SILENCE! #36

October 22nd, 2012

 

 

Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. AND IT LOOKED LIKE SILENCE!!!

Salutations fleshy ones, it is Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 here again to give you a gentle laugh-sized portion of introductory text to the nation’s podcasting sweetheart, SILENCE! (the 36th installment).

In this episode the two humanoid presentertrons The Beast Must Die and Gary Lactus indulge themselves like a couple of schoolchildrenoids in a sweetshoptrix. Apologies – this is Narratorbot humor. Back home in neo-interspace v2.0 I am comedy legend.

ITEM – SILENCE! News – usual mish mash of second hand stories and ill-formed opinions yes sir.

ITEM – covering pulp pamphlets a-go go, such as:

Godzilla: The Half Century War by James Stokoe (TBMD immortalised plus tangential discussion of Mike McMahon), Zaucer of Zilk from AL Ewing & Brendan McCarthy (with tangential discussion of Sooner Or Later, Dare, Enigma and Mrs Thatcher), Daredevil, Hawkeye, Glory, Wonder Woman (Puns incoming – puncoming?), Justice League (Trevor!), Marvel Now Point One (Marvel WOW!), a discussion of the Curse of Man Vs Comics and continuity, and more more more (not really - Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 cannot lie to the fleshy ones. It is not in his programming, no sir. Dissection of flesh one brains however…)

ITEM – Silent Question comes from bemulletted 90′s also-ran Captain Planet and answers involve Greatest American Hero, The Shadow, and Nick O’Teen (boo hiss no sir).
ITEM - Wowee such sexy big listening times for the fleshy ones! All so exciting, Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735 does not know what to do. It will think clean thoughts and apply the lotion… so please do be joining us for SILENCE! no.36 – hot buttons!

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SILENCE! is proudly sponsored by the two greatest comics shops on the planet, DAVE’S COMICS of Brighton and GOSH COMICS of London.

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22 Responses to “SILENCE! #36”

  1. James Stokoe Says:

    Jesus, that thing swaying its hips does look like Matt Berry.

    I’m glad you enjoyed your SHAAAAAWTOOOOOUT, Mr. The Beast. Of course, I only did it so that I could hear my illustrious name being mentioned on air (and even pronounced correctly, which is a fete of podcasting). Feel free to mention *ME* a whole lot while discussing Brandon’s book next week… there’s a totally ripped, half nude space Centaur in issue #4 whose pectoral tattoo slogan I haven’t *quite* decided on yet.

    And Gentleman Lactus, you have not been forgotten. You should send me a portrait of yourself. I have a plan for your FACE.

    Great show as always, my Muses. Keep making this forevs. If you ever want .pdfs or copies of old books, lemme know.

    PS. I too would let it go to the message machine if it was Captain Planet calling. I keep seeing him in my alleyway, sifting through recycling bins and scowling with his arms crossed, the prick.

  2. Gary Lactus Says:

    Unfortunately my face is copyright infringingly close to that of a certain planet eater. Perhaps I could send you one of my private topless photos.

  3. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Ahh, the Professor of Advanced Godzilla studies arrives to berate his under-achieving students!

    Glad to hear you’re still digging the show.

    You may dismiss the green mullet but have you thought about doing a dark revisionist take on Cap? A bitter, brooding older hero for our ecologically battered new century????? A hero ade up of five middle-aged sad-sacks with various emotional issues and/or drug addictions.

    Just think about is all I’m saying. Put that Orc business on the back burner and concentrate on someting that MATTERS!

  4. James W Says:

    You’re safe on King Ghidorah, at least: he’s a bonafide, Godzilla-munching Toho-beast.

    The new Miss America is from the Casey/Dragotta Vengeance mini series, that came out last yearish? Shamefully I’ve never read any GillKelvie, but Young Avengers is looking great.

    The Daredevil “cover looks like a metaphor, actually happens in the comic” thing keeps cropping up – see also: Cap and DD swapping weapons, Klaw’s body swallowing DD’s, DD paddling the river Styx with his billy club (well, nearly). I only just noticed Gary was quoting the cover when he said “Head comes off of…” – barmy. Just like lovely, lovely SILENCE!

  5. James W Says:

    Zaucer of Zilk was odd in that I found it very enjoyable as I read it, but it left no lasting impression or desire to read the next issue. I was also irrationally annoyed once I realised the art had been squished from 2000AD dimensions…

  6. James W Says:

    OH YEAH AND did you know that Cpt. Planet’s Big Brother castmate Jayce was developed by comics’ ultimate no. 1 super-scab, J. “Before Michael” Straczynski? His best work, if you ask me.

