Key, GI Combat, Ennis’ Fury, Action Comics, Roger Langridge’s Popeye, Hulk Smash Avengers, and there’s a brief mention of Essential Black Panther (with more to come). But the best bit is when Lactus is forced, like a squirming bug under a magnifying glass, to wade through all the crossover filth he’s been luxuriating in in Crossover Classix with Gary Lactus. Covered are AVX, Wolverine and the X-Men, Spidey/Punny/Daredy’s Omega Dinner, and of course Owlfight in Gotham.

Then, in a special notcomics section those lovable rogues take some time to discuss their recent adventure to Portmeirion (setting of the Prisoner).

So grab your big boy pants, pull your ears out reaaaal far and chow down on this gourmet edition of SILENCE! Hoo HAH!

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23 Responses to “SILENCE! #14”

  1. Cass Says:

    Haven’t listened yet, but I’m hoping TBMD talks about his brush with Robot6 anti-ethics trolls. I read that comments thread the other day, thinking “You should’ve known, you should’ve known better,” although I just fell into the trap myself today. Why, God, why?!

  2. igmus Says:


    Oh that brings back memories. Thanks for that. The Fatboy Slim remix just registered its first play on my iPod in several years.

    That “check it out, one more time, WON’T YOU” quote seems so familiar, and I can hear the exact audio clip in my head, but I’m at a loss. Hopefully someone else can guess it because Google didn’t help me locating the source.

    I’m glad you guys are back. We wee ones were lost without our two fathers. The other children were making fun of us.

    I also have some important news. I have decided to follow Roberson and Langridge and can now announce that I, too, will never do work for Marvel or DC. Of course, I’ve never done any work for them before and am not in the comics industry at all. But, still, my sketch of Thing’s Thing should now fetch a higher price on Ebay, since it will remain as my ONLY Big Two work. I can tell you that this decision was not an easy one. I only hope that others will be as inspired by me as I was by Roberson and Langridge. Now that there are THREE of us who have thrown our hats out of the ring, perhaps that will make it a bit easier for others to make this tough, but necessary, career decision as well.

  3. Zig Zag Zig Says:

    Yeah igmus; I’m with you. This week I have collected my last cheque from both MARVEL and DC for the up-till-now very important work that I have done for them. This is it. The beginning of the end True Believers. This is going to blow the doors off the internet and crack fandom in two. Nothing will ever be the same again. And wait until you see which creator DIES!

  4. bobsy Says:

    Gremlins 2. OMG I can’t believe you didn’t know that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. The Beast Must Die Says:

    No prize for you Bubsy! Except for maybe a sensual back rub next time we meet.

  6. Tam Says:

    Funny you should mention ‘mature’ non vertigo DC comic books, I’m currently reading the later issues of Hitman and one its many pleasures is seeing just how much stuff Ennis includes that I’ve never seen in an ostensibly mainstream US comic book, including troopers swearing like erm.. troopers and the horrific, haunting tale of Tommy’s parents. (i’d also add in passing that I really love the inking; Gary Leach ought to get more credit for his work on the title)
    It’s surprising what creators can get away with if they’re a bit under the radar…

    I think that the internet is desperately missing a song about adventures of Satanus, that cheeky,lovable dinosaur from Flesh if you’re looking for song challenges… Also a tune about Buddy and Lisa would also be cool if anyone actually remembers them these days

  7. igmus Says:

    Aw, and Gremlins 2 seriously was my favorite movie at one point in time! No wonder that sounded so familiar. I can only put my head down in shame. For years I waited and waited for a Gremlins 3, but now I realize that I am such a subpar fan that I never really deserved to get it.

  8. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Gremlins 2 is one of the weirdest ‘blockbusters’ ever. It literally fizzes with post modern glee, and the whole thing is like an insane love letter to Chuck Jones and Tex Avery. Remember when Hulk Hogan stands up in the cinema to threatn the gremlins into restoring the film? 4th wall breaking was never so much fun.

  9. Tam Says:

    Let’s not forget the best 4th wall breaking ever…

  10. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Best. cartoon. Ever.

    I did a homage to that a few years ago:

  11. tam Says:

    Lovely stuff! Talking of your work, I really enjoyed Cindy and Biscuit, which I found in Gosh recently! It caught the flavour of how different the world seems when you’re a small kid as well as Calvin and Hobbes or Just William and Biscuit reminds me of our old dog. More please!

  12. Ad Mindless Says:

    C&B is without a doubt one my favourite comics.

  13. Gary Lactus Says:

    Yeah, I kinda feel like The Beast Must Die is getting the credit for Dan White’s hard work. Let’s not get the two confused, yeah?

  14. Cineworld Brighton Says:

    After listening to your review of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble 3D I’d like to offer Mr. Lactus a 2nd sponsorship opportunity. As the voice of the East Sussex Comic Book Community if you ever want to see any other comic book type films to discuss on the show we’d like to offer you free entry to Cineworld in Brighton. Let me know if you’re interested.

  15. Ad Mindless Says:

    Har har, TMDB loses again

    Brighton rulz

  16. Gary Lactus Says:

    Absolutely, cine, (may I call you cine?). Sounds great. Email me at [email protected] and I’ll happily negotiate free stuff for me and not the beast must die.

  17. The Beast Must Die Says:


  18. Zebtron A. Rama Says:

    Glad you made it back from the Village. As for a challenge…
    Imperious Rex!: The Ballad of Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner.

    Thanks for making with the SILENCE!

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