December 3rd, 2012



Yes yes yes fleshy ones yes it’s Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735. I hear you mewling in the dark and scratching at the windows, scraping your knuckles and drooling with anticipation at the meaty prospects of SILENCE! Well wait no longer. It is upon us. Right now. Now.


<ITEM> The latest updates from the wizard war, in the SILENCE News. Special magickes.

<ITEM> comicscomicscomicscomicscomics as Gary & The Beast cast off and head to the Reviwniverse, with all their pals in tow. But not Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735, oh no. He must man the decks and keep it all running ticketyboo. But that is okay. One day a real rain will come. They talk about FF no.1 (Wow! Marvel Now! Kapow!) Batminc, Nowhere Men, Lot 13, Crossed, Glory (more like ‘gory’ FNAFF FARR FNURR), Hellblazer, All New X-Men, Witchdoctor, Uncanny X-Avengers Men, and there’s a discussion of Walt Simonson’s and Jason Aaron’s Thor, and supergods in general.  Not to mention The Brandon Graham Section with Prophet and Multiple Wargasms (headz).

The SILENT Question comes from ‘a green lantern’ and the answers are…answers? Oh and the Beast talks up new British blackhearted horrorcom Sightseers.

So leave me, Disembodied Narratorbot X-15735, to wallow in 5D pity, as you tuck in to the latest gristly, stringy leftovers that os…SILENCE!


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14 Responses to “SILENCE! #42”

  1. Eyemelt Says:

    Sightseers was a treat. Ben Wheatley also knows his shit when it comes to old school 2000AD!

    Dust on Mars- who’d have guessed?

  2. tam Says:

    My favorite Doctor Strange appearance is probably the Thor : Vikings one, by Garth Ennis and Glenn Fabry. It’s basically Ennis redoing the first Dark Judges story, (with Doctor Strange in place of Anderson) but it is very entertaining and they both handle Strange surpisingly well…

    By the way, I know you don’t normally read 2000 ad, but you ought to read the upcoming Christmas issue, which doubles as a relaunch issue and has one of the strongest line ups for ages

  3. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Yeah? Do tell…although if that lineup includes perennial ho-hopers Sinister Dexter then I shall turn my back on it.

    Sightseers has stayed with me as a very strong film – I particularly like how it creates a believable, self-contained world so that the characters’ actions and motivations make sense. Absolutely stellar central performances.

    Plus, the pot-pourri sex scene made me snort beer out of my nose.

  4. Thrills Says:

    I am going to see Sightseers tonight, which I am more enthusiastic about having heard this podcast (which is, incidentally, making my toil in the Kilt Mines of Scotland pass slightly more quickly. High praise, indeed).

  5. tam Says:

    No sinister dexter, (although he is alas due to return soon) but there’s stuff like the start of Strontium Dog: The Mutant Spring, a new Bill Savage story and Aabsalom and Aquila, (a nifty updating of the old strip Blackhawk) which are both pretty good strips written by Gordon Rennie…

  6. Zig Zag Zig Says:

    You guys must have read the old Englehart Dr. Strange run, yeah? I picked up a cheap copy of the third volume of DR. STRANGE ESSENTIALS. Soon it’ll turn into the Marv Wolfman Experience, but for right now these stories have really got me wondering what the hell is wrong with Marvel. The guy who walks around the Marvel U right now with the name Stephen Strange is definitely not the same guy who overcame death in order to earn the Eye of Agamotto or matched cosmic wits with Eternity himself!

  7. The Beast Must Die Says:

    I fucking love Frank Brunner’s art in that run. So gorgeous.

  8. Thrills Says:

    d-d-d-d-d-days loike televisionnnnnn

    Saw Sightseers, enjoyed it, though the ‘Daily Mail readers’ joke didn’t go down well with the predominantly middle-aged Edinburgh audience. Fucking Edinburgh.

    I keep meaning to buy Brandon Graham’s Multiple Warheids but when I get to the comic shop, I forget what it’s called. I’d ask the staff, but, well, I’m really not going to ask the staff. Note to me: write it in your bloody phone/hand/bit of paper, you prick.

    I think I’ll try and track down some Essential Strange stuff, as I like the idea of the character, but have only ever read one good story featuring him, which was that Ditko/Lee Spidey team-up. ‘Essentials’ sound good, but how does it hold up, minus colour?

  9. Eyemelt Says:

    Ah- just remembered that Doctor Strange/Doom graphic novel, Triumph and Torment, by Stern and Mignola. Lovely.

  10. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Thrills – Life Without Buildings, eh? There’s a nifty collection of Englehart and Brunner you might be able to get second hand…

  11. Thrills Says:

    The Englehart/Brunner stuff seems outwith my price range on the Hated Amazon, but I’ll totally keep an eye open for it, so cheers to this comments thread for the “heads up”.

    And yeah, Life Without Buildings were ace. Sigh.

  12. James W Says:

    FF #1 – I’m somewhere between Bobsy and SilenceCru on this – I did make it past that gruelling opener, but was very disappointed with the remainder. Like BMD sez, not near enough pop – it gets a single issue’s reprieve, for the X-Statix memories.

    Thor #1-2 – I also have a sense of ‘not-quite-there’ness, with this. I don’t think a story called “The God Butcher” should have quite so many in-dialogue instances of the words “God” and “Butcher”, and it generally has that padded-out, light-on-content feel of Modern Marvel. Artwise, Ive Svorcina does a fair Dean White impression on #2, and while I tend not to like painty-comics, Ribic’s pencils do seem best-served by that kind of thing. Inversely! Artist-drawn SFX are always best, but Ribic’s aren’t great. My favourite thing is a particular design element of Old Man Thor that’s too good to spoil here; wish he got a larger portion of each issue.

    Glory #30 – The colouring on these last two issues have really hurt Glory, for me. The writing started strongish (really liked the flash-forward issue), but lately has taken a lean into quirkomedy I’m not enjoying. For instance, the excellent fist-mulching scene you mention is swiftly undermined, both dramatically, and in terms of the story’s internal logic (compare recuperating Glory this issue to where she is at the start of the relaunch). I’ll probably see the thing out, for Ross Campbell.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Does the god butcher have a god butchers selling god meat and god sausages? If so, who are the customers? I guess we’ll have to keep reading to find out!

  14. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Yeah the colouring on Glory has become rather overbearing hasn’t it? Still, Campbell’s art and creature design are enough to keep me reading. Also God Sausages fucking lol.

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