  7. Illusionator Says:

    Great podcast made me smile on an otherwise awful day

    Thank you

    Godzilla Swot x

  8. Richard Baez Says:

    HAWKEYE #4-5 filled in by Javier Pulido. He’s not Aja, but Pulido’s mighty alright. I’m game.

  9. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Yeah no complaints there. JMS did Jayce? How old is that man? of all the people to be immortal…

  10. Rick Vance Says:

    McCarthy did an interview on #85 of The Orbiting Pod and he mentioned there will be a collection of his stuff that is out of print coming out next year by an American independent publisher. He directly mentioned Freak Wave, Skin, Paradax, Rogan Gosh, Strange Days and bits and bobs of other 2000AD stuff that would be in the 250+ page book.

  11. Gary Lactus Says:

    This is exciting and u will go and listen to that podcast at the nearest opportunity.

  12. Illusionator Says:

    Just reading Godzilla Half Century War now. It’s just like being 10 again. It is absolutely bloody marvellous

  13. Rick Vance Says:

    I would totally get Half Century War again if it was like Big Guy & Rusty sized (both of the different sizes.)

  14. tam Says:

    That was the most enjoyable show you’ve done since you went to Port Merrion, probably on account of having so much great new stuff to be enthused about!
    Also i was super psyched to hear Gary broadcasting him from his boudoir which was possibly even more accomplished than his sofa oeuvre. Mr Stokoe’s excellent comics motivated me to watch the original Japanese Godzilla for the first time last week and I was stunned by how good and shocking it was, (considering it was less than ten years after Hiroshima); most interesting film I’ve seen for years AND it’s got monsters in it too! it’s everything Cloverfield miserably failed to be!
    Very tempted to start reading some of those Milligan Hellblazers. At what issue did it start getting really good?

    Also, don’t worry, it looks like the location for your Thought Balloon convention location is getting a hasty (non child-molester associated) rebranding…
    http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2012-10-22/saviles-hall-renaming/

  15. Thrills Says:

    “McCarthy did an interview on #85 of The Orbiting Pod and he mentioned there will be a collection of his stuff that is out of print coming out next year by an American independent publisher. He directly mentioned Freak Wave, Skin, Paradax, Rogan Gosh, Strange Days and bits and bobs of other 2000AD stuff that would be in the 250+ page book”

    That’s actually the greatest news I’ve ever heard, so good that I’m convinced I’m just imagining it, delirious as I am after another day in the creepy environs of the kilt warehouse.

  16. tam Says:

    And you’re so right that it’s a shame Mike McMahon never got a truly great script to draw although The Last American by Wagner and Grant, (apparently they wrote alternate issues) was tantalizingly close to that…

    He’s one of the few artists I’ll buy a comic by regardless of the writer but it’s a real shame he’s mostly had to draw crappy stories by the likes of Chuck Dixon. If only he’d drawn a story or two by, say, James Robinson or Peter Milligan, (which would’ve been a great fit, come to think of it) he’d have the reputation he deserves.

  17. The Beast Must Die Says:

    I wish Muto Maniac from Toxic had finished. Never had a fucking clue what it was going to be about…

  18. sdfgoodall Says:

    Great experimental electronica remix of the Captain Planet theme!

  19. Illusionator Says:

    Still harping on about G:tHCW, like Mr Lactus I loved the look of the AMF teams assigned to different monsters. The attention to detail on them is great. Sure it’s fairly obvious to have pilots for Rodan, submariners for Ebirah and hazmat suits for the Hedorah teams, but the choice of hippies and punks for Mothra and Battra respoectively was really inspoired and in keeping with the Toho mythos (or whatever you want to call it). Mothra as a gentle peaceful protector of the planet, fitting in with the hippy ethos (as it has been remembered), Battra as the younger aggressive destroyer. Ying v Yang, Pacifism v Nihilism, feminine values v male ones (that’s stretching it), but the choice of those 2 is really beautifully thought through I think. Well done Mr S.

  20. Illusionator Says:

    apologies for spelling – bloody sausage fingers and excitement – a dangerous combo…

  21. The Beast Must Die Says:

    I read that as ‘sausage fingers and excrement’.

    Which is fine.

  22. Ales Kot Says:

    “McCarthy did an interview on #85 of The Orbiting Pod and he mentioned there will be a collection of his stuff that is out of print coming out next year by an American independent publisher. He directly mentioned Freak Wave, Skin, Paradax, Rogan Gosh, Strange Days and bits and bobs of other 2000AD stuff that would be in the 250+ page book”

    I’m taking my pants off right now. This requires a proper celebration.

